Sigh.. it's Sunday... tomorrow it's back to work after having 2 weeks off.. Back to the old routine and schedule (or NOT). However, I do so much better with everything in life when it is structured (and that includes eating and exercising habits).
I intentionally got up early today (after sleeping in for the last 10 days or so) to clear my head and set a personal challenge to get to onderland by next Saturday (my birthday). I have been flip floppin around with the last 2 or 3 pounds that have been holding me back from entering this new threshold..
Reflecting on the last year, I now realize that I had so much going on in my life between my husband's stem cell transplant and battle with cancer (I think I ate my way through 20 pounds dealing with that), the excitement of my daughters wedding, our very successful myeloma fundraiser and the stress of my job, I found a million excuses why I didn't have time to focus on my health and weight loss. Perhaps the decision to get the band was an admission that I needed a bit of help and discipline in this area.
I have also taken on a new mindset of "I'm doing it for me". 2010 will be my year..
Also, as a postscript, I want to thank all of my new followers for checking in on my blog...sometimes I post idle chatter topics.. (it's therapy for me) But it is very reassuring to know that the band blog community is out there and to know that you are not alone in this journey...
A shout out to Vanessa (Dinnerland) who will be starting her journey tomorrow.. Good Luck...And to everyone else.. be well.