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2013 A stellar year

Sunday, January 06, 2013

If itís in writing, itís real! I donít typically read my horoscope, but Yahoo had them posted last week and I read mine. It has been my experience that in many situations, if you believe something, you can make it happen. My horoscope started with: "2013 is nothing short of stellar for you, Pisces. By summer, you're ready for the grand water-trine influence as Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune all flow together in Water signs to make magic." --- I donít actually know what the influences of the planets mean, but I gather by summer, good things will happen. That fits perfectly with my timeline to get myself back to a healthy and active life -just in time for summer.

I found SP in 2009 and had great success over the first year, losing about 50lbs. by tracking my food and fitness. Like many others who have had success with WL, I thought I had it all figured out and did not need to keep tracking. I was aware that I was slowly gaining weight, but was not too concerned Ė I assumed I would be able to get back on track before things got too out of control. About half of the clothes that I bagged up to give away because they were too big, were still in the basement. Periodically, I would dive into those bags to find the next larger size. I wish the first time I did it had been the warning sign I needed. The warning sign came in December, when I had pulled out the biggest clothes and they were not fitting. I was pretty much back to where I started.

Iím back on SP to lose it again. Iím exercising again, and tracking my food. My endurance is not what it was; Iím slowing building my workouts. My eating habits were so crappy through the second half of 2012 Iím being strict with my food for now. This is not a long term approach, only my transition plan until I feel like I have better control. So far, so good, Iím on my way. I know Iím not able to exercise portion control easily at this point. By February, I expect to be more in control and not have certain food off limits.

Iím also making SP part my life again. When this worked for me, I was on SP daily. I was reading blogs and staying inspired. I didnít view it as a waste of time, but instead as part of my plan. Being on SP helped me stay focused. 2013 is going to be a great year, because Iím going to make it a great year.
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PUNZIE73 1/28/2013 9:57AM

    I feel ya there! I too went off track thinking I didn't have to log onto SP and before I knew it, my skinty jeans weren't fitting. It's brave for you to post it, I was so embarrassed that I nearly got to where I wanted and BOOM, I lost sight of my vision. But I'm motivated again and it seems when I'm tracking and keeping note of where my SP friends are, my band of Spark Soldiers really keep me going and I strive to do better! Thanks for reminding me of that!

-Lea

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SAPHRAEL 1/26/2013 9:56PM

    Nice, I'm a Pisces too :)

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JANDESIGN 1/8/2013 6:21AM

    Way to go, Suzanne!

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