Annual Review

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Its been one year since I started my commitment to improving my health and wellbeing.

One year ago I was full of pain and self loathing ... and Spark People gave me HOPE for a better year ... I knew I just had to genuinely commit. Because of what I managed to achieve in remaining steadfast, 2012 was one of the best years of my life emoticon .

- I stopped smoking on the 16th June 2012 (YUSS!!!!)
- I lost 15kgs (and put some on at xmas but its going again :))
- I had a significant promotion at work (BOOM!)
- I launched a critical 'Heritage' DVD for my voluntary work (WOOHOO!!!)
- I farewelled my son to another country for his own career (sniff sniff, but hip hip hooray for him!)
- I have lived alone since July and have been LOVING it!
- I supported my colleagues to embed a culture of health and wellbeing into our organisation (all are Pacific Island people with significant obesity issues) ... and ITS WORKING!

... All this and I still feel like I'm only just beginning ...

My weightloss goal for 2013 is to lose another 15kgs and to carry out a successful programme at work (have already launched 'Fobalicious 2013' ... and I use heaps of Spark resources to support our progress).

There are heaps of struggles that I continue to experience, but thats all part of the process. The main thing that has changed is that I will never give up ... and just knowing that brings me the hope and optimism that I need to maintain my commitment.

I still have a long way to go ... and to me thats all sweet as!

Thank you for helping to improve my life and therefore the lives of everyone else who I ever come into contact with ... powerful stuff emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Sally, I LOVE your blog! What an powerful look back at how far you've come! You are just AMAZING! And BEAUTIFUL! The new you doesn't even look old enough to have a son in Jr. High, let alone going off to make his own way in the world! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2269 days ago
  • ADZY86
    Wow you look FAB! You look about 15 years younger! Keep it up and 2013 will be even BETTER than your amazing 2012 emoticon
    2273 days ago
  • PEARL10
    You look like 2 different people!Well done. EXCELLENT that you gave up smoking emoticon not to mention the other amazing goals you have achieved
    2273 days ago
    emoticon you accomplished a lot this past year. You are truly an inspiration to others. emoticon
    2274 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    you look great! wonderful that you are sharing and encouraging others to become more healthier.
    2274 days ago
    You are an inspiration! Good for you! Keep up the good work ! I know you will succeed. And you look fabulous in your photo! emoticon
    2274 days ago
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