Well, I realized this morning that yesterday was the one year anniversary of the day I started this blog! How crazy is that? Time really flies when you're humiliating yourself in front of an audience.
In the year I've been writing this blog:
- I came out to all of my friends and family as someone with a weight problem. I am sure all of them needed medical care to survive the shock.
- MSNBC featured me in a story on their website. No, it wasn't about diet success stories or the Fifty Most Beautiful Bloggers. It was about people who can't work equipment at the gym. Nothing like telling the world I fell off a treadmill. Several times.
- I went to New York for BlogHer10, made some friends and came home with ninety pounds of free stuff. Incidentally, the only things I brought home that I actually use are a toothbrush and several reusable grocery bags. And I never did win a Tempurpedic Mattress, but I'll never forget getting my picture taken with Marmaduke.
- Embarrassingly enough, have not lost a single pound. Eek. In my defense, I've dealt with a lot of issues that I didn't expect, but if I am writing a two-year anniversary post and saying that I am really going to feel like a hypocrite.
- Made great friends in my comments section. Seriously, thank you guys for sticking with me and prodding me along this year. Mary G, Darlene, Kim, Kim, Kate, Stacia, Jess, Patty, Melisa, Bluestreak, and my family, among a lot of other people. It's been wonderful to know that people are reading and I've really appreciated the cheerleading.
SOOOO, in celebration of my attention span actually keeping me in a project for an entire year, I am having a giveaway. If you leave a comment on this post either telling me what I should write about in the next year or telling me what your favorite post of the last year has been, you'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com!
Note to all federal organizations: I bought this gift certificate myself and no one gave it to me, so don't sue me. Thanks.
I will pick a winner on Tuesday morning, so you'll have to keep your fingers crossed for a while.
Again, thanks for reading here. It helps me keep my mom on her toes.