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50 Random Things :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

1. What time did you get up this morning? 4:50 am (YUCK!)

2. How do you like your steak? Medium rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Inception

4. What is your favorite TV show? What Not To Wear (I know....)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Sullivan Island, South Carolina!!

6. What did you have for breakfast? Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and a few stolen bites of cinnamon roll.

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican

8. What foods do you dislike? Indian Food and Swiss cheese.

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Casa Blanca and Surin of Thailand

10. Favorite dressing? Blue cheese

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Toyota Matrix

12. What are your favorite clothes? jeans and converses!!!

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Australia

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 full definitely

15. Where would you want to retire? Sullivan Island S.C. of course :)

16. Favorite time of day? When everyone is home and spending time together.

17. Where were you born? Anchorage, AK

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? If it's on TV... none!! If its live anything not picky.

19. How many siblings? 1 sister

20. Favorite pastime/hobby? Anything to do with art! Writing, Music, and reading.

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Any of my friends :)

22. Bird watcher? Yes but I prefer watching squirrels they are crazy! I also love watching bats.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night owl definitely!! But I'm slowly changing.

24. Do you have any pets? 1 dog and 1 cat

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Yes I finally achieved ONEderland!!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Vulcanologist! I was weird what can I say lol!

27. What is your best childhood memory? Going to Disneyland every year! Riding in a helicopter of the Mountain of Alaska.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog

29. Are you married? Yep... 1 year this Oct 4th!

30. Always wear your seat belt? A definite Heck ya!!

31. Been in a car accident? No I haven't

32. Any pet peeves? I'm with XPHOENIX on taking out the trash without putting a new bag in. Also using the last of the toilet paper and not putting in a new roll for the next person! People who dwell on the problems in their lives but refuse to make it better!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Sausage, feta, and olives!

34. Favorite Flower? Roses and hibiscus flowers... have roses tattooed on my ankle and my garden is full of hibiscus.

35. Favorite ice cream? Pumpkin pie and it only comes out in fall!!

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Wendy’s or Taco Bell

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None :) I studied like crazy!! I was the first of my friends who could drive and boy did I become the taxi!!

38. From whom did you get your last email? Spark :)

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Lucky Jeans and Anthropologie :)

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Hmmm I never plan anything so that's hard lol....

41. Like your job? Yes and no... I work with my family which is nice but it can also be a nightmare!

42. Broccoli? Yes but not raw!

43. What was your favorite vacation? I'm a dork.... Disneyworld!

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? My spark friend Pennielayne

45. What are you listening to right now? The sound of nasty cicada's in the trees outside... those thing officially creep me out!!

46. What is your favorite color? Red!

47. How many tattoos do you have? Just one... roses on the inside of my ankle but my reward to myself for reaching my goal is another one running up the side of my waist.

48. How many people will fill this out? I'm going to be optimistic and say 3 :)

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 8:10 am.

50. Coffee Drinker? Nope.... Never acquired the taste for it. I do love tea though.


Stolen from XPHOENIX who stole it from LeftSox… LOL

  
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JODIANN421 8/14/2010 9:24PM

    omgosh I love squirrel watching too! lol and Pumpkin anything is my weakness....

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/14/2010 5:00PM

    Cool.

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REDSAMUR 8/13/2010 2:51PM

    Wow, Michelle Shocked's Anchorage was quite a big hit in Europe in the late 1980s. Weird that you never heard of it ^^

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REDSAMUR 8/13/2010 4:26AM

    Wow, you were born in Anchorage? Now I have to find that song ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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SHAKENMA 8/11/2010 8:17PM

    Love it! emoticon

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BIJOUX7 8/11/2010 4:28PM

  Love the blog Jessica! Thanks for stopping by my page. When you go to class think about the benefits you will gain :). In less than a week, I have to be up early to get my work out in before work. 5:00 am just sounds eeevil- but I'll be bustin' my rear with the mrt and hiit because I am finally seeing who I can be.

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LINIS_THIN 8/11/2010 3:30PM

    Love it!!

We have stuff in common and some really different...
I LOVE indian food!
hqte what not to wear... they are too insulting of people's current look.

I'm thrilled for you in onederland, like steak medium-well, love trail mix bar!! esp with low fat milk like a cereal!

