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I have to wear WHAT?!?!

Monday, October 06, 2014

So hello spark people out there. Yes I am back AGAIN. I have let myself gain back the 50 wonderful pounds I lost. I lost sight of where I was and let myself get back to the larger unhappier and Way unhealthier me. So what made me finally stop and say "Hey your getting too big... again"? I got a promotion! I have worked as a nurse in scrubs for the last 8 years. I don't know if many of you have notice but scrubs look good on about anyone (or bad depending on how you look at it). My scrubs were like my body armor. They hid all my inadequacies in loose fitting boxy material. I didn't have to face that I gained the weight back or that I was no longer happy with my appearance because everyone looks bad in scrubs. I have recently been promoted to director of infection control and I start in 2 weeks. In my new job we have to wear BUISNESS ATTIRE emoticon I realized shopping for an outfit for my interview there is a whole lot more of me to fit into clothes than before. Dress pants and dress blouses do not hide your figure. So I did much research on how to dress for your size, and what looks good on larger women. Then I decided that's crap! instead of dressing a body that I am unhappy with and letting my self esteem plummet into oblivion I am going to fight for the health and the body I deserved! I am only 28 years old and I will not just resign myself to be this size forever. So again I say hello fellow sparkers, I've missed you!

  
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MICKEYD4 10/6/2014 11:38PM

    I'm in the same boat I work in a assisted living now and they don't want you to wear scrubs, but business casual so this week has been hard for me since I only own and can fit three pair of dress pants inmy closet

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DJ4HEALTH 10/6/2014 9:12PM

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CATCOOPER88 10/6/2014 7:41PM

    As a fellow nurse I can relate. Recently gained back about 42 lbs myself and I really want to wear all the cute scrubs that don't fit me right now that I've acquired from friends. I plan on trying for a PACU position as soon as it's available so you know what that means! Shapeless, one color, boring scrubs! I've got to get in shape to wear cute scrubs while I can, lol. Good luck with your journey. You'll be rocking awesome outfits in no time!

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Halfway there! 50lbs down 50ish to go! (with photos)!

Monday, November 14, 2011


This is the heaviest i have ever been at 223lbs on my 5'0 frame (Yes i was preggo but i had only gained 9lbs throughout my whole pregnancy)


two months after my beautiful little girl was born i was somewhere around 215
That's my mother on my left and my grandma on my right

Another pic that you can see how heavy i was

The next two pictures are of me at my daughters first birthday. These are the pictures that made me decide i HAD to loose weight. I hadn't realized how much i gained until seeing them!

That was Feb. 15/2011

Now 9 months later and 50lbs HAPPIER!



after i ran my first 5k!



I am only half way through my journey but i feel 100% better and cant wait to do this again when I've lost my next 50lbs!


  
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READY4CHANGE81 12/29/2011 5:46PM

    WOW you look fabulous!!! :) :) emoticon

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NRHH93 11/15/2011 10:46PM

    You look so much happier, and your daughter is adorable!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 11/15/2011 7:11PM

    You look so happy!! What awesome pics, thank you so much for sharing. What an inspiration. And your daughter is too cute for words:)

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TISH0125 11/15/2011 5:38PM

  OMG you look FABULOUS!!! & your daughter is sooooo adorable :) Wow! Thx for sharing your journey, keep it up girl! emoticon

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GEORDIECHICK328 11/15/2011 4:16PM

    Fab photos - you look sooo gorgeous!!
Are you still doing the P90X? How is it going??
Big Hugs, xx

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RICHTERRL 11/15/2011 11:23AM

    Wow, you are really inspiring!! Keep it up! emoticon

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CHEETARA79 11/15/2011 11:22AM

    You look super duper cute! And you're setting such a great example for your daughter!!!

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HEALTHYL1 11/15/2011 10:42AM

    You look amazing - and that jacket looks really good on you! emoticon

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YELLOWDAHLIA 11/15/2011 10:35AM

    WOW! Great job!

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KKKAREN 11/15/2011 7:47AM

    Great work, you look fantastic!

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SPLASHDOG1 11/14/2011 7:51PM

    You look fantastic! And your daughter is adorable! Congrats on 50lbs down!

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PIXIEMOM13 11/14/2011 5:28PM

    Looking great! I love the smile on your face.

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KKINNEA 11/14/2011 5:06PM

    Looking fit - congrats to you!!

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FLORIDASURVEYOR 11/14/2011 4:50PM

    Great!! Excellent work!!

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HOLISTICDETOXER 11/14/2011 4:41PM

    Big (small!) difference!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/14/2011 3:52PM

    You are doing fantastic! Keep it up and you will be at your goal in no time.

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FLGIRL1234 11/14/2011 3:38PM

    That is amazing! Way to go! Rooting for you.

