Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lose 50 Pounds in 2010 (and other accomplishments)

7.4 pounds left/8 Weeks left in the year!
I can do it. I have 8 weeks left in which to lose 7.4 pounds. I can do this!!!

It has been a long ride, 2010. I can't believe how much I've accomplished this year (so far), and not all of it has been weight-loss related.

First off, it will be my first full year as a non-smoker. I quit smoking in July 2009.

Secondly, I have seen an advisor at The University of Memphis, and am planning on visiting financial aid later this week as well as registering for the spring 2011 semester next week. I'm so excited to start school again! This is step one in becoming the adult that I've always wanted to be, with a real career and everything. :-)

Third, I have finally overcome my depression. My therapist, Bob, says that I only need to check in monthly now. And that's just as a precaution. He is amazed at how much progress I've made.

Fourth, Stacey and I are in a great place as a couple. At the beginning of the year, I wasn't sure if we were going to make it. Now we are more in love than ever, and are more committed to a future together than we've ever been.

Finally, I have lost 42.6 pounds in 2010. How amazing is that?! Even if I don't make my ultimate 2010 weight-loss goal of 50 pounds lost, that is pretty amazing. 42.6 pounds since January 1, 2010. And I'm still going strong!

Sometimes, it is necessary to step back and look at all of your accomplishments, big and small. For me, finally, I have several BIG ones!!! Yay! :-)


melissa said...

that's so incredible! you've had such a successful year :) congrats on everything, and I'm excited to hear about your schooling!

NewGilmoreGirl said...

Thanks, Melissa! I'm excited to see how that goes, too. Hopefully no stress and straight A's... right? :-)

Lindsey said...

Ahhh, how exciting! Maybe instead of a new years resolution at the end of this year, you should go into the new year with a celebration of how wonderful the year has been for you. Congrats!

NewGilmoreGirl said...

Thanks for the support, Lindsey!