Circa May 2007. You would not believe how hard my supervisor and I worked to get a shot that made me look this, um, "thin"!
But it's not that exciting to write about. And I'm guessing, read about either. So, what keeps you coming back? Am I offering anything helpful anymore? I know that this has transitioned from being a weight-loss blog to more of a maintenance blog, with hints of knitting and dog thrown in for fun, but seriously - are you reading my posts out of habit, because you enjoy what I write, or am I still a beneficial voice in this land of weight-loss and maintenance?
I've been blogging for over five years now. I've gone from someone who was drastically overweight, to a more normal-sized person. I've gone from someone who resisted physical activity to being a person who automatically exercises, week-in and week-out. I've gone from someone who was a yoyo dieter for most of my adult life to actually keeping the weight off - a first for me. I've laid a lot out here over the last five years. Not everything, no - I'm a little more private than some bloggers, and yet little more out there than others. But you've seen most of me, and I hope that by showing my story, I've helped some of you to believe that if I could make such a drastic change, you could as well.
So...is this enough? Lately I've struggled to come up with weight-related topics for my Monday posts. I suspect part of this is due to having a lot on my figurative plate, and my mind can only handle so much (good thing I didn't want to be a doctor or lawyer - my brain probably would have exploded trying to learn everything)...a sweet friend suggested that I'm putting all of my creative thoughts toward my projects (running club, bathroom redo) and there's not a lot left for writing at the moment, and I hope she's right. But also, maybe maintenance IS boring. I might just have to switch up my Monday posts completely - I could concentrate on my drum-playing progress. How about I change the name of this blog to My Journey to Rock and/or Roll