Sunday, December 11, 2011

2011 Review Extravaganza!

In efforts to be a better blogger and to support some of my favorite bloggers, I am linking up with the 2011 Review Extravaganza. Of course I'm late in getting my first post up, but better late than never I suppose. ;)

In all honesty I can't remember what happened in the first few months of 2011. I actually started blogging back in February of 2011 after being inspired by some weight loss blogs that I read about on Yahoo. I do still follow some of those blogs, but for the most part I've shifted from a weight loss blog to a lifestyle blog.

Anyway, some bullets of January, February and March of 2011:

*I started attending TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings in an effort to lose weight. In total I lost 32 pounds by May while on the program, but I've gained about half of it back. We won't go into those details though.

*I participated in a Post Card Swap that was hosted by a message board that I've been an active member of since 2002. In total I received 20 something post cards in the mail from all over the world.

*I started participating actively in a few blog link ups - although I don't participate in any of them anymore for various reasons, I am thankful for them because they led me to some of my best blogging friends.

*I participated in my first ever Polar Plunge with my BFF Alison

*I participated in my first blog swap where I met the wonderful Angie

*During these three months I was obsessed with The Bachelor and Connie's amazing recaps.  I sure hope she does it for Ben this season.

And that's about it.  Since most of my blogging was diet/food based at this time I really only updated on life stuff if it was really important/excited and that's where these things all fall.  I really enjoy looking back at all my pictures, I still need to be better about taking more of those!  Hopefully the spring and summer months will prove to me more interesting.  I can't believe 2012 is almost here!


Emmy said...

Oh brr! Just the thought of the polar plunge makes me cold. That would be one of those things that it would be awesome to say you did though.
And 32 lbs is impressive- even if you've gained some back- you know you can do it!
Thank you do much for recapping with us. I have your first point recorded.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

This was fun to read! You are brave to do the polar plunge!

I also had a slight obsession with watching the Bachelor. I kept trying to quit, but it kept luring me back in!

So glad you joined in Amber. :)

Miss Angie said...

Ahhh, I'm glad to have met you too! :)

Sarah Kate said...

I'm so jealous that you've done a Polar Plunge! I wanna do one so bad!!!! It looks like so much fun!

The postcard swap sounds really awesome, too. My grandfather has collected postcards for 60 years and he's given me enough that I now have a sizeable collection, too. :o)

Johanson Family said...

You and your polar plunge and hiking!! I need to get more active!! I miss you to pieces... sniff... as I listen to LMFAO & stupid pumped up kicks that always makes me think of you... I'm glad your blogging link ups let me to you or you to me! :)

Connie said...

I wasn't going to watch Ben. But these ridiculous commercials and the 80 woman that is there the first night....might make me change my mind.

Impulsive Addict said...

TELL CONNIE TO DO IT! She has to! She didn't do it over the summer so she has to do it for the January episode.

I don't think Oklahoma has TOPS but it sounds similar to Weight Watchers. I need to drop 30 pounds and I just don't have the motivation to do it. Words of advice?

Thanks for linking up to the Review Extravaganza!

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Emmy said...

P.S. Are you going to do a week two? A few hours left :)