Listen to me: there is no excuse, no rationale, no possible reason why this year shouldn't be, can't be, won't be, the one where you finally get your act together and make a little something special happen on this magical mystery weight-loss tour of yours.
If you're anything like me (and for argument's sake, let's just assume you're exactly like me in every way), then this ain’t your first rodeo. Maybe in the past, your good intentions and willpower held out for six weeks or maybe it was closer to six hours (remember, I'm working under the assumption that you're exactly like me).
Maybe you followed an enormous breakfast with a proclamation of “No more!” and then followed that proclamation of “No more!” with an enormous lunch.
Maybe you've even convinced yourself that you can't do this, that it's simply too tough for you.
Well, allow me to just say one thing: Wheezy britches bubblepop flickerdoodle sansabelt Sasquatch.
Hey, if you can talk crazytalk, well, then so can I.
Because that's what that kind of dump-dwellin' thinking is anyway--just a bunch of crazytalk.
Pass your peepers over that row of numbers cascading down the side of my bloggity-blog. That's the kind of drop you can achieve when you get your head in the game and your ass in gear. I had no idea what I was doing when I started, but I did know that it was time, that I was ready for a change.
You may be ready for a change, too. I suspect that you are. Well, change is about booting the horrible habits that have done you such a disservice and embracing the idea that you have the power within you to make good choices concerning your food, your health, your life.
Your journey won't be like mine, won't be like anyone else's. You have to make your own way, forge your own path.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, you may feel like I once did: as though I were defined by all the things I wasn't instead of all the things I was. This is your chance to make a new start and to really bring it home this time. This is your opportunity to redefine yourself. On your terms.
Dropping the weight won't necessarily make your life picture-perfect, but I'm willing to wager you a Ben Franklin that it'll make your life better. That it'll make dealing with whatever you have to deal with ten times easier.
Leave the "I can't do it" thoughts and the worthless excuses by the wayside, and let's start the slow, steady climb back to where you want to be, where you deserve to be.
Where you belong.