Sunday 28th October, 2018
Thanks for joining, and welcome to my blog! I’m JaseyBaz.
I’m new to all of this. So when you reach this page, it may be quite simple. No icons, pictures etc. If I continue blogging, I’ll aim to change that at some stage.
It’s actually my first blog. Ever. And it’s not something I’ve ever thought of doing until about a week ago.
I don’t follow blogs, their writers or contribute to forums. I read them, often select parts of them, when I’m looking for an answer to something specific, usually.
I have Facebook – but I rarely post. When I travelled overseas, I posted my adventures, somewhat out of obligation to my friends, to let them know what I was doing and where I was.
I have Instagram, which I never use. Interestingly enough, I have a few followers, who I have no idea who they are. I’m sure I don’t know them, and they don’t know me. And why they’re following a basically blank Instagram account bewilders me.
I’ve never used Twitter, and I can’t be certain that I can use “at” symbols and hash tags appropriately.
Why am I blogging?
So, why am I blogging? Well, perhaps I should give some credit to my fabulous co-worker Rodrigo. While we were working together about three weeks ago, he spoke of a man’s blog that he follows. That someone reportedly gave up caffeine, drugs and using an online dating app, and the blog was his experience and reflections of giving these things up. Rodrigo followed this man’s blog.
I’ve been struggling with consistency in my life with regards my diet and exercise for some time. I go through spurts of doing what I perceive as really well, and then something changes – a new job, a change in schedule, a house move, some strong emotions, a bad head space, an excuse – and I stop doing so well. I’ll stop, and find it hard to get going again. Not unheard of in the human community, I believe!
I go through stages of eating out too much, not eating healthy foods, overeating, and consistently over the past I don’t know how long, I’ve been eating too much sugar and sugary foods. I love my sweet things, especially after a meal. I grew up always having dessert after an evening meal. I’ve been watching my belly grow bigger, and I’m not happy with it. It’s not the outer layer of fat – I pinch that, and I don’t think it’s too bad. It’s on the inside, underneath the muscle. I believe this is visceral fat, as my doctor mentioned once, fat around the organs, and apparently it’s not healthy.
It’s as if the more I want to stop eating so much sweet stuff, the more I end up eating it.
Okay, so just to get this straight, I can be a bit of an all-or-nothing guy. I’m relatively fit, and I don’t think I’m terribly overweight or anything. But I’m not happy with my look and my habits, and I want to change, and I have for some time without any solid success or action. In fact, sometimes my desire to change by itself has resulted in me doing more of what I don’t want to do. I’d heard about the Keto Diet, and the idea of no sugar and quick fat loss are attractive to me – in my mind they are intertwined. So I started investigating the Keto Diet online.
I’m editing this post on Sunday 28th October, 2018. And here I am, on day 8 of a Keto Diet.
The reason I’m blogging, is that I want to share my experience of trying and being on this diet with someone, or a few people, and document it. When I was chatting to Rodrigo that day, an interest in blogs and bloggers was sparked in me. A sudden but subtle curiosity about blogging an experience and sharing it with others arose. And there was an undercurrent of fascination that someone could, or would. follow a stranger’s blog – I’d never really thought about this before.
At this point in my life, I feel like I need to try new things and take some risks, including emotional risks. When I decided to commit to trying a Keto Diet, I set up a page, this page, and 8 days later I’m finally posting. To me, this is a risk. It opens me up to criticism, to opinion, and I don’t know if the thought of no readers or lots of readers is more scary.
By my current thinking, if I continue to blog further into the future once this diet is over, I’ll write about some other things going on in my world.
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