Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm Back

And I never should have left!

I enjoy the muscle aches and fatigue after a good workout, but not before. Whatever hit me knocked me right out of my workout routine and right back into very bad (but familiar) food habits. I "lurked" for a few days and made a few comments but then stayed away. Its so much easier for me to support others than to admit I was struggling and needed support (or a great big kick in the backside) myself.

I did weigh-in on Monday and gained 2 lbs. Not bad and I expected a gain at somepoint....just not this early. Tomorrow's the day to weigh-in again - I'm expecting a gain. Probably a huge one. But I'm back and I'll post the gain.

We all know this is hard, but for the first several weeks things were going so well it seemed almost easy. I've been down this road too many times - I should have known the struggle (or worse) was just around the corner. I stayed away due to denial and feeling like a failure (again) - and that I had let down those following my blog. I think the REAL way I let everyone down was not posting about how I was struggling. In this wt-loss blogging community I've been inspired, challenged and supported - but this only truly works if I all share my entire journey - the struggles and setbacks as well as the victories.

While my blog is about weight loss and the journey life-long, the real journey is about life.


  1. glad you are back!! Sorry you havent been feeling well...Cannot wait to hear it all!! the entire journey the struggels the set backs as well as the victories!! As you said the real journey is about life!!!

  2. Hi. Yes it's difficult to keep blogging when things aren't going well. But people can only offer their support in the tough times if you let them know what you're going through.

    Don't think you have let anyone down. You're back in the saddle again now and we're all cheering you on.

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  3. It's good to see you are back!

  4. Welcome back.

    Blog the good, the bad, the indifferent. Get your story out there, it's theraputic. (And helpful to others!) If you struggle, reach out--we're here to support you.

    There's always a honeymoon period. When that's over, the hard work begins. I sometimes fake it until I make it when rough times hit.

    You can and will do this! Blog every day, we'll read it!

  5. You have to remember who your 'audience' is here. We've all been through this or are going through it. We'll help you when you're down. We'll cheer you on when you're doing great. And we'll kick your ass when you need it. But most of all, we'll understand everything you're going through - the good, bad and ugly.

    Now get your crap together before I hunt you down and give you the flogging of your life! And I'll do it too. Ask around. hehehe

  6. Here's to LIFE with all it's ups and downs!

  7. I totally understand taking time off when you're down. Last week was the same for me too. I gained 1.2. Why is that so hard to admit?

    I think I need TjRenee to come give me a flogging when I do that!