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Still Stressed, but keeping my smile on!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Life is still tough right now. I am trying not to let it bring me down, or I will be in a funk which will be extremely hard to get out of.

There are so many little good things going for me right now, and I am making sure I remind myself of them! My fiance's birthday events are coming up soon and that makes me so excited. I designed a banner and had it printed out to hang in the apartment. The dollar store helped me get some more birthday decorations. Too bad I have to wait to put them up! haha. Poor guy, I keep reminding him "It is almost your birthday!" I even made up a couple birthday songs about it haha. When I get really happy, I make up silly little songs.

It is almost Friday!!!! Saturday I am going to a fun re-gift party with my fiance and friend. It is usually a fun time to see all of the silly gifts people bring!

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thursday! Even when times are tough, just breathe and think back at all you are doing to make yourself a better person! We all deal with life everyday. Good luck to everyone!

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CAROLIAN 1/22/2012 3:17AM

    It's years since i went to one of these parties nobody seems to have them now .HUGS xxx

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MOEMOORE 1/22/2012 1:07AM

    I think we all should have a silly song playlist. The songs that make us smile no matter what is going on! Isn't it amazing the power of music?

I know the birthday celebrations are going to be great! Have a blast!

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MAMAWLINDALOU 1/20/2012 10:23AM

    I don't want you to be in a funk, I like seeing you on SP you motivate me with your positive attitude. You have fun at the party don't over eat. Never heard of a re-gifting party.

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HHB4181 1/19/2012 11:02AM

    a re-gifting party sounds like a wonderful idea!

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HHB4181 1/19/2012 11:02AM

    a re-gifting party sounds like a wonderful idea!

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Stressful Tuesday so far...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I am trying to keep my head high. I am trying to relax. Deep breathing isn't enough right now. Today is just super stressful all around. The health insurance I pay per check is doubling. Still no raise after 3 years. I keep telling myself to be happy I have a job. Right now, that isn't enough to calm me down.

I am glad I don't have the impulse to eat a ton right now. If anything, I want to just throw up, go home, and curl up in bed. But then I would lose 3 hours of pay so there is no point in doing that!

Hopefully everyone else is having a great Tuesday! I just need to relax after work. It just sucks I won't have anyone there to comfort me. Maybe the puppy will snuggle with me at least.

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JMACLIVES 1/19/2012 10:01AM

    So sorry you're stressed emoticon

I understand the raise situation, been like that for me too. Somehow we get by. The good news is we have SPark, the support system here and each other to lean on. emoticon

Hope your Thursday feels better, you're in my thoughts and prayers. XO

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HHB4181 1/18/2012 9:24AM

    Yuck. Sorry to hear about your terrible day. Hope the puppy snuggled with you!

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INKEDPETALS45 1/17/2012 9:51PM

    Sorry to hear you are having a stressful Tuesday! emoticon Try to find the positive in the situation. I know its difficult but remember WE are all here for you to lean on!! Hope tomorrow is better.

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MWILSON432 1/17/2012 6:35PM

    I'm so sorry you are going through my house, its not insurance, but absolutely everything (even my husband's car) is breaking. at. the. same. time. I'm about ready to pull my hair out. The economic situation our country is in will hopefully turn around at some point, because we are all having a hard time with money right now. *hugs* At least we have our community here for love and support. emoticon Oh and puppy snuggles make almost everything better, right?

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KIMPY225 1/17/2012 4:54PM

    Yea the cost of living really sucks now!

Aw that is cute about the puppy yawns! Thank you for telling me emoticon

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COWGIRLUPINOK 1/17/2012 2:48PM

    Look for the puppy to yawn when you are cuddling it. Did you know if a dog yawns when they are being loved on it isn't a sign of being is a sign of contentment. It is because they are relaxed and feel loved and therefore their heart beats go down....

I never knew that until recently...I am surprised at how often my doggies yawn and how good it makes me feel since I know what it means....It does my heart good.

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BBORDEN86 1/17/2012 2:43PM

    Sorry your insurance is going up... be lucky you have it at least. The cost of everything is high, and we aren't getting compensated accordingly. It's crazy what the world is coming to... the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. The cost of livings WAY to high, and it's only getting higher.

Hopefully snuggles with the puppy will make it a little better. : 0

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49.6 pounds lost so far- so much more to go!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I am now down to 200.4 pounds.

Sometimes when I step on the scale, I still can't believe what I see. I was happy when I lost my first five pounds. I was so happy when I lost 10. The more I lose, the more I still can't believe how fast I have lost everything. I started spark in August 2011. I still remember the day I decided not to eat "bad" food anymore. I know some people say "ok starting next Monday" or "starting next week". That is great when they actually start and stick with it! For me, I couldn't do it like that. When I decided to eat healthier and lose weight, it had to be at that moment. If I put it off, I probably would still be at 250lbs wishing I was thinner. Every piece of food I turn away, every time I have water instead of something else... it makes me more proud of myself every day!

My weekend was pretty great, and I got to spend time with family, good friends and my fiance. Being in a great mood always makes it easier for me to step on the scale to see what has happened with my weight. I had this feeling I wasn't going to be 200 or below. At first I was sad, because I really want to take the pictures of myself with 50 pound items to show how much I lost so far. Then, I realized I didn't care if I was in One-derland yet. I have done so much for myself, I am amazed I can say I am halfway through my journey to a healthy BMI!

