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.