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Blogging...who, me?


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Do I have to? Why? Why? Why? It's part of the Spring 5% Challenge I've been in. This is the final week. I haven't done so well weight wise. And now, the last "living the good life" challenge is to blog daily. Drats...I was hoping we'd get away without this being one of the LTGL challenges.

The truth is (as you can already see), I don't really care to do much blogging. I always think I have to be really clever. Or, I have to have something profound that everyone is just waiting to read. Or, heaven forbid, I bare my soul and tell everyone what I'm really thinking. None of those things is really my style.

Thought I'd think a bit about why these last 7 weeks (the time I've been in the Spring 5% challenge) haven't been all that productive. It's been a hectic spring, with moving to a new home in a new location, having trouble with some sciatica, becoming a great-grandma for the first time (that was the fun part, but helping out with the baby has made it a little more busy), and dealing with my Mom and Sis in the nursing home. Those are all excuses for why I've been less than successful.

I think I've run out of excuses. I've used them all up. It is likely that I'll use some of them again, and I can truly say that I continue to learn from my missteps and choices, for even not making a choice really is making a choice, after all. However, I can continue to take those baby steps and continue on this very, very slow journey.

Haven't I read somewhere that the journey may be the destination? I don't even know what that means, but seems like the destination might be getting longer each day!!

Have a great weekend!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SENTERSTOCK 5/27/2014 10:40AM

    Then it sounds like progress! Good for you and your blog!
Here is to baby steps! And to the journey! emoticon

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POLYANNA2 5/25/2014 9:42PM

    If your destination is to be healthy and enjoy your life, then the journey can indeed be the destination. So you eat all the healthy things you want to within your range and you participate in the fitness activities that you actually enjoy, and Bob's your uncle, you're healthy and you're having fun. It doesn't get any better.
By the way, you write a fantastic blog and I look forward to reading the next one!!!
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PENNYPEARLS 5/25/2014 8:27PM

    The great thing about our teams is they help us focus even when life is crazy. Sounds lime you have had a lot going on.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/25/2014 3:22PM

    I just read two of your blogs and enjoyed them both. You have also inspired me to have NO snacks tonight - not even the 40 calorie one I had planned. Nothing, nada will go in to my mouth after supper.

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SPEEDY143 5/25/2014 2:48PM

    emoticon one down 6 to go emoticon I always enjoy your blogs Jeannie... you've got the knack of making me feel like we are sitting together and chatting about the things that matter and I always leave happy and a bit healthier thanks to YOU dear friend emoticon

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JAOTAO 5/25/2014 7:37AM

    Good blog Jeannie .. I love your sense of humor and wit ... yes it is said it is all about the journey - not the destination ... and this weight thing has been a long road to travel! Glad you're with me friend!

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JILL313 5/25/2014 2:00AM

    Jeannie, you are a wonderful & clever writer in my opinion. I feel sort of bad about not blogging in a few years. . .but creative writing has never been one of my favorite things to do. I feel like the people who know me on the Team already know enough about me. You sure have been busy and it's understandable how it would be difficult to focus on losing weight. I've been in 3 or 4 5% Challenges and they never really motivated me to even try harder so I haven't signed up for one in quite awhile. I wish I could get my act together and stop gaining back a few pounds and keep on losing weight but it's all up to me. Enjoy your weekend GGM!!

Love You,

Jill

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KALISWALKER 5/25/2014 1:11AM

    It's members like you who make the challenge teams so much fun. All the best in the summer challenge.

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Lynn

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TXGRANDMA 5/24/2014 11:49PM

    Great blog, Jeanne! I feel the way that you do, it is hard for me to write blogs. I am not one to share my persona feelings, either. Thanks for sharing, and hope that your life soon establishes a pattern in your new home! emoticon

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MISSRUTH 5/24/2014 7:15PM

    Great blog! For not liking to write them, you do a fine job! emoticon

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MARCIAC10 5/24/2014 6:57PM

    I agree with SYLPHINPROGRESS ! A blog is for yourself, not others. No matter what I say in mine I often learn something about myself or the situation I'm writing about. Just putting things down "on paper" helps at times. It doesn't have to be inspirational for others. It can be anything you want it to be! I prefer reading blogs about people, not blogs that are inspirational. I want to read about people who are struggling and succeeding or not succeeding but still trying: real life blogs!

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DIANNEMT 5/24/2014 5:01PM

    Hey--you HAVE been busy!! But yes, I understand that "can't blog" cause no one wants to read what I say--but YOU have such great insights--so thank you!!

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MLKDUD 5/24/2014 2:45PM

    I think you did a great blog!

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 5/24/2014 2:35PM

    A blog is not for others,* but for yourself. Writing helps to think things through. Even better, when you reread your blogs down the line, you'll see how far you've come. If it turns out that it isn't all that far or, egads, you've had a little back-slide, you'll learn so that you can build up steam again.

* Thinking "aloud" in a blog helps and others may benefit in the process.

emoticon A gold star for a good job. And you're a good little speller.

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