A 1-Year Blogging Journey…..

March 20th, 2011 No Comments Tags: , , ,

Well folks, March 18th marked Thick and Thin Blog‘s first anniversary. How appropriate that an ultra-full moon emerged to celebrate this milestone!! My writing journey has been an enriching one, to say the least, weighing in on eating, lifestyle and you. Me and you, that is. This blogging quest got me thinking about food, eating, cooking, working, celebrating, travelling and just plain having fun more deeply 278 posts later.

If I have learned one thing this past year it is that you cannot simply focus on food and eating without focusing on life. The news might put various aspects of food and diet under a spotlight, but you need to juxtapose it in a context of real life to make any of it meaningful, don’t you think??

Many people want to lose weight yet need to superimpose seemingly simple goals in the context of complexities of life. Our lives have a characteristic ebb and flow that can work with our goals or wield us off the proverbial “dieting wagon”. As I searched my soul through blog stories this year I never quite realized my gratitude for a positive attitude that helps keep me motivated and gets me to regroup threw it all. I have realized that staying motivated is like glue that keeps me on track.

We have seen that you can be a successful loser by following many different regimens. As I often say, there are at least a 1,000 ways to do the same thing right. But all successful losers need to find ways to keep motivated by lighting that fire within – challenge after challenge, day after day, week after week, month after month. It all happens by getting through cloudy Mondays, business travel bupkiss and monkey business at work, eating out, celebration days and seasons, high holidays and low tide. That is the fabric of life for all of us, like the patches of a quilt.

It’s so easy for life’s challenges and temptations to “throw us under the dieting bus” like a game of Snakes and Ladders, sending us back 15 steps. Life IS a journey, not a destination. So what’s your outlook for this coming year? Have you made some goals or are you venturing through like a ball ricocheting in a pin-ball game? Well whatever your plans I look forward going through it together, through thick and thin.

Thanks for following!! Feel free to share how your year has gone or your goals ahead. We’d love to know….

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