I love DISNEY too! We honeymooned there!! every family vacation was there even when the kids were baby and fetus! lol

And no I'm not doing the whole 50 things... tho I might have in an old blog!

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LEFTSOX 8/10/2010 8:57PM

    Who stole it from MOLS626! LOL

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XPHOENIX 8/10/2010 8:42PM

    We are all thievessssssss... mwahahahaha! :)

Great responses, love to learn about my Spark Sisters :) XOXO

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HALFANGEL 8/10/2010 11:52AM

    I'm gonna steal this from you. Look for my answers in my blog.

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FLMOMX2 8/10/2010 10:56AM

    Get way to get to know others.

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PERSISTANT123 8/10/2010 10:47AM

    Jessica --- I'm putting this on our team page. You'll have to look for my answers there!
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Hello ONEderland!!!!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I knew I had lost weight this week so I was expecting to be happy today on weigh in day but I didn't know I would be 3 lbs under 200!!! I did my normal weigh in rituals I got out of bed.... used the restroom to take off every ounce I could (sorry... I'm sure you didn't want to know that lol).... I got buck naked and stepped on the scale and this is what I saw!!!


YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

I congratulated myself by putting on my tennis shoes and going on a 4.2 mile walk and then working in the garden!! It is a beautiful day today... and I'm feeling good! Incredibly sweaty!!! But good!

Here are some pic of the park I walk in everyday that is right out my back door.


This is right at the beginning of the path right in front of my house.


A beautiful oak tree that is along the path.


There was a sweet little Dad out there today who was teaching his little boy how to shoot off rockets! Fun to watch while I walked.

  
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REDSAMUR 8/13/2010 4:24AM

    Congratulations, and you reward is just awesome! :)

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KIMKAY1897 8/12/2010 10:21PM

    Congrats! That is SO EXCITING!!! YAY for you!

You go girl!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/11/2010 1:16AM

    Congratulations!!!! That is wonderful! What a nice walking path!
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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 8/9/2010 5:35PM

    WOHOO!!! Way to go!!! Keep up the excellent progress!

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READY4LIVE 8/9/2010 2:16PM

    emoticonThat's emoticon 3lbs under 200! emoticonyou kickin bootay :)

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KALISWALKER 8/8/2010 10:23PM

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I hope you did the happy dance on the scale! Going out to walk is a great way to celebrate your success.

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GOGETTERME 8/8/2010 8:56PM

    That's great! God for you!
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JOYCEMARIE9 8/8/2010 8:08AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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DANIELLEBREEN 8/8/2010 1:27AM

    SOOOOOO exciting!!! Congratulations!! What an amazing accomplishment! emoticon

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XPHOENIX 8/8/2010 12:27AM

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Did I tell you that you are amazing yet today? No?? Shame on meeeeee....
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A!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!! YOU GO GIRL!! XOXOXOX

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BGLEGACIES 8/7/2010 11:29PM

    Congrats Done Girl! One-derland is a wonderful place. Planning on getting there too. Keep up the great work! That park right outside of your house looks wonderful and inviting.

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XPHOENIX 8/7/2010 11:11PM

    Yesssssssssssss!! Welcome to ONEderland, babe!!! Wooo hooooo!!

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THESUGARFAIRY 8/7/2010 9:47PM

    Awesome!

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FLYINGB16 8/7/2010 4:31PM

    This is so AWESOME! You are doing so great! I plan to join you in Onederland by the end of the year (if not sooner). It was great that you celebrated by being active. I was so stoked to get out of pant sizes that started with a number 2. Can't wait until I lose that 2 on my scale. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYEREADER 8/7/2010 4:14PM

    Congrats!!!!

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PELESJEWEL 8/7/2010 4:14PM

    emoticon emoticon CELEBRATING WITH YOU!! emoticon emoticon Wow! such a huge milestone!

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KAURAKITTEN 8/7/2010 3:49PM

    Congrats. I bet it feels more comfortable to be naked on the scale now than it did before.

