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Who's up for another ROUND of Positivity?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

hi all!

This is going to be a HARD week for me!!!

HUBBY gone for 1 wk! I have crossed this hill bef!
hubby gone = junk police is out of town!

and I have confessed to some of you that my eating STINKS! you can chk my public tracker!
I am going to tackle that today!

to show me! that I CAN do it! 2 birds one stone!!!!

RUNNING has given be a NEW BAD eating HABIT! I need to kick it!

7 days of positivity blog, status, comments, etc!!!
again it doesn't mean you have to be bubbley and peepy!

JUST no negativity!
If you are new (look at my blogs from last week for some examples and hints)


WHO'S IN?



  
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PRACHI17 2/20/2011 2:34PM

    I am in , I have been very negative lately !

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HOLLYL7 2/20/2011 9:15AM

    Love it! I'm in =) I was just sitting here thinking that I have SO much to do this week, and lots of obligations, but instead of feeling negative about it, your blog made me turn my thinking around. 7 Days of positivity emoticon.



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LYON77 2/20/2011 7:59AM

    I'm in!!! See my blog I just posted.............all positivity!!!!

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NASFKAB 2/20/2011 5:49AM

  Great blog thanks.

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KAMAPERRY 2/19/2011 11:53PM

    I'm in!

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KINSBAILE 2/19/2011 11:17PM

    I am totally in! And you rock! Sometimes we don't eat the right stuff. We just have to keep trying to be the best we can be!

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LARIESHA 2/19/2011 9:45PM

    after my Wal-Mart experience today I need it. So I am in. Boy are people just rude nowadays. At least say excuse me if you run into my cart that ends up hitting me on my side.

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NATPLUMMER 2/19/2011 9:22PM

    I'm in!!

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DIANE2110 2/19/2011 8:27PM

    I'm in! I've had enough negativity lately to last me a long time. Spring is coming and that good enough for me.
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For me, when DH went away this past fall, I did sooooo well. He's the one that insists on having junk food in the house. So I tried new SP recipes three times a week which meant my meals were done in batches and no one else was complaining about the mess, the smells or the taste. I could spark as long as I wanted without being told to get off the computer, I did my exercises before making the bed and at night, I was the only one in bed which meant I had a better sleep, etc. etc. Mmmm! I'll have to ask him if he wants to visit his mother again!
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Hope you have a great week!
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Diane : ) ** Make it Happen in 2011 **

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COMPUCATHY 2/19/2011 7:06PM

    I'm in! Positivity is THE way to go! So much more fun than the negative stuff! We can do it! Enjoy your week! YOU CAN DO THIS! Spark on! emoticon

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CURVYDIVA86 2/19/2011 5:50PM

    Pretend we're your hubby aka the junk police! You can do it!!

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VENISEW1 2/19/2011 5:29PM

    I hear you when dh is traveling there's no one to say you don't need to eat the whole bag or another cookie, etc... It helps if there's no junk in the house to eat. Be strong emoticon emoticonw/me :)

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OLLYBIRD 2/19/2011 5:10PM

    Me me me! Focus on the positive!

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MRDPOLING 2/19/2011 4:48PM

    Raising my hand! I love the challenge!!!!

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ABB698 2/19/2011 4:21PM

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CHERWHOAH 2/19/2011 4:18PM

    Does the hubby encourage you to eat junk or does he discourage?

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Look forward to the NEW you!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hi all

I remember when I started this journey, I wanted to know what the DONE me would be like!

I looked at other's pic and success stories and wondered!

Then I decided.... WHAT am I doing?

WONDERFUL stories, wonderful pictures of progress!

BUT it's TOTALLY MEANINGLESS

They are NOT ME!

Looking at their progress doesn't have anything to do with me!
That is NOT what I will look like!
That is NOT my story!

I HAVE to get my butt moving! I NEED TO DO THIS
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BUT I found MOTIVATION in there stories and pics!

