Today I went to New Years Gongyo (World Peace Prayer) at the SGI Buddhist Center in Tukwila. We go there once a month to chant together in a big group and also watch performances. The best performance was by the kids (future division). They did a great "gangnam style style" dance routine that couldn't help but make you smile. They read a few inspirational quotes and passages trying to get us pumped about the new year. I particularly like this one.....
"Those who wake up each morning with work to accomplish and a mission to fulfill are the happiest people of all. SGI members are like this. For us each day is one of supreme purpose and satisfaction. For us each day is New Year’s Day. Please exert yourselves vigorously with the determination to live each day to the fullest, so that you may compose a golden diary of life."--
To me this sums up how I want to live my life. Like everyday is new years! To create determination and exert myself in life each day.
New Years Eve I spent working until 10:30 pm. When I got home from work I chilled with my vegan white russian before the ball dropped.
Best of 2012
Last New years I posted that I had lost 83.4 lbs. This New Years I have lost 17.2 lbs from last new years. 100.6 lbs lost total. Even though It has taken me twice as long as planned to get to my 1st goal I am very happy because I put the work into it and never gave up. 2013 is going to be about getting to 140, maintaining and toning.
More positives this year.
- Moved closer to work
- Since April I have been biking everyday to and from work
- Joined the Y
- Made some new gym buddies
- Went from Courtesy Clerk to Checker at Safeway
- Lost 4 more inches from my waist
Speaking of inches these are my stats from last New year and This new Year.
Inches lost in 1 year.
Last New Years Inches This New Years Inches Lost from last year
Arms: 12 +1/4'' Arms: 11+1/2'' (-1+1/4)
Bust: 37" Bust: 34" (-3)
Waist: 40" Waist: 36" (-4)
Hips: 41" Hips: 37" (-4)