Good Morning Everyone!
I want you to know that this blog has been a huge help to me in my journey to lose weight. I appreciate all the wonderful people I’ve met through this blog. I continue to be amazed by the stories I have heard of people fighting this battle. I know how hard it is and we often feel like we are not going to overcome the obstacles in our way. It definitely can be overwhelming but I also know there is hope.
When I started this blog, one of my primary goals was to give hope to others as well as to myself. That is still what I hope more than anything for those out there who are struggling with this same life threatening issue of obesity that I have battled for so long. In the past 2 years, I’ve lost 240 pounds and regained my life on many levels. At the same time, I’ve found that there are new struggles we deal with after massive weight loss that sometimes bring new issues into our lives. In the end, it seems we fight a battle on more levels than we realize when breaking free. I still believe, though, that we can make it if we don’t give up.
I’ve struggled a lot for the past several months to maintain my focus and keep going. I’ve slipped and fallen many times back into bad habits. I’ve let other things take my focus away from what should be important. It’s taken me close to a month to finally eliminate the sugar I had let creep back into my life. For the first time in awhile, I’m back on track with food. I’ve lost 11 pounds of the regain with 7 more to go to get back to my lowest weight. I plan to continue seeking after that freedom which eluded me for so long. I want to make sure that never again will I fall so deeply into food addiction that it threatens to claim my life.
For the next few months, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from blogging. Since I started my blog 2 years ago, I have never taken a break. The blog has been a lifeline to me at times connecting me with others who walk the same path and allowing me to see that I’m not alone. For personal reasons, I need to take some time off from my blog. I don’t intend to disappear forever nor will I take the blog down. I plan to return January 1, 2014. In the meantime, I’m going to go on somewhat of a ‘Sabbatical’ in my life. A leave of abscence from all social media to just rest and refocus. I’ve been highly involved in social media, blogging, etc for the past 2 years. I think every now and then we have to just unplug from everything and take a break to reassess and recharge.
In the world of blogging, many blogs die especially those in the weight loss community because as we all know sometimes it becomes hard to maintain the fight. I don’t want you to think my blog has “died” or that I’ve given up the fight. That is why I write to you now to ensure that you know my break from blogging is just one piece to the puzzle of me continuing the journey which sometimes includes taking a break from things. I intend to take the next few months to renew my goals, rest and recharge for the future. Even though I will not blog for a few months, I will continue to update my weight loss ticker to the right whenever I lose weight.
In the meantime, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate all the prayers, feedback and support I have been given. I will continue to pray for all of you out there fighting this battle.
Remember to never lose hope. If we don’t quit, we CAN win!