- Accountability - checking blogs everyday keeps the band, weight loss, exercise etc in the forefront of my mind - I am prevented from disappearing into the abyss of denial where I pretend none of this is happening to me, that I don't have a weight problem and that I can eat whatever I like and be skinny (MADNESS!!)
- Friends - a really love you all. There I said it. Don't care if it's unrequited, it's too late, it's out there like romantic puke. I feel really connected to so many of you bloggers, our gorgeous JRD for example, who I'm convinced would be my bestie if we lived in the same place. And I love all your comments, it's so wonderful to know that so many people follow and comment and care! (Maybe I should remember this when dipping into the silly paranoia - see above.)
- Tips/Advice - there are lots of seasoned bandsters on here whose advice is invaluable, but whether someone is as far along as me (nearly 6 months) or only just starting out, there is always something to be learned. Whether it's recipe ideas, problems that others are maybe too shy to talk about (bodily or mental) or good workouts.
- Inspiration - seeing the progress that everyone is making is so inspiring and heart warming and I feel so proud of everyone and want to be like them.
So, I want to be part of this community. Blogging for me hasn't been particularly cathartic in the way I was hoping it would be because I'm so anxious of what everyone thinks of me and I'm censoring myself in all sorts of ways because of this - what a terrible bore! So maybe that should be my first blogging challenge. To write whatever I damn well want. Sound good??
Now, to finish, off, I'm sure you've all been just dying to see what my gorgeous boyfriend (and roomie!) looks like - here's a photo of the two of us from a couple of weeks ago. Living with him is heaven so far!