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On Track

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feeling a little bit overwhelmed with work and school but I've been going to zumba and trying to stay within calorie range.

I've been doing my best to eat more whole. Its a struggle sometimes.

Nonscale victories:
Seeing some arm definition.

  
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DAWNWINS 2/15/2013 8:08AM

    way to be! arm definition.....cant wait til I can see that on myself!
Enjoy your day!

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LRSILVER 2/15/2013 7:02AM

    Yay for NS V.
You are doing great!

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MAGA99 2/14/2013 9:41PM

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-AMANDA79- 2/14/2013 8:36PM

    You can do it.
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CAROL494 2/14/2013 8:13PM

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CANDOK1260 2/14/2013 8:10PM

    great nsv

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This is what 30lbs gone looks like! (Pictures included)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

As of today, I weigh in at 152lbs and I am 30lbs down!!!


This was me at 25lbs down (5lbs difference!)


This was me when I started at 182lbs (I've come a long way!)


If you take a look at my gallery
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_gal
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you will see the photo journey of my weight loss in 5lb increments.

30lbs down means: my knees no longer hurt, I breathe better, I have more energy, I experience a lot less migraines, my complexion is better, I can control my anxiety, I'm down a few sizes, and I am stronger.

My next goal: getting to 147 (5 more lbs down). This is the starting weight that I met Randy at. I thought I looked really healthy then. However, I plan on being a more toned 147.

  
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DESERTMOTH 2/16/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon So inspiring! emoticon

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KAYELENE 2/15/2013 5:56PM

    emoticon You're doing a great job. emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 2/14/2013 9:02PM

    What a fantastic journey you are on...woo hoooo for those pounds down and a double woo hooooo for the energy and health you've gained! emoticon emoticon

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Nice job on pics and weight loss. Keep pushing to your next milestone

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BELLABANANAS 2/14/2013 1:54AM

    Woohoo!

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LRSILVER 2/13/2013 8:54PM

    Woo Hoo!

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WKWJWP 2/13/2013 8:20PM

    WOWEE Those shorts keep looking better and better in each picture!!!!! I'm feeling very inspired by you, I need to start working on being healthier. I bet you feel so great... you look AMAZING!!!! So happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 2/13/2013 4:52PM

    YOu are doing A-Maze-ING!!
SO proud of you Chica!!!! emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 2/13/2013 4:26PM

    Wow what an awesome pictoral diary. And wow you are willing to share. You look great! Congrats!

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SPECIALGURL7 2/13/2013 2:09PM

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PRETTYPITHY 2/13/2013 1:56PM

    emoticon Incredible! 30 pounds goes a long way, doesn't it? I made 40 pounds down today and it feels good!

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UWHK8STER 2/13/2013 1:05PM

    You are AWESOME!!!! Such a great job! Keep up the good work and look forward to many more pictures ahead!

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STSCOTT11 2/13/2013 12:58PM

    SHIRNKY DINK!!! Gosh dang GIRL...you are doing it!
FANNNNTASTIC.
Keep up the good work.

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FITWITHIN 2/13/2013 12:25PM

    Great job! Gone 30! emoticon emoticon

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MY9STONEJOURNEY 2/13/2013 12:21PM

    Awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 2/13/2013 12:17PM

    WELL DONE GIRL! WAY TO SHRINK IT! emoticon emoticon

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SHELLEY81 2/13/2013 10:51AM

    Amazing progress!

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LAURA1970 2/13/2013 10:06AM

    You look AMAZING!!! Keep it up, Girl!

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-AMANDA79- 2/13/2013 9:09AM

    So excited for you!! Look how flat your tummy is! Are you sure you've ever been pregnant? I think you're telling stories!

J/K of course. Congrats on your success. You're doing great!
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DAWNWINS 2/13/2013 8:40AM

    good work!

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SOPHIEDO13 2/13/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon you look great !!

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MIKEMACKV 2/13/2013 8:18AM

  A butterfly emerging from her chrysalis.

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MAGA99 2/13/2013 8:15AM

    WOW u look great

u r going 2 b a beautiful bride

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JUDYAMK 2/13/2013 8:12AM

    what a great journey, what I am amazed at is the short time it took you to get down 30 pounds. You worked at this steady & kept going,Did you start with small increments as your goal each time you lost weight?
Judy

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BLKBRBI 2/13/2013 8:09AM

    Way to go. We have similar body types. My stomach is the only place I gain weight, BUT I lose it all over. Go figure!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/13/2013 8:08AM

    wow you look amazing way to go

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TKOVACH1 2/13/2013 8:02AM

    You look awesome. Keep it up! Gonna be a beautiful June bride!
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HEALTHY4ME 2/13/2013 7:54AM

    WOW you are doing fantastic!!! so great and glad you feel better too! HUGS and you will get there and be so toned!
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KAR815 2/13/2013 7:53AM

    Wow you look great!! You must be feel so good! Congrats!!! emoticon

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Chipped tooth.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I got out of work today and made it to Cardio kickboxing. It was a great class. Nothing too exciting has been going on this week. just trying to catch up on work and keep my head above water.

