Firstly – The Rise
Thank you to all you lovely people who have taken my little blog to over 5000 views/hits. Over 5000!! I actually can’t believe it, 5000. Did I mention my little blog has been looked at over 5000 times by you! It’s only been in existence for three months, so I am thrilled. I’ve no clue whether 5000 is a good stat or if I should have had 30,000 views by now, no matter, I’m very happy about it anyway. Nah, what am I saying, 5000 hits in three months is cool, super cool!!!
When I decided I wanted the good people of the blogosphere to hold me to account on my road to a ‘healthier’ lifestyle, I had no idea I’d get this many hits in such a short space of time. If I’m honest, I thought a few family and friends would read it occasionally and offer a few words of support when times of struggle came. The fact that I’ve been getting readers from all over the world, has completely blown me away. Let’s face it, I’m not writing Shakespeare, so I’m chuffed people are taking the time to read and to comment. This here blog is really helping me. Writing it helps me stay connected with what I’m trying to achieve and it helps me process any negativity I may experience so that it doesn’t take over. Equally, knowing that you are reading, makes me believe my non-shakespearean content must be okay, even if on occasion, a bit repetitive and monotonous 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you.
To celebrate this, my first milestone as a blogger, I’ve changed the look of the blog page. What do you think? Any good? Can you even remember what it used to look like? No, me neither. If you can remember, give me some feedback and I’ll change it back if we disapprove.
Secondly – The Fall
My blog hits may have risen to over 5000, but, I am equally pleased that my weight has fallen by 5 stone /// 31kgs /// 70lbs. This means that I have lost over 17% of my body mass in three months (well nearly four as I had started to lose before I started the blog).
Seventeen percent! That is a ridiculous statistic in a surprisingly short period of time. I know that my rate of loss will slow down, in fact, I think it already has, but, as long as it keeps falling, there is no reason why I shouldn’t remain tickled pink!
I really thank God for helping me achieve this change and I am indebted to a few people who have helped me and joined me with regard to exercise. I know that when it comes to it, it’s down to the effort that I’m prepared to put in and keep putting in, but, without the support of a few people along the way (especially at the beginning), I may not be where I am today. Thank you, thank you, thank you too.
To celebrate this, this massive milestone towards being a ‘healthier’ person, I’ve had a bit of a day off today. No gym (my body needed a rest) and some chocolate cake. Hey, it’s the end of the month, I’ve dropped 5 stone and I am in no doubt I will pick up where I left off tomorrow (or Monday :-)). Balance! It’s all good in the hood!
Thanks for continuing to read my ramblings. I look forward to sharing even more with you as I become fitter, lighter and healthier.
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