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!