Thursday, July 22, 2010

Too little, too late

So, the creation of this blog stemmed from the fact that I'd been blogging my weight loss at my LiveJournal since January. And I'd started reading other weight loss blogs and I wanted to share my story, but I didn't really want to advertise my LJ because it goes back about 5 years and most of it is personal crap.

But by the time I created this blog, I'd already lost 30 pounds, which was only 10 pounds away from my 40 pound goal. And sure, I could have just picked up from there, but it seemed a little anti-climactic, especially since these last 15 pounds or so have felt pretty effortless and no one wants to read, "Oh wow, I stepped on the scale and saw I've lost 4 pounds in the last two weeks! How'd that happen?"

Hence the title of this post: Too little, too late. At this point, I'm 6 pounds away from my original goal and I'm currently lounging around the house in the pair of jeans I couldn't even pull up past my thighs in January when I started my weight loss journey.

(Can I just take a quick aside and mention how much I detest the phrase "weight loss journey"? I don't know why I hate it so much, but I feel like it sounds so damn cheesy and fake. But I've been writing about it for 7 months now and I still haven't come up with a better phrase. So I'll use it, begrudgingly.)

Also in the meantime, I discovered Tumblr and it is just so freaking easy to update Tumblr that I don't even update my LJ as much because I'd rather be pithy and short on Tumblr or post a link to a music video or web comic rather than take the time to write out a proper blog post. There's a word for this. It's lazy. I am it. But I have this blog and I want to make something out of it. It'll just take some time to figure out what that will be.

In my next update, I'm going to write up a summary of my weight loss, starting with the whole awesome back story of how I ended up weighing 195 pounds. And there will be a post about rompers, a clothing item that I am a bit obsessed with at the moment, despite the fact that it is ridiculously unflattering on me. And this summer, I am finally going to read To Kill a Mockingbird, an American classic I managed to completely miss out on reading thanks to going to 3 different high schools.

So that's what's to come on Up in the Air. There might even be a post or two about my crazy life as a flight attendant (it's really not as crazy as you might think).

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