Saturday, December 29, 2012

New year, new house, new baby... New me?

As the new year approaches I feel that I am finally ready to start making big changes to my lifestyle. We recently moved into a new house and had a new baby, so why not seize the opportunity to make everything new and reinvent myself?
For the past few years I have not been healthy. I haven't been sick, everything's in working order, and I don't have a terminal illness... I'm overweight. I'm not proud of it but I am ready to admit it. They say the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Well my name is Stacie and I'm overweight! I have no concept of portion control, I'm addicted to sweets, and I've had a 29-year love affair with bread!
Why now? After years of making poor eating choices why is it that I'm now ready to make a change. Well it's like that moment in all romantic comedies when the girl realizes that the guy she's with is a total jerk and the perfect man has been right in front of her all along. She's at that point where she needs to make a difficult decision or risk loosing the man of her dreams forever. Well I'm that girl. I've been chasing after doughnuts, fast food, and greasy pizza my whole life. I lust after junk foods that treat me poorly while healthier options look on from across the grocery store. I've been the unwitting victim in an abusive relationship with food. But now it's time to dump the junk and begin a new (hopefully long-term) relationship with fresh, healthy foods.
Now I know that it's terribly cliche to say that my "New Year's resolution is to go on a diet". So I'm not going to do that. What I'm looking for is much more than that. I'm looking to change my relationship with food. To educate myself and my family on healthy eating habits and change our lifestyle. I know it won't be easy but it's a challenge I'm ready to accept.
So here's to 2013! Let it be a year of change, growth, and a healthier me!

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