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What happened in 2012? What will happen in 2013?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It's already 2013! Where did 2012 go? Good thing I have some memories from 2012 I'd like to share!

In January of 2012, I became a Spark Member! I didn't take it serious until April of 2012 though. No idea why, maybe just because I was full of excuses! Or I procrastinated about exercising, or maybe I didn't think I had an issue!? Well, my wake up call came when I couldn't sleep at night without two or more pillows under my head because I couldn't breathe right or because I had acid reflux so bad. I opened my eyes to who I had become and I didn't like how I felt, how I looked, or how unhealthy my life was. Eating out everyday, not exercising, sitting around, etc...NOT GOOD!

April 9th, 2012~ I started exercising and I liked it! It seemed hard at first, but it got somewhat easier as I went! By July of 2012, I lost a total of 64 pounds! WoW! That felt awesome!

August 2012~ I lost my focus. I was in college, getting ready to graduate and ready to take all of the Paramedic testing I needed to. In came cramming and stress, out went nutrition and exercise!

September 2012~ Started working as a Paramedic! Yep, I passed all of my tests and I made it! The only thing missing? My focus on my weight! With a new job comes a new routine. At work, I would go out to eat with the coworkers everyday I worked, I ate junk food just because it was there, and the outcome wasn't so great!

November 2012~ About halfway through the month, I got my focus back! It was a random moment that I figured out how I could get a routine of working and exercising in everyday! So I hopped to it! I realized that I had gained back 24 pounds or so! I quit eating out and started packing my own lunches. When I got home from work, I started doing 30-90 minutes of workouts.

December 2012~ I still had my exercise and tracking food streak going strong. Until I noticed that I wasn't losing only 3 pounds that would fluctuate every week! I figured it was just my thyroid and I kept exercising. December 10th, I got hurt at work. I rolled my ankle as I was walking into a ditch toward a car that was in the ditch. This held me up until December 26th. I started working out slowly, making sure my ankle was okay. Once it felt good, I kept exercising, more and more minutes of working out a day/night!

How did 2012 go? It had it's ups and downs, but all in all, I lost a total of 45 pounds!

What will happen in 2013? My goals will be the same as they were in 2012. Goal weight is 210. I will try to keep my focus, keep exercising, keep packing lunches, and keep moving forward! No looking back, no getting disappointed! Just keep moving!

No matter how last year went or this year will go, I am 45 pounds lighter and I am on a mission! I am going to be healthy and strong no matter what!
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  • PICKYNICKI
    YOU ROCK! emoticon
    1333 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Great job on the 45 pound loss in 2012!!! Loved reading your synopsis of the year! Looking forward to hearing of your 2013 success!
    1360 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    emoticon emoticon on losing 45 pounds! Good for you for getting back on the exercise wagon and food tracking. 2012 may have had it's ups and downs but you still came out on top and I know that you will in 2013 as well. Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon
    1362 days ago
  • CTMOM2KIDS
    You know what? You had an amazingly successful year!!! You have lost 45 pounds, graduated, passed the EMT exams and got a new job! Wow!! Good for you, my friend! With the focus and determination you have there's no doubt you will be even more successful in 2013. Keep up the great work!

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    1362 days ago
  • MACMOM57
    Thats awesome. You are doing great. Keep working hard. Lets rock the last 7 weeks of challenge. You can do it. Maybe your thyroid meds need to be adjusted. I think when you lose weight you need to adjust the meds. Not that I have lost any to have mine adjusted.
    1363 days ago
  • BLUEFISH1881
    You have such realistic goals. I hope 2012 turns out to be a great for you.
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    1363 days ago
  • AMYBELLES
    It sure is amazing all that can happen in a year! You had great successes in 2012, as well as a few setbacks, but all in all, you came out on top and you will continue to improve and get stronger throughout 2013! Congrats on your 45 pound weight loss and your admirable paramedic job! I love your attitude and hope to be on a team with you in future BSG challenges, so I can get to know you better!
    1363 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    Way to go you can do this
    1363 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    You certainly made progress in 2012, physically as well as mentally. I think the mental aspect of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle are often the most important part of our journey. I know I struggle with staying positive and committed to myself on a daily basis.
    Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will. Take 2013 one day at a time and do your very best every day.
    Sheila
    1363 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYGRACE
    emoticon Just think of all you are going to do in 2013!! It's going to be emoticon !!
    1363 days ago
  • GINA180847
    You did so well in 2012 that I am sure 2013 will be awesome too.
    1363 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon You did a really good job and I wish you success in 2013. You have a great attitude! emoticon
    1363 days ago
  • JAMARIGOLD
    Congratulations on your 45 pound loss and your tenacity! Good for you in never giving up! I know you'll reach your goal in 2013. You've got the attitude to succeed. Awesome! Thanks for your work as a paramedic and thanks for sharing your journey!
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    1364 days ago
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