Hello everyone and Happy New Year! The first song I heard this morning was Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good”. I just thought what a perfect and fitting song this is. “It’s a new dawn; It’s a new day; It’s a new life, and I’m feeling good.” That’s exactly how I feel. This is a new dawn, a new day! This is a new year! I don’t want to waste this year like I did last year. Last year I felt stuck, depressed, like there was no way out of this vicious cycle. Not anymore.
This year will be different. I went to church yesterday because I wanted this year to start out the right way. And the lesson that was preached was titled “Resolving to Follow God”. Brother Don talked about how every year we make New Year’s resolutions and we should be making resolutions or resolving to live a more Christ like life. I feel that this is definitely true. I know this blog is about weight loss, but part of that is motivation and some great motivation is following what you believe in. I know some of you may not believe the same as me and I hope no one is offended about me writing about religion, but I have not felt this good in a long time. And, I feel that going to church and getting my life right with God has a lot to do with it.
I am not really one for making resolutions because I am always afraid I will fail. But, I have support and I am not alone, and Morris because I know you are probably reading this…I hope that you will help with that support.
So here are some issues I am resolving starting today:
- I will become more active in Church. I want to attend regularly and I would love for my husband to go with me as much as he can, though I know he has to work Sunday mornings. I just feel so much better and it seems that I have a much more positive attitude when I go to church.
- I will lose the weight this year. I know eventually I need to lose about 130 pounds, and I don’t think I can lose all of that in one year. But, I can definitely get back under 200. That’s my goal for this year. To get back down below 200, quite a bit below 200, where I will never get back over 200 again!.
- I will look at going back to school and talk with admissions at UALR about getting my masters in education. I will look at taking the praxis exams also.
These are my main resolutions for 2011. I want this year to different. I don’t want to feel the way I did last year ever again. I don’t want to be this overweight any more. So, here is to a fresh new start!