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2011 into 2012

2011 was a successful year in the weight loss department for the most part. I started out the year weighing 197.8 and ended the year weighing 156.6 for a total lost of 41.2 pounds. Granted I would have liked it to be more but I had a "bad" couple of months during October and November where I gained back around 13-14 lbs.

But I did go from looking like this:

 To looking like this:
One of the biggest things that I learned with the recent weight gain is that I can never stop paying attention to what food I'm putting in my mouth and stop from working out. Though I have learned that I don't have to do as much as I have done through out the year. I have cut back on a lot and is enjoying it more because of so. 

I also completed a full year of running and ran two 5ks, with the plan of running another 5k at the beginning of March and a 10k at the end of March. I have goals of completing the 5k in under 35 minutes and completing the 10k in under 70 minutes. I'm doing both of these with my husband and it's fun planning these with him (even though he will finish way before me, lol). 

I'm still struggling with shopping for clothes...who would have though that?!? But with all the weight loss I'm finding it hard to find "my style". I do enjoy shopping more since I have more options. Wonder if I could afford a personal stylist for the day? I wish. But I do know that I need someone to go with me to give me feed back. 
My goals for 2012 (other than what I mentioned above) is to get the last 25-30 lbs off (hopefully by my birthday in July), work harder on weight training and maintaining the weight loss once goal has been reached. I know I have a busy year coming up with finally getting another job, being in charge of the Det's spouses group and also as a Key Spouse, but hey being busy means I won't have time to stuff my face full of crap, lol. 



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