It truly shocked me to see that I had not blogged since December 2010 (and that wasn't a real entry). I blame Facebook.
Since my last real post, several things have happened.
Most importantly, my fifth daughter, Claire, was born in December 2010.
For those who followed my posts about marathon training, you should be pleased to learn that I did, indeed, complete the 2010 Dallas White Rock Marathon. I also completed the 2011 Rock and the 2012 OKC Memorial Marathon. I am currently training for the 2012 NYC ING Marathon in November.
I lost my job at the Dallas DA's Office at the end of 2010 and spent a few months trying to find a new job before deciding to open my own solo law practice.
My weight loss journey started back up again last fall. During marathon training in 2010, I had lost 20 pounds. When I took a few months off before kicking it back up in 2011, I had gained 10 of that back. I thought I would be able to lose that 10 again just as easily as I had the year before, but it was not to be. In fact, over the first 3 1/2 months of training last year, I gained 3 pounds to get back up to 250. In September, I downloaded the MyFitnessPal app for my phone and started tracking my daily caloric intake and burn. I got down as low as 193 in April. Right now, I'm back up a little because I haven't been as diligent as I need to be.
So, what inspired my return to this corner of the blogosphere? I was a Delegate to the 2012 Texas Republican Convention last week. Although I am not particularly thrilled with who wound up as the GOP Presidential nominee this year (sorry to my Ron Paul supporting friends, it really is a done deal at this point), the convention (as tiring as it was) renewed my enthusiasm for politics. Thus, you can expect a decidedly political focus going forward. That's not to say that I won't mention other things, but politics will be the primary subject.