Time Flies: Celebrating the Second Year

Two years ago tomorrow (Monday), I posted my first entry on The Tippy Toe Diet. I had been blogging about my weight loss journey on my original-and-now-defunct blog, Singlespace, but that was mainly for myself and a few friends. By the time I started this blog, I had crossed the halfway mark (50 pounds lost) and felt secure enough to share with the outside world. (Trivia buffs will remember that my blog name came about when people kept hounding me for the name of my diet, and they didn’t seem to believe me when I told them I was simply making small, cumulative changes here and there. Finally, and partly from frustration, I blurted out, “It’s the Tippy Toe Diet–you sneak up on it!” )

Last year, I posted a 2008 year in review entry, and I thought I’d do the same this year. Lots happened, that’s for sure.

2009 Year in Review

I declared my 2009 Rest-olutions and kept most of them. I never did explore the concept of the power nap, mostly because….

…It went right out of my head when I appeared in my first (and last) ad campaign for Fitness Together, the training studio that helped me make such great progress.(Note to PR folks: Am still available to be your brand ambassador and have added many, many areas of expertise since the original post.)

I went on a sock diet and had quite a bit of success until November, when I bought 4 pairs of Under Armour Crew Socks. In my defense, I didn’t own any crew socks, and my ankles were freezing.

I discussed the gifts we have and the debt of honor we owe ourselves to use these gifts.

Geez, Louise, I’m in the news again, at the state level this time.

I politely suggested you all go SWOT yourselves

Cammy – 1, Girl Scouts – 0: the Girl Scout Cookie Attack.

I survived the loss of my job of 23 years. I might have even thrived a little bit.

One of the happiest days of my life: I rode a jet ski for the first time ever!

On that same trip, I got to meet Natalia of A Little Bit About a Lot of Things and Diana of Scale Junkie fame. I was still thrilling over that when I had the opportunity to meet Patty, now blogging at Our Nutritional Endeavor.

The lovely Sahar at fatfightertv.com made me a Woo-hoo! I had never been a Woo-hoo! before and was quite honored. I’m still all warm and fuzzy over it.

I wrote an open letter to the guys at my gym. Shortly thereafter, I switched to a Sun., Tues., Thurs. schedule and had a much nicer experience. I even got a “You’re rocking those push-ups” from one guy. Be still my heart.

I somehow managed to work Samuel Coleridge into a blog post on weight loss: Put the Block on Porlock! A little weird, but it worked for me.

During the summer, I attended BlogHer ’09 and met some interesting people and was overrun with swag: Report 1, Report 2, Report 3.

I found the secret of Mo-Mo.

And then there were some marginally interesting insights on weight loss, transferred from my life in Corporate America.

I even began to cook, if only a little.

And then I left town for a month-long road trip to the western U.S. One of the highlights was riding a tram up to the top of Sandhia Mountain in Albuquerque. Other highlights included riding bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and hiking a bit in L.A.’s Griffith Park. Some pictures can be found here.

National publicity in the form of a wee mention in Woman’s Day magazine, along with other fitness bloggers, Roni and Shelley.

I presented some tips on finding the tiger inside ourselves. Not the lying, scheming, adutery-committing Tiger (unless that’s your thing, and who am I to judge?) but the one that makes you want to FIGHT for a better life for yourself.

The rest of the year is kind of a blur, to tell you the truth, likely caused by the sugar increase of the holidays. But all things considered, not a bad year at all.

And I passed my first year in goal weight range—whew!

YOU are a large part of the reason I continue to blog. Your input, your support, your guidance, and your wisdom inspire me, motivate me, and enchant me. It may sound hokey, but the greeting card had it right: “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.”  Thank you for letting me play in your world for another year!

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0 thoughts on “Time Flies: Celebrating the Second Year

  1. I love the year in review info! Great job on coninuing the journey to a healthier life!

  2. awesome! i love the way you embrace life. thanks for sharing your journey with us and congrats on spending 2009 at your goal weight!

  3. Found you from Woman's Day. I will be celebrating my three years in February from being released from 110 lbs, and STILL counting.

    Wonderful to find another blogger. I've been blogging for one year now..

    blessings to you and yours.

  4. Love your year in review!

    Congrats on all your accomplishments & on your year of goal weight!! :)

    Best wishes,
    Lynn

  5. Wow! You've had quite a year! As a newer follower to your blog thank you for summing things up, as it makes it easy for me to catch up. And congrats on your upcoming 2 year anniversary. Now that's something to be proud of! WTG!

  6. Aw so nice to see a Tippy Toe Diet year-in-review! I always enjoy hopping over to your blog, Cammy.

  7. What a great year you've had! Thank you for your inspiration, motivation, and just plain kind words in the comments you leave for me. You are awesome!

    Here's to an event-filled 2010!

  8. HOLY COW, you done good!!!!!! I am so impressed! By the way, I have never had that many socks in my life! I need some too! :-)

  9. Happy Blogiversary! You've definitely had an incredible year! Hope your Christmas was quite Merry. I did pretty well with not over-indulging too much. :-)
    Path to Health

  10. It's been a fantastic year for sure! You're an inspiration to many and I wish you many more years of happy blogging!

  11. Congratulations on your long maintenance! I love how you're always so cheerful and positive, it's a nice change. Happy New Year!

  12. WOW Cammy, you have had a busy year. I loved meeting you at Blogher 09. If I don't get back before 2010, I'm praying God's blessings be yours in the new year.

  13. I was nodding my way through that list (not nodding OFF!) – I remember it all! It was great fun following your exploits through 2009, Cammy, and I have no doubt that you will continue to inspire, educate and amuse us in 2010. Happy New Year!

  14. WOW. You had a freaking awesome year. I'm glad I got to meet you this year!