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2016 in Review and 2017 = a New Me

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2016 was a rough year for me. My MIL moved in with us. She had Alzheimers/dementia and I was her caregiver. She passed away on Dec 1. My new kiltmaking business took off. We had a nightmare of home improvements which ended with us going to a lawyer on Dec 30th because the contractor caused $15,000+ worth of damages on a $17,000 job. It was hard to focus on losing weight. One thing I am grateful for is I basically stayed the same. I was one pound lower than my 2016 starting weight.

Though I will say - there were a couple of highlights in 2016 -- I have two new grandchildren!

2017 = a new year and ready to be a new me. My goal this year is to reach Onderland. It will be a struggle but I will strive to reach it.

I have been learning a lot from Dr. Jade Teta from Metabolic Effect. Now I just got to put it into practice. One article I was reading today really brought things into focus. This hit me right between the eyes..."Hands down your diet is the single biggest change needed...in order to see dramatic change in the body, there has to be dramatic change in the diet and this change has to be adhered to upwards of 90 to 95% of the time." That is my biggest struggle - I adhere to it probably 50%-75% of the time - thinking little bit here or there won't hurt. Well, I definitely need to work on that and strive for the 90-95%.

Another eye opener was..."that rigid adherence to a schedule is a key factor in success.... a person must adhere to that program 90 to 95% of the time. The only way that is possible is by scheduling it as a priority in the day. Not only should a person know exactly what time they are going to eat everyday, but they should also know exactly what they are going to eat." Oops again. Currently I don't plan what to eat until it is time. This will again be something I need to work on. Time to make plans and stick to them.

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    Great insights. So sorry for your losses. Wishing you a strong 2017. emoticon
    1044 days ago
    Hope 2027 is a better year and great advice re 90-95% comment. One of the books I blogged about also hit me like this. Sugar even once a week in any form is bad....so many negative impacts on the body. This is giving me the willpower to say "no."
    1056 days ago
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    Carrie, what a challenging year 2016 was. I am so impressed with your positiveness and determination. Well done! Thank you too for the link on the Metabolic Effect. I'm going to check that out.

    Take good care and keep on being so wonderful!

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    1057 days ago
    The fact that you maintained during that rough year proves you are doing well. I think the trouble with most health plans is that to be effective we need to stick to it 90-95% of the time. We need to find something that works that we are willing to make a permanent lifestyle or the weight will just come back. Hope you have found yours and reach Onderland in 2017! Go, Carrie! emoticon

    NOTE: Link is bad - if you delete the %20 from in front of the www. it works. That doesn't show up in the article but was in my URL when I clicked it. Thanks for sharing it, Carrie.
    1070 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2017 12:45:08 AM
    Sounds like you have a good plan in place for 2017. I hope you have a much better year. Good luck with the changes you are making and with reaching Onederland . emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    Wowsa! 2016 sounds like it was tough. Glad that you could start the same weight wise. I had a crummy 2016. My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May and passed away in October.
    1072 days ago
    Carrie - 90-95% is a real eye-opener to me to! Thanks for telling us about thisI probably adhere to a weight loss/healthy eating program 50 - 70%. Here's to our success in 2017!

    1073 days ago
    You can do it Carrie. I love your attitude.
    1073 days ago
    Carrie emoticon that you have found something that speaks volumes to you!
    That is - without a doubt - what we all need in order to make a lasting change ... and progress.

    Your 2016 for sure had its highs and lows, and through it all, you were amazingly consistent.
    Wishing you much, much success in 2017 !!


    1073 days ago
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