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HLTHYRNRMOM 11/14/2011 3:33PM

    WOOOHOOO!!! Great job! YOU CAN DO IT!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 11/14/2011 3:33PM

    You look fantastic, congrats on your first 50 lbs, that's the journey im on right now!

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JSPIN74 11/14/2011 3:21PM

    You're doing fantastic! You're both beautiful (u & ur daughter).

Keep it up! :)

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GIALADIVA 11/14/2011 3:20PM

    Congrats on your loss! Very dramatic change I'm looking forward to getting to this point when I hit my first 50. Good job half way there!

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LUCKEGIRL40 11/14/2011 3:17PM

    Way to go!!! You look terrific!

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Great job! You look great! Keep up the good work.


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I'm a slacker!

Friday, November 04, 2011

So since i did my 5k marathon i have been a slacker! I've been eating crap not exercising. Halloween hit, then the fair came in town and some how my will power disappeared! I can really tell that i have been slacking i feel like crud! Its a amazing how good you feel when you eat right and exercise. I can tell because in the past two weeks i havent and i feel like death lol. But just wanted to update you guys I'm BACK! I had a vacation to fat land and i dont feel good for it so Hello again to healthy happy land. I MISSED YOU!!!

  
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CRYMENIA 11/8/2011 12:06AM

    Hey your the "ComeBack Kid!" Sorry couldn't resist my movie reference. Hope you have an awesome trip back to healthy happy land. Don't beat yourself up over your vacay we all need them from time to time to remind us that the grass isn't always greener on the other side which is why we switched to this side in the first place.

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PUPPYMAMMA76 11/6/2011 7:39AM

    I know what you mean! The week before Halloween I knew I didn't have to weigh in at my TOPS meeting so I ate EVERYTHING I wanted. I literally had NO fat food filter and, I too, felt like DEATH! I had several gallstone attacks but am back on track now and feel amazing again. I'm SOO glad you're back to healthy living! We can do this together. It isn't how many times you fall down, it's how many times you get back up after falling!

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FLORIDASURVEYOR 11/6/2011 7:28AM

    Welcome back....ave a great week!

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KKKAREN 11/4/2011 6:11PM

    Good luck on your return!

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SLIMMERANG 11/4/2011 11:35AM

    Welcome back! It is so easy to take a vacation to Fat Land!

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40lbs down!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I have lost a total of 42 lbs! I feel amazing! I run my first 5K in 2 weeks. I bought my first pair of skinny jeans! The thing that i have to stop and look at is I am now just back to where i started. I was 174 lbs when i graduated high school. I went into nursing school and gained a whooping 40lbs. 8 years after graduating I am finally back to my highschool weight. I now have to loose the 50lbs of excess weight i carried around my entire life! Its a bit scary to think i am just at the begining. But i think the feeling I have right now is so amazing that when i do accomplish my goal weight (120 lbs which i will) how good I will feel! I am so excited. And i found out today that i am only 3.3 points from being out of the Obese BMI to only being in the over weight BMI! So I cant wait to see what the future hold for me! :D

  
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CRYMENIA 10/4/2011 2:09PM

    Congrats from your NCF team mate! Good luck with your 5k!! emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYSWIMGIRL11 10/1/2011 10:50PM

    Great work! So inspiring!!

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FLORIDASURVEYOR 10/1/2011 10:01PM

    Excellent work....keep it up...you will make your goal! emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 10/1/2011 8:07PM

    Woohoo! Congratulations! And yes, you WILL meet your ultimate goal.

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ARLENE_MOVES 10/1/2011 8:02PM

    Good for you!! Quite an accomplishment -- you can do the rest!!!

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SHELLYKOCH1 10/1/2011 6:43PM

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Now you have the tools to shed those extra lbs. Keep up the great job!


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MARISERV 10/1/2011 1:51PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING emoticon AND AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US

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    Congrats on your success!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/1/2011 12:54PM

    Way to go, you are doing awesome!

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WARMSTRONG2 10/1/2011 12:36PM

  Great going. Just remember that there will be plateaus ahead and while it took you a lifetime to gain the excess weight it won't take a lifetime to lose it. Patience and consistency is the key from here on in.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/1/2011 12:28PM

    You are doing awesome!
Losing 40 pounds is so awesome!!
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My first 5K Marathon Oct.15 2011!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I am training to complete my first 5K marathon! I have found a new love and its running. I feel so much better after a good run! I am SUPER excieted! I am following the Mayo clinic 5K marathon training program. Today is my last day in week one and i have been on track regularly. So ill keep you updated!

  
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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/21/2011 6:59PM

    You can do it!

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FLOWERLILLY_777 8/21/2011 6:08PM

    No i live in Florida, but its neat to think well be running together that day! Good Luck!

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DEVILKITTY1 8/21/2011 1:54PM

    Are you running the 5k in Baltimore? If so, that is my FIRST one too. I am doing C25K. I wish us both luck! :)

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