We are nearing the end of March, 2008. So many people out there are reaching for and sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions! I’m so proud of everyone! There is Heather Mills (she got her millions), Ryan Seacrest (he finally made the cover of Details), the Fed (their recent maneuvers may keep the economy from completely crashing so far), and geez, so many others!
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, what was it, and did you keep it? My resolution was to fit back into my thin and beautiful clothes, and stay that way. You see, I have this book I’m writing. It’s called Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood – Memoir of a Hot Mamma. It’s even won awards like “Best Unpublished Manuscript” at the New York Book Festival, 2007 under the title MILF This! Confessions of a Hot Mamma. So, ya’ think there is much pressure? It’s pretty near impossible to BE what most people think of or believe to be a HOT mamma! And don’t get me wrong. I’m not self-congratulating by the title. I just believe beauty emanates from within. If you can smile and exude joy and are pleasant to be around, that is SO HOT. No. That is SO PHAT. Dude.
And, It’s not like I am overweight or fat. As I’ve said before, some of my friends and family think I’m a little crazy. I think, “neurotic” is the term my boyfriend likes to use. But I am a stickler about health and feeling good about myself. So, I chose to buckle down and make some things happen.
If you’re new here, let me first say “Welcome!” Now let me fill you in. It all started back in January. I’ve been on this relentless roller coaster ride of healthy weight loss ever since (well, that’s debatable, if you read my “monster in me” post).
It’s been a rocky road, with just about every single one of life’s hurdles crossing my path, just for good measure. I’ve been faced with:
1) an illness in the family;
2) major changes to life as I know it with my man (as we venture into the bi-location realm of our never-mundane, but always lovely relationship);
3) three major property transactions;
4) two moves from and into two different states;
5) operating my marketing and public relations business; and
6) submitting my book “Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood” for publication!
All the while, amid multiple rounds of stress, PMS, business and personal travel, and other day-to-day trials, I’ve been trying to lose weight.
How’d I do this week? Well — not so great. Hey, it’s bound to happen! Any of my recent posts (The Monster in Me, Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop, or Krispy Creme and a Bag ‘O Chips) will testify that amid such turmoil, I’ve not been the model diet maven.
But I confess that I have stuck to it no matter what. Why? Because it’s important to me. Regardless of how difficult it gets, I don’t want to give up. I am determined to succeed at this! Well, there is also that little matter of my heart and soul being laid bare for all to read and see in this blog. So, I am under tremendous pressure, and I damn well better stick with it!
So, without further adieu, my results for this week:
Start Date: Thursday January 31, 2007
Height: 5′ 5″
Goal: 125 lbs
Beginning weight: 136 lbs
Weight after week 1: 132.5 lbs (02.07.08)
Weight after week 2: 130 lbs (02.14.08)
Weight after week 3: 130 lbs (02.21.08)
Weight after week 4: unknown – no scale! yippee! (02.28.08)
Weight after week 5: 128 lbs (03.06.08)
Weight after week 6: 127.5 lbs (03.13.08)
Weight after week 7: 127.5 lbs (03.20.08)
Net Loss / Gain this week: – 0 lbs – awe
TOTAL Net Loss: 8.5 lbs UH HUH!
Last week I called myself the Energizer Bunny of healthy eating. This week, I’m more like the Gumby of weight-loss. Okay. I just dated myself. Horribly. Regardless, my batteries are sputtering, and I think I need a jump start. But I still believe what I wrote at the very end last week, “When my world is crazed, and life is busy, and I am traveling and buying property and transitioning in life – I could easily give it all a rest. I can do this, and I will. I know I need it and that’s what truly matters. I will not stop trying. Today is the first day of my greatest success.”
But, let’s remember where I came from, shall we?
Here is my left hip on January 31, 2008:
And here it is in the same pants, same location, etc. today, March 20, 2008:
Let’s take it all in perspective!
So tell me. Did you make a resolution? Having any trouble keeping it, or are you experiencing great success? Tell us here. It will encourage someone.
If you are struggling, know that it’s normal. It’s part of the journey – par for the course, as they say. Whether you’ve found it easy to keep your New Year’s resolution, or you’ve had your share of set backs, realize this: Life is not worth getting down on yourself.
I challenge you to be strong, courageous, and go for the most impossible goal you can think of! You can do it! Because you ARE so phat sister (or brother! Whatever the case may be)! Ya dig? And I mean that in the purest sense of the word. I believe in you. So just do it, would ya’?
Here’s to less of me next week, and to you – to great achievements and reaching new heights in your goals.