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A Year in Review: Looking Back on 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Looking back on 2012, now that the year is almost over, I can honestly say that this has been the year that I really came into my own as a person who feels empowered and in control of my health and weight management.

I started off the year about 20 pounds heavier than where I am now, lost the last bit of my weight and reached my initial goal in March. I spent the next few months settling into maintenance and have been within range since then. In addition to reaching my personal health and weight-related goals, I've also become more active on the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team, including becoming a leader this past summer, here on SparkPeople and have worked to raise awareness for people who are at or near goal so we have the motivation and support that's needed to reach and stay at goal.

After many years of yo-yo dieting, I finally feel like I'm in a good stable place and am confident that I've developed the skills to keep this up permanently. As the year comes to a close, I'd like to thank everyone who's offered their support and encouragement along the way, especially my personal buddies MANDELOVICH, PRESBESS and MARIA_VIGS, as well as my maintenance mentor 4A-HEALTHY-BMI. You've helped me more than you'll ever know!

I'm looking forward to another wonderful, successful year and hope that all of my SparkFriends will stay active in 2013. Let's make this the best year ever!

Christmas 2011 (165 pounds):


Initial Goal - March 2012 (158 pounds):


Christmas 2012 (146 pounds):

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GEMINIGEM6 12/29/2012 9:29PM

    Congrats! You look beautiful!

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JERSEYGIRL24 12/21/2012 4:04PM

    Seems like you really had a banner year!!! Thanks for all the work you did for the Spirited Underdogs while you were part of the team. emoticon emoticon

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JELLEN726 12/21/2012 9:37AM

    You look great! way to go on going above and beyond. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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KATHIC2 12/20/2012 9:24AM

  Wonderful success! You are so balanced!

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BOOKWORM27S 12/20/2012 9:13AM

    Congrats! You're looking great!

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NUOVAELLE 12/20/2012 2:20AM

    Congratulations on such a successful year! You are an inspiration and I'm really glad I have met you here on SP and the maintenance team. You're all doing a great job and I'm really grateful.
My best wishes for many more successful years to come!
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MYRTROSE 12/19/2012 9:16PM

    To me, this is way more success than taking off the weight. Great job and keep up all your hard work in 2013!

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WATERMELLEN 12/19/2012 8:48PM

    You've had a hugely successful year . . . love the pictures! And AGAM:TM is so grateful to you for the leaadership role you've taken on!!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/19/2012 8:08PM

    Hooray! Congrats on such a great year full of success and happiness! :) May 2013 bring you continued successes in whatever you decide to achieve!

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OKIE30 12/19/2012 4:19PM

    You had a great and successful year, on so many levels! Here's to many more. See u next year!

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ROOSTER72 12/19/2012 3:06PM

    You are a powerhouse - a real support to many.
Congratulations on a successful year!

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LEB0401 12/19/2012 2:33PM

    Thank you for all you do with AGM+TM team. That invaluable resource is exists because of active members and leaders like YOU! I'm in my 4th month of maintanence, and I would be lost without that wonderful team.

Congrats on your successful year!!

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MARIA_VIGS 12/19/2012 2:21PM

    Soooo happy for you! You look awesome and I bet you feel even better!
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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/19/2012 12:59PM

    fantastico!! I love that you are maintaining and you are such an inspiration!!

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MARTY728 12/19/2012 12:53PM

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/19/2012 12:52PM

    Right back atcha, chica.

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POOKASLUAGH 12/19/2012 12:07PM

    I'm really hoping your story of 2012 will be mine of 2013! :) Thank you for showing it's possible!

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HANSBRINK 12/19/2012 12:05PM

  Thanks for your efforts on the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team. In one of your blogs you commented that it took the same dedication for maintenance as it does for weight loss. For me, that was an aha moment.

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DALID414 12/19/2012 12:03PM

    Its already on my appointment book to Keep Sparking in 2013 (blogged a pix of it yesterday).

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GINGERHAWK 12/19/2012 11:52AM

    Nice job - it's great seeing your progress from last year...totally impressiving and inspiring!

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/19/2012 11:19AM

    You are such an inspiration and a true blessing to so many of us on SP. Thanks for all your insights, encouragement and wisdom. I hope you have the loveliest of holidays!

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ONMYMEDS 12/19/2012 9:16AM

    Great job!!

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KANOE10 12/19/2012 9:14AM

    You are a great leader and a great source of inspiration. You have helped maintainers get support and recognition. You are doing a wonderful job of maintaining your weight loss. It has been a good year for you and next year will be even better! emoticon

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CINDYSDAY 12/19/2012 9:04AM

    You look awesome! emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 12/19/2012 9:01AM

    Great blog!! You look great!
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SWEDE_SU 12/19/2012 8:40AM

    emoticon you are an inspiration to us all!

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FITFOODIE806 12/19/2012 8:00AM

    Love it!! Spark has been such a meaningful place for me for so long and now it's even better with you and the maintenance team. Thank YOU! I hope 3013 brings you even more confidence and joy.

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YESCURLYCAN 12/19/2012 7:57AM

  You have had a great year and wishing you continued maintenance in the New Year! emoticon emoticon

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