There’s been a lot of journaling in my house this year. If you haven’t picked up the book or seen one of the movies about the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid you must have no contact with children. My son has been obsessed with this series. We have all the books and have even pre-ordered the up coming book due in November. We’ve seen both movies in the theater and now own them so they can be watched repeatedly. Sounds like nausium but in fact after I got over the horror of some of the brazen content in the series I realized that my son was dying to read these books. How can you beat that? He now chooses to read after we’ve said good night and he has even moved into other series type books like the Judy Blume series or the Magic School Bus series.
Not only has he been inspired to read these books he has also embraced the art of journaling. He has started a journal and writes regularly about what ever he chooses.
As a soon to be second grader that is a challenging task but with enthusiasm we can in fact do anything we put our minds to.
This blog has been a long time coming. I won’t go into my story as you can find that here in the site. But what I will do is tell you how starting this blog has in fact inspired me to open up more about what I do each day and what I put in my mouth. A few months back I gained a connection with my husband. We got rid of the mystery behind my struggle with my weight loss. We in fact became partners. We made an honesty pack. It was a turning point for me. I now feel completely comfortable talking to him about the bad choices I may have made or wanted to make. I also welcome his quiet re-directions when I may be nibbling while preparing dinner. Before I may have taken offense to that kind of feedback.
It was with this new found support (it had always been there I just didn’t respect it) that I took the step to start writing about my experience with weight loss surgery. My experience is on-going. And it will be for the rest of my life. Almost a year ago in October I realized I had lost track of my most prized possession: my tiny tank. I had neglected my precious tool and had been struggling to loose the weight I had regained after the birth of my son. I found the YouTube weight loss surgery community which brought me great hope and at that time a secret source of information and friendship. Through watching videos I saw that these weight loss surgery veterans were thriving because they were doing this together. I started to post videos and slowly video blogged about my struggle to loose referring to myself as the “Master Maintainer.” I have actually maintained my weight after child birth for seven years. It’s time to get rid of this regain. I was inspired to actually talk about my daily weigh in on my videos. That was a big accomplishment for me. It meant being honest with myself and others about my weight and what I put into my mouth.
It was the inspiration of honesty and the value of what I had to share about my weight loss surgery journey that has driven me to build this site and start writing.
So it is here at www.mytinytank.net where I will chronicle my continued journey with weight loss surgery. I have to say for the first time in 7 years I again feel proud of my weight loss and maintenance. I feel confident that I have the tools to help me get back to my lowest weight and even beyond it. You’ll find me here talking about my food, my rules and my challenges. I will also continue to post videos on YouTube as it is a great source of inspiration for me and in fact the only weight loss surgery support group I have ever had. I hope to make many more connections as I write this blog.
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