"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Goals Review & Weigh-In

Last January I found this neat version of a new years resolution sheet, filled it out and shared it here.  Today I thought I'd go over it and share what I managed to accomplish this past year.

First off, for the record...

Today's Weight:  166.0
Loss/Gain: +/- 0 from last month, but +6 from my original "maintain" weight.  

Seeing that I managed to maintain in December, instead of putting any more weight on I guess that's good.

And now for the 2013 Goals...

My one word was "DO [what's hard]" because I knew I was facing a few things I'd never been through before.  I kept this sheet on my dresser mirror and every time I glanced at it I was reminded that I could do it.  

I wanted to paint a piece of furniture and ended up painting my bedroom dresser in the fall.  I love how it turned out. 

I needed to pay off our one credit card.  We paid off about 3/4 of it and we still plan finishing the payoff this year.  

I planned to continue sharing my weight loss journey on my blog and to share my burdens when they got heavy.  I continued to blog and when I opened up to others about my struggles during the deployment I was great encouraged that I was normal and everything would be okay.  It made me grateful I humbled myself and reached out when I needed to.  Deployment is no joke, but we made it through safe and sound.

I wanted to succeed at reaching my goal weight of 140 pounds and run my first half marathon.  I did not lose the extra weight (in fact I think I'm finishing up the year one pound less than last January).  However, I DID run my first half marathon, running the entire distance and that was a huge success. 

All in all, I feel I had a successful 2013.  At times it was a bit trying and I learned a lot about myself, but there were no major tragedies or mishaps.  Now I'm ready to see what 2014 brings...and I confess I'm a little more than happy to know my husband will be by my side through it all. 


  1. You had a great year! Here's to an even better 2014!

  2. Happy New Year, Leah! You had an awesome 2013 and I hope 2014 is more of the same!

    Love that goal template--I might have to borrow that. :)