Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain). This song, by David Bowie, comes to mind each time I think about my theme for 2009. It’s going to be all about changes this year and one of my changes is losing weight by changing my eating habits. Yesterday we began a new weight loss challenge at work that will last 12 weeks. Although there have been multiple attempts of this goal in the past, I strongly feel that this is the year that I will succeed. Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone says that when they start…right? Well, this time there are situations that have occur in my family’s life along with a new close friend of mine who lost someone special to her that are going to keep me focused on my weight loss goal. I am aware of the fact that there will be times where I just want to devour a piece (or more) of Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake or feel so sore from a workout that I don’t even want to move, but remembering those situations will give me the willpower to not eat the super evil foods I will crave and the swift kick in the butt I will need to work through the soreness. Not only do I have those situations to think of, but I also have the support of my husband and my new close friend.