2012 was a hard year. I'm not particularly sad to see it go.
My oldest child started school, which ushered in a new era for our family. It has changed the dynamic of our home - for better and for worse.
I lost most of my hair over a very short period of time. That experience changed me dramatically. I learned a lot about myself and a lot about my extraordinary friends. I shaved my head and learned that I think I looked pretty cool bald, and I really like having short hair for the first time.
|The pictures on the right were taken about 2.5 weeks after the ones on the left. I lost 75% of my hair in less than 3 months.|
I attempted a 21 Day Sugar Detox. I didn't come close to finishing it.
I hit an all-time new low weight of 121 lbs, just shy of my goal of 118 lbs.
I went a year of being about 98% gluten-free.
I lost my grandmother, a woman who has always been a huge part of my life. Grieving her loss was a really difficult time for me this past summer.
We decided to have another baby. I got pregnant. 12 weeks into the pregnancy (just four days ago) I had a miscarriage, and we're in the midst of mourning that loss.
I turned 33 and had a mini freak-out. It occurred to me I was the same age Jesus was when he died.
Some goals, hopes, plans and ideas for 2013:
Get back to 121 lbs-ish. I don't have a functioning scale right now, and I don't think I'll replace it. I'll know when I'm back around that weight when certain clothes start to fit properly (or at all!) again.
Get strong. I have a series of exercise videos that I really enjoy, and I'm looking forward to getting back to them.
Start and finish a Sugar Detox. I'm starting on January 5th after my parents leave.
Recommit to taking my supplements for adrenal support.
Spend more time getting Music Man ready for school.
Potty train Baby Belle.
Continue to eat 80% Primal/Paleo, and thoroughly enjoy my indulgences.
Get my body, mind and spirit to a place where I could consider another pregnancy.
Get out on more dates with my ridiculously good-looking husband.
Organize, clean and de-clutter my house! (That's a BIG one.)
Do NOT freak out about turning 34.
I think that about sums it up. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2013.