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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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    1508 days ago
    Way to go! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring story.
    1509 days ago
  • TREV1964
    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

    1509 days ago
    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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    1509 days ago
    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.
    1509 days ago
    1509 days ago

    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
    1509 days ago
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