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Same Old, Same Old

Sunday, December 30, 2012

How many times have we -- those of us who are trying to shed weight -- put losing those extra pounds on the top of our New Year's resolutions list? Well, I can't recall a time in my entire life when that one important item HAS NOT been on my list.

Last Christmas when I joined SparkPeople, I vowed that this was my catalyst, my savior, my motivation to "get 'er done!" once and for all! As I sit here creating this post, I know there are more challenges and accomplishments still ahead.

Well, I admit that this past year wasn't a total bust. I have lost a few pounds, started a wonderful walking routine, learned to make time to create home-cooked, lower-calorie meals, and motivated myself to do better in other areas of my life where family and my employment situation are concerned. That's a pretty good start in 2012!

Still, gravity can be cruel to we ladies over that half century milestone. When we don't see instant results, we tend to get discouraged. This year will be different. In 2013, in addition to the above accomplishments, I'll stick to doing what's right, what works, what brings me joy and fulfillment. After all, consistently is the key and moderation is KING!

And maybe this year I'll also bring along another companion to share this new life journey. Traveling the highway and byways of life is so much sweeter with companionship!

Spark on...
~ Lynn

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOCDIRECTOR 1/1/2013 10:26PM

    You all are so wonderfully motivating. Thanks for taking the time to post a comment here on my blog.

Yes, that's me, an official "Slowest Loser". 2013 will be different!

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SUNSET09 1/1/2013 9:42PM

  Happy 2013 New Year and you're on your way to a successful year already. One day and pound at a time, Sweet Jesus as it's a life style change. I'm a witness that Sparkspeople has helped me keep track and be accountable for my food intake and exercise journaling with success. Keep on, keeping on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDYINBC 12/31/2012 1:06AM

    Let's make 2013 a great year where we achieve our health and fitness goals.

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JANTWO 12/31/2012 12:31AM

    Keep it up and I like your companion!!!! emoticon

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LAURENXX19 12/30/2012 10:36PM

    Keep it up! I hope 2013 is even better than 2012!

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CHARISSA1969 12/30/2012 9:58PM

    Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the small changes and not stress over the big stuff.

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    Lynn~Keep it up! You are so right to see all those new habits with exercise and food choices as success. I'm with you....2013 is just full speed ahead to keep what's working going and keep tweaking things!

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LYNNJ1976 12/30/2012 9:56PM

    Sounds like 2012 was a great year for you! I hope 2013 is even better. emoticon

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