Thursday, January 6, 2011

Finding my Happy

Inspired by BandBackTogether

So originally, my 2011 resolution was going to be going on a diet. Because, well, I need to. Lots of big changes in my life have led me to lose my equilibrium, and I have put on lots of weight. This makes me SUPER SAD because my weight is something I have always struggled with, and now I weigh more than I ever have. Most of my family members are morbidly obese and suffer from the health problems that go along with it. I am determined to not be that person.

What with grad school, changing jobs, stress, and a ridiculous schedule that made it difficult to have any kind of consistency from a day to day basis, last semester really threw my health into a tailspin. The stress was a good stress (mostly) but I am an emotional eater. NOT GOOD.

SO. I decided I was going to go on South Beach. Then I read everything I would have to give up, and it made me sad, and I was all 'oh, I can just ease into it.' Also, eating the prescribed meal plan was going to cost me beau-coup bucks and I just don't see that happening. Unfortunately, I made the choice to step on my scale today.



I will be doing South Beach on the cheap.

But at the same time as I am changing what I eat I feel like I need to change the way I eat and in order to do that, I am going to have to dig in some deep shit, people.

Get your shovels and your waders, 'cause we're goin' in.

This means I am going to be finding ways to be HAPPY without food. I haven't been Happy in a long time. This isn't going to turn into a diet/exercise blog, because that would be incredibly fucking boring and I wouldn't want to write one, let alone read it. But occasionally, I am going to share with you what is going on, and where I stand, and all that.

Finally, I want to say thanks for letting me be ME. YOU ROCK. And finding my happy has already begun. It began with THIS:

And there are more where that came from.


Craig said...

I kid you not when I say this. At the heart of the happiness that you are talking about the key component is a genuine sense of progress. If you have good reason to believe that you are making progress you will have a rock solid foundation to work from. Every time I see someone who is truly happy, which is not often, I find that they have good perspective and clear direction with definable next actions. They constantly improve their position in life and have sound reason to feel good about themselves.

Yes. I am the kind of asshole that will give out unsolicited advice from time to time. And I'm sure that I will sit here for the next 5 minutes considering weather or not I should submit this comment. But in the end I will conclude that it is sound advice for a good cause. I hope that you find your happy too.

Dana said...

Happy is a relative thing, but I can tell you that stack of books would make me happy!

BTW, the World Tour Badge looks lovely!