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A New Year Approaches

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What a year it's been.

Exactly 1 week ago, my beloved Auntie passed away from lung cancer. She was not a smoker. I don't have a large family, and we are all extremely close. She was a very outgoing, loving lady who lived a very interesting life. She traveled the country as a nurse, taking care of celebrities who would write songs about her. I can only hope to be like her one day.
I spent most of 2012 maintaining my weight. I'm ending the year at 176 pounds, which is still not my starting weight of 204, but I've been on this weight loss journey for 2 years now. I hope that the upcoming year brings a skinnier me.
Money is as tight as ever. Took another test for a state job. I had to drive all the way to the capital (Sacramento) to take it. I don't think I did very well, since there were several math questions that I didn't know the answer to. I had no idea that I relied so much on calculators these days.
For 2013 I hope to find a job. Anything at this point. I also want to start the South Beach diet again, since I lost so much weight on it, and I really did feel better. My year end weight goal will realistically be 150 pounds. I have no idea what life will throw at me in the upcoming year, and it's really impossible to set goals without a clear plan, but I've done some amazing things with new year resolutions in the past. Let's hope I can do some this year.
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    Condolences Mel. It sounds like you are inspired by your Aunt. That's a great way to keep her with you and in your heart. Wishing your much success for the new year. xx
    3031 days ago
    Happy New Year, All the best in 2013.
    3031 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt.

    Good luck on your new journey. Hopefully you'll be able to find a good job in 2013!
    3031 days ago
    Your aunt sounded wonderful like the females in my family.

    I hope you do well with the resolutions and have a great year.
    3032 days ago
    I'm so sorry about your aunt!!!! I hope 2013 is wonderful for you!!!!
    3032 days ago
    I can relate to your struggles this year. Money has become extremely tight this year for me too. Keep in mind that you create your own plan. Create a goal and continually strive for it. When life throws curve balls stop and remind yourself that you can still reach any goal you set. You may have to adjust, but that is okay.

    I like to create challenges. I feel that a challenge is a great way to look at things and helps set you up for success. The goals that can be created around that challenge; I feel that is the best route to go without creating the feeling of failure.
    3032 days ago
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