I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to enjoy the food temptations of the holidays without over-indulging. I think I did okay. I'll let you know tomorrow when I've got my official weigh-in. My husband commented to me that he really thinks that I'm going to succeed this time because I'm different -- the way I'm talking about my weight-loss goals is different.
He's right. I can feel it, too. My whole attitude is different this time. I didn't realize it was obvious to anyone other than myself. Brian named the difference: conviction. He said that the tone of my voice, the way I talk about my weight loss, is tinged with conviction.
I was blessed by the people who love me at Christmas this year. In addition to my BodyBugg, which Brian gave me early, I got lots of wonderful gifts. I think my favorite, though, aside from my BodyBugg, came from my aunt. I was talking to her and the rest of my extended family at dinner a few weeks ago about my motto this go 'round: Do or do not. There is no try.
Well, my aunt works at a place that does a lot of custom decorating work and she said they had that quote embroidered on a piece of fabric that could be made into a pillow or something. When she asked if I wanted it, I immediately said, "Yes!!"
I was just going to hang it on the wall or something. Well, here's what I got for Christmas from her:
Isn't it fabulous?!?! I love it! My motto pillow is going to have to be in my "after" picture when I reach my goal weight.