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Welcome to my blahg

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… andΒ 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 wasΒ 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.

15 thoughts on “Welcome to my blahg

  1. Hi! Your blahg πŸ˜† will have more than 5 for sure! I just started following you on IG and would like to tag along celebrating your hard work & successes. I support your journey and just want hang out with you on the internet from time to time πŸ˜‰ I admire your courage and know that you have inspired me while I start my own.

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  2. Hey,
    I’ve only been following you for a short amount of time, but you’re such an inspiration! I’m on a weight loss mission right now, and I’m documenting it all through my blog and Instagram. I’m following your blog, so keep writing and I’ll be following! πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to read weight loss tips and use recipes actually endorsed by someone who has been through it rather than a PT who has always been thin and ‘perfect!’

    Thank you so much, keep it up!
    Erin xx

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  3. I am sure all typos will be stylistic in nature 😁 great first post. I’ll happily follow along, it seems like fun! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who a) hates being on camera and prefers writing and b) had a life-altering moment on the scale. It was more a matter of waking up and deciding it was time to change. Whatever works, right?? Keep up the good writing.

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  4. Hi Kristina….Wishing you much success on your new blog!! I have no doubt it will be as successful as your Instagram. I love ❀️ your complete honesty!!! Keep writing. Lynn

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  5. Comment #10, proving that your estimate of readers was off. Since we all know how few readers actually comment. 😊
    Thanks for taking the time to educate us on your journey!

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  6. Yayyyyy! I absolutely love your IG account. I really appreciate how you remained humble even after your weight loss. I have had to unfollow 2 IG accounts so far because they got cocky and errogant. Thank you for staying true. That’s what a real person of inspiration does. You uplift people. You inspire. And we want to thank you…

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  7. I have been following you on instagram for about 1-2 months and I am so happy you started a blog! I can’t get enough of your posts on insta so another platform is all the better!

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  8. I love your blog, its not dull or unintresting, i think you should post and get paid for doing it, get paid for mentioning products etc. Your a good writer, you have accomplished something many folks reach for but need a daily fix of your support and knowledge and stick-to-it-ness to help keep them motivated. Your Instagram is a wonderful way to reach us, to make us want more. I love your blog, I’m glad for more imformation from a living breathing person who achieved a goal.

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