I promised to kick 2013 off in a way that would set the ''go getter'' tone I wished to stick to this year. I haven't failed yet.
It's easy for anybody to see, anyone who knows me, anyone who reads what I write etc, it's plain and obvious the difference losing the weight I have has made to my life and my prospects. Because it made a difference to me. As has this blog in all honesty. Even with the silly comments, the nasty ones etc my confidence and self esteem is growing. Slowly but it's definitely growing. I'm saying yes to avenues and opportunities that last year I said no to. I said no to an awful lot of things in the 2012 and it does make me frightfully sad to think of all the missed opportunities, however, I've come to the conclusion that some things are not meant to be. If they are? They'll come around again.
So speaking about weight loss and speaking openly about mental health issues, scary but very much worth it. If for nobody else but myself? It's worth it. Because I feel better. Not better better but I feel like I'm changing. I, as a person, am growing.
So, I suppose you may be wondering what has prompted this post...
Yesterday I was asked if I'd speak to BBC Newsline regarding my 11 stone weight loss.
I've been asked before, by various tv outlets for both news segments and documentaries. I've always said no. I didn't feel I could do it.
Yesterday I said yes.
2 lovely gentlemen came to my home and interviewed me. And honestly? It was quite a pleasant afternoon. They made me feel very at ease and as they say this side of the water, the craic was 90.
And so my little ''bit'' aired on last night's BBC Newsline at 6.30pm
The support on Facebook and Twitter was overwhelming. To have so many people excited for you and willing you to do well is such a huge spur on and it really means so so much.
So! Yesterday I said yes. This is where it landed me.
2013, let's me having you!