To blog or not to blog...

Okay, lets get to the reasons I am considering giving up on blogging...

I started to think about why I started this blog in the first place. I wanted to have accountability on my journey, I wanted to encourage others and relate to them along the way, and I wanted to keep a record of my journey.

So far there seems like there has been no journey. In the last 2.5 years I have gained and lost the same 40 pounds over and over again. It hasn't been beneficial for me or my blogger friends. I am just floundering.

In the last six months I have gained weight yet again. As I gear up to get my life back on track for the 453rd time I am embarrassed to yet again share this on my blog. I am truly starting to wonder if it can be done. I have to believe it can or there is no point in going on.

I am just thinking that this blog is not doing what it was designed to do, which is to help me and help others. Since this is the case, should I keep going in hopes it all will turn around, or should I stop? I am not sure at this point. We'll see.


  1. I know exactly how you feel. I've been floundering too. I'm coming up on my 2 year blog anniversary and I've basically stayed the same but I have to believe we can do this. Hang in there. Let's do the Missouri 60 together and see what happens ? ;)

  2. I've changed my blogging technique roughly a bajillion times since I started blogging about weight loss. I recommend keeping the blog.. maybe changing how you blog. Maybe only commit to blogging once a week, twice a week, whatever. Hell, once a month is OK, as long as you decide to come back to it.

    I know for me, I had to seek out different avenues to jumpstart my weight loss..and that meant taking a step back from blogging. However, for a sense of seeing 'where I've been, where i'm going', I keep blogging. There's no motivation quite like seeing your own words saying the same sad story over & over, in different ways. My previous words in my blog are as motivating as the words I might write tomorrow. Mentally, that's how I look at it. :)

    Best of luck!

  3. Sometimes blogging helps and sometimes you need a break. I've just gotten back from a couple of weeks off my blog because it all got a bit much and I burned out.

    Here's the thing. If not blogging is going to help you mentally, then take a break to get your head in a better place, but let it be a break and not an end.

    If you're going away, be honest about your reasons. If it's going to help then great, if it's going to be an excise for you to bury your head in a bucket of KFC (insert binge of choice) then it's not going to help.

    You could start a fresh blog if you don't ant to take a full on break. Independence Day is coming up, that could be your moment to grab onto a fresh new page and start again. I know a change does me good sometimes.

    Do what will make you feel better.

  4. never be embarrassed as anyone who stops by and reads and comments is 110% here to cheer you on.


    as for ME blogging has been such a fantastic support network I dont get in real life!

  5. Don't quit blogging:) I love your blog. I know how you feel I have started over so many times and doubt it can be done. But I know it can.

  6. If you put dieting aside, what are the reasons you are yo-yoing and going nowhere? If your blog helps you to explore this question, by all means keep going.

    The diet-blogosphere is, for the most part, very forgiving. There is a lot of support out there. Tap into it and keep going!

  7. I'm voting that you stay on your blog! :) To me, it's encouraging to know that there are others out there with the same struggles as me and that I'm not alone. Even if you don't think it, you are an inspiration!

  8. I'd hate to see you go. Maybe you are helping ppl out there to know that it's just not that easy but sometimes you have to keep trying. Anyhow I'm looking a teammate for Biggest Losers, if you're interested check out my latest blog entry.

  9. I would be sad to see you stop blogging, I really enjoy your posts. Personally, when I avoid my blog it is a sure sign I am getting off track.

    You need to do what is best for you, but remember that we are all going through similar struggles and this is a community full of non-judgemental friends!

  10. I don't think you need to stop blogging but I think you need to figure out HOW to lose weight. It truly is NOT as easy as calorie in, calorie out, rinse and repeat.

    Find out what fires you... find out what makes you tick. I've blogged since 1996/1997 before blogging was blogging... I've loved having my writing to see where I succeeded AND where I failed. Why did I fail? What constitutes it and what can I learn from it?

    I'm starting my FINAL weight loss journey right now. I've gained/lost the same pounds for so long... but I had to get the fire in 'ma belly and devise the right tools for me to get the fire going...

    For me, I'm a bit of a geek. I've started an excel sheet of craziness which has a shitload of stuff... and, I love putting IN stuff (like, my timed run results, etc.) and seeing the progress.

    The blog is only one part/tool of my weight loss... writing in one alone won't make you lose weight, so you need to figure out something else to compliment it!

    Check out my two blogs if you like...

    www.danglingconversation.com is now for my regular every-day stuff (which I'm editing some of my old entries as I've gone through a separation so it's kinda new)


    www.my-basic-training.com which has all of my weight loss stuff. I will be adding my excel sheet and results soon, when I have more gathered and I'm comfortable sharing the info with everyone.

    Chin up! Stick with it... find your fire :) Mine? I decided to join the army and there's one program/course starting in September. I don't want to make a total ass of myself so I need to lose weight/learn to run in order to succeed.

    Failure is no longer an option.

  11. Thanks for the comment. But back to your OP, maybe you just need a break, maybe give yourself a month of not thinking about your blog. What ever you decided to do Good Luck!

  12. If you need to take a break or write sporadically, that's fine. But don't feel embarrassed. My gosh, anyone one of us who has this problem has been there and understands. Shoot, I flew last year to CA and could not get the seat belt around me and SWORE that was it! I lost and now have gained again and now I'm flying back to CA and had to buy a seat belt extender. Talk about embarrassing. Please, we all need to support each other.

  13. Hi there.

    I just found your blog tonight. I would say keep blogging, if only because it helps keep your head straight. It's about your journey and how you deal with it. If writing helps, keep doing it. If it doesn't, don't do it.

  14. I feel like I'm in the same place...stuck in a rut and not doing much. I do like this forum as a place to vent about it privately.

  15. I'm always amazed at how much our lives mirror one another. I am much in the same place you are, thinking "why am I blogging" or "God I'm sick of saying the same things over and over" but I've decided to keep on keeping on. I think you should too. I don't care how many times you lose/gain/lose/gain, your readers will be there cheering you on, lifting you up and cussing you out when you need it (just kidding about the cussing you out part). But really, please, keep the blog. You will get back into the swing of things and when you do we'll be here for you!

  16. I think 90% of us are floundering. Don't give up.

  17. You are beautiful, less than your top weight, and you know you have to do this. I started low carb for the first time ever and I love it. I am convinced this is my breakthrough time. Your time will come.

  18. Keep blogging! I just started reading you today.

    I started a blog because I needed it. No one was reading it for a year and I started gaining weight. I am a week in to turning my life around and I think I can do it. You can do it.

    Fat girls need each other.

  19. If you stop blogging it will be easier to continue on in low-motivationville.

    We all have been where we've wanted to do it but never seem to be able to get over the hump and actually start doing it. I never thought I would scale that hump in my life without surgery. But I did!

    Never, ever give up. Forgive yourself for not succeeding yet. When you get rid of the guilt it gets so much easier to jump on the wagon and stay there.

    I say keep blogging because it is a great source of support.