2011 goals and review of 2010

Monday, January 03, 2011

It does not seem possible that a year ago I was just starting (again) this journey. What a difference a year makes and I am more than excited about what 2011 will bring. I've had a look at my first of January measurements for last year and can hardly believe the results:

51 pounds lost (gained a few that I'd lost over Christmas, as you do! Ahem!) (78 pounds in total-WOOT! WOOT!)
8.5 inches lost from my tummy
9 inches lost from my hips
5.5 inches lost from my thigh
3.5 inches lost from my arm
And down from a size 20 to a size 12-RESULT!

It has not always been easy. I have completely changed the way that I think about food and, most of the time, I'm successful. I still have the odd emotional eating day, but I'm trying to be honest with myself on those days and sort myself out. I've stopped eating meat, no longer have processed food and keep a journal about what I'm eating and how I'm feeling in general. In April, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and took a class over the summer to help me deal with some confidence issues I was having. It's not an easy thing to admit (I fall into the perfectionist category-which has been a huge cause of distress for me) but I am becoming more comfortable acknowledging and being vocal about what I've gone through. I no longer see it as a sign of weakness and feel proud that I have not let it beat me. I notice I am a lot more comfortable now speaking to other people. I'm slowly breaking down the wall I built to protect myself and caring a lot less about what people think of me. I can't please everyone-that has been the hardest lesson for me to learn!

This year, I WILL lose the last 14 pounds that I've been hanging on to. I am also going to RUN. I can't say, at the moment, where running will take me but I would like to work up to doing a marathon. At the very least, a half-marathon. I have some very inspirational people around me. I'd like to think that I might be an inspiration to someone too...

With a sincere heart, I wish who ever might read this a very happy New Year! Best wishes for reaching your goals.

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  • no profile photo CD8766673
    May i suggest friending JMERLAU He's ran himself down to Onederland from the 300s? He's got a very inspirational vblog you might consider watching. Get your tissues!!
    3741 days ago
    Boom! You rocked last year!


    You better go on with your bad self. 2011 is gonna rock too :)
    3741 days ago
    Hi! I loved reading about all the changes you made last year. I am really trying my best to make really good choices this year and be able to look back upon the year in December and see my changes too. :) I can understand the depression and anxiety. I am working to overcome this as well. Tonight, I got really down on myself for the past failures. But, I need to learn from them, but not dwell on them, you know. :) Congrats to you.
    3749 days ago
  • PATTK1220
    Congratulations on your success!

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