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Last Night - PG-13 Blog (maybe TMI?)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last night, after we got home from the circus (more about that in a later blog) and grocery shopping, my boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch. I went over to his side of the couch, straddled him and... he grabbed me by my back side, and stood up, my legs wrapped around his waist and carried me back to the bedroom...

I can't begin to describe what an awesome feeling that was! He picked me up like I was nothing and carried me back to the bedroom, just like all of the hot Vikings and Highlanders in those Romance Novels I read!!

I don't even know when the last time someone picked me up? I know no one has ever done THAT before because I have always been too heavy!

Anyway.... I am off to get ready for work. I have a long day ahead of me!

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/21/2013 3:24AM

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CATTUTT 4/20/2013 2:01PM

    Oh man, that is AWESOME! I would love dh to be able to pick me up someday. I'm super excited for you {and your bf!}

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PATTYR81 4/20/2013 10:20AM

    YAY!!! for you!!

Funny, I was thinking along these lines the other day when my dh pulled me to sit on his lap for a quick hug. My first thought was I was squishing him. Then I wondered when I would be lite enough for him to pick me up like he used to......

Happy, Happy Day!!!

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KAT321123 4/20/2013 9:38AM

    That must have felt awesome! Congratulations on all of your success =)

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/20/2013 8:17AM

    I still won't let my bf pick me up because I'm scared he'll pull something. That's a definite NSV there!

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CBLENS 4/20/2013 7:50AM

    Good for you!

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Goings on and another new dress photo

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Today was pretty ok as far as days go.

I went and volunteered at the library today. Then after that I went to the gym. I walked 30 mins on the treadmill... 2.5/mph 15% grade(incline) - It seems like it should be a lot harder. I wonder how accurate it actually is?

I attempted to make my own chinese food. Teriyaki Chicken and fried rice. It is for the weekend for work lunch, but I did take a taste to make sure it wasn't overly horrible. It is... ok. It is no where near as good as takeout (I think because it is lacking MSG) but it is TV Dinner quality, so not too bad. It will keep me from being hungry. That is the most important thing!

This picture is a few days old (Tuesday) but I am now just getting around to posting it. I bought this dress a few months ago, and this is the first time I wore it

I think that is all for now

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/19/2013 12:47PM

    I love your shopping and clothes with pictures blogs.
I think this dress is my favourite of all the ones you posted.
Bless you today...

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PATTYR81 4/19/2013 10:30AM

    You look terrific in your new dress!!

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FITWITHIN 4/18/2013 10:40PM

    Great photo!

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GWTRIKER 4/18/2013 8:07PM

    Your dress looks very nice.

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CANDEE412 4/18/2013 7:02PM

    very lovely

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I didn't get the fruit plate...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I went to a Volunteer Reception at the Spring House Grille today for recognition for my volunteer work at Roaring Spring Community Library. I had planned on getting the fruit plate with cottage cheese. Once I got there... I started thinking. I eat fruit every day. I don't really eat cottage cheese often because it makes my stomach make "funny" noises

I decided on having a slice of cheesecake. I really thought about it before I made my choice. I asked (and answered) the following questions

1. Am I going to eat this food tomorrow? (no)
2. When was the last time I had this type of food? (my birthday)
3. Will I eat this food next week? (no)
4. Will I over eat on this food? (no)

The way I looked at it is... I wasn't eat a whole cheesecake (and yeah, I have done that) I was having a piece. I don't feel guilty!!

I had an awesome workout today. I have been hitting the treadmill a little harder than usual because I am training for Mud on the Mountain. I need to get that endurance up. I walked a mile today at 2.5/mph BUT I had a 15% grade. I turned it up as high as I could. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I think hiking that monster hill by my house has helped! I am going to keep doing that every day. Either walking that hill or doing the treadmill. I also plan on running a mile too. I think that will help build me up. Of course, I am going to have to do my strength too, and focus on some upper body exercises because I need to gain some more upper body strength.

