I know many of you have wondered where I've gone and why I've stopped posting lately. Just to clarify, no I haven't stopped because I've decided eating healthy isn't for me and I don't want to do it anymore. No I haven't been gaining all my weight back and are afraid to blog. In fact, here is my scale weight as of this morning.
(So, it was early and I used my phone upside down. Whoops. Basically, it says 146! Very NORMAL for me as I am usually anywhere between 143-147.)
No, I haven't stopped blogging because I'm afraid I won't be able to keep the weight off and am just giving up. Nope, none of the above is true so you can put your mind at ease.
I really don't know that I have a good answer as far as why I haven't been blogging. I actually enjoy blogging about my journey. It's therapy for me. It excites me. It makes me feel good to share my story with others and it makes me even more happy to hear about your progress and your own journeys.
I know October was a hard month for me mentally, which had nothing to do with my weight-loss journey. It was the year mark of a time where my son was seriously ill in the hospital and spent a week in ICU and then some. Just the memories that would often come flooding back through my mind (and they still do) of those days spent there and how scary things were for him and our family during that time have left me a little bit in reserved mode these days. Even though the outcome was wonderful and I'm so grateful God saw fit to let him stay with us, the whole experience, as beautiful as it was, certainly has seemed to shake my world a bit.
Don't worry, I think I'll be back to regular posting soon. Just trying to get up again and keep moving forward. The good news is, I've found great peace in my moments of exercise. It brings me joy to know that my health is good, and that my body is able to do such amazing things. I'm finding it important to share this post with you so you can see that I too am very normal. I struggle. I have hard times.
Just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean I haven't been doing what I always do. Here's a picture of a great hike we took up Rattlesnake Ridge, Thanksgiving morning while in Seattle. (It was about 2 miles up, a great view, and the two miles down.)
Here's to hopefully another post in the near future!