We’ve been on this journey and part of this community for 39 weeks. And it’s incredible. The support, the friends, the camaraderie - so amazing.
Karen’s post this week was actually a bit of foreshadowing for my post. A lot of us have been part of this blog since it launched last August. We’ve made huge changes to our lives, but life is busy, especially with young families and careers (which so many of us have) and making weight loss a priority is sometimes very hard.
Karen and I are both stalled – and we know why. It’s not because we’ve hit a plateau we just can’t beat despite our hard work. It’s because we aren’t putting in the right amount of effort.
We know that. You know that. The question is, what comes next?
At one point I would have suggested bowing out of Losing it. Thing is – I don’t want to. I like it here! I like being a part of this!! I have lost almost 30 lbs and gained an amazing amount of self-esteem. I can’t remember ever being this happy with how I look and how I’m treating my body. That’s a true testament to this site.
But do you want post after post of “so I didn’t try and I didn’t lose and blah blah whine whine blah?”
No – me neither.
So Karen and I are putting out a suggestion for some changes around here. But this isn’t just our community; we want your feedback. We want to make Losing it a place that people want to come and be a part of.
Here is the idea:
Losing it changes from being a chronicling for specific daily weight loss journeys and becomes more generally about healthy and active living.
Posts would focus on healthy recipes, new forms of exercise to try, group activities, how to feel good about yourself, improving self esteem, fashion for the not necessarily skinny girls, etc
We would ask our contributors to post on a variety of topics like that, keeping the feeling of commaraderie and support going.
I know some of you rely on this site for your daily motivation to keep exercising, get to the gym, eat right, etc and for you guys, this might be the hardest shift. I don’t think that we would do away entirely with the weight updates – but there would certainly be less of them.
So the ball is in your court. What do you think of that idea. We can stick with the current concept but I believe if we do we will be seeing a shift in content providers with a number of us taking a break from the blog.
I will say this – I haven’t lost any weight in the last two weeks but I did swim 36 mini (19m) laps in the pool yesterday and I am going to be walking 32 km in 2.5 weeks for the weekend to end cancer and would appreciate your support in making it to my fundraising goal :) And I’m happy about that.
What do you want Losing it to be?
Ps – are you coming to the clothing swap this weekend?