I made a promise to myself last year on my birthday that I would lose 100 lbs by my next birthday…well, that day was Wednesday and I am sad to say, I failed. I was disappointed in myself because I only lost about 40 lbs but decided that day that it isn’t over. Just because I “failed” doesn’t mean I have to quit!
When I saw that I wasn’t getting as close to my goal as I had planned in June, I decided to give up chocolate until my birthday. It wasn’t a punishment but a reminder that I CAN give up something in order to reach my goal. I did it! On my birthday, I had a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and shaved chocolate topping…it was delicious! I ate a piece and was happy about it but knew that if I am going to achieve my ultimate goal of having an “average” sized body, I was not going to be able to indulge in something like it very often.
So, on November 30th, I recommitted to my goal of losing 100 pounds in a year. I know the mistakes I made this past year and I know how to try to avoid them. I am aware that I may mess up again this year as well but I don’t want to accept that as an excuse.
SO…here we go again. Are you ready to embark on this adventure with me ONE MORE TIME? Are you willing to hold me accountable?
I failed but am not staying in the pit of disappointment…it is not a happy place. I am getting back up, clawing my way out and getting started on reaching my goal. Thank you for loving me no matter what size I am yet encouraging me to have a healthier lifestyle.