Thank You

After my I Have Given Up Post I sat here and cried for awhile. I felt miserable that I was even thinking, let alone writing, that I was choosing failure as an option because that is NOT what I want!

A couple people made the comment that they didn’t think I was giving up because if I was I wouldn’t have wrote the post. I think they were right! I don’t think I have truly given up. I think I’m just in a slump right now and have to push through it and work my way through it.

But this post isn’t about me…it’s about YOU!

I have to tell you all how much you amaze me!

I’m at a low point right now and you all came along with words of kindness, love, support and encouragement! It really shows that our community pulls together to lift one another up and help hold each other accountable. And it amazes me even more that so many of you have come to encourage me, love me and lift me up right now because I’ve been a bad blogger friend – I’m so far behind on reading blog posts or the few that I have read I haven’t commented on. So I just want to say a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you for coming along and picking me up right now when I’m going through such a low point!

I’m not 100% back on track with my eating or exercising but I’m taking it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. If I eat something ‘bad’ I don’t get down on myself. I move on and try to make better decisions for snacks and meals after that. It’s challenging getting back on track but I’m going to do whatever it takes…thanks to all of you for making me realize I can’t give up and that I haven’t truly given up.

Thank you for supporting me through the highs and the lows of this journey! 🙂

Me

13 Responses to Thank You

  1. Tishia, I didn’t see your original post but if I had I would have said too – the act of WRITING that post was a way of saying you were not giving up. I have seen giving up. It means not admitting it to one’s self or others, it means slinking away and disappearing. You did not do that! You were calling out to your community. Here we are.

    You are right. It is a minute by minute, hour by hour process. Some minutes will feel good. I would encourage you to reallllllly try to sloooooow down the minutes in which you know you are making a choice you wish you wouldn’t. What is going on? Write write write. I think the more you write about where you are when you are in that place, the more it will keep you in the process.

    I’ve been there, lots and lots. I’ve so been there. I’m glad you chose to share this with us so we can say how we are here for you.
    Foodie McBody´s last blog post ..Runner’s HIGH-

    • admin says:

      I think you are right – that post was my way of calling out for help. Thank you for your comment 🙂

  2. Erin says:

    I’m glad you’re trudging forward. This journey isn’t easy. We can do it, though. YOU can do it!

  3. Hey man. Every day is a new day. If what you’re doing isn’t working, stop reasess, and try something new. You’ll get there. Its a journey. Its a process. Its a long one, and it may never stop. But it’ll only change if you change it.

    Good luck! Keep us posted!
    Lily Fluffbottom´s last blog post ..Fabulous

    • Kim says:

      Hang in there! You are not alone. In fact, you are an inspiration to me. Each day when I read that you worked out, I feel guilty if I don’t. So you are definitely motivating me to get my bottom off the couch and get moving. I’m pretty sure you are motivating others as well. We are all in this together.

      So never give up. There will be good days and bad days. We didn’t get like this over night. So it won’t be a quick fix. It will take some work. But WE ARE SO WORTH IT!
      Kim´s last blog post ..Kids Get Cancer Too-

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comment. I totally love what you said, “it’ll only change if YOU change it” – wow that really hit home! It’s so true though. I can sit here & type & talk until I’m blue in the face about everything but until I make the choice to change things I’m only going to keep getting the same results!

  4. Tammy says:

    The fact that you would take time out of your life to thank people that are supporting you is a testament to what kind of person you must be! A person who may not realize that you deserve the life you want. It is so tough to do what we’re doing. And who ever said that you must care because you’re writing about it was right.
    Just think that there’s someone out there feeling the exact same way you were/are and now they don’t feel alone. You’re human, not a machine and you will get a handle on this, take baby steps back to what you want. Pick one thing today that that athlete inside of wants to do and go do it. Just one thing. Don’t give yourself a deadline with your numbers. Trust yourself. Sorry if this is so wordy and preachy-but I hear so much of myself in what you say. sending you much strength! 🙂
    Tammy
    Tammy´s last blog post ..Regret vs Appreciation

    • admin says:

      No apology needed for being long winded & it did not come across as preachy at all. I appreciate you taking the time to sit and write all that 🙂

      I’ve always said that the reason I started this blog was because if my struggles/triumphs through this healthy lifestyle journey could help even one person then it’s all been worth it! And you just reminded me of that again when you said that someone else out there could have been feeling the same exact way and now they don’t feel alone!

      Thanks Tammy!

  5. Emily says:

    Don’t know how I missed that original post since I subscribe to your blog, but I’m so glad other responded and that you’ve posted this follow up. We ALL have bumps in the road- loss of motivation, loss of willpower, just general funky-ness. You acknowledged you were having a rough go of it, and just by doing so, you stopped yourself from bottoming out. Don’t beat yourself up. Go through whatever motions you need to in order to get yourself back into that mental place again where it’s easy to workout and do this. It hasn’t left you- it’s just hiding somewhere 🙂

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much Emily for your kind words! I’m going through the motions of getting my groove back, it’s just slow going but I’m NOT giving up! I’ve come to far and I have all you awesome peeps here supporting me and encouraging me 🙂

  6. Jessica says:

    Tishia I am glad to hear that you have not given up completely. You have come such a long way and made so much progress. This journey is difficult, but you are not alone. We all experience it at one point or another. You might not know it but you do inspire those that read your blog. Seeing how far you’ve come and how much you lost gives me hope that I can do this too. Keep on trucking 🙂
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Plus Size But Still Sexy

    • Author (Tishia) says:

      Hi Jessica. Thanks for your comment. I’m still struggling but I’m pushing along. I won’t give up, I can’t give up but things are sure slow going right now!