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Why wait until Jan 1st to START AGAIN?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Every year I say the same thing "This year I am going to reach my goals". Well 2012 was a year of ups and downs. The Most Important UP -- I lost 20 pounds this year!!

Today I woke up to the "NO POWER" alarm beeping. I took that as my sign to get up and get moving. Luckily it was only out for about an hour since it was only 25 degrees outside & snowing. Since I got up early and had no power, I didn't sit around this Saturday morning watching the news and sipping coffee. I made a big pot of healthy veggie soup (a gas stove is a plus during a power outage), cut up raw veggies to make a big salad to eat from for the next few days and stashed away some carrot & celery sticks for snacking at work. I am even motivated to walk on my treadmill but before I do that it looks as if I better tend to the snow in my driveway.

It is usually January 1 when I tell myself to get it together and make this year the one to reach my goal weight. I think today I had that talk with myself a few days before the new year starts! I would love to be at a healthy weight & BMI, but if I can lose another 20 in 2013 I'll be happy with that too.

I wish you all a healthy & happy 2013. Reach for your goals. Some can lose weight quickly and can stick to the plan. Some lose weight slowly because they have bumps and curves in their path. The important thing is - don't give up on yourself. Hugs to all of you for helping me in 2012! I'll be looking for your support in 2013 and I hope I can give some encouragement to anyone who needs a helping hand.
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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/30/2012 10:50AM

    If this weekend is any indication, Dee, we are in for a lot of snow this winter! If we vow to lose more pounds than there are numbers of times the plow has to clean out the driveways, we'll be skinny Minnies by Summer! lol OK, seriously: losing the twenty in 2012 was/is fantastic! I love your approach, your positive attitude. May you this year lose at least what you lost in 2012.
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DIET_FRIEND 12/29/2012 1:58PM

    I agree that the most important thing is to NOT give up! I also agree that you don't need to wait until the first of the year, month, week or even the next day. The time to begin your health and fitness journey is right away!

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JACKIE542 12/29/2012 1:33PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss, great positives. Have a great New Year. emoticon

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ICHOOSETHIN 12/29/2012 1:29PM

    Amen! Why wait?! I, like you, am going to have a healthy December 29th. :-)

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MISTY4U 12/29/2012 11:43AM

    What a wonderful upbeat attitude you have. You didn't let the fact that you had no power keep you from your goal of eating healthy and exercising. Way to go emoticon

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ARUN4ONE 12/29/2012 11:15AM

    Thank you! Great advice. I am so happy you are so motivated to do good things, healthy things for you. I hear you about the snow! We've got about four inches to plow through over here on top of the seven we got a couple of days ago! Hello winter :D Have a wonderful day. emoticon

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