Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm Still Here

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!

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  1. Normal, really are you suppose to be normal :) I love your posts and I am glad you had some down time to be able to reflect and enjoy your family. It is hard having a child in ICU; I had a preemie in the NICU 28 years ago and it still makes me teary eyed thinking about it. Growing times and blessings. I was so happy to finally meet you. You are such an inspiration and great example to me. Have a wonderful weekend Paige. :)

  2. I've missed you! You inspire and are encouraging! Welcome back!

  3. So glad to see you are OK. Yep, we all struggle so do what you need to do to take care of yourself and post when you can. What a great start to Thanksgiving -- hiking! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Hi Paige,
    I have recently started reading your blog, you are a very inspiring person and full of energy and enthusiasm.Every once in a while each one of us needs to take a break, prioritization or just sit back and enjoy the fruits of labour. Glad to know that your son is well.
    Keep running n writing!

  5. Glad to hear that all is well in your world! May your CHRISTmas season be filled with blessings!!!!

  6. I read your blog regularly but have never commented. I was worried about you - seems strange to worry about someone you've never met - but I was relieved and happy to see your post today. We all need moments of rest and reflection and you don't "owe" your readers anything. However, I do look forward to reading more of your thoughts as they are always encouraging and inspiring.

  7. Sometimes you just need a break from things...all sorts of things. I've been neglecting my piano, but it's time to get back at it:)
    Glad to see you're still blogging, though!
    My Running Shortz

  8. Wonderful to hear from you! I was worried about you and as Daphne mentioned above, that does seem odd when we've never met. But your blog has meant so much to me and you had been so consistent in posting that as is my usual style I went all "worst case scenario". So I'm just glad for your check-in post, and also wish your son continued healing. Have a wonderful holiday with your family. ~Corinne

  9. I, too, have wondered if something was amiss with your weight glad to hear you are doing well and staying strong. I would love to read a post about how you were able to stick to your weight loss plan through the holidays. Hope you and your family will have a wonderful merry Christmas.