Sunday, April 09, 2006

Happy Bloggiversary to Me!

I started this blog on 9 April last year, and I've been rambling away about this weight loss stuff for a year now. How time flies! There are other anniversaries, like the anniversary of the day I really started, and the day I re-started, but this is the first anniversary I actually get to look back at what I actually said that day. And I said a fair bit with three whole posts - here, here and here.

The first one is dull, so we'll skip over that. The second? Numbers, talking about a ticker that is no longer at the top of the blog. A bit of history about where I'd got to to date, a reminder of how much I've lost since then - that I was down about 18lb from my highest - a whopping 82lb more than I weigh now. Wow!

And the third? I didn't realise it at the time, but the third post held the key to almost everything I've done since. Yup, my third post was about running. It's worth quoting in full.

The other thing I'm doing when I go to the gym is trying to get in shape for the Race for Life. I've written more about this on my other blog, but it fits well here so I've carried it over here. I've never been a great athlete, and I've always been overweight, but I've finally decided to do something about it. I did a mile last year. I didn't exactly run it all, but I got round faster than some people which at that stage (before I started going to the gym) was an achievement in itself. This year I wanted to take it a step further so signed up for the Race for Life for Cancer Research. Unfortunately, at that stage I didn't know how good a choice that would be. A week or so later I found out about my sister's cancer scare, which is still ongoing and unresolved.

I've not really started my fundraising properly yet, but I do have an online donation page which you can use if you want to.

If I manage this (and I'm now managing 5km in the gym in about 36 minutes so there's hope), I might even sign up for the 10km Abbey Dash which I believe takes place in November. Of course, it would be easier to get round if I'm lighter...

Oh yes, I signed up for the Abbey Dash. And then some. I think that my inner runner was already making a bid to be noticed, even though I didn't know it!

And I can now run 5k in 24 minutes too!


Blogger Isabelle said...

Well, indeed, Happy Bloggiversary. Your blog is consistently interesting and your achievements are impressive.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Lulu said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a difference a year makes.

4:16 AM  

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