A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Reflections and Resolutions

I've been noticing on some people's posts that they've been reflecting on all that 2009 was filled with.  I thought about doing a post like that, but to tell you the truth, my year was filled with a lot of negatives and circumstances beyond my control that I'd really just rather forget about. 

However, there were some good things that happened this year, so I decided to list those, followed by some "resolutions" of sorts for the much anticipated year ahead.

I lost 40 lbs. this year.
I've exercised consistently for 7 months now.
I joined the endearing weight loss blogging community.
I'm becoming so fit that I did a 2 mile walk at the park today w/o breaking a sweat.
I've improved my health enough through diet/exercise that I came off all my meds.
I've been in close contact with Pam, my best friend from high school.
I re-connected with Chris, another dear friend from high school & enjoyed a visit.
I've made such good friends w/ one blogger that we text or talk almost daily.
I've been a big help to my immediate family members this year.
I organized our first annual family reunion on my maternal grandparent's side.
I went from a 26/28 in clothing to a size 18/20.
I joined a gym for the first time in my life and I'm addicted...my 1st healthy addiction.

I'm not going to list what some might think are "typical" resolutions.  Mine are a little different, and they're few in number.

I want to improve my attitude towards negative things that happen in my life.  We always hear that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.  I want to practice having a more positive attitude, no matter what gets thrown my way.

I want to learn different coping mechanisms for dealing with my emotions other than turning to food.  I want to TRULY learn something new, healthy & helpful and never return to the old ways that brought me to obesity and held me there for so many years.  I want to break the chains and never look back.

I want to enter into a heathy, happy, fulfilling relationship with a guy that deserves me and all I have to offer.  I want to learn how not to settle and get it right this time.  I want the next guy to be the last guy.

Hope all of you are off to a great start this New Year with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.  :)


  1. Looks to me like you accomplished a lot of positive things this year - you worked hard and earned it all so don't forget that.

    I hope we all have a great year this year :-)

  2. Love your attitude! You have done such great things, keep up the great work!

  3. You had a fantastic year! 2010 will only be better!

  4. You accomplished a lot of good stuff in '09! Here's to 2010 being good all around for you. I like your resolutions, too.

  5. Your very first line about losing 40 pounds this year. That's a huge accomplishment!

  6. hey Tammy ... wow.. i just caught up on you from pre-Thanksgiving. it's been a wild ride the last 6 wks hasn't it?

    I fell off the blogland wagon (and weight watching wagon) the last couple of months, and fightin my way back.

    Just wanted to send along a hug.. and let you know you are loved.



  7. you're going to have a great 2010! I just know it...
    Keep your head up. You did wonderful in 2009 despite every reason to not do well.

    My best always friend,

  8. Hi Tammy. I think your resolutions for this year are great - although actually I think you've done a lot of work on those goals already.

    Hope you have a wonderful 2010!

    Bearfriend xx

  9. Those are some of the best accomplishments to have!!! you always have to remember to look at the glass as 1/2 full all the time!
    I can see that your 'resolutions' or words to live by will come easy to you! They are words we all could live by :)

  10. You acccomplished amazing things in 2009 Tammy, not the least of which was all the love and support you shared with the rest of us here in blogland. I love your resolutions, and 2010 will be even better!

  11. What a great list of things you HAVE done! Keep going.