Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WAIT and WEIGHT

 
 

I am back. Never really left. Just started doing other stuff, none of it too important. And as a result let the blog reading and writing slide. I confess I did not miss it at first. It was like a large weight off my shoulders. Then as time slipped away it got easier and easier to just ignore the blogging. So I did. And slowly but surely other things replaced it. I started cutting back portion sizes for meals and being creative in the kitchen with a tighter budget. I also started to window shop more than buy and that meant walking around stores. I scooted less. A funny thing happened,. Before I knew it, I had lost alot of weight. About 120 lbs to be exact. That meant a new wardrobe, undergarments etc. My creative side knows NO bounds. The problem is now that it is in place... I got the old longings for the old way of life. The familiar food and the old me.  And I started to miss you all.  So that's where I'm at, right now.  I'm struggling with not gaining the pounds back and I'm trying to reconnect. It will not be like before. This new approach has legs and I'm sticking with it. But I wanted to touch base and say hello. Did you miss me? be honest???

23 comments:

Paula said...

I did miss you. I even mentioned it in Lucy's blog one day. I'm just glad you're okay so you can go back to not blogging if you want. Hee hee

Angela said...

I noticed your absence as well... funny how you notice people missing whom you never have met. Anyway, congrats on the weight loss. That is AWESOME. Maybe I should back away from this keyboard and move around more... =)

Roses around the door... said...

I missed you to,you give out so much encouragement to others (including me)its probly time for us to do the same for you. Set yourself boundries with blog land, your budget,clothes weight etc etc. you do not have to put the weight back on. us in blog land are happy to have you back sometimes rather than not at all.
lots of love and best wishes jackie x

That corgi :) said...

Honestly, I did think of you and miss you a few times. I was hoping all was well with you and your family. I think that is great with the weight loss. Don't go back to old habits with eating; you definitely want to keep the weight OFF.

betty

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i did miss you but if coming back means gaining the weight...stay away! i would rather have you healthy!!!

Jon said...

Naw, we didn't miss you at all (*smile*).
I was actually very worried, because you left so abruptly, with no forwarding address....

It sounds like you did some very positive things while you were away. Congratulations on the weight loss!!!

Blogging can be extremely time-consuming and I'm often tempted to abandon it. Since I live entirely alone, I blog to let people know I'm still kicking - - and undoubtedly to convince myself that I'm still alive.

Jean said...

We always miss our blogger friends. Glad to see a post from you and congratulation on the weight loss! Jean

Whosyergurl said...

You're back! Welcome back. You've lost 120 lbs? That is huge! (NO pun intended!)
Hang in there. Stay strong. I'm proud of you.
I wondered where you had been.
xoxo, Cheryl

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh yes, I did think about you and at times wondered if you were alright. I do know what you mean though, I am ready to take a break myself. Someimes that's all we need to get rejuvenated and refreshed. That is amazing that you lost 120 pounds!! I'm glad that you are back in blogland, and it sounds like the new year is being kind to you, Taryterre.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

jack69 said...

Sherry asks often about you, BUT you have been industrious. What a wonderful thing, You must be very proud of the accomplishment. I cannot imagine how one does it. FANTASTIC, stick with it, all that effort, wow. WE B IMPRESSED that is for sure.
Love you and want to hear more...
(((HUGS)))
Sherry & Jack

jack69 said...

Yep, we honestly missed you!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You have been missed! That is a remarkable weight loss in such a short time. I wish you the best in being able to maintain it now. To be able to walk more and scoot less is a wonderful thing. We'll be cheering you on!

Sheila Y said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I missed you so, but glad you are well. I understand the break from blogging but please give us a heads up every so often so we know you are okay...:-) Glad to see an entry, Sheila

Chatty Crone said...

YES!
Congrats.
Where is the photo?
How did you do it - sounds so easy????

sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Didn't you see me hiding in the shadows of the scale??? I need NEW hair and makeup before I'm presentable.

Ken Riches said...

Great Achievement!!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow congrats!! ANd yes you were missed!

Back Porch Writer said...

Congratulations to you! And glad you are back!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Well done on the weightloss Taryterre
and yes I did miss you.


x

Nelle said...

Yes, I did miss you (and frankly worry if something terrible had happened) and I emailed and never heard back from you. I am glad to know you are okay.

Lori said...

Nice to see a post from you! And great job on the weight loss!!

RoeH said...

Congrats! Nothing feels as good as losing weight. Nothing. Maybe a bite of cheesecake but we won't bring that up today. :)

TARYTERRE said...

I had a piece of cheesecake yesterday. It was devilishly good.