New Year’s Eve Fire | Letting Go

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Carol Williams and Andrea Bedard challenged the ActiveRain community in the December Challenge: 'Tis the Season for Miracles & Scares to “take a look back and identify the one thing you'd like to scare away or free yourself from, and not bring into the new year with you.

For me, New Year's Eve is like a reset button.  The end of a year is a great time to reflect on the year and decide, both personally and professionally, what changes we would like to make.  Notice I did not say resolutions.

The ONE thing I am letting go of is the nasty habit I created for myself during the pandemic. That habit is simply stated as overeating! 

While what I eat is good clean organic food, (no junk food) eating too much is not healthy.

I am sporting XX COVID pounds that neither feel good nor look good. 

The process of letting go of the pounds, and it is a process, has already started.

The process starts with the declaration of what I am committed to followed by action in alignment with my declaration.

Eating less food less frequently is the action in alignment with losing weight.  No snacking in between the two meals I consume each day.

Not even the healthy raw organic nuts. If I feel like snacking, I get more water and add freshly squeezed lemon juice with a little real salt.

Eating a light breakfast by 10:30 am and dinner by 5:30 pm leaves 7 hours of “fasting”. No eating after dinner. Period. 

But wait, there’s more.  In combination with managing food intake, I also need to get back on the exercise routines pre COVID.  I am not there yet, as I am with the food, however, there is a plan in place to start walking 3 days a week and build up adding various exercises and work out 6 days a week. It will not be at a gym wearing a mask.  Nope. That is NOT happening. 

Cheers to a Healthier 2022!




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Comments (20)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Kathleen... I have less issue with the eating... but the exercise issue is a big one for me. Two knee surgeries and a bad hip that needs to be replaced has kept me out of the gym for ages... and the gym was also closed for quite a long while.

Dec 04, 2021 11:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Miss Nina Hollander, Broker - the food stuffing started out of boredom and being isolated. I have no excuses not to exercise. No surgeries or anything that needs replacing. Cheers to optimum health in 2022! 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 

Dec 04, 2021 11:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I'll be looking for a success story in the new year, my friend!

Dec 04, 2021 11:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen good luck with eliminating the COVID pounds.  I wonder if they can develop a vaccine for that.  🤪

Dec 04, 2021 12:38 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Given your 'can-do" attiitude, I am certain that you will accomplish your goal.  Wishing you a delightful rest of the day..  A

Dec 04, 2021 01:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

George Souto oh my, I will pass on a vaccine for my weight loss 🤪

I will get it off on my own, naturally and organically. 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 

Dec 04, 2021 02:31 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello A, I am 100% confident I will restore to my pre-pandemic weight. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 

Dec 04, 2021 02:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - You get an A+ for determination and effort. It all starts with making a plan and staying committed. I have confidence in you that you will succeed in all your goals. 

Dec 04, 2021 02:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Good for you, Kathleen. As they say, the first step is recognizing what you have to work on. Larry did a lot of baking at the start of Covid and I made casseroles to keep occupied. Thankfully we were able to take them to friends and family. And if it weren't for going out to walk every morning, I'd have gone nuts!!! 

I know you will succeed...that's YOU!!!

Dec 04, 2021 03:54 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We all likely over-ate between 2020-2021 as a means to comfort ourselves and probably from boredom for some. Seems you have a healthy plan to support your goal, wishing you the best and Season's Greetings.

Dec 04, 2021 05:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think many of us were "overly good" to ourselves during this pandemic.  I know I was one of them.  I have been working to get rid of my covid pounds.  I had some success before Thanksgiving.  However, I've gained 4 pounds back, so need to get right back to my plan for losing girth.  

Dec 04, 2021 06:48 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist   I know there was a time I put on unwanted pounds it is so difficult to take them off . I gained 60 pounds at one time stopped eating sugar complely . Nothing with sugar in it and you would be surprised how many foods have sugar especially ketchup . But I took off the pounds +++ felt much better to and they have not come back .  Excuse me but I believe in you 

Dec 04, 2021 09:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had no idea there was a new AR Challenge... funny I wrote a post similar to yours about reflecting now I need to check out the requirements for the Challenge, Endre

Dec 04, 2021 11:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen - while the arrival of a new year makes starting and stopping routines that are beneficial to us, I think you show your desire to achieve this goal by giving yourself a head start in advance of 2022.   Good for you.  


And Endre Barath, Jr. - there is not just one AR challenge this month but two.  The other is hosted by Kathleen.   

Dec 05, 2021 03:57 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathleen,
I have NO doubt you will accomplish your goal.  The good news is you already eat healthily and that is the biggest battle for most people. 

Thanks for your entry into our December Challenge.

Dec 05, 2021 04:42 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Your one thing will result in multiply benefits Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and is a great goal to work towards. We share that one. I, too, have found myself snacking much more and over-indulging on my healthy choices during the pandemic... a bowl of nuts is very tempting! My excuse is that I already have to miss out on so many other goodies (I don't tolerate dairy, nor gluten) so I should allow myself to enjoy this.

I am also not a fan of resolutions but very much so of lemon water! Enjoy your walks!

Dec 05, 2021 11:28 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathleen you have a plan and I have this feeling you're quite enjoying exercising your ideas one day at a time nnd know your results will follow.   I've had a few things to handle and a few pounds crept back on after loosing them after the whole covid mess.  My day #1 is tomorrow and I look forward to joyfully enjoying the process.  Let's keep in touch on this one!

Dec 05, 2021 08:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I have NO doubt you will accomplish your goal. I personally find this time of year particular hard around exercising (or lack of) and eating too much. Time to set some good habits and routines - thank you for the inpiration!


Dec 05, 2021 09:32 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I went into covid thinking a few extra pounds would be good as I had heard off people not being able to eat (due to it) for a stretch of time. That didn't work as I could not stand seeing myself with any extra weight THEN came the back problem which made it dificult even to walk. No excersize and not changing my eating habits brought the pounds back quickly. Now for the 1st time in weeks I feel like I can go for a short walk. That no snacks after diner thing is the hardest for me Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist .

Dec 13, 2021 12:10 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I like your plans for snacking less and exercising more... I think it's something we can all relate to.

Dec 15, 2021 06:49 PM
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Great to hear from you and love that you are developing guidelines for better health.  I have tried hard to make my personal habits as strong as my professional goals.  You have always impressed me with your great attitude.

Dec 26, 2021 07:14 AM