Updates: Good news + resolutions + other stuff

I should win the blog neglect award of 2007, does that award exist? Oh, I'm so weird about "having things to do", I will put something off and then it gets put off for another day and that turns into a week and before I know it I've created an unhabit (?) out of something and feel really guilty about it. I hate feeling like I have to be all or nothing, I feel like I have to be really into blogging (or really good at writing, photos, etc.) or I just won't do it at all.

I was looking at my entires over the past year, and I feel encouraged about what I discovered and discouraged that I am only 10lbs. less now than I was a year ago. Yes, thats 10 lbs ( I just weighed myself about 10 minutes ago). What happened? What went wrong? Those questions are so important right now and could be the key to my success for 2008. I don't want to feel like a failure, but I do want to acknowledge that I set out to do something and I came up short with the goals. It's not the end, but I've barely scratched the beginning.

As I look over the past year, I see events (life situations) that I used as an excuse to not fulfill my goals. I kept waiting to act, when it was the right time, when I've sat down thought about it and planned it out.

I've been going to weight watcher meetings for seven (count that, seven) weeks now and am actually the same weight when I started. I was doing so great and then Thanksgiving came and it has been a down hill struggle to get back up since. I want 2008 to be about enjoying lifes events without making them all about food. Or without getting too stressed out that I drop everything. I would say "how can i lose weight when im so busy?". Thats just silly. I will always have things to do, and thats a good thing.

So, not to cut myself off, but I have good news! As of Wednesday, I am engaged to get married. Josh asked me, and of course I said yes. I've been wrapping my head around this idea for the last couple of days that this (lovely) person that I've known for over 6 years wants to be with me forever, and now he is family. His family is my family and vice versa. Holy crap! We haven't set a date yet, but the wedding will probably be mid- 2009. Thats a pretty good initiative to lose weight right?

Does anyone else out there in blog land make resolutions? There seems to be two people: those that avidly make them every year and those that very much do not. I am the first type. I love them and have even forced family members and friends to make them as well, even though they growl at me. I will have my list up soon, I'm still working out some kinks. This blog is defiantly on that list. I will also say that I'm going to work on being more fearless and have less guilt.

One more thing before I go start wrapping presents. I jokingly said to Josh yesterday after our weigh in that my body is able to gain and lose weight really quickly. Which isn't really as much of a joke as truth. I got on the scale this morning and just for kicks and for the sake of an experiment I'm going to set out to lose 10-15 lbs. (and will mostly be water) I don't advocate this, nor do I believe it is 100% possible. I also know that it is not good long term and it is an unrealistic goal, just in case someone is waiting to lecture me in a comment. I think it would be kind of interesting to challenge myself the week before the food frenzy of Christmas, and who knows? It may even help me kick start the New Year! My next weigh in,will be Saturday morning, not a whole week from today so well see!

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Blogger Krissie said...

I missed you! So good to see you back!

Huge congrats on the engagement! My wedding was my best day ever. And it was a great weight loss motivator for me as well.

I am a resolution maker, but I make them about 10 times a year, so I don't see New Years as any more significant than my birthday or the first day of spring.

Set lofty goals, girl! That's when we surprise ourselves!

8:49 AM  
Blogger FAT BRIDESMAID said...

You're engaged! That's so awesome!! *happy dance* Remember to be nice to your bridesmaids and they'll be nice to you.

I second what Krissie said -- I missed you too! And I'm all over the resolutions. Big goals = big motivation.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Kriss said...

Congratulations on the engagement!!!!!!!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Lily T said...

10 pounds is no drop in the bucket. At least you’re starting with a loss for the next year.

I am also a new year’s resolution maker. I’m so excited about this year’s resolution making, which is interesting because last year I was totally not. I was disillusioned and only half heartedly made the same “I will lose weight” resolution that I ALWAYS make every year. But this year is different. This year I actually felt I followed through.

Congratulations on your engagement!

5:02 PM  

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