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Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Boring Blog Post

When I was losing weight, I blogged at least twice a week.  I almost always posted my weekly weigh in.  I loved to hear the "way to go's".  I hit goals - onederland, 100 lbs. down, one-year bandiversary.  I developed an understanding of why I had struggled with my weight in the past and I learned how to be kind to myself.  I learned how to lose weight and keep it off.

My blog was such a big part of all of that.  It was my virtual support group.  I know people in real life who have had the same surgery who haven't been successful and I have suggested that they blog because it was such a vital part of my process.

But for me anyway, blogging during maintenance is boring.  I don't want to post a weekly picture of my toes and the number on the scale.  I don't want to hash out all of the same stuff that I've already discussed here, although I know followers come and go and it may not be all that boring to you.  But it is boring to write about it.

I also know there are other bloggers in maintenance that are not at all boring!  Lap Band Gal & Amy W. are just a couple of blogs that come to mind, but I know there are lots of others.  They post interesting things in weight loss news, or about their lives and I love to read them.

Like me, there are also lots of bloggers who have had health issues to blog about.  I came back to my blog in January because I was facing a band slip and surgery.  Then I blogged about the recovery (spoiler alert - it sucked!) and I've mentioned that my bland slipped again, although nothing is really going on with that right now.  It has slipped, but I haven't had it removed.  My surgeon's office is staffed by snails and slugs (all amazing, wonderful people, but they move really, really, really, r    e    a   l  l  y, slowly).  I am not having any symptoms (except outrage).  So there is nothing to report really.

Things are as boring as the weather in Eugene, Oregon today.  This is a "cold and gray skies" sort of post.  

I am maintaining the weight I lost when I a̶l̶m̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ couldn't eat much for several weeks following surgery.  I weigh about 151.  I am 5'8".  I am eating a lot right now.  Like three squares plus snacks.  I am struggling to stay in my calorie goal, but I am happy with my weight so I am not stressing about it too much at the moment.  My BMI is 23.  When I had my cardiac ablation on the 24th, the nurse called me "little" (at 5'8" tall I am not normally considered "little"). 

I like being called little. 


Amy W. said...

I feel the same way that you do though sometimes...especially if I am blogging about the band because I feel like I have said it all for my longtime WLS readers, and my non-WLS readers probably don't really care much about the day-to-day life of the band. But you are right in thinking that people find our blogs all the time so it may be new to them!

Catherine55 said...

Not boring at all -- I love seeing other old-timer-bandsters check in and to hear how everyone is doing.

That said, I feel the same way about blogging about band stuff now that I'm 6+ years out. I just don't usually have anything interesting or new to say. Thank goodness I ate my face off in San Diego, or I'd be MIA on here! :) Hee hee...

Bonnie said...

I know how you feel. Which would be why I completely stopped blogging when my weight loss completely stalled with the band - then started going up. But I'm really sorry I did. I've decided that I'm doing the blog for me - it's not only about my weight loss, but it's about other stuff in my life. I went back and read my posts from before and love seeing vacation pics and remembering events that happened back then. I can't believe that my daughters were 14 and 11 back when I first started posting in 2010. Now I'm posting pics of my youngest from her junior prom and end of summer I'll be posting pics of my eldest going away to college. How time flys!