Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery.  Woohoo!

The decision to have surgery was a scary one for me (you can read more about why I did it here), but with the support and encouragement from my family, I went through with it, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Before the surgery I was almost 250 lbs., now I am 61 pounds lighter.  I still have 30 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight, but already I am happy with where I am.

I'm looking forward to the next year ahead, and am ready to take on the next batch of challenges, and celebrate the next batch of accomplishments!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Growing My YouTube Channel. This Blog is Next!

When I started uploading videos to my YouTube channel a few months ago, I really had only one motivation:  to share my opinions about using my Filofax, and maybe a review here and there on a beauty product or two.  I had been watching so many videos on those subjects, and I just wanted to share my knowledge and join in on the fun!

Little did I know that in those few short months I would become part of a community filled with awesome people who were actually interested in what I had to say!  Who knew!  Before I knew it, the number of people subscribing to my channel grew and grew, and I passed 100!

I am still getting the hang of filming and editing (and getting used to seeing myself on camera!), but I'm having a lot of fun.  I only have a handful of videos posted right now, but I have a ton of ideas for videos to come.

To celebrate reaching a milestone of 100 subscribers, I'm hosting a giveaway on my channel.  I've embedded the video below, but I encourage you to head on over there to check out the rest of my videos.  And you should subscribe, too!

My plan is to hold a similar giveaway here on my blog, once I reach 100 subscribers.  Let's make that happen!  :)

Do you have a YouTube channel, or any favorite YouTubers?  Please share in the comments!