Tomorrow marks one year of Band-Babe blogging. Honestly, that was a HUGE step for me to take. I've never, ever been one to put it out there. I'd never told anyone how much I'd weighed, how much I'd lost, much less my thoughts and feelings about any of it. And I'm grateful every day since then, that I took that chance. I simply would not have been as successful with my band and weight loss, and now maintenance, without blogging. Period. I needed this, I needed you, more than I could have known.
One of the reasons I decided to blog, is because I wanted this time to be different. If I always did the same things, I'd always get the same results. Cliche, but unfortunately (or fortunately) true. And blogging helped me to stumble to the realization that half of my personal band journey was physical, and the other half was mental. Yes, I "knew" that, but I didn't understand that. Writing my craziness, and my saneness, and sharing in yours- has helped me to work things out with myself and my relationship with food.
Many of us chose words for 2010- for many reasons, mine was "spontaneous"- doing things I wouldn't have normally done. Going for it. Going for life. Obesity wasn't just killing me, it was keeping me from living. Getting banded was a big decision for us, it was financially a stretch. But, I did it anyway. And it worked...
So, why not blogging? Why not skiing (for the first time in my life)? Why not shop like a teenager (ok, maybe this one isn't so great)? Why not go for my professional dreams? Why not go to concerts? Parties? Oh my god, I can do anything I want. Anything.
Now, I'm thinking of a word for this year. I'm done with spontaneous, but I need something ambitious. I'm a "what now?" kinda girl (thanks for reminding me Gilly). So, what now??? I'm still thinking about this one... I hope to read more of your "words" for 2011 for inspiration.