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Welcome to 2016 and Back to Reality


champagne2Another new year. Another holiday season draws to a close. Another time for reflection and another call to action. At least that’s how it usually feels with a brand new year. This year, however, I’m not sure I’m quite feeling it.

At least the call to action, part.

You see, I was doing so well, but then the holidays hit and I learned that I’m losing my nutritionist. I’m sad about that. It reminds me of the time I was doing so well on Jenny Craig (way back in my twenties) until my “consultant” left for a new job. The new person just wasn’t the same, and I lost interest.

Then there was the wonderful chiropractor I lost. Say what you will about chiropractic, but I could walk in with a pounding headache and walk out feeling like a million bucks. He was terrific, and I appreciated both his technique and his personality. I was sad the day he told me he was relocating, and I’ve never found anyone who could match his skill. I’ve given up trying.

I realize I’m being a big baby about this, but I want to keep working with her. I felt empowered and successful and after each visit with her. I felt as though I could carry on the struggle of losing weight in a safe and sane way.

I know that the changes I make in my life have to be made by ME, for ME. I get it. But it’s so nice to feel like I have someone in my corner cheering me on and believing in me.

I have to shake off my boo hoo attitude, drop my holiday mode (lobster, champagne, fudge…) and get on with it. I can do this, even if I have to do it alone.


Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

8 thoughts on “Welcome to 2016 and Back to Reality

  1. I think one of the great things about blogging about this is that you have anyone who stumbles upon this blog cheering you on! Including me! Keep going :))

    I hope you find a great new nutritionist to cheer you on!

    • You’re absolutely right. This blog has allowed me to connect with some of the most wonderfully encouraging people on the planet. I’m glad you’re one of them! Happy New Year to you!

  2. If it helps, you’re not alone. I am in the same boat trying as fast as I can to scoop out water before it sinks. But I do believe I have some duct tape and bubble gum somewhere around here. I’ll give you some : )

  3. Yes indeed you can. The spirit will come.

  4. You and me both, sister! Let’s do this!

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