Monday, March 7, 2011

Catching up, Part 2: Happy New Year!

How's the New Year going for you so far?  Pretty good here, and looking up!

I don't typically make "New Year's Resolutions," as they seem to be set to be broken. Part of it is because I think most of us come up with this list of thing we want to do, and seem to think it will just happen, like magic. No idea on how to make it happen, only that we want it.  All well and good, but then you break the resolution and give up, oh well.  Moving on..

This year, I looked around and noticed that all of my friends were either moving away or expanding their families.  And here I sit, in the same place I've been for the past 3 years.  There isn't even really a reason, either.  I'm not still hung up on my ex, hoping for any kind of reconciliation. God know, we work much better as friends.  Sure, I have a little personal work to do, but who says I can't move forward while I get myself back into mental and physical shape?  I might even find a little motivation along the way.

My mommy group is having a Biggest Loser Challenge, so I jumped into that (at the very last minute).  I'm not expecting to win, but it forces me to get on the scale weekly.  I'm not "dieting" per se, but I am being much more aware of what I'm putting in my face.  I cut out soft drinks all together, which has been easier that I anticipated.  My main plan right now is to leave something on the plate.  And try and avoid the snack machine at work.  And so far, it is paying off.  In the first 4 weeks of the Biggest Loser, I've lost 10 pounds.  WooHoo!

I'm trying to move forward in other ways, as well.  Trying to look a little more interested.  Some makeup here.  A little jewelry there.  Maybe wearing heals to work every once in a while.  And honestly, I feel better.  And I'm seeing some payoff there, too.  People, men and women, smile at me more when I pass them in a store, or at work.  Funny how that works.

And, saving the best for last, Imay have even met someone.  Is he "the one?"  I wouldn't even begin to speculate there.  But, he's nice, and smart, funny.  Not too bad looking, either.  I like him.  And. I'm absolutely looking forward to seeing what happens next!

So, here's to a great start to 2011!  I hope that it just gets better from here!

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