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5 Months Comparison Pictures

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So, since November 22nd, 2011 I have lost 25 pounds (so 35 pounds total from heaviest ever seen on the scale)

Here's some progress pictures

The eye-opener for me was in the first set of three pictures....I have a belly button!!

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GRANDEFILLE 4/17/2012 10:06AM

    that is very impressive! keep going! you seem to have found what works for you!

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FUNKDW 4/16/2012 3:56PM


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MANIKLODE 4/16/2012 1:44PM

    Fantastic! You're on the right track! Keep it up. And the photos are great way to show accountability. Very clever!


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ZOEANAEL 4/15/2012 1:54PM

    Wow! It really shows! Congrats dear!

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BETHIEBOOPS 4/15/2012 11:50AM

    WOW!! You look great!! Good Job!! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 4/15/2012 11:21AM

    Yeah, good for you. Keep up the good work!

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Under 250!!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

However, I've gone scale obsessive making sure I stay under hubby has hidden it so I only weigh in once every week or so and stop driving myself insane! It's nice to just focus on my food, my fitness, and my physical body instead of alllllways thinking about the physical numbers.

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ZOEANAEL 3/4/2012 9:27PM

    AMAZING! I'm proud of you!!! You doing really great!!! emoticon emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 3/4/2012 7:27PM


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LIVELAUGHXO 3/4/2012 7:25PM

    I can get scale-obsessed, too, but I have been cutting that down. Anywho, congratulations!! Great job! Keep working towards your are doing awesome! emoticon emoticon

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Wedding dress is zipping up higher!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The first picture was taken May 29th, 2011, and the second picture was taken today, February 21st, 2012 (30 pounds difference)

Hoping it'll fit by fall 2013 (and that we'll have enough money for the wedding!!!)

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PURPLELVR7 2/22/2012 7:51AM

    congrats - emoticon

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WALKINGRED 2/21/2012 11:36PM

    WOWZAS! Great progress!!! Go ahead! emoticon

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ZOEANAEL 2/21/2012 10:47PM

    Yeah! Good for you (and the futur husband :P)

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FITWITHIN 2/21/2012 10:47PM

    Keep up the excellent progress! Your doing terrific!

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JUDYAMK 2/21/2012 10:42PM

    Wow look at you!!!!!!!!!! I can see your waist. You keep going & you will have that zipped up by the wedding.

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CNIKKI33 2/21/2012 10:41PM

    Congrats on your engagement and your progress. Keep up the good work!

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Haven't been around much

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's been quite a while since I've been on the site on a regular basis. Thankfully I have the SparkPeople app on my cell phone, so for the most part, I have been tracking just about every day - though I really do miss spinning the wheel every day, and checking in on many people! It's just not the same without the regular contacts!

Things have been extremely busy on my end with work, school, and life.

My last blog was quite a downer with having found out that my grandmother had been diagnosed with her third cancer, while my grandfather was also struggling with cancer at the same time. Thankfully things seem to be progressing well with her new chemotherapy, and her spirits are up with plenty of optimism. I can't believe how much faith and positive outlook that she has on life. I want to make her proud by really taking hold of my health. I hope so badly for her to do a double take next time she sees me!! (she lives in New Brunswick, while I live in I probably won't see her till at the earliest in the summer!!)

Things at work are slowly settling down finally, however I had a pretty rough couple of weeks with having to let go of two of my girls whose availabilities were so limited. Now that I have hired a new girl with much better availabilities, and that we are a team of 4 girls, I think things will calm down and we'll get into a pretty good schedule. Can't wait till after May so that I can take some vacation!!! :S

In more exciting news - I am .6 of a pound away from being at 250 pounds!! That would mean a total of 30 pounds lost since the biggest number I have ever seen on the scale. I can't at all remember the last time that I was at 250 pounds! I am curious to try to look back in the past somehow and see if I can't see how much I weighed 4-5 years ago when I met my fiance.

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TAICHIDANCER 2/15/2012 11:04PM

    Welcome back.

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Feeling Kind of Deflated...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I have turned to writing a blog tonight as I have just gone through a pretty bad bout of anxiety and don't think that I will be able to sleep anytime soon. My apologies as this most likely turns into a rant...

You know how you always think that the new year will bring all sorts of good things? It's the time to start over, to make all your bad habits turn into good ones, to commit to being healthy, to choose better careers paths, etc etc...

Well I thought that this year would be just that too...except that it seems as though I have been blown by one thing after the other since the year began.

I am proud to say that I have successfully began losing weight and getting healthy. I am especially proud that I didn't actually wait for the new year to begin this journey (I got on the wagon early November)

However, besides my weight loss, everything else around me seems to be crumbling to nothingless. For instance...

I have been studying in University for yeeeears. What should be a 4 year program (Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language) will have eventually taken me like 7 years because I have no choice but to work full time to support myself and my fiance. My fiance has been doing odd jobs for the past couple of years trying to find his path, but meanwhile it has meant that he works about 25 hours a week. While I am happy to support him emotionally (and financially for a bit part) at times I wish I could just scream "when is it my turn??" I so badly want to just finish school, but until he has a stable full time job, I cannot drop my hours at work.

I have a huge amount of pressure at work too. I am a manager at a retail shop. I have been working for the same company for about 3 years now, and this past Christmas was particularly brutal. Our numbers aren't coming even close to last year's numbers, and so there was a lot of stress and pressure being put on us to figure out how to get our performances up. After the holidays, our head office significantly cut our hours in order to regain some of their $ shortfall. Today, over a conference call, all of the managers in Quebec found out that 36 people from head office had been layed off. Above me are district managers, and above the district managers are regional managers...apparently every single regional manager has been layed off. This is so shocking and makes us feel as though we have absolutely no job security (especially those of us running the smaller stores, like myself since those stores would most likely be the first to go if it comes down to closing stores to save more money as well) This has make me feel so stressed with our already tight financial situation.

To round it all off, my grandmother, who finished her chemo treatments in November for her second round of cancer (first one was ovarian, second one was intestinal) went to her doctors visit, anticipating that all indications of cancer was gone. However, we found out Monday that it has returned, now in her peritoneum (at 3 different areas of her abdomen). She begins another series of treatments next coming Monday that will last 6-8 months.

I guess I'm just feeling kind of deflated tonight...don't really know what to do or where to turn. I'm trying so badly to try alternatives to going into a deep anxiety. At times when anxiety kicks in it gets so bad that I hyperventilate until I get physically sick, or at times even pass out.. suppose I'll soak in a hot bath and try to sleep as soon as I can.

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GRANDEFILLE 1/19/2012 11:15AM

    You have every right to rant. Life gets tough sometimes and we need to be able to vent. It doesn't solve anything, but it feels good to let some of the pressure out. there are tons of platitude I could serve you, here is what I chose.... Hang in there at some point it will be better and if you need to vent or rant, send me a message.

Take care of yourself!

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/18/2012 10:56PM

    You poor thing! You have an awful lot on your shoulders right now. I sure hope you can soak in the tub with some nice candles and a cup of soothing tea. emoticon

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