My front bottom tooth chipped today. I'm not happy about that. I have to got to the dentist...CONFESSION: i haven't been to the dentist in years. The last time I went I had a very bad experience. Guess its time for a visit :(

Nonscale victory: seeing muscle definition in my thighs today.

Things I'm thankful for today:
Good sparkfriends.
My health.
Randy.

  
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READY4CHANGE81 2/8/2013 7:30PM

    I am not a big fan on the dentist either so good luck with that.

WAY TO GO on the muscle definition! That is HARD WORK!!! emoticon

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ZORAHGAIL 2/8/2013 3:11PM

    Yay for your NSV!

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-AMANDA79- 2/8/2013 9:51AM

    You'll never get me to admit publicly how long its been since I've been to the dentist. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Unfortunately, you're broke :(

Don't ya just love the definition? It's so sexy!

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LRSILVER 2/7/2013 9:52PM

    Woo Hoo for muscle definition.

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HEALTHY4ME 2/7/2013 8:04PM

    Well one thing, if it has been years since you went to the dentist, then know that things have improved. I used to be terrified now not so much, still don't like it and still hold the chair when the drill is around but am okay for reg. cleaning etc. now.
Glad you did well at class.

HUGS

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MUSIC2HISEARS 2/7/2013 8:03PM

    I hope you can get into the dentist and get that all worked out! I know I don't like going (bad experiences, too)! Great work on the workout! emoticon

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AJB121299 2/7/2013 8:02PM

    Nice and good luck with the dentist

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Back in the saddle.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Today work was very frustrating. People are making lots of errors left and right, and every thing seems disorganized. I got out and went to kettlebell training for 45 minutes, then I did zumba for 45. It was a good stress reliever. I don't feel 100% but this was some progress.

I am slightly worried about the weigh in tomorrow, however, I know i will bounce back from it if it doesn't reflect a good number. I just don't like disappointing the team. Howevever, I know health is the ultimate goal so I will move forward!

On a sidenote: I just got cable again, and NCISLA?!!? Whhhatt?! Stop the madness. LL Cool J? This can never replace Gibbs!!!

Nonscale victories: Seen some definition in my arms...well at least after I kettlebelled, lol. :)

Things I'm thankful for today:
Getting back to working out.
Feeling better.

  
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NETTYBREAD 2/6/2013 9:41PM

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You're doing great!!! Keep it up!!!

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LRSILVER 2/6/2013 4:37AM

    Woo hoo muscle definition.

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MAGA99 2/5/2013 10:31PM

    dont worry gibbs is still on the regular ncis

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The little engine that could...

Monday, February 04, 2013

my engine's sputtering but I am still giving it all I can! lol

This has been a rough last week. The audit was very time consuming, my cat got a severe UTI treated which was an unplanned expense, my sister's birthday was this week along with superbowl weekend...my health took a HIT last week. I did what I could to maintain it. I also got some kind of headcold/sore throat as well.

I'm feeling much better. The throat no longer hurts. My head is a little fuzzy though. I made it to the gym today for some strength training and ran 30 minutes on the treadmill. Definitely felt good to get back on that horse after a week off. I am going to try to go to some classes tonight if I feel up to it.

As for the money situation, its really tight. I had to get whisker's re-tested and apparently he still has a very high bacterial load and crystals in his bladder still. So he has to go another round of antibiotics (he's not excited about that, nor is my wallet). After we're done with these, he has to go in this time for testing (they will get urine straight from his bladder). I'm sure that will cost me some $$$. *Sigh* That was definitely an unplanned expense. The cat has cost me over $330 this far.

The dog ripped the pad on his foot. I'm not exactly sure if they can do any thing for that though. He seems better today but two days ago he didn't want to put any weight on his foot. If I have to end up taking him in for that I can only imagine. I better get a second job just to be able to provide for my animals lol. (that's only 2 out of the 5 of them. Guess I should be thankful the rest of them are healthy right now.)

I'm taking one day at a time though.

I am thankful that God has provided for me thus far.

Here is a picture of me and Randy for BLC21.

  
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JDUBLANKO 2/5/2013 1:20PM

    AWESOME pic!!! Pets are a tough one...hope it all works out... :)

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/5/2013 7:10AM

    lovely picture.

as for cats and $$$, i know what you're talking about. take it in stride, that's life!


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FLGIRL_4EVER 2/4/2013 9:40PM

    You are so beautiful! Make a very cute couple :)

Sorry about your pets, hope the dog heals without any issues and cat gets over UTI quickly.

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ZORAHGAIL 2/4/2013 7:10PM

    You two are so cute!

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MAGA99 2/4/2013 6:54PM

    cute couple

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HEALTHY4ME 2/4/2013 5:05PM

    DD cat had that happen a few years ago. but her puppy allies sister is going through that, and has had to have a culture from her bladder, yea it was $$. cos she had to be sedated.

So now friday she is going to get spayed. Allie will lend her the thing we got for around her neck. lol be a nice sister.

Hope you have a better week. HUGS

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