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Hello December!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Last month I had a few setbacks. Injured my knee in a freak twist getting into my car. Lost allot of steps because of it. Got sick too and lost more steps while I was recovering. But I came amazingly close to my goal of 400,000 steps anyway. Less than 50,000 steps away from goal. I know it is a doable goal for me and I'm going to strive for it again in December. emoticon

November also had me eating dinner with my family. Always an interesting time. I am from a very large family and it gets really, really noisy when we are all together. My little sister (who is 53) is loud, obnoxious, and narrow minded. She is also dating a man who is just like her. It is very difficult being in the same room with them. She will go out of her way to torment my youngest daughter on purpose. It drives me crazy. I do not see how anyone gets pleasure in picking on others but she does. I double if she sees what she is really doing is driving her niece away. My DD dreads the holidays because her "Crazy Aunt Kay" will be there. It just makes us all cringe. But we muddle through each year and are extremely grateful after she leaves that that is not our life, our views, etc. If nothing else, Crazy Aunt Kay is a reminder of what type of person you do NOT want to strive to become.

And today Spark Coach talked about long-term goals. It has mentioned goals before and it takes me days to mull over what I want. I want to be slimmer. I want to eat a more healthful diet. I want to have more money. And I am working towards those very goals. I'm doing Spark and the weight is coming off, more slowly than I would prefer but it is coming off. I am getting slimmer too. I've had to buy all new clothing so I must be doing something right. Eating healthy? Wow am I ever and I love my new diet. Occasionally I will take a bite of something I would have eaten in a heartbeat before Spark and all I can taste is the grease in it. Ugh. I love, love, love eating more veggies. Trying new recipes, etc. And the more money part? Well I've been slowly paying off our bills. I have followed the Dave Ramsey method for a couple of years now and I'm happy to say that we are very close to being debt-free (except the mortgage). So close, in fact, that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting pretty bright. Once all that is taken care of we will have more money. And in a couple of years when we sell our farm and move to a more modest home all our bills will be gone. That is my biggest goal. To no longer have any bills, including mortgage.

But my goal for December is to keep doing what I have been doing. I have another doctor checkup scheduled for the 20th. I need to be under 200 by then so she will either lower my medications or eliminate them altogether. I will accept either because I know that the lower med pills are so much smaller than the ones I currently take. I would prefer to go off completely but my DD who works in a Pharmacy tells me she will probably lower first, then eliminate in a few more months. I have to keep showing progress and keep all my numbers where they need to be.

So Hello December! I've got big plans for you.
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SABLENESS 12/2/2013 10:08AM

    Good going with your December goals. Anything we accomplish is a head start on January!

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WIFE48 12/2/2013 8:37AM

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VMMMAY 12/1/2013 9:31PM

    Happy December to you! It is my favorite month for so many reasons, but I love that it seems to me to be a month of new beginnings and signs of hope. I love the brisk cold air and the excuse to make cookies!

You and DD have my sympathies regarding relatives, we all seem to have one of those that challenges our kindness and tolerance, but I guess having a relative like that is better than BEING that relative! haha!

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WATERONE 12/1/2013 7:15PM

    Great plans and you will achieve your goals. You are doing great.

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FEMISLIM 12/1/2013 9:25AM

    It is well with you as you go on this month and beyond!!!

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/1/2013 9:08AM

    It saddens me to hear about your sister. I have been treated the same way not long ago with my own family when I visited them. You see I had a crazy idea of drinking carrot juice and not eating meat. I wasn't even raw then but they still thought I was crazy and treated me like I was.

Your sister is just as you described I'm sure and her BF is probably the same. Just 2 people trying to fit in the best way they know how.

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