This year’s BlogHer Conference was outstanding, just like the previous two BlogHers I attended. I met with clients, made new connections, and enjoyed the occasional pampering that made me forget for just a moment that my feet ached from walking miles each day in adorable and not-at-all sensible shoes. But there was something different and wonderful for me this time around.
Every year before BlogHer, I shop for cute new clothes and shoes so that I look my best, and while I’m always confident that my clothes look good, this year I was confident that I looked good.
I felt like the Incredible Shrinking Blogger.
My weight has not changed for the last four weeks. In fact, I stopped just short of losing twenty pounds and then hit a frustrating plateau. However, my body continues to change even though the numbers on the scale haven’t budged. My arms and back feel strong. My legs are almost unrecognizable to me. My shoulders are powerful.
Molly and I are lucky enough to see each other in person several times a year, but when I saw this photo from Thursday night, my first thought was of our time together in Washington, DC, in January. Yes, it was the winter so I was bundled up in a heavy coat. And yes, the picture is blurry with snow falling all around us. But I almost don’t even recognize the person standing next to Molly in this picture. That just isn’t me anymore.
I am so grateful for the support from my amazing friends as I’ve worked on this continuing transformation, especially Leah and the other women of the Mamavation Sistahood. A few of us bumped into each other at a party Friday night at BlogHer, and Leah took this picture of us, which I admittedly hijacked from her Twitter stream. I am just so proud of what we’re all becoming, and so thankful that Leah is in our lives. Look at the progress that not only I have made, but also @gutimom @momma_oz and @ninemoremonths:
I can’t wait for the next conference to see the changes we’ve all made by then!