Happy new year to all of you, and may all our wishes for the coming year come true.
They won't, of course, unless we do the footwork. Funny how that works.
In 2006 I lost about 40 pounds. In 2007 I gained 20. Not exactly a good maintenance program, eh?
Posting progress photos was one of my strategies in 2006. No reason it won't work again. Unless I get in my own way, of course. So I'm using the spectacularly unflattering picture of that pink cabled sweater for a starting point. February is bound to look better, simply because that sweater adds about 10 pounds of bulk.
When I was sifting through photos, I found one from July, 2006 that makes me both happy and sad. Happy because that was my wedding outfit, and I made it and I think I looked pretty good in it. Sad because it was made of ribbon, which eventually fell apart. And sadder still because even if it hadn't fallen apart, it would no longer fit me today.
All in all, though, 2007 was pretty great. Two half-marathons and a 10-miler – I never thought I'd be able to do that. From now on, the word "never" is officially banned from my vocabulary. I can do anything I want to, provided I do the work necessary to achieve it.
Including losing 40 pounds. I hope you'll join me with renewed resolve, commitment and determination.