Hi everyone! Or…hi to the maybe 5 (?) people who will ever read this.
Yes! I have decided to start a blog to accompany my instagram.
I *know* you guys have been begging me for a youtube – but here’s the thing. I don’t like being on camera. I’m a typer, not a speaker – it’s just the way I am. I much prefer this kind of communication (I sound stupider when I talk about loud, I know it. I do actually have an advanced degree in wordsing…it doesn’t show when I speak. At all), so here we go!
I really don’t know where this blog will go, or what will be on it, but let’s find out together, shall we? One thing I *do* know is that 3 years ago today, I saw my highest ever recorded weight on the scale: 250.1
I knew I’d gained some weight after college (I’d been comfortably maintaining ~240 for the previous six or so years), but SEEING it on the scale like that really shook me. There felt like a BIG difference between 240… and 250. 250?! Had I really gotten that big?! I’d love to say that that was the day that I got my shit together and did something about it… but nope, that wouldn’t happen for another three months. In the meantime, I kept eating like shit (I am not kidding when I tell you that one of my favorite snacks that winter was sweetened condensed milk. Straight. From. The can.) and getting as little physical movement as a humanly possibly can before your skin starts to fuse to the bedsheets. I walked, like, maybe 1.5 mph? WHEN I deigned to walk? Guys, really. Sedentary to the max.
I had NO idea that three years later, I’d have lost 100 pounds and gained over 30,000 followers on instagram for documenting parts of it (seriously? 30,000? Are you sure? Is that real? I’m still skeptical); or had my story shared on People.com, MSN, Yahoo!, and several other sites that I honestly can’t keep track of. I don’t get a notification or anything when another site picks up my story – just a wave of new followers and confusion.
SO ANYWAY. Hi. It’s me. Ellipticalifragilstic, aka Kristina, here on my brand spanking new blahg, to talk to you about stuff and things and other bits and bobs that don’t fit in the caption of an instagram post (not that 70% of people actually READ the captions, anyway….much to my chagrin). Things you might see: book reviews, personal stories, an FAQ, recipes (not original…I don’t make things, I just cook them). If that sounds cool to you, stick around. If not…don’t?
Also: This is my first time ever using WordPress, so please bare with me while I figure out this medium. I used to be a tumblr user, so I have *some* blogging knowledge, but this is…different…. and I’m not so much a fan of tumblr these days and how they’re running their site, so I figured it’d be better to branch out and get experience with a different platform. My apologies if it’s a little rough and ugly at first. I’m trying my best, here.
Alright! Sounds good! Byyyyeeeee.