Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Not the sum total.

I need to take the focus off food and dieting. Lately, I've felt that dieting is the sum total of my life. There is so much more to me than weighing and measuring food and hoping to wear a smaller size by x amount of time. So, I'm signing up for a writing challenge over at Reverb10

"Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Use the end of your year as an opportunity to reflect on what's happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead."

I like the daily prompts, like today's prompt is:

December 7 – Community
Prompt: Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?
I have discovered a wonderful community online of bloggers. They are more than bloggers to me. They are friends. People that genuinely care about others. They take the time to leave a comment of support when they "see" a need. They share their life and sometimes they even share their things (love those giveaways!). I'm glad I joined this community of bloggers and look forward to "meeting" more in 2011.
In the last year, I've drifted away from my church. Not my faith, it never waivers. But I do miss the community of believers, sometimes. My soul seeks the strength that comes from faith shared.
In 2011, I want to be a more active member of my community. In words, in actions, and in efforts.


  1. I love this post. You, me, us are so much more than what we eat, what we do or what we weigh. Who we are doesn't change. I, too, have been using reverb to help me manifest my intentions for 2011.

    So on the action part, when are you coming to Fort Worth to visit?

  2. I love this post as well.
    Im working to rediscover my community in my spirituality.


    In the synagogue.

  3. Love the idea of reverb10. I am definitely on board. Thanks for sharing!

    I've fought being defined by my weight loss journey, or even my Ironman journey. It's so easy to get focused on one thing and letting it become everything!

    This, for me, is a great step for getting "right" in the head.

  4. Very cool. Thanks for mentioning this. I've wanted to get involved with some of that nature renewal programs in the community. Like the Texas Master Naturalists. Good reminder.

  5. Awesome!! I love it, and 'm lokingforwar to reing ore.. if you are going to be posting here?!


  6. If you go see Roxie in Fort Worth,
    would you come to Dallas to see me?

  7. Amen sister....you're definitely WAY MORE than the weight. Why do we even give a flip about the weight anyways? Stupid society. :)