Friday, January 1, 2010

Happiness in reflecting~

As the new year starts I think its important to reflect on the past year. While I lost 26 pounds this year I'm most excited about getting engaged.
Getting engaged at 32 wasn't my plan when I was younger I thought I would be married around 8 years by now with a few children. Its surprising how the way life flows tends to be for the best. At 32, for me, it finally feels right-the right man has my heart.

Coming into 2010 I'm excited about the changes I will make to improve my health. Every year Cole & I get a new ornament for the tree that has our picture in it from that year. I'm looking forward to the new pic I'll be putting in my 2010 ornament-a healthier version of me.

Too many years have past by with me only reflecting on the failures of my past year but this year I'm really proud of all I accomplished. Joining weight watchers, actually following it, losing 10% of my weight, exercising, not criticizing myself at every turn. This year I feel I finally learned to love myself more and maybe that is why I am finally losing weight-my body is reflecting the change my mind made.

So while millions of people will be making the resolution to lose weight this year I too will lose weight but it won't be a flash in the pan resolution but a lifetime change, one I already started in 2009.


  1. You're so right about the flash in the pan thing. First time losers may expect to try a little and see big, immediate results. We know it doesn't happen that way. It comes from lifetime changes.

    Thank you for your visits to my blog. It's so great to know support is out there. I'm grateful not to be alone in this!

    Happy 2010 to you and Cole!

  2. I agree about the self-love thing...I'm hoping it's like that for me, too! Congrats on building healthy habits and making life-long changes in 2009. I know 2010 will be even better for you! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year sweetheart! I wish you success and joy!

  4. Thanks so much everyone-Happy New Year to you all-can't wait to read how your 2010 goes, I know it will be great!~

  5. great blog candace! i hope you do well, and your 2010 is a great one :)

  6. Great post! You sound truly happy, Candace! You've been doing a great job, and I can't wait to see you continue on your journey!