It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

In The Joy Diet, Martha Beck suggests that we do something every day that scares the pants off of us. Well, I’m still wearing my pants, but I’ve done one of those things that may come back to haunt me.

A few months ago I was contacted by the publishers of AOL’s That’s Fit group asking me if I’d like to be featured on their Blogging Down series. I took a look at it, saw some familiar faces, and figured, what the heck? I completed their interview request, sent it on its way, and promptly forgot about it until yesterday when I learned “my” story would be going up today. Good news, right?

We’ll see about that. I took a few minutes last night to read some more of the other bloggers’ stories and that when I noticed for the first time that there were comments. Lots of comments. Lots and LOTS on some stories and many of them unkind. I’m not looking forward to this quite as much as I thought I would, but I suspect I will survive. My fragile days are over. I think. :) I’m just hopeful that the story inspires even one person to move his or her fitness program forward.

If you’d care to check it out, here’s the link: Cammy Quit Yo-Yo Dieting and Lost 100 Pounds

Wish me luck. :)

26 thoughts on “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

  1. Congrats Cammy and I hope you get kind comments. I don’t understand why people on the web decide to be nasty. I guess maybe because they can with out any immediate consequences.

    I will go over and read it. You were brave to go ahead and do this!

  2. Another adventure! Congratulations.

    Even though I’m “thick,” I am not thick-skinned. That’s why I’m not a politician or celebrity (yeah, that’s the reason lol).

    Mean people have issues, and it is useless to get sucked into their attention-seeking banter. You have so much to offer and are certainly appreciated in blog-land.

  3. oh wow! This is so exciting. I cant’ wait to read it and my comment will not be nasty like the ones your read. Forget about those people and just be confident in yourself. Those people are just insecure with themselves

    Please post the link when it comes out!

  4. What a great post. I think it was well done. I’m with Karen, if anybody gives you any trouble, just let me know and I’ll punch ’em in the schnoz.

  5. Oh no! I just sent my story in at their request too. I don’t want any bad comments. I’m going to pop over there and give you a good comment. How could anyone say anything bad about someone who has lost weight successfully?

  6. That was a very nice article, Cammy! I took a look at the other article and I don’t get the negative commentors, either. If they have no weight issues, why are they reading those articles and commenting in the first place?

    You are an inspiration to me because you are in my age range and lost about as much weight as I want to lose (I need to lose about 40 more) and have done it with smarts and good cheer!

  7. I bet it feels like being a newbie going into a nudist camp, huh? But don’t worry, you’ll be looking good! It’s these impulsive moments that make us who we are. I’m not sure you would have felt any better about the interview if you thought *too* hard about the answers. Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Yay you!! Your AOL story will inspire and bring a whole lot of folks to your blog. Get ready! I had 5,000 hits one day. Yikes!

    Sooo happy that you’ve got this “publicity.” Your cheering, friendly voice is something everyone needs in their weight journey :)

  9. i tried to comment but it wouldn’t let is what i tried to say..

    Your story inspires me always. You are the epitome of success in life! Thank you for once again putting yourself out there for all of us looking for inspiration and a reason to keep trying to attain our goals!


  10. Just read you post, great job. The first comment on the other site says it all. You did what others think about and talk about. I’m so blessed to know you. You are my inspiration.

  11. Oh nice, Cammy! I enjoyed reading your That’s Fit post very much. It’s well written, to the point and includes just enough of your personality to feel warm and real. Bravo!

    I am so impressed by the way you “give back”… You’re fit and you’ve maintained for a year and a half, yet you continue to contribute your support and wisdom to the many of us who are mid-way or just starting the journey. Thank you.

  12. Oh, yeah… you can’t worry about that stuff.

    You are EXACTLY right… I mean, what do you do this for. What do I do it for?? It is to help. And if you help one person- then you have it covered. It was worth it.

    Thanks for all your hard work Cammy!!!

  13. Great article, Cammie. And not a single mean comment! Love that you lost 100 pounds over a year and a half–about the same amount of time it took me. There is getting to be quite a group of us ‘elder statesmen’ among the bloggers now–I love it!

    I don’t think I commented, but I really liked that article you wrote about what a difference one degree makes. I keep thinking about it.

  14. Talk about having courage to submit her writing! That’s awesome!

    I’m going over to read your post. You should attract a lot of new followers!!!! I can’t imagine anyone having an unkind word for someone who has worked to make her health and life better as you have.

    BRAVO, for putting yourself out there to share with the WORLD!!!

  15. This is actually how I found out about your site in the first place! :) So I’m glad you took part in it, and I enjoyed reading it! Hopefully you’ve had some awesome comments in return – and I strive to one day be able to write an article such as this! Would be awesome to say “I DID IT! Read this to find out how, and to do it yourself” :) Great job Cammy!

  16. Hi. Your article hits the right spot.

    I love that you are always kind. You wear kindness like a golden halo and the comments reflect what we think of you.

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  18. I just don’t understand the people who can leave unkind comments on a “success story.” It was nice to stumble on the article and think “I already know all about the Tippy Toe Diet.” Pay no attention to any unkind comments, they’re obviously jealous of success.

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