I’m still here!!! Trust me, going this long without blogging won’t happen again. A whole string of reasons why I haven’t been blogging from computer troubles to laziness to lack of thoughts in this small mind of mine.
The last couple of days it has been nagging at me that I haven’t been blogging but each time I thought to blog, I was wrapped up doing something else. So what better time to blog than in the middle of cleaning my daughter’s room? I’m a great procrastinator and there is nothing that I dislike more than housework so as I was going through the million things that have accumulated on her floor since the last cleaning, I thought now is the perfect time to sit and write.
It’s funny; when I originally started blogging I really didn’t have an idea on how many people would read it or if I would have an impact on people. The blog if anything has put more pressure on me (and if you remember, I don’t react well to pressure) because I feel like I have to eat perfectly and lose every week in order to inspire people. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize that this is not the case.
For example, I was grocery shopping about a month ago when one of the cashiers (I won’t use their name because I’m not sure they would be comfortable with it but they know who they are!) recognized my name from my air miles card and told me how they loved reading my blog. As we talked, I realized it had nothing to do with whether I was successful or not, it was about the truth and honesty in my thoughts that made them realize that we are all the same.
I have to say; I was surprised to learn that two of my blog fans were males! Not surprised that males would read it but that they would admit it J I’m sure it had something to do with the bra story that got them hooked (Kidding!!) but again made me realize that men and women are alike when it comes to weight loss. Now ladies, I know what you’re thinking, they can lose it so much faster but I can tell you that just because they can lose it faster doesn’t mean that they don’t struggle with the temptations just like we do.
Just today when I turned on my computer to start blogging I had two new messages on my facebook. One sent at 11:43am and the other at 11:45am by two different people recognizing that I hadn’t posted a blog in a while. Call it a sign or a coincidence but it reminded me that people aren’t looking to read about my perfection, they are looking for that one place they can go whether they are having a good day or a bad day and realize that they truly are not alone and that whether we’re big, small, male, or female in the end we’re all human and we’re not perfect.