Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MIA

So it's interesting, I haven't posted in who knows how long, and I had forgotten that I hadn't even gotten around to it until Lyn sent me a comment today. I greatly appreciate her remembering me and coming by to check in on me. Which is something noone else has done. It's not that I went MIA to see who would notice... I went MIA because I continue to be a fatass and gorge myself with stupid foods that contain little to no nutritional value. That's why I've been MIA.

This place is a wonderful community if you're doing well, and pretty good still, even if you publicly struggle, but it's easy to be forgotten about if you drop off the blog world for a little while. I know I am guilty of it too, not checking in on people in my google reader that have been missing for a little while... but those people are probably the ones who need the encouragement the most. Those are the ones who need to feel a team of people behind them, pushing them up out of the black hole. They're the ones who need to feel supported & need to feel like others believe they can actually succeed.

Because right now, I don't. And I don't even care.

12 comments:

Lyn said...

Hey Teale, I do believe in you. I remember when I first found your blog, how stunning your pictures were. It really helped spur me on to DO it, because I wanted results like I saw in you.

Yeah, it's hard when we "drop off." It is SO HARD to get a grip and get back on track, but please remember it is worth it. YOU are worth it. You are a beautiful person, Teale, and your happiness is being sapped by the food demons. Try and remember how good you felt before. I know it is killer hard. But there are lots of people who care about you and how you're doing. People just tend to stop looking for posts for awhile when it seems a blogger is taking a break. Ya know? But people do care.

Here's one hand reaching out to you, to haul you back to sanity. I care. Let's be healthy together and reach our goals. {{{hugs}}}

Heather said...

I think its not that people dont notice, but that they dont realize that you are not blogging because you are struggling. sometimes I dont write for a while because I just dont have much to say, but am ok. others dont because they are having a hard time of it. but we are here, and unless we know you are having a hard time, we want to always hope that you are doing well and are just busy. so try to check in, even when things sucks. so often people want to present themselves like they are doing so well, but the reality is, this is your place and if you are having a hard time, say so! there are more people here than yo urealize that care about you and want you to succeed. and we KNOW that you can and will. no one said this is easy and the longer you have been off track, the harder it is to get back in there. But the fact that you still check in here even to say that things sucks, means that you still care. so dont give up on yourself, because we all havent yet!

Twix said...

:( cries

I'm struggling to care right now too, Teale. This is hard! But this is something I do know. That you can do this. If it's what you want. And that's the key. What is it that you want? If you want to do this (the weight loss), keep going. If you don't want to do this, then stop. But find a sense of peace no matter what you decide you want. And don't feel bad or guilty about either deciscion. I think most would agree life is a struggle. I say peace comes form within. We have to be at peace with ourselves. Honestly there is no easy way out. If we continue being this heavy, are we not going to struggle with it? The same with choosing to lose. It's a struggle too. Maybe it's harder for us to lose because the struggle is different than the one we are accustomed to. If it's what you want don't give up. Just don't give up! I look at this way. We are still learning the ropes of our new struggle. We must learn to ride the bicycle before we can go around the block like a pro. And I care about you! (((hugs))) I want you to be at peace with whatever you decide!

and don't forget...

We can do this! Yes we can! You can do this! Yes you can! I know we can! I know you can! Yes! Yes! Yes! We can!

Chubby Chick said...

Hey, girl. I've been MIA for awhile, too... and today is the first time in weeks that I've posted on my blog or even read anyone else's. I just wasn't "feelin' it," if you know what I mean.

Hang in there. You are NOT alone. We all struggle from time to time. And I know it's totally corny... but remember... this is a "journey not a sprint." I do believe in you... and I do believe that you will succeed in your weight loss efforts. Just take it one day at a time... and do the best that you can each day. That's all any of us can do.

Let's do it together, Teale. Let's start fresh right now and begin to become the fit and healthy women that we've always longed to be. We can do it!!! :)

Craft Junkie said...

Not a thing is different...you just have to let me know you've subscribed if you're using your google reader. :)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Well... I noticed... And I missed you too! I love your blog! We all go through tough times... and it's hard to blog through them, I know, but that's when you need your blog the most!

lifeshouldbestereo said...

I know what you're saying Teale. But just because people don't comment, doesn't mean they don't think of you. At least that's how it works for me. I often read other blogs, but then for one reason or another don't comment at that moment. I started blogging for me, and not necessarily to make contact with others (although that is of course a fabulous side-effect of the blog world).
Please know that I am thinking of you and I am pretty much in the same place as you weight-loss wise (just not feeling it right now). It's tough but I remain confident that we will get going again!
hugs

Katschi said...

Hi Teale,
I see from your progress pics that you've already come a long way!
I think quite a few of us lost our ooomph since the start of the year but now's the beginning of the second half and we can begin anew. I see you haven't posted in a while...I hope this doesn't mean you've given up!
Dust yourself off and come back...

Lyn said...

Just wanted to send you some positive thoughts. I don't have your email addy, so I will send them here.

It just takes one step to be moving in the right direction :)

Hugs.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Actually, I dropped by a couple times, but saw no updates. I should have commented. Bad me. :(

I'm glad you posted this. I dropped off my blog for a while, so I know how life interrupts--or depression, or discouragement, or stress, or whatever.

Do read Lyn's latest. She's very motivational, and some days, when I totally wanted to dive into a gallon of junk food, she saved me from doing it by her inspiration.

Every day, girl, every day. New start.

We're all gonna have ups and downs. The downs suck, but there you go. Inevitable.

Hope you start to care again. Really...

The Princess

Chubby Chick said...

Hi, Teale. I just wanted to drop by and say "hi" and that I'm thinking of you and rooting for you. We can do this, girl! I know we can! :)

EVA said...

hi teale!! i just want to let you know that i HAVE been checking in on your blog waitin for your next entry...i had no idea you were having a hard time...maybe just busy with that 5k...

i was mia until recently too...like months mia....and when i came back and checked on everyone else....a lot of people had disappeared too. like a blogger ghost town. it's so hard. i've felt the same way so many times. keep hanging in there!