I’m sure that’s what we’re all hoping for – a new start with the new year. I’m never one for New Year’s Resolutions. I always felt like I was setting myself up for failure when I made a resolution.
This year, I’m planning on making some obtainable goals. One of them is to blog more! I really love blogging. I even plan posts out in my head during the day, but once I get home I’m caught up on my never ending list of things to do. So, tonight, while I have dinner cooking I figured I’d just start typing. No need for a 2 hour post with crazy pics – just an update on me & my life!
First – my weigh in was last week. I lost 0.2!!! I have to say I was dancing on the scale. Really, dancing on the scale, hips moving, arms raised. Not quite sure I’d win any dancing competitions with my moves, but it felt great!
That loss, though very small was BIG in my mind. Especially being as soon as I got home we were heading upstate – aka free for all in the food department in my mind most of the time. I somehow managed to not buy tons of Stewart’s ice cream and other goodies that I tend to overload on when I’m there. Don’t get me wrong, there was some swaying “to the other side”, but I was very happy with most of my meals & control. Hey, it’s a step in the right direction!!!
New Year’s Eve is big to a lot of people, but it’s certainly not a favorite of mine. Honestly, I’m not quite sure why. Maybe it’s because I hate leaving the previous year/time behind…even if it was bad, or maybe it’s because I’m exhausted by 9pm & can’t wait to get to bed. Yeah, that’s usually it! That’s why the past couple of years I’ve barely made it to 9pm & I’m fast asleep in my bed. Thankfully Rich is the same way, so we both
crash snuggle in bed.
One of my other goals feels a bit unobtainable right now, but I’m going to keep it & continue to dream about it – it’s to reach goal. I mean…aren’t we suppose to dream big? I know to do this I need to be on plan 110% in both eating & exercise, but it’s something I really need to do for my health & happiness.
My last goal of the year is to be blessed with another child. I’ve always imagined my life with 2 or 3 children. This past year has been tough with Natie’s terrible two’s but my God, he’s been the most amazing thing in my life so far! I seriously, wholeheartedly can’t even imagine my life without him. With that in mind, my weight must go down. I’d prefer not to have Gestational Diabetes again, and to add more pounds to my already full load to shed…not to mention needing more energy! I hit 36 this year and even though women are having children into their 40’s you always have doctors putting this fear in your minds once you hit 35. With that I need to make sure I can do all I CAN do to make less problems for myself & the pregnancy I pray to have.
I think not eating dinner at 8pm might be something I need to work on. As I’m ready to wrap up this post & enjoy my dinner for tonight – homemade turkey soup from this weekend’s leftover turkey. I freakin’ love this soup. I never understood using chicken or turkey broth when you get it from the chicken or turkey, but that’s a topic for another day!