Thursday, November 4, 2010

2 Year Blogiversary!!!

Two years ago today I was in a much different place. I had just had a long “life talk” (family, finances, health, etc) with Kyle, my husband. I realized I wasn’t happy with the place I had let myself get to and needed to make a change. That very next day I got back to counting points and exercising!

I started a blog to document my eats and I’ve gotten SO much more from it! I’ve been inspired by your support, love the inspiration the blog world offers, and I’ve learned SO much from my fellow blog friends & this community.

I have had a few ups & downs since, but I’m committed to this journey! I know that the support of my husband, family, friends, and YOU (my readers) have helped me to be successful! And for that, I cannot say thank you enough!
I have gone from being able to run less than 1 mile to running a half marathon, something I would have thought would never be possible! I have a new outlook on life, food, fitness, the scale, and the list could go on & on! I know that it is not the number on the scale that determines if I’m successful, but what I’ve accomplished.

Today I’m a stronger, smaller, happier, committed woman! I can’t wait to see what the next year holds! ;)
Just for fun I’ve I thought I break a few things down when it comes to the how long, how many, etc! I do have an accounting degree, you know!

351 - The number of published posts to date
1971 - The number of comments I’ve amassed from you, my lovely readers
357 - Most blog page views I’ve received in a single day according to Blogger (thank you amazing readers!)
6,355 - Total number of blog hits I received last month, all time high! (thanks again amazing readers!)
16,810 - Total blog hits to date (did I mention that you’re amazing?)
14 - Average number of posts per month
202 – My weight on 11.4.08
40 – The number of pounds I’ve lost since my first post
8 – Abby’s weight ;)
13.1 - The furthest distance (in miles) I’ve ran
6 – The number of races I’ve completed (Hope to greatly increase that number next year!)
7 - The number of running shorts I own, one for each day of the week!
86 – The number of days I had a blogging hiatus (GOAL: get that lower next year!)
97 – The average number in ounces of water I drink per day
7 - The number of weeks ago my sweet nephew, Hayden, was born
So there you have it! I proud of my numbers! :D

My hope for the blog going forward is to give back as much appreciation, love, and inspiration as I get from blogging!

As a small token of my appreciation, I am going to do my FIRST giveaway! It includes a few of my favorites: a Hungry Girl cookbook, an Iowa magnetic chip clip, Larabars, $15 Subway giftcard, and an Envirosax resuable shopping bag!
How to enter:
1. Comment! - Leave a comment telling me what inspires YOU!
2. Tweet! - @darcibangert is hosting a Blogiversary giveaway over at darcithelbloser.blogspot.com – Leave a [separate] comment telling me you did so.
3. Follow! – Become a follower or let me know if you already are. Leave a [separate] comment telling me you did so.
4. Blog! – Put a link on your blog post “Check out Darci’s Blogiversary post for a great giveaway over at http://darcithelbloser.blogspot.com” - Leave a [separate] comment telling me you did so.

Deadline is Monday November 8th
. Good luck!

57 comments:

Shelly said...

I love you Darci and YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Congrats on your success of your weight loss and numbers! I am so glad I met you!

starr said...

i have been following you for a while. you are always upbeat and postitive. love seeing new pics of the baby also aunt darci!

Mae Flowers said...

Awesome giveaway! That's a HG cookbook I don't have!! ;) Being able to shop in normal stores someday inspires me.

Mae Flowers said...

I tweeted!

Mae Flowers said...

I'm a follower.

Mae Flowers said...

I'm posting about your giveaway in tonight's post!

Ms. Runnin Sole said...

I love reading your blog! You're so open and honest with your readers! Congrats on 2 years and your first giveaway!

Christy said...

I'm already a follower of yours, and I love your blog! What motivates me is reading about others who are out there running, those who still run and/or eat right when they want to give up, and healthy recipes!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. I think you`ve done a complete 360 and should be so proud of where you are at. You look amazing, you are amazing, Hayden is adorable and looks like things are going great for you.

Fabulous giveaway girly! I of course follower your blog and what motivates me is pictures of my past. I never want to go back to that so I strive really hard to steer clear.

xo

loving it said...

I think that reading about people like you - who are in such a better place, inspires me.

Sam said...

Hey Darci! LOVED your post today! I am a follower of your's - have been for a while now - I check your blog EVERYDAY! =) ... YOU inspire me! I have about the same amount of weight to lose as you have lost and seeing you accomplish your goals gives me hope that I too can accomplish mine! I love all your recipes and food finds - and I love how honest you are and that you allow us - the readers - to come into your life and be apart of your success! :) ... Here's to many more posts and much more success! :)

Weight Watcher Wannabe said...

I would say that bloggers like you inspire me.. I read tons of blogs on blogger and they help me keep motivated..

jgreenwood said...

Congrats on your success and and thanks for 2 years of posts that have helped keep me focused. What inspires me...others success, compliments, getting into a new size but most of all when I see the example I am setting for my daughters.

jgreenwood said...

already a follower!

