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My Year in Review

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Let's look back at 2013:

I had a pretty good year! My main accomplishment is that I lost 30 lbs. Woo Hoo! Yay me! (I do have a niggling little voice that says that I could have lost more, but I've been telling it to shut up.) Thirty pounds is a lot of weight! I am already feeling much better for it. The other day I carried 10 lbs. of rocks (to paint) around for awhile, and to think I have lost 3 times that really made me feel how amazing that is.
Now I can easily bend over and tie my shoes, something I could not do this time last year. How cool is that?
I also came to really FEEL the "I am not on a diet" mindset. I know I can give in to cravings (occasionally!) and I know nothing is off limits completely. Moderation has become my mantra. Portion control is my pal. I know I don't have to feel guilty about "being bad". I just start doing better ASAP. Yes, I got sidetracked by stress and had some bad days that turned into weeks, but I got back on track and carried on.
I didn't have one soda this year! I'm into drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, so I don't want it.
I've been pretty consistent with exercise, mainly walking and hiking. I have been doing something most days. I also started a very simple strength training routine and have been doing it, albeit sporadically. But I did start!

So I have reasons to be celebrate my progress!


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CHICA_BORICUA 1/1/2014 5:04PM


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BUBBALOOGA123 1/1/2014 12:00AM

    Way to go! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring story.

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TREV1964 12/31/2013 9:53PM

    Great stuff. Isn't it wonderful to be able to put that 10 pounds of weight down - that weight this time last year you would not have been able to put down in the same way. You have come a long way in 2013 and I will be walking along with you in 2014 to help you loose even more.

Cheers and Love


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FELINEBETTER 12/31/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon You Go Girl!!!

You've had a great year!! Good for you! I look forward to the new year along with you! We can kick some serious butt! lol

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43MELANIE 12/31/2013 4:09PM

    emoticon I agree, 30 pounds is a lot of weight, well done for ignoring that diet mentality. This is the message I need to hear - thank you.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/31/2013 3:54PM


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REFFIE1 12/31/2013 3:46PM

Isn't it wonderful that you can reflect on 2013 and know that you are capable and can take great care of your body! Here's to a healthy and happy 2014! emoticon

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