When I started blogging back in March, I honestly did not expect to keep it up. I’ve never been able to keep a journaling schedule, and I have tried many times. I’ll go good for a while, then I’ll start slacking off, then I’ll find that I haven’t written anything in three months. So, the fact that I’m still actively writing is fairly astonishing to me, and well worth celebrating. 🙂
To get ready for this post, I was looking at my first posts to see what’s different, what’s the same, that sort of thing. First off, I didn’t eat pizza when my gents ordered out. This is hilarious to me because I *did* eat a piece of pizza last night-we actually ordered out for the first time in probably 2 months. That’s one of the things that’s changed a lot since I started this blog-we eat out a lot less than we did, and generally when we do, I’m pretty mindful of what I order.
Another thing that’s changed, is in that same post, I note that I weighed 381 pounds-I weighed 352 on Monday. So there’s that. Something that came up consistently in the early posts is that I struggled to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I’m pretty proud to say that I have that done by noon usually, and my daily minimum now is 12 glasses of water. I very rarely don’t make that (and when I don’t, it’s always because I don’t plan ahead and take water with me when I know I’m going to be out. :p ) I think getting enough water makes a huge difference in how I feel physically. If I don’t get enough, I tend to feel heavy and slow and just kind of icky.
My 100th post came during the summer at a time that I know now was kind of filled with this crazy focus on the scale, therefore I got discouraged and frustrated all the time, and that post kinda showed it, I think.
I also posted a “before and after” kind of face pictures, using a photo from Christmas 2009, and one of the most recent of the million selfies I take on Instagram. (Haha) It kinda made me laugh, too, because things have changed for me in other ways. So, I took that comparison, added a photo I took of myself in March, when I started, and added the newest of my selfies. *grin* The thing about all the pictures I’m taking of my face is that I actually like my face now. I don’t cringe when I see pictures of myself anymore.
In another 100 posts-I would like to be farther along the path to the healthiest me, and still actively posting here. I’d like to have to gripe about needing to buy new clothes AGAIN. I’d like to blog about how awesome it feels to walk longer distances, and I’d like to blog about how content I continue to be with myself, my changes and my life. 😀
Have a great weekend, folks. We’re supposed to get something like 6 inches of snow this weekend, so maybe we’ll build a fort in the backyard. :p (Or at least, shovel the driveway. *grin*)