Since January 2010, my blog has focused on weight loss as a primary means to become healthier, along with scattered musings on life events. Now I realize that health is so much more than eating and physical activity, I have watched blog hits and comments drop as my focus has shifted to my very survivable breast cancer, angst over the choice of bilateral mastectomy, and anxiety about reconstruction. No biggie except I am in a place where my health is all-consuming – nothing like major surgery and prolonged recovery for a wee bit of cancer to make one refocus to a more holistic viewpoint. (For those interested, my weight loss continues at ~1.64 pounds/week. Amazingly consistent since switching to a no sugar/starch/grains approach in January.)
Does blogging have a place for me right now? Not certain. I can write for wellness in private. I can continue monitoring my weight loss and physical fitness on my own. And, probably no matter what will update my weight chart on this site. Support for breast cancer surgery and recovery will come from family, friends, and perhaps more disease specific sites. Truly expressive writing about my body issues will never show up in a blog. No one wants to read yet another saga of surgery. Pre and post op pics? No way. My distress is enormous. My blog is insufficient.