Saturday, 31 December 2011

Day Minus One - December 31, 2011

Although many people (including me over the years) will declare on December 31 that this year I will lose weight, I want to re-phrase that to a more specific, yet overwhelming goal.  Over the next 365 days, that is 52 weeks, I declare I am going to lose enough weight to be healthy and not obese.  I have recently started out on a Good Health pursuit - to figure out where my energy has gone, get it fixed and get moving to a healthier, happier me.  This new change in direction was not about the weight but about living my life to the utmost as I enter my 61st year.  This is about enjoying my grandchildren, travelling along the less-beaten path in countries around the world and, someday, rocking beside a cozy fire with a smile on my face knowing I made the world a better place by actively connecting with it every day. 

In October 2011, I hit bottom.  I was majorly overweight, I had absolutely no energy, my brain was fogged in almost 24/7 and my feet felt like lead weights were tied to them.  I determined I needed a miracle and I was the one who would have to take the first step.