Wow, as I read the preceeding posts the theme seems to be a consistent one with each of our experiences "highs and lows" or the "good and the bad". Profound though it isn't, that's life and I am no exception as 2008 wraps up. On the weight front, I was recently flicking through one of the numerous self help books that I love to read. In pencil at the back I have written "Jan 2008, 122 kgs, given my weigh in last week was around 108 kgs, that's a loss of 14 kgs (I'm confident of cracking 15 kgs for the year
) I'm also thinking that I could have potentially put on 5-10kgs also so, instead, I could be sitting around 130kgs so I am really pleased with my progress. I haven't really changed a whole lot either. The biggest shift has been cutting out the junk, drinking more water and walking (a bit). If I now concentrate on calorie intake more closely eg exactly what I need vs exactly what I'm burning up I'll have even more success. Coupled with some more regular exercise, I could be typing my 2009 wrap up at 80 or 70 or better yet 65 kilos!
But that aside, very happy with the weight side of things.
On a personal level, it's been a very hard year with my father suffering from cancer. I gave up my job and looked after him which was wonderful and awful at the same time. This culminated in him passing away just a few weeks ago - I miss him terribly. My husband hasn't been overly supportive and not able to cope and somehow just 3 days after Dad's funeral we separated. I hope it's not permanent - I'm hoping we'll work it out but I don't have the energy at the moment. So somehow this year I've lost my job, my house, my car, my husband and my beloved Dad. 2009 has to be better.....