Friday, November 13, 2009

The Food Blog Question

Okay, so. Do you read any food blogs? I do. My favorites are Jamie, Lynn and Angie. (I have a LOT that I enjoy, but those three post the most frequently, so they feel like a part of my day...).

A "food blog" can be all sorts of things I suppose, but what I am talking about is people who have an eating plan/weight loss goal and to help them stay accountable and inspired, and all that jazz, they post their journey on their blog. Each day they tell what they ate, and if we're lucky we get to see pictures. I love the pictures!!!

So here's the deal. I really want to do this. I want to change my life. Eat less, eat BETTER, move more... and I have been toying with the idea of blogging about it. I know that I mention it occasionally now, but I mean blogging about it regularly. Using my blog as a tool for accountability, advice and encouragement. The encouragement that these girls have received on their blogs has taken them through a LOT of weight loss. I'm not talking about trying to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time (though I think setting goals is a good thing!) I'm talking about forever. About a new lifestyle that involves food in a different way.

We have some friends who have lost a significant amount of weight, and Brett has commented before on how their life revolves around food... but I feel like right now, my life already revolves around food - in a negative way. Not in the sense that I talk about it all the time the way that I would if I made this positive change, but in the sense that my overeating and obesity controls my life. I can't do things that I would like to do because I am too big. And I think about food in a negative way.

So anyway... I will probably give this some more thought this weekend, but don't be surprised if Monday comes and I am telling you about my morning oatmeal and... gasp... my daily weigh in. UGH. That's the part that will be the hardest in the beginning. I have friends who read this blog and, even though there is no way to hide my size, my weight... the actual number... well, that is something that a lot of overweight people protect pretty closely.


Check out those blogs if you are interested! They are greatness!


Emily said...

Hey Kim! I really encourage you to do the blog! You're right, its a great accountability tool and I know you'll receive a lot of encouragement!

Anonymous said...

I love those ladies and am proud to say that they are real life friends too :)

Anonymous said...

I think this is a GREAT idea!

- Jenina