So I took my first pics and RAN!
For weeks I wondered what will I look like at the end of C25k!
I was LOOKING forward to the NEW Me!


THERE it is! That is what I looked like 10 weeks later, 10 lbs lighter (170-160)


Finishing the c25k I had the courage to take my dog for a run!
I took her out in Nov 16 2010, and my dog didn't even break a trot!
I WROTE in my blog that there will be a day when she will take me seriously and run!
I was LOOKING Forward to the NEW me!
And that day was today! 14 wks later!!!! 2.7 mile turned into 5 miles


This week is my 10th wedding anniversary!
I didn't have a set goal, just wanted to have some results
I was LOOKING forward to the NEW me!


15 lbs different! I was 145 at my wedding(10/12), and 159 in this picture a few wks back(4/6)!

I am still LOOKING forward to the NEW me!

What will I look like after 90 days of p90x?

What will I look like after my Pittsburgh marathon in may?

What will I look like when I am comfortable with a bikini?


Always looking forward!
Building new motivation and new standards!

What about YOU!!!

Are you LOOKING forward to the NEW you????

It's a long road and it's not easy!
I you will get there!!! day by day!!

  
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LYON77 2/20/2011 7:57AM

    I love your blogs!!!! You are so cute and genuine and funny!!!! I cant believe that you stayed around the same weight but kept getting smaller, and smaller and smaller!!! When I get frustrated with the scale my fiancee says, remember that lady on spark..............and he is talking about YOU!!!!

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KAMAPERRY 2/20/2011 12:08AM

    Inspiring, keep it up!

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KINSBAILE 2/19/2011 11:19PM

    I am SO looking forward to the new me. I can see her just around the corner you know? Happy Wedding Anniversary! Hope you two get to celebrate it!

I think it's totally cool you got the bikini! :)

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COOPSM 2/19/2011 8:43PM

    Love this blog...keep up the great work!!!

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JENJOEJILLY816 2/19/2011 5:58PM

    this is very awesome!!

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CURVYDIVA86 2/19/2011 5:50PM

    I LOVE this blog!!!! You're so right about focusing on YOUR journey and not on other people's journeys, inspiring though they may be. I know I often get tied up wondering if I could ever look like so-and-so does, and instead, I should get moving!!

Love it. Thanks for the inspiration! And you look awesome!!

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ZORAHGAIL 2/19/2011 5:43PM

    I like the idea of letting my results surprise me. Great blog!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/19/2011 5:41PM

    thanks for the awesome responses! Always looking but realistic! b/c I dont have set goal! I let my results surprise me ;p

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CHERWHOAH 2/19/2011 4:20PM

    Awesome attitude!

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GETBACK2GOOD 2/19/2011 3:40PM

    I love this blog!! You made me smile more than once ;) You have inspired me to set goals like this too!! I like this idea!!

Happy Saturday!

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OILOVETEA 2/19/2011 1:39PM

    you'll look amazing :) because the fact is you look amazing now, so I can't even imagine how else you'll improve! but I'm looking forward to seeing it, too! since you inspireee meee.

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JERSEYFLOWER 2/19/2011 12:21PM

    Great blog! First - Happy 10th wedding anniversary! That is really wonderful!
What am I most looking forward to? I am living very much in the present and truly celebrating each day's progress and milestones. I don't look too much into the future and wonder "what if?" My immediate goals that I'm looking forward to - my first 5k at the end of March and my second 5k at the end of April!

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BURGHGIRL 2/19/2011 10:33AM

    Great blog! I was just thinking this when I started reading spark last night (in fact, I am about to blog about it). It is kind of fun to imagine where you want to be!!! What is more beautiful is the change that goes on in the inside!!!! The confidence, the personal strength, the growth and reflection. to me, those are priceless!!!

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MYSPARKLER 2/19/2011 9:28AM

    This is one of my favorite blogs! I am at/near my goal weight, but still wonder about the "New Me" when I begin a 90 day exercise program, commit to a few months of a new class, change my diet to promote healthier blood work. It's nice to adjust plans and look forward to the positive results! You said it so well.
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NATPLUMMER 2/19/2011 8:54AM

    You are already looking like a new you! You will continue to look better and better!!

