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2012 in Review: A Year of Lessons in Maintenance

Friday, January 11, 2013

As 2012 came to a close, I reflected on the year and its changes on my weight. Dec. 31, 2011 saw me at 147.6 lbs, whereas Dec. 31, 2012 showed 154.1 lbs. Six and a half pounds really isn't a lot in the grand scope of things; however, they corresponded so closely to a year of great emotional tumult that their metaphorical magnitude exponentially exceeded the physical weight.

With the lost ground and gained weight, it would be easy to see 2012 as a failure. I did for most of the year as I lived it; I was tempted to view it as such in retrospect. Rather than beating myself up, I'd rather learn from all the pain, struggles, and misery and use that knowledge to grow stronger. I choose to look at 2012 as a year's worth of lessons in maintenance.

Did I ever learn a LOT. I discovered it is way too easy to slip backwards if I'm not cognizant. I'll be writing a series of blogs in which I write down the lessons I learned. I'm movin' forward...with reminders of how to NOT go back to where I've been.

It's time to fly.
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    I really love your attitude towards the past year. And as for a 6.5 pound weight gain in what sounds like a traumatic year, I would count that as a massive success because I in my turbulent last 5 months have gained 60 pounds. The fact that you (unlike me) didn't give in more to emotional eating and binging, slipping back into old habits, is a real tribute to exactly how far you have come on your journey.With that philosophical mentality to have chosen to meditate upon the past year I have no doubt that you are going to come out the other side a stronger person that can survive any situation. You more amazing than you think emoticon emoticon
    1984 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I always love when we learn from experience. It's so positive no matter the situation!
    1984 days ago
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