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August 6, 2012 by Katie

Edited to Add: Be sure to check out my guest post on Clean Eating Chelsey Today!

I can’t believe it. Seriously. A YEAR?!?! I’ve had this blog for an ENTIRE YEAR. That’s a long time. A really long time. A year ago, on August 6th, I wrote my first ever blog post (no laughing, please).

Here’s a timeline look at some highlights over the past year:

 

My first day of my second year in law school

My first ever What I Ate Wednesday!

Upgrading to my own domain name

When I found out I couldn’t eat gluten or soy!

My brother got me an amazing GLUTEN FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE!

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My first longer distance race: Chicago’s Perfect 10! (and first medal!)

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My most-pinned and most-viewed recipe

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Molly’s first Christmas!

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My Goals for 2012!

New Years Eve in small town North Carolina with my twin!

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Deciding to run the CHICAGO MARATHON!!!

My friend Mary’s wedding in Newberry, SC! Part 1 and part 2!

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My running story.

My first half marathon, the Chi-Town Half!

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FREE FROZEN YOGURT FOR A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

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Final review of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp

Lakefront 10 Miler race recap

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My first Thursday Thoughts… that I actually called Thursday Thoughts.

One of my favorite places: Garden of the Gods

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MOLLY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY!

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Coming clean about my emotional/binge eating (best comments ever!)

Running as a Girls on the Run Solemate (still taking donations!)

The Chobani Blogger Dinner

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Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon

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WHEW!!! That was quite a year! Haha and I definitely edited out a lot of other posts I thought about featuring! There are just too many!

To help celebrate my blog’s 1 year anniversary, the amazing people at Chobani will be giving away some CHOBANI!!!!!

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One reader will win an assorted case of Chobani Yogurts!!!

Are you excited? I sure am!!!

To enter you must leave a comment here telling me the best thing that happened to you in the past year! (Mandatory!)

Extra Entries (leave one comment for each):

1) Follow Chobani on Twitter

2) Follow me on twitter AND tweet: I would love to win some CHO from @Chobani to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of @PeaceLoveOats !!

3) Like Peace Love & Oats on Facebook

So that’s a total of 4 possible entries into the giveaway! Good Luck!

 

Giveaway for U.S. Residents only. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm central time on August 8th.


243 comments »

  1. Bridgette burnside says:

    Hands down, best thing that’s happened to
    Me the last year: losing 64 pounds!! All by healthy eating, counting calories and walking/jogging!

  2. roselyn page says:

    The best thing that has happened to me this year is that I am staying in recovery from an ED. It has given me back my life and my family. Sometimes it is minute by minute, but by keeping strong and keeping my faith I am fighting it.

  3. roselyn page says:

    I like on FB and follow on twitter.

  4. My fiance and I got our first apartment and car together!

  5. i follow chobani on twitter @itsaharleyylife

  6. Linz says:

    i started my blog on December 31st – best thing this year!!

  7. Linz says:

    I follow Chobani on twitter!

  8. Moving down to Florida with my dad!

  9. Wow what a year! It must have been so great to look back over everything you’ve done!

  10. Sarah says:

    Well i got engaged!!! so thatd be the best thing for me :)

  11. sarah says:

    I got to compete in all of my college races this year after a year of being injured with a sacral stress fracture!

  12. Best thing that happened to me this year: I got accepted into grad school! :-)

  13. Kelly says:

    congrats on the anniversary! what were your symptoms to soy that made you think you were allergic? just asking bc i also have celiac (and am vegan). i recently have been eating a good amount of soy yogurt and think i may be allergic to it? i know i should try to eliminate it from my diet and then see if i feel ok, but it’s just so addicting!

    • Well my soy symptoms were specifically different from any other of my intolerances/IBS issues, but bloating, gas, pain and discomfort in my lower abdomen. It’s worth a shot to just go one or two weeks without it!

  14. Nicole says:

    Best thing for me was deciding to run the Chicago Marathon! Last October, one of my good friends ran it, and I was inspired…but told myself I couldn’t do it; maybe in a few years. And then February rolled around, and I took the plunge! I’m so excited!

  15. Lacey says:

    LOVED your post on Clean Eating Chelsea, Katie – I’m recovering from a running injury and feeling kind of down about it – your post TOTALLY puts things in perspective! I’m at four weeks of rest as of today, and I know I’ll get back to running when my body is ready.

