Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why I started this blog...

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. 


  1. What a treat to hear from you. I've kind of fallen off the blog planet too. Life has just taken over. Glad you're doing well!

  2. So great to hear from you- I'll never forget how fun it was when we hung out in Chicago. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know you a little better in person, and I am so happy to hear that life is good! Keep enjoying it and living to the fullest each day. :)

  3. It's so nice to get an update and to know that you are doing well, are happy and enjoying life! Would you consider doing an annual post, rather than stopping completely?? :)