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Why I am Done with 2011

Thursday, January 12, 2012

So I just ran my weight report and saw that I managed to gain 20 pounds in 2011! Hmmmm……

13 of the 20 pounds were gained from April 7 to May 28. I did not log any weight in between those 2 dates. I’m willing to bet I wasn’t even paying attention! My boyfriend and I were going through a difficult period during those 2 months and I am pretty sure that did not help. Then there is of course Easter. And a 4 day trip for a dart tournament falls in that time frame.

I also had a big gain from August to December, 8 pounds. No weight logged for most of August and all of Sept – Nov. I know that I did try to quit smoking in August, but I don’t think that attempt lasted too long. There was Thanksgiving. And camping.

But I really think there is something to be said for the fact that my biggest gains came during the times when I did not weigh in (on Spark anyway) for over 1 month. At the beginning of the year when I was weighing in once a week, I was actually losing! Same thing in June when I started weighing in regularly again! I did not lose any weight in December, but I did not gain over the holidays, which is a miracle in itself!

More reinforcement that I need to spend more time on here. More reinforcement that this site works for me! Of course my boyfriend now thinks I’m crazy because I come home from the gym and tell him we can eat in 10 minutes, I have to do this challenge first. Or when we’re on our way out for the day and I first have to go online and spin the wheel and answer trivia questions. But hey… if it’s working…

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    Being done with 2011 is a good idea. Time for 2012 and let's make the changes needed to achieve our goals!

    It is good insight to how 2011 happened. Now we know what needs to be done! Being crazy is ok... emoticon
    3340 days ago
    Tracking my food has made all the difference for me--I can't trust myself to eat reasonably if I'm not recording it! Great job reflecting on the past year and starting out 2012 right!
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    Keep up what you've started and good luck!
    3340 days ago
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    Good luck in 2012
    3340 days ago
    I appreciate your honest reflection on the last year! Your positive "can do" attitude will help you realize your goals! emoticon
    3340 days ago
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