Friday, December 30, 2011

Final Friday

Wohoo! I am thrilled beyond belief that it is Friday! It has been an emotional but character building week for sure. I really appreciate the feedback on yesterday's post. It made me realize how absurd that whole situation was and that I am glad I won't have to worry or deal with the "neighbors" anymore. I am ending the year knowing that I stood up for myself and what I believe in and that makes me proud of myself, not just about them but some others as well that I felt were taking advantage of my generosity.

I looked back in my blog and it looks like I have lost 12 lbs. this whole year. Not a stellar year on the weight loss front, that's for sure.  I did get on the scale this morning and I was 249 so the 2 lb. gain is going away. Whew! The biggest lessons I am walking away with from this year is knowing what it is going to be like (maintenance) for the rest of my life and that GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION. I may be totally dating myself but I feel like a weeble. Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!! Also, working on self-esteem and the mental aspects of WL is crucial for success.

Danielle gave me this frame since it screamed my name while she was shopping - LOL! I have the bare wall too from Dave removing his family pictures, etc.  I decided that I am going to put pictures in it but also I want to put some of my favorite quotes from Pinterest. I will show you when I am done. Feels good to have a crafty project to work on. I miss doing my crafts. Definitely will be doing much more next year.

Nothing exciting planned for the weekend. Dave needs a place to stay for the weekend so he'll be around. I want to put Christmas decorations away (with his help) and finish A Place of Yes which turned out to be an excellent book.  I will elaborate more once I finish. Hope you all have a safe and sane New Year's.  Happy 2012 everyone! Until next time...


  1. Maybe not your best WL year but still, 12 pounds down. Happy New Year Katie, may it be a healthy and happy one for you!

  2. Hey, 12 pounds is 12 pounds! It's better than a gain. Don't forget, we're gonna rock 2012:) Happy New Year Katie!

  3. I agree with Leigh! It's a loss. :) And now we get a fresh and superb start with the challenge coming :D Happy new year!

  4. You LOST 12 lbs in a year vs gaining 12 lbs so be very very proud of that.
    And I LOVE LOVE that frame, I might come sneak in and steal it HA HA

  5. You lost more than I did this year! Like the others are saying--maintaining is better than gaining, and losing is better than maintaining. You did well! Be proud!

  6. Losing 12 pounds while going through all the stress you have been under this last year is way better than gaining.

  7. Giving up is not an option.
    I think i just found my mantra for this year.
    I have missed blogging so much


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