Sunday, January 27, 2013

2012 year in review (and pics)

So I am back to feeling like this journey is taking FOREVER!  I really needed something to lift my spirits again, but some wind in my sail to keep me pushing forward and gain some momentum again.  I am a very visual person, so when I'd seen someone else do this, I thought what a GREAT idea!

I TOTALLY stole this idea from my friend Jen.  She is getting back on the blogging wagon so swing by and check out her blog too!  I am looking forward to reading about her half marathon training adventures (and I am sure a few of our adventures together as she also happens to be my neighbor and new workout buddy)! 

A co-worker told me she can really see a difference, especially in my face with the amount of weight I have lost so far.  I thought it would be interesting to do a little looking back at some of the pics from last year.  So welcome to my 2012 year in review!

January 2012

-  2012 starting weight:  261.4

-  Began regularly logging weight (daily)

February 2012

-  Started blogging

March 2012

-  Participated in my first 5k – I walked the whole way but I did it!

-  Diagnosed pre-diabetic

April 2012

-  Started working out

May 2012

June 2012

-  Road trip to MO to meet/visit my FB bestie Melissa…new wardrobe shopping!

July 2012

-  My 36th birthday

August 2012

September 2012

- Met Austin & Ken Andrews (Biggest Loser season 11) & 5k

-  Started Couch to 5k

-  Komen Race for the Cure 5k

October 2012

-  Dash+Dine 5k

November 2012

-  Completed c25k

December 2012

-  2012 ending weight - 212.2
-  2012 weight loss - 49.2 pounds

This is a total reminder to me, at a time I needed it, what an awesome year 2012 was.  I did have amazing success.  And while I have learned so much along the way I still have so much yet to learn.  I am so looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring. 
to new friends and new adventures!
my neighbor and new workout buddy (and fellow blogger) Jen!

I am blessed beyond measure to have been able to get my head in the game (and keep it there so far).  I have accomplished so much on the journey of reclaiming my health and happiness.  Hopefully I have inspired a person or two with my ramblings and nonsense along the way.  This journey is hard and frustrating at times, but the pride and joy far outweigh those little moments of fear and doubt.  You CAN do this!  Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and just keep going.  Commit to your dream and decide to live it!  NO EXCUSES!!!  I believe in you!!

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  1. Jen, you my friend are awesome! To think we have lived right down the street from each other for 5yrs and never knew it. We even attended some of the same races in 2012. I am so glad that out of 7000+ members of the mlfc that we found each other. HERE'S TO A GREAT 2013!

  2. You had an amazing year! Well done :)

  3. Love the progression pictures, you are doing a great job!!