Recently my laptop died. I should have known it was going to happen as it was taking forever to boot up and making weird noises. One day, I just wouldn't turn on at all and I got the dreaded "error on hard disk, boot drive failure" message.
One of the files that I kept on the computer was an excel file with my weight loss tally each week. It went back all the way to 2007.
What I liked most about it was going back in time and thinking about what weight I was during certain events in my life. For example, right around this time last year I visited a friend of mine on Cape Cod and noticed from the weight record that I was 80 pounds more then than now.
Now, that file is lost. My computer guy at work is going to see if he can recover files off the hard drive but he told me it doesn't look good.
I feel like I've lost a big part of my history.
Not to mention all the progress pictures, etc that I only kept on my hard drive.
So, just keep in mind that if you have files you want to save, please back them up on a server some place or else burn them onto a CD. You never know when your computer is going to bite the bust.