Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 Done, 2015 Bring it on!!


As 2015 begins, I believe it is important to look back and acknowledge our successes and failures. Learn from them and move on to the next chapter. 2014 was a year of great ups and downs. I reignited a friendship that had been hurt. I became more involved in my new church. With some past hurts from church people this was pretty hard for me. I still have not fully allowed myself to let go and really enjoy the possibility of new friends. I am still incredibly guarded. I lost people this year. More then I wish to suicide. That really breaks my heart. I know how it feels to be that low, but I don't ever want to cause that kind of pain to others.

I had an amazing beginning to the summer vacation time. Kayaked on the lakes. It was AMAZING!! Look at the smile!!

But then I looked at my tummy and was very unhappy...

At the end of that time I also witnessed my son's life explode. It is the hardest thing to watch your child hurt. I have been happy to see him recover. It was pretty hard though.

After vacation I decided time to deal with my weight. I went to the doctor to set up a plan. I lost 25 lbs! Yay! Finally under 200. Shortly after this I further injured my back. Requiring this time that I get the surgery. Emotionally it took a toll. But physically I am feeling better. I just still have to take my time to rebuild muscle and strength in my back. I maintained my weight loss under 200.

I embarked on some things on the house to try new ideas to really organize it, they have been great. I have never kept a really neat home. But not terrible either. Now I am looking to take it a step further. Where things are neater then ever before.

2014 also included some very unwelcomed medical news for family. We ended the year with cancer, infections, and many other maladies in my extended family. My brother even having hyperbaric chamber treatments!! How crazy is that! We really can't do anything to change any of those. But we can decide to continue to lean into being healthy! Which IS my plan!

Also not on list is to get my garden going again this year!!

So here are the basics for the New Year Goals.

Do Daily Bible studies

Track Eating to continue to lose weight
Hike 2x's a month
Kayak 2-3x's a month once water temp rises to 50 degrees
Continue organizing my home
I would love to have people join me for hikes! I have maps of many local trails. Some I have walked already others I have not.