1000 Days



Yesterday after I posted my blog I got a message from my blog hosting service congratulating me on my 1,000th post. It is hard to believe that I have written and posted something everyday for almost three years.


Maybe I should rename my blog the 1,000-day war rather than Less Dana. It certainly has been more Dana than anyone ever thought they needed and I have to say that my weight loss journey is a constant battle, but one that has been much more successful with this blog as my accountability.


That being said, I wonder how long the blog should go on. Have I already told every story I have in me? Have I exhausted the attention of my readers? Have I run out of witty banter and just succumbed to complaining? I’m not sure yet, but what I do know is that I worry if I take my eye off this ball I easily could slip back into bad habits.


My Thanksgiving to Christmas relaxation in both exercise and healthy eating proved that my body easily could return to it’s former self. In my lifetime I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds, usually in 100 pound increments. I know it is not the way I want to go again. So for now I am going to keep at the program that has gotten me here, which I guess means daily written accountability.


I’m sorry if it is tedious. Of course if you are still reading this you can let me know when it is time for me to stop. But as a reminder why I do this I am posting a picture of me with Carter from 13 years ago and a very bad selfie taken just now in my 1950’s pink bathroom full-length mirror. I do wear reading glasses now and my skin is dryer and my daughter towers over me, but I am also about 125 pounds thinner than that picture and I certainly don’t want to go back there and wear reading glasses and have dry skin.


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3 Comments on “1000 Days”

  1. ellenpunderwood says:


    I read your blog everyday! I hope you keep it up. I know the accountability is important for you. I personally have enjoyed your perspectives on life, getting to know a little more about your family, the recipes and the photos. I think you look great!


  2. Suzanne Worden says:

    bravo! I love reading your and hearing your stories (many for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time). And you can always make stuff up if you hit a dray patch… xo

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