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DANIELLE_FIT440 2/19/2011 8:48AM

    This is so motivating!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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BELIEVER104 2/19/2011 8:02AM

    This is great-- and has given me so much to think about! You are so right... it's all about me, and I can do it!

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GALSAL59 2/19/2011 6:54AM

    Positive blogs!

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MRDPOLING 2/19/2011 6:17AM

    Is the image on your background you?

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GMWSR15110 2/19/2011 6:07AM

    KEEP IT GOING!

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SOULOFADANCER 2/19/2011 6:07AM

    Great blog. But know you look good at all sizes.
Remember too you are a different age and body from when you were first married though.
Bodies and metabolisms change.
You are a true motivator and are doing great and look fabulous.
What is your personal mental vision of yourself?
Is it realistic?
I ask myself this all the time and struggle with it.
So for right now my goal is to get my BMI down to a healthier number and then tone as much as I can.
So enjoy the ride, don't stress as long as you are doing the best you can, that is all you can do.
YOU LOOK GREAT AND ARE A MOTIVATOR
THINK HOW MUCH HEALTHIER YOU ARE ABOVE ALL!
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NASFKAB 2/19/2011 5:25AM

  You are a emoticon MOTIVATOR. emoticon

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DOWNTOWN02 2/19/2011 5:08AM

    aweeeesome for posting these april! way to go! it takes courage to get on the photo blog challenge...and its really helpful and i think u will reap amazing benefits from it! congrats on the -10lbs...WOW!

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LWADE39 2/19/2011 4:04AM

    very motivating!!

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ABB698 2/19/2011 4:02AM

    emoticonHappy Anniversary! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/19/2011 3:55AM

    I love the way you put it!!!

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MINNA72 2/19/2011 3:44AM

    Congrats on your progress so far! Excited to know what effect p90x will have!

Good job!

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BABYBEARY 2/19/2011 3:19AM

    There is certainly a remarkable difference. Your committment says it all. Congrats!

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LOVEROFJC 2/19/2011 2:57AM

  Loved the uniqueness of your blog! Congratulations on your progress so far! Looking forward to the "rest of your story"!

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Running Pic Journal #10: Ran til my HUSKY literally won't take another step

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hi all

Here is a pic of my other baby, MISTY! (2003, now she is 10)


Here is the link to my #7 journal in NOV 2010 when I took her out first first time
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3782574

TITLE of BLOG: is BRAVE ENOUGH to take MISTY for a run!

A Summary of the blog would be:
MISTY: Mommy, you call this a RUN!!! COME on WOMAN STEP it UP!
ME: You !@#%%!!$#%! 1#$!%!#$@%@!%@!!!!!!

2.71 miles (I have completed c25k)

Running with Dog is alittle Ok a LOT annoying!!!
She has to do her business! and TODAY EVERYTHING all the critters are out!!!

SO TODAY was PAY BACK!!!

Like before she didn't take me seriously!
TO her, I am still SLOW and FAT! hahahaha!

first 1 miles she was just happy to be out! ADHD!!!
I am getting accustomed to HER!

I ran pretty slow, 12-15 mins/mile
SAME course like that AWESOME run on weds!
I SWEAR it's all in my head!!!

By my 3rd loop on the hillest part! she was DONE!!!

I felt bad, so I went to the loop and walked on the warm up hill!!

TODAY:
ME: COME on, is that all you got!!! Come you can do it Misty!
MISTY: You !Q@%!@%@!$@#@!%!!!

LOL she is out like a light some where!!!!

