It all started late last spring when I felt a nudging to start a blog and write about my weight-loss journey. Oddly enough, it came to me one day while on a run training for my first Half Marathon. (Which I completed June 25, 2011.) You see, I'd already lost all my weight. 133 pounds to be exact. But why didn't I think of blogging about it sooner? I could have been doing it all along. To be honest, it didn't come to me until that spring afternoon when I realized for the first time that I hadn't enjoyed the journey I was on. I was always second guessing myself. Questions kept running through my head. "Can I really do this? Am I doing this? Can I keep the weight off?" I wouldn't even believe it when people told me how good I was looking. My response was often "Nah" or something very similar. Believing in myself was something I wasn't good at, and to this day, is something I still struggle with. (shall I mention it has taken me over four weeks just to get this post out and it It all stems from fear and believing in myself in the blogging world.)
I'm not quite sure where this blog will go and what it will all intail but for now, I needed to just start somewhere, take a leap of faith and just do it! (God wasn't going to leave me alone about this.) It's been a year since I've lost the weight and kept it off and A part of me has felt the need to "pay-it-forward" and get my story out there....whether it's just for me, or whether it's to help and inspire someone else. Who knows?
I must just warn you now, I'm terrible with grammar and not always good at expressing myself, but am willing to put all that aside to accomplish what I feel has been heavy on my heart for quite some time.
So, with God on my side, here we go. It's time I go back, re-live some things through my own writing and find joy in the journey!