As I reflect back on 2013, I hate to say it but the generally consistent thought I had was “blah”. There were, as always, some great moments but most of the time it was simply working to get things done during the day. As I look back on what I wanted to accomplish in 2013, I realize that most of what I’d set out to do simply fell by the wayside. For that reason I’ve decided to truly redirect myself to finish the things I have started. Time for new directions!
If this lumberjack can look at the top and keep going, then I can too!
The biggest focus will be putting a spotlight on losing the last 25 pounds to reach my target weight. My husband raised an excellent point a couple of monthes ago. He said that I was so busy looking at what I needed to do and feeling daunted by it that I hadn’t stopped to truly look at the big picture. Realistically, when I began this journey again I had approximately 75 pounds to lose. At this stage I have lost approximately 50 pounds. While I am no mathematical wizard (a great and grand understatement!) I have worked to achieve 2/3 of my initial goal and I only have 1/3 left to go. When put in that context, I realized that my greatest goal for 2014 is to reach that goal and to maintain it!
In order to do that, I have to make exercise and healthy eating my first priorities. While I have some hobbies that I enjoy doing, they have to take a backseat to losing this weight and keeping focus so that I can strike a balance to maintain my goal.
You will see a shift in focus here as I return to using this platform to examine what I find works for me, where I need to improve and the great resources I have been bookmarking along the way that I plan to utilize and share with you! I will also return to sharing my progress because I believe that it will provide another means of support to the development of this final chapter in what has been a journey that has been taking much too long!
And, because I am still one thrifty gal, I’m going to share what I learn about making healthy choices without breaking the bank!
Are you thinking about embarking on a new journey of type or, like me, facing the final battle? If so, you will appreciate this article on Why a healthy lifestyle could save your sanity (which I learned about thanks to Laina at Keeping Off 200 Pounds)
Today (after an indulgent holiday) I weigh 156 pounds and am only way to finishing what I started so long ago!
What are your plans for 2014?