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January 1, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

emoticonFirst day of the year,
emoticonFirst day of the month,
emoticonFirst day of the week,
emoticonFirst day of creating a new me.

I did weigh in this morning... and I am at the highest weight I have ever been without being pregnant. :/ But for whatever reason, I did not become upset (I have literally shed tears over weigh-ins that were less). My feeling is that of, OK... that's my starting point, and today is my first day to do something about it.

I reset all my goals and streaks here on sparkpeople.
I am determined to do things differently than before.
I received an exercise bike for Christmas that will live in the living room in front of my big tv, and I will use it.
My husband, daughter, and I have been doing some research about juicing and the benefits of that... it's very encouraging. (Have you seen the movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead? Read or heard of the Gerson Therapy? Seen the movies The Gerson Miracle or Dying to Have Known? ... very eye opening and encouraging!) Anyhow... now we have a juicer on the way. :) That will be VERY new to us all.

I also plan on actually taking the baby steps to get my new way of life going. My first baby step is to get back to my water habit. Drinking my 8 glasses minimum daily. Don't know why I just let that go.

Second baby step is to get on my exercise bike daily.... even if just for 10 minutes (which is where I'll start).

My New Year's Resolutions:
to take it one day at a time
to be kinder to myself
to approach my goals slowly
to do things differently
to remember.

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  • ANNROSE126
    U GO GIRL.
    2325 days ago
    Good luck with achieving your goals in 2012. And I think it is fantastic that you didn't beat yourself up about your weigh in. Too many I think depend on what the scale says and the big story is a whole lot more that what a scale reads.

    Best wishes for 2012!
    2330 days ago
    You can do it! emoticon
    2330 days ago
    Good for you! Baby steps. Take it one day ay a time emoticon
    2331 days ago
    I love that seeing the current weight didn't discourage, but served as a starting point. That's what I, too, will do tomorrow when I step my scale. New start. New beginning weight. New journey to goal. It's OK that it's the 100th time...as long as I get to goal....and WE will!!!
    2331 days ago
    One day at a time, you can totally do this!!! 2012 is our year!!
    2331 days ago
    Sounds like you are approaching it very well. I'm confident that you can do it and look forward to seeing your progress throughout the year.


    of a whole new you...
    2331 days ago
    I am doing the same thing you are. I think we will both be fine. At church today we talked about choosing one word to be our word for the year... Mine was 'Action'. What would yours be if you had to choose just one word?
    2332 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Baby steps turn into giant gains! Good plan! emoticon
    2332 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    I love it! Those goals are really good, reasonable. I haven't seen those movies are know anything about juicing. But if you find that it works, I am gonna try that too!

    I am going to set some knew goals etc when everyone gets back to their routines in this house and I can concentrate!
    2332 days ago
    Oh my Renee`, great minds work together. 10 minutes is my starting point on my exercise bike too and I'm doing Green Smoothies now. A lot like juicing I guess, just done with a blender.

    We are going to make our goals in 2012!!!! emoticon

    2332 days ago
    FlyLady always recommends taking a full month to focus on one habit and really get it ingrained. She said she used to put post-it notes all over the house to remind her to do a particular thing. Drinking enough water is tough for a lot of us. I still slip and I've been working on it for several years! At least it has finally re-trained my brain to recognize the "thirsty" signal separately from the "hungry" signal. I used to eat a lot when I was probably actually only thirsty.

    2332 days ago
    Agreed, one step at a time! And if you happen to take a step backward, don't let it keep you going back, just start again right away with one step forward! You'll do it! You will make great progress in 2012! I just know it!!!! I've been praying for you and your family!!! 2012 is a great year already!!!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2332 days ago
    emoticon every journey or goal begins with one step forward.
    Re-examining what we do is a good thing.
    May you continue to work to your goal
    2332 days ago
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