Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A plan

Thanks to all of you for your support and input last week. I realize I came across as a little negative. I apologize for that. But I'm grateful to you guys for letting me be who I am.

With that said, I've given a lot of thought to where I am right now. I thought about creating a new goal. I also thought about quitting for good--ignoring this blog and stopping all together.

But I talked myself off that ledge.

So here's what I decided. For the rest of the year, I'm going to give myself a break. No unrealistic goals. No beating myself up. Until January, I'm going to keep working my plan the best I can, exercise when I can. I'm not going to stop.

But I did talk to Dee, my Weight Watchers leader. Until January, I'm going to go to my WW meetings, but I'm not going to weigh in. This isn't an opportunity for me to go crazy. It's just a chance for me to take some pressure off and take care of myself emotionally. That's where I most need it.

I'll still blog when I can. I'll still check in with you guys. I just need to get my head on straight. I've tried tough love with myself. I've tried just saying "screw it" to all of it. Neither worked. So I'm trying this compromise.

I hope you'll still support me. I hope you understand.

And more than anything, I hope I step on that scale in 2013 ready to start a new chapter.


Anonymous said...

Good plan. I am eager to see what the new year brings for you. Enjoy your holidays!

Anonymous said...

Don't give up! You are an inspiration even when you find it challenging to keep going. You look great and you've accomplished so much. Thank you for being a great role model on good days AND on bad days!

Anonymous said...

Eat when you're hungry. Chew your food thoroughly. Stop when you're full. Drink plenty of water whenever you can. Those four things will get you through the holidays without a backslide even if you aren't doing anything else.

Anonymous said...

I think it's important that we all realize we aren't the only ones struggling with these issues and I am so grateful to you for sharing your story. The Holidays are for enjoying family and friends and yes, food so I think it's really smart of you to approach it in this way. Thanks again for sharing and know that you have my support and faith! Good luck and Happy Holidays!!

Anonymous said...

Your plan sounds like a good one! This time of year is stressful enough without having restrictions placed on us! I'm glad you are not leaving us--I would really miss your blog.
I read the blog of a young mother who has stage 4 breast cancer, and her motto is "Do today well". I love that, and am trying to adopt it in my life. Just thought I'd share!



Kellynn18 said...

I agree with the other commenters. It does sound like you need a break from the pressures of weigh loss. Good for you for giving yourself that! I just have to tell you that while you may feel yucky about yourself right now, you are still such a joy to be around. Seeing you last night at CardioFusion enforced to me the light and humor you bring into situations. Even if you don't feel it yourself, you put it out into the world because you are just so wonderful. Enjoy the holidays!