Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Past Year: 2012
This morning my friend and I were discussing the fact that we've been friends for just over a year now. This prompted me to reflect on my progress, or lack thereof, over the last year. A year ago in November, I was on the Nutrisystem plan. A year ago I was 199 pounds. I remember this because I blogged about it on the Nutrisystem website. Presently I am almost 10 pounds heavier than I was a year ago. I've been counting calories or on some other plan for almost the entire time. What is wrong with this picture? Have I not made any changes significant enough to lose any amount of weight simply by default? Then I check out one of the blogs that I follow, of Bailey from Onederland or Bust!, and see the progress she's made since January. It's not about the number she's lost, it's looking at her history and seeing a loss most weeks of the year. Whereas mine has ever so slowly crept upward. I think now that I have a new food plan in place, I'm on the right track. My body already feels significantly better, even with the holiday season when I haven't exactly been the most consistent with it.
Now, I have had moments through the year when I've given up hope entirely. I binged until I could binge no more. These moments probably contributed to my ever increasing weight. I've tried so hard to get out of the mindset that I just don't care. I think I'm finally there. I do care. I finally notice the negative effect that junk food has on my body, and now that my body is functioning properly for the first time in years, I'm not so inclined to go back to where I was. Looking forward to the next year, I plan to focus on my new food plan and really commit to it. I plan on starting a new work out regimen. These two goals are plenty enough to focus on and will also, by default, get me to where I want to be. Maybe next year at this time I'll be remembering this moment and will be pleased with my own progress.
What goals do you plan on focusing on for the next year?