So, I wonder how many times you can re-start something and still believe that you can follow thru with it. Today I made a decision to take back control of the one thing that I can have control of, the food I put into my mouth. I was about thirty pounds down, I had found a home in the Mamavation Sistahood, in my weekly Weight Watchers meetings, and in this blog space. When the news came that my sister’s leukemia had returned I dropped it all and walked away. Since then, I have experienced many mini traumas that have postponed my return to reality. It has begun to feel obvious that life is always going to throw curveballs, and they are not meant to be excuses.
Today, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, and pretty alone so I made a very important decision. I am going to pick up my toys and get back to work. I phoned a friend and asked her to be a Weight Watchers buddy, and this post is the equivalent to phoning the entire Mamavation Sistahood. My good friend, Shelly Oz, reached out to me in my last and only post in months, and reminded me that I could stop reaching out to my Sistahs, but they were still going to be there for me.
On Wednesday, I will meet with my primary care doctor and an Endocrinologist to address some issues I have been having with blood sugar. I anticipate these appointments will give me all of the motivation I will need to attend the Noon Weight Watchers meeting with gusto. Now, if I march my 300 pound butt into the doctor and she tells me I don’t need to lose weight, I might have to re-think this plan. Otherwise, I have everything set up to begin my journey with a little more knowledge, and a whole lot of support. Wish Me Luck!!
August 22, 2011 @ 4:27 am
I’m wishing you the best of luck with your doctor appointments and marching in to that noon WW meeting. The support of your drs, WW buddy, & mamavation will get you heading on that path you have been missing.
We all care about you and the struggles you have been going through. I’m sorry they have been so much and taken you away from certain lifestyle changes. You can do this! We are right there with you. Big hugs!
August 22, 2011 @ 7:51 am
Very honest and inspiring post. Also incredibly well-written. Thank you for sharing and I wish you the best of luck on your journey.
August 22, 2011 @ 11:18 am
Glad you have jumped back on to our roller coaster ride. We all have to recommit every so often that’s just life 🙂 glad you’re taking the first steps and like Shelly said we are always here for you
August 22, 2011 @ 2:51 pm
I love that you put it all out there. We’re all here for you. Sending love and support you way. No matter what!
Shelley Oswald (@Momma_oz)
August 22, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
I ADORE you. and am here. no matter what. you can’t get rid of me. there’s no ointment to remove me from your world, so for better or for worse, you’re stuck with me 🙂 (I should totally pitch that to hallmark)
I continue to send loving thoughts your way … that and BIG SQUISHY HUGS. as to your opening question, you can start over a million times, and if that doesn’t work, go for a million and one. The only failure is when you stop trying so let’s go mama! We’re in this together 🙂
Katrina - @craftsbykatie
August 22, 2011 @ 4:57 pm
Shelley is right. We will always be here for you. I was so excited when I saw your tweet saying you’re back. I’m so sorry to hear about what’s been going on and I feel bad that I haven’t been giving you hugs and support through all of it. Welcome back, hon. We’re all here for you.