I think that is all for now

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CBLENS 4/18/2013 7:18AM

    Good for you! no regrets.

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/18/2013 12:41AM

    You have it sorted out...Well done!

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/17/2013 11:15PM

    Great to think about your choices and make the one that fit you best!

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Progress Pics - 1 year - 126 pounds - (in my underwear)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I am giving warning that I am in my underwear. By taking pictures like this it allows me to be able to see the dramatic transformation in a way that wearing a bathing suit or tight fitting clothes would not allow. If you are offended, I am sorry, however it is no different than many of the pictures I see posted by other Spark members, and they are less covered than I!

So here it goes

Here I am at my highest weight of 260 pounds.

Around 215 in this pic

160 in this one

134 in this one

This is what my body looks like after a 126 pound weight loss. See that lovely fold of skin around my belly button area? That isn't going to go away unless it is surgically removed. My legs look ok in this pic, but you can see where they sag in the thighs -- once again, the only cure for that is surgery. There is a lot that is being covered up by the sports bra and underwear. Obviously I can't post a full frontal on Spark, but I would not be ashamed to do so. I am not ashamed of my body. Sure, there may be aspects of it I am not thrilled with (see fold of skin over belly button) but I love my body. I love me. the camera does me justice though, and you can't see all of the horrible stretch marks.

I guess when I think about it, going through the pain and the expense (mostly the pain) of getting nipped and tucked here and there doesn't seem worth it to me right now. Maybe in the future it will (especially if problems arise because of the loose skin) but for now, I am happy with what I have. After all... isn't that why God invented Spanx?

I hope everyone has a great day!!!

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GOTTABEDONE 5/27/2013 6:01PM

    Thank you for sharing. It is good to have all the information I can get before surgery. I dont want surprises I just want to have an honest idea of what I am in for.
P.S. I love your kitchen

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MAIZEY 4/18/2013 9:26PM

    You look beautiful, healthy and have done a fantastic job! Perfect just the way you are too!

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TIME4CARRI 4/17/2013 12:11AM

    You are such an inspiration and you don't need surgery at all! You are beautiful just the way you are. I don't know you but I am so proud of you!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/17/2013 12:10AM

    You look truly beautiful. You have the right to feel like a million bucks. Stretch marks are battle scars that show how far you have come and how brave you are. I look like that before I even lost a kg. Three babies did the same thing to my belly skin, and breastfeeding them did worse to my boobs...
Aside: Why do our bodies 'eat' muscles when we slim down or don't use them, but not skin? Funny that.
You don't need surgery, unless you HAVE to have it for yourself, because you look just awesome.
You are so going to end up Spark Motivator of the Year!

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    You are really amazing! What a great way to see your progress.

Keep up the great work - and keep staying proud of who you are - you deserve it!


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DRAGONCHILDE 4/16/2013 8:46PM

    You look so beautiful, extra skin and all. I'm not offended nor sorry for you. You have a lot to be proud of, and you have accomplished SO much!

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HDHAWK 4/16/2013 8:30PM

    What a transformation! I'm sure you feel wonderful after losing all those pounds!

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BILL60 4/16/2013 8:20PM

    Well done!! Important that you like yourself and your body.

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JACKIE542 4/16/2013 6:30PM

    Congratulations, amazing weight loss. You look great. emoticon

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BESCATS 4/16/2013 6:05PM

    You look awesome, what a wonderful transformation. You should be very proud of yourself. emoticon I, too, am glad that you are in hurry for surgery. You will probably still tone up some as you exercise.

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/16/2013 5:45PM

  I'm glad your in no big hurry to have surgery. Your skin may still firm up some since your lost your weight in a fairly short time. I'd also try doing a wrap before doing any sort of surgery. Your weight loss is amazing and you are such an inspiration! Congratulations!

