Monday, December 31, 2012
The number 13 has always had some sort of unlucky stigma to it. Why? Wikipedia says it dates back centuries but there aren't really any good reasons to call it unlucky. Just some coincidences involving #13 that were...unfortunate...at worst. For instance, wikipedia says "A year which contained 13 full moons instead of 12 posed problems for the monks who were in charge of the calendars. "This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number."
Oh boo hoo. The monks were inconvenienced, so 13 must be a bad omen. Omen schmomen. I don't buy into that bullcrap.
So I may be going against the grain here, but in 2013, I am making 13 a lucky number. My goals are going to be in 13 lb increments this year. It would even be nice to lose 13 lbs every month, but I don't want to put such an ambitious goal on myself. But if it happens, well then, maybe that will make the number 13 even luckier for me. If I could do that, I would reach goal within 10 months. Wouldn't that be awesome? Yeah, I know, fool's errand. But a girl can dream, right?
Realistically though, as long as I am moving forward and losing some weight each month, I'll be happy. Even if I only lose 1 lb a week, I'll still be 52 lbs lighter come this time next year. But I know I can, and will, do better than that.
So here's to LUCKY 2013- and all the joy it may bring. The last 5 years have been tough and heartbreaking for me. I need some good in my life. I am tired of the bad. Tired of heartache and losing loved ones. This year I want things to be right. And even though it's not all in my control, some of it is.
No one can stop me but me, and I'm pretty sure I can take that girl!