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2014 update

Friday, March 07, 2014

I'm haven't been logging on in a few months and the biggest reason is because I started using an app on my ipod that makes entering things here redundant. My time is limited and using my ipod makes more sense because it's portable. Also, I've been a bad SparkFriend & haven't connected with others the way I should. I think I have 1 friend who reads my blogs so I don't feel motivated to write when I don't think my journey is important to others. It's like writing in my diary & leaving it on the park bench. So for anyone who would read:

I'm struggling with my weight. Some POOP (I've given up profanity for Lent) went down with family at Christmas & sent our family on an emotional roller coaster that messed with my diet & exercise. Just about the time I started to get my act back in order (beginning of February) DH hit me with some rather devastating news. Our marriage has been rocked and although we have been working on things together, reading self-help books, talking, reconnecting, and calling upon God's grace & strength, we are slowly healing and moving forward with full expectation of a stronger marriage. It is a necessary journey of healing. One that I'm sure is overdue. It sucks. It's hard for both of us but we are doing it. Needless to say, that sent my diet on a tailspin toward disaster. I'm still working with the same doctor (since October) & I have to keep a food log for him (see, more redundancy) & even when I'm not proud of my choices, I still write them down.. Yes, approximately 3 cups of peanut M&Ms DOES make a dinner. My choice. I own it. Monday I found some inspiration & today is day 5 of being back on track. Although I have been exercising regularly for 3 weeks, it's taken this long to get my diet back on course. I'm down 1.5 pounds & want to keep it going to get back to where I was at Christmas & then keep it going & see where it leads.

I'm tired. I need stability. I need community. I need SP. Does anyone even read this?


Christmas party dress pic!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

So I've been fighting for over 3 years with this weight loss thing. The first year I lost 20 pounds. The 2nd year I gained 10 then lost 15 (aka lost 5). The third year I lost another 5. Talk about super slow-mo weight loss! Anyhow, I started out obese & 2 1/2 months ago was teetering between overweight & normal but couldn't get a foothold in the normal range.

I've been tweaking my diet with a nutritionist/doctor & in the past 2 1/2 months I lost 10 POUNDS!!! I am in absolute disbelief! I'm firmly in the normal range & we'll see if my weight stabilizes or if it continues to drop. I am so happy with the way I look & feel. Sure I've got extra skin but no one is perfect.

As for my dress, I think I looked pretty nice for an old gal & I didn't even have to wear that horrid shape-wear. I opted for control top tights & they were perfect!

Without further ado, here we are:

Don't mind the old man looking constipated. It's just a side effect of a 13 year old photographer. lol!

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BARCLE 12/30/2013 3:11AM

    Lovely photo and congrats on your weight loss achievements emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 12/21/2013 8:37AM

    You look fantastic & your hubby doesn't look too shabby either!! lol emoticon

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CALLABLOSSOM 12/20/2013 10:12AM

    Good Job! I was there last Christmas but this year I've gained. Still trying though. BTW thanks for the Christmas goodie!

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TERRI289 12/19/2013 9:56PM


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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/19/2013 3:36PM

  you look absolutely wonderful! such a pretty dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MJ7DM33 12/19/2013 2:16PM

  emoticon Looking good!

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WIFE49 12/19/2013 2:13PM

    emoticon You look absolutely wonderful. emoticon

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10 days till "D" day

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

There is only one event each year for which I buy a special outfit & get all dolled up and that is my husband's work Christmas party. I have posted pics of my outfits the last 2 years (burgundy top/black pants '11 & blue striped sweater dress '12) This year DH took me shopping & helped me pick out an awesome dress. It's another sweater dress. The label calls the color aubergine. It's purpley.

When I bought it, I started the count-down to "D" day..... "dress" day. So, I upped my ab routine a little but as we are getting closer, I think I'm going to up it a bit more. Yikes. It's form-fitting.

I've tried wearing shape-wear under dresses in the past & although it does work & improves your lumps, bumps & bulges, they are a horrible pain in the rump when you have to use the restroom. I'd prefer not to need it but... I'll decide a little closer. Hence the ramped up ab workout.

Off to do some ab work.....

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SCOUTMOM715 12/4/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon Can't wait to see a picture of you in your dress!! Congrats on the 7 lbs gone!! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/4/2013 7:13AM

  Great incentive! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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Normal BMI & pic with goal (dream) pants

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I am so excited today because my weight is finally moving again. This entire calendar year it has fluctuated around 150 give or take 3-4 pounds in either direction but for the most part - it was not a plateau, it had flat lined. With the help of my new doctor (dealing with some health issues & tweaking my diet), I am hopeful that my body can improve. I've been stuck for so long that I recently gave up.

Anyhow, this morning I weighed in at 144.4 which equates to a normal BMI & I am no longer concerned that this is a fluke & I'll weigh more tomorrow. Things are going GREAT!!! I don't recall why but something popped into my head this morning about my "goal pants". About 6 years ago I was given a bag of clothes by a friend & found the cutest pair of size 6 jeans in there. They had holes, patches, stitching, painted flowers & were very "hip". I loved them & threw them in my closet knowing full well at the time that I would NEVER EVER be able to wear them. It was more of a DREAM than a GOAL because I was a size 16.

Fast forward to today... here I am in my pants. Bear in mind that my sweater is hiding my muffin top & I can't sit down - - but they are on & I didn't even have to lay down to button them!! LOL.

When they fit a little better I'll post another pic & they can make their public debut!

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SCOUTMOM715 11/10/2013 9:19PM

    emoticon Missy!! emoticon

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TONEITUPSARA 11/10/2013 10:28AM

    congrats!! that must be the best feeling ever and they are so cute too! keep working towards your goals and maybe one day you'll be able to wear them out and sit in them and everything!

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JACKIE542 11/10/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon emoticon You look great!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/10/2013 10:14AM

    In the words of Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never, never, never, never Give Up!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Update to my update

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Me - the scale moved today & I didn't even pick it up or slide it. I'm on the cusp of a normal BMI. We'll see.

DH - has decided to work with my whack-a-doo doctor. I am so excited & hopeful that he will find the relief he needs. He does a functional age test as part of the initial consultation by using a bunch of tests and found that DH is functioning at a 70 year old level. Not good. Although I'm 55. Now we can get better together. Next week I go for a follow-up. Maybe I'll be younger. lol. (For the record, I'm 42.)

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STEVEN_D 11/7/2013 9:39PM

    A normal BMI? What's that??? I am trying so hard to do what you have done. Thank you.

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