We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit - Quote I saw on Twitter
But not for long in this spot. Mainly because I let my domain expire and figuring out the way to traffic it all around stresses my brain.
I haven't posted on this site since April, 2010. And, let's be honest - most of what I posted the last four months wasn't very good. Let me 'splain.
I was burnt out.
Writing for DietsInReview is great fun. Writing for my own site, Mom to the Screaming Masses, is awesome. Doing freelance work is amazing. I have a new project I can't talk about yet. I'm also working on two manuscripts. I do many reviews and paid posts. I wasn't feeling Elff - and the name felt goofy to me, and so I just let it go.
And when I let it go, I was under the mistaken impression that taking one boxing class every day meant that I could eat whatever I wanted - and I happen to love me some bread, some pasta and more cupcakes than any one person should responsibly eat. End result - 20 pounds up. Ten of which I probably needed - ten of which I most emphatically do not.
But I need to blog somewhere - and I've been thinking, for quite a while, that the name ELFF (Eat Less Food Fatty - what I said to myself when I was struggling with weight loss) doesn't really make sense. In fact, I tried to sell a manuscript with that name and couldn't - and the only agent who would be honest with me told me that it was the name.
Upshot - I started a new blog. Calories In, Calories Out. That's the only way to lose weight. The only real and honest way. I'm not going to put ads there - having ads makes me obsess over what I'm posting and when I'm posting it. I reserve the right to change my mind, however. I'm going to keep this blog up, as I really did write some good stuff - and, please - feel free to reference it. I may cannibalize it occasionally for the new site - but I mostly plan to just use it to be accountable.
Do you need to be held accountable? Slip on over there, and let's help each other get healthy. Again.