Years ago, before I had a weight loss website, I used to send out an email to my family and friends letting them know how I was doing.
Over time the emails grew into a webpage, and then the webpage into a Blog. (Thanks to a suggestion by Lynn) Soon more than my family and friends were finding my site and reading about my progress.
Eventually I moved my whole site over to Blogger because I got so sick of my visitors being spammed with ads and pop-ups on my old site.
Anyway, I found a copy of the first e-mail I ever sent out! This email is what lead to the creation of this site. I though I'd share it!
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:38 PM
Subject: Feeling AWESOME!
Today's been a great day for me, and I felt like writing to my family and friends to celebrate!
What makes today so wonderful for me?
Well, as some of you already know, I have been slowly losing weight over the past 8 months. Last week I reached -30 pounds from my start weight!
I reward myself for every ten pounds lost by getting a new DVD, or Book.
This time I chose the 1st DVD from the Seventh Season of Ranma 1/2. (MY FAVORITE ANIME!) It arrived in the mail today, and I am just ecstatic!
I actually weigh less than the weight on my drivers licence! (I am not sure if you guys understand how amazing that is! ;)
I will have to get some current pictures up on my web page for a little Before/After action...
I don't have a "goal weight" set or anything. I have just started living healthier. The only "goal" that I have is for my butt to fit better in the seat of the plane when Aaron and I go to San Fransisco this Summer! I had awful experiences on planes in the past with my hips barely fitting in between the arm rests, and the seat-buckle painful to buckle.... Argh!
That is my one simple goal...
I hope you are all doing well.
Please write me back and let me know how you are! :)
So there it is! That's the e-mail that started my weight loss website back in 2003. I never intended to lose weight publicly, but it just sorta happened. I am glad it did though! :)