Thursday, January 1, 2015

~ Happy New Year ~

This would be funny if it wasn't true!

To anyone reading this...Happy New Year!  I originally had thoughts of today being my day 1 but instead it is day 75.  I am grateful for that, I feel as if the hardest time of the year to not drink is now behind me!

I have struggled with my weight for years and been a chronic yo-yo dieter for a very long time.  When I gave up alcohol 75 days ago I also gave myself permission to eat anything and everything.  I needed some kind of reward and food works great because I love it so much.  Also, I was dealing with plantar fasciitis and out of my usual gym routine for about 6 weeks.  I tend to put on a few pounds during the holiday season anyway, this year it's been more than a "few."  Maybe the worst part is that I really have had to get my bigger jeans down off the top shelf in my closet. 

I got on the scale this morning...I knew it wouldn't be good.  I have a certain weight that I feel comfortable at.  Not model thin or anything, just healthy.  I am officially 15 pounds up from there...UGH!  So it's time to get serious about weight loss yet again.  

My gym has a 5K race every year on New Year's Day.  I had always wondered what kind of a person was feeling good enough on New Year's Day to complete a 5K.  Well this year I do!  A couple of weeks ago I signed up my whole family. We will be walking, not running...but I think it will be a great thing to get us all in a healthier frame of mind.

Here's to a happy, healthy and sober 2015!


10 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and Happy 75 days days. I have struggled with my weight all my life; I was born overweight. Over the last 4 or 5 years when my drinking was at its worst, I packed an extra 25 pounds on an already overweight frame, all alcoholic bloat. Since I cut back, and eventually stopped drinking, that bloat is gone, and I'm much more active...not brave enough to try a 5K yet ;) but who knows? Good luck w your 5K today. Lori K xx

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    1. It was freezing but it was fun. My kids weren't thrilled but I'm glad we did it as a family. Yes, weight is a never ending struggle for me...

      Happy New Year to you as well!

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  2. Dear TMSN,
    Way to go on 75 days!! I feel the dark days behind me too! Family things are so important.
    You will lose the weight.
    Can you do anything else? Like yoga?
    I love my yoga practice!
    Peace!!

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    1. I actually go to a ton of group fitness classes but not yoga. I've tried it but not recently. I think I should try it again because it would be good for my mind too? It's out of my comfort zone...

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  3. I am in the same boat as you, I have gained weight over Xmas. Plus I'm struggling to stay alcohol free so I don't want to start a diet :( Congrats on day 75!
    How did the run go? Putting Down The Glass

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    1. It was freezing but good. We mostly walked with a few bursts of jogging mixed in. My daughter was a bit grouchy about the whole thing...lol

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  4. Oh I put up weight during this holiday season all right. I barely can fit into my skinny jeans. I figured I will stop eating too much and cut out sweets after the holidays. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! Yes my skinny jeans are shelved for the moment but I WILL get back into them!

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  5. I'm eating like a beast. I figured either do something soon or explode. I'm skiing in less than three weeks and my salopets trousers won't stay shut. Time for a muzzle for me I think!!! Congrats on day 75!!

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    1. lol...at least you still have your sense of humor!

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