Friday, May 15, 2009

Thank you

I don't think I have written very much about my downs over the last few months, mostly the ups. That isn't to say that there hasn't been plenty of bumps and doubts and feelings of failure, but mostly I wanted to focus on the positive on stuff that could be useful to others. And partly because I've been frustrated recently with this blog the focus of my animosity.

I haven't exactly been measuring my progress by kilo's lost but by how I felt about myself and exercise and food. Looking back the changes have been phenomenal. One year ago I certainly wouldn't have imagined that I would love going for a walk each day so much so that if I had a tail it would be wagging furiously each morning in anticipation. But despite the really good changes, I haven't been able to move past the desire to lose weight. And unfortunately that just stopped happening aka the plateau.

Trying to write in this blog reminded me of that every day and I felt like I was failing and it annoyed me a lot. I didn't want to be here, because I didn't want to think about how nothing was happening. But because of you dear readers I didn't want to give up on this blog, which would have meant giving up on myself too. It would have meant that I probably would have returned to my old habits because I could justify that this was just the way my body was and no amount of exercise or diet could improve it. I've finally pushed past the plateau although it did involve sacrificing my share of the most divine chocolate cake, but now I think it was worth it. I'm so glad I didn't give up and I wanted to thank you all for reading. Knowing you were out there has made a big difference and I really appreciate all your nice comments. I hope I can return the favour. Have a wonderful weekend :-)


  1. Well, for me, you already have returned the favor! And I hope you don't mind too much, I linked to your post from yesterday in my post today. Congratulations on the break-through! I am glad that your blog has helped you. I know it has helped others!! ;-)

  2. Favour returned. In this one post. I'm in a similar place and blogging really does keep me putting one foot in front of the other some days. I guess the thing is I do want to lose weight. Sometimes I think, despite all the wonderful changes I make and the progress in other areas, it is the kilos that count in the end. Congrats on breaking through the plateau, it's inspirational :)

  3. Hugs. There are SO MANY times I can think of that blogging and other bloggers just made my day completely.

    Also I am completely with you on that wagging tail for walking :)

    - Sagan

  4. Blogging is really a full circle huh?! There really is something great about finding community & support. Ours just so happens to be on-line, huh?! One day, we should convince all the airlines in the world to let all bloggers ride for free and then we could plan ONE MASSIVE bloggin' meet up! Ha!!

  5. Don't stress about blogging. If you start talking about all the other great things happening in your life, then you would not associate blogging with weight loss and failing. Good job on skipping that chocolate cake.

  6. congratulations on weathering the storm! I'm not the only one who's thrilled you're still here and still thinking of the positives!

  7. Patty - No problem, thanks for the link.

    Berni - The kilo's are frustrating no matter how great other things are. But keep at it and good luck.

    Sagan - Thanks for the hug!

    Jen - Blogging is funny like that. Have you asked the airlines?

    Small Steps to Health - Will do that and set other goals.

    Cammy - Thanks!



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