Friday, December 30, 2011

not just an ordinary whiny post.....

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2011 - Good Bye!

I've been reflecting on the year of 2011 as it draws closer to the end.
I was stuck on "good riddance to a completely crap year",
but dwelling on negativity has never been my style. At least, not since I started those drugs. (Jokes! :)

So, in order to embrace all that is good in life, here's some of the highlights that made 2011 a GREAT year!

I reached major (MAJOR) milestones in my weight loss and health. My blood pressure is normal,
my bloods all normal.
Nearly all of my Specialists have bid me farewell. I've dropped 6 (SIX) dress sizes.
I'm nearly free of all medication.

I gained confidence. I've met new people - made new friends and rediscovered old friends.
I learnt to try new foods and drinks. Experience new adventures.
I'm stronger and more independent than ever before.

I inspire people. ME. The person who resolved every.single New Years Eve that this year, will be the year
that I change my life. Lose weight. Get fit. Get healthy. Start living. To think that I am someone's inspiration
just amazes me.

I have learnt to trust my INSTINCTS again. Actually, my instincts were never wrong. I just stopped listening to them.

I thought 2010 was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year. Guess what?
Bad stuff happened. I nearly DIED. But look at the GOOD that eventuated from that year.

I can't see it right now, but maybe this time next year
I'll look back and be amazed at the GOOD that resulted from the bad in 2011???

Oh yes I am wise, but it's wisdom born of pain. Yes, I've paid the price, but look how much I gained.
........Oh wait. I think I just became a plagiarist lol


Anonymous Macarla said...

Amazing Rachel and definitely an inspiration to me!

December 30, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Well done Rach!!! You have definitely inspired me. I am 13kgs down and continuing on :)

You LOOK amazing and it shows that you FEEL amazing!!!

I hope 2012 blows 2011 out of the water for you :)))


December 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Leanne Stamatellos said...

I just read your last few posts.
Rachel, you're an amazing girl you know! You have a beautiful family and the new year will be fabulous for you!

Take care,
and remember that you are surrounded by so many of us that really think you're an incredible girl.


December 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Munro said...

i can see lots of good... the weight that you have 'released' has been like chains you've tossed off... with each milestone you've reached you've become so much freer...i hope you can see that through your eyes soon xx

December 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

heres to many more fabulous days in 2012 Rach x

December 30, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you just gave me goose bumps reading this...i love seeing your transformation and reading what you have gone through and achieved by yourself i would love some of your motivation/drive to achieve this myself. you are definately an inspiration to me thanks xxxx Charma

December 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rach, you've always been a beautiful person on the inside and the photo of you at the beach with your butterfly wings (taken a while back) just shows that now the beautiful butterfly has emerged. You now look gorgeous and don't you forget it!

I sincerely wish for 2012 to be a wonderful year for you and Mark as a couple and also love and peace as a family. x Shirl

December 31, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rach, looking back at your photos is amazing. You should be so enormously proud of your incredible acheivement and the new person you have become. Kim Kendall

December 31, 2011 at 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Gabbie said...

Rach, you inspired me too...10kg down and a few more to go, not sure how many yet. Everytime l eat a salad l think of your blog and the photos of what you ate for lunch - at the time they were very inspiring because l realised how badly l was eating :-(

Good luck for the future xoxox

January 12, 2012 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Dawn Stan said...

Rach, you look amazing. You must be so proud of yourself. Well done.Wishing you a wonderful 2012.

January 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM  

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