Thursday, February 17, 2011


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
change!  We have heard a lot about change over the past few years.  In July, I made a decision to make changes in my life.  I started with my weight - I made a commitment to myself that I was going to take control of my life and my health.  The thing that I most needed to change was my weight - it was hindering everything in my life.  Everything that is important to me was being threatened by my excessive weight.
As I have concentrated on my weight over the past six months, my body has changed.  But, so has every other aspect of my life.  I am happy!  I look better!  I feel better!  I have energy!  I look forward to each new day!
I have attempted to relate my weight to habits I have developed over a lifetime.  My past was my beginning, and the changes I am making today are re-writing the ending. 
For instance - I am actually enjoying my newly cleaned house.  It isn't finished, but every day I make progress.  Each day, I clean more than I did the day before.  I am also realizing that a clean house requires constant maintenance - just as I will be forced to maintain my perfect weight once it is achieved.  It is so easy to leave the paper on the table - or make a decision to wash that pan in the morning instead of doing it now.  And, once there is clutter on the table, it is much easier to add to it.  And, once I give in to the candy bar calling my name, it becomes easier to go down that path again.
I have lost weight before.  And, I have gained it back before.  I am working towards changing habits in all phases of my life and not concentrate on the pounds lost.  Granted, the pounds are a measure of success, but the true measure of success is feeling healthy. 
My husband made a comment the other day that I feel says a lot more than the words he used.  "The less of her there is, the more there is to love!" 


  1. Congratulations Peggy. Thank you for sharing. 90 lbs is an amazing accomplishment. I'll think twice when I complain about not being able to lose what I need to lose and not putting in the effort. Best Wishes on the the new you which is actually the original you being freed!

  2. You are doing so well. You're also realistic. It's so great that Bob supports you all the way.

  3. your doing good. love you, Bob

  4. Keep it up! I'm so proud of you! You are inspiring!!

  5. Good for you, Peggy! I'm proud of you!