I can run 5, 10, 15, or 20 miles like nothing. I can work out 7 days a week multiple times per day like nothing.

But dieting is hard.

Dieting trying to lose weight is hard. Dieting trying to maintain a weight is hard. It’s all hard.

I love food. I’m addicted to food. I’m obsessed with food.

I need food to survive. I need food to live. I need food for fuel. I need food to recover. I need food to be strong and healthy.

And the more active I am, the more I move, the more I run, and the more I train, the more I burn and hungrier I am.

It’s a vicious cycle. I’m damned if I do, damned if I don’t.

There’s not much worse of a feeling than being hungry.

We can gain weight eating too much “healthy” food. We’re constantly tempted with food. There’s food everywhere. We easily overdo it and lose our balance.

If you are dieting and trying to lose weight or dieting to maintain a certain weight, it’s hard. There’s not doubt about it. It’s a struggle. The struggle is real.

If you’re against weighing yourself, that’s fine. It’s not the only thing. It’s not the most important thing. But it’s a piece of the puzzle.

And if you’re against using the word dieting and want to call it living a “healthy” lifestyle, that’s hard too.

Being healthy and strong takes a lot of time and work. Taking care of ourselves takes a lot of time and maintenance. It’s hard. But it’s important. And it’s worth it.