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LINIS_THIN 8/7/2010 3:34PM

    Congrats on 1-derland!!
After that description I was worried about you taking a pic of yourself on the scale...lol

But all I saw were naked feet!!
lol

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DRB13_1 8/7/2010 3:29PM

    1-derful!!! Celebrating with you! emoticon

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BARBARAROCKSIT 8/7/2010 2:45PM

    Awesome way to start the celebration!! emoticon

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GLITTERSPARK 8/7/2010 2:39PM

    emoticon Congratulations!!! emoticon

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VALI_T 8/7/2010 2:38PM

    Hooray for you! I hope I'll get to join you there soon.

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MAGPIE17 8/7/2010 2:29PM

    Way to go!!

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BOURNBABE 8/7/2010 2:28PM

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That's awesome! Congrats on making it to ONEderland!

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MGRIFFITH32 8/7/2010 2:28PM

    WOOHOO! What a lovely sight. Congrats!!!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 8/7/2010 2:15PM

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What a great place to have right on your doorstep. emoticon

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MISSROCKABILLY 8/7/2010 12:59PM

    Congratulations!! You are doing fabulously--keep up the good work!
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KTKATRINK 8/7/2010 12:56PM

    Congrats! At first I read it as Oh-needer-land, but then I understood (just like the Oneders in "That Thing You Do" which is an awesome movie by the way). Good work!

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KITHKINCAID 8/7/2010 12:47PM

    WAY TO GO!!!! That's so awesome! I'm so happy for you!!!

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SHEALUNA 8/7/2010 12:46PM

    WOO HOO! Congrats on reaching Onederland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MADDEELOU 8/7/2010 12:37PM

    Way to go! Thanks for sharing the walk pictures. Looks beautiful.

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BRILLIANTAQUA 8/7/2010 12:26PM

    Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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MONIQALEX 8/7/2010 12:24PM

    Awesome!!! I just love motivation and beautiful park to take a walk.
Great Job!!!

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ANEWME3536 8/7/2010 12:12PM

    HOORAY!!!!! Keep up the great work! You ROCK! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HYPNOTIQ116 8/7/2010 12:12PM

    Thats awesome. Congrats! emoticon

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MORNING_NOONAN 8/7/2010 12:09PM

    Congrats that is amazing!! Well done to you!!

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RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 8/7/2010 12:07PM

    Onederland!!!! Excellent job! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/7/2010 12:06PM

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you. I remember that feeling well- victory times ten! Nothing will stop you now, hot stuff. NOTHING. Rock, rock, rock this thing. Woot!!

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TYCA41458 8/7/2010 12:02PM

    Awesome! Congratulations!

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POINTAFTER 8/7/2010 12:01PM

    Congratulations!!! emoticon

For what it's worth, I weigh myself naked as well. I HATE being weighed at the doctor's office because I'm usually wearing jeans. Do you have any idea how heavy jeans are??? No fair!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/7/2010 11:50AM

    Congrats on your loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon
What a beautiful park!

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REJ7777 8/7/2010 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon What an encouraging milestone! Keep on Sparking! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 8/7/2010 11:36AM

    So very proud of you! Congrats!!

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KELRAJ 8/7/2010 11:30AM

    That is so so so FANTASTIC!!!!!! What a great surprise and reward for yourself!!! emoticon Rock on girl!!! you're doing it emoticon BTW love the pictures of the park by your home. What a nice view to have each day!

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CHICAT63 8/7/2010 11:24AM

    Congratulations, you rock ! Woohoo, a new beginning.

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-POOKIE- 8/7/2010 11:20AM

    emoticon Brilliant!!!

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PERSISTANT123 8/7/2010 11:19AM

    emoticonWhat a great surprise! Congratulations on your entry into ONEderland! I also loved reading about how you celebrated. You have definitely SparkWashed yourself. emoticon
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FAT2FITKECIA 8/7/2010 11:14AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Well done! You're doing such a great job! Keep it up! emoticon

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July What a Month!! 3 Month Annv... 30 lbs down!!!!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Well July ended up being a great month!!! I lost 11 lbs! I am now 200 lbs and 1 lb away from ONEderland!! I have officially been on Spark for 3 months and have LOST 30 lbs!!

I got new clothes.... yay!! Got some new bras finally! Went from a 40D bra... ended up buying 36DD! Bought new jeans... went from a size 18... to buying a size 14! Of course not all that was lost in July lol... just bought the new clothes!

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Weight:
Lost 11 lbs!