5 miles today 71 mins hahhaha

I think it was more TOO HOT than Lack of Stamina on her part (in her defense)



I am going have to RATE the hills. (1-10) (PIC from summer)

HIll 1: 2 Warm up hill,


Loop: A circle light hills: 3

Hill2: is a steep V: 3 ( Downhill momentum carried be through half way)

Hill 3: is a W of uphill!!: 8 DID NOT KICKED MY BUTT

FINALLY put a pic up! 3x of this up flat up flat!!!1
Hill 4: reverse of W: 4 Downhill (3min)
Hill5: is reverse of V: 10
Loop 2: 4
warm-up hill: 4

Cul De Sac = 4
Driveway: steep!!!: walke it at cool down today



PROGRESS:

B210k
Wk 1 : 2 miles at last interval! total 2.7 miles 13:48 min/mil
Wk 2: 3.3 miles at last intercal, total 3.7 miles 13:04 min/mile

SP Virtual Race #1 2/13/11 3.1 miles in 36 mins, 11 min/mile (GPS mode)

5 miler 2/16/11 5.14 miles in 60mins
5 miler 2/18/11 5.2 miles in 71 mins with dog (GPS mode)

Thanks for keeping up with my progress

  
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CHERWHOAH 2/18/2011 11:36PM

    aww thats so awesome :) i think it's cute when dogs are so tires they're KO-ed somewhere.

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OILOVETEA 2/18/2011 11:25PM

    out-running a sled-dog... major! all that while taking care of a sick baby this week!

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COOPSM 2/18/2011 10:27PM

    Love it!!! great job today...

If you look on my page at my pictures..we had a red husky..Shasta....she was beautiful.....we now have our lab Cooper...and of course he is handsome too...LOL

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ELISA322 2/18/2011 10:06PM

    Aw, Misty is so cute!! My dogs wouldn't last two minutes with me running, actually they wouldn't last two minutes away from their couch. And to think their breed is in the working class group, I find that hilarious.

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COMPUCATHY 2/18/2011 8:06PM

    You are doing so awesome! Keep up the good work! I bet you are getting solid as a rock! Woo hoo! Spark on! emoticon

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ALESHABEE 2/18/2011 6:15PM

    Aww...makes me wanna get a husky. My maltese/pomeranian can run for abt 3 miles but after that he's done.

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LKEITHO 2/18/2011 5:30PM

    Great job on the run! Looks like you have a beautiful area there. Give your beautiful dog a pat for me!

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PRACHI17 2/18/2011 5:15PM

    Awesome !!! which i could run with you :)

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SHAWNEDA 2/18/2011 5:14PM

    Awesome blog you make me think about aspiring to become a runner.

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NATPLUMMER 2/18/2011 4:51PM

    emoticon Great run!!!

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THISISFORME924 2/18/2011 4:13PM

    In my last race a guy was running with his Husky but it was more like the dog was dragging him and he was in really great shape! Your bold for taking her out!

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JACKIMOON 2/18/2011 3:52PM

    emoticon Some days I wish I had a dog to go running with. But, reading your blog, maybe they would be more of a nusisance. emoticon

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LMLOPEZ 2/18/2011 3:43PM

    Way to tire out the dog! My dog used to beat me; now she is too old to run for long and she trips me up. (she IS gonna be 13!) But she's good for a short sprint/walk interval of about 2 miles, so she does get me going for cardio.
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RLA1891 2/18/2011 2:36PM

    Love it! The dog, the route, the times, everything!

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KAMAPERRY 2/18/2011 2:21PM

    Hahahaha!! Awesome!

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BEANTOWN18974 2/18/2011 1:38PM

    funny! keep up the good work...
Tammy :)

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MRDPOLING 2/18/2011 1:33PM

    all that green makes me long for Spring all the more!

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LIVINGPROOF006 2/18/2011 12:56PM

    What a beautiful running path!

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ROBYN168 2/18/2011 12:46PM

    Way to go running with your dog. She is beautiful.

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KINSBAILE 2/18/2011 12:44PM

    I used to run with my dog, Brigid. But I do not anymore! It's too annoying. She pulls and then sometimes just stops. I 've almost tripped over her!!!!

