I’ve not by any means turned into a gym rat - my husband is the one who is in the gym before 7 am on most mornings (gag), but I have been consistently walking every day. I even bought some new tennis shoes…and if I am shoe shopping, you KNOW I mean business. I loathe shopping in any and all forms. The past few days I have even noticed that I am able to walk further and faster without getting lower back spasms (which was a big issue for me previously). It’s the small things that are keeping me going since 1. I have yet to notice a difference in the way my clothes fit and 2. This time around I am not weighing myself regularly. I’ve done it weekly in the past and have felt discouragement rather than motivation from the results - even if it was a loss. This time I might do it monthly…or I might just tell myself that as long as I am doing what I know to be healthy and good, I won’t let the scale control me. We’ll see. Chances are I will have to look.
Back to the reason for the hiatus. I’ve had some form of writer’s block or something. I feel as though I’ve said all that can be said about my struggle with dieting and weight loss. Not that I have mastered anything or become an expert on my own brain and how it works, but I have exhausted the basics. I can journal about my bad days and good days…but that’s not interesting reading. I’ve not felt strongly one way or another about things to write about.
My best friend has a blog. Hers is a real blog. She’s like filet mignon and I’m like Salisbury steak (which I love by the way). She’s been getting around 10k hit’s a day for the past few weeks. Including you, I have about 10 (without the k). OK…maybe a few more than that, but I’m no Wordy Woman (shameless plug here - www.awordywoman.com). But anyway, she did something crazy. She prayed about her blog. She prayed that God would increase traffic to it and that He would lead her in her efforts to know what to write about. Once she did that, her page hits more than doubled in one week. God is nuts. He even controls the internet.
I really enjoy writing this blog. I find it cathartic. I also feel like it gives me a chance to connect with people who have the same issues I do on a lot of different levels. When I started it, I did use the tag line, “shedding emotional, physical, and spiritual weight.” I feel like for the first year I mainly focused on the physical weight part. I am going to take a play from the Wordy Woman’s play book and pray about it but I think the next step is going to be tackling some of the spiritual and emotional baggage this year. It’s all tied together anyway.
I’m excited to get back into writing again. It might be a few weeks before I post again or it might be tomorrow. I’m going to just have an open mind and an open heart and see where God leads it.
Thanks for sticking with me this far (all 10 of you)!