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The LAST time my New Year's Resolution is going to be to lose weight!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I'm not quite sure what I'm even going to write in this blog, but it didn't feel right to not write a blog on New Year's!

I am so happy that I didn't wait until New Year's to start on my weight loss journey like I usually do. Instead of spending the end of summer and fall gaining even more weight, I am starting my year 51.4 pounds lighter (technically 61.4 pounds, if you count the weight I lost before I really committed)!

And the thought of starting the year needing to lose 55.6 pounds is so much less overwhelming than the thought of needing to lose 117 pounds, like I needed to last January 1st! Another big difference I noticed between all of the other January 1sts and this one is that today seemed like a normal day to me. Usually, January 1st is when I am over-exercising, under-eating, and making big plans for how I am going to lose all this weight as quickly as possible. Instead, my weight-loss journey has become more of a lifestyle and less of a diet, so it just feels normal.

More proof of my lifestyle change is the fact that, despite falling off the wagon over Christmas and not weighing from 12-19 until today, I went down weight. It was only .4 pounds, so not much, mind you, but still! Apparently what I consider "bad" eating for me now isn't nearly as bad as it used to be! Instead of the typical 10 pound weight gain from October to December, this year I lost 27.6 pounds in that time frame! Woo hoo!

Sorry if this blog seems a little self-congratulatory, but, for the first time in a long time, I feel like I am on the right track, and I am not only excited to lose the rest of this weight, but I am confident that I have the determination and tools necessary to actually succeed this time!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEMON2012 1/8/2013 3:36PM

    You go girl! And yes..."continuing" versus "starting" is a WONDERFUL feeling! 1 giant step closer! emoticon

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EUEK098 1/3/2013 12:48AM

    emoticon there's nothing wrong with congratulating yourself, I think it;s necessary sometimes, and congratulations and good luck with the rest of your goals.

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SONIA260 1/2/2013 6:59AM

    haha you deserve to be proud!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What a great way to start your year! emoticon

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