I have a few goals with this new year, I used to make resolutions but they never stuck. I read that if you want to accomplish a goal you need to figure out why you are changing and draw from that to help you make your change. In April of this year I was honestly just sick of being fat. I could use a PC term, but fat is what I was and how I felt. I was in Atlanta visiting friends and it was a glorious weekend. It was sunny and warm with temperature of about 70 degrees. It was still cold where I am from at the time so the warmth was a foreign thing after a long cold winter. I should have been happy, but I wasn't. I was anxious, sad and felt like I had an 80 pound monkey on my back. I in a sense did have a monkey on my back, in the form of excess weight.
I was reading a book by Gretchen Rubin that week, titled "The Happiness Project". It is a simple book with easy to follow changes you can make in your life. It made me think about what I wanted and how I could get it. I wanted to lose weight, but more than that I wanted to feel energized and alive without the anxiety that accompanied my food obsession. I started with my "by new years resolutions".
I wanted to lose weight, but I wanted that to be byproduct of what I had changed in my life. I wanted to choose the path that I felt I was destined for... and oh yes by the way look at that, I lost all of this weight! I think I am on the right path now and throughout my blog I will tell you how I got there.