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A New Year, A New Attitude

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The holidays have come an gone for another year. I have one more pair of slippers to knit and then I will start crocheting my annual flock of jellybean ducks for Easter.

Christmas was a quiet affair. My husband went to his parents house for their Christmas Eve celebration while I stayed here watching holiday movies with my parents. Next year he wants to go to Michigan for Christmas. That would be nice. Christmas just isn't Christmas without the candlelight service at my home church on Christmas Eve. I told him I want to move back to Michigan and I guess that's his compromise.

Anyway, I reached my goal of 12,000 fitness minutes for 2012. Not too bad since I didn't join SparkPeople until the last week of April. I won't meet the weight goal set for me back then, but that's ok. I still made a lot of changes and improvements. Right now I need to work on focusing on what I have instead of what I want. I need to find happiness where I am instead of holding out for things to be different. I have so much, food, shelter, a steady job, a husband, two great cats, and a healthier body. Yes, I want a house instead of an apartment, to lose weight, and a baby. There is no reason I won't get those things. It may take time and be harder than I like, but they are attainable. I just need to find happiness in what I have today while working for tomorrow. It's so easy to focus on what you don't have that you forget to enjoy life. That is my goal. To take time to find happiness in everyday. It used to be natural for me, but somewhere along the way I lost it. Time to find it again.

Happy New Year! Here's to new beginnings.
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  • LYNNA1968
    wonderful outlook & I hope you get it all this year emoticon emoticon
    1666 days ago
    Way to go on the fitness minutes!

    I crochet also; I would love to see your jellybean ducks when you get them made.
    1666 days ago
  • MAGA99

    1666 days ago
    I'm so glad your Christmas was quiet and not full of stress, as I know you were very worried about it. Sounds like you made some decisions about your husband's family visiting you, and hopefully it gave you much less stress (it seems like it from this post).

    Good work hitting your fitness goal! YOu really pushed it at the end, but you got it done. The accomplishments you've made off the scale really can be much more important than an annoying little number.

    Celebrating what you have and what you've accomplished is a good plan. When we spend all our time looking at what's yet to come and what we want, we can easily forget all we have behind us that we've accomplished and moved beyond. You definitely have some great things to be thankful for, and some great accomplishments you should acknowledge, so I hope you can find your way back to the person who finds the happiness in every day. You deserve all the great you can find.
    1666 days ago
    emoticon emoticon
    1666 days ago
    Wow, we are in the same boat! I live in an apartment with hubby and two cats, and I want to move into a house and have a baby. But, like you said, these things will take time. In the short term I want to work on making myself healthier! Best of luck in 2013!
    1666 days ago
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