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2017 Year in Review

What a year, am I right?

2017 has been a tough year in a lot of ways, but it's definitely had its ups to distract from the downs. I traveled to two new countries, spraining my ankle in one of them. I lost a cat to cancer, and I miss her terribly, but I know it was right for her in the end and I'm deciding on a small tattoo to memorialize her. I volunteered twice a month, helped and hung out with friends often, and had my first author event, which went nowhere. I've learned basic (very basic; oh so basic) knitting, a little bit of German, and lost weight.

Every year since about 2013, I've started the year at 181lbs. Even if I could manage to lose weight there in the middle of the year I would eat my way right back up in the last few months. I was determined this year not to make it happen and I managed it! Granted, every other year I was DETERMINED not to let it happen, but this year I actually stuck to my plan.

It went in fits and starts, but each time I lost weight I …