Thanks for the “thoughtful” comments on my last blog post. For those who missed them, you said:
Mmm… nothing says “mature, self-directed and dermined woman” like cutting words out of magazines and making a collage. Then photographing it. Then posting the photo online. Then discussing it..
I still don’t get it. In all the time you ladies have spent cutting images out of magazines and making collages, you could have spent taking *real* steps towards losing weight like driving to a gym, taking a tour of the facilities, signing up and doing a workout. Or making up a food plan and shopping list, then buying the food. Or maybe you like making collages so you won’t have to think about actually exercising or dieting?
Let me explain something to you. I don’t have to, but I’m annoyed and want to set the record straight. I don’t post on this blog every day. I have a real life and spending a lot of time blogging about everything just isn’t what I do these days. When I do blog, I do it for myself and not anyone else. I’m not trying to be an example, just to put some words to what’s going on. I found over the last three years that blogging every day, and talking about food all the time, was not helping me stick to a foodplan and actually lose weight. So I don’t do it now.
Collages are useful for me and for others to help sort out thoughts. Hey, it’s not for everyone. Criticizing us for doing it doesn’t help us though it may make you feel a lot better and more superior. If I sat around and make collages every day, I’d agree that it was a pointless thing FOR ME to do. As it is, I made one collage in three years. How is this a problem? It isn’t. For me, anyway, though it seems to be for you.
You wanted to know why we didn’t get off our butts and DO something. How do you know that we didn’t? That I didn’t? In fact, I rejoined Weight Watchers last Saturday and have been carefully following the food plan all week – for the first time in a long time. I’ve been cooking and eating careful meals with measured portions of healthy things. I already belong to a gym and yeah, I could have gone this week but didn’t. I’m walking at lunchtime instead for now. Not your idea of a workout? It is for me, who haven’t moved much for the last two years.
I’m not pretending to be someone I’m not. I’m also living my life, not blogging it.