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New Year!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Well, it is a new year and a new month! Time to get my butt in gear! I have not done much since getting sick in September and have been sick a few times since. Seems it is a lot harder to get started again then it is to just quit and give up BUT here I am and I am not giving up. I have not gained much back since stopping so I am not lost or hopeless...today starts a new journey to losing weight and quitting smoking! This is my year...I will graduate college this year, lose the weight that holds me back, quit smoking and make a whole new me come of this broken shattered shell that I live in! I am worth it and I am not going to let anything hold me back...if I fall, I fall but I will not stay down! I have more then enough motivation to do this...My Family and my health are all that I need...but then there is my sanity, my confidence, my career, my goals, my Life!! This is my time!!!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/7/2012 7:18PM

    I'm rooting for you to have a fantastic year. Let's realize our dreams!!

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BEACHGIRL76 1/2/2012 7:17AM

    I feel ya! My number one priority is ME this year. I need to get healthy, then get closer to God so he can help me with everything. Obviously my family comes next in line, then my career. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us! Good luck and I hope you don't get sick anymore! Let's do this!!-Jennifer

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JANROLG 1/1/2012 5:40PM

    I love your blog! You can do it! The best of luck to you in 2012.

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Week 13: Ugh!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

So this has been a pretty horrible week for me, got sick on Friday morning and decided to try and sweat it out which worked for a little while but by saturday evening I was just a huge mess! I was incredibly thankful for the holiday weekend thinking that just a few days and I would be back to normal, but here it is Wednesday and I still feel horrible. I did manage to lose 1.5 pounds this week which is great but I also know that without exercise and the way I have been, or not been eating that it's only a matter of time before it starts creeping back up there. Any suggestions on home remedies that work to knock out colds quickly would be greatly appreciated here as it doesn't seem to be going away as quickly as I like. I am going to try and change my eating habits to compensate for the lack of activity because this is completely kicking my butt but other then that I am still here, still pushing, still fighting to beat this!

  
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BEACHGIRL76 9/8/2011 5:21PM

    As long as you are still fighting and not giving in the rest will follow! Good for you for keeping a positive attitude even when times are tough! Hope you feel better soon!

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MISTYBLUE716 9/7/2011 8:23PM

    when you feel a sicky feeling coming on..take airborne..it will shorten the cold and make it less severe..for real! ...have you tried hte classic chicken soup?! FEEL BETTER!!!

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CRAZYWOMAN10 9/7/2011 7:22PM

    I swear by "saline nasal spray" and warm salt water rinses. I dont know if it will cure your cold..but it will help move it along. The next time you feel a cold coming on, I would highly recommend trying to use saline nasal spray often at the first sign of it...It has worked for me EVERYTIME...and my kids who never want to listen to their mom..now also see how well it works and they do the same.
"the saline is all natural..its just salt water and wont hurt you...It was recommended by my pediatrician when my kids were babies..." The saline actually flushes any germs from attaching to your sinuses and lungs and washes then away so the bacteria cannot grow.
You also need to drink lots of water.
Good Luck and feel better!!!

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SHRINKINGLULU 9/7/2011 6:16PM

    Sleep, water, sleep, and more sleep!! I can usually sleep off a cold if given time and queit!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 9/7/2011 6:05PM

    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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FITFABJENN 9/7/2011 5:45PM

    Oh, and I am SO sorry you're sick. Take care of yourself and drink lots of water!

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My first set of progress pictures...20 pounds down!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Day 1 272+ pounds...XXL T-Shirt, Very tight size 22 jeans


Not even two months later...20 pounds down! XL T-Shirt, Very Loose XL Yoga Pants


Can't really see much of a difference between the pictures because I did my best at hiding what I could in the first picture. I am proud of how far i have come so far...I am not stopping until i get to my destination!!

  
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JUSTLEALAH 8/30/2011 9:49AM

    You can see a difference! Doing great! emoticon

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NCPANFAN 8/23/2011 4:42PM

    You are doing great!!!

