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2008 Achievements - 2009 Goals


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Thinking back on 2008 I'm amazed at what I have accomplished:
I lost 60 pounds!
I started exercising 6 days a week - and I enjoy it! (And I miss it when I don't do it)
I feel better than I have in years.
People ask me for advice.
I have much more self confidence - and started a new job because of it.
I've learned how to eat healthy foods and that I don't miss junk food at all.
I can go out to dinner and make healthy choices - and still enjoy myself.
My husband and sons are proud of me.
I went parasailing for the first time!
I enjoy hiking, walking, biking, etc. with my family (without huffing and puffing).
My doctor shook my hand and congratulated me on what I have done. She even joked that she wants to use me as her poster child!
I enjoy shopping for clothes again.
I've made many new friends on Spark People - I know I'm not alone in this!
I have been able to control diabetes through diet and exercise.
The list goes on and on...... (and everything is thanks to SparkPeople!)

2009 Goals:
Lose 20-30 pounds to reach my weight loss goal.
Keep diabetes under control without medication.
Reduce (or even get rid of completely) blood pressure medications.
Try a new activity - snowshoeing comes to mind.....
Continue with SparkPeople and log food and exercise daily.
Try 1 or 2 new exercises.
Try 1 new SP recipe each week.

I have confidence that I can achieve the goals I have set for 2009! What an awesome feeling!!! emoticon
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEVANS716 1/1/2009 10:20PM

    Betsy-
congrats on the 60lbs gone!!
you've had an amazing year and are so motivated to continue on this journey.
Good luck to you and hope to see you posting again to keep ME motivated!!
Happy New Year.
Denise

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