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2012 in Review

Monday, December 31, 2012

Okay I promised a year end blog. I am not making any resolutions I am just going to continue on the way I have been in the past.

In 2012 I managed to:

-Maintain my weight between 110-120 pounds.
-Be more open about my feelings and discuss them rather than wallow in them.
-Start a new education for what I hope will be a better career path for me and in turn my family. emoticon emoticon
-Run a 10K competitive race with my youngest child. emoticon
-Encouraged my older child to run the same race with me in 2013. emoticon
-Accept my body the way it is and try to celebrate it.
-(related to above) I got my belly pierced and was excited when I got new jewelry for it for Christmas.
-Go for a weekly walk with my older child. emoticon


Reflecting on the past year, I have come to realize that your attitude is what it is all about. If you talk negatively to yourself eventually you believe that the negatives are all that you are. I started 2012 with a rather poor attitude and it showed. I didn't care about how I looked or what I wore. I simply donned my uniform for work and that was the best I really looked. Then I realized that the only person who could change my way of thinking was ME.

To change my thinking and remind myself how far I had come from a fitness stand point I did the craziest thing I could think of, I got my belly pieced. It was somehow liberating and now I don't want to back slide for fear of messing up the piercing site. I know it isn't for everyone but now I have something that I think is cute and sexy and no one but me has to know about it. I am not wandering around in tiny little half-tops to show it off. I mean come on at 40 I don't think that is the fashion statement I want to make.

For 2013 my only goals are to finish school and get a second job so that I can pay off the credit cards we have and maybe save enough to replace my poor stove, which still works but it is getting hard to find replacement parts for.

I want to wish all my Spark Friends a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year emoticon emoticon emoticon . Take care and when next we meet it shall be a fresh start with a new calender. emoticon
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CASUSK 1/2/2013 2:11PM

    Wow! It sounds like you had a very successful year and are well on your way to yet another.

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MKPRINCESS007 1/2/2013 8:30AM

    Wonderful! You have accomplished so much..............and taken steps to love and care for yourself. That is success times a million. You have so much to be proud of, and you have included your kids in your fitness plan which is a win-win for everyone!

Keep up the great work for 2013!!

Karen

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PRUPLEBEAR 1/2/2013 5:48AM

    awesome! Sounds like you are going to have a great year!

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/2/2013 1:13AM

    I sort of envy that belly piercing, not something I would do but I think it was a very good idea to make some change that keeps reminding you to focus. I am happy to be a spark friend of yours because I am so curious where this project of studying will take you.

A happy 2013!

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/31/2012 4:05PM

    Nice way to close out this year and open up the next. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/31/2012 3:15PM

    Sounds like some good planning, now go for it!

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