2012 has been a year of change, in the right direction. From the start, I had to make hard decisions. I had reached the point with my employer and family where circumstances within their control pushed my stress levels to their max. I knew I had to do something or I would explode. I hate confrontation but I drew my line in the sand and told them "this far and no further!" I set up my plan, worked my plan and, though they wouldn't agree, it has been successful.
Since that time, I have been dealing with the 'fall out', emotionally detoxing and developing a new healthy environment in which I can thrive.
In October, I signed up at SparkPeople and took advantage of the SparkCoach program. And what a difference it has made! By providing tools and resources not only to regain my health but to further clarify my own personal goals, I am definitely coming into my own . . .
Hmmm, 2012 has been a good year except in the weight loss department. I'm just now starting to get back into a more consistent exercise program and am working on the nutrition part. I celebrated my 2nd anniversary with my wonderful hubby. His daughter graduated and my son started his senior year. I continue to work at a job that I enjoy.
"Train hard, expect success" Tom Venuto
"Teaching is the profession that creates all others."
Pounds lost: 8.8
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2012 has mostly been really good. My older daughter's engagement broke off and she had to come home to live, but she has a job now, is building herself a life here, and has been a terrific workout buddy for me. I'll actually be sorry to see her move out, even if it is in the same town.
My mother's chronic health problems reached a terrifying crisis, but she survived it and is feeling better than she has in a couple years, now that they've actually solved her problem.
My mother-in-law had a cancer scare that turned out to be only a scare, which was a relief.
My younger daughter broke up with her controlling, manipulative girlfriend and starting having a life again. She missed out on one terrific educational opportunity because of this girl, and lost all of her friends, but now she's remade her friendships and is currently on a sailing adventure in the Caribbean until after the first of the year--and gets college credit for it!
As for me, I lost 70 pounds and went from being a slug to biking over 2,000 miles for the season--that's outdoor miles, not stationary cycle ones. I participated in a 150-mile, 2-day bike tour and raised over $2,000 for MS, and even though I didn't finish the second day I still felt like a success. Just this last week I participated in my first-ever 5k Turkey Trot, an activity I'd heard of in the past but had always regarded as kind of insane. I'm married to the best guy in the world, and I love my cozy little home.
Life is good. (And I am going to turn this into my blog post for the day!)
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