12.20.2010

What facebook says about me...

Hey all,
How's it going?
2010 was a good year.
It wasn't as fast a weight loss year as I thought I would have but it was a good one.
Slow...steady.
It's been a year and a half of losing weight and learning how to live differently.
In may (on may 4th to be precise) I will have been at this two years.
It is weird and kind of crazy.
I don't remember what walking around and moving around in a 262 lb body felt like.
I don't.
I do remember the pain I had in my heels constantly.
That I do remember.
It was excruciating and when I would get up in the morning It took me a while before I could quit hobbling and walk like a normal human being.

I remember I couldn't bend over.
Now I do yoga moves like this... except I am lying on my back and the toes are touching the mat behind my head.
The other day I did a facebook app that lists your ten most used words from 2010..
here were mine.
1. one
2. hour
3. elliptical
4. calories
5. day
6. Today
7. mile
8. situps
9. minutes
10. back.

That about says it...my focus has been on maintaining and or losing this year.
I hope a few other words (including reached and goal) will be on there this coming year.
I am glad to see my focus so clearly concieved in a list.
I have been focused on this for a year and a half.
I have started shifting out of primary focus somewhat and incorporating other aspects of my life.
But somethings have become second nature...
things like eating breakfast.
not eating fast food
exercising at least 5 or 6 days a week.
noticing what I am consuming.
These are all habits I didn't have 18 months ago.
If I had been on facebook 18 months ago my list would have been very different.
It would have included words like
self loathing..
and
pain
and
out
of
breath.
A new year is coming...let's make what we want of it.
calories in at 1467 and burn in at 520 including 100 situps yeah.
(I love the arc trainer btw, if you get a chance try it...it really works the back of your legs.)
Have a good one.

14 comments:

Robin said...

I always read your post and think about how I can apply it to my life. What I got today is that if you have a plan, stick to the plan, believe in the plan, you will get where you want to go. This can be applied to any aspect of your life. So simple and yet people either don't make a plan or deviate when it gets hard. It's all about making a viable plan at the start with increasing the level of difficulty or challenge. It all comes back to the plan and the commitment to the plan. That's it.

Amber said...

Wow, quite a list of words!
You'll reach your goal in no time!
Awesome job!

Jane said...

Your list is a reflection of your commitment and your actions. Look what you've accomplished--you have changed your life!

She said...

Christine you are one amazing woman, I could do with a small portion of your dedication.

You Really Really Rock!!
REALLY REALLY ROCK!!!

Rettakat said...

Okay, you got me curious. I've been putting topic labels on each post from the start... so I re-configured the display to put them in order of frequency used. Ha! Here are the top dozen:

attitude (168)
choices (143)
determination (107)
self-honesty (105)
change (85)
right thinking (78)
exercise (75)
consistent (74)
memories (72)
perseverance (71)
action (68)
enjoy the journey (67)

Methinks I'd better take my own advice about focus! If I did all those consistently, I'd be at goal by now... ack!

Thanks for another thought-provoking post.
Loretta
=^..^=

logmyloss said...

Chris, I love the perspective you bring. May God bless you with an fantastic 2011!

~South Beach Steve

Anne H said...

I never seems as fast as we want it to be!
Here's to a new and wonderful year!

Putz said...

my new year resoulution has no plan<><><>NO PLAN WHATSOEVER

bbubblyb said...

Sounds like you had a terrific year. I always love reading your posts they help me make postive changes for myself, thanks for that. Here's to a great year for all of us.

Helen said...

Interesting how Facebook captured your focus in 10 words or less. You are a rock star to so many because you just keep on keeping on. I think that's what you should do in 2011 also.

w0rld4vamps said...

Thanks for the encouragement! And yes this year HAS been a good year. I'm sure you'll reach your goal weight next year and I'll be there to celebrate with you... just as I hope I will get to Celebrate myself.

Have a great Holiday!
-w.

paulawannacracker said...

Chris, I enjoy how you reflect and look back always being the most positive. I am always telling myself YOU MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT, BUT YOU'RE CERTAINLY NOT AT WHERE YOU WERE. And that my friend is something to celebrate...

[[[hugs]]

Karen Butler Ogle said...

You've done great, Christine and I'm so happy that this year has been a good one for you. I've been at the weight loss thing for 3 years come January. I'll be two years out from surgery in February. It has been a long journey but well worth the difficult times and the sacrifices. The ending of a year is a good time to reflect on where we have come from and make decision about where we are going next. :)

M Pax said...

I love reading all this positivity and energy. Excellent, Chris. :D