Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday June 30th 2011 - Happy Two Year Anniversary Blog!!

On June 29th 2009 I decided to start a blog about my trek through bariatric surgery. Shortly after I started the blog I had determined that I had not "tried" everything to lose weight so I stopped the surgical process and went vegan. I indeed lost weight and then gained it back. 

When I was originally researching bariatric blogs I was very disappointed to see the bloggers dropping out of their blogging shortly after surgery. Most of the blogs I found had less than 20 posts. This is my 336th post. I pledge to continue my blog until I reach my ideal weight and even then I will continue as a sounds board for bariatric patients.

This month is my best readership month yet with just shy of 1,000 visits. In the last year I have had 7,500 visitors. My stat program got changed in June 2010 and I lost track of my visits in 2009, but, according to my notes, I had at least 3,500 visitors making my grand total 11,000 to date.

The following is my very first "Welcome" post from June 29th 2009. Surprisingly, my goals for the site have remained the same:


Hello, welcome to my first blog. This blog is intended to encourage obese people and friends of obese people. I wanted to create an honest and frank website about losing massive amounts of weight. This is not about "losing 40 pounds in 60 days". This is my trek to good health. You can join me, post responses and questions as I enter the next chapter of my personal weight loss. I will be reproducing this blog site in the third part of my new book about "Morbid Obesity: Eat to live, not live to eat". It will follow my past path from young and fit to 44 years old and fat. The second part will be leading up to and life after bariatric surgery. More than an autobiography; the book and this site, in cooperation with medical professionals and trusted resources, will answer many of the medical questions about obese complications and the steps necessary to obtain your ideal weight and live a long and happy life.