The Moment of Truth

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Hey everyone! How was everyone’s New Years Eve night? I didn’t do much expect hang out at home. I find that now that I’m older I cannot stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop but either way, here it is – 2017!

With a new year always comes new resolutions or goals for many people, I myself included. Many years ago (10 to be exact) my yearly resolution was to quit smoking. Although I didn’t quit from the start of that year I can proudly say that I have not had a cigarette in 10 years! Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I was ever a smoker. Every year since then I think my resolution has been to lose weight.

Fast forward to January 1, 2016. Same resolution as before but this time knowing that there had to be many changes to be made. I was the heaviest I had ever been and really unhealthy and ill. Last year for me flew by way too fast. I did manage to learn about and eat more organic food and the last half of the year live a mostly vegetarian lifestyle.

Today. Moment of truth.. I stepped on the scale like I always do when I start a new way of eating and living. I am 25 pounds lighter than I was last year on this date. A great thing ya, but knowing I could have been to my goal weight by now makes me kind of sad. No tears from me though, I’m actually pretty excited to start again today. I have run into some health issues (more to come later) and I’m hoping that getting back into better eating will help me feel better.

So with that, Happy New Year everyone!! =)

  • Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    Happy New Year and congrats. you go girl. i have been working to lose weight myself. since I broke my ankle a few years ago I have not been able to get back on track. However, I have noticed that I have dropped some weight I still need to lose more. It’s a process.

  • Congrats on no smoking, and congrats on the weight loss! Small, sustainable healthy habits are what it really takes to keep the extra pounds off. 🙂

  • Stephanie Pass

    Congratulations on both your goals. My husband quit smoking about a month before I met him, and he had smoked for 20 years prior to that. I always tell him I cannot imagine he was ever a smoker.

  • Yay, congrats! It’s always nice when a moment of truth is in your favor.

  • Happy New Year! Congrats on your weight loss goal. Happy 10 Anniversary of being cigarette free.

  • I need to get back to the gym soon!! I just joined a gym that’s closer to my house so no excuses!! LOL!!

  • polarbelle

    Good for you. Losing weight is really hard. When you cut back, it seems like the metabolism does too.

  • TheNewClassy

    It seems as though you are on the right track. Perhaps maybe you didn’t obtain your goal, but it doesn’t mean you haven’t been trying!

  • Congrats on the weight loss. Hope the health issues pass quickly. I’m also looking forward to a prosperous new year!

  • Wow congratulations on your weight loss! And good luck with your goals in the new year!

  • virginiabloggerclub

    Congratulations on living a healthier lifestyle! Cheers to 2017!

  • Candy Kage

    Nice to hear how you have accomplished some of your goals over the years. Helps us know goals are attainable.

  • Robin Rue

    I have always struggled with my weight, too. 25 lbs lighter is awesome, though – at least you are heading in the right direction.

  • Maryann D

    Hope you do have a Happy Healthy New Year!
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