More like a glance really. As the days to the new year grow smaller, my anticipation, anxiety and yes..EXCITEMENT grow larger! I am ready. I feel like 2007 is MY year, I feel like it is time that I took control of my life, and this area is a good start.
Where have I been on this journey? I would like to think that I made some progress, but in reality it was minimal at best. Most of the work on the "inside" of my problem I did in 2005. Last year seemed more like a waiting period, a purgatory, a place where my commitment to improving my health was..well...non-existent. I simply was not ready.
Old habits die hard for sure, bad routines may even take longer. A well worn dysfunction, learned and practiced in order to survive adolescence, can take a life time to overcome. Lets hope in my case it only took two decades.
I have no illusions, 2007 will be a struggle if I have the guts to move forward, a mountain to overcome with a lifetime of peaks and valleys. But I have this post to guide me; The Benefits of Change and I hope it will remind me of why I am doing what I am doing.
Another post I wrote that I would like to take with me into 2007 is The N.W.C.R., an ongoing study of people who have successfully lost weight, and kept it off for five years. Someday I hope to be a part of this study.
A few other posts I wrote to re-read should I feel the need to waste time with more reflecting (deflecting).
As the saying goes, I have been there, done that, these posts will help to remind of that fact. I also have all the wonderful posts from all of you out there to keep me going, both struggling like me, and those who have been more successful. I am looking forward now to a happy and healthy 2007!