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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I don't do New Year's Resolutions......why wait until a specific day to improve oneself?
I don't give up anything for Lent.....I'm not Catholic.

Today is my 7 year anniversary on Spark and what do I have to show for it?
--- 15 pounds lost (7 years ago) and kept off
--- an additional 10 pounds lost and regained countless times
--- LOTS of starts and stops. I've had an on-again, off-again relationship with weightloss and SP
--- renewed faith in myself (recently)
--- renewed motivation (recently)
--- acceptance that exercise should be fun if you're gonna stick with it and small things count...walking counts
--- acceptance that failures are learning experiences. Learn from it and move on
--- Bad days happen. You're gonna eat poorly and exercise little on some days and THAT'S OKAY....keep these days to a minimum and it'll all balance out.
--- my skepticism is gone. During those ~7 years, I never truly believed I would reach my goal of 125. Now, I'm so SURE I'm going to reach it that I know I can do better. I'm shooting for 115 and I WILL GET THERE. I'm only 5' tall. I have a small bone structure. 115 is in the middle of my recommended BMI. At 36 years old (37 by the time I hit goal), I WILL achieve this. I will be fitter in my late 30s than I was when I graduated highschool. I'll be a few pounds heavier, but I will be fitter and fitness is important at any age.

On January 7th, I committed to walking 1,000 miles in 2013.
On January 23rd, I received my FitBit and started really tracking. I started climbing stairs after potty breaks and walking at lunch and after work. I pace the floor at home like a caged animal when I used to stand still (brushing teeth, folding laundry, talking on the phone, etc). But I don't feel caged.....I feel FREE.

I've lost 4lbs in a little over 2 weeks after struggling for SO LONG to get the scale to move. I feel invincible. I have no doubts.....I WILL hit my goal.
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