Inches:
Waist: -2.5 inches
Hips: -1.5 inches
Thighs: -1.5 inches
Calves: -.25 inch
Arms: - .50 inch
Neck: - .25 inch

Waist to Hip Ratio: -0.03
BMI: -1.8

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Walked 3.2+ miles everyday
Drank 12 glasses of water everyday
Did all my Strength Training almost everyday
Did one exercise video almost everyday
Planned and purchased all my meals for the entire week every week

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I am ready to kick August's booty!!!! I am going to do even better this round!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/11/2010 1:14AM

    Awesome!!!!!!

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GIRL_IN_GEAR 8/9/2010 9:11AM

    GREAT JOB!!!! Wahoo! You are an inspiration!
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    Yeah! That is so awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PERSISTANT123 8/4/2010 6:21PM

    emoticonYou are AWESOME! August doesn't stand a chance against your determination!
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HALFANGEL 8/4/2010 11:54AM

    SOOOOOOO proud of you! That's a lot of hard work but it's totally paying off. Good for you!

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/4/2010 12:21AM

    Fantastic!

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GOGETTERME 8/3/2010 8:15PM

    That's great! Amazing progress. keep up the good work.

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NEXTYEAR 8/3/2010 10:52AM

    WooHoo!! You are really losing! emoticon on a good routine. emoticon emoticon

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ERINBEAR1876 8/3/2010 10:37AM

    WOW, you did amazing :o} Keep it up! You sure are motivating!!

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KELRAJ 8/3/2010 9:35AM

    That is just so awesome!!! I need to know where you get so much motivation b/c I need some of that! lol Congratulations on your success so far! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 8/3/2010 8:50AM

    Way to go!!! You are doing a super job!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/3/2010 7:43AM

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Good job! You really rocked July!

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-POOKIE- 8/3/2010 3:52AM

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Excellent going!!!

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BOURNBABE 8/2/2010 11:02PM

    WOOOOOTTTTT!!!! Awesomesauce!!
Congrats! All your hard work is really paying off.
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XPHOENIX 8/2/2010 10:47PM

    You are amazing, girl!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!

I am going to rock August, too!!! I signed up for 1,000 minutes of Fitness in August challenge... nervous... haha Keep rockin, babe! ((hugs))

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BLYNN710 8/2/2010 10:24PM

    Congratulations on the success of July. I'm sure you are going to rock August and get even further towards your goals.

Keep up the awesome work!!!

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Finding Happiness in the Fitting Room!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Well I finally went on a much needed shopping trip last night. The objective was jeans and bras! I was beginning to look like I was in a rap video holding up my pants!! Well............ I was wearing a size 18 jeans when I started on Spark People and last night I bought 1 pair of size 16 and 2 pairs of size 14 jeans that all fit perfectly YAY!! and new bras! The girls desperately needed support!! Starting size 40D new size..... 36DD!!! YAY!!!

Sorry just had to get that off my chest :)

  
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READY4LIVE 8/2/2010 1:59PM

    Yay! How exciting to buy size 14's! Love those kinds of shopping trips, verses the ones were you've put on weight! emoticon

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MVICKERS21 8/2/2010 10:40AM

    Thats great!! It's always nice to find that perfect fit, and even better when they are smaller than the last pair! Way to go! emoticon

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SHEALUNA 8/2/2010 9:36AM

    No wonder you looked like a rapper if you were trying to wear jeans 2 sizes too small! Go you for size 14 jeans! Woot!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/1/2010 2:40PM

    Yay You!!!

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FROMBABY2BRIDE 8/1/2010 11:55AM

    You are doing wonderfully, girl!!!!!!!!!!

Keep it up! Woo-hoo!

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SWEETZMIX 8/1/2010 10:25AM

    Anything new bring me to share!! So congrats on the new gear!!

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BOURNBABE 8/1/2010 12:22AM

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Now you can take your old ones, put them on backwards, and run around your pretending to be in a rap video from the early 90s. emoticon
Congrats chica!

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KITHKINCAID 7/31/2010 5:24PM

    Woohoo! Way to go girl!

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BRILLIANTAQUA 7/31/2010 4:53PM

    Way to go!!! Such awesome progress! Congrats!!

