I've debated what to do with the blog: Stop. Stop and start tweeting. Stop and occasionally write epilogue posts. Hire a ghost writer. (OK, I didn't really think of that one until now. Hmm...for all you know, maybe I am already using a ghost writer. In which case, anything unfunny on this blog I attribute to the ghost writer.)
I knew I didn't want to just stop. And the truth is, I'm not at any kind of "goal weight". (Neither is my ghost writer.) So the question became how to keep the blog going while keeping the commitment manageable. Here's what I came up with:
Three types of weekly posts:
- Weight gain weeks: 140 characters. You don't need my wisdom when it obviously isn't very wise. So I'll check in, tweet-style.
- Weight loss weeks: 140 words. A little reward for progress. But I still won't have a lot to tell you until I hit...
- New low weeks: 1400 words. When I bust that plateau and record a new low on the scale, that's when you need to hear from me.
Also, I'll be moving my posts to Sundays, just to make the line between blogging and work that much more clear. Actually, I have been writing my posts on weekends for a long time, but time releasing them early Monday.
In that spirit, here's my post for this Sunday. (Fortunately, I only gained .2 pounds, so the shame is minimal. ;-)
54321 helped most of the week. Then ate out Fri, friend's party AND son's 11th BD Sat. Gained .2. Doh! NSV: a shirt fit - 1st time in 6 yrs!