I am happy to say that this year I did not fail. I joined Weight Watchers last May and have shed 62 pounds so far. I started running. Me. Running! I started out just walking and when that got too easy I thought I would run some. I was pitiful at first. I could not run 2 driveways without feeling I was going to die. Now, I run a few miles just about every day and I'm working towards my first 5K (maybe even a 10K!).
I feel great. I can look at myself in the mirror or in pictures and not tell myself I look disgusting, fat, ugly.... The self loathing is no longer a constant presence in my life and I like it. I hope it NEVER returns.
I would like to thank Weight Watchers (it works!!!) and my sweet dog Lily who gets up with me every morning before I even shower or put on any make-up to go running with me. I have taken her through rain, snow, wind and single digit temperatures with wind chills below zero to keep myself on track. She of course, never complains :-)
I saw a Nike t-shirt once with the slogan: "Every damn day, just do it". It made an impact on me for some reason. So every damn day, I just do it.
I cannot wait to see what 2011 brings. I am expecting an even better me.