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Ringing in a Healthy New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year ago today I went to my brother's New Year's Eve party. The next day we flew home; I stepped on the scale and had added a couple of pounds of holiday weight. Given that I was already at my all-time high weight, I knew I had to do something and went with the old-fashioned New Year's resolution.

So on January 2, I began watching what I ate and exercising. An email reminded me that I had joined SparkPeople months earlier (doing nothing with it but reading an occasional article). I decided to log in and track my exercise and weight. Sometime early that week, I noticed a "bootcamp" and decided to join.

The result of using SparkPeople to support my goal is that I lost most of the weight by April and slowly took off the rest. I've been in maintenance for over two months and have logged in more than 12,000 exercise minutes for the year.

This year is going to be about maintenance: maintaining an exercise routine and maintaining my weight. No more yo-yo!

As I begin 2012, I'm a happier person than I was a year ago. I am happy with my weight and happy that I exercise regularly. I feel in charge of my health rather than out of control.

I'm thrilled to see a new bootcamp--the January Jumpstart Challenge. I'm in! Here's to a healthy 2012!
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  • JOANNA202
    Congratulations and a Happy New Year! It's so wonderful to see everyone starting the new year positively and I'll be interested to watch your progress through the January challenge.
    I'm looking forward to sharing the journey (and some more exercise tag) with you in 2012!
    2153 days ago
    Congratulations! You've come a long way, and continue to maintain! Happy 2012!
    2155 days ago
    Congratulations on making that decision and then seeing it through using this wonderful SP resource. Your determination to maintain comes through clearly in your writing. I know will maintain for 2012 and see yourself becoming stronger and fitter as you go.
    Happy New Year SP Friend
    2155 days ago
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