1.30.2015

Two Years of SkinnyMeg

 It's been two year since I became 'SkinnyMeg' - bonus points to my long time readers who remember my blog's old name! I've now been blogging for about 6 years, my life has gone through so many changes in that time. I've lost 100+ pounds, graduated from college, found a job, battled infertility, gotten pregnant, ran a marathon, and I'm currently working on my best bod ever ;)


Blogging has brought a lot of good into my life, the support I get from so many of you helps me on the daily. When I was struggling last week with sick kids, the outpouring of love was just amazing. Just this morning I opened a sweet letter from a woman I met through blogging, she's going through something difficult herself, but took the time to think about me and my family and sent me a little something. I was so touched, thank you J :)


I love that I have this blog that documents so much of my life, kids are too fast to grow, they just don't keep. I swear I was changing her diaper last week, but now she's reading ME stories at night. I love to take pictures of everything, looking back helps me remember things I may have forgotten.I'm sure I will look back on this picture and remember that she refused to wear anything other than a tutu and she called this star necklace her 'dead people necklace' because that's what she calls antique stores.


I've also learned to deal with negativity, I would say I was not very good at dealing at first. I took everything very personally and it's hard to not always defend yourself to others. Now I'm a pro at ignoring it because I realized that, in the end, it doesn't even matter. Does it affect my real life? The one where I get up and be awesome all day and then go to bed? No. Now if my real life people start talking trash I'll have to reevaluate :) I know I'm a great Mom to my kids and most days I'm a great wife too - no where near perfection, but the effort counts.


 I have some major life decisions I'm working on right now, where I want to be in five years kinda thing. Change is very scary, if someone could just tell me I'm going to make the right choice that would be grand. I have to be sure my choice is right for not only me, but the kids and husband too.

Gah, one of my fav pictures of baby Madison!

I just want to say thank you for reading, supporting, and listening to me ramble! I hope each of you takes something worthwhile away from here, even if it's just a better bicep :)

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34 comments :

  1. I loved reading about prettymeg and I love me some skinnymeg even more! Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life with us! xoxo

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  2. Miss Maddison's Charmed Life :) I was SO scared this was you're good-bye to blogging post. FEW. I love reading and adore how much you share. keep on being you and thanks for letting us in to your life and be part of your journey.

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  3. I still type "Pretty Meg" every day when I go to read your blog!! Thanks for all you do🙌🙌

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  4. Love your blog! You've been such an inspiration to me. I'm due with my first child in March and can't wait to get back to my prebaby body. With the help of your posts, it will keep me motivated to get there! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Sometimes being an adult sucks! Like making hard decisions. Good luck!! And thanks for keeping up the blog. I love your blog!!!

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  6. I know that you'll make the right choice for your family, whatever it may be. :)

    As I was reading this post, I got the sinking feeling that it was leading to a final paragraph saying, "And so I've decided to end this blog after six wonderful years..." WHEW, so glad I misinterpreted that! Over the last few years, I've lost interest in other bloggers, mostly because I felt like they'd changed, they no longer inspired me, and I couldn't relate. But I always relate to you, whether you're in weight loss stage, muscle building stage, etc., so thanks for not changing on us too much throughout the course of your journey! :)

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  7. Miss Madison's Charmed Life! I love your blog and was worried this was your goodbye! Love how real you are and wish I had an ounce of your motivation!

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  8. I found you as "miss Madison's charmed life" and I have been a pretty skinny Meg fan ever since. You are so real and honest and I love it. I have sent so many women to your page. Because through everything, you are REAL. Keep doing you, we LOVE you!

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  9. glad this was not a farewell blog post too!!!

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  10. Please don't let this be a "good-bye" post. I really enjoy reading your blog. You keep in check everyday and let me know that the Fat Kid struggle is real but it's something I can fix. I've said it before but you are a true Texas girl. You are smart, talented, genuine, have manners and are an amazing Mom! You are the proof that if there is a will there is a way.

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  11. I haven't been reading that long, but I LOVE your blog! I have finally gotten to the point in my life that I WANT to get healthier and in shape. Your blog gives so much information and great tips. Thank you for all you do!

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  12. You are such an inspiration to us all! I love seeing your posts on Instagram and look forward to your next blog post. You keep it real and you keep it honest and I love that about you. I always refer to you as my "internet friend" whenever I am talking to my husband and he just laughs and says you mean the person you think is your bff who you have never met. :) Keep on being awesome!!!!

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  13. I was scared it was the end too- so glad it is not. I have been following for a long time because you are so inspiring and real. It is so easy to relate to you. Thank you so much for letting us follow your journey!

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  14. I may not comment much but I want you to know you are making an impact on so many lives! Keep being you!

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  15. I love following you on your journeys! You are such a beautiful soul and are a true inspiration! Not to mention you have such an adorable family! xoxo

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  16. oh i remember miss madison's charmed life, for sure! it's been great to see you become who you are. :) we are always growing and i really enjoy your transparency.

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  17. Thank goodness this isn't a goodbye post.. I almost started to cry! Thank you for all you share and all you do!

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  18. Ugh, looking at pictures of baby Madison makes me want to have another one - even though Beckett is still only a baby!! Time for a little girl!

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  19. Thank you for all that you do. You are so easy to relate to. You are an incredibly inspirational person with all that you do. You are always striving to be better, a great character trait that we should all act on. You've peaked me interested in your "5 year plan" I hope you will be sharing that as well! My favorite thing about your blog is that you never know what you are going to get, some days are about food, family, exercise, fashion etc all things that every women needs to juggle. Thanks for being you!

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  20. Phew . . . glad this wasn't your #byefelicia post! I've ready your blog for a long time and am thankful you haven't left us like so many other bloggers! You are inspirational, and I'm so glad you share you life with us!

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  21. I can remember where I was sitting the first time I read your blog 3+ years ago and knew I'd be reading forever. :)

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  22. Thank you for blogging! I so enjoy reading your blog, even if I'm not always good about taking the time to comment.

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  23. Thank you, for sharing your life with us. And Meg, you will make the right decision.

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  24. You are by far my favorite blogger!!! I look forward to reading everything you post!! I feel like part of your family in a Non creepy way lol!!! Thank you for always being real!!!

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  25. You are by far my favorite blogger!!! I look forward to reading everything you post!! I feel like part of your family in a Non creepy way lol!!! Thank you for always being real!!!

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  26. Oh yes & Miss Madison's Charmed Life...it was s saved under my bookmark on my phone as that lol!!

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  27. I've been reading for about a year and just love your blog. You are beautiful inside and out and so very inspiring! I look forward to reading your blog for years and years to come!

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  28. Change is really scary, but in the end, everything happens for a reason. You will know what to do and everything will work out :)

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  29. My favorite photo of Madison! What a doll!

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  30. (I commented once and it disappeared) Don't leave us SM (I know you didn't say a word about leaving but I may have had a slight heart palpitation and rushed to the end to make sure)! I so look forward to your IG feed and blog posts! You are such an inspiration to me! Xoxoxo

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  31. I just want to say...I've never commented before, but have absolutely loved reading your blog since the "Miss Madison" days. You are a true, honest, down to earth individual and it shows! God bless you and your sweet family!

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