I've been reflecting on this for the past week, and I've come to a decision about the future of the blog and the challenge. I don't want this to come across as negative and like I'm abandoning the challenge, but it's grown into this black hole in my life. I sincerely want everyone to reach their goals and I'm more than happy to help, but it's taking up so much time and it has become a distraction rather than a motivator for me.
Also, I am not qualified to be giving out some of the advice people are asking me for and I really think some people should seek professional help rather than be contacting me. I simply don't have the time to be recording everyones progress and sorting thru them to find out who is losing and who reached milestones and then there are some people who are just not emailing me back and I just honestly can't be putting so much effort into this when I'm getting nothing back from it except emails telling me what I've forgotten to do or what I still need to do, whose name is wrong and who I forgot to record, etc.
I'm still going to challenge myself, and I hope you all challenge yourselves too, keep in touch with your buddy groups, go to chats, etc., however I am not going to be tracking weight each week, sending chat transcripts, etc. This could honestly be a full time job, and I already have one of those!
I'll make a post each week with my personal loss, and you all can respond with yours, I'm really happy to hear your success stories, but the dedication of time is just too much for me right now.
And just to clear some things up, this blog isn't just about the challenge and for the challenge, it's about how I became and continue to be healthy. If people have problems with my posts are SuperFoods, just don't read the blog. If you think I'm too preachy about organics and green lifestyles, don't read. I don't want to alienate people, but no one is forcing you to read this.
I do want to thank all of the people who have been so kind to me and believe me, I know there are more nice and thankful people than rude/mean. Honestly, I just don't have the time to do this for 167 people when it's really not motivating me at all, just stressing me out.
Best of Luck!