Excellent times and miles! Keep it up!!! emoticon emoticon

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CURIOUS: How was YOUR week of Positivity!?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hi sparkers

I am so proud of you! and I loved reading them!
Some of you made 180s and you know that already from my comments;p

SO.........

How did it go?

Did you learn something?

Are you going to keep at it?

Up for another week of positivity (blogs, status, etc)

  
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LARIESHA 2/18/2011 11:25PM

    I loved it. It was easier to do than I expected. Not only did post positive things on Spark, I was also positive to others when talking to them.


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GWENAEL 2/18/2011 7:12PM

  I loved it!

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KAMAPERRY 2/18/2011 2:20PM

    I love it, makes me look for the positive in everything!

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DXTREME45 2/18/2011 12:54PM

    There were times when I didn't feel positive at all, but then something would happen to override the negativity.

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KELLIGIRL523 2/18/2011 12:05PM

    We are SO rockin' this journey!

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LUNATIFF 2/18/2011 12:01PM

    Well I always try to be positive. :D

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JAB0929 2/18/2011 11:58AM

    It's been harder than I thought but I will definitely keep with it!!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/18/2011 11:47AM

    It's always good to keep a positive spin on things.

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PEREZ85 2/18/2011 11:33AM

    You got it girl!!!

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I did something OUT of my COMFORT zone yesterday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

hi all

Yesterday! I got me a


YEAH! totally out of my comfort zone!
NEVER owned one in my life!

I have a total MENTAL block about this one.
So this will be my own pics, not posting, dont ask ;p

How is it different from the sport bra and tankini shorts?
I don't know it just is!

and

don't want to start putting my page on private mode ;p

SO there you go! I am going to do my own BIKINI CHALLENGE!

MAN it's totally UNKIND!
I have a deformed tummy, you can't see it in my tankini
BUT MAN it's clear as day with bikini!

EDIT: Deformity?
Yes, slight! from EMERGENCY C-section! save baby or vanity! LOL
you don't see it because there is a reason that you only see the same side progress pic!

Part of my DONTset yourself you for FAILURE moves!

ANYHOW!!!

I have renewed motivation ;p

STILL NOT DONE!

B/c I am back to 160.
i decided when I feel comfortable in the bikini! I will maintain ;p

ALL other BMI, IDEALweight and tool not working for me!

THanks......

Still can't believe I did that!

  
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AKATUJE 2/19/2011 5:17AM

    I so totally feel you on keeping the bikini pictures to yourself. I am considering buying one for myself too... but i have no idea when i will post pictures of me in it.. and my page is already set to private!!! That said, emoticon on taking that step. You will now have another way to measure, and i am very sure that one day, SOON!!!!, you will be comfortable in it!!!

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CHERWHOAH 2/18/2011 11:41PM

    congratulations on your first bikini! i think i'll need to go out and get one soon. My tummy is sorta gross still, i've got a little poochie belly still.

Mr. 160 just won't leave you the heck alone! you need to get a restraining order from him, you work too hard for him to lurk around the corner so much!

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RUNJEWELRUN 2/18/2011 9:25PM

    I don't own one yet so congrats! You can do it :)

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MYSPARKLER 2/18/2011 3:22PM

    You are going to look amazing in the bikini this summer! You are such a busy mom, and your dedication to health shows! You can show it off this summer.
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KAMAPERRY 2/18/2011 2:19PM

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DEE797 2/18/2011 2:19PM

    It's cute, and I bet you will look TERRIFIC in it!

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DSTAR79 2/18/2011 1:41PM

    emoticon!!! WE HAVE ONE LIFE...LETS STOP HIDING AND START LIVING IT HAPPILY...I BET IT LOOKS AWESOME ON YOU !!! WE GOTTA BE OUR OWN BEST FRIEND INSTEAD OF OUR ENEMIES

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/18/2011 1:04PM

    I got my first-ever bikini for my progress pics. It's a huge step, but I'm glad I did. No hiding anything anymore!

