Where has the time gone?

February 11th, 2012

2011 was a crazy year.  And like everyone’s year, it was a rollercoaster ride emotionally.  But while most bloggers can stay committed to their blog during their emotional highs and lows, I in 2011 could not.

During the last year, I was laid off, became a stay-at-home mom, attempted a career in web design, went back to work in local government, gained 15 pounds and neglected my blog.

But also during this time, I got a DSLR camera and an external flash – finally my poor food photography days are behind me!  I have also redesigned my blog (because I can’t stand they way this one looks!).  However, I’m waiting on my phenomenally talented and busy web developer husband to implement the new design into the old site – a Valentine’s Day gift to me!

So with my renewed enthusiasm about the camera and the website I plan to get back into the food blogging community.  I do so miss following my favorite bloggers, discovering new recipes and drooling over food porn!

Additionally, I am extremely motivated to lose those 15 pounds (or more).  I think getting back to my portion-controlled casserole meal-planning and putting exercise first (and side projects second) will help me achieve that goal.

And I have a weight-loss deadline to reach!  On March 30th, my office is a having a Trash-to-Treasure “swap” in which employees bring things such as unwanted, gently used clothes.  My goal is to be down a pants size or two by this date so that I may donate them to the swap!  I DO NOT want to be going to that swap in the jeans I’m wearing now…

I may weekly post my progress on this blog, mainly as a way to keep myself accountable.  I may even post pictures of my body as it (hopefully) transforms!

I look forward to sharing this journey with you and returning to the world of food blogging!

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