Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What's going on

I haven't written a HYC checkin in awhile, and this week is no different... instead, I give you this:

Kathy just wrote a great post that you should check out. It talks about how so many of us stop blogging just because our weight loss efforts (or lack thereof) have stalled. Maybe some get tired of just focusing on counting points, calories, whatever, and blogging about how they're doing with that. She challenges us to still write about our lives, even when we're not writing about weight-loss. We come to appreciate our blogger friends b/c of who they are as people, not how they're doing with their weight loss efforts. Maybe we started reading them because we had that one link in common, but over time, we care about them more than just that tiny aspect of their life.

So, I'm blogging. I keep another blog that I write about my daily life in, but if you don't read that (and I believe only one of you does b/c it's on a site that you have to have an account or reader password to access), then you might not even know much about me and what's going on in my life. So let's change that. I'm going to write a brief little synopsis of things, and if you have any questions or things you'd like to know about me or want me to share, ask away... everythign is fair game!

I am 24 years old, and I live in central Illinois. I have a degree in psychology, but I work in a job where it's not required, nor does it pay well. This has me down in the dumps recently, and until I find something new & rewarding, I highly doubt I will be able to focus on anything weight-loss related.

2008 started out as a really rough year for me. I was supposed to be married in March, but 2 months before the wedding, my ex-fiance called things off. There was quite a bit of drama surrounding this, which involved him getting a domestic battery charge & spending a bit of time in jail for that & for violating my restraining order. Thankfully he's no longer in my life. Shortly after that drama ensued, I met a wonderful man named Eddie. He and I have been dating for a little over 4 months, and I honestly have never in my life been happier with a partner. I won't deny that I did love my ex-fiance, but I didn't really know what it was like to love someone like I love Eddie. It's totally different, and was definately worth all the heartache I've suffered in the past to finally have someone like him.

I have a variety of hobbies that include reading, scrapbooking, crocheting, letterboxing (look that one up!), and just about anything else creative that I can get my hands on. I have a habit of starting projets but not finishing them (trend, perhaps?), so that's something I want to work on.

Anyway, at least I made a post, and that's gotta count for something, right?


Kathy said...

Teale...thanks so much for your follow up on my blog entry. I feel so much better to know that I'm not alone in feeling this way. Thank goodness for our creative sides, huh? Sometimes when I'm knitting or writing in earnest, I have no interest in eating and that in itself is reason enough to let our hearts and minds explore subjects other than weight loss at every turn! I am definitely going to explore your "letterboxing"...I don't think there is a craft I haven't checked out and I'm not going to stop now! Have a great day, friend.

Anonymous said...

I also loved Kathy's post! and I echo her and your sentiments.
I'm glad you're such a wonderful relationship now and you feel loved and cherished. The weight loss will happen when the time is right..
Someone commented on my blog the other day saying that we must never entirely give up on ourselves and the route to a better health. Very true. We may be successful at times, sometimes we're not so much.. but never give up!

Kathy said... evil woman! lol I looked up letterboxing and I am FASCINATED! Already linked it to my daughter and recommending it as an acitivity for her and the grandkids...there are at least a dozen around Bloomington where she lives! Thanks.

Heather said...

heheh I wonder who is the one person you were referring to?! well you know I love reading about all aspects of your live (on both journals) and Im glad that you are going to start writng more regardless of whether or not it is about your weight loss or not. the truth is, when someone reads you, they usually really care about you as a person, not just about whether or not you have lost weight. I know that anyone who reads you cares about everything and is interested in most of your life beyond that.

Lyn said...

So good to see you posting! It's interesting to find out more about people than just the weight loss stuff... good to get to know you better. I hope you find your dream job very soon, to match your dream guy!!

Michelle said...


I agree, I stop writing on my blog and reading others when I fall off my weight loss bandwagon...but that's going to change the next time it happens (because I'm sure it will).

Congrats on your current successes, and I'll be around your blog more often these days. :)