This "blog" originally started as a one-page tripod site that I would manually update. I would then send a link to my family and friends so I could share my weight loss achievements with them.
While updating the page to read: "-75 pounds lost!" I complained to a friend that I wished I kept a record of all my previous updates.
She suggested that I should use a "blog." I had never even heard of the word, but I soon had one up and going!
I also added pages for "before" and "current" pictures.
I never liked the term "after" for my pictures because the word after implies things have finished.
Truth be told, there isn't a "finish." You will always need to eating right and exercise in order to maintain a healthier body. You will need to find the level of fitness, that you can live with and be happy.
I was very unhappy with tripod(lycos) pages because they put banner ads for products I never would endorse or use all over my site, so I moved everything to blogger and turned the ads off.
Ahh! Finally peace... but that was not the case. :(
Over the years my site got really high ranks on search engines which resulted in lots of people trying to put their ads on my page.
This is why I turned the comments off for a while.
I also get lots of emails asking to purchase "ad space" as if I am a business! It really upsets me that they want to use my site to target your wallet! I fend them off daily, but it is really becoming a burden! I spend far too much time dealing with all of this! I am so tired of it all.
My number one goal has been to help others see that it is possible to lose over 100 pounds on your own - without any surgery, fad diets, "magic pills", or even a gym membership!
My compassion for you reading this page for inspiration or support is strong and clear, but it has become such a herculean task fending-off predatory advertisers!
I think I need to create my own "banner ad" to make this clear...
Comments with links targeting the overweight will be rejected.