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A New Year and a Fresh Start

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

To be honest, I haven't had much success with New Year's Resolutions. Of course, I am sure that can be attributed to my lack of a clear plan to accomplish those goals and my all-or-nothing attitude. I do believe I have made progress on both points since the last time I attempted New Year's Resolutions. So, I am thinking I am ready to give resolutions another go.

As I look back on 2012, I didn’t make much progress on weight loss. At best, you could say I was in a holding pattern for the most part, that is, until December, when I totally chose to disregard everything I had learned about healthy eating. Something about “It’s the holidays” just kept ringing in my ears… emoticon emoticon

I am done slip-sliding through this journey, and i am resolved to put forth a better effort. My resolution this year is to be a healthier me.

I will start each morning anew and recommit to sticking to my healthy life-style plan one day at a time, day after day. I will strive for progress, not perfection. This is not a short term fix; it’s a way of life.

I will plan each meal, I will drink water like it is my job, and I will take every opportunity to move more.

I will end each day planning for the next, acknowledging what I did right, and reminding myself how far I have come.

When I take a step backward, I will own it and learn from it, keeping in mind this quote from Dr. Oz: "It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses."

I can do this!

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    1388 days ago
    I am in much the same place, I must admit. That is, recent failures, but also readiness to settle into a better lifestyle.

    emoticon Happy new year!
    1388 days ago
    I love Dr. Oz!

    1388 days ago
    Fresh start and ready to journey on! You have a great plan.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm cheering for you!
    1388 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    Yes, you can. It's not always easy, but it is always doable.

    1388 days ago
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