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2012 Review and 2013 Goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2012 was a year of ups and downs. I maintained my 50 lb. weight loss until around September but then I put about 10 lbs. back on. I got really relaxed on my portion sizes and went back into my old habits with fried foods and sweets. LOTS of fast food and ice cream! TONS of emotional eating from May through Sept. Still working on getting my eating back in order...I know how to make successful food choices...I just need to make sure I'm planning for success.

My fitness was great for the first part of year...hit a fantastic 5K PR in April. But then Humidity and depression hit over the summer. Kept running but not as regularly. Ran my first half marathon in September but didn't prepare for it like I could have...I guess a positive in that is that I have a time that I should be able to beat easily...haha.

At the end of April a good friend, and colleague, of mine was killed. It really rocked my world...and I can say that it was the beginning of a return to my negative eating. In writing this post I realized that my friend died 2 days after my PR 5K...I haven't been close to that again until December. I already felt that my poor eating and training were related to my emotions...but realizing that time connection confirms it.

I had a good December and am looking forward to a great 2013!

My goals/plans for 2013:
1) end my current job and start nursing school
2) Look into using anti-depressants and/or enter therapy
3) Run at least 5 Half Marathons (already signed up for 3 in the spring and looking at a few in the fall...including the anniversary of my first one)
4) PR in 5K and 10K distances
5) Get to goal weight (150) which is 20 lbs down

We'll see what the year brings! Feeling hopeful!
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    I wish you all the best for 2013.

    And I love your Spark Name!
    2937 days ago
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