Normally I don't do resolutions. I will be the first to admit that this is mostly due to the fact that I can have commitment issues with trying to do things. I start out great and then slowly peter out. I suppose this is what a majority of people do with their resolutions, but still. Apparently it is easier for me to not make them at all, even if they are positive, then to make them and the break them.
However, I did make a sort-of-resolution this year.
It goes a little something like this. It's been a humongously crazy year. Two babies from Congo, one baby from tummy, madness and hard times and wonderful times and lots of love. However, I sort have let myself go. I know, I should cut myself some slack because of all the changes that we have had in our family. But it's time to grab the bull by the horns. The problem is, I work much better with some type of motivation.
Somehow I convinced Chris to go a long with my plan, and I have some serious motivation. You see, Italy has been one of my top places to visit on my list of "Things to do before I die". So, I told Chris that if I could lose approximately 30 pounds would he take me to Italy. And he said yes. I couldn't believe it.
Now here's the caveat. Losing weight is hard, and it sucks. Eating is one of my favorite things to do. But I figure that this is something to really work for. But it will be much harder than I think. Yesterday I caught myself grabbing chips out of the bag on the counter as we made lunch. I was doing it absent mindedly. I didn't even realize I was doing it until I had reached into the bag twice!
And yes, I know that 30 lbs. sounds like a lot. This was not a number that Chris said, but something I gave myself. And would be a weight that falls about in the middle of what is considered healthy for my height. For someone who is 5' 5" the range is about 117-150 based on frame size. I am pretty sure I have a medium frame so this seems reasonable in my opinion. Since I am still about 10 pounds heavier than when I was before Truitt, I do think that this is a realistic amount of weight to lose.
Anyway, that's my sort-of-resolution. I don't know how long it will take, but stating it publicly will hopefully give me even more determination! Anyone traveled to Italy and have any good things for us to do?