Yes my blog views hit 10026. It could have well been me viewing my own blog 10000 times. But I also use the do not track my own views feature.
I did not start this blog as a weight loss blog. It was meant to be space I used for my penchant for writing. Eventually, I realised this weight loss attempt is something I should get around to doing seriously because at that time I was miserable, in terms of self esteem - I had gained nearly 20kgs during my pregnancy just because of the total nonsense I fed myself, ended up fracturing both feet and was still having trouble with little things like sitting on the floor and standing up, walking fast was out of question and of course every person who saw me had words of advise to offer as to how I really needed to lose weight. I cried at many comments, fumed at attitudes of people and was drowning in self pity. I googled" weight loss blogs" and chanced upon the many blogs I have on my sidebar, now. I decided to take the plunge and be candid about it. Yes I am fat, but that does not mean I am a bad person beneath the adipose.
The husband decided to help a little and get me a home elliptical so that I could exercise within in the convenience of my home at any time and for however long without having to worry about my 6 month old. I initially started off with 10 mins. Can you believe it? And slowly increased until I decided to ditch the elliptical and join the gym because I needed more of a challenge.
I lost about 13 kgs ( from 100 to 87) by the time I joined back work in June 2011.Then I stopped doing much of the good stuff, ate out a lot and heard from a colleague one day that it looked like I had put on weight ( in 3 months) I checked the weighing scale, she was right. I was hovering near the 90s. Then I attacked again and got down to about 79. Then came March 2012, and our anniversary celeb at the Kovalam, Kerela. I was up 3 kilos!!! Then down to 76-77 ish and then USA in August, and the 80s again.
But in between, I can do an unassisted machine pull up, ran a 10 k race, restarted dance class (which I should get my ass back on), even trekked a wee bit and am generally very very fit, right now. But I am still FAR FAR away from goal weight, and really hope I will not stay fat forever. I hope I can sustain a journey into the lower 70s and am pushing hard. I am logging in food at spark people, exercise and weight right here on my blog and really believe that this is the recipe to success. My only battle is against sweet sugar and white rice that surreptiously add up the calories I consume.
For all those who made this blog hit 10000 views, my thanks to them. Please let me know if there is anything I should do to improve this blog or you would like this blog to address better. In case, dear secret reader, you would like to delurk, please do. I'd love to know you.
So here's to many more blog posts and hopefully lost kilos.