So it is already January 3rd, 2017 and I still cannot believe it. When I was younger, I would often hear my parents, their friends and our family talk about how fast life was moving. As a snotty nose kid who couldn’t wait to become an adult, (I thought 18 years old was an adult. Ha!) I thought they were all crazy. Every birthday seemed years away and the school year never ended. Now as an adult, I was issued my “life is going by too fast” lenses and I don’t like them much!
In 2016 I had 1 big goal – that’s it. Just one. Of course there were other things that I wanted to achieve but nothing quite mattered liked losing 50 pounds. I actually need to 100 but giving myself a goal of 50 pounds seemed more attainable. On December 31, 2016 I was sad to see that I only lost 10.
I must admit that it is hard for me to not feel like a complete failure in life. I lost 20 pounds beginning in October (I guess I work better under pressure) but I quickly gained some back during the holidays. It was hard for me to resist the cakes, the pies, irresistible dressing, the ham, the roast, and of course the mac and cheese. I am amazed that I didn’t gain all 20 back.
For the new year, I have decided to restart my 50 pound weight loss goal. I think it will be easier for me if I break the large goal into 5 mini goals of 10 pounds each. For some reason my mind is able to handle that better. Once the first 50 pounds is gone and I cry my eyes out in disbelief, I will begin tackling the 2nd 50 pound goal. Food addiction, emotional eating, the ‘just one more spoonful spirit’ and the lack of a continuous exercise routine have plagued me for as long as I can remember. It didn’t spiral completely out of control until I stopped dancing in high school, gained my Freshman 30 and then managed to pack on 20 more pounds on top of that.
2017 is my year to prove to myself that I can lose 50+ pounds and work hard to keep it off… for life!
I know losing the weight will give me a more pleasurable life and will send my happy meter even more through the roof. This is something that must be done some year, and there is no better time like the present.Please pray for me as I continue my journey.
-Live Life, God Bless