I just looked back over my posts from this time last year (one of the reasons it's nice to blog).
At that point I was feeling pretty optimistic. My weight was down about 20kg and I'd been on the site about 9 months.
This year I'm still down about 20kg... unfortunately though it's not quite the success story it was 12 months ago. Rather it's about 5 or 6kg up from my lowest weight. My eating has been less healthy, I've struggled to get into a good exercise routine, I've pretty much given up on running.
The problems started when I took a long holiday between moving countries (well honestly they started a month or two before that when I started to focus largely on the upcoming move). That was a good excuse for a while but I've been here 4 months now! It's kind of like blaming "baby weight" while your youngest is going off to high school.
The upside is that I'm still here. Still checking in regularly. I've even managed to log occasionally although I think about 4 days in a row has been my longest streak. I'm also still in a healthy weight range for my height (although honestly for me it's definitely a few kgs too many - I'm small). I know what I have to do to get back on track I just don't know how to convince myself to do it!
So like a few million other people I'm going to hope that the new year brings a new batch of self discipline and inspiration. In just under a week I'm off to Italy for a two week holiday, by the time I get back it will be early January. I know I'm not miraculously going to get it together while I'm traveling (in Italy! home of gelato!) but I really hope that once I'm back I can somehow get myself back on track.