Monday, December 28, 2009
Dear Blog World Friends,
I promise I have not forgotten about you. I have just been ditching you in order to spend fun time with my family and friends. But I promise I'll be back soon. To hold you over until Christmas break ends, I'll leave you with this. I've been thinking a lot about new years resolutions. I've been pretty inspired by my friend Melissa. She has made me believe that it really is possible for me to get rid of the extra body fat that I don't like if I truly commit myself to it. I'd really like to get rid of my pudge, which, let's be honest, is about 40 pounds. Wow. What a lot! It sounds really discouraging, but at the same time it's really been liberating for me today to realize that it's possible for me to have a concrete goal. Now I know that the number on the scale doesn't matter as much as the healthy body, but I think at this point in my life focusing on a number could do me some good. So please answer me this: what are some good things I can do to accomplish this goal of mine? I think my main problem is eating way too much junk. And I know the answer sounds obvious: just don't eat it. But I think it's more complicated than that. It's more of a social problem than that. I hate to be at somebody's house and have them offer me something they've slaved over and then decline. And it's awkward to say, "Umm... well I'm trying to lose some weight. I think we'd all agree I need to." But is that just what it comes down to? The other problem is that I don't get enough exercise, but I think that is getting better since my friend Sarah and I have started going on walks every day. I'm excited for her to come back from our home town where she's spending Christmas with her family so we can really hunker down and get skinny together. Anyway, I'd really love any nice comments with helpful suggestions. What works? What have you tried that doesn't work? What do you suggest? I'd like to know.