Saturday, January 1, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new

2010 was a helluva year:

My show closed.

Visited Sabrina in San Francisco.

Was a bridesmaid in Trisha and Nate's wedding.

Got a job for a month in New Orleans, but barely saw anything outside my office walls.

Karah graduated college and then lived/worked in New Zealand for three months.

Stopped speaking with my father.

I procrastinated working on my thesis.

Became very depressed during the summer and watched the entire series of the Gilmore Girls. (HIGHLY recommend!  Just don't watch it for 14 hours a day like I did...)

I had an epiphany and started walking.

Got a new job, but then it was taken away.

I started running.

I decided to run a marathon!

I got a job.  A REAL one that isn't going to disappear into thin air.

And the pièce de résistance: as of this morning I've lost 44 pounds since I started getting healthier.  That was Labor Day, or there abouts.  I had a goal of hitting the 40 pound mark by New Year's Eve, but honestly I even thought that might be tough.  I've lost an average of more than 2.5 pounds per week.  That's unbelievable!  And I've done it all the old fashioned way:  counting calories and exercise.  I never thought I had this kind of will power in me!

So far, 2011 has some great potential and I have some high hopes for it.  It's my 30th birthday this year.  My Mom and I have an awesome trip planned to celebrate it, as well as her 60th.  My new job starts at the end of January.  I am getting my finances in order.  I hope to stay on track with my health.  I have a secret goal in my head of how much weight I would like to lose, but I'm not telling...  Because I have to remember that if I don't hit it, it doesn't matter.  I've accomplished so much along the way and I need to keep remembering those little things as well as the number on the scale.  The scale is the measurement by which I calculate how much healthier I'm getting.  It's not the ultimate goal...  It's hard to remember that sometimes.  The goal is health, not a certain weight.  

So, 2011 this is what I have to say to you:

"Please don't be as wackadoo as 2010 was...  I don't think I can handle another year like that.  Kick my butt when you need to, but please be nice too.  Oh, and find me a tall, dark and handsome guy who isn't crazy.  Mmmmkay?  Thanks."

Happy New Year Everyone!!



  1. Love. So happy for you, lady!!

  2. Maia - I am so proud of you! Congrats on all the weight loss. Hopefully you are starting to feel better and almost over that cold so you can get out there and continue to kick butt! Oh, and if you do find that tall, dark, handsome, non-crazy man, can you see if he has a brother? ;) Congrats again!

  3. i stopped speaking to my dad, too.

  4. Congrats on everything, Maia - so happy for you!!! Here's to a terrific 2011!