Friday, January 27, 2012
New year resolution update, continued...
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As we watch the calendar turn, I thought it was time to touch base and tally our success or failure on New Year resolutions. First, in 2010 I felt it was appropriate for me to "roll back" my weight loss efforts and start them before the holidays so for the 2nd year in a roll, I started mine on November 1st. In 2010 I lost 8 pounds from November through January and then I proceeded to put them back on during the rest of the year. My goal was to lose 50 pounds. I FAILED! In 2011 my goals was to lose 5 pounds per month until I reach a fifty pound objective. So far, I'm passing. I lost 5 pounds in November, 5 pounds in December and I'm at 2 1/2 pounds so far for January. I believe I can continue this goal. I find myself eating a little crazy (my crazy is so much healthier than it used to be) for the first 1/2 of the month and then I get serious the 2nd half, but regardless, it is working!
My success, I believe, is my comfort level with allowing myself to fully feel hungry before I eat. I didn't really do this before. I ate when I knew I would be getting hungry, when I was bored or to feel better. This is not the case now.
Because I started my resolution in November, I was able to set another for me on January 1st. This was to quit cussing. So far, I give myself a B for my effort. If you knew me previously, I cussed quite regularly. So far, this year, a word might slip once or twice a week but I've made a big difference and it feels good!
How are you doing? Please drop me a note to talk about your success or failure. It really does help!