    The best thing that happened to me in the past year is really becoming a runner (prior to the injury, of course!). I never thought I would be able to say that, so it makes me really proud.

  16. Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your blog!! Best thing this year: getting pregnant with our second child, a boy, and awaiting his arrival in the next couple of weeks!!

  17. Lacey says:

    I also liked PL&O on FB.

  18. Georgiana says:

    I moved to sunny Florida this past year! Yay for sunshine!

  19. Georgiana says:

    I do follow Chobani on Twitter and I like them on Facebook too! Great giveaway!

  20. Congrats on one year!!

    Best thing that happened to me this past year was taking up yoga. It’s been a life altering (and life affirming!) addition.

  21. Congrats on your one year anniversary! The best thing that has happened to me all year is transferring schools and starting my blog.

  22. Hilary says:

    congrats!! best things this year was switching my major back to occupational therapy my SENIOR year of college, running my first half marathon and signing up for my first marathon! :)

  23. Emily B. says:

    Best thing that happened this year was deciding to train for a half marathon and running my first 10 miler this weekend!
    Follow chobani on twitter
    Liked your page on facebook :)

  24. Anonymous says:

    Best things this year were running my first half marathon and the bittersweet occasion of graduating from college. obsessed with chobani- follow you and chobani on twitter! happy monday!

  25. Congratulations on your blog-anniversary! It sounds like you had an amazing year! The best thing to happen to me this year was qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

  26. Congrats on one year of blogging! I JUST started my blog and it’s definitely somewhat overwhelming! I hope that eventually it’ll grow into something great, like your blog! Baby steps…
    Anyway, this year was full of extreme ups and downs for me, but over the past few months I’ve had some realizations/revelations about myself and what’s truly going to make me happy. So I’m going to say that the best thing was finally being able to gain that perspective!

    • Definitely take it one day at a time – my rule is if I don’t enjoy it anymore then I stop! And I’m glad you’ve learned a lot about yourself, I’ve been doing the same recently!

  27. Lauren says:

    Congrats on making it a year! The best thing that happened to me was buying my first townhouse.

  28. Emily says:

    Best things this year were running my first half marathon and the bittersweet occasion of graduating from college. obsessed with chobani- follow you and chobani on twitter! happy monday!

  29. I already follow Chobani on Twitter :)

  30. Congrats on not only making it to one year of blogging but actually commemorating the day haha. I had my one year anniversary back in June, but it completely blew past me, and I thought it would be weird to be all, “Yay one year of blogging!” like five days later soo…yeah. Haha.

    I think I’m just going to say senior year of college in general was the best thing that happened to me last year. I couldn’t possibly pick one thing that was better than the rest.

  31. Amye says:

    The best thing that has happened to me is having my son!

  32. Most exciting thing was that I received a grant to work at a domestic violence shelter this summer!

  33. I follow Chobani on Twitter!!

  34. I followed you on Twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway!

  35. The best thing that happened to me this year was moving in with my boyfriend.

  36. I follow Chobani on twitter :)

  37. carlyjg says:

    I started my blog in June! I am so excited to have my own little space on the internet! I also love connecting with other bloggers. Such an awesome community… I’m really just trying to get my foot in the door :-). Congrats on 1 year!

  38. Liked you on Facebook! Congrats on the anniversary!

  39. Katie says:

    The best thing that happened to me would probably be PRing in my 3rd 10k!

  40. Amanda says:

    I ran my first half marathon (Rock n’ Roll Chicago! Definitely a humid run…) and signed up for two more that I’ll be running in WI before the end of the year!

  41. I got married — I’d say that’s the best thing that happened to me :)!

  42. I follow you, and I tweeted! Happy Anniversary :)

  43. Vanessa says:

    I started college! Definitely the best thing! (I found your blog from Clean Eating Chelsey and now I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time reading your old blog posts! New fav blog found!)

  44. Vanessa says:

    Liked on facebook!

  45. Vanessa says:

    Followed Chobani on twitter!

  46. congrats on one year of blogging!! :) best thing that’s happened to me this year is probably getting into the college of my dreams {well, and graduating high school and going on a trip to maui this summer!}!

  47. i already follow chobani on twitter!! ;)

  48. commitcomplete says:

    Congrats on year 1 and here’s to many more! Now go celebrate with some fro-yo.

