Happy New Year to all! I can't believe it is 2012 already...2011 flew by way too fast! I decided to create this blog as this is the year I turn 30, and this is also going to be the year where I find myself in a better, happier place.
  We all say it...every year that we're going to lose weight or get rich or do this or do that. This blog will help me hold myself accountable. I have found that when I share my journey, I keep motivated. Even if times get tough or I am not having a good week, people help me get back on track. So, if you are reading this, and you continue to do so, thank you. It means more to me than you know.
  This is the year that I turn 30...December 1st. There are a few goals that I would like to see accomplished! Some are big, some are small, but I want this year to be the start of happiness. By that, I mean I am happy with body, my finances, my job, myself.
 First, is my health. All of my life, I have struggled with my weight. It wasn't so bad while I played basketball, but now that those days are way behind, it's been a roller coaster. It's to a point where I don't take pictures because I fear how I look or fly somewhere because of the fear that I may not be able to buckle the seat belt. It's time to stop letting food control my life and take control of my health! I recently rejoined Weight Watchers Online because that helps a lot. It also helps that my boyfriend Patrick has joined along with me. I don't have a certain amount I want to lose just yet, but as long as I get healthier, I will be happy.
 Next, finances. I need to stop spending on the wants. It's time to turn to Dave Ramsey! I am a spending fool, and I keep finding myself cheating the system by knowing how long it takes certain businesses to cash checks so that I may get food or put gas in my car. I should not be living like this! This holiday season I turned to credit cards to afford gifts for my family and loved ones. Again, HUGE no no. I'm trying to get out of debt, not deeper in it. This will be a challenge..especially when it comes to wanting jewelry, clothes, etc. I suppose I can turn that into a rewards system with my weight loss!
  A few other small goals is to capture moments with Patrick, my friends, and my family. I barely took pictures in 2011...I want to try to take at least one picture a day whether it's of me, Patrick, or something beautiful. I want to share my life in Tennessee to my friends who I don't get to see often. I want to manage my time better...when I leave work, I leave! I need to fit working out into my daily schedule, also get enough sleep, keep my apartment clean, organize, spend time with Bruizer. I want to keep in better touch with my friends and family. I also want to be a better manager and be able to teach my staff more so that my job doesn't get out of control stressful.
 So throughout this year, I will share my triumphs and my troubles, my smiles and my tears. Here is to an amazing year with lots of changes (hopefully all good changes) to come!


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