My pal, Lynn Haraldson, resolved six years ago to lose weight, and she did, getting rid of 170 pounds the old-fashioned way -- diet and exercise.
Yesterday, on New Year's Day, she wrote a post titled What is Your Destiny? In it, she wrote:
When I started this journey, belief was the only thing I had going. I believed I could do it. I believed I was worth it. That belief became my thoughts, which I journaled into words and spoke aloud. I told my family and my doctor, “I’m going to lose weight!”
Please read the rest of her post at Lynn's Weigh. It's a potent dose of inspiration from someone who Got it Done and keeps it off. I don't want to steal her thunder (or her pageviews) but I'll quote her one more time:
Losing weight takes courage, yes, but changing your life to make weight loss permanent? Yeah…that takes a lot more than courage. It takes love. And I am, finally, in love…with all of me.