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Reflection, attitude and 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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New Year's Eve is usually a time to reflect on the past year and looking forward to the new to come. Reflecting on the past cannot change the outcome of the year; however it can provide clarity about mistakes we made and how to avoid them in the future. So I have to remind myself not to keep on flogging myself for the mistakes I have made that have caused me to pile on the weight.

Instead I will focus on the now and living every day to my full potential. I will endeavour not to sit around and hope my weight will just disappear. Good things come to those who persevere through the bad not those who wait. Life is what you make of it so I will take it day by day trying to shed the excess weight.

"When you are writing the story that is your life don't let anyone else hold the pen. Go and make it happen, be in control of your own destiny" a friend of mine wrote today on her facebook account. I need to be in control of my healthy eating habits and exercise in the future and not lmy overeating habbit and sugar lust!

Wishing each and everyone on sparkpeople a very 'Happy New Year.'
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LJOYCE55 1/1/2014 3:02PM

  Happy new year and great idea for starting it out right.

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RDEE22 1/1/2014 1:39AM

    Happy new Year Jacques ! May it be a very special one for you.

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JULIA1154 12/31/2013 3:59PM

  Be sure, too, to reflect as well on those aspects of your life in which you made progress, handled yourself well, showed kindness to others, etc.

It's too easy to see life as a constant imperative to do better but sometimes we need also to reflect on our own strengths, accomplishment and goodness. We do not need to dwell only on our shortcomings!

Best wishes to you in 2014. Thank you for sharing yourself this past year.

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1MANKNEY 12/31/2013 12:35PM

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
I agree there is no need to beat yourself up over the mistakes of the past. They are gone and done with and can't be changed. Hopefully we can look at our mistakes as learning experiences and not repeat them.
We can't rewrite the past chapters of our life story, but we do have a chance to change the ending.
I have not done as well on the weight loss this year as I had hoped. Just a slight loss over the course of the year (3 pounds). But it is a step in the right direction and I am going to work towards a better outcome over this coming year.
I hope you will join me in setting some goals that are reachable and seeing some progress over this next month and year.
Your Spark Buddy,

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