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Gearing up for a Healthy New Year

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I realize that I have not been consistent with my blogging so that will be a priority in the new year. I have never stopped pushing toward my goals. I didn't reach all of my goals in October but I stayed consistent with my workouts. The last few weeks I have started going back to my TOPS support meeting and eating better and it is really starting to pay off. I have to seek outside support because my kids are super active and skinny and their diet is pretty good. They don't get hung up on the sweets like I do and that is a blessing. I plan to set a better example so that they don't develop bad habits in the future. As far as the hubby, he doesn't see the need to change his eating habits or engage in physical activity. It makes it lonely and hard when I fall back into old habits and there is no one there physically to offer encouragement. This journey has to be about me because no one can do this for me. I know that I can reach my goals and having a place like Spark means so much.

The last few months have been very stressful and I reverted back to emotional eating habits. I have often heard that you cannot out train bad eating habits and I know that to be true. I am actually up about 2 lbs since my post in October but I am determined to get them off in January!! To help me I have cleaned out the cupboard and only allow my treats if I am out and it is a single serving.

I have joined a couple of challenges to help me with accountability and motivation. The Biggest Loser Challenges here on Spark seem to be very popular and I am always amazed at how the challengers remain supportive of one another even after the challenge is over.

The other challenge is on my Peak 313:Healthy Living God's Way. I love this team and the challenge is open to anyone so feel free to check it out:

I love this team because it merges my two loves the Word of God and Healthy Living. As I continue on my journey I realize that not only am I shedding physical weight but emotional baggage as well. It seems that every 10 - 20 pounds that I lose, I can look back and see something or some way that the Lord has helped me to reach a place of healing and restoration.

I am looking forward to 2013. I pray that it will be a year that I grow in wisdom and knowledge concerning my health journey and just life in general. My mind is being renewed as I learn to depend upon the Lord for help and not let the little things deter me from reaching my goals.

Hopefully I will be able to post my goals in a few days. I am still meditating on what it is that I want to accomplish in the New Year.

Happy New Year to all of my Spark Friends. Your support has been invaluable . THANK YOU emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEMON2012 1/1/2013 8:51PM

    You got this! Keep going! You'll get those 2lbs & more off this month! Stay encouraged and"just keep swimming"!!! emoticon

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FEELINGFITERIN 12/31/2012 10:20PM

    We're here for you! Don't forget that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/31/2012 12:51AM

    I am doing the Peak313 Challenge as well! Great that you're combining two aspects of health and wholeness! I am working toward the same. You can do this! Glad we are united in this journey together! emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/30/2012 7:15PM

    Way to look forward and keep pushing toward your goals. You got this. emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 12/30/2012 4:58PM

    Congratulations on your accomplishments so far, you sound pretty motivated and I know you will reach your goal. All the best.

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