Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Year, New Beginnings

Accomplishments & Happy Thoughts from '06
  • Maintained a respectable A1C. Latest: 6.7
  • My nephew was born in October
  • I changed endocrinologists and feel like I'm finally getting top notch care again.
  • I moved in with my father and have the shortest commute to and from work that I could possibly dream of.
  • I managed to remain injury free despite playing wallyball once a week (bad ankles plague my family).
  • I started this meager little blog and became an anonymous voice and gained the anonymous support of our community.
  • I spent 5 days in North Carolina preparing Christmas Gifts to be sent to children around the world. Relationships were built and lives were definitely changed. It was a vacation well spent.
  • The list could go on and include other personal accomplishments not related to diabetes.

Things I wouldn't exactly deem worth to "write home about" and what I plan to do about them!

  • Weight. I've gained weight. I just typed how much and then I erased it. I'm wrestling with the whole idea of the OC challenge. I don't know that I've ever lost weight outside of my diagnosis at age 5 of course. Not very reassuring. I'm beginning to take steps towards this goal. I'm ok with slow and steady. I'm not ok with moving backwards at this point. There needs to be forward progress. Thanks Allison for the OC New Me Challenge!
  • All other disappointments are not worth mentioning.

I guess it's full steam ahead on the losing weight and getting healthy goal! That's about as concrete as you're going to get out of me. If I choose to participate in the OC New Me Challenge (I'm leaning in that direction), I may set a goal of 20 pounds. I don't even know if this is reasonable for a year? I'd be curious to know what other people are setting for the OCNMC weight goal. What is reasonable?

(Oh, perhaps I should also resolve to be more timely with these types of posts (only 3 days late) and post a little more frequently. I feel as though I have things to say, just not the time to say them!)

Here's to 2007. It's going to be a great year for the OC. Let's do it!


Allison said...

Well, I can't tell you the exact amount people are looking to lose, because it's private. But right now most people are averaging between 20-30 pounds for the year, which I think is reasonable. My goal is 30 lbs. I'm 180 and I want to be 150. Hope you join us! It's gonna be kickin' awesome!

Julia said...

I'm doing 30 lbs, too.

Scott K. Johnson said...

You can do it! You can do it!

I say set a goal that you are comfortable with, but that is not too aggressive.

If you set a goal of 20lbs, and make it that far, no one says you need to stop there! Plus, I like the idea that I've got a WHOLE YEAR to do it.

That's what I'm talkin' about! Slow & steady wins the race.

Hannah said...

So did you join the challenge? I did! I figure some support and persistance can't hurt our chances of success...

Kerri. said...

Congrats on your wonderful achievements in 2006, and I konw you'll make your goals for 2007!

We're cheering you on the whole way. :)