  49. Iris says:

    Happy blog birthday!! The best thing that happened to me this year was graduating from college! :)

  50. erinberries says:

    I’m following Chobani on Twitter!

  51. erinberries says:

    I’m following you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/erinberriesblog

  52. MigraineMe says:

    Happy blog anniversary!!! So many exciting accomplishments in the last year – congrats! :)

  53. Nicole G says:

    After completing my summer job at a law firm in NYC I got a permanent offer and will graduate from school in May fully employed!

  54. Army Amy says:

    Happy birthday to your bloggy! Looks like you’ve had a great year. Best thing that happened this year was the end of my husband’s deployment. That was a happy day!*

  55. Happy Birthday to your blog! Your success is certainly something to celebrate! I have two best things…the birth of my godson and meeting the man I’ll marry. :)

  56. I follow Chobani on Twitter. :)

  57. I follow you on Twiter and tweeted. :)

  58. ashley says:

    They best thing that happened to me in the last year was realizing that I did have a problem with binge eating even if I did fit into an eating disorder mold and trying to take control.

  59. ashley says:

    I like on fb!

  60. ashley says:

    I follow Chobani on twitter!

  61. congrats girl! Wow it’s hard to believe what all we can go through in a year! I’d say one of my biggest accomplishments so far this year was completing my first half marathon!

  62. Lisa says:

    Moving to NY with my boyfriend :) Happy Birthday!!!

  63. Lisa says:

    Following you on FB

  64. Lisa says:

    Following Chobani on twitter.

  65. Elyssa says:

    i follow on twitter and tweeted

  66. WAHOO!! 1 year!! YAY.

    Best thing in this past year was completing my AIM 1 for BP and being a health coach!

  67. Jamie says:

    Earlier this year I moved in with my boyfriend of 5 years. Glad we waited so long and its going great!

  68. Lauren says:

    Congrats on one year with the blog!

    Best thing this year was getting married in May.

  69. Lauren says:

    I follow Chobani on Twitter.

  70. the best thing that happened to me was graduating from college and starting my first ever job! wooooo real world status.

  71. i follow them on twitter

  72. Lauren says:

    I already was a follower of your facebook page.

  73. Lauren says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

  74. Trixie says:

    The best thing that has happened to me in the past year is graduating from college with a B.S. in Engineering! There were so many times where I almost quit, but I’m glad I didn’t!

  75. Ann P-L says:

    Some of the best things (more than 1!) that happened to me were moving back to my home state with my husband, buying a house, and getting a job!

  76. meagan says:

    I ran my first marathon in January! Hands down, the proudest moment of my life!

  77. meagan says:

    I follow you on twitter & I tweeted!

  78. meagan says:

    I follow Chobani on twitter!

  79. Meredith says:

    I discovered healthy food blogs and healthy (not obsessive or restrictive) eating!

  80. Emily says:

    YAY! Congratulations on your one year blogiversary and on all of the amazing things you accomplished this year. I’ve loved being able to follow your journey!

  81. woohoo! congratulations on one year! i hope you’re celebrating with some molly hugs! i think the best thing that happened to me this year was completely changing the way i eat and my approach to working out. oh and starting my own blog and meeting lovely bloggers like yourself!

  82. already was following you on twitter – i hope that counts ;)

  83. Liz S. says:

    Finally having all of my siblings and I together for Christmas!!

  84. emue217 says:

    Hmmmm…I graduated from the University of Notre Dame! Bittersweet, though, because I LOVED life there. Going to miss is too much!!!

  85. emue217 says:

    I follow Chobani on Twitter!

  86. Ashley says:

    Woo hoo!! Congrats on one year! The best thing that has happened to me in the past year was building friendships through my blog (like YOU!). :)

  87. Ashley says:

    I follow Chobani on Twitter!

  88. Ashley says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

  89. Ashley says:

    I like you on FB!

  90. The best thing that has happened to me, though small, is trying out Crossfit! I am in love. Happy one year to you and your blog :-)

  91. I follow you and tweeted!

  92. I like your page on Facebook!

  93. Cate says:

    I graduated from undergrad, and then started graduate school for OT last May! :) Only one more year!!

  94. Alyson says:

    Graduating from undergrad was the best thing to happen to me so far this year!

