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For the month of December, I’ll be participating in #WEverb11. Each day gives a new prompt, each of which is a chance to reflect and look forward.

December 31: Foresee

Where do you hope to be on Jan 1, 2013? Contributed by Kaileen Elise.


On January 1st, 2013, I hope to be at home, recovering from an amazing party the night before.  I hope to be several sizes smaller, proof of which was witnessed in my amazing party dress.  I hope that the previous night’s festivities included those I held dear.  I hope to be reflecting on 2012 as the year that many of my wishes came true through my own hard work and determination.  I hope that as I make my goals for 2013, losing weight isn’t on the top of the list, because I’d already achieved overwhelming success in that area.  And maybe, just maybe, as I look around on January 1st of 2013, there is a new love interest close by.

A girl can dream, can’t she?


I’m sad to see #WEverb11 come to an end.  I’ve enjoyed writing these daily prompts tremendously.  It was an amazing experience to be a bit invested, since I helped to write a few of them.

If you’ve enjoyed the experience of #WEverb11 and would like to see an iteration of it in 2012, please consider donating $1 for the upcoming website. As you probably know, domain names and hosting spaces aren’t free, and this effort in 2011 came from one person’s pockets. So if you liked it, your small change can help have another site up and running and ready for 2012 very shortly!

I donated my $1, will you?


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Today on her site, Scale Junkie asked us what we hope to accomplish by 2012.  July marks the halfway point of the year, so it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened so far and to make  goals for the rest of the year.

As a quick reflection – I am proud that in the first 6 months of 2011 I got more serious about my weight loss plan.  I stuck with it, even when doing so meant sacrificing the foods that I enjoy eating.  I followed a really restrictive diet plan to lose weight, and in doing so, I started to feel better about myself.  I started to fit into clothes that I wasn’t able to fit in late last year.  I got myself out of the 300s, which is a number I never want to see on the scale again.

But looking ahead (which you guys know is my favorite part!), these are the things that I WILL accomplish by (or before) 2012:

  1. Meet my mini weight loss goal of losing 45 pounds and getting to the required 266 lbs.
  2. Qualify for WLS, specifically VSG.
  3. Complete all the requirements of WLS, including the psych evaluation, meetings with the surgeon and nutritionist, and other tests that will be required.
  4. Continue to workout every day – more organized, “hardcore” workouts 4-5 days a week, and more gentle workouts (walking, bike riding, swimming) the other days.  This will become really important once school starts and my schedule is busier.
  5. Try spinning – I’m so fearful of taking this class, but I know that once I do, I’ll really enjoy it.
  6. Keep moderation and consistency with my eating, and in the rest of my life, as well.
  7. Have the surgery. (Once I’ve meet all the requirements, this is out of my control, but from what I understand, it is definitely possible that the surgery will be scheduled before December, if things go according to plan).

I know that these things are very doable, so I have no doubt that they will happen.  I’ve stopped being someone who makes excuses for why I haven’t done something, and I’ve started to really push myself to be better, stronger, healthier in terms of weight loss.  I’ve always been able to achieve anything I’ve challenged myself to do in the rest of my life, and now I’m finally getting that same spirit going with weight loss.

What Will YOU Accomplish by 2012?

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