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A New Year With New Possibilities

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Well I decided to weigh in this morning after all despite still being sick. The scale says I have dropped 3 lbs. HOWEVER I am only logging in 1 for the week. I will reserve the other 2 and see what next week's weigh in shows. With as sick as I have been I feel my weight may fluctuate a pound or two in one direction or another as my body eventually heals and returns to normal. I'd much rather be conservative in my expectations at this stage than have to back track later. Either way I think I am safe to say I reached my New Year's goal of 30 lbs. emoticon I have successfully removed each pound I regained earlier in 2012 and am now ready to venture forth. 105 lbs down and 95 lbs to go!

2012 proved to be a difficult year for me in more ways than one. Regaining so quickly some of the weight I dropped previously was a rude awakening for me. I was on such a high note at the beginning of 2012 and suddenly everything went south and spiralled rapidly out of control. Spending the next few months struggling to get back on track was not a great confidence booster either. Nevertheless by August I had regained my motivation and settled in to do what I needed to do. Some might say it was a completely wasted year, spent on regaining and losing previously lost pounds, but I don't choose to look at it that way. Instead I see it as a teachable moment. It taught me that giving up is not an option and that I do have what it takes to get the job done. And those are lessons I can't be taught enough. Each time I falter and get back up only serves to make me stronger not only in dealing with my weight but in everything I do. So here is to 2013, a brand New Year! The possiblilities are endless!! emoticon
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    Just catching up with you... a new year!
    What came to mind as I read this blog of yours was:
    Success isn't about what happens to you - it's what you DO WITH what happens to you!
    SO much of our health and wellness journeys is about staying disciplined. And that can be challenging day after day after day.
    But I truly believe the mark of a true champion, true courage, is to pick back up AFTER a falter, a fall or a slump.
    Your character is built so strong in those moments. I swear Sallie, since I met you here on SP, I have seen you grow (the inner you, not the outer you!!!!)
    Keep up the good work. You are so terrific, wonderful and lovely. You are WORTH EVERY BIT OF hard work and struggle.
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    Happy 2013. Let's make sure this is one we look back on with pride!
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    1959 days ago
    emoticon Happy New Year!!

    1968 days ago
    Congrats on how far you have come and a heer for the journey forward. emoticon
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    1969 days ago
    You did emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1969 days ago
    What a great outlook you have Sallie. I am trying to grasp that too. You are so brave to step on the scales--not like me right now. Your blogs encourage me that I can get back on track and succeed instead of just spinning my wheels. ((HUGS))
    1969 days ago
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    Amen. Congrats on a wonderful job in 2012. emoticon emoticon
    1969 days ago
    Agreed. As long as we do not quit, we are moving forward. I'm proud of you for sticking with it. Together WE will find success in 2013. I BELIEVE it!
    1969 days ago
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