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. :)
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