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If you read my blog last year at this time, you’ll remember that I took part in #reverb10, which was a great way to reflect on the past year and then look ahead to the next one.  I enjoyed having a prompt to write about each day, and I found that it allowed me to get creative in a way that I don’t normally do on this blog. I was excited to participate again this year, until I got an email from one of the founders, Gwen Bell, who explained that due to a change in life circumstances, there would be no #reverb11 this year.  Luckily, several fellow #reverb participants decided to take up the cause.

With so many different off-shoots to choose from, I decided to go with the one that I felt most affinity towards.  I liked that Kimberly Michelle took up the cause so quickly and that she created a Google doc for us to help write prompts to.  I offered 5 or 6 of my own, and if we’re lucky, a couple of them might be used. Here’s a bit more about how #WEverb11 was born.

I’m excited to participate again this year, and if you’re interested, click here.


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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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