Posted by: Sonya | August 31, 2009

Time Travel

I went and saw the movie “The Time Traveler’s Wife” late night. It had me thinking afterwards (as movies often do), about if I had the ability to travel through time. I didn’t think about going back in time as a 30 year old and seeing my younger self. I didn’t think about traveling in the future and finding out what I become 10 years from now. Instead I thought about when I was 23. I thought about being that age when I was at my skinniest and how if I could have travelled through time to see myself now what would I have thought?  I think I would have a heart attack!!!!! I think I would have been shocked, I think I would have said “what the f*ck happened?”

When I was 23 I was on the top of the world. I was finishing university, I was going to Africa and I had  more confidence after losing 30 lbs and being 155 pounds than I have had in my entire life. Why couldn’t I hold onto that weight and that confidence? I’m sure I’m not alone in asking that question. Now I weight pretty much 100lbs more and my confidence is in the toilet!  I hate that my outward appearance has that impact on me.

Anyway…….after I go camping this coming long weekend I’m thinking of starting to count points again. I don’t want to, (boy, do I not want to), but I think it’s the only way I’m going to consistantly lose weight. I’m going to continue with my Wii exercises and get on the treadmill and I’m hoping that by the end of the year I can lose 20lbs. That’s my goal anyway. Twenty pounds off by Dec 31st, but hell…I’ll take anything!

Do you have a goal you want to reach by Dec 31st? If so…what is it?



  1. I like your “action” plan. I think it’s all about taking one step at a time…

    My goals? Good question. I don’t think I have any at the moment… Oh, yes, keep exercising consistently no matter how hectic work gets! That’s tough for me…

  2. Hmm…I haven’t thought about an end of the year goal. I’ve been so focused on losing 10% of my body weight since July5th. I’m like 1.5lbs away from that. I was then thinking of shooting to lose another 10%.

    If I could be in the 160’s by the end of the year – I would be super happy!

  3. I would love to be where u were at 23, as I am right now at 23. I have spent most of my middle school, high school and college years fighting with my weight. Never feeling confident, never accomplishing goals, blaming it all on the weight. Dec is about 3 months away, but I would love to just finally commit myself to losing the weight. I start building my confidence back up and living the rest of my twenties (and just the rest of my life in general) with a renewed sense of self.

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