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HOLLYM48 4/16/2013 5:38PM

    Wow, what a wonderful transformation! You should love your body, you are doing fantastic! Way to go. Congrats and best of luck on the rest of the journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/16/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon I think you look amazing! I can see the changes in your face too, the happiness that shows through in that last picture. You did the hard part, losing all that weight takes will power and determination.

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BAMAJAM 4/16/2013 5:08PM

  Wow----WOW!! DID I SAY W O W !!!! Hooray for YOU!!!!

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ICEDEMETER 4/16/2013 4:37PM

    The others are right - you look and ARE freakin' AMAZING!

The pride in your expression and your posture is wonderful and so well earned. I wish more people would have the love and pride in themselves that you so obviously do.

Thank you so much for sharing!

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COANNIE 4/16/2013 4:20PM

    What an awesome inspiration you are!!

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BUNNYKICKS 4/16/2013 4:07PM

    Ohmygosh what a change you've made! Your before pic looks a lot like mine would have looked, if I'd had the nerve to take it. I'm looking a lot like picture #2 these days... it's exciting to look into the future towards Picture 3 & 4! You look great! Good job! And thanks for doing this blog.

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DB1167 4/16/2013 4:05PM

    You look amazing!!!!!!!!!! Great job!

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JULESJET 4/16/2013 4:00PM

    You are AMAZING! Congratulations on your weightloss and THANK YOU for being an inspiration!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 4/16/2013 3:52PM

    You're Beautiful... What a Awesome Accomplishment emoticon emoticon .

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STEVIEBEE569 4/16/2013 3:47PM

    Way to go with your weight loss!

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Should I stop at McDonalds before or after the gym?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yes, I actually said that today. It wasn't until it was out of my mouth that I realized how ridiculous it sounded! Actually, I stop at McDoanlds almost every day that I work. I buy their $1 side salads. I realized I was spending way too much money on lettuce and other salad greens only to be throwing over half of what I purchased out in the woods (at least the woodland creatures eat well around my house) So, I started buying the side salads at Mcdonalds. They are perfect. I just bring along my toppings and dressing and viola! A perfect sized salad with no waste!

I had a good day at the gym. I saw they are hiring for a part time front desk person, so I put in an application. I don't think they will hire me, but you never know. I figured I would give it a shot. I have been looking at picking up a second job anyway, so I figured why not?

I ran a mile! yay me!! and I did some work on the ARC trainer. I skipped ST today... I know... I know... but I was just in a cardio mood and wanted to run!!

I have a co-worker who is trying to make a bit of trouble for me. In the end though, he just made himself look bad and I don't. I will say this... he picked the wrong fight. He has a major beef with me because I know more than he does and because my co-worker (who he has a total crush on) pays more attention to me than she does him. He resents the fact that her and I are friends, so of course he "tries" to nit pick me. In the end he just makes himself look bad, and actually makes her dislike him even more.

I dediced to give up my lovely Jif peanut butter and start eating all natural. I have to say... I am in love! I never thought I would like anything buy Jif, but I have to say... I am in love with the natural stir kind! I tried a little bit of Jif last night, and it wasn't very good. I am a total convert!

I hope everyone has a great night!!

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BATCHICK 4/16/2013 10:53AM

    ha! your blog title had me intrigued. Glad you're not capping off a work out with a Big Mac!

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MKATE88 4/16/2013 6:43AM

    I agree with you on the peanut butter; I used to be a planter's girl myself. Best of luck to you on getting the new job!

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/16/2013 6:24AM

    This mile running thing is becoming a habit. I love it. Take that Gym Teacher!
Hope you get the second job.
Sorry about the love struck co worker. Just give him some positive attention. Sometimes that works better. (SOMETIMES) emoticon
Bless you!

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SPARKFRAN514 4/16/2013 12:30AM

    emoticon for the idea about the salad i too waste the greens an don't have wild life to share it with emoticon good for you on the peanut butter emoticon

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