John and I have known each other for close to 30 years. We have commiserated about our weight problems for much of that time. Early in 2010 he said he thought we ought to write a blog about diet, exercise, healthy eating, etc., since we had talked so much about it for so long.
I said I didn’t know the first thing about blogs, but would be happy to write stuff for it if he wanted to set one up. As he not only knew about them but had actually worked on blogs for several years, he said he could. He did and you are looking at the result.
I am thrilled to have participated in this for the past two years. It is great fun finding items on our posts and writing them up. There is a learning process involved and a teaching process in each item. That’s what being a journalist always has been … at least for me.
It is nice to look back on this body of work over the past two years. Lots of interesting items. I am amazed at the breadth of our coverage.
I am also amazed at the fact that this year I am in the best shape of my life and feel even more confident now than I did when we started that I can control my weight exactly. I had good tools going in with the Lose it! app and my own appetite for biking. But, now as a result of items I have read and written up here. I also understand better than I ever did the relationship between cardio and weight work. Also I have learned about the great benefit to the brain from exercise. As a senior citizen this is critical info for me. And, most gratifying to share with you, too. I consider aging to be another subject that fits into our purview here.
December 31, 2011 marked the end of our first complete calendar year publishing this blog and we had over 100,000 visitors.
Thanks to all of you who have found us and continue to come back. We couldn’t have done it without you. The good news is that our numbers are growing this year.
This is a partial update of a blog item I wrote a year ago. John is currently ‘across the pond’ working in London and may want to write further on it when he gets some time.