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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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    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.
    1887 days ago
    All it took for me was a little nudge by a friend too. We are all in this together!
    1891 days ago
    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.
    1894 days ago
    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!
    1897 days ago
    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!
    1899 days ago
    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.
    1901 days ago
    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!
    1901 days ago
    good goals take it one day at a time
    1901 days ago
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