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New Weight Loss Project

I had a look back at my last post…it’s been a while since that one. Wow. Anyway, as is habit for me I decided to start another project. This one relates to my weight loss. And rather than write about it, I’ve opted to make it a podcast (for now).

21 to Go - A personal weight loss journey
Cover art for my new project

I’m calling it “21 to Go“, which refers to the number of pounds I have left to lose until my first goal (230 pounds). This isn’t a how-to podcast, or tips for losing weight. It’s a personal journey, something that could be helpful to other people – but mostly me.

In my experience – both with weight loss and with epilepsy – reading or hearing someone else’s experience has been helpful. This is especially true if this hypothetical person is similar to me both physically and situationally. This is why I’m sharing it with other people, but the primary goal for this project is to hold myself accountable and have somewhere to record my progress. Plus, I like making podcasts.

Part of this idea came out of wanting to create a new podcast. I’m not entirely satisfied with Alternative Airwaves (though I’m going to try to keep blogging) and The Slow Reader (but I’m going to keep reading), and some of that is because I don’t update them consistently enough. I guess because I’m no longer interested in the projects. Although with The Slow Reader, the issue I have with that one is it’s not the podcast I wanted it to be, so I guess dissatisfaction is in play here too.

With 21 to Go, I know going in that this is a short-episode podcast that I can update fairly easily. Even if I’m not able to use my podcast equipment I can always record a quick episode from my phone and upload it with ease and still have a product that’s of decent quality. I’m also incorporating some aspects of my other podcasts – I’m putting in music excerpts in some instances, and talking about things that keep me from focusing about weight loss 100% of the time (reading, for example).

I’m only two episodes in, and already I like the product I’ve put together. It still takes some editing so that you don’t hear my breath all the time, AND there are a few editing processes I want to try out to make my voice sound better.

My wife put the bug in my ear to do something with Instagram as well, which is why I made the cover art more generic than simply “A weight loss podcast”. So who knows? Maybe I’ll play with different media. That might be fun, too.

So we’ll see where this goes. I hope to keep it up until I at least reach my initial goal.

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