What a year. I started it out super fat, unhealthy and not believing I had what it took to get control of my life. I hadn't seen my pecker in ages. I was absolutely disgusted with myself.

I was a big fat fuck!

Then Amy went to work. Subtle emails about vegans getting healthy. Then she begged me to see Forks over Knives. It woke me up. Rip, Char and Britta were there to support me out of the gates....followed by Dave, Fran, Heidi, Sybil, Jude, Karena, Janine and on and on and on......

Now, while I'd love to be a few pounds less, all things considered.....I'm really happy. Sybil Mays' comment to my last post really resonated with me. My body is catching up and I've got a lot to be thankful for. I'm still exercising, still losing inches, still feeling amazing and yes....sexy.  So even if I could still be a few pounds less....I've come a long way baby.

For so many holiday seasons over so many years, I started out fat and somehow got fatter. This year, I started out healthier and thinner and since Thanksgiving, I am still a few pounds less, a few inches less and ready to go away with my family and dear friends. We'll be on a cruise and we're planning on stopping at Whole Foods the night before we leave, to buy some staples in case they plan to serve us the same pasta and veggies dish every night. We're planning to eat lots of salads, lots of fruit and if I want a drink, I'm gonna have one. But I'm not going to crawl to bed stuffed each night, I'm gonna dance with Mrs. Sexy and I'm not going to stress if the food variety sucks. I'm gonna have a ball with family and friends and celebrate a year in which I took back control of my life.

And when I get home....I'm going to get back on my motivated track and do my best to get my body to the size and shape it was meant for.

I want to thank everyone reading this for following my journey through 2011. For those of you that have commented, thank you. For those of you that haven't, please do. For those of you that have consistently chimed in and helped me through the ups and downs of the past 5 months, I'm indebted. And to My Mrs. Sexy, thank you for getting me on this train, making kick ass food daily and for saving my life. I love you Amy.

Here comes the Big Sexy 2012...Onward AND Downward!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?

Happy Holidays Everyone...be healthy, be happy, be safe....and get ready to kick some vegan ass in 2012.