Thursday, December 31, 2009



So...where have I been all this time. I haven't forgotten you guys. In fact, I checked in daily while my family and I were away. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to post during our vacation to the far reaches of the earth. We went to spend Christmas with my parents and they live on a lake in the mountains. Very beautiful and serene...hence, no internet yet at the house. I was able to read every one's posts on my cell phone but unable to post my own. I'm sorry I didn't realize ahead of time I wouldn't be able to post. I would have let everyone know. I hope no one was worried that I fell through some ice into a frozen river while trying to snag the last nanaimo bar (super yummy and band friendly chocolate square...not friendly to waistlines...beware).

We had a fantastic Christmas. We had 14 people at dinner, two turkeys (the edible ones, the people were all fun loving family), three dogs, two parrots and a parakeet. A great time was had by all! My poor mom though was exhausted by Boxing Day (another great holiday!). I, however, was invigorated by the clean, crisp mountain air and found myself with boundless energy and enthusiasm. It helped that I managed to eat anything I wanted without gaining an ounce. I wasn't stressed at all about the eating part and somehow, everything balanced out. I am really excited to be getting my first fill on the 5th so I can get this party started!

What an amazing feeling to know in your heart that you really are going to do "it" this year. I don't have to make any New Year's resolutions that I will feel bad about breaking later. I am confident, secure and ready to make this leap into a new life. 2010 is going to be my year. I have moved mountains to get here and I can see the ocean ahead of me. I am going to make it to that beach. The one I have been searching for for many years. Then, just watch me as I stroll along in my red bikini, singing my song and smiling ear to ear!

It has been an amazing year for me and I will always remember 2009 fondly as the year I chose me. ME. That all important person whom I neglected for quite a while. She has forgiven me though and is happy, truly happy, that I am putting her first and making sure she is around to carry on all the good work she does. So here's a toast...To all those who recognize their self worth and start loving and taking care of themselves so they can be around to love and care for all the special people in their lives....cheers!

Thank you to all of you who take the time to read and comment on my posts. It means a lot to me. I wish you all many blessings for a New Year 2010 filled with love, happiness and peace.


THE DASH! said...

Wow - what a beautiful heartfelt post. I have to say I'm envious of your time on the lake - it sounded amazing!! And to eat what you want and not gain - loving that too.. well done!!!!

I hope 2010 brings you everything you want Elliana! You deserve it.

jennyr1222 said...

You sound so happy!! So funny by the way, my parents used to have a cookie party every year around christmas and nanaimo bars were the highlight! xoxo

Nicole said...

glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with family!

The Former Fat Girl said...

Elliana ! That is so beautiful !! Thank you for such a beautiful post and yes you are right this is the year of ME !!! LETS DO IT GIRL !!!!!

Band-Babe said...

Great New Years post. Besides the fact that I'm completely jealous of how you spent your holiday... I appreciate your comments about putting "me" first... the part about putting her first and making sure she is around to carry on all the good work she does... that really resonates for me, and it is what I'm just now learning and trying to do. Thanks for putting that into words so nicely, and I look forward to reading more.


Amy W. said...

I love the name of your blog! And no, no beer for me! lol...luckily only sunkist lures me to the darkside! hahaha

Amy said...

Awesome post! I'm so glad you're back. I missed you!

Your post gave me goosebumps as I thought about how 2009 was also the year I recommitted to myself. What great words.

My first fill is tomorrow as well - we really and truly are band sisters!

Looking forward to our journey through 2010 together,