Saturday, December 29, 2012
I hope that every year-in-review will begin for me with the same words: never could I have anticipated where this year would take me, but I am so grateful for where I've ended up.
In a year, I've lost (and sustained a loss of) a net 12 pounds. (I haven't done my final weigh-in, but it won't be much more than that if there's a change.)
In a year, I've lost a net 7 inches from the few measurements I track. I've lost two and a half clothing sizes.
I don't have any posts from last December, but last November I said: "whatever you like, whatever you want to be good at, just practice." That's all I've been doing for the last 7 months - practicing being a better and better me.
I love my new fitness level, I love how much energy have, and I love being able to see the improvements in my body every week. But most of all I love what has happened to my life: the daily friction is absolutely gone, and there is very little I can think of that I would like to improve about my life. 99% of the time I'm living every bit of the life I always imagined.
I wake up well-rested and wear whatever I want without a battle in the closet or second-guessing my choices. (It always makes me happy to put on clothes that used to strain and are now a size or two too big!)
I always have something healthy and tasty to bring to the office for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, whether I prepared for the week or throw it together ad hoc.
I'm taking the dance and fitness classes that I want, when I want to take them, without worrying about the cost, the outcome, or anyone else's opinion.
I have the best group of friends I've ever had.
All of those outcomes go back to my weight loss successes so far - I've found my self-confidence and learned how to take care of myself well. Thank you to all my sparkfriends for supporting me so far - I wish you all the best for 2013!!