Blogging is no longer my thing- obviously. I started blogging to help my brain- weight loss for me was/is in my head much more than around my stomach. I needed a place to write all the crazy in my head- and get rational feedback from other people. Blogging accomplished what I needed it to do. When I first started, I always wondered- actually worried- why would anyone stop? I can't speak for others, but for me... my time is now being used for living life. I used to spend ALOT of time blogging- probably an hour a day (on a "quick" day) and usually more.
I used to be concerned that people stopped blogging because they gained weight. I am happy to report that is NOT the case for me. I stopped losing weight around 170 lbs, and held that for a couple of years. Currently I'm at 163 lbs- just living- change that - ENJOYING living. I do belong to a gym, and work out, for fun- only when I want to. I also have started eating healthy foods, by choice, not because I'm feeling guilty. Anyone who knows me knows that I will not give up any food I like- and that I love food. I just eat less. Oh, and I changed my nightly mini-sized ice cream cone to a full sized one. :)
Work is great. Family is non-stressful (believe it or not!)- but as eventful as ever. I go out all of the time. I've started traveling with friends and having some amazing adventures- which if I decide to blog again would be what I'd write about. I started to blog to be at peace with food, and now I'm at peace with my entire life. Nice.
So that's it- my glorious update. I honestly think about you often, my blogging friends. I may start sneaking quick peaks to see "what's up", because I really do wonder. I probably wouldn't recognize half of the community with so many new people- but that's a fabulous thing. I still appreciate every day all of the support that I received, and am certain it's happening as strongly as ever for the newbies. And to them I would say- lapbands can work, blogging does work, and there is a wonderful life waiting for you, which is actually starting right where you are.