A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Welcome Reminder

Good morning :) 

I haven't updated in quite a while simply because nothing has changed.  I took a few days off and went with Dwayne and Scarlette to visit his sister in Myrtle Beach.  Parts of that trip were nice...other parts, not so nice, but either way, it got me out of the office for 5 whole days and I needed that.  This is my 3rd day back to work and we had some nasty storms last night so it looks like the overtime will continue for a while.  It sure has been a stormy Spring here in Dixie.

We moved to a new office Tuesday/Wednesday and it went surprisingly well.  We just have boxes piled from the floor to the ceiling, but we're in the new office and the phones and internet are up and running so we're back to work.  Yesterday was a shorter day than normal....I only worked 13.5 hours.  :)

I was thinking on the way to work this morning at 5:30am that I should probably just close down the blog because I'm not losing any weight, so why keep a weight loss blog open?  I'm certainly not contributing anything to our little community and I can't seem to blog about anything other than work because that's all I've been doing for the last month....working...nothing else.  No meal planning on my one day off....no exercise for sure on 14-16 hour days 6 days a week.  I really couldn't think of a reason to continue blogging.

I got to work this morning and turned on my computer.  I brought up my blog and then my email, intending on writing a good-bye post....but strangely enough, checked my email first.  I had one message.  It was a friend request for Facebook from someone named Nancy.  I thought to myself that I don't know a Nancy and was going to ignore the request....until I saw her message. 

She said, "I read your blog.  Never quit :)"

Tears welled up in my eyes immediately.  I don't believe in coincidence or lucky happenings...but I do believe in divine intervention.  I believe that God sent Nancy to let me know He's not giving up on me...and I shouldn't give up on myself.  So thank you Nancy....and thank you Lord.  I believe I'll hang around for a while and trust that one of these days I'll get this show back on the road.  Somebody seems to think I'm worth it.  :)

Have a blessed day friends. 


  1. Indeed you are WORTH IT!

    Your readers CARE about YOU and what's going on in your life.
    We all struggle in some way, shape or form.

  2. Sweet. A Tender Mercy from a loving Heavenly Father. I just read the 1st time this morning. You can't quit now.

  3. Quitting is NOT an option. You can work it in Tammy. I work 2 jobs and manage - You and I have no kids except for the furry kind. We have no excuses! I'm here to help!

  4. Definitely don't quit blogging--I know how you feel...sometimes I feel the same way, that I'm not accomplishing enough in a fast enough time, and that it's pathetic for me to keep a blog or be on facebook if I can't udpate people with anything interesting--but who cares!! It's your life and that's what I think is interesting about personal blogs. We're all on a different journey and there is no competition out here in blog world. Don't leave, because we definitely are interested in how you're doing--work-wise, weight-wise...anything-wise! I agree with Nancy--don't quit!

  5. Please don't disappear and definitely don't quit on yourself! You are worth it, you know. And so many people truly do care, so... Don't you dare go anywhere.

    Even if your get up and go has got up and went for a bit, life happens and we want to hear about it and be here for you. You will find your mojo, again. I just know it. :)

  6. I haven't commented much but I have always love reading your blog. I hope you don't end it. Hugs

  7. Keep your blog even if you're not losing. I blogged for months (almost a year!) while I stayed the same or gained. It never occurred to me to give up. Blogging kept me in the game until I was ready to play.

  8. So are you only good if you are losing weight? Are you only worthy of being a part of a community if you are succeeding or 'winning'?

    We all got here , for whatever reasons and we do great sometimes , good others , not so good other times...and sometimes it's all we can do to put one foot in front of the other...or in weight loss blog world, that means not doing anything about the weight and food as life throws you fast balls and curve balls. Eventually something is gonna click and make sense..

    don't know if any of that makes sense....Do know I would miss hearing about you.

    These storms are something else.

  9. You're so worth it! :)

    Glad I could make a difference in your day!


  10. I'm thankful to Nancy for that reminder that popped up just when you needed it. PLEEEEASE don't shut down - it does help keep up at least mindful of of our intention - even when we're not having glorious results to report. I started to read this post yesterday at work and got sidetracked - ugh. My work days aren't as long as yours, but they keep getting crazier.

    Can't wait to get in touch and meet up week after next! Oh, and NEVER QUIT! Love you, friend!

  11. You are absolutely worth it! I thought about giving up so many times but had I done that I wouldn't have made it to where I am today. Keep fighting and you will get there. I believe in you!

  12. Inspiration is everywhere. Miss your face!

  13. Glad you're going to hang around :) Hope work eases up soon for you.

  14. Don't quit girl! Your work hours are nuts. Hope it calms down soon!