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Four years, today!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Not even a full day into the new year and I already made a really awesome healthy choice! Instead of having a dinner of chips and guacamole (which I thought I really wanted), I threw together a salad using some shrimp and black beans that needed to be used up. Yay! My mom came up this afternoon for pork and sauerkraut, and I *know* I ate more than I should have at lunch. I made some awesome mashed potatoes and some really good buttermilk cornbread. But instead of throwing away the whole day by eating chips for dinner, I made myself something better. I won't even feel bad about eating a piece of shoo-fly pie for a sweet a little later!

My gym was closed today, but I went for two little walks anyway. I guess I'm a little superstitious - what you do today, you do for the rest of the year. So I got off my rear and went around our neighborhood loop (it's about 1/2 a mile). My thought was that if I made excuses as to why I couldn't go for a walk, I'd be making excuses all year. My mom and I went for a little walk after lunch too.

Good things about today:
- I'm on track to drink all my water
- I wrote down all the food I ate
- Went for two little walks
- Made a salad instead of chips and dip for dinner
- Came up with some resolutions.
- It's my four-year Sparkaversary today!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOPAPGH 1/4/2013 11:04AM

    Congrats on 4 years! Hope you have a focused, productive and injury free 2013 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELER 1/2/2013 8:36AM

    emoticon You're off to a great start! Can't wait to see you at The Flying Pig--we're going to have a great time. And I'll bet that you love the HM distance.

Happy emoticon !!!

Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 8:38:39 AM

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CFMOSS 1/2/2013 6:33AM

    Good choices for a new year and I agree 4 full years -wow. Here's to more healthy living, more healthy choices and a good year.

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NIELSENSLADY 1/2/2013 2:21AM

    Happy New Year! Happy 4 year!

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IMPROVINGME 1/1/2013 8:55PM

    Congratulations on your 4-year SparkVersary!

Reading your blog made me remember that today is my 3-year SparkVersary.

Looks like you're off to a good start for the new year. Keep that momentum going!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/1/2013 8:11PM

    Happy emoticon ! I think I joined about 7 years ago, but didn't really start using the site much when I first joined. Good job already making healthy choices.

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/1/2013 7:17PM


emoticon Happy New Year!!


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ERICADAWN1986 1/1/2013 6:44PM

    Happy Sparkversary! Four years and it's still about daily choices, each meal and each workout opportunity. It's so encouraging to read that it's possible to maintain the spark plan as a lifestyle. Congrats and have a great new year!

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MCJULIEO 1/1/2013 6:29PM

    Happy Sparkversary!

(You have made an awesome start to the year!)

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AMANDAROX 1/1/2013 6:25PM

    Well done!! Better to focus on what you did right! Happy Anniversary!!

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EATNBOOGERS 1/1/2013 6:21PM

    Congrats! My 4 year is coming up--the 4th I think? I made good choices, too. Looking forward to another great year!

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