Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

One Step Back - Two Steps Forward


I heard once that life is like a spinning plate act. Our goal is to keep all of the plates spinning at the same time. When one starts to slow you rush to it and give it the attention it needs.

Some plates spin easier than others - some are larger and some smaller. At different times in my life I have to spend more time on some and less on another - Just when I get some plates nicely spinning I have to dash off and give a different plate attention. Some women can spin so many more plates than I can - I watch them every Sunday with envy, but when I am watching their act my plates drop.

I have to stop spinning some plates because other plates are requiring more attention right now. This blog is one of the plates that I have to drop.

I have loved doing this. Thanks everyone for your love and support. I have been lifted by all of your comments - I have been edified by your examples. I have been amazed that you all have continued to read my ramblings. It has been so fun to have this invisible family to muse to and to renew my commitment to healthy living.

I truly know that without Heavenly Fathers help I could never have accomplished my goal to get healthy. I am constantly trying to keep my yoke on so that he will continually help me pull.

"Yea, and I also exhort you, my brethren, that ye be watchful unto prayer continually, that ye may not be led away by the temptations of the devil, that he may not overpower you..." Alma 34:39

Love,
Calamity

15 comments:

Yvonne said...

Thank you for all your wonderful posts. You will be missed.

I hope that all is well.

Deon said...

I just found your blog in January of this year - I refer to it often. It has helped and inspired me so much. Please know you have touched many lives, many whom have never commented here. Good luck spinning your current plates.

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing woman. Thanks for being willing to share what you have. You truly inspired me.

Davis family said...

You are an amzing woman. You have touched my life so much. Thanks for sharing your story, ideas, and love with me, and the rest of us. You truly are an inspiration. I hope things are well.

andi davis

Michal said...

good for you, for knowing which plate to let fall. but i will miss your posts and your wisdom. i guess when i need a dose of calamity jane, i'll have to read old posts. there are plenty that i haven't read, since i only found you a few months ago.
good luck with your other plates. maybe we'll hear from you again sometime!

Denise said...

Thank you for inspiring and encouraging those of us who don't have your wisdom. I'll miss your posts. Maybe when your life isn't so hectic, you'll feel able to spin another plate or two. Until then, I'll be reading the archives!

Heffalump said...

I hope you will leave your archives up so that we can refer back to this blog. It has been a great blessing to many people, and you will be missed.

Amy said...

It's a sad, sad day in bloggie world...

Thank you for your heartfelt insight and testimony. All of your advice and experience has helped so many of us!

Onward and upward!

mindyluwho said...

I have loved reading your posts. You have inspired me in so many ways, not just in my quest to be healthy, but in my quest draw strength from the Lord. I will miss reading new posts, but hope you will leave this blog so I can review your posts as needed!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You have encouraged many and I thank you for your blog it has helped me start a goal to help other lose weight and so far so good. I love your closeness to the scriptures. I wish I could express how much of a blessing your insight has been. Thank you.

Jennifer B. said...

I'll miss your posts. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. Good luck spinning the rest of those plates!

Heather said...

I came across your blog when I was searching for info about making whole wheat bread. I saw your recipe from sept 2007. I have a question for ya. Do you know what I'm doing wrong if my bread splits on one side. Here's a picture
http://sunnyside1976.blogspot.com/2008/04/does-practice-really-make-perfect.html

Thanks for sharing your amazing story and hard work. Good job!

Lisa said...

I just discovered your blog today, I hope that I will still be able to read the posts in the future!! What I have read so far is truly inspiring! Thanks,

Heffalump said...

I know you aren't blogging anymore, but just in case you still get comments emailed to you I thought I would let you know that I miss you being in the bloggy world!

cinndrella said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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