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New Year, New Goals

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We'll it is a new year and time to evaluate my progress from last year. This last year was one of ups and downs. A year ago in December I started working with an old friend- she became my new boss. In February the company I worked for announced that they would be closing their doors. Between February and the store's closing date-late April- I gained about 5#. In May I gained another couple of pounds, putting me back up in the low 200s( a place I said I would never be again). I lost about half of it by my August doctors appointment but my numbers were terrible. The doctor put me on meds that I have avoided for over 20 years. I lost another 6# before my November appointment putting me lower than I have been in about 15 years and my numbers were better than they had been in 25 years. WooHoo! I've started losing again! I started having knee pain worse than ever in November and the doctor recommended therapy and further testing to rule out the need for surgery. - I started getting worse until the therapist suggested pool therapy. (work finally let up a bit then as well) Then December rolled around with all the baking and parties. I usually don't do much baking this time of year except for our youth group bake sale and the church Christmas dinner, I went a bit overboard. I made fruit cake twice. (it is a big recipe) The first time was for the bake sale and only kept a small loaf for us. The second time I took part of it to the dinner, ( about 2/5 of what I made) but kept the rest of it for ME. I still have a bit left. Needless to say I have gained back about 4#. It is time to get back to work and lose a bunch before my next appointment in May. I also lost my log in streak. I was at about 600 days.... I also let my Bible study/reading slide too much after the store closed. This year - I will read my Bible daily - even if it is one chapter. I will log in daily and track my food and ecercise! I will drink a minimum of 64 ounces of fluids with lots of it water. I will gradually get back to 8000-9000 steps a day by May. I will fight this battle with food and win.- I will lose another 15# by mid May. I will not let celebrating minor progress side track me. Rewards must be non-food. I will track everything! I will track everything! I will track everything!
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    I definitely have a gain from the holidays...from Thanksgiving to the New Year! Went from having lost 22 pounds this year to just 14. The time to track begins now!
    999 days ago
    I want to thank you for your loyalty in reading and following my progress. It has been humbling to realize that the more I share the more I realize how much we all are not that much different. I too hit a snag during the weeks between Christmas and New Year's. I found myself tracking cookies and not vegetables. So, you are NOT ALONE in this struggle.

    I believe that you have a great plan in place and that you will bounce back from the ups and downs of 2017. It was a tough year for many and so we all look forward to 2018 with great hope and faith. Two key ingredients in embracing what good will come to us.

    Love Pam emoticon

    P.S. I LOVE fruitcake!! This was the first year that I didn't have any because I couldn't get out with my back problems.
    1000 days ago
    I have confidence in your ability to do this. Identifying what needs to be done is key.
    Tracking will work! Yes it will! emoticon
    1000 days ago
    I will track everything! I will track everything! I will track everything! You will succeed, you will succeed, you will succeed! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1000 days ago
    emoticon Letting go of last year with its ups and downs and making new goals for 2018 is making plans for success.
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    1000 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2018 3:56:03 PM
    You’ve got this my friend. Happy New Year
    1001 days ago
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