January 2, 2018

A New Year , 365 New Chances!

Some choose January 1st, as the day they have designated to commence work on goal(s) they have identified in their New Year’s Resolutions.  You can tell by reading or hearing in the media advertisements what most people’s goals are for the new year.  The gym and diet program specials have been running for weeks.  It makes perfect sense to start anew on January 1st, but I’ve never realized success in all my many years of resolutions, that this was the best time to commit to life changes.  I think I’ve got this sewn up!

Late November, I realized my weight gain was rather frightening, I had gained approximately 13 lbs. since October 3rd when I was weighed in an emergency room.  It was a wake up call for me to lose weight, my first inclination was to start on January 1st, just a month away!  Feeling so uncomfortable, I didn’t think eating the way I was and limited mobility, waiting to January 1st, was such a great idea.  At this point I contacted Patty Berry RD , and have been following a food plan filled with nourishing food, and sometimes not so nourishing.  I haven’t been perfect following her direction but what I have learned is my goal should never have been to lose weight, it should have been a goal that would make me a healthier and better person.  To achieve this goal I needed to enlist Patty’s  expertise, I’m planning my future by working towards small changes and easing into this new food plan.  I really am embracing change with many of her suggestions and looking forward in becoming mindful and responsible for my food choices, during holidays, in restaurants, and at home.

What has been the most important aspect of working with Patty , is the realization that it doesn’t matter what day you choose to start working on a goal, it just matters that you do.  It doesn’t matter if you hit some bumps in the road, it matters that you cruise on.  New Year’s Day is a national holiday on the first day of the calendar year, but it is not the only day you can start/commit to a goal for the next 365 days, or a lifetime in my situation. 


  1. May 2018 be your best year ever!!!

  2. Makes sense to use the expertise of a dietitian. Good way to start 2018!!!

  3. Good luck with your changes. Make them small and manageable and celebrate small victories. Wishing you success is 2018

  4. Valerie Fuchs says:

    Inspiring!!! Love it!!!

  5. I’m proud of you. That’s do hard for us all and your doing it. Here’s to a great 2018.