On Friday night, my fiance and I went over my parent's house to play games with them & his parents. My parents have not seen me without 5 layers on in a while (it is so cold!) They told me they were amazed at how much I have lost. I don't see it in the mirror as much as they do - but my Mom told me "Wow, you have a waist now, you look so great!" It is such a great feeling to know that everything I am doing is paying off. My Dad told me even my skin looks healthier.

We can all do it if we stick with it! If you are embarrassed to get pictures taken of you, I think you should get more taken! That is part of why I wanted to start all of this. I had pictures of me trying on wedding gowns, and I was so ashamed of myself. At two different stores, I couldn't even try on ONE dress because I was too big. I told myself I wanted to be in a smaller size so I can buy whatever clothes I want! Even small goals are worth applauding yourself for! GOOD luck to everyone! I know I still need it!

I will get more pictures up once I get below 200lbs! I just wanted to post some to try and remind myself how far I have come so far!!!

Feeling like a whale in this one dress I tried on July 2011 250lbs

My 26th Birthday July 2011 250lbs

Christmas, December 2011 207lbs

Jan 15th 2012 - 200.4lbs!!

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JEWELEE71 1/23/2012 9:06AM

    You are doing so great. Very inspirational. I agree photos do make a huge difference in how we perceive ourselves. It is sometimes like a reality check when we look at them.

Great Job! emoticon

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MOEMOORE 1/22/2012 1:04AM

    Awesome! You're doing great!

I know what you mean about pictures! I don't have a lot of ones from recent years - I've shied away from the camera because I didn't like what I would see. But it does make comparing before and after difficult! LOL!

Keep it up! You'll be in One-derland soon!

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HHB4181 1/17/2012 12:39PM

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INKEDPETALS45 1/16/2012 12:51PM

    You look GREAT!! emoticon on the success!

I'd love to hear more about what you are doing to lose the weight.

Keep it up!!

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MCJULIEO 1/16/2012 12:49PM

    Wow! Wow! WOW! You are SO making progress!

Way to GO!

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MWILSON432 1/16/2012 11:57AM

    You look great, beautiful girl :-) emoticon You have come so far...what an inspiration.

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BEESMUM2003 1/16/2012 11:47AM

    you look amazing..thanks so much for sharing your motivational story. i have lost about 40 lbs too and have hit a rut....i think i need to follow your lead and just say no to junk food or bad food as you call it. my problem is that i have a cheat night on friday which turns into a cheat weekend.....ugh...why do i do this to myself. thanks for sharing!

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MISTRUNNER 1/16/2012 11:13AM


This is wonderful progress. I know I was 250 lbs and now weight in at 202.4 lbs. It took me 2 years to get to this point.

Your progress is amazing.

Keep up the great work.

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BAZINGABROOKE 1/16/2012 11:12AM

    Wow what a great difference! Way to go!!! Very motivational. :)

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Happy Friday!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

I am probably going to do a weigh in tomorrow morning or Sunday to hopefully have lost the 2 pounds to be at 200! If I didn't lose it, I won't be upset though. I still can't do any crazy exercise or anything like that. My 4 incisions aren't healed yet, and I can't move around too much without getting pain. When will I be healed! I really wish my body didn't reject the sutures, because I just want to be healed up now! I have a lot of energy, and I can't really do anything with it physically! I have been wearing regular pants again, but some of them still rub on my tummy, so I have to be really careful!

I am glad it is the weekend though. Tonight my fiance and I are going to my parents house for dinner & games. His parents are coming too, so it will be a fun time with all of us! I hope they don't ruin any of his birthday surprise plans haha.

It is the 13th, but nothing too bad has happened so far haha. Hopefully it stays like a typical day for me emoticon

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HHB4181 1/15/2012 1:49PM

    Sorry to hear that you are not feeling 100%, but still take it easy. It'll get better.

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CAROLIAN 1/15/2012 6:10AM

    HUGS just dn't try to overdo it let things heal at their own pace enjoy your weekend xxxx emoticon

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MIMMICA 1/14/2012 11:25AM

    Dinner and games sounds like a lot of fun. It's great that you get to spent time with both sets of parents.

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Thursday! Party planning weeeee =)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Work is going by extra slow today. It went by pretty fast Monday. Everyday so far this week has been slower and then slooowwweer! But of course the nights still go by super fast.

I am trying to plan out my fiance's 30th birthday plans. He doesn't want a big party because our apartment is too small to have everyone over at one time. So instead of having people over for one night.. as of right now I am planning 4 different things. I am going to make different plans for the first week of February - Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night! I know that Saturday we are going to Atlantic City early in the day. For the 3 nights I think Dave & Busters, a Brazilian buffet & then Texas Roadhouse will be good?? I won't have fun at the buffet.. but it isn't for me - it is for him! He mentioned going before, but then knew I didn't want to go so we didn't. At least they have a salad bar there =)

I don't know if I want to tell him the plans or not. I told him to keep all of those nights free hahaha. I am hoping most of our friends will be able to see him at least one of the nights. I am going to invite them back to our place after the events so at least we can relax instead of having a huge party with all of the food. I would like to get some alcohol though - and some mixers for lower calorie drinks too! He said he would be happy if it was just me hanging out with him doing nothing, so I am sure he won't mind if that is the way it turns out =)

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MIMMICA 1/14/2012 11:23AM

    Sounds like a fantastic idea.

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HHB4181 1/12/2012 12:23PM

    Wow... 4 nights, that's ambitious! Good for you. Don't tell him - I like what you did by telling him to keep those nights open. That sound really nice. Great job.

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