Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello 2012!

Hello my friends!  Hello 2012!  I hope everyone is off to a super charged start for this new year.  I am excited for it, myself.  
Right now, though, I have a sore throat and swollen glands.  I’m downing the vitamin C and garlic which seems to ward off sicknesses for me.  But I am having a bit of a struggle finding my MOJO in the short term.
Long term, I have a 1/2 marathon to train for, trip to Oregon with my girls in March, warm Utah summer to look forward to, climbing the mountain here in our valley, and enjoying our new area and life here in Utah.  
We were counting up just today how many friends & family parties we've had these last two and a half months and it came to 9 parties/get-togethers at our house!  (The latest one was just last night!)  How fun is that!
However, in the short term... I’m cold, isolated, and fighting feelings of loneliness.  January blues maybe?  I’ve got to stop worrying about how to motivate myself and just DO IT!  
Life Is Good. 
I am So Hugely Blessed!
So, since I’m making knox blox quite often, I decided to buy a bulk amount of the unflavored gelatin.  I should have done this long ago!  This is gonna last me!!

I also got some running shoes from Costco.  Yes, I know I should go in and have an expert get me fitted with the right running shoes, but time and money don’t agree with that right now.  These ones seemed to fit well and I think they’ll do fine.  So next challenge is to really put these shoes to USE! 

Here was my lean and green tonight.  
Rotisserie chicken and sauteed zucchini & mushrooms.  A quick and yummy meal!
What are you doing to stay motivated?


Rettakat said...

So sorry you are feeling under the weather.

I also know that for me in the winter, darker months I really appreciate having bright color corrected lights. I have two bright ones in the ceiling of my studio. They are supposed to simulate daylight. I dunno, maybe it's psychological, but they seem to help. :-)

Healing hugs,

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Sharon said...

I was thinking of you just a day or so ago and realizing it'd been awhile since you posted so very glad to see you pop up in my reader. Congrats on all the entertaining!! It certainly is a way to practice hospitality and I admire your commitment to that in a new place. But I also understand about the feelings when everyone goes home and the house seems dark and lonely especially in the winter. But it seems you've taken steps to overcome and rise above, so keep doing what you're doing hopefully you'll feel better soon both physically and emotionally.

gracies tough journey said...

Hope you feel well soon. I agree with the January blues... I think that is my problem. I love the shoes from Costco. The dinner looks so yummy. Is that a Costco rotisserie chicken? Those are so yummy and a good quick meal. Take care and I hope you have a blessed 2012! Gracie

Joy said...

Friend, I hope you get to feeling better soon! Praying for you!!

Hey I tagged you today!!

Keep focused!

Casey said...

Hey, it's been a while since I checked in on you! Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you get better soon.
I look forward to catching up on your blog.

Julie said...

I've got to do that too, get a new pair of running shoes. I really want to go in and get fitted but it's a 100 mile trip to do that and then buying the shoes too. One day maybe.
I still have yet to make those knox blox. I have to do that one day soon too.
I am sorry you're missing your friends and old life but suppose you're going to have to full adjust to the new life, new body and new surroundings. Keep your outlook bright and remember all that you are blessed with and for.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend.