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I love Christmas and spending time with mine and Mike’s families was awesome. Watching my daughter leave out cookies and milk for Santa and wake up running to the living room Christmas morning was even more awesome. BUT… there is always a “but” isn’t there? But I am glad it is over. I’m looking forward to the New Year. I love fresh starts. As with a new week, I consider it a clean slate.

2012 was really good to me. Financially I’m better off than I’ve ever been. New house. Love of my life. A daughter who is joy and a blessing. Great job. My health and losing the weight I have was a huge part of 2012. I feel like losing this weight has resulted in an attitude adjustment on my part. I was so miserable before I just wanted to wallow in my misery by complaining. Now I’m happy so I don’t feed off that negative stuff anymore. I don’t want to be around it. I choose instead to be happy. All in all, life is good and I couldn’t ask for anything else. I can’t wait to see what comes of 2013.

As always with a new year there comes New Years resolutions. I don’t really care for the term because you already think of them being broken. So instead, my New Years goal is to reach my 100 pound marker, which is also my overall goal. I’ve been chasing after that number for a long time and it’s just within reach. It feels good knowing this time next year I will meet it. I can say that with certainty because I’m going to work my butt off until I do.

What is your New Years goal? This is the perfect time to start one. It doesn’t always have to be about weight loss either. I want to get healthy. That is my goal.That was the goal I made with myself when I started this process. I want to be at a healthy, normal weight and I decided losing 100 pounds would get me there. So my resolution/goal for 2013 is to cross the finish line and meet that 100 pounds.

What do you want? Ask yourself that and then start a plan. Set small achievable goals that will add up over the next year and see where you finish 2013. You will be glad you did.