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JERSEYFLOWER 2/18/2011 11:53AM

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NATPLUMMER 2/18/2011 11:19AM

    The bikini comfort challenge sounds like a great way to know when it's time to start maintaining.
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WORTHEYMOM 2/18/2011 11:17AM

    too cool! that is my ultimate goal too! I have never ever even thought about it until this winter! I really, really want to be able to wear one once in my life. at 5' 1" and two babies, the strecth marks are my killer! They are fading and going away slowly but surely, just like my loose skin. taking it one day at a time, but a bikini is a true goal of mine!

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RDY2LOOSE 2/18/2011 11:11AM

    You are going to be rocking that bikini this summer!

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MOMMYNURSE 2/18/2011 11:05AM

    Just saw your edited comment about the scar. My thought..wear it proud! Scars can be cool if you make it cool..."hey check it...this tells my story..and I have a precious child to show for it!" I say embrace it!

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COUNTRYNINJA 2/18/2011 10:47AM

    Good for you!!!
You are working so hard and are an awesome motivator!
Have a great weekend!
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BOOKWERME 2/18/2011 10:34AM

    I still have my bikini from my one summer at WW goal...back in 1972! I recently pulled it out and have it where I can see it. (My husband saw it and immediately wanted me to try it on...yea, right..I weigh about 40 lbs more now!) I had emergency surgery, too, and though the Dr used a bikini cut, it makes my belly roll out over the incision scar. I don't ever plan to wear that suit in public again, but it is nice to be reminded of where I hope i am headed. I would LOVE to have the figure of your background model!

Wishing you success with your motivator! emoticon(sunglasses to go with your bikini at the beach).

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STEPH01234 2/18/2011 10:24AM

    emoticon Good for you! I've never owned a bikini before either!

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KINSBAILE 2/18/2011 10:20AM

    I'm glad you got one! You deserve it and you have the bod to show it off, gf!!!

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DDHEART 2/18/2011 10:02AM

    First....congrats on stretching the comfort zone and going where you didn't really want to go! Be sure you are balancing the critique with kindness and positive comments...when you put the bikini on for your private mirror moments....you can look at what you need to improve but also be sure to compliment yourself on what you have already changed...for every negative...tell yourself 2 positives...soon there will be more positives than negatives!

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GRANDMABETTY60 2/18/2011 9:31AM

    Wow! I'm impressed. What a bold move. I haven't worn a bikini since I was teenager, eons ago. Pretty sure that's not gonna happen again here. But you go for it! emoticon

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LUNATIFF 2/18/2011 8:55AM

    Good for you! Sometimes we just need that private motivator. Something special just for us. Once again you're a great inspiration I can't imagine ever wearing a bikini again.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 2/18/2011 8:52AM

  I predict that your confidence will soar in the very near fiture emoticon Your mind has decided, your body will follow! You will look stunning!

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MOMMYNURSE 2/18/2011 8:44AM

    You must have been reading my mind cuz the first thing I thought is cool where's the pics! You'll know you are there when you are ready to pose in it for US!

Although - ya know - ya could send some pics to a few of your good sparkfriends here via sparkmail for some feedback lol!

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LORES777 2/18/2011 8:43AM

    OOOooooh congratulations on your new bikini!! What do you mean a deformed tummy? Are you just being mean to yourself, because I've never noticed anything out of the ordinary in your pictures...

I wore a bikini last summer and felt hooorrrribly uncomfortable in it. And my boyfriends brother took a picture from behind of us walking into the ocean and oooh myyyyy goodness it is the worst pic ever. Cellulite central and a bit of butt crack too. ON FACEBOOK! I untagged myself immediately but I couldn't make him delete it altogether :( And I'm not exagerrating, it's really bad.

Hopefully we can both strut our stuff confidently on the beach this summer! You are planning to wear it in public eventually, right?

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KELLIGIRL523 2/18/2011 8:41AM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!! I'm really proud of you. That's a huge step and I'm certain that it will be just the motivation you need to keep going in the right direction! Is THAT the bikini? It's cute!

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