Thursday, December 31, 2009
Goodbye 2009, Hello New Me!
Well tonight I will say goodbye to a life changing year for me. This is the first New Years when "begin a diet" WON'T be on the list! There will be no more diets for me. I have made a lifestyle change that is permanent, no diet of the month for me this new years! I started my journey to join the band in January 2009. A friend did it and looked great so I went to a seminar not really knowing what to expect. My doctor answered all my questions, and at the end I knew it was for me. Of course, I had my share of hoops to go through for my insurance to pay. It took 9 months before they agreed and I was finally banded in September 2009.
Now I look ahead at all the possibilities in 2010 and I get excited about 2010. I have a different attitude, one of confidence and acknowledgement. I am not restricted enough to see the big weight loss yet but I KNOW I will reach my goal. I look forward to the restriction my friend Gen has in 2010. To experience her relief at not having food control her life anymore. With each fill, I take a little more control, exercise and healthy eating becomes more the norm than a obstacle.
I think of the summer in 2010 without dread but in anticipation. I am much more active now and look forward to being a participant instead of a spectator. I see myself in shorts and liking how I look in them. I see myself at the pool and not hiding under cover ups. I see myself playing ball with the kids instead of sitting in a chair watching. I would love to put on a pair of skates again, I used to love skating. I see myself riding the bike I bought three years ago that sits in my garage collecting dust.
WELCOME 2010, I AM READY FOR YOU!