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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 . . .
I am facing into the wind, and am ready to fly.
Edited by: CAT-IN-CJ at: 12/6/2012 (13:18)
"Dream as if you have forever. Live as if you only have today."!
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"
"Teaching is the profession that creates all others."
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!)
A lot of struggle and pain, unfortunately.
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)
"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)
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We're almost to the last month of the year. Whether you've been rocking your goals this year or struggling, hopefully you've made at least some changes in how you think or live.
Looking back over 2012 so far, what positive memories do you have of this year? (And if you can't see ANY, you've got five weeks - plenty of time to make at least one good memory!)
Blue, Lethie, or Jennifer May - I answer to them all
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