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Revamp, Redesign & Renew...

Thursday, December 06, 2012

So, 2012 has pretty much been the polar opposite of everything that I have attempted to achieve on my weight loss journey... I've gained back most of the weight that I initially lost, and am essentially starting over.

But, obviously, I know that I can do it, because I've done it once already... so it's time to "revamp, redesign & renew"...

Revamp - I've revamped my entire plan. I have a little over 1 month of Nutrisystem foods left in my cabinet. I am going to use them to get myself used to smaller portions over the next month. I am also gonna get my body acclimated to working out again by hitting the gym at least once a week through December. Then, starting in January, I've signed up for a program similar to the Biggest Loser called "Lifestyle Change". It is through my local gym, and runs for 12 weeks. They accept a max of 15 participants for the program, and it pairs us w/ a personal trainer, and then as a group we work with a dietician as well as a lifestyle coach to help us learn the tools needed to maintain the healthy lifestyle changes. I'm really looking forward to this! I've also bought myself a Fitbit tracker so that I can keep a better tally on my activity, as well as participating in the challenge they have on Sparkpeople.

Redesign - Since I've been on here 4 yrs now, I've gone through my page and redesigned it, streamlining some of my previous posts (recapping them yr by yr) so that the focus can now be on my current efforts & results.

Renew - I have a renewed motivation as my hubby & I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary at the end of next year (we were married on New Year's Eve). We are planning a trip back to the B&B that we were married at, which is up in the Colorado mountains. I'd like to be able to hike and be active on this trip, but I know at my current weight that would never happen. I'm also taking a year off from traveling to Florida to see my son (he'll be coming here a couple of times), and so I'd really like to be in better shape when I do return to Florida the next time.

So my goal is to work as hard as I can over the next year, hoping to reach my goal weight by my 10th anniversary. I'm looking forward to all of my Sparkbuddies support, encouragement and accountability to help me get to that goal... finally!!! I know I can do it, esp. w/ all of you behind me!!!
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  • JENNYD97
    I am in a bit of a rut myself and have been working on getting back on track. The first half of this year I was very optimistic, then the second half of the year just went down hill. This year I am starting over and hoping I can keep the optimism ALL year long emoticon

    emoticon Happy Anniversary!
    1904 days ago
    I need to Revamp, Redesign, and Renew my whole life. This year has not been good for me....had surgery, lost job, lost friends, had heartache and have gained a few pounds. I am unhappy with the way I look, especially when I see myself in pictures.
    I need support too.

    Good luck and happy anniversary!
    1927 days ago
    Thanks everyone... and Amanda, that is exactly why I am starting today - because I need to start undoing the damage NOW... not see how much more damage I can do in the next 25 days!

    Here's to fresh starts!!!
    1928 days ago
    1929 days ago
    It sounds like you've got it all figured out and I say that in the best possible way! What stood out for me is that you are starting immediately and not waiting until Jan. Congratulations. I believe you are going to do it!
    1929 days ago
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