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2013...Bring It On!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I wrote yesterday about the difficulties and successes of 2012. Today I am focusing on moving forward and planning for the year ahead. I need to continue with what works for me and drop the things that don't.

My overall goal is to lose 40 lbs this year. By doing this, I will accomplish two things I once never thought possible....(1) I would have lost 100 lbs total!.....(2) I will be in "ONEderland"....that hasn't happened since high school! These are both 'clubs' I would be honored to join and until I started SP I would have never thought I could do it. Now I have hope and determination that I will succeed!

My challenge is going to be how to lose it. Last year I lost 60 lbs in about 9 months, but have been stuck in a plateau since October. It's been really discouraging at times, but I'm determined to find my way out of this. From what I've read, I need to change-up my exercise routines. So I plan to try some new exercise DVD's and to join an exercise class. This will be my biggest challenge. I've always been too embarrassed to try this before...so sure that I would be the biggest person there and not be able to physically do any of the exercises. But I'm going to step outside of my comfort zone and give this a try. Like I said, I've learned determination:)

I've been good with tracking my food, but not always good about my food choices, so that is another area I will improve upon. I'm happy with my exercise minutes, so I just need to keep up the good work in that department:)

Lastly, another carry over from last year, is the goal to "be good to myself". I need to continue to learn not give in to emotional eating when life throws me a curve, and if I've learned anything from last year it's that life is full of curves!!

Here's to all of us meeting our goals and making 2013 our best year yet!!
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SWDESERTLOVER 1/3/2013 12:02PM

    Yay for you! You've done an awesome job of getting where you are and I know you'll reach your goals. Your determination is paying off and together we can do this in 2013!

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MPETERSON2311 1/3/2013 11:51AM

    Hope everything is going okay! Have a great Thursday!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/2/2013 9:02PM

    Happy New Year and keep up the good work! HUGS

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NORWOODGIRL 1/2/2013 9:00PM

    Super and straightforward ideas. You've got a great plan! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEGKORN 1/2/2013 12:20PM

    I love your realistic attitude. After losing my first 50 in 2011, and maintaining in 2012, it's time to lose my next 50 this year! As soon as I'm able to start exercising again, and doing my own grocery shopping, and actually being able to stand and prepare healthier meals, I'll going for it! Right now, I'm doing fine just maintaining, with the sedentary lifestyle my foot surgery has brought me.

I just have a strong feeling, 2013 is going to be OUR year for reaching our goals! Life is a blessing, and what we make of it is our choice! Let's go for it!

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PATSYB7 1/2/2013 5:56AM

    Great plan! Go for it! emoticon emoticon

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A_NEW_JAN 1/2/2013 5:22AM

    Stay positive & emoticon

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ALICIAT32 1/2/2013 12:58AM

    Good luck in the new year. Sounds like you've got it all mapped out. Stick to it!

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