Sunday, July 29, 2012
I began blogging as a way to keep myself accountable and hopefully encourage someone on the same journey. I share very openly and honestly from my own personal journey. I know that everyone's path to "Health & Fitness" is unique as we start from many different points of origin in very different "vehicles".
Most of the comments left by people on my blog are very encouraging. They make me want to share my journey and observations. I've shared my ups and downs, my recipes, my "food finds", even some light-hearted moments along the way. The hard part of being so open is that from time to time someone reads my blog and leaves a comment that is hurtful.
I had one person send me a sparkmail that was so full of venom I cried. I'm just a struggler on the journey like anyone else. I don't claim to have anything but my personal experience for whatever that's worth. It almost makes me want to stop writing but my DH said don't let WORDS make you stumble.
He's so right. How many times in my past have I let WORDS trigger an eating binge because the food was a comfort for those stinging barbs. How many times have I retreated to my kitchen with cookies, ice cream, etc. to salve those verbal wounds. Words are powerful things. Finding a way to cut them down to the mere syllables they are is tough, but I'm trying.
I DIDN'T succumb to food today (that's the victory). I'm thankful to all of you that encourage me to write. I hope in some small way I can save you from a mistake I've made or make your way a little easier by having journeyed ahead of you.
As Scarlett said "Tomorrow is another day!"