Since starting this blog, I’ve found others. Some of them have been dormant for a while, and others have been a huge success.
Looking at some of the history of the successful ones, I’ve noticed that most had bad times near the beginning.
I was looking at Jennette Fulda’s blog (She lost half her body weight). She started documenting in November 2003, but didn’t seem to make much progress until July 2004. Her posting frequency was pretty sporadic until that time also.
It seems that I’ve had the same pattern. Some early progress, then the progress fades away, then I quit posting (or weighing) very often.
I’m hoping that today is my July 2004. I weighed in at 265.4 tonight, I’m down 31 lbs. I spent 86 minutes on the elliptical watching Stargate Atlantis (I love iTunes).
I’ve said before that my weight loss began when I stopped being so depressed, and saw the changes that were needed. I’m not so sure of that now. I’ve been through another bout of depression, and I’m trying to use the focus on weight loss as a coping mechanism. If it works, and I get to lose weight too, that’ll be more reason to feel better.