There are few things more disheartening than looking back at how long it’s been since you last posted on a blog you put so much work into. Of course, I never meant it to be so long, perhaps a few months, no more. But things happened, and for a long time, I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue the blog, and if I did, in what form it would continue.
The great news is that I have decided to continue – for reasons that will soon become obvious.
Although I haven’t posted here, I haven’t been idle trying to gain control over my weight problems. Nor have I stopped researching, learning as much as I can in the hope that there will be answers I can use and share. As a result, I have lots to write about and you’ll be seeing those posts appear over the next few months.
More to the point, the form of this blog is going to change a little, and that’s because of something that I’ve been involved in for the last 12 weeks, and will be continuing for at least the next 12. Some – but not all – of my posts will cover my experiences, what I’ve learned, how I expect to do better, what my progress is. I expect to be some substantial kilos lighter by the end of that 12 weeks, and I hope that by blogging about it as I go, I can better learn and hopefully share things that can help others to have the same success.
I know, it’s a big deal putting it out there, with my name on it, for everyone to see, and as I’ve said before, I’m really not that fond of making my private self so public. But there’s a point where such a quality also makes it too easy to hide my failures. Nobody wants to fail publicly, me included. And I’ve hid my past failure on this particular subject for that very reason. However, I suspect that hiding has contributed to my failure – so this time, I’m going public. I’ll be writing about it, I’ll be honest, and I will do everything I can to succeed.
The other problem with hiding your failures is that you lose the opportunity to share what you learned from them. The Buddhists believe an enemy is their best friend, as it gives them the best opportunity to shine. We all learn way more from falling flat on our faces than we ever do from staying on our feet – so if (when) I fall, I will talk about it, and what I plan to do about it.
Doesn’t make much sense yet? Don’t worry – I’ll get into more detail on my next post. I just wanted to let you know I was still alive and kicking. 🙂
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