Sunday, January 12, 2014

Intentionally 2014

I cannot believe that 2014 is already 12 days old. I had the intention of posting my personal goals, intentions… resolutions, if you will, 10 days ago. But you know how life gets in the way, so here it is.



In 2013 I took the plunge into seriously dealing with my weight problem. You can see in the widget at right the progress I’ve made thus far, it is my intention to capitalize on the reworking of my gastro-intestinal physiology to continue making a dramatic change in my outward appearance and in how I feel about myself. Being morbidly obese has just as much to do with the way the public at large sees me, but also how I perceive myself. That being said, my goals chris prattfor the year are:

  • To participate in local physical events that benefit causes I’m passionate about. Up first is The Climb on April 12th to raise awareness of bullying, self-harm and suicide prevention.
  • To purchase and use a bicycle.
  • To look Damn Sexy like Chris Pratt (good lord! look at him!). This picture is from when he was preparing for Zero Dark Thirty, perhaps you know him as the woofy Andy Dwyer on the NBC show, Parks and Recreation?


I know that I will never find the man of my dreams as long as I’m damaged goods. I need to feel good about myself and be the person with whom I would want to be in a relationship. Over the past five years, I haven’t had much luck finding the right guy, and it seems I was the common denominator in all those failures… wherever you go, there you are.

  • Maybe if I looked more like Chris Pratt and less like Chris Farley?
  • Be confident in who I am and live a life with no regrets.
  • Leaving the negativity of the past and embracing the possibilities of NOW.
  • I feel that if I were more involved in LIFE, Mr. Right will find me. So I will get up and get out and participate.


At work, 2013 ended filled with optimism. I participated in a Leadership Project with the Agency and my annual performance review commended me for participation in that Project and in taking on several optional duty assignments. 

  • Continue to perform my duties and those voluntary duties with professional excellence.
  • Position myself to take advantage of advancement opportunities.
  • Take opportunities to be a valuable member of the team.

There you have it. Here’s to a prosperous New Year!



  1. Congratulations on your weight loss so far! I'm proud of you and you inspire me!

    I have no doubt you'll be able to turn your intentions in reality!!!


  2. I know you will have great success with your goals!

  3. I like the idea of using causes that are important to you as a motivator to do physical activities. I think I would be more motivated to go out and do active things if it meant I was helping someone else! I have to try to do "Leaving the negativity of the past and embracing the possibilities of NOW" more myself... I feel like I let my negativity and fear get in the way of a lot of things that could be great!