Now, on to a summary of 2010 Shedding the Fat-Suit blog happenings. This year I…
- Learned that I blog the most when I have something to crow about. And continuing to blog helps me stay on track. So I need to blog more!
- Was approached by companies to host giveaways, which made me feel like big stuff... And I was happy to share this good fortune with my readers.
- Was grateful to procure my first actual sponsor, therapist Julie Gibson. Not only is she advertising on my blog, she offered me Gastric Mind Band Therapy free of charge since I would be blogging about it. Awesome!
- Learned to do some repairs, replacing the keyboard on my laptop and rescreening some windows myself. Totally empowering.
- Went sugar-free and low-carb for at least six weeks. It was easier than I thought, and boy was I disappointed in myself when I quit. But I found out: 1) I can do it! and 2) that really I believe in moderation in all things. I don’t believe in restriction or in cutting huge parts of the food pyramid out of my diet.
- Started a recipes page;
- Reviewed the book Eat Fat Lose Fat;
- Lost steam in Weight Watchers and eventually quit. Too much counting, and honestly when you do the math, it's such a low-calorie program. I know there is value in it and many people are successful with WW. And I really enjoyed the meetings; the people were great. But I don’t think it’s for me.
- Posted 124 blog entries;
- Made it to 69 followers! Thank you to each and every one of you who cruises by my little corner of the web;
- Posted seven original Liz recipes:
- MY FAVE RECIPE OF THE YEAR! Liz’s Asian Balls o’ Meat (Low Carb Steamed Pork Dumplings)
- Crab Salad
- Low carb cream of mushroom soup
- Almond-meal Encrusted Baked Stuffed Chicken
- Thai-Inspired Peanut Butter Noodles
- Shiritaki Noodle and Winter Vegetable Extravaganza
- Baked Crab Rangoon
- Tried 11 recipes from other sources:
- Pineapple Angelfood Cake with Strawberries
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Easy Two-Ingredient Marinade
- Beet Salad with Oranges, Walnuts and Blue Cheese
- Kale Chips
- Kale and Cannelini Soup
- Black Bean Salad with Oranges, Red Onions and Cilantro
- Coconut Jasmine Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro
- Homemade Almond Milk
- Steamed Pork Dumplings
- Cabbage Stroganoff
So now it’s 2011. I’ve found that New Year’s resolutions are bad luck for me, so I’m not making any. But I am making plans. This year I plan to blog more consistently, eat more vegetables, exercise more, and not beat myself up when I fall off-track. I’ll just do what I proved I’m good at in 2010: get up, dust myself off, and try again.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!