I first started blogging for nothing else than to help keep me accountable. I had a place where I could lay out my wishes and my failures and figure out what works for me and what doesn't. I initially named my blog "There and back again and then some" and also because The Hobbit was in production at the time and I had just started re-reading it. The blog name reflected the truth since I had started and stopped the whole diet mentality at least 834 times in my adult life. But it was also long. Of course, Finding the Skinny Geek Within is also long but I ended up settling on FTSGW since it reflects more as to who I am. A few posts in, I wrote this. It's sort of a history as to how I got to where I was when I started this journey.
In browsing around my blog, I look at all the hard work that just one year made. I was on top of the world! Progress is an amazing thing y'all. And then sometimes real life happens.
In the blink of an eye, we lost Chris's father, dealt with some late teen angst and issues, and plenty of injuries too.
There's been some pretty amazing stuff happen as well though! Chris and I had an amazing time at Disney World for our 10th anniversary trip! Played a LOT of tennis. And even made it to the USTA Southern Sectionals in Tennessee! Came in last not only once but twice in a few races and I've learned since that it's not necessarily a bad thing! ;)
I've had a lot of successes but I've also had a lot of missteps along the way. When I started this journey, I had envisioned myself to be much farther along than I am now. I got lazy and complacent. I fell back into bad habits and lost my way. Had it not been for tennis, I'm certain I'd be well over my original starting weight by now. Summers are always the worst for me. I struggle during the heat and humidity and just do not want to do anything active. I actually do much better in the winter with everything. Which brings me to the present.
I feel the motivation coming back. I want to put the work in. I am ready.