last day reflections
Monday, December 31, 2012
2012 is done for all practical purposes...i lost more weight (even though i gained some back); ran at least 5
s, and a
; traveled over 700 miles running, walking or
, hiked, forever left the obese category, shopped "normal" size stores all year (which hasn't happened since the mid 80s); felt better than i have in decades; became nearly unrecognizable to those who haven't seen me for a couple of years; i'm continuing to transform how i think about myself; i battled under eating as much as overeating; i've barely been sick at all (WOO stinkin' HOOO!!!).....just to list a few things.
it's been quite a year. i still have lots to learn, and i will continue to work on shedding pounds and gaining health and strength. i may not reach my original goal of 140, but i'm actually ok with that, because it isn't a reasonable goal for me. i don't have a set "thing" that tells me "i've arrived," but i never will....this journey will last me the rest of my life, and it will need to continually be adapted as my body ages. it's all good!
i appreciate being able to say i had a healthy year. when i was young, i had what looked like healthy years, but it was just because my body was strong and able to handle my abuses...what i have now is hard-earned, and i'm celebrating what i've accomplished--even if it's not my picture-perfect fantasy.
for the next year, i'll keep working to get stronger and healthier, rid myself of more excess baggage--poundage and stinkin' thinkin', and accomplish more "i never thought i could" things.
happy new year!