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Progress Report/4th Quarter Goals:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amazingly we are already beginning the 4th qtr. Time has flown by, and the year will be over before we know it. Today I reviewed my goals for 2012, and decided on a progress report. It’s time to evaluate my progress on this year’s goals, plans for the end of 2012, and begin evaluating plans for 2013. I need to spend some time really thinking about 2013 goals. I’ve been maintaining this weight now for over 2.5 years. Although I’m doing something I’ve never done by finally maintaining, and I’m so grateful for it, but it feels kind of stagnant at times. Sooo.. I need a shake-up, different exercises, different challenges, etc. For now I’ll focus on 2012.

My life goals are to consistently Pray, Eat, Move, and Live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

To summarize, I’ve done very well consistently maintaining my goals, and life goals. I’m growing spiritually and continue devotionals and bible study. I try to make a difference, be more thoughtful and perform Random Acts of Kindness. I’ve checked off a number of dreams fulfilled, and I’ve updated my Dream Board with new dreams. I remain active and continue regular toning, cardio, and add in some fun exercise too. I participate in many on-going challenges, plus I have personal mini-challenges which keep me challenged has well.

My main challenge right now is my Pantry Challenge. I’ve done well with this personal challenge, and have exceeded my expectations. This has really helped me with cooking and experimenting more frequently, getting organized, being a better planner, and reducing trips to, and $$$ spent in the store, while making use of what is on hand first and having less waste. Another benefit is that I am enjoying my own food more than eating out, especially my homemade soups, casseroles, and crock pot meals. This challenge will remain a permanent one.

My plan for the rest of 2012:

Begin preparing for the upcoming birthdays and holidays by reducing sweets and treats, exercising stricter portion control, planning healthier meals, increasing batch cooking, and experimenting more using the crock pot, smoker, and cedar planking.

Focus on consistent, more beneficial exercise, while enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. I love Fall! Experiment with different exercises, and learn something new like Yoga, and maybe some type of dancing. I still need to work on more “fun” activities as well.

Re-evaluate gift giving ideas for Christmas, possibly making donations on behalf of others, and/or giving healthy simple gifts. We all have more than we need, helping others would be nice.

Continue living a balanced, healthy lifestyle physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!

Thank you to all of my Sparklers for your support and friendship. I couldn't do this without you!

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    What an inspiration you are, I love how balance is mentioned in your goals because that is the truth about this journey isn't it? Balance, finding a balance in everything; this is a word that I need to put every where to keep it forefront in my mind.

    I'm with you on the Christmas thing, it's what our company does instead of giving to each of our clients, we give them a card letting them know a donation was made to our food bank on behave of all our clients. I think it's a good idea to incorporate giving to those in need in more areas of the holiday season and I'm going to explore that also. Thank you for the idea.

    You're doing amazing Keli! You are such an amazing source of inspiration and support; thank you for all you do for all of us!
    2981 days ago
    And we could not do it without you!
    You are so wise to review and not stagnate!
    You have done an awesome job!
    I will be on the look out for some crock pot recipes for you!
    You are a wonderful person and actions speak louder than words!
    I wish you a wonderful October (I love fall, too)! And each month contains
    Such lovely holidays! I so agree with the your gift giving...it is so "off" from what it should be! Good for you!
    Love &Hugs!
    2984 days ago
    Hi Keli.....
    You always floor me with your disciplined approach to life and health. I envy your singlemindedness.....it's something I never attained. I'm too scattered.....

    ns emoticon on your past achievements ..... you can really pat yourself on the back! And the best of luck with your hopes and aspirations for the future. I totally agree you should incorporate FUN activities into your exercise routines. May as well enjoy yourself while 'toning' --- right??

    I love your goals.....to consistently 'pray, eat, move and live a balanced, healthy lifestyle'!! You live them each and every day!!

    Best love,
    Libby emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2985 days ago
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