Thursday, January 01, 2009
A brand new year has arrived, along with all the possibilities that we mentally and emotionally attribute to it. A new year does not really bring with it any magical qualities that allow us to change, but somehow we seem to believe that we can begin again when an "official" beginning rolls around. We like to start our changes on Mondays or the first day of a month, the day after our birthday or at the beginning of a new year.
To me, this new year marks little more than the end of a holiday season where I let down my guard and indulged a little more than usual. I am grateful that it has arrived and my weight has remained steady.
I don't expect anything "magical" this year. My real change came about unexpectedly one Friday morning in April, 2008. I was drinking my morning coffee in front of my computer when I saw an ad for SparkPeople. I clicked, I read, I joined and my change began. SP has helped to teach me that life change doesn't come by magic. It comes by desire, action and commitment. Thanks, SP, and Happy New Year!