Sunday, September 18, 2011

A New Beginning...

I will be starting a whole new chapter of my life tomorrow. A new job, a new schedule, a new gym, new classes, it's exciting and scary at the same time. I'm trying to stay positive about it and keep telling myself it will all work out the way it's supposed to. Everything happens for a reason and I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.

I know I've been doing allot of bitching and moaning about going back to work, being scared of losing ground, worried about falling back down the dark, scary rabbit hole of bad habits, and not being confident in my ability to continue living this new healthy lifestyle but I'm working on changing my attitude. I've changed. I'm not the same person I was two years ago and my new job will not be like my old one.

Today is the last day of my glorious, life changing 22 month sabbatical. I am so grateful to have been able to take this time off and find myself again. As upset as I was about being laid off in November 2009 it ended up being the best thing that could have ever happened to me. There were so many more things I wanted to accomplish that I didn't get around to doing but I need to give myself a little credit for what I did accomplish. I'm happier, stronger and ALMOST 101 pounds lighter and that is certainly something to be proud of and I am proud.

I worked my ass off to get here and I'm not going to allow a job and my need for a paycheck to take any of it away from me. I was hoping I would hit my goal of losing 101 pounds before I started working again but 2 or 3 pounds really doesn't make any difference. If I really wanted to just see that number I could probably sit in a sauna and sweat it out but I've stopped playing those kind of games. It's not about the numbers anymore, it's about feeling good in my own skin, knowing who I am, letting my light shine and showing it to the world.

I am so thankful to have been given the gift of time to travel such a soul saving journey. I can't wait to see what has been written in the next chapter. I've been so blessed. Thank God for miracles. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This is your life! Are you who you want to be?


  1. I never get tired of reading your eloquent style of writing. I have no doubt that you will not just simply succeed, but you will THRIVE during this next phase of your life. Good luck and stay positive!

  2. Fantastic. Your positivity is positively inspiring and uplifting. The before and after pics are just remarkable. thank YOU for sharing it all, and I hope the new job is a great fit. :)

  3. Can't wait to hear about your first day! Keep that positive attitude- it will carry you through!

  4. Good luck with your new venture!

  5. So happy that you've rediscovered your positive attitude. Best of luck in your latest adventure.

  6. Hi MB! That's very good attitude. It is true. You aren't the same person. You will react differently. And you know how damn hard it was to take off the pounds, and you will stubbornly resist putting any back on. I really believe that you will handle it well.

    :-) Marion

  7. Wish you luck to your new endeavor. Just stay positive, I know you will achieve your new goals with flying colors.

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