It’s almost 2015.

New year. New you, right?

You start seeing it the day after Christmas. People are full of hope & excitement for a new body, new life.. That’s great and all. But you know only 8% of people keep their resolutions? I was one of those 8% until last year that is. I was 235-240 lbs. huge. Unhappy. The heaviest I had ever been. I knew if I didn’t lose weight I was gonna be 300 lbs by summer. Ugh. How did I get here? Guess what. I made a life resolution to lose this weight. I had a 1 year old little girl and I was going to be there for her. Not sit on the couch eating cookies too lazy to run after her. And I did it. I’ve lost 50 lbs. yes I have a ways to go, but damn it, I’m proud of where i am.

 What is your life resolution this year


6 Things We Need To Stop Obsessing Over

Right on.

Thought Catalog

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1. Stop obsessing over people who do not obsess over you.

The texts you didn’t receive back. The calls you never got. I’ve been there and I’ve heard it over and over again. Most of the time we’re not going to figure out why someone didn’t call after what we thought was an almost perfect date, and most likely it’s going to happen more than once. That doesn’t mean we should stop putting ourselves out there. It means we should stop obsessing and hanging onto every word someone says. We need to transfer all of the energy that we spend obsessing over people who don’t care for us onto our goals, onto our passions, and onto things that make us feel empowered all on our own. Too often we feel validated by relationships or the amount of people who want to date us…

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