An Acknowledgement and Sincere Thank You
It's become very easy for me to simply share my daily thoughts on facebook instead of sitting down and writing a blog post. I've referred to the facebook offerings as "micro-blogs," and they are indeed. We sometimes start very healthy discussions on that page all about the dynamics involved. It's quick, it's interesting and it saves me time as I juggle a full time broadcasting career along with developing everything "change" related I desire to experience and share. You see, at some point I convinced myself that writing this blog meant spending several hours in front of the screen--and it doesn't need to be like that. It just needs to be current and real. Each post doesn't have to be 15,000 words. Quality over quantity, if you will.
Of course--it's the "quality over quantity" rationale I've used to justify my absence from these pages since I ceased daily updates in August 2010. Isn't it a bit arrogant of me to think I've covered all the bases in the archives? We have come a long way, a very long way--and for those who have read every single entry, you know--there's value in the archives. For someone like me, who's truly passionate about what I speak and write, I must not rest on what's already written and explored, because we both know--There's much more to discuss; topics that deserve a little more than a few lines on a facebook status update. I'm constantly learning, appreciating and understanding.
I'm approaching a year and a half since hitting goal. I've found peace in maintaining, where it's not the struggle I once imagined because my food addiction/compulsive and emotional eating behaviors have transformed into a healthy relationship and understanding. Yet, instead of transforming this blog into a weight maintenance blog (something I proclaimed I would)--I've used it as a platform for occasionally reinforcing the lessons learned along the way, but little in the way of current day happenings and discipline.
This isn't an apology for lack of current content. Lord knows I've devoted energy to writing my book, developing and understanding my ideas and dreams, producing, voicing and editing the soon to be available audio version and maintaining myself along the way. But this is an acknowledgement and a sincere thank you for your support and a declaration of continued upcoming content exploring the elements that make keeping the weight off not only possible, but enjoyable.
The truth is: I have a lot to learn. I have much room to grow. And I couldn't be a more willing student.
This blog is easily the number one component of my success. It will continue to be a major part of my future.
The next Winning Loser update will discuss: My current personal daily habits with food and exercise and the reason why self-sabotage can be so inviting along this road--and what we can do to overcome the threat. Stay tuned!
A "before" picture with Mom
Oh my word...I DON'T LIKE this one. Also pictured: My daughter Courtney--who will kill me for publishing this photo and my late brother Shane. The mullet was not a good look for me. ;)
A recent speaking event in Rogers, Arkansas. Amber joined me for this trip and we had an amazing father-daughter time. We talked all the way there, met some amazing people at the NWA Mercy Family YMCA and discovered the stunning Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
This was snapped at grandma's 85th birthday party recently. She's currently facing challenges and changes that have developed quickly. Everyone in our family loves her dearly--and everyone is sharing support, love and prayers for her comfort.