So it's been a loooong time since I was here! And 10 days since I said I would be back on deck. Sorry about that! I've been ker-azy busy with work and uni and friends and family and all that fun stuff. It's like John Lennon says: life is what happens when you're making other plans!
And that's why, ladies and gents, I've come to the difficult decision to take an indefinite break from Three Piece Suite. I started the blog because I had a lot to say about the weird, weird world of weight loss. I wanted to help other people see what I see: that it's vital we look past all the lies we're fed by the multi-billion dollar slimming industry to the truth of the matter, which is that eating well and exercising regularly are the ONLY ways to safely lose weight and keep it off for life.
Now I feel like, well, my work here is done. I've tried to explore some of the thorny social and political issues surrounding weight and body image and why we believe the things we believe. I don't feel I can be any more explicit with my message: to get slim, you have to get real. It all comes down to YOU.
I know you haven't always agreed with my thoughts on weight loss but, for the most part, your comments and criticism have been constructive and thought provoking, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. There's nothing like a hearty debate!
But for now I need to go and do some other things. I have a screenplay to write, for one. (God, that sounds pretentious! But I really do - it's my major uni assignment!) I have an increasingly humanoid dog to entertain. I have five months to plan the most kick-arse 30th birthday fiesta ever. I have a trip to New York and London to look forward to. I have a lovely, lovely husband to look after.
I'll miss blogging and I'm pretty sure I'll be back in some other guise. But next time I'm going to come back as me, not Kitty the weight-loss warrior! From time to time I may pop back here and delve into the world of weight loss once more. If not, I'll catch you elsewhere on the information superhighway!
I hope you've learned something here. I hope you've been encouraged to think about taking care of yourself in a new way. I hope you've realised that there are no quick fixes, that only YOU have the power (and the responsibility) to ensure you are healthy and happy, inside and out.
Take care... and keep it real y'all!