Sunday, December 28, 2008


I love the New Year. I love being able to start fresh. I don't know why, but it seems that this is when I do it every year. Is it just ingrained in each of us that a new year is the time to set goals and make changes? It is me. And I am changing.

Tonight Jeremy and I sat down and wrote out my health goals for the next year. I am really sad. I was doing SO good with losing weight after Libby was born. And then Thanksgiving happened. Loads of pie, more sugar than I can even imagine and once it gets started in my body, it takes a lot to get it to stop. I am addicted to sugar. Plain and simple. I love sugar, I love sweets, I love to eat it all. I don't love what it does to me though. I am not nice, I am always hungry, wanting more and my clothes don't fit.

So, starting tomorrow morning, I am done with sugar. I am cutting out all sugar, everything white (really sugar is the only white thing that is in my diet anyway), all animal products for 6 weeks. You may remember I did this before. It worked SO WELL. I started eating meat again when I was pregnant with Libby. Then, I let myself have sweets because I was pregnant. Then I had sweets because I had just had a baby and I still needed chocolate. Then it was Thanksgiving, then Christmas and well...there is always an excuse.

Well NO MORE! I am taking control of this and will be healthier. I want to be around for my family for a long time. If I kick it, who will embarrass my children when they are teenagers? I surely can't leave it to their Dad. I love him, but come on. No one can embarrass you like your Mom. I go. Feel free to check in on me and hold me accountable. My birthday is on February 11 and I hope to be 20 lbs lighter. I can do it.


Mom's Sewing Vault said...

You go, Kim! (written as I try a nibble of this obscenely sweet dessert my husband wanted to try - 2 layers of rice kripie treats with caramel in between and chocolate on top.ick)... You inspire me. :)

Rhonda said...

You go girl!! I myself am starting to train for my first 5k run as of Janaury 1. So I'm cutting out the junk as well. Go us!!

Rachel said...

Good for you, Kim! I'm in the same boat as you except not as ready as you to give up sugar!! Anyway, if you're interested, I did this a few months ago and they're starting it again at the beginning of January! I lost 13 pounds in 12 weeks, which I thought was pretty good not being able to really diet since I breastfeed exclusively... anyway, you might want to check it out. I'm going to do it again this time.... :) I've found that money is very motivating!! What ever you do, goodluck!! YOu'll do great!!

Mama Celeste said...

I feel the same as you..... I love new goals for a new year. I still do Atkins on and off and workout as much as I can. The holidays were harder, but my pants still fit :)
I want more than just fitting pants. I want to go into my closet and pick out anything and not feel fat. My goal is to work-out 5 times a week instead of 3, and cut down my low-carb portions. Just because it's low carb, doesn't mean I should eat double. HA!!!!

sara said...

I am IN with you! I was waiting until after we celebrated our anniversary at the melting pot. I needed that chocolate fondue! I am SO going to do this now! I don't fit into any of my pants and when I went to buy new ones I almost cried.

Anonymous said...

Good luck. I'll be right there with you.