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Another Christmas, come and gone....Whats Next!?

S: 258lb C: 228lb G: 168lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 30lb(11.63%)
#1
Evening folks....erm, morning I mean!

I hope you all coped well today, and if you did struggle, or lapse, remember - it's OK, and today is a new day. It's a realy challenge - so hearty well dones to those who were successful!!

This time, last year, I was 2 weeks away from starting LL. This year, now, I am one week away from completing RTM.

This STILL makes my head whirl - that I have done it......me....I have actually done it. In the space of a year. It is truly amazing, but still mind boggling.

I am really "getting it" loud and clear lately, that there is truly a "head needs to catch up with the body" phase at the end of this road, and I reckon that is what 2009 is going to be about.

As I was alone this morning, I went for a lovely long walk at about 8am. I walked 3.5 miles, which I have not done for quite some time!!! Another blessing.

It was cold, and grey and slighlty misty. Perfect. And walking through town was lovely, though it did have an apocolyptic feel about it. There was not a soul to be seen- not a car, not a light in a window. The town never looked so good.

After walking a ways down the beach I stopped at a rocky defense thing, and rolled a fag and took some photos. I'll post some later maybe. (will be a nice change not to see loo walls, ay!!? :D)

It was jut so bloomin tranquil - the sky was beautiful, birds were out. It was a fantastic way to start Christmas day.

I had a couple of thoughts, which is one reason I really do love walking, as much as I hate exercise - if that makes sense. lol ANyway - I realised, and accept (which is a big big step for me) that if there is ANY hope of my maintaining this loss, then I MUST make exercise a permanent part of my life. End of. There is no negotiating - this point is finite. It just won;t work without it.....so, after years and years of a power struggle with my knowing I need to exercise and denying it equally as strong - I lay my sword down. I will make it a normal and habitual part of my new life. One step at a time.

I also thought about New Years resolutions, and how I stopped making them about 20 years ago because I got so bored year after year of saying "I will lose weight this year". So I finally made one last one: To not make any more NY resolutions.

But, I intend to break that silence....because I think resolutions are good, if they make you strive to be a better person, in whatever way.

So, I have chosen these to be my challenges for 2009....

1. Have faith in myself. Believe (and know) that "I can".
2. Be more adventurous. In all aspects of life. Second chances should not be wasted.
3. Be a better listener. Try to improve focus and concentration and be less easily distracted. Try to find ways to improve my memory, and to retain information I am told, or read, etc.
4. Be a better wife. I am not a bad one, don't get me wrong - but I really have never opened myself up to receive all the gifts that a loving relationship brings. I was terrified of it for reasons too complicated to go into. But that chapter too has been closed, along with so many others, so I feel ready, and brave enough and strong enough to open myself up to receive. It's already happening, in small leaps and bounds,and it will just get better.
5. Improve physical fitness and look after my neck, and not let this condition slow me down.

Phew. Looks like I am going to have a busy year!!!

It's exciting. Like graduating school. Another new beginning.

2008 has been significantly one of the best years of my life, and I am grateful for so much.

Thanks for reading this, if you got through to the end of my long, rambling reflection!!

Wishing everyone all the changes they want to happen, to come together for you too in 2009.
 
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catznolan

nearly there!! :)
#3
ur doing so well hunni and u should be so proud of urself chic.
2009 will be a fab year for u, have faith xxx
 

Guy

Likes to lurk
#4
Nice post BL. I'm pleased to say that I survived! Big test is today though. I have a house full.

Burned off over 400 calories on the old treadmill this morning though now I can get to it. I'm gonna dirty hurt tomorrow......
 
S: 13st1lb C: 13st1lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
What a lovely post BL. You have come so far and it's lovely to see you so full of positivity, but not least full of understanding of what you need to do to make sure that your hard work in 2008 is not wasted.

I look forward to hearing about your continuing journey through the next year :D
 
S: 258lb C: 228lb G: 168lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 30lb(11.63%)
#7
Thanks Westie! It is going to be an ongoing learning process isn't it. And I am determined not to wast last years efforts! Give me strength!!! :D

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas break. :)

x
 
S: 16st5lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.2 Loss: 3st6lb(20.96%)
#8
Yep, totally agree! Great post as always (and amazing before and after shots too!!).
 
S: 16st7lb C: 16st7lb G: 8st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#9
Well done bl you will get through 2009.You have been an inspiration to everyone on lighterlife.You will do fab, you are such a strong person how could you not do it!!
Happy 2009.I look forward to hearing more from you;)
 
#10
2009 THE CONTINUATION ...................

What can I say BL?
This time last year be each thought we were going to start a "diet" in 2008 and hoped that this time it would be a success.
For me it was not much more than that although I knew i need to become more healthy and that was my motivaton to start.
Little did I realise LL would make me re-evaluate everything in my life and make some massive discoveries and changes.
We have come so far - and the journey continues.
It's not just a diet like others, that comes to an end and then you just get on with it.
I am so looking forward to the new discoveries and challenges for 2009.
I know youare too.
 

kenshin112

Gotta Make A Change
#11
BL your a true inspiration :)
Good On you with finishing RTM soon
and may god bless you in the new year :)
 


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