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Inspirational Quote of the Day

Thursday, June 28, 2012



First of all, I want to thank you all for the kind comments on my last entry! I love how nice and supportive everyone is around here. I couldn't do this without you!

Second, I love that picture and quote! It reminds me that every step we take brings us closer to our goal. There might be missteps and detours along the way, but that's life. I no longer expect perfection and take every day as it comes. When I slip up or make a mistake, I always try to look at it objectively and learn something valuable. I used to be such a perfectionist and it always set me up for failure! These days, I look at things differently. Life is not always perfect. We make mistakes, things happen. The important thing is to always, always, always keep moving on!

Oh and by the way, my boyfriend and I booked a two-week vacation to Greece today! We're going to Parga in August and I can barely wait. It'll be fabulous!!

  
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IUHRYTR 6/29/2012 11:31PM

    Annie, I'm inspired by your new positive attitude this year and encouraged by your weight loss progress. I hope you two have a grand time in Greece and look forward to the pictures you'll share with us. Enjoy. -- Lou

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LIZ1147 6/29/2012 4:34AM

    That is a great quote! It seems like so many people are all or nothing...including me. But one little slip-up isn't enough reason to throw in the towel. It's a process...I didn't gain the weight overnight, so it's not going to com off overnight. Greece sounds amazing! I hope you post pics!

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PASKALINI 6/29/2012 1:11AM

    HOORAY I can't wait to see pictures!!! Greece is so beautiful. I'm hoping to to take my family there next summer.

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TENGELS82 6/28/2012 5:00PM

    That quote really resonates with me. I've spent the past 5 weeks being *thisclose* to the 150's. Every week I'd think positively and say this week is the week I'll finally break past that 160 lb mark. If I was striving for perfection, I may have just given up. My weight wasn't dropping like it's "supposed" to each week. Instead of giving up I focused on other ways to make progress. I focused on my food choices and getting in a certain number of exercises each minute and just decided to give my body time. Even though my journey isn't perfect I certainly was making progress toward living a healthier life and that's the important thing.

As for Greece, I'm SO JEALOUS!! Whenever someone asks where I want to go on vacation, Greece is always the first place I think of. The blue water and old white buildings, ugh. Definitely something for you to look forward to!

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HEARTS116 6/28/2012 3:20PM

    Love this quote

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THATGALNIKKI06 6/28/2012 2:35PM

    Great Attitude and I love your quote! Oh yeah and Greece sounds like such a beautiful place to visit...I hope you have a wonderful vacay! emoticon

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I'm a size 12!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I just bought a pair of size 12 jeans shorts today and they fit perfectly! I used to barely fit into size 12 so this is definitely a huge step for me. Here's proof:





Today was a great day. Had a day off from work and went shopping. I also went for a walk/jog in the evening with my boyfriend. Now it's already 1 a.m. and time for me to get some sleep. Hope you all had a great day!!

  
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MAGGIEX3UK 6/28/2012 12:53PM

    Congrats!!!
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RBETYOURASS 6/28/2012 12:20PM

    I hope to be in 12's soon too!
Great work!
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~Rana

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VERONICAVW_140 6/28/2012 9:33AM

    Yay! Congrats! :)

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CLHENDY1 6/28/2012 8:54AM

    YAYYYY!! That's awesome!!!!

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EVLOBOS310 6/28/2012 7:05AM

    emoticon Can't wait until I'm where you are! You look fabulous!

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KRISZTA11 6/28/2012 3:00AM

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You look great!


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PASKALINI 6/28/2012 2:41AM

    WOOOHOOOO!!!! How exciting! Congratulations your hard work is paying off :) You look great :)

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DMANN104 6/28/2012 12:44AM

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Keep up the great work!! It's great when you can see the results of all of your hard work!

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AFWIFE1017 6/27/2012 11:02PM

    Congrats!!! That's my goal size!! Thats what I was at when I lost weight before! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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CANES4EVER63 6/27/2012 8:53PM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the great work!!! I could probably fit into a size 12 of some jeans, but I'm going to wait until the size 14s I have keep falling off!

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IUHRYTR 6/27/2012 8:28PM

    Progress! Progress! Progress! emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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KEEP_GOING247 6/27/2012 6:32PM

    Congratulations! Way to go!

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KATRINAKRAUT 6/27/2012 6:03PM

    Congratulations! That must feel great. Enjoy your success!

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Inspirational Quote of the Day

Wednesday, June 27, 2012



This is practically my mantra these days!

