I began this blog in January of 2010. Initially it was a craft blog, but my craftiness comes in spurts and I was really not the great at posting. So I let it go, didn't update for a few months and then in May I discovered I was fat. (Freaking Eureka, right?) So I morphed the blog into the sometimes funny, often sarcastic, very honest, and extremely helpful (to me at least) insanity you are now reading. Cooking it Off is a title I really identified with, I like the symbolism. Someday I'm going to get a picture of myself sitting in a huge frying pan, cooking the fat off my ass like bacon.
Anyway I looked back at the first post I ever did, it was about sick babies and how gross they are. Not very inspiring, or that interesting really. But, if you want to read it, it's here.
One year later I am closer to my goal than I thought I would be. I know that barring a baby entering the picture I will get there sooner rather than later. So the questions I have is, what does one do when losing weight is no longer the focus of a weight loss blog? Are you (my beloved bloggy-buddies) still going to interested in me if and when I reach my goal? What will I have to say? If this is indeed a life change then are you following my life and not just my weight loss? and for that matter, How long does one blog for? Is blogging forever? What would I do without all of you, I crave your online friendships as much as I need slimfast to remain on the market after I lose the weight. You are all so supportive, and have truly helped me get as far as I have gotten so quickly.
When I began blogging I though there was a magic blog club you had to get into. A club that only allowed cool kids to join, kids like Drazil and Mrs. Fatass, who have legions of followers. Once in the club you would have hundreds of followers and everyone would be interested in what you were doing everyday. I was sad when my follower list was so small for so long.
I'm not sad now, I havn't been sad for a long time. I don't need legions of followers. I have people that I hear from daily, people who remember my stories and know things about my life. I believe that I am helping others as much as you are all helping me. I am happy to be a part of a group of wonderful bloggers who are positive and supportive and, well, you make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
So Happy Birthday, Cooking It Off!
P.S. My actual birthday is next Thursday. I will be 28 years old, old enough to be an adult with my shit together and yet...