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2011 is drawing to a close and I’m feeling pretty good about myself.  This last New Year’s resolution stuck and I was able to accomplish what I set out to do.  It’s taken the year, but the “skinny” clothes section in my closet is where I can now navigate for the day’s apparel.  Hooray!

True confessions here …

People marvel at the size of my new closet, filled with clothes.  What they don’t realize is that, at any given time, only a small section of it is where I head each day.  That chunk varies from its neighbors by 2 or 3 sizes, depending on the year  –  the smallest portion representing “God I wish I weighed that again!”  to…  “Sh**, I’ve gotta lose weight!”

weight loss tracker week 2

Image by The Shed1 via Flickr

It’s thrilling to admit that I’m, as we speak, five pounds away from “God I wish I weighed that again!,” which means that area is where I can now pull daily clothes.  Only my favorite pieces were saved over the years; some of them are classic enough styles to work for today.  Others will have to be given away, but not because they don’t fit!

Losing weight is a huge challenge for me because I love to eat.  Fortunately my taste buds have never yearned for fast food, fried or high fat.  Sweets are what always derail my good intentions.  Just about anything chocolate.  And ice cream.  By the gallons.  Oh, potato chips are high on the list too.  I LOVE potato chips!  I’m a living example of “one is too many and 50 is not enough!”

So, to lose weight I had to curb the tendencies to eat that crap whenever I wanted, in whatever quantities I craved.  After many unsuccessful tries on my own, I finally turned to Weight Watchers – and I’m living proof (along with my husband) that the program works and it can be adapted for each individual’s taste preferences.

There is no magic formula and this blog is not a commercial for Weight Watchers.  The truth is, a lifestyle change that involves proper portion control for each day, exercise, and time (in my case a year) made the magic happen.

Yay !  This gift is my favorite New Year’s present to me.

On to another year and another 5 pounds!

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