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NEW Year!


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2012 was not the best year for me as far as my weight, nutrition, exercise... all of the healthy stuff that helped me make a new me. I regained 20 pounds - had to buy new pants (sigh) and pants and shirts are very snug again.

I let my good habits go, slip, fall, drop... I became inconsistent (I just re-read my 8/2012 blog.. yup inconsistently interested...). Downright Lazy. Why? I don't know. Bored? Tired? Burned out? My husband says he thinks I go too hard and then overwhelm myself and then quit. Maybe. I know I am becoming again the person I didn't like. I don't like her, she is mean to herself, she is hard on herself, and not supportive. She doesn't say encouraging things to herself like she would say to you.

I want the be the other me... The one that felt good about myself and going about my day. I want to feel good about what I do each day, my clothes that I wear and my health. I want 2013 to be different and better but only I can do that. So, starting today, I am reengaging in Spark People, I joined a challenge, and I'm going to nag my husband to nag me. (He will love that!) I know I'm not alone, there are quite a few status updates that sound like mine... which means we have lots of support. I just need to stay connected.

So, for today my goals are:
track my food - even if it's over for the day
Drink water - 8 cups
NO candy - nope none.
One Challenge Video

See you all tomorrow!
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NEWFLABULESS 1/16/2013 4:24PM

    Wonderful goals and I like the way you reflect on what you did and what needs to be done. You will be successful because you know how and have done this before.

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MOBEANZ 1/12/2013 7:51AM

    All it took for me was a little nudge by a friend too. We are all in this together!

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COXBETH 1/9/2013 3:51PM

    Love those thoughts - I'm the same way. I want to be happy and healthy and this time around, I think I've finally figured out that I have to work as consistently at being "happy" as I do at being "healthy." Recognizing that I have to work to learn to be happy and positive has taken a huge weight (ha!) off my shoulders... I no longer expect that to come easily and I know that I've been feeding my psyche the equivalent of junk food for years. Now I've got to learn how to be positive and happy, the same way I had to learn to put down the chicken fried steak and gravy and pick up a nice salad.

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HAKAPES 1/6/2013 6:20AM

    Welcome other you! All 2013 is ahead of us, so much room to make a difference! :-)
I love your fist goal, I have the same! And it helps!

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LILLYPILLY24 1/4/2013 3:46PM

    Good goals for the day. Next day? The same. Rinse and repeat. We can do this. We HAVE done this. We are doing it again.

I hear you on the clothes. I got rid of my too-bigs...and refuse to buy again. I just have to lose this weight so I can be comfortable again!

How has today been?

Go Shaunie!

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KTTAYLOR21 1/2/2013 10:13PM

    I can totally relate to this blog. I lost 9 lbs over the summer and could wear clothes that I had been in my closet for years, never worn. Today I have back 10 lbs and I feel like I'm back to where I was last year at this time. It's like a never ending journey.

This year I am determined!!! I had a very successful day today. Tomorrow is a new day, let's see how it goes.

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LOVEISBRUIN 1/2/2013 3:41PM

    I know exactly what you're saying! My 2012 was much the same. Wanted to do everything right, but I never found the motivation. Now nothing fits, but I'm ready for the new year!

I love how you said "I want to feel good about what I do each day, my clothes that I wear and my health." That is exactly how I feel.

Thanks for putting it into words for me! Good luck with your journey!

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JAMBABY0 1/2/2013 3:30PM

    good goals take it one day at a time

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PJ2222 1/2/2013 3:28PM

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