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    DANILYNNG   46,713
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2012 in review, with pictures and numbers. Hey, I did math!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I'd like to show you where 2012 started:



It was January 1st, so it was mandatory for me to "Begin Anew". But honestly, I wasn't really feeling it. According to Spark, I got in a whole 181 fitness minutes for the month, and that was mostly in the first half, so, yeah... Not a spectacular start. I was still in the grips of my "Woe is me" phase. I had developed plantar fascaiitis in spring of 2011, so I spent quite a few months feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't do what I wanted to do. Gaining weight is what happens in that phase. Absolutely NOTHING happened in February.

On March 12th, I woke up. I wasn't happy with my weight, I wasn't happy with how I looked, I wasn't happy with how I felt, and I clearly had to do SOMETHING. That's when I got an email from Weight Watchers. I'd been a WW member back in FL, some 4.5 yrs before, and getting WW emails was something I was used to. But to decide that I had to do something and get an email offering free registration and reduced rates for 3 months not even 5 minutes later? Yep. I signed up for WW right then and there, looked up meetings in my area, and went to my first meeting the next morning, Tues, March 13th. I bought inserts for my newly bought sneakers and started walking. I didn't look back.

Here's June of 2012:



I started Couch to 5K, and alternated walking days with running days. With the inserts, my feet didn't hurt nearly as much as they had, so I kept it going. I signed up for a couple of 5K's, which got me here in July:



I re-joined Gold's Gym in October and rediscovered the joy of Zumba. I let the running slide, but I was still active and I was ok with that. Which brings us to the end of 2012. This is what I saw in December:



It's not where I had thought I'd be when I started in March, but I can live with it. It means reaching goal weight later than I'd planned, but so what? I'll get there, and that's all that matters. I'm feeling pretty gosh-darned good about myself right now. Now, for the math I promised you!

In 2012, I did over 225 workouts, that came out to about 11,366 minutes, or approximately 189 hours. April was my best month, with 39 workouts totaling 1778 minutes. Straight up average? That would be 947 minutes per month, 18 workouts. But as I said earlier, January and February were losses, so taking them out makes for better, more realistic numbers: 22 workouts per month, for about 1136 minutes.

Not bad, right? But hold on... you ain't seen nothing yet, dearest Spark buddies. Just wait for the 2013 numbers to come in!!


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THISTIMEMYWAY 2/28/2013 12:57PM

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LTURSS 1/14/2013 4:01PM

    Way to go! So inspiring to see that it's totally attainable to lose the weight, even when your body can get in the way sometimes. Great work & keep going!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/13/2013 9:17PM

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POPSY190 1/13/2013 5:38PM

    Great blog, so inspiring, and so sensible. No miracles, just hard work and determination!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/13/2013 5:07PM

    Congratulations! You look amazing! Good luck with 2013 and the new challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 1/13/2013 4:26PM

    Wonderful 2012 for you and 2013 will even be better ! WTG emoticon what an inspiration you are

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TEQPEACH 1/13/2013 4:12PM

    Woo hoo. Just the kick in the rear I needed. Thank you!

Terri

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LYNCHD05 1/13/2013 3:10PM

    How smart of you to take photos of the scale. I think that would be very encouraging.
Well done!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/13/2013 3:02PM

    emoticon Congratulations on all your successes in 2012! Fantastic job!
Love your blog. I am coming up to my 1 year anniversary with spark and might just steal some of your ideas for a celebration blog. I like the pictures you included to support the words.
All the best as you journey towards your goal.
Your looking strong and healthy.
Maria

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NEWTINK 1/13/2013 10:26AM

    Those are wonderful numbers for a wonderful friend .. As you know i have severe foot issues and know a thing or two about how to relieve the pain and keep certain pains away . In your local Walmart there should be a Dr. Scholls foot analyzer go in an take your shoes off and take that test it is free. I have inserts for my shoes that run in cost from 9 dollars to 600 dollars .. but by far the best is the pair that I got when that machine suggested . The inserts will be cost around 50 dollars from it but it will make your shoes and exercise so much better ... You keep up the awesomeness ... I am so very proud of you emoticon emoticon

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SEABREEZE64 1/13/2013 9:52AM

    Congratulations!

You have done so fantastic!!! Keep up the healthy work!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 1/13/2013 9:00AM

    WOW!!! If that doesn't give you inspiration, what will? I will keep your blog in mind as we are beginning a new year, and maybe, just maybe, I can share a blog with you all, next year. Keep going!

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1BEACHWALKER 1/7/2013 5:27PM

    Fantastic! You are looking great!! One of my favorite quotes front and center on my page is:

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." Walter Elliott

Have you tried a coke bottle filled with water, put in freezer and roll under your foot! Just in case you develop any foot problems in the future! It does wonders!
Doing great! Keep it up! You will get there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/5/2013 7:02PM

    Wonderful!!

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C8TSON 1/3/2013 9:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I think you are doing a wonderful job girl!

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MENHALLS 1/3/2013 8:04AM

    What a great post! Way to go!

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JENN42076 1/3/2013 2:57AM

    That is Awesome I love the idea of the pictures of the scale emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/2/2013 11:18PM

    Party, Party! You have one terrifically fabulous year. I pray that you love yourself enough to stay the healthy lifestyle in 2013. Happy New Year! Hug, hug -- Evelyn
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CHERRY666 1/2/2013 6:35PM

    Congratulations!

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Inspirational! You look FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing your journey!!!

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VINOTEA 1/2/2013 1:28AM

    emoticon Go Dani!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/1/2013 11:11PM

    You are my hero!!!

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ANDYINBC 1/1/2013 9:11PM

    Absolutely fantastic!

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AGRLNKY 1/1/2013 8:53PM

    WOW! What a great year!

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ITSMATT 1/1/2013 7:46PM

    Very good.

Congrats!

Make it a great day!
Matt

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ERICADAWN1986 1/1/2013 6:52PM

    Awesome!!! Congrats on your 2012 progress!

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GOPINTOS 1/1/2013 6:26PM

    Fabulous!!

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AHTRAP 1/1/2013 6:15PM

    Down 30 a year ain't nothin' to sneeze at. Here's to finishing off your trek to your goal, and on to the maintenance game!

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CIPHER1971 1/1/2013 5:32PM

    emoticon Way to go

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/1/2013 5:31PM

    FANTASTIC!!!!
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