Over the weekend, my blog turned eight! Woohoo, happy blogiversary to me!!
I've lived a healthier lifestyle for eight years now, which in all honesty sometimes frightens me because I am so accustomed to being normal. Well, normal in that I can wear clothes from regular stores, and I can fit into airplane and movie seats comfortably and without a second thought, and I can go for a walk and not absolutely DIE from exhaustion after five minutes. These are just a few ways that being more than 100 pounds overweight affected my life in the past, and I started this blog when I started my last diet because I never wanted to forget how challenging it was to be me, day in and day out, when I was carrying that extra weight, as well as how hard I worked to get that weight off.
However, I can go weeks without remembering how my life used to be, which is a good thing, because to me that means I'm pretty deeply entrenched in how I'm able to live now, but it's not so good in that I don't want to forget that it probably wouldn't be too hard to go down the path of my old self and BOOM - I'd be back where I was in 2008. I'd like to think that it wouldn't happen, that I'm pretty set in certain healthy eating and exercise patterns - but I know I could be doing better, so there's always the fear of letting it all go. Hey, I was pretty good at being overweight and sedentary; who's to say I won't go there again?
Still, eight years later, I'm doing well. I'm not the thinnest I've been, nor am I the fattest. I am the most active I've ever been in my adult life, and that includes all of our running adventures, which is something I never imagined I'd be doing when I started this blog.
Back in May of 2008, I wanted to lose weight. I hoped I would be successful. But I never thought I'd become the person I am today; someone who is pretty comfortable with her size, someone who exercises on the regular (read my old posts - I was very resistant to exercising in the beginning), and someone who is really quite pleased with how she's living her life. All in all, not a bad place to be. Thanks for coming along for the ride with me.