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Sunday, December 29, 2013

This is how I would like to be entering the new year - with a great big, energetic, motivated, healthy, fit and forward-looking leap! Unfortunately, I'm still struggling with some of the basics of my healthy lifestyle and fighting (another) cold. All the more reason to post this, with faith that things will get better, that I'll find my focus and that 2014 will be an awesomely wonderful year.

I'm not waiting till the 1st of January to get back on track. I finished the day within my ranges on the nutrition tracker, and have tracked my food for tomorrow, too. Not much exercise to speak of, just the walk to and from church this morning, but it's not a good idea to push things with a fever.

Earlier today, I typed up a 3-page post in Word that I will probably never put online, but it was good to get those thoughts off my mind and onto paper. It concerned a confrontation/situation with a friend that has been very painful but instructive. Writing - whether letters, blog posts, prayers, journal entries, or essays - is something that I want to do more of in the year ahead. So expect to hear more from me here in the days ahead.

P.S. The Germans wish each other a "good slide" into the New Year. Whether you're sliding or leaping, may your transition into 2014 be happy!

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  • 4CYNDI
    **HUGS** May you feel better every day. All leaps start with a small step to prepare the body and mind for the leap to come. You are already starting to stride forward to make the leap into the New Year! Hope you are feeling much better today!
    1567 days ago
    Love that picture and I totally agree with you, how great to leap forward with energy and renewed focus!!
    1567 days ago
    Great post. emoticon
    1571 days ago
    I think your attitude is great for 2014-- and it will totally reflect in the next blc! I also applaud your desire to write more -- I have a similar goal. Writing is good for the soul- just to get it out onto paper-- sometimes that is all you need....
    1571 days ago
    I used to write things. But now I really don't want to. At this time journaling isn't for me at all. But some day that might change.
    1572 days ago
    There's great benefit to journaling. It helps us see where we are in respect to where our priorities would have us be. Then there are the confidences we must keep, as well as health laws that need to be respected. May you find the balance and answers to that which you seek. Merry 7th Day of Christmas (12/31) and Happy New Year! Hug, hug -- Evelyn
    1574 days ago
    Love this!!!
    1574 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    I'm sliding into 2014 leaping, full of joy and expection of God's contineous goodness! May your 2014 be all that you desire.
    1574 days ago
    Hoping for a Happy, Healthy year for all of us, hope your New Year is wonderful.
    1574 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    I am sliding into the new year but then need to jump! I want to stay focused so I can lose weight before retirement. I don't even care how much. I just want to lose. My great Grandpa was born in Germany. We know where and the name of his family who did not immigrate to the States but we have not been able to find ANY relatives still in Germany. We know he had four siblings but we don't know their names.

    Happy New Year! emoticon
    1575 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    After I write it out, I have to go back in a few days. Some how that gives me a new perspective when I re-read it. Sometimes better and sometimes worse but yes some things shouldn't be shared
    1575 days ago
  • LKS2GAB2
    I hope 2014 is a healthy, happy, prosperous and goal reaching year for all of us!
    1575 days ago
    I hope 2014 is a great year for you.

    Since being diagnosed with cancer, I went back to an old practice I had of journalling by hand three pages every morning. I find it has been a wonderful way for me to process a lot of feelings.
    1575 days ago
    Getting your thoughts on paper is always a good idea. I often encourage people to journal. I need to follow my own advice more. emoticon

    I wish you a good slide also. emoticon

    Judy emoticon
    1575 days ago
    LLLEEGGGOOOO!!!!! I am so with you on this LEAPING, SLIDING, SLIPPING, whatever it take to get into 2014 with a WILLINGNESS to change. Taking it moment by moment.

    I too, love writing it out. It helps me to just release it. I am looking forward to hearing from you and with you reading me mind. emoticon
    1575 days ago
    Wow. Okay, I'm wishing you A GOOD SLIDE into a New and Happy Year!

    Regarding lifestyle changes, and easing, sliding, or leaping into them, I am reminded of the verse, " . . . a new and living way; walk ye in it." I think that may be my verse for 2014. Maybe we are WALKING by faith, into a new and living way.

    While others ease, slide, or leap!

    I know what you mean about writing; it's spiritually and mentally therapeutic.
    1575 days ago
    Wishing YOU an awesomely good slide into this wonderful new year. . . . emoticon
    ( I love what the Germans say....Lol! )
    emoticon I, too, turn to journaling/meditating/prayer when faced with a life challenge...it helps heal, give proper perspective and always feels like a fresh breath when I'm finished.

    I hope your health improves very soon....I am just now recovering from a bad strain of the flu ( yuck ) ....I can't wait to feel 100%!

    ...:::here's to beginning now before 2014 arrives! emoticon emoticon
    1575 days ago
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