Saturday, January 1, 2011


New Years Eve was spent with some of my closest friends.  We ate too much, drank too much, and partied hard!  There is nothing like ringing in the new year with the ones you love close by.  At midnight, I kissed my beloved and knew that this year would be a year we will never forget.  2010 was a struggle and I am gladly saying good-bye. 

This morning (or should I say afternoon) I woke up with a new outlook on life.  Today is the first day of the new year and I'm re-committing to my effort to lose weight.  I'm looking desperately at the bigger picture.  We have 52 weeks left in this year.  If I work my butt off and lose the recommended 2 pounds a week.....that's 104 pounds lost!  It's totally doable people!

And as much as I'm excited by those numbers, I'm scared.  I'm scared of failure.  I'm scared of change.  104 pounds is another person.  Who will I be?  Will I lose myself or just be a better me? 

Despite these feelings, I'm moving forward.  I have to move forward even if it's one baby step at a time. 


Anonymous said...

Oh hon, I know exactly how you feel. Losing 150 pounds feels like such a HUGE thing to overcome, but we'll get there, and I guarantee we'll be better women (wives, Mothers, etc) for it. :) Happy New Year! *Hugs*

Steph said...

What a great post! I think this is what I need as well! I am with you all the way!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

There is nothing to fear except fear itself! The world is your oyster. Okay, I've run out of sayings now. But I will say to just PLOW FORWARD one day at a time. This new year goals will come one good choice at a time. So just focus on each choice in front of you that you can make the best choice of! It's not so hard when you only look at the choice directly in front of you and focus on making the best, most healthy choice for that immediate situation. Then, before you know it, a month or more will have gone by and you'll have tons of awesome good choices backing up your wonderful goal. Sweetness!!

Happy New Year and God Bless!

NAN said...

You'll be a healthy mom and wife for your kids and DH! As for the rest, it's up to you. You have so many options- good reflective post.

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Just remember that you have readers who are or have been where you are to help you along the way. This is one of the best things about Weight loss blogging communities - totally free therapy!

Mrs. D said...

First- I heart that scarf!!

I've noticed that as I lose, I don't really SEE a different me yet. Others tell me how different I look, but I still see the fat me in the mirror. I do FEEL different though. I'm more confident in myself, I have more energy, and the old me that would say "I could never" is on her way out. Nothing changes overnight, but I think as we chip away at the layers of fat, we find our true selves.

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