Two years ago, I decided to start a blog. At the time there was only one health blog I read–Nutritionista. I liked her health and nutrition tips, but even more, I liked how she (used to) take pictures of all her meals on Fridays.
After reading her blog and a number of other Tumblr blogs, I decided to start my own blog to document my weight loss. As you can see in my first post, I’d already lost eight pounds. I was happy with that, but honestly wasn’t sure if I’d be able to lose 41 more (at the time I wanted a round 140, but quickly realized that 50 sounded way cooler than 49.) I went to the gym a LOT, but hadn’t even started running yet!
I had no idea that nearly two years later, I’d still be going.
That I’d have met some of my best friends over the internets.
That I’d go to a blog conference for health bloggers–and run 16 miles while there!
That I’d spend my birthday weekend with eight other couples in Vermont and be totally fine with it because I was so comfortable with everyone there.
I have had an amazing two years with this blog, and I can’t wait to see how it keeps growing!
For breakfast, after hopping on the scale and seeing that I’d somehow lost that six pounds of water weight after this weekend (gross), I went for my fairly regular breakfast before I headed off to a work conference for the morning. I knew they’d have lots of sugary breakfast foods, and I wanted to eat something on my own terms.
I went straight from home to the conference, so I didn’t bring lunch, and I grabbed some sushi from the deli next door. FAIL. $17 for one sushi roll, one spring roll and a Larabar. WIN for being a good Catholic and not eating meat. (Speaking of…I’m still trying to decide what to give up…)
To celebrate my blog’s birthday, I’m giving one of you a present! Since I love running with Spibelts–they can fit so much. I usually put my keys, phone, debit card and some Gu in mine when I run. I’ve asked the Spibelt folks if they can give away one to one of my readers.
So, in order to enter (each of these ways counts as one entry, for anything other than a comment, please leave ANOTHER comment telling me you’ve done so:
- leave a comment
- Like me on Facebook
- Follow my RSS feed
- Follow me on Twitter
- Tweet: “It’s Losing Weight in the City’s birthday, and @tblanchfield is giving away a @spibelt! http://bit.ly/eq4sqe”
This contest will be open until 5pm EST Thursday March 10.