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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The new year always seems to bring on a fresh start with all kinds of possibilities. 2013 will have a lot of changes for me. My son will graduate in May. I will have to move out of this house I'm renting for us. He will be moving into his own place. I will be moving closer to my sister and niece. My sister will more than likely move in with me. I'm looking forward to be closer to them. My niece has two little boys I adore.

Before my son graduates, I want to lose more weight. I've lost 80 lbs so far. It's taken me several years. I want to lose 50 lbs by his graduation day. That may seem like a lot to most people, but I know that it is doable. If I don't make it to the 50 lbs, it won't be the end of the world and I will be happy with any loss. It really helps a lot that my son is more focused on losing more weight as well. He's working on getting in more fruits and veggies by juicing. That isn't exactly what I want to do, although I have been tasting his concoctions to help show support.

I am also working on eating healthier by getting in more fruits and veggies. Now that my son is on the kick, it will make it much easier for me. We are continuing our walks with the dogs. I'm also continuing my streak with giving up Diet Dr. Pepper. It's now been 103 days of streaking.

My first order of business this week is to call and make a dr.'s appointment. I have no insurance. My sister just started seeing a new dr. Since I will be moving there in the next 5-6 months, I decided to call this dr. She grew up in the area, but just came back to be closer to her family and started up her new practice. Hopefully, she will take me on since I don't have insurance. I haven't been to the dr. in a year. I ran out of all my prescriptions months ago, which isn't good at all.

Here are my goals this month:

1. Walk twice a day.
2. WATP workout at least 3 times a week.
3. Strength exercises on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
4. Eat 5-6 fruits and veggies a day.
5. Drink 12 cups of water a day.
6. Avoid processed foods as much as possible.
7. No fast food, with the exception of Subway.

Here's to a year full of possibilities!!!
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  • SHARON10002
    Wow, Lainie, you have some big changes on your plate coming this year! emoticon on your 80 pounds so far; that's really impressive! Graduation is a great goal to lose the next 50 you've targeted. You have mapped out a good plan, and each of those things can be done and quantified. emoticon
    Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2013 for you! emoticon
    2938 days ago
  • PELICAN771

    It sounds like a good plan. I'm wishing you the best.
    2939 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5807913
    Looks like a great plan to me Lainie!!! Here's to the best 2013 that we can make happen!!!

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    2939 days ago
    What a beautiful and heart felt blog! Thank you!

    2013 sounds like a lot of "new" things for you. Son graduating and moving out, you moving on and so much more. Your journey to a healthier you is so strong that I applaud you! Keep up all the great work! How proud your son must be of all that you have accomplished this past year.

    Your Spark Friends are always here for support. You continue to inspire me on my journey. Thanks!!

    Much love and Hugs,

    Jane emoticon

    2939 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2357972
    I'm with you!

    You are such an inspiration, Lainie! 80 pounds! emoticon

    And I can't believe that your son is ready to graduate! It just seems like yesterday when he started college! Where is the time going??

    2939 days ago
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    2939 days ago
    Lainie, What an awesome plan! I can tell that you have really thought things through and that you are committed to this plan. Happy New Year! emoticon
    2939 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Here's to a year of possibilities! I love that one.

    103 days without Diet Dr. Pepper proves you have what it takes to do anything you put your mind to! Losing 80 pounds is a huge accomplishment. I wish you continued success.
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    2939 days ago
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