Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year. Same Goal.

Some people make cute lists for things they want to accomplish as the new year approaches. As long as I can remember, my new year's resolution has been to lose weight. Even when I was young, that is what I would say to myself. This is the year I change. This is the year I start to work out and eat better.

Just like millions of people do every year, they make their resolution to lose weight. They tell them self they'll go get a gym membership and workout every day and make better food choices.

That's great that people want to make a change, but they need to put forth the effort to see the results. Your not going to see changes within a week. It takes about a month for you to see some sort of change in your body.

I have been on my weight loss journey for 2 years and I have still not hit my goal weight. I have done amazing things with my body that I never in a million years thought I could ever accomplish.

I have ran numerous 5k's.

I have ran a 10k.

I did a Mud Run for the first time.

I wrote a "lame" post that got the attention of many well known bloggers including Tony.

I have had also had times where I wanted to just give up on myself. Throw in the towel and say eff it.

But I refuse to give up.

I refuse to be considered "overweight". Just because the scale shows a certain number on it does not define you. I am still considered over weight, but let me tell you I am in better shape than a lot of people who are considered "skinny".


So my resolution is the same that it has been for a long time. Lose weight. 

I have about 20-30 more pounds I would like to lose. When I hit my goal weight in 2012, we will talk about new goals I want to accomplish. 

Happy New year.


  1. I think this is a great attitude to have. What makes New Years so magical that it requires resolutions and other dates don't? I like the idea of Weight Goal Resolutions. :)

  2. I applaud you for running! Ever since my daughter was born (yeah - she's 14 now!) I haven't been able to breathe when I run - which wasn't good when I was enlisted Navy at the time!
    So I don't run unless chased, but I do lots of walking.

    Continue to be awesome, Molly!
    Stopping in from FMM.

  3. Here through FMM. I love your goal. Get healthy. Looking forward to cheering you on as we both meet our goals.

  4. I know you will reach your goal this year, so next year we'll be reading a different resolution!

  5. I can't remember a New Years where losing weight didn't top the list! You have such a great attitude. I am a new follower from FMM and I'm hoping that by following along your attitude will rub off. Happy New YEAR!

  6. Great goals and great job with all the races.

    I ma following you. If you want to follow my journey back I am over at: