Thursday, December 15, 2011
December 15th and 100 Posts
I had no idea when I began this blog back in July that I would be here today. I did not know where it would take me, I had no real expectations. I knew from reading Catherine's blog that I hoped to make this a journal of my reconnection with my band. I had no idea that I would make some of the most wonderful friends and meet these incredible women face to face. But I did, and I have. BOOBS was super duber incredible! You all must attend this coming year!
So what words of wisdom come from 100 Posts. I have no idea, I just know that I try to be as honest as possible when I post here. I do not think about who may sit in judgement of me for what I write, because I started this blog first and foremost for me, in realizing that my story may help someone else who has fallen and regained weight, has been an incredible feeling of worth. I cannot begin to tell you, when I get the emails asking me questions about how I turned it back around, makes me feel. I don't have all of the answers, hell I am not even sure I have a few, but I know that it took a lot of soul searching and tears and therapy to get me where I am today.
I am amazed that I have 61 people who follow me. I am grateful that they enjoy reading what I have to say. I follow so many blogs here and am being introduced to new bloggers each and every day. There are so many terrific reads. So going into the new year, I will document what I am most thankful for 4 years later. I know that I am truly thankful for all of you, who listen to my ranting and ramblings and occasional advice or informational posts and take it all in stride.
I have had many changes this year, new job, new location, and a new body forming right before my eyes. The inner me is still the same Kristin, but she is happier, smiles more and laughs more. I miss Adam this time of year so much. I know that if he were here with me, he would be my biggest cheerleader. He keeps me plugging along, and keeping my head held up high. Having Nichole to work out with, has made this an even better year. I love her so much, no mother could ask for a better daughter! I am so very proud of her, she is losing weight right along with me, and she is unbanded!
I also see numerous blogs where folks are posting about not knowing what to say, or worrying or stressing over their posts. I have never felt this way, as this Blog is for me. So I just say whatever is on my mind that day or in the moment. If someone does not want to read it, I will still post it. Having people read it is icing on my cake so to speak.
Looking forward to tomorrow, I am leaving at noon and will be making snowman cupcakes for my mother's birthday party on Saturday. It will be so much fun. I also am making chocolate coated pretzels with Adam this weekend, so it will be a fun time.
The answer to the above is simple......be yourself, be honest and do not be afraid!