Why I’m Here

responsibility(updated 5/10/16)

I started my first twitter account (@fatnforty) in 2008. I was 42 years old and fat.  My blog started up 2 years later. I was still fat. I was still forty-something. I started writing about my journey off and on.

A lot has happened in the intervening years, and surprisingly enough I turned fifty this year. With much soul-searching I decided it didn’t make sense to keep a blog/twitter account that called fatnforty when I was no longer forty.  Eventually I came up with a new twitter handle (@fitfatrun) and new blog.

At first nothing happened. I didn’t feel motivated to write on this new blog. I really loved my old blog and my twitter account. It was comforting  to go back and see everything I’ve gone through to get to where I am today.

But not writing a blog began to impact how I thought about myself and my life. Without a place to write down (in more than 140 characters) what I was thinking and feeling, I  somehow allowed those negative thoughts to start to creep back in. So today  I did some research and figured out how to import my old posts, comments, and threads into my new blog.

There are posts that make me laugh and posts that make me cringe. There are posts that I’m super proud of and others I should probably delete. I’m keeping them all here anyway.  I’ve learned so much along the way and I’m sure I have a lot more to learn.



8 thoughts on “Why I’m Here

  1. Hello 🙂
    Dropping by to say Hi and to wish you well on your new journey. Thank you for the comment on my blog the other day. Much appreciated 🙂 I have sorta banned the word ‘diet’ from my vocabulary. I believe the words we use are SO powerful and,to me, ‘diet’ means a short lived and usually unsuccessful attempt to lose weight. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt and the video! I have tried to substitute ‘lifestyle’ for the word ‘diet’ – implies a holistic approach.
    All the best, Eileen in South Africa


  2. Hey Ms. Moran,

    thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting… i’m starting to use it as a tool to keep track of my diet progress, meet like-minded individuals, and also use it to share my love for cooking (healthy meals, in the mean time)… diet food doesn’t have to be bland, they can be exciting too… any way, i have a long way to go and i wish you all the best!




  3. What an inspiring blog, i’m really new to all this and you are one of the first i have read, fab content, can completely relate to all! I’m on a similar journey, here’s to fit n forty and normal high street size everything 😀


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