Today I’m taking care of business with a hodgepodge of stuff. My apologies for the extra long post. Here goes:
The odd honor: Recently my blog was featured in an online list entitled “50 Best Blogs for Beating Food Addiction.” I think I’m flattered. Especially when I consider that mine was included under the section: Good Eating Habits. (Guess they missed my confession about my big weekend binge and subsequent bulging belly.) But I really would love to know how I ended up there.
An end to indecision: I finally bit the bullet (which was calorie-free, by the way) and set up a Facebook page for my blog persona. I have no idea what I will do with it yet so if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them. It is my fervent hope that you will still come here to read and comment, rather than defecting to that other form of social media as a way to follow me. And the reality is that I may discover I am just as bad at keeping up with things on FB as I am at tweeting. So at the end of the day, I am not sure this will last.
Odd thinking: I write my best posts while I am riding my bike. In my head. Clever and well-thought out. Unfortunately, I rarely remember more than the general topic by the time my ride is over. But I am telling you, it is always great stuff that would have blown your socks off if only I could have gotten it into print. My second most prolific blog-idea-generating-activity seems to be showering. Also not conducive to writing things down. Sigh.
Oddly undecided: Most of you know that I reply to comments more often than not. I love the give and take and sense of a conversation:) I keep toying with adding a feature to my blog that will send you an email of any reply I post in response to your comments. What do you think of the idea?
Oddly appropriate word verification that I had to type on another blog: “Binges.”
Odd coincidence: I accidentally happened upon a blog with a very similar name to mine. The author has not been blogging long and has a couple extra words and some punctuation in the title. I eventually thought to Google my blog name to see what would happen and I admit that I am happy to report that my own blog was the one that popped up. (That was only after I assured Google that I had not actually misspelled “wasting.”)
An end to my summer travels: Today I am headed back to the lake house one last time for this season. (No internet, so I won’t be posting and will catch up on your blogs over the weekend.) Oddly, I am not worried (much) about my eating there. Maybe because I plan to stick to my “eat only at the table” experiment and that should cut down on a lot of the typical lake snacking.
A perfect ending: Thank you to Tish, at Incremental Improvements, for the best treat all week – a blog award:) And I gotta love a treat without calories. Not to mention a blog award with only two rules!
1. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience in 5 words: fortuitous, community, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, gratifying, enlightening.
2. Pass it on to 10 other amazing blogs:…
Adrienne at The Skinny Fight
Corletta at Corletta: It’s a new year… no more excuses!
Diane at Fit to the Finish
Genie at Diet of 51
Lesia at Here we go… hold on tight!
Leslie at Something Brilliant is Brewing
love2eatinpa at Confessions of a Compulsive Overeater
Sunnydaze at I want this weight off!
Susan at Diet Again – 2010