My heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all of you who commented about Chloe. Even though you probably wouldn’t recognize me on the street if you saw me in person, you have taken the time to post your thoughts. I really appreciate that.
Today was weird, I kept thinking I was hearing Chloe meow, or I would check around my feet to make sure I wasn’t going to trip on her. That is going to take some getting used to.
I write this blog for a few reasons. The main one is accountability for myself. Even if no one read this blog, at least I would be putting down thoughts and actions on paper (pixels??) as a reference for me. It has been a long journey, and one that has not ended – and really won’t ever end, as maintenance itself is a journey.
I also understand that other people read this blog for ideas or inspiration or even commiseration. Sometimes that feels like a big responsibility! And you know, it really helps me to stay on track. I don’t think I will ever feel complacent, as I know all too well how easy it is to gain back the weight.
And while I do tough love myself and others, I don’t ever want anyone to think that I feel superior or that anyone else is a failure.
Things are not always easy, I’m not always radiant (although John would probably argue with that a little 😀 ). Letting people know that struggles are okay and a normal part of life. They don’t have to get in the way of your weight loss, and you certainly are not a bad ‘dieter’ if you do struggle at times. At some point, even the most successful maintainer is going to have a difficult period – I triple guarantee it. However, you do have a choice to make, and you can always make an excuse. Those who make the least amount of excuses are the most successful. It’s all about attitude.
I am thinking about making this blog official with its own .com and organizing stuff so that it might be more helpful to others. Maybe in my spare time (!!!!!!!!!)
Well, sorry for the rambling.