Hello everyone. Long time no blog. I haven't been using AOL for a while, just the instant messenger, so I had no idea that I could blog too. Now that I see I can, it's time to let you all know what I've been up to.
As many of you who followed this journey before know I lost a good deal of weight before on a "Journey to Me". It was appropriately named, but alas I never quite got the meaning of the journey. I got so caught up in the results that I had lost sight of the bigger picture. What I was beating myself up for was really me doing well.
I've begun to see the difference between "perfect" and "excellence".
So I've decided to attack this situation from a different angle. Instead of worrying about getting to goal weight, I'm learning how to live each day as healthily as I can and learning to love myself "in the meantime".
This is a very important part of the journey. I won't wake up tomorrow and be my goal weight or optimum health. What I can wake up as, is me. And I get to decide that's okay.
Since the written blog worked so well for me before, I've decided to begin a video diary of my new lifestyle change. It was hard at first to see myself and learn to be okay with what I saw. But little by little I've begun to forgive that image on camera for hiding for so long.
You can view these entries at http://gingeratlarge.blogspot.com/.
I'll try to cross post so that I can hook up with more of my old friends and weight loss buddies here. You guys were the ones who helped keep me motivated and going in the right direction, so it's only right I bring my journey full circle right back to this blog.
I hope you enjoy the journey with me "in the meantime".