Sarah S-F said...

Blogs like YOURS inspire me. Thanks Darci for the great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Darci. I love reading your blog and am sure you are an inspiration to many. I love the pics and your nephew is adorable.

csader@hirshorn.com

Megilon said...

I'm a follower!

Megilon said...

Reading blogs like yours where you discuss not only your successes but also your struggles it helps me realize I'm not alone.

spunkysuzi said...

I'm a follower :)

spunkysuzi said...

My family inspires me every day.
Blogging inspires me. I love to read how other people are successful and it make me want to do so as well.

Mrs. M said...

Congrats on 2 successful years! You have some amazing numbers there!

Mrs. M said...

I already follow :o)

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Wow! 2 years and look at how far you have come! You inspire me! I don't have twitter and I already follow you so I don't think I can enter the contest.

I am inspired by the fact that one day I might be an inspiration for my daughter.

Ro said...

I love this post...
I am inspired by myslef and soo many other bloggers who fight the figh to get fit everyday :-)

Ro said...

I posted about it not only becasue I wanna win but becasue you are a motivation/inspiration to me :-)

Ro said...

Oh and I thought I was following like a year ago! But now I am a follower "officially"

Syl said...

Love you Darci, congrats on the annivesary, I already have the book so would like to opt out of the contest but I want to tell you that I truly enjoy reading your blog and have from day one! Keep up the great work Girl!

TJ said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! :) SO EXCITING! :)

I am constantly inspired by how much support I get out here in blog land. Is has helped me so much along my journey. :) YIPPEEE

TJ said...

I tweeted :)

TJ said...

I follow already! :)

Casey said...

What an awesome post! I link to your blog a lot because I hope you are able to reach inspire more women to join the blog health world like you did for me!

Great numbers, btw. I love you put your pup's weight!

C

Casey said...

I follow.

Casey said...

I tweeted.

Casey said...

Blog post coming soon. www.runningoutofme.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Congratulations on all that you have accomplished Darci! You and your blog are truly wonderful and inspiring to so many, including me! Regarding the support of readers, I must add that your comments to me when I first started my blog (even though it is still so young) REALLY really helped me and made a huge difference in keeping me going. It felt so nice to get some feedback from someone whom I read and admired. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and once again, congrats!

PS - I don't tweet so I can't enter your contest but I'm gonna post a link to it anyway on my blog :-) Nice giveaway!

Amanda K said...

I love your blog and I am definitely inspired by following other people's weight loss journeys online.

Amanda K said...

I also follow on my reader!

ManoloMandi said...

As my blog slogan says, both looking AND feeling better inspire me to eat better, exercise, and just CARE.

Other bloggers inspire me as well, including you! Congrats on the blogiversary. Hope to see many more posts :)

ManoloMandi said...

I'm a follower

Jenni said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I've been lurking on your blog for a while but this is my first comment. You totally inspire me to keep going with my weightloss journey :) And I hope win your giveaway :)

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

Happy Blogiversary, Darci! You have so many accomplishments to be proud of this past 2 years! congrats!

first steps said...

Hey Darci! I found you through Mae Flowers post. I haven't had a chance to read all your past posts, but I am excited to see how far you've come, congratulations!! What inspires me....my grand kids, I want to be around a long time to enjoy them and watch them grow up!

first steps said...

I am a follower now! BTW, your nephew is ADORABLE!!

Nancy said...

Hi Darci. I love your blog and I am always so inspired! I LOVE your granola recipe and use it all the time....
(Kyle and I went to high school together and I was in Mel's class. I love the updates of his family too!) Does that count for an extra entry? Ha. Thanks for blogging the real and wonderful.
Nancy

Randi M Hagen said...

YOU inspire me, Darci! I too want to start a weight loss blog just like you. I totally need to start where you started. The talk. I need to talk to Justin, get on the right track, and just blog. Thank you so much for all the amazing inspiration.

blackhuff said...

Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!
Can't wait to see what the next year holds for you and your husband.

Leah said...

Happy 2 years!! What a road it has been for you!

Jessica said...

I just started following today :) I am so inspired by the blogging community!

Stefanie said...

Way to go. You inspire me little sister. Hopefully enough so I can get to where you are!

TZel said...

My daughter inspires me every day. Thank you!

Natalie said...

I recently found your blog and your eats are fabulous! Reading about other's successes motivates me!

Eve said...

what inspires me...people like YOU! I have lost a total of 130 pounds myself and I sometimes have to look to others for inspiration and new ideas of how to stay on track and stay focused. Congrats on your two year blogiversary, your weight loss and being an inspiration to tons of people!

Sarah said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love to see your eats and follow your success. My motivation is my kids and not only being there for them but raising them to live a healthy lifestyle.

Sarah said...

I am a follower also.

Jana said...

Way to go Darci!!!! Love you & you blog!!!

Casey said...

Your posts are missed!

Losing For Good said...

You look amazing! Such an inspiration :D

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