Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On Becoming a Future PriorFatGirl

I was not chosen to be the next official Future PriorFatGirl.  And that...its ok.  I think two great people were choosen and I am still uplifted by all the wonderful support and encouragement I've recieved in the last few weeks because of this experience.  You can still read my nomination post over at Jen's blog and the facts of this really haven't changed.  I think I'd put myself in a holding pattern as I waited to see what happened over on the other blog.  I do that a lot.  I make a mental milestone in my head and wait until that milestone is reached to make any real changes.  Of course, reaching that milestone I tend to place another one before me.

I don't want to do that again so I'm going to get a move on.  And in doing so I'd like to ask your opinion on whether or not I should document this journey.  Obviously it is a private thing but there is power in sharing it, for me and I hope for others.  But, this has not been a weight loss blog exclusively to date and I don't want to drive people away with a focused theme.  Besides I like having my blog to talk about anything that strikes my fancy or documents my families life.  So I've got a short poll.  Would you share your input with me below?

Finally I want to thank everyone who has visited or left me a kind note here, on twitter or on Jen's blog.  It means so so much to know that you believe I have the power to do this.  I often have trouble believing it myself but your comments reinvigorate me and give me strength to keep trying.  Thank you.  Thank you.  A thousand times Thank you.  I will be a PriorFatGirl someday.

(I had to redo the poll so please vote again if you already had!)


Melinda said...

I do think you should document your weight loss journey, although I don't think *where* you document it is that important. I voted for a separate blog, simply because that is what I'm doing. If you decide to blog about it, I'll be sure to read about it and support you, no matter where your posts show up. (I meant that to sound supportive, by the way--not stalkerish! When I reread it, it sounded a little odd, but I'm not sure how else to word it.

James said...

The ability to grab people for your 1st 5k means people are willing to follow you. No matter where you want to blog about it I want to see it. Everybodies perspective is unique and enjoyable. You know what you're doing as a blogger and now its time to add a new chapter.

trishatfox said...

First, congratulations. I am so proud of you. You've taken the first step and I love you all the more for it. Second, here's why I think you should chronicle your journey in this blog. For whatever my opinion is worth. My sense from reading your PFG post is you're dealing with a food addiction. Finding your way out of that is going to mean finding a balance in your life bewteen food, exercise and everything else. I'm not sure developing a forum where you just focus on "the journey" is the answer. But I could be wrong. I'd actually suggest checking it out with a food addiction expert who might like a little blog exposure. That would make an interesting post.
You're such an awesome writer, I'd follow no matter which route you choose. I'm just trying to figure out which would be the best for you.
It's a lot of work to keep up more than one blog. Or even a couple of solid tabs.
I guess the downside of doing it in your current blog is that your title wouldn't necessarily attract readers going through the same thing. But there are ways to get the word out that.
Okay, now I'm just rambling.
Good luck with the decision. I'll support you whatever you do.

Lindsey said...

I'll be following you Liz. Please don't stop blogging. I want to know how the story ends.

Challenge:1yearnorestaurants said...

One step one Breath (as Jen would say). You started this journey off so please finish it. Whether you choose to document it or not is up to you, but I support you 110%. Your words are so deep, meaningful and well said. I feel I can relate to you and I would love to have an even greater connection as we both strive to get to our ideal weight. hehe if you do start your own new blog you can call it future skinny gal. Keep fighting the fight because you are soo worth it.

kristine said...

I'll follow and read no matter where you post it! I think you should definitely journal through your journey. I think it will help keep you more accountable - just as your 5k tracking did.

Good for you for trying! I hope you're proud of yourself for doing that much!