Not bad for a fat girl


Five Years of Blogging

The other day WordPress was kind enough to let me know that it was my five year anniversary of blogging. Happy Anniversary to me and BulgingButtons! And thank you, to each and every one of you who has read anything I have written. The kind feedback this blog has generated has been quite amazing to me.

When I begin, I thought I would be writing about my weight loss and fitness struggles. Here we are, five years later, and I am still struggling. In fact, I might be struggling more now than ever. Still, many of you have been with me since the early days, and have shown nothing but kindness, encouragement, and support.

No longer is this simply a blog about weight loss and the struggle it entails. It has become a reflection of my life in general. Family, relationships, teaching, and my world outlook have all found their way onto this website. My little corner of the Internet is where I plop things down for all of you to see. Sometimes I’m proud of what I’ve written, and other times I cringe a little when I hit the publish button, but it’s all authentic. It’s all from the heart.

Thank you for hanging out with me at Bulgingbuttons. Let’s keep supporting one another, and keep on keeping on.


One Thousand Minus Three

Obsessive much? I HAVE to pack. I HAVE to move out. I HAVE to go to work. Oh, and did I mention that the movers are coming on Saturday? I did? Sorry.

I don’t have to blog or check blogging stats or even think about how many people ever read my posts, but I do. A lot. And I have for the past year (well, as of tomorrow), which is kind of a new world record of stick-to-it-ness for me (unless you count all the unproductive things that I stayed with well past their useful lifespans).cupcake-bake-off1-600x418

So, drumroll please, BulgingButtons is up to 997 followers. The big question is, can we get three more recruits by the end of today, so that we’ll start our second year with 1,000 loyal readers? Yeah, I know they aren’t all loyal readers, but play along, won’t you?

Get your cousin Ed over here and your Aunt Vera and the ladies in your book club and your biker friends and everybody you know on Facebook. Let’s make it a regular BulgingButtons virtual party, complete with virtual cupcakes and virtual shots. After all, I’ve got nothing else going on tomorrow… do you?