  95. Laurel C says:

    Running has been the best thing for me this year! It is my passion and love, and I can’t imagine life without it!

  96. Laurel C says:

    I follow Chobani on twitter!

  97. Laurel C says:

    I like your Facebook page!

  98. Hope your first day went so well!! Have anniversary!!

  99. Bethany W says:

    Recently I hit my goal weight and it’s helped me gain a lot confidence this year, I decided to go for a new job and go back to school. I also decided to start running your blog has definitely influenced that.

  100. Bethany W says:

    I liked your Facebook Page

  101. Bethany W says:

    I followed Chobani

  102. Renata says:

    I found a job after being unemployed for a long time due to the recession!

  103. Ellyn says:

    The best thing that happened to me was that I got All-State in the 3200m in track this year!

  104. Bethany W says:

    I followed you on Twitter and Tweeted https://twitter.com/volaware/status/232659868815876096

  105. Ellyn says:

    Following chobani

  106. Ellyn says:

    Following you on twitter!

  107. Ellyn says:

    Liked your Facebook page!

  108. Renata says:

    I follow Chobani on Twitter @serene_streams

  109. Renata says:

    I like you on Facebook too!

  110. Renata says:

    Tweeted your giveaway link as well! Congrats on your blogoversary! :-)
    https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/232660338888282114

  111. Casey says:

    the best thing that happened to me this year was that i graduated from college! woooo!

  112. Casey says:

    i follow chobani on twitter!

  113. Anonymous says:

    Best thing(s) that happened to me this year – graduated from undergrad and got promoted to a REAL, PAID JOB from the internship I started this summer in under a month!!

  114. Casey says:

    i like you on facebook!!

  115. I follow you on twitter!

  116. I like you on facebook!

  117. I tweeted about this awesome giveaway! :)

  118. Best thing that happened to me this year- finding a nannying position for the cutest baby ever!! :)

  119. I follow Chobani on twitter! :)

  120. Ray says:

    Best thing – I took my wife to Europe for our anniversary celebration! A once in a lifetime trip!

  121. Christine says:

    Spending Christmas with my family in Istanbul.

  122. Natasha says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! You have had a real busy year. The best thing that has happened to me in the past year is that I started an amazing new job with a great company.

    I follow Peace Love & Oats on Facebook and I follow Chobani on Twitter.

    Natasha @ Moody Girl In Style

  123. Happy Anniversary to you and Peace, Love & Oats! <3 You've had an amazing year! Thanks for linking up to these posts–there are a number I've missed, that I'm going to check out now!

    The best thing that happened to me this year (well, it's ABOUT to happen–I'm hired, but haven't started yet) was becoming a health coach and nutrition specialist for a wellness company that works with kids!

  124. Kayla says:

    the best thing that happened to me was probably graduating college!

  125. Spending spring break with my boyfriend in CHICAGO!

  126. Megan says:

    The best thing is being over halfway done with grad school!

  127. carol says:

    Made the decision to get healthy and remain healthy!!!!! So far …… fabulous!

  128. Happy blogaversary! I made the decision to change careers and go to grad school to pursue an MPH!

  129. Jennifer says:

    Best thing that happened to me was getting married! Although, barely within the year limit since our anniversary is a week away!

  130. Jennifer says:

    I follow Chobani on Twitter!

  131. Jennifer says:

    I also followed you and tweeted!

  132. melissa says:

    Having a baby!!!! It’s my 2nd child, but 1st boy.

  133. Sara Workman says:

    I follow Chobani on twitter!

  134. Sara Workman says:

    One of the best things that has happened to me in the past year was having the opportunity to move to go to grad school for my MHA at Ohio State!

  135. Chris says:

    The best thing that happened to me was getting an internship that I wanted.

  136. Chris says:

    Following on twitter

  137. Sienna says:

    The best thing that happened to me this year was getting a promotion at work and getting my own office!

  138. bravehannah says:

    The best thing that’s happened to me this year is taking a trip to Seattle with my husband in may to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary!

  139. bravehannah says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  140. Laura C. says:

    Losing 42 lbs this year and (re)discovering my love of running!

  141. Sara says:

    Best thing: buying a house with my hubby!!

  142. olviya says:

    Best thing: getting on track with healthy eating, and trying out crossfit:)

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