  
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DEVIPUCKETT 6/27/2012 12:56PM

    Yep - that's why I'm overweight...learning to eat only when I'm actually HUNGRY.

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PASKALINI 6/27/2012 11:39AM

    HAHAHAHA I must be a big ol' chicken!!!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 6/27/2012 11:18AM

    Love the quote! It is so true!

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Midsummer Madness & Updated Goals

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Oh my goodness, what a weekend! I had such a wonderful time celebrating traditional Finnish Midsummer with my boyfriend. I decided not to track my meals this weekend because I felt like I needed a couple of days off, and now I'm so motivated to get back to my usual, healthy daily routine. I've planned my meals for the upcoming week and tomorrow morning we're going grocery shopping for all kinds of healthy foods. I'm a little nervous to weigh myself tomorrow morning though. I hope I haven't gained weight. But if I have, I know it's only temporary and I can fix it by eating a little lighter and exercising a little more for the next few days. Not the end of the world!

I also decided to readjust my weight loss goals a little this weekend. I've been thinking about it for a while and now I decided to do something about it. My original weight loss goal was 55 kilos (about 123 lbs) but now I decided that it might be a little too low for me. I like being curvy and I like my shape a lot these days. I don't want to lose my hips or my booty for that matter. I used to be around 120 lbs when I was 16 and I wasn't curvy at all. I just want to get more toned, lose a little bit more weight and see if I feel satisfied with that. My new goal is 60 kilos (about 132 lbs). When I get there, I'll see how I feel about it.

I'm ready for the new week! I hope you all had a great weekend :)

Here are a few pictures that were taken on the weekend at the cottage. These were taken around 2 a.m. See how light it still was out?



  
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IUHRYTR 6/24/2012 10:32PM

    Liked the pictures. I wondered what it was like being light at night. -- Lou

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CANES4EVER63 6/24/2012 5:51PM

    I say just stop trying to lose weight when you're happy with your body. I suppose you kind of have a general idea because you were 120 at one point, but that was probably also before all of the puberty changes occurring, ie bigger hips, bigger bust, etc. My goal is approximately 132 pounds. I arbitrarily chose that number because it's within the normal range for BMI and also means that I would have lost 100 pounds! But, I might be happy with being 135 pounds, or I might be happy with being 125 pounds. So I'm aiming for somewhere around 130. My maintenance weight will probably be 125-135. I really don't know! I'm just going to see what my new body will look like and stop there! The thing is...I don't know how to stop! Will that require going to the gym less? Will it require eating more? My final reward for myself will be seeing a nutritionist to help me figure this out! Just 25-35 more pounds to go! We can do it!!

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KRISZTA11 6/24/2012 5:13PM

    Wonderful - did the sun go down at all??
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Happy Midsummer everyone! (Pics)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today, we're celebrating Midsummer Day here in Finland. It's a huge celebration and my boyfriend and I always spend it at the lake cottage. We always have a barbecue, go swimming and heat up the sauna. We go for walks in the countryside and enjoy the beautiful summer day. When it gets dark (and it barely does because of what is called the nightless night) we make a bonfire and sit on the beach watching the fire.

I wish you could all share this with me! This is one of my favorite days of the year.

Here are some pictures:

















Today, I'm not counting calories (but not going overboard either!).I'm just going to enjoy the day and relax.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

  
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IUHRYTR 6/24/2012 6:04AM

    I have long dreamed of having a mountain cabin and a beach cottage. Hmm, how much would it cost me to fly to Finland and visit yours and see you two? emoticon I have a hard time picturing not having darkness. Is that difficult to adjust to? Loved the pictures. Pretty colored dress. -- Lou

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-MOJOJOJO- 6/22/2012 11:21PM

    How cool! I wish I could vist there! Thats awesome that the sun stays up for so long! Neat! If that happened here I think everything would catch fire! lol! It would be a nice escape from this desert I am in! I especially love the pic through the trees! Its like a painting!! emoticon

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SEEWORD 6/22/2012 7:04PM

    Lovely pictures emoticon

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BIGTOSS03 6/22/2012 6:11PM

    Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing the pictures and have a good time.

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CANES4EVER63 6/22/2012 5:41PM

    This is awesome!! I'm glad you're enjoying the day!! Have a great day!

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GIANTOCR1 6/22/2012 5:36PM

    Great pictures. Sounds like a great time. Enjoy...

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KRISZTA11 6/22/2012 4:58PM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures - you look great: happy, strong and healthy : )
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