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Reflections on 2013 and thoughts on 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

2013 was an interesting and exciting year...

In 2013...
I ended this year weighing a bit more than when it started...
I hit my lowest weight ever...
I have maintained within the same 10-12 pounds all year...
I still have not made it to my goal weight...
I ran a Biggest Loser 5k and met some really cool people...
I completed my FIRST EVER Dirty Girl 5k with favorite Spark Girls, ENDERLI and NAYKNITS...
I ran my 4th Turkey Trot and I got to do it with my SiL, MADDIESMOM102...
I've inspired family and friends to get healthy...
I've gotten my kids more involved with healthy activities, and they're eating better...
I finally feel like I'm committed to living this lifestyle...

For 2014...
I WILL lose the weight I've gained over the last couple of months!
I WILL help my bff, MADTHENURSE, to meet HER goals!
I WILL get to my goal of 150!
I WILL do an official 5k race 9/12 months!
I WILL challenge myself by doing a 10k!
I WILL workout 5/7 days!
I WILL eat better and drink more water!
I WILL live the 80/20 rule!

Most importantly, no matter what happens this year... I WILL continue to live my life and make myself, my family, and my friends proud of who I've become!


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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/12/2014 10:48PM

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FIZZYBALL 1/11/2014 12:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Great year and to an even better 2014. You have accomplished so much and you are an inspiration and continued source of motivation for me. Thank you!!!!!

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OHMEMEME 1/6/2014 8:59PM

    You Rock! Awesome story...keep it up. I too am battling a few pounds this year and just get soooo close to goal. I am tired fighting those pounds and my 2014 goal is end those last miserable 20 lbs and go into real maintenance only battling 3-5 pounds. emoticon

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    I know you'll do it! Keep up the great work! If it makes you feel better - I've gained 30 pounds since my knee surgery in May and am finally down 5 so far. We can do this!

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KONRAD695 1/6/2014 4:53PM

    Awesome blog!! And Awesome job with 2013!! Everything you did/maintained is really hard. I made it 10 months then fell apart. Glad to see you have such a wonderful start on 2014. With your positive attitude, you will hit milestones every day. Keep up the good work. emoticon

Happy 2014, Konrad

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BEWELL48 1/5/2014 8:32AM

    Holly, you are awesome! So much to be proud of! 2014 is going to be a great year for all of us Spark Gals! emoticon

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NAYKNITS 1/3/2014 5:14PM

    emoticon I am so glad our paths crossed. You are going to rock those goals & I can't wait for Dirty Girl 2!

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TRAVELGRRL 1/2/2014 3:38PM

    Great recap of 2013, and super goals for 2014! You can do this, girl!

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PENNYLANE15 1/2/2014 2:28PM

    I know you can do all this!!! You go girl!!!! COngrats on all your accomplishments!

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MANLEYSANDY 1/2/2014 10:52AM

    Great goals! I know you can do it!

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ENDERLI 1/2/2014 10:39AM

    Don't forget you have a SECOND Dirty Girl!!!!
love you!
I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for all of us, as we "write" our book!

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BONOLICIOUS2 1/2/2014 10:39AM

    LOVING the 80/20 rule! You can do it! Happy new year!

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UWPALUM 1/2/2014 10:25AM

    You had such a great year, and I love your goals for this new year! I'm inspired to work on my own. I don't call them resolutions cuz everyone breaks those, but instead, I will complete a list of "personal promises" between me, myself and I to make 2014 a great and healthy year!

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GABY1948 1/2/2014 10:09AM

    This IS a SUCCESS story if there ever was one! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/2/2014 7:47AM

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MADTHENURSE 1/2/2014 7:02AM

    I really hope to make 2014 the best yet! You ARE awesome!! Thank you for all of your support (and cattle prodding, lol!).

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KATHIC2 1/2/2014 6:53AM

  Great goals and great review!

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CHANGEOLA 1/2/2014 6:45AM

    They are some great things to be proud of in 2013 but I think the best things is that you are claiming this healthy lifestyle as your own That is so fantastic emoticon Can't wait to see what the new year brings you emoticon

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SPEEDY143 1/2/2014 3:41AM

    emoticon 2013 rocked... 2014 will only be better emoticon

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SUGAR0814 1/1/2014 11:55PM

    Great goals! Love the pics! emoticon emoticon

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JESSIHOVER2 1/1/2014 10:46PM

    Good job!! Keep up being awesome!!

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    You've accomplished a lot, I can't wait to have such a great list like this.

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NASFKAB 1/1/2014 10:42PM

  great goals all the best for 2014

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RECREATING_ME 1/1/2014 10:37PM

    You definitely are an inspiration, Holly! Even when I have been not been on track, your positive attitude and success keep coming to mind and eventually, I return :) Thank you for that!

I hope that 2014 brings many wonderful things to you and your family!

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TINAJANE76 1/1/2014 10:30PM

    Don't underestimate just how awesome everything you achieved in 2013 was, Holly! You've got all of the essentials down and are really living the good and healthy life. Keep it up and I know 2014 will be filled with even more awesomeness!

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JAYDEE1211 1/1/2014 9:47PM

    Loved your blog. Your achievements are fantastic. Best wishes for 2014.

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MAMADWARF 1/1/2014 9:47PM

    I'm proud of you holly!I'm always proud of you!!

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STAY39 1/1/2014 9:40PM

    What an awesome blog! Awesome year! Awesome journey! Thank you so much for sharing your story and being such an inspiration! You should be so proud of yourself! emoticon

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HLTHYRNRMOM 1/1/2014 9:36PM

    Love the blog! Great goals!

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ANGGEL40 1/1/2014 9:31PM

    emoticon Keep Rocking!

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CHSHULER89 1/1/2014 8:56PM

    You rock and are so awesome!!! Living the healthy lifestyle we ΐre!
You are doing great and will keep rocking this year!! On to new adventures.. whoohoo. Nice to know I am not the only one doing great, but still struggling at times as we all do. We are all a success one way or another! Little by little we are doing it! :)

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FITFOODIE806 1/1/2014 8:48PM

    Great blog! I love the focus on the positive and what you WILL do. You are truly living the lifestyle.

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WORLDSERIES11 1/1/2014 8:36PM

    You are always an inspiration Holly! Congrats on your successes and I know you'll rock 2014!!
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ILOVEMALI 1/1/2014 7:37PM

    Happy 2014!

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POOKASLUAGH 1/1/2014 7:22PM

    I also got to my lowest weight and then gained back this year, and didn't hit my goal. Ah well. 2014 will be good for both of us!

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