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SKIRNIR 7/31/2010 4:16PM

    Yes, I am now joking that this exercise/weight loss thing is expensive. I needed new bras (bought 3), new jeans and need new shirts. My old shirts look like garbage bags. But that I have tried to wear the ones that used to bother me about being too small, but now are a bit large. Jeans I went from wearing a slim 18 to wearing a slim 14 or a relaxed 12. I only have 10 more pounds to go to goal weight, so I think 12s will be my final size. I am happy with that and a healthy bmi for maybe the first time ever.

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-POOKIE- 7/31/2010 3:08PM

    emoticon Yay for fitting clothes!

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KTKATRINK 7/31/2010 12:21PM

    That's amazing, and it seems like you got more off your physical chest as well! Congrats!

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BLYNN710 7/31/2010 12:17PM

    Congratulations on the new sizes. Keep up your awesome work!!

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MISSROCKABILLY 7/31/2010 11:27AM

    Congratulations on the new sizes! Enjoy your new clothes!
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XPHOENIX 7/31/2010 10:42AM

    Sorry!?! That is AWESOME!! Don't apologize for that!! You GO GIRL!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO!! :) PLEASE share stuff like that. OMG now I wanna exercise. hehehe XOXOX

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JMCADE 7/31/2010 10:20AM

    Wow great, keep up the good work and enjoy the new clothes!

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PSYCHBAMA 7/31/2010 9:58AM

    Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your new sizes! What fun!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticonOne doesn't mind shopping for smaller sized clothes!
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ABBEYCHARLIE 7/31/2010 9:46AM

    Yay!!! Congrats!!

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Changes We Have a Hard Time Seeing in Ourselves

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It seems like more and more each day people are coming up to me telling me how thin I look and asking how much weight I've lost or asking me what I'm doing differently. My husband keeps telling me how my face looks so much thinner and my curves are looking great *blush*. It still comes as a shock to me and I'm never completely comfortable with the compliments. I haven't reached that point where I see it all the time. I still feel like that same sad... almost 30 lbs heavier person. But I'm really starting to see the thinner me poking out. I get a glimpse of her and it makes me so happy I squeal for no good reason lol... scares my husband to death lol!!

I've still got a ways to go but I am almost 30 down!! Well to be honest I've lost almost 30 lbs now on Spark in the last 3 months but 3 years ago I weighed almost 40 lbs heavier than that... but I'm not counting that on my Spark ticker because to be honest I don't know how much I weighed because I refused to weigh myself. I know that I was in a size 24/26 and I wore 3X shirts. I was someone completely different than I am now. I had gotten divorced a few years earlier and refused to try and date people. I was happy with people leaving me alone. I hated the way I looked and I was very good at hiding myself.

I spent my mid to late 20's doing nothing that a 20 year old is supposed to do. Have fun... enjoy life... feel sexy... meet guys! Instead I spent every minute of the day devoted to my daughter. I spent all my time driving her around, taking her to her many athletic events, taking her to meet her friends.... everything I didn't give myself the time or opportunity to do. My daughter is the prime example of health, beauty, vitality... none of which I was a good example of. I was miserable and I had enough one day and decided... you know what... this is ridiculous... I am depressed and unhappy and I am going to change!... and I did. This was way before Spark of course lol... I changed a few things on my own and lost about 40 lbs! Got down to a size 18 and was beginning to see that inner sexy vixen and was letting loose a little and decided I didn't want to be alone for the rest of my life. I started dating on the internet... found my love and my bestfriend and got married..... aaah :)

I am so much happier now... so happy infact I started gaining weight lol... funny how that works huh!! So I found Spark! Now after 3 months I have started exercising everyday, using the nutrition and fitness trackers religiously, drinking gallons of water, meeting wonderful Spark friends and started the difficult journey of loving myself. I am even starting to Spark people around me. One of my dearest friends is walking every morning with me and on most days my husband comes along as well.

How I got on this thought was I ran across an old picture of myself... one of the only ones I haven't thrown away lol... this was me at my heaviest!


This was in July 2007. About 70 lbs ago. I really don't like looking at this pic.... I was a miserable person at this time.


These are at a much happier time for me... just as I was getting married. Oct 2009 and about 30 lbs ago at 230.


This is also Oct 2009... I put this one up so you could see what my hair used to look like. I look mad in this pic though lol.


