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Different Outlook This New Year Than Last's

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Last year at this time, I was miserable both emotionally and physically. Had just lost my job due to plant closing (first time unemployed in more than 30 years) and my health and self-esteem was not the best in the world. Fast forward to today. Recently employed, and a bonus it's close to home. As for my health and self-esteem, I've lost 50 lbs +/- and off my blood pressure and cholesterol medication.

Although, I've not kept up my healthier lifestyle practices in place the last couple of months, I'm ready to re-initiate and get the next 50 lbs off. One of the many things I've learned is how important it is to keep moving. I don't care if it's just 10 or 15 minutes a day, move! The other, track your food. When you see what it amounts to in numbers it hits home a little more.

So, for all those starting out on this journey for the first time, hang in there, you can do it and YES you may have setbacks, but don't let that deter you from getting right back up and moving on!!!
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    Welcome back! Here's to a fabulous and positive 2011!
    2632 days ago
    2011 will be a great year!
    2634 days ago
    I have stepped off of my path in the past month as well.....
    However, I haven't stepped so far off that I can't see it....
    I'm stepping back on....right now.
    Apparently, we both are.
    2634 days ago
    Great message. Remember if we learn from the set backs then they are worth it. If we don't change from them, then same on us for letting them take control.

    Happy New Year.

    2634 days ago
    2634 days ago
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