Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blogs that I love

Seriously.  I love your blog!  You know who you are:  I read your blog, I comment (even when I don't comment, be assured that I'm reading it).  We are on the same path in one way or another.

We have something in common, be it Weight Watchers, FatSecret, 3FatChicks, vegan eating, health, exercise, LIFE, politics, feminism, you name it.  For some reason or another, I read your blog and I love it!

So here's a post dedicated to some of the blogs that I love.  I also have added the blog list over on the side, under my blog archive.  Some blogs are on there and not in this entry.  The ones that I'm mentioning here have really had an impact on me.  Some of you I've made real connections with and just know that if you lived in Memphis (or if I lived in your probably much nicer city) we would be good friends.

I almost hate to do this blog entry, because I know that I'll leave someone out, and for that, I apologize in advance.  Please let me know if you feel that you should have been in this list, and I will immediately add you on.  :-)

Also, if you're new to my blog, WELCOME!  If you have a blog, too, and you think that I would probably love it and you want me to add it to my blog reader over there, leave me the link in the comments and I'll check it out.  I love blogs!!!

note:  All blogs I mention today are weight loss, exercise, or health-related.  I follow many other blogs, too, and will do another post about them in the near future.

Okay, here's the list so far:

Blogs that I love and have been reading for a LONG TIME-
These are the blogs that I started reading around the time that I started this blog.  All of these blogs are very special to me, and I hope that you all continue to blog for a long time!

AJ's WLJ - Amanda shares her weight loss journey with Weight Watchers, and also shares about other aspects of her life.  She is an excellent writer and I have loved following along!

Becoming an Ex Yo-Yo Dieter- Debbie tells it like it is and shares her triumphs and her fears as she gets off of the yo-yo of dieting.

Crazy in Love +2 - Melissa shares her life with dieting and exercise as a Kind Dieting teacher with a husband and two kids!  I don't know how she does it all, but she does. 

FatGirlSlim - Florrie tells it like it is, and is a Weight Watcher blogging from England!  I love her humor and her style.

Katie's Way to Healthy- Katie is a VERY successful Weight Watcher who always shares her life with me, right in her blog.  I love how real she is.

My Vegan Weight Loss Journey - Katy is a vegan Weight Watcher who is always coming up with fun and creative ideas for both veganism and WW!  I love her blog.

The Dancing Paralegal - Marie talks weight loss among other things.  Her blog covers a lot, and right she's doing a series of blogs on a personal journey that I'm loving!

The Purple Goddess - Cyn talks Health, Paganism, and Family.  Three things I'm pretty passionate about, so no wonder I love her blog!  She also is a brilliant photographer and features her work often.

The Road to Skinny - Megan blogs about health, fitness, and her life.  I love it!

The Skinny Architect - Leanne talks about her journey towards health and fitness with vegetarianism and healthy eating.

To Write With Light - Jennifer talks weight loss, health, and happiness!  She also just got married, so CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Blogs I've discovered more recently and already LOVE:

Cancer as my Catalyst - Connie shares her story of cancer survival with beauty and grace.  She also shares recipes and discusses diet and exercise.  sidenote: Connie is my cousin-in-law!  (Well, her sister married my cousin...)  Her blog is inspiring and very well-written!  And I may be doing a guest blog over there soon, how exciting!!!

Forgive and Forget the Fat - Liz shares her weight loss journey towards health and happiness!  Love her blog, and she's also a very supportive blogger who leaves awesome comments.  :-)

This is Not a Diet - Katy writes about how she lost over 100 pounds (120 I think?) by counting calories, going vegetarian, exercising, and learning to love her body.  It's quite inspiring!

Dances with Fat - Ragen is a dancer who blogs about body acceptance, and health at ALL sizes.  It's an amazing blog and I wish that I had found it sooner!

I'll be doing more of these posts in the future, because I just know that I left out some great blogs.  Remember- if your blog isn't in my list and you feel like I would love it, please give me the link and I"ll check it out!


Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Leah, I'm so excited to be on your list - thank-you! And thanks for sharing your favorite blogs...I always love to find new ones.

You've made amazing changes in your life, and I am so happy for you!

PS Someday I'm going to find a way to take a picture for you of some graffitti here in Moscow that says "vegan" (it's hard to get to - I always see it when I'm in the car). I automatically think of you when I see it! The graffitti is next to a freeway, in a little grassy field, on a tiny old brick building, in English (!), proclaiming "VEGAN". I like to think of Russian vegans sneaking in there at night to make their mark. Who knew - Russian vegans? :)

Katy said...

Thanks, Leah! I LOVE your blog too. I have actually been meaning to tell you something.....I was having one of those nights the other night where I just wanted to keep snacking (I think it's stress right now) and I decided to do some blog reading. I read your blog when you were talking about intuitive eating and about how the same food will be there the next day. I don't have to eat everything in sight. It really helped me out. Thanks for being such an inspiration!!!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Thanks for doing a post like this! I love finding new blogs that I love, and these look fantastic!

Cyn said...

Awwww thanks! What a wonderful *SHOUT OUT*! And you know I equally adore your blog!!!



Cyn said...

Oh and tonight I will be back to check out the other blogs as well!

Mariebop said...

Thanks, sweetie! I'm glad you're enjoying my blog. I <3 your blog too! I'll have to check some of these other ones out.

Leanne said...

Thanks, I LOVE your blog too! It's one in my "always read" lists. You are so absolutely inspiring! I am definitely going to check out the other blogs as well, I always love to read new once and make new blog "friends"! As long as you keep posting, I'll keep reading, you're awesome!!

melissa said...

thanks for the love girl! i read all of your posts. always enlightening!!! i hope to be able to move to IE but am not that confident in reading hunger pangs yet. (btw- i'm a high school teacher, could never be a nurse!)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the mention in your blog! I truly feel honored. You have been my inspiration for many many months so I'm glad I could give something back to you.

Florrie said...

I'm very happy to be on your list! You are one of my absolute favourites too : )
I shall make sure to check out all the others too!

Thin Lizzy said...

what a wonderful surprise! i'm so honoured to be on your list of awesome blogs! thanks so much lady! i love reading your blog too!

Jennifer said...

ohmygoodness you are too sweet! Thanks for the shout out! I promise to put some pics up from the wedding soon!

Katie said...

Wow, thanks for the call-out Leah!!!

You are totally awesome =)

LabelSnob said...

Thank you so much for including my blog! You are the best!!! :)
Yours is always a must read for me too!!!