And this is me now at 202! I still have a long way to go but I am so much happier with myself. Got a new look and a new attitude. I didn't enjoy my 20's but I am sure going to enjoy my 30's and I am going to set an example for my daughter... one I should have set for her a long time ago!!

  
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SHELLYSWELLY 8/2/2010 11:33AM

    You are doing fantastic....what no mention of you big sis showing you the Spark....sniff, sniff.....cry......no pic of me either....snif, sniff....

JK!!!!!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/1/2010 2:39PM

    Thank you for sharing! You have really given me some inspiration today when mine is certainly flailing. You look amazing, but it's so much more than that...you glow. Oh, my..you really have just described my life ha! (except that I spent my ENTIRE twenties and half my thirties miserably married) but since the 3 yrs I've been on my own all I do is take care of my daughter and avoid everyone. You make me believe it is possible to get out there and live the life that I've missed so far...that good things can happen and all I have to do is want to change and then DO it. I'm glad you are starting to see yourself as others do...the strong, beautiful powerful and fabulous person you are!!!
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(I got long winded again didn't I??)

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/31/2010 9:30AM

    You look marvelous!

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WCATAP 7/30/2010 4:49PM

    You look great!

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MAGPIE17 7/30/2010 10:49AM

    You look fabulous!

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BLYNN710 7/30/2010 9:28AM

    You are looking good. You are an inspiration to me as I struggle through my challenges. I see people like you and am reminded that I need a little faith in myself and then I can be successful like you and so many other of my Spark friends.

Thanks for sharing your journey and being an inspiration.

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JOYCEMARIE9 7/30/2010 8:19AM

    Congratulations! Your looking good.

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EPIPHANYANGEL 7/30/2010 4:50AM

    WOW......you look amazing. Grreat blog and very inspiring.

Congratulations on alll you have achieved, your determination shines through.

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 7/29/2010 10:51PM

    I love this story! I wish I had done my weight losing when I was in my teens and going through high school. I made headway but then, of course had my head on other things, and didn't have the motivation.

A lot of people are saying I have lost in my face and I compared pictures tonight and can tell a lot. I still see BIG cheeks I want to lose though. I see it a lot across my shoulders, but it's harder to see in my stomach which is my worst area.

I wish we could see it as easily as everyone else!

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JODIANN421 7/29/2010 9:22PM

    What a beautiful story! I am glad you are here! You are inspiring!

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HARISHABAD 7/29/2010 9:20PM

    You are looking great!!! You are an inspiration!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/29/2010 8:59PM

    You do look amazingly different. I am going through this too. Where I don't see it but believe me. You really can see you have lost a lot of weight. Congrats on all your hardwork paying off!

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POOKAQUEEN 7/29/2010 8:56PM

    You look fabulous! I totally agree with you on this, I think we all have a hard time seeing that things have changed and we deserve all of the compliments.
You are really doing a fabulous job, and you have such a wonderful attitude.

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QUE-SERA-SERA 7/29/2010 8:36PM

    emoticon very inspiring!

Keep it up!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 7/29/2010 8:30PM

    What a motivation!! Keep holding onto that inner vixen because she is on her way to being out and about full time!! Watch out, World!

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SLIMPAM23 7/29/2010 8:21PM

    You are looking fine girl...and the more fit you get - the easier it is to acknowledge that you look pretty darn good!! Don't know why how we look affects our self esteem and confidence - but it does!! BE PROUD!!! You are hot baby!!
Pam

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AIRBO1 7/29/2010 8:01PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. I feel the same way so its good to see I am not alone in this way of thinking. Keep up the good work. you look great! emoticon

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ANDIEJZ 7/29/2010 7:05PM

  Great post Frosty! Very inspiring and you look amazing! emoticon

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WANAKA 7/29/2010 6:56PM

    Great story! You look awesome and I'm looking forward to your progress! Thankx for sharing your inspiring story :)

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XPHOENIX 7/29/2010 5:38PM

    What a nice breakdown of your story. You are amazing!! I am also trying to set an example for my child... my son... he is big for his age... it's my fault. He's SO active, but his awful relationship with junk food is my fault... but we are fixing it now.

Keep up the amazing work, babe. You are an inspiration to me! ((HUGS)) I can't wait until I see changes in myself, also. Right now it feels impossible, but I am staying positive :) hehe

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