Why can't I blog anymore?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I don't know what is going on.

I mean, I know I'm busy - I'm getting prepped for the semester, and I am using a new textbook, so I'm basically re-writing my entire semester. I'm also doing some work for a textbook company. Between that and wanting to spend time with my kids each day, I'm pretty well booked.

I do, however, have a little down time each day, but I'm not blogging.

Not like I used to.

I miss it, but I can't seem to motivate! I don't know what is up.

I'm doing well fitness-wise, and I'm excited that this Friday, I have my first appointment with a body alignment specialist. She is going to come watch me work out and check my alignment during my exercises. She'll do bodywork, and give me suggestions to improve my outcomes during exercise and normal life. A friend gifted me five sessions with her, and I'm really looking forward to it. I've been jokingly saying that no one ever taught me how to walk and or stand. :)

So, things are going great, but perhaps I'm just out of my routine because of the trip and not being at school. I miss writing, I miss contact with my sparkfriends, but every day, I'm just not blogging.

I think it is because I keep thinking of posts I "have to" do. Like, I really need to post a photo of me at goal, or I really need to... I just need to get back to writing for the fun of it.

It could also be that I'm scared of the whole maintenance thing. I've messed it up before. I'm not sure. I'm clearly at a different place than before.

I just seem to be experiencing technical difficulties. I'll try to adjust my brain and get back to blogging. I know it is good for me!
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    Thank you for posting this. I feel the same way. Dramatic changes at work have thrown a monkey wrench in my emotional state. As I wrote a couple of days ago, I feel like my energy needs to be on treating myself with tender loving care - not something I do often. Also, spending time with your girls is So Much More Important than keeping us up to date.

    But I know what you mean. I feel bad that I'm not blogging and I'm not going back to everyone's pages immediately to get caught up. I'm working on giving myself permission to just start with now and go back if I need to in order to understand...

    Does that make sense? And thank you for writing this because it put into words what I've been stewing over the past few weeks.
    2485 days ago
    It will come back when it's time to blog again.
    2485 days ago
  • YDAVIS23
    From what I've seen, you've been pretty busy supporting the rest of us! And sometimes, that's the sustenance/sustainability we're looking for! I, for one, get totally energized with this community in general, whether it's my blog or someone else's (shire's exercise extravaganza and NSV, as we both just read) So, it's not a requirement to blog, but it's fun to hear what you've been up to when you have time. Also your new photo is adorable...! So do what feels right, and keep up with the maintenance! You've worked too hard to let it go now!

    PS - new textbook = helll! Good luck with that one...
    2485 days ago
    There is no "have to" with your sparky friends. As Optimist said, as long as you're doing the things you need to do to continue to be healthy and happy FOR YOU, then we're happy. And we're also patient. We're excited to hear about your maintenance progress and we're excited to see pictures, but we'll be excited for those things whenever you have the itching to post them. Blogging should help your journey, not hinder it by causing undue stress. Keep doing what you're doing and tell us about it when you feel so inclined.
    2485 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Are you still tracking? As long as you are still doing what. You need to do for YOUR health, we will forgive you. Not every blog has to be a masterwork: inspirational quotes. Pictures of delicious and healthy food. All counts.
    2485 days ago
    It sounds like you are putting pressure on yourself - I should be blogging, I'm not blogging, I should be putting up photos, will I succeed at maintenance, etc. Try to recognize that and let go of the shoulds. You clearly stated you have a lot going on, very important stuff like writing a new curriculum. It's OK to blog less frequently. Maybe it's also that you're in a different place in the weight release journey and you don't need to blog as often.
    This is all coming from a person who makes herself crazy with her to do list. I can completely empathize, but reading your post makes me very aware of the dangers of that tendancy.
    2486 days ago
    You'll get there busy girl! Don't beat yourself up--sounds like you've been doing a fantastic job maintaining the rigors of your day and your health. Be proud of these wonderful accomplishments...look forward to your next blog....whenever you feel ready!
    2486 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Well, TODAY you're blogging. :D

    Maybe it's because in maintenance there's less change. Change, whether up or down, often drives what I choose to blog about.

    My future favorite maintenance blog:

    "Today, once again I exercised and ate according to plan and maintained my weight."


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