Friday, January 2, 2009

The finish line



As the new year approached I tried harder and harder not to think about setting weight loss goals.  At this time last year I weight twenty pounds more than I do now.  I have since then quit thinking about losing anymore weight.  Am I at my goal? Heck no! Did I ever reach my goal? Not even close! I have settled.  I have settled at the weight I am because it is easy. I don't have to work incredibly hard to maintain it.  I don't have to workout on a regular basis so why try any harder? 

I have always pushed people to reach their goals.  I believe in striving for the impossible.  I have every intention of entering graduate school and finishing.  However, taking care of my body has taken a side seat.  I would never let my friends or family settle for anything less than the best.  Why let myself? 

So this is it.  I am approaching it.  I am going to shed those last ten pounds and reach the goal I have so easily put aside.  I may have to watch what I eat. I may have to workout daily.  Sometimes, its the effort that makes the race worth running.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Good luck on your goal.
Don't settle for less for yourself.
BTW that is a great picture of you. You are a pretty lady. And you have the right attitude.

Heather of the EO said...

You have such great insight. It's no nice to "meet" you. (came from Mozi Esme)

Best wishes to you and yours!

Headless Mom said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'll be back when I can read more!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I hope you reach that goal! I need to be setting one for myself soon, too.

Steph

blueviolet said...

I hope you meet your goal but you're pretty already! Happy New Year!

katdish said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I hope I helped with your sock dilemma. You look great to me! (But, I get it -- that's not the point.)

I'm not a big Rosie O'Donnell fan, but I like her take on weight loss:

"On the Weight Watchers points system, a lite beer is only 2 points. So if I stick to the plan, at the end of the day I can have 2 lite beers. And after 2 beers, who gives a (bleep) about Weight Watchers?"

Helen said...

Hi. I saw you on Katdish's site. I am from IL too, Chicago actually. Not exactly a small town, but surrounded by some.

Andrea said...

Way to go for setting yourself a goal and a standard!! Good luck!

Scribbit said...

You've inspired me--I could have said the same thing but you said it better.

A few of my favorite things!