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.
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.
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.
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!