Final weigh in for the year:
I was ready to do a post about what a failure this year has been for me - I mean, 29.5 pounds lost in one whole year? That's it? Total fail! Or is it? After thinking a bit more about it - no, it's not a fail, not at all. I lost weight this year, and that's an accomplishment - something I hadn't been able to accomplish in the previous thirteen years. I, also, started exercising this year, and since the beginning of the year there has, rarely, been a week go by that I haven't done some kind of exercise. I, also, participated in five 5k races since July. My eating is better than it has been YEARS, and I, completely, gave up pop, which I can say I will never return to again.
Could I, or should I, have lost more weight this year? Of course! Unfortunately, I struggled alot over the last six months, but I didn't throw in the towel and give up, which I would have done in the past. In the past, I would have given up, gained back any weight I had lost and then some, but things are different now - now, when I struggle - I keep going. I know I'll continue to have challenges in the coming year, but I have no doubt that I will continue to make progress. I'm looking forward to 2012 - it's going to be good.