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Welcome, 2014!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hello, New Year! I am so happy right now, relaxing in my sunroom with a snowstorm whirling outside. Why, you ask? Simply because I feel so incredibly blessed. This holiday season has given me so many wonderful moments with my family. For those of you who know about my husband's medical issues, he is doing SO much better -- almost completely healed. After two tumultuous years, the sun is shining, the pain is nearly gone, and our marriage is stronger than ever.

Now, that doesn't mean there isn't room for personal improvement. Turns out I have been indulging far too often -- and I say that with a smile. No regrets at all, just a lot of work to do. In a sense, I am reminded of my post-partum body: the weight gain was worth it, yet it's time to start traveling the road back to a healthier me.

This morning I weighted in at 148, murmured, "Oh, my!" and then chuckled. Yes, my curves have gotten a few pounds meatier. My clothes still fit, and my hubby says I look as good as always. But it's time for a change. First of all, 148 is the highest number I've seen on that scale in over a year. Second, I got winded on the treadmill last night before I even finished the first half-mile. Don't even ask about my tae kwon do classes; the last one I attended left me sore for four days!

So, yes, it's time. I'm back to using The Spark Solution for meals (so yummy!) and will be heading down to the treadmill as soon as I'm done posting. Let's brush off the dust together and get moving again!
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    What a great attitude you have! SO much healthier than mine. I like your attitude much better - may I borrow / copy it?!

    Best wishes for 2014 and I look forward to celebrating your slimmer frame with you.

    1599 days ago
    I'm glad your husband is doing better and I'm also really happy to see you in such an optimistic and positive mood! I love your no-guilt and no-regret mindset and I'm right there with you, brushing off the dust and getting moving again!
    Let's do our best to make it a healthy and happy 2014!
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    1599 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I take the dust bunnies out exercising with me. They love it!
    1599 days ago
    How AWESOME that your husband is better! I know it's been SUCH a struggle, and I am so happy for you all. This is going to be a GREAT year for you.
    1600 days ago
    I am so happy to hear that your husband is doing better and to hear the smile and happiness in your writing. That is wonderful news. I know you will get back on track and widdle down those few extra pounds. The important thing is that you are going to take action and that is the road to success.

    Thanks for the goodie and for your support and encouragement too in 2013. Let's make 2014 a fantastic one. Yeah!
    1600 days ago
    Great news, kiddo! Here's to a great 2014!
    1600 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    So glad to hear the news about your hubby! Praise the Lord!

    Cheering you on in 2014 -- we CAN do this!!
    1600 days ago
    That is so awesome that Brian is almost healed! WOO HOO! I'm going to start going back to TKD in January. I'm finally almost pain free and will be able to go back but will NOT be able to do any jumping at all for the time being. Will probably start out in the back of the room. I've gained 30 pounds since my knee surgery and am ready to get it back off. Started the weight loss program at my new job and have lost 6 so far. Let's make 2014 awesome! :) Miss you!
    1600 days ago
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