Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We interrupt our previously scheduled post.....

When I started this blog back in November one of my primary goals was to focus a fair portion of my writing on my desire to get healthy and loose weight; to write about the struggles, learning experiences and small victories along the way. I have blogged here and there about it, but have not given it the attention I intended to in the beginning. This is largely due to the fact that I've found writing about my weight, and all that it entails, feels alot like standing in a crowded room. Nekkid. With no clothes on. And everyone is waiting for the monologue I was supposed to have memorized but left in my jeans pocket - which I don't have - because I'm Nekkid. So, Ive written about other things, or, as my blog entry numbers will tell you, not at all.

This, I hope, is about to change. I will still be writing about other stuff, you know, Life the Universe, and Everything, but also more of the weight stuff. My trip to Anguilla, while a lot of fun, was sort of an eye opening experience. I kept having this nagging feeling that "this could be so much better if...". Coming back to my empty little house in the middle of a cold January night was also kind of a jolt. A kick in the rubber parts, so to speak, to try to get my body in shape and my personal life in gear.

Ive been reading a lot of blogs lately by fascinating, strong, wonderful women who are all facing the same challenges I am. Some have more to lose than I do, some have less, some have already made it, some are well under way, but all of them have wisdom and support to impart in their stories. One such woman, Diana, over at Scale Junkie, started a "Healthy You Challenge" for 2008. You get to decide what your definition of healthy is, and how to get there. The idea being that everyone who joins takes on the challenge of becoming healthier this year, and by joining you get the added bonus of the support of all these other women.

So, Ive joined. And each Tuesday I'll be blogging about my progress, or lack there of. See my nifty button over there? I'm rather pleased about it. So, anyhoo - here goes nothing, or everything, depending on how you look at it.

12 comments:

flutter said...

I totally want to hug you right now

Suz said...

You go girl!

we_be_toys said...

All right girl! Glad to see you standing nekkid on the stage, talking about the verboten. Shaking it up is bound to release some dirt - let it fly!
(So what was the monologue?? :P)

HappyBlogChick said...

Welcome welcome welcome to the challenge!

Now you don't have to stand nekkid on the stage all by yourself. Now you'll be nekkid with a whole bunch of other people.

Ummm ... I don't know if that's reassuring, but you know what I mean.

Cammy said...

We're all nekkid here! Good for you for joining the challenge. I look forward to seeing your progress!

Mary said...

Welcome to the challenge. You will go wonderful and I am super excited to read all about your progress.

Hanlie said...

Welcome to the Challenge! I love your writing and sense of humour. That vacation looked like serious fun!

Pattie said...

Hi Bea -

I'm glad you liked my post today: I love yours from Tuesday! Yay us! We're working to get healthy and just maybe make the world a better place to live while we're at it!

Nekkid - I love it! :-)

Maddds said...

Welcome to the challenge! I look forward to reading your posts and wish you the best of success!!

Maddds

sandy said...

Welcome aboard!!!! This is great challenge for support. All the best wishes.
Hugs.

Holly said...

Welcome to the Challenge! The support that I've received so far has been amazing!

CindyPTN said...

Welcome! The challenge has been fun and encouraging.