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Monday, January 07, 2013

2012 was, overall, a better weight loss year than 2011 (when I was a net zero...).

I had a net 8-pound loss, which is great until I realize that I had actually been down 15 pounds at many points during the year. I'm back on the wagon, and have lost 3 pounds this year by (guess what?) tracking my food and eating mindfully.

My first weight goal of 2013 is to get to 139 by 2/27 (this is optimistic, but attainable, as it's 7 pounds down). My little reward is a drink with some of the kids at J#2.

My second weight goal is to his my Ultimate Weight Goal of 135. Reward? To get a second (and maybe a third!) piercing in my right ear to commemorate. One of the J#2 kids and I even have a piercing date. I am such a California girl!

My immediate goal is to not screw everything up when we go on our Cabo vacation with my best weight loss supporter and her husband. It will be difficult. My plan is to limit alcohol (no umbrella drinks for me) and starches. We will be doing a lot of walking.

I made it through the weekend with no weight gain. This is a big deal. Although I didn't track everything (difficult as we ate out once), I ate mindfully and told myself NO a few times. NO works for Mali, and my brain is bigger than hers, so I have remember to use it.

My NSVs include the fact that I'm into some size 8s (and a couple of my sister's size 6s), depending on the brand (vanity sizing is wonderful); I feel like a teenager a lot of the time; my confidence is up; my kids are proud of me.

2013 is going to be mine. Keep poking, prodding, and nagging me! I'll do the same for you!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    emoticon on the NSVs and weight loss!

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KKKAREN 1/8/2013 9:07AM

    What a good way to go on vaca, with your best weight loss supporter!

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    You're doing great. Keep it going!! emoticon

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AUNTJAM 1/7/2013 1:44PM

    You are a strong, determined woman! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/7/2013 1:31PM

    LOL . . . yup . . . gotta love "vanity sizing", but what the heck . . . can't disregard the ego boost!

You can do it. You're determined. That makes all the difference. That and a plan. That's the roadmap to get from where you are to where you want to be.

HUGS and good luck to you!

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SPERRIN2012 1/7/2013 12:13PM

    Best of luck with 2013. emoticon

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