Friday 1st February

Today it is seven years since I first posted on Blogger.
Seven years.  Now, that is quite a significant amount of time to talk about your life online.
My son has gone from being an eight year old to a fifteen year old.
I have gone from being a 42 year old to a 49 year old.
I went from looking like this (see below).

To looking like this (see below).

In the first photo I do look rather fab don’t I.  Look at those slender legs.  That gorgeous tan.  The small waist.  Of course, at the time I thought I was positively repulsive.  But that was okay because everyone thought I looked great and I probably thought that was more important.

You can bet I had recorded every single thing I ate, right down to the fat content of the vitamin e supplements I took.  You can bet that I knew how many calories I ate, how many calories I used, how many carbs I ingested, how much protein I ate and how much I weighed at many different times of the day.  You can bet I laxette abused.  You can bet I brought up my food a few times a week.  You can bet I over exercised. You can bet I rewarded myself with less food when the scales said I had lost weight and you can bet that I punished myself with even less food when the scales said I put on weight.  You can bet that my anxiety levels were through the roof 24/7.  You can bet I was depressed.  You can bet that nobody really knew what was going on inside me.

Just shows you can never judge a book by its cover…….

In the second photo I think I look fab.  I have grey hair.  I am 18kgs heavier.  I am pale. I am getting lines on my face.  Hell, I even have cellulite.   Sure, I still have shit days but mostly my days are lovely.  I still have an antagonistic relationship with my body now and then but I am okay with that too.  Old habits die hard I suppose.

When I look at those two photos and think of what has transpired in the years in between I am quietly very pleased with it all.

I wonder what the next seven years shall bring.

I wonder if you will be reading my blog in seven years.

I’ll be writing still.  There are times when I don’t feel like blogging but, for the majority of the time I love it.

I love the friends I have made via my blog.

Thank you.


7 thoughts on “Friday 1st February

  1. Happy anniversary and thank you for sharing your life with the world! You looked great 7 years ago and still look great!

    I hope you are still writing 7 years from now, but the Internet will likely be very different then than it is now. I hope we both live long enough to experience it.


  2. RJ: Four years! Oh, how time has flown. x

    KYLady: Thanks 😉 The internet will be a different place. I cannot even imagine it. I just accept it will be. I feel like I have been part of a big industrial revolution.

    Cameron: I think the next seven years will be great. There's a lot to be said for getting older (and doing therapy).

    Liz: Let's hope I have something to say for the next seven years.

    Thanks to all of you for reading my blog. It's nice to know.xxxx


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