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DISCOFAT 8/19/2011 3:07AM

    I think your doing fab well done girly keep it up xxxx emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 8/19/2011 1:49AM

    You are doing fantastic and I am very proud of you. Have a great weekend and keep up the good work.
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YRISHKA 8/19/2011 12:00AM

    Don't stop when you hit a plateau! Just keep going! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 8/18/2011 6:18PM

    You are looking good. Congrats on the 20 pound loss!

I can't wait to get there! I purposely took "fat" pictures for my SP page, so that I can post some awesome "before and after" pictures when I finally get to that point! I've got a long ways to go though, you've made a much better start than me! :-)

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AGRLNKY 8/18/2011 6:09PM

    That's great! Keep it up!

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ISHIIGIRL 8/18/2011 5:17PM

    Good Job! Way to Go!

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BLUEROSE73 8/18/2011 3:44PM

    You can do this. I know about trying to hide it. We all do. But as you see it going, you start to stop hiding it. It's so freeing.

Great work so far. Can't wait to see more progress pics.

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ROSIE777 8/18/2011 3:40PM

    You look Amazing great job 20 lbs down in 2 months WooHoo! emoticon

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JENNJO322 8/18/2011 3:30PM

  you go!!!! doing a great job!!! :)

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DAZE3AM 8/18/2011 2:04PM

    Congrats! Great pics. You are on the way!

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KKINNEA 8/18/2011 2:01PM

    Keep wearing the same outfit in the next pictures - makes it easier to see the differences!! Great job!!

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NATTIEMAE1 8/18/2011 1:43PM

    You look great! Keep up the good work!

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TIFFANIE150 8/18/2011 1:42PM

    Yep! I can see a difference - keep it up!!!


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FLGIRL1234 8/18/2011 1:32PM

    AWESOME work! Keep it up...I'm rooting for you all the way!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/18/2011 1:25PM

    Fabulous! Great work!!

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VICTORIA_THOMAS 8/13/2011 3:04PM

    Awesome! Keep up the good work girl! Can't wait until I lose my first 20 pounds! emoticon

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AIMEESINGS 8/9/2011 4:14PM

    You are doing great!!! That first 20 pounds feels amazing!! Congrats on the 20 pounds! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLZIE04 8/9/2011 3:49PM

    I can definitely tell a difference! You are doing a fabulous job!

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LILHOBBIT29 8/9/2011 3:44PM

    Congrats DONE girl!! You are one of my done girls of the day!! (We get to chose our done girls today!) :) :) Awesome progress and 20 pounds in 2 months is amazing!!

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WHIRLEDTRAVELER 8/9/2011 2:43PM

    20 pounds is a lot! That's a big bag of dogfood! Yay for you! Congratulations on your hard work and determination.

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MALPAIT2 8/9/2011 2:37PM

    Great job!! Keep going and you will acheive your goals in no time!!

Jennie

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KATIEM929 8/9/2011 2:32PM

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Great job! You're looking great! Keep it up and you'll be at your goal in no time. :)
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MRS_BRENDA_P 8/9/2011 2:29PM

    I can definitely see a difference! Your waist looks smaller as do your thighs. Great job!!! Keep going because you are looking fantastic!

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Sunday!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Today was so much better!! That is All :)

  
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DOROTHYLEE61 8/7/2011 9:16PM

    GOOD TO HEAR..
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Bad Day #2(for different reasons)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Well as far as horrible events...today was definitely much better...although recovering from yesterday wasn't very easy! I ended up sleeping extremely late today (I did not want to get up and take the chance of another day like yesterday), I spent about 3 1/2 hours deep cleaning my house, and while doing so ate pizza and biscuits and gravy...was definitely not a good day for my calorie counter today, and I also had about 12 oz. of Cherry Dr. pepper. Tomorrow is another day and I so hope my stress level is alot lower then it has been these last few days!! Exercising did nothing to help my mood these last few days either, which really isn't normal...But again tomorrow is another day...I have to learn that I cannot choose what happens to me but I can choose how I handle what happens to me!

  
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 8/8/2011 6:33PM

    Sorry to hear about your bad day - they happen to us all! But get those pizzas and biscuits and gravy (omg, yum!) outta your house :D

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CARLZIE85 8/7/2011 8:48PM

    Awesome philosophy - and hey, for every great week you have, you have to expect the occasional bad day - slippery little buggers that they are! emoticon

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