Saturday, July 30, 2011


My name is Josh and I am a food addict.

Welcome to my online journal.  I have thought long and hard of how I want to use this platform.  I am addicted to food, and throughout the last year I have been heavily affected by my struggles with food addiction.  It is my intention to use this journal as a means to get my feelings, emotions, struggles, fears, and achievements down on paper.

There probably won't be much structure to how I write it.  Some of it will be boring weight check ins and food logs, but I intend on spending more time writing about the emotional side of the addiction.  I invite you to join me on this journey.  I understand that some of you may be in a situation similar to mine and some of you are just here to read along from time to time.  But whatever your purpose is in being here, please know that you are welcome.

I must make it known that in no way am I a medical professional, and I do not endorse any diets, products, meal plans, or exercise regiments.  The meal plan that I follow has been suggested to me by a licensed dietician, but it is not designed for everyone.  If you are in a situation where you want to follow a healthy eating plan, I encourage you to consult a medical doctor or licensed nutritionist/dietician before beginning a new eating plan.  I do, however, encourage you to feel free to comment and post ideas and suggestions, and share your struggles or achievements as you embark on your own individual journeys.

Also, please understand that I will not only talk about eating and food.  This is a journal that is really about my life, all aspects of it.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.  :)  I am on a journey to find happiness and peace in my life.  I am not on a diet.  This is a lifestyle change, not a diet.

I have been heavier than I am today, and I've also been much smaller than I am today.  I learned a lot the first time I went through a significant weight lost, and I learned even more having put the weight back on.  I learned first and foremost that this is going to be something that I will never fully overcome.  It takes a lot of hard work to overcome addiction.  But I feel like I am ready to finally give it a shot.  Onward we go.