Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's Wednesday morning and all is well... or it will be

There's now one day until New Year's Eve, complete with new resolutions - or at least revamped resolutions for another year. There's a resolution that's been on my list for many a year now. There were five years where it was modified: To live a healthy lifestyle; and more often than naught that included losing weight.

This year there are a few more resolutions but they are all encompassed into one: to create a better me. Whether that includes resurrecting my workout routine (or a variation of), eating healthy or even more importantly, thinking healthy, it all comes back to one thing. Me.

Aunt Juicebox of Bacon Is My Lover fame (god, I still LOVE that blog name and wish I had thought of it myself) coined a term today that I also wished I had invented. "Today, I begin." It really struck a chord with me and for that I thank my dear Aunt for reminding me that all of these resolutions begin and end with me. I'm the one in the driver's seat. I'm the one who drives my future. I am the one who has been holding myself back, with negative talk, looking at the glass half full and looking at areas where I feel I come up short. That's been changing over the past few months and I feel poised for change. I'm not only poised; I am change.

One of my first steps is to pay the piper (sorry Juicebox, you won't be seeing a cheque in the mail!). I am stepping out and stepping up on the scale at WeightWatchers. I had been talking about it for a while, but I sealed the deal when I asked The Man for a six-month weight loss membership in lieu of the digital SLR that was way out of the budget. This is not and it's only going to help me in the long run. It's the gift that keeps on giving and it's a gift I want to give to myself.

I know that WeightWatchers is not the end-all-and-be-all. I see it as a tool. It's holding myself accountable for the decisions I make - what to put in my mouth and what to do to get the pounds off and keep them off. They say that it's not a diet but a lifestyle change, and that needs to extend to my entire life - to respect and love myself enough to give myself the very best.

So tomorrow bloggers, I am off to my first meeting. Yes, I'm starting before the New Year. There's no time like the present. A present to and for me. My lifestyle change begins with me. It begins now.

Happy 2010 everyone. I'll keep you posted on my journey.


  1. Scribe - way to go! Action. And you are the one in the driver's seat. So now that you have the intention - you've done well seeking out a supportive environment to help you along. Now - while we're dancing through 2010 together I shall hear all about your journey. Now, I'm on to read the rest of your posts. Lots of love and encouragement for 2010 dearie!

  2. Scribe. I'm so proud of you! Growth is painful isn't it. I'm also going through some personal growth myself on my end so we need to meet for a coffee sister and do some sharing. How about the weekend of the 9th?

  3. Mim, Aren't I too old for growing pains? LOL Yes, let's definitely get together on the 9th. I think we both need a little coffee time. Hopefully there will be no "deals" going down this time!

    Happy New Year, my sister.

    Ange, I'm dancing already. Thanks for dancing with me!

  4. Dang, I was waiting for my paycheck!! LOL
    Good for you, we can both do this!