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    EMBRACEINSPIRE   39,119
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New year update...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Well first, Happy 2014... I know it's the 25th, where have I been?!

Let's see, I ended up with bronchitis on 12/23 and was sick for the longest time... nothing helped; it was terrible and I'm still coughing and feeling cruddy some days. Doctor didn't offer any suggestion. Hoping the weather balances out and I get over it.

The job update? Still at the crazy, chaotic one. The other job? Well they wanted to hire two positions off of one posting, however, they weren't allowed. My second interview is 1/28... What a long process. I don't know what to make of it. I don't know if I should leave what I'm doing-- (craziness, right? after all the chaos I've experienced with it and how much it controls my life) I am going into the interview with an open-mind. Maybe I'm just nervous to fail and not get offered the position. I want a new opportunity. I want a new venture.

My weight hasn't changed much. I've lost about 7 pounds. (2 this week!) And I haven't gotten back in my exercise routine. I must get on top of this. I know that adding in exercise is going to make a huge difference in my mood, energy, everything!

We went to a bridal expo recently. My fiance wanted to go and my brother proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas Eve so they joined us too. We met lots of vendors and gathered information. We set our date for September! (Yeah, freaking out a bit about all of the details and my weight!) During the show, they give away prizes. I won the grand prize! A free wedding dress. I was absolutely speechless and shocked. (Another reason to get in shape and NOW!) I get to schedule my appointment and shop the entire boutique! I am so thankful for the prize and really, really want to be healthy.

I know I have the knowledge to fuel my body with real food, food that is going to benefit me and make me feel good. I have to find the motivation to get back to exercising regularly. I don't have to kill myself each day with 5 miles, I just need to get back in a routine of making it a priority. I went to the doctor for a full physical and gathered all kinds of tips about better sleep. I had already cut out caffeine after 2, but she suggested after noon! That's a tough one but I've done it and it's helped already! I've cooked healthy dinners all week and packed my lunch at work-- and it's showed on the scale, down 2 pounds!! I know I can do this-- it's not just a goal, but a lifestyle change-- I want to take care of myself so I can be the best version of myself.

What are your goals for the new year? Any good news/fun stuff going on?

Wishing all my Sparkfriends their best year yet!
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BYEFATNANNY 1/26/2014 11:15AM

    So glad to hear you have set a wedding date, and WOW the grand prize, that's fantastic. I do my very best when I have a weight loss goal, I know, I know, it should be about a lifestyle, but a wedding is a good goal! Remember exercise is a habit, maybe change to gym clothes at work and go straight to the gym, or for a walk, don't sit down when you get home, just do it. Anyway that helps me, if I just don't think and go. Sounds like this is your year for sure, starting with the date set and the big win and maybe a less stressful job. Lets go do this!!! emoticon

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ISLENAA 1/25/2014 10:26PM

  congrats on setting a wedding date, your weight loss and emoticon winning a free wedding dress! sept will be here before you know it and I wish you continued success and lots of stress free planning. stay the course....you will be glad you did! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 1/25/2014 8:57PM

    I think winning the grand prize bodes well for a fabulous wedding and a long and happy marriage.
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