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Hurdles, I need to go over them.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

This morning I am enjoying my alone time with everyone in the house sleeping. I am doing my spark time and reading blogs. They all scream New Years Resolutions. This year to me is a different feeling about New Years. For the past 18 years I have made the empty resolution to lose weight. In 2009 I actually did something about it. Normally, by the end of january, the fire in my belly would be gone. And it would be filled with the garbage that I ate to keep my unhealthy. In 2009, i DID NOT GIVE UP ON MYSELF.
When I reached a hurdle it was always easier to quit, then to forge. So what would happen?
And failure hurts. Sometimes it prevents us from trying to succeed again. "If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have always gotten." Really think about it.
So I always would start a resolution and then quit.
So this is the year in review.....
Me at 237. I hate myself.
Finish a biggest loser challenge in March. Lost 21 pounds!!!!
Climbed Mount Monadnock with a group of friends. 3200 feet of hiking!
The loss of my Mother in law. Now she was a fun loving lady that shot clay pigeons in her bikini and never let her weight hold her back!
Climbed Mount Watatic 1800 ft with Amy. Love that hike. Can't wait to do it in snow shoes!
I dealt with a foot injury. Plantar faciiatis. Went through physical therapy and trained for a sprint triathlon at the same time!

I completed a virtual trek across the English Channel. 740 laps at the pool. I am in the process of doing a virtual ironman right now. I have 2 sprint tri's that I have planned to do next summer!
A year ago, I never would have dreamed that I could accomplish what I have done in 2009.
I would like to take a moment to thank my biggest spark fans. My spark friends. I encourage you to check out some of my friends pages. They are amazing.
So Now that I have showered with you with my 2009 success' what is in store for 2010?

I love this picture!!!
1. I need to journal. I am lazy with this one and accountability is needed. I need to do his and now that I have dsl, there is no excuse on why I can not track what I am putting in my mouth.
2. continue to go to w.watchers with my brother. He needs my support. And it couldn't hurt for me to go.
3. Meal plan. I must do it. I always slack in his area. I want to meal plan at least 5 nights a week. Plan to succeed.
4. Continue my cardio work outs of 4-5 days a week. Strength train 3 days a week.
5. Get continued strength by sparking.

those are my goals. By following my plan I hope to finish my weight loss journey this year and reach the world called maintenance!
Thank you for all your support!
Happy New Year!!! I can honestly say that 2009 was a happy year for me.
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  • JOLIE_
    That was a great read and an inspiration!
    4121 days ago
    amazing 2009 journey. You did a great job!!! You should be so proud.
    4122 days ago
  • JLITT62
    What an up note to end the year on! C'mon, we will reach our goals together! Even if it's gotta be virtually.
    4122 days ago
    I have missed your positive attitude and smiling face while I was away. You wrote some excellent blogs, even if I didn't take the time to comment on all of them.

    So glad that you got snowshoes (great work Dana!) AND the snow to go with them.

    Here's to a fantastic 2010!
    4122 days ago
    "reach the world called maintenance!" Jeanne are a fun, creative writer. I love how you add the visuals. It adds a lot of punch to your ideas. Thanks for sharing and best wishes for the new year. Love, Uncle Joe
    4122 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    Wow what a year! You are doing so wonderful. 2010 will be great! Keep it up!!!
    4122 days ago
    YAY Jeanne!!!! You've done some great things this year, and I'm proud to have you as a friend. You are such a inspiration. May 2010 be everything that you want it to be!!
    4122 days ago
    Way to go Jeanne!! emoticon

    It's a great feeling when we can review our past and appreciate our present, while still looking forward to the future. I have decided not to make any New Year's "resolutions" because I too have made them and let them go by the wayside. Instead, I am choosing to opt for a healthier lifestyle all around, not just on New Year's but today, and everyday.
    One goal I have is to run a 10 miler, that is in April. The more people I tell, the more accountable I'll be. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and healthy new year!
    4122 days ago
  • TRACY382
    You are amazing, you really made some awsome lifestyle changes a true inspiration!
    4122 days ago
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