One Whole Decade



Ten years ago, I had just gone back to work after being a SAHM for 7 years; I had 3 kids under the age of 10 (not unmanageable unless you’re me), I had been married for 11 years, my self esteem was at an all time low, while my weight was at an all time high (oh, how I would LOVE to weigh now what I weighed then!!!) and then I started this blog.

This blog started out as a way to discuss weight, healthy food, exercise, and all things related to the journey of shedding some pounds. But guess what? To my horror, I found that you can’t lose weight by just talking about it. Writing about weight loss ≠ losing weight (it totally should, but it doesn’t).

Over the last ten years, I’ve continued to not lose weight, but for whatever reason, I kept writing. Well, sort of. I’ve gone for weeks and weeks where I just wasn’t feeling it, so I didn’t write anything. But then I always end up missing it, so I come back for more, and bless your sweet hearts, you keep reading the ridiculous drivel I write. I’ve never gotten a ton of comments, and I’ve never been one of those “super bloggers” who go on to write books or get their own show or become famous, but that’s never really been my goal (although yeah, I would love to write a book someday, but I have no idea what I’d write about because I suck at fiction and who wants to read about how someone DIDN’T lose weight for ten years???? But, I digress…)

Anyway, I told a couple of people recently that I think I’m done with this blog. I was ready to just shut it down and either walk away from blogging completely or start a whole ‘nother blog where I talk about all the things in the world not related to losing weight. Because sometimes I have thoughts about ridiculous coffee table books, or I want to talk about the deep subject of makeup primer, or I just need to vent because my kids have a learning disability when it comes to taking out the trash. And then I just figured, well shoot, I can write about all of those things right here in this space and if no one reads it, that’s fine, but I love getting comments when something resonates, even if it’s just a “ME TOO!!”

So, I guess I’ll keep writing (is “blogging” still a thing? Are we just calling this a “website” now because blogging is soooo 2009?? I need a Millennial to help me out here with what’s hip and cool (I’m guessing “hip” and “cool” are probably not it)). ANYWAY, I’m here to stay for awhile I think. If you come here looking for weight loss type stuff, you might be disappointed, but hopefully you’ll stay for the riveting conversation about 80s hairstyles and the macrame plant holders of my youth.

So yeah…ten years, man. Crazy.

If you need me, I’ll be over here spooning with my blog. 



23 thoughts on “One Whole Decade

  1. I love reading your “drivel”. You usually make me laugh because I can relate. Drivel on about whatever you want. I’ll read it!

    1. Well I did that last weekend and was told that it’s not “appropriate” to shout about my love for cookies dressed in “sleeping attire”. I mean, if everyone else can shop at The Wal-Marts dressed in pj pants and fuzzy slippers, why can’t I declare my love of cookies in the park??? So unfair!!

  2. I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered your blog and you’ve been at it ten years. Then again, I only recently ventured from my cozy home on Blogger. I’m glad you decided to keep writing, I like your style. Maybe you should write a book. Ya never know, macrame may just be ready for a pop culture revival!

    1. I enjoy myself so much more when I write the ridiculous stuff!! And thank you – you’ve always been my #1 fan (but not in that creepy Kathy Bates Misery way).

  3. I have been reading your blog for years and I enjoy it. We are all trying to lose weight, work and take care of our kids and you are honest about it.

  4. Congratulations on your 10 year relationship with WordPress – I hope they got you a present.

    I’m glad you’re going to continue blogging – I think a lot of us have moved beyond the whole weight loss topic and just want to write about whatever. So do that…you’ll have readers. 😉

  5. I’ve been reading you for a while and never commented. Congratulations on your anniversary! Please keep writing. You have a wonderful style and I enjoy reading! Whether its weight loss (or gain), which I hope you will continue to write about from time to time, or anything else!

  6. Hey gal! I’ve got you in my blog feed and am always happy to see a post from you pop up in there! I enjoy your writing – glad you’ll keep doing it, and it’s your blog, so write about whatever inspires you to do so!

  7. Jill our lives continue to run in semi-parallel! I blog in the same way you do (as you know), and feel like I haven’t much any progress with either the food thing or the blogging thing. Recently I have also been considering giving up writing and shutting my blog down. I haven’t been doing it as long as you but I still feel the need, when I want to delete the blog, the write one more post. So here’s to keeping going, occasionally writing and enjoying what we are doing! Look forward to seeing more of your posts 🙂

    1. Aston! My British Sister from Another Mister! 🙂 It’s scary how much you and I think alike – I love your writing and I hope that you continue, but if not, at least check in here from time to time and let me know how things are going. Btw, not sure if you are in London or not – I heard about the explosion on the train, hope you are outside the range of that! Either way, stay safe and know that I’m thinking of you! ❤

      1. Jill, thanks for your kind words! I’m going to continue sporadically writing, it is somewhat theraputic in the end! Don’t worry, I live north of London so was nowhere near when the tube thing happened. It’s horrible though, what is the world coming to?!

  8. I adore your writing and you are one of my top favorite bloggers of all time. If you write it, I can’t wait to get my eyeballs on it and read it. Happy 10-year Blogaversary!

  9. Hello! I’ve been reading awhile but first time commenting. Glad you are staying. 10 years to not lose weight is nothing – I’m going on 20! But I still talk about it and still want to do it – so there’s that. Anyway – write about anything and maybe while we aren’t looking, we’ll lose a couple pounds!

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