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Okay, that's a little better

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

...and this one is today.

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NO1JESS 10/1/2008 7:53PM

    Omg, ya look great!! Way to go!!!!!

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HRZ2UMZROBINSON 10/1/2008 5:12PM

    Wow, that's a great progress pic. I love the definition in your abs. And that run around the pond sounds lovely, I wish there was fall weather here. It's in the 100s today...bleh...

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MIMISCA 10/1/2008 11:00AM

    are you kidding me?! talk about looking good in a bikini- you are rocking it!!

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TRACYZABELLE 10/1/2008 6:18AM

    You have done great!! Woot woot!!

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TERRIANGEL 9/30/2008 9:07PM

    AWESOME!!! You look so GREAT!

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FITGIRL15 9/30/2008 7:00PM

    20 pounds is a VERY noticeable amount! I can totally see it, I can't believe you fit the same swim suit actually! LOL

Keep rocking it GF!

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BRUIN2 9/30/2008 6:34PM

    What an awesome Tuesday you've had!!

Glad you had a great run, and that you're feeling so positive!!

And look at that tiny little waist!! Woot woot!!

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PAMELA984 9/30/2008 5:47PM

    Wow - look at how far you have come - you look so tone - keep it up, girl!

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That didn't work...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wow, that picture is way too small. I can't figure out how to fix that, so I'm just going to post both pictures separately. This one is May 5.


Progress Picture!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sorry for the quality of this picture....I'm not that tech savvy, and I took the pictures myself. The photo on the left was taken May 5, 2008 when I weighed 160. The picture on the right was taken a few minutes September 30, 2008, and I weigh 141.8. I'm thrilled at the progress I can see, and I can't wait until I've made enough more progress for the next picture!

PS - I used mapmyrun to search for a run in Wellesley. I ended up running around Waban Pond and the Wellesley College campus for 45 minutes. Gorgeous foliage!!


It's going around SP - Top Ten Things We LOVE!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blog entries like this are popping up all over SparkPeople right now! Please share yours! (either here or on your own blog.) I found it really hard to pick just 10 things and put them in an order that makes sense.

Top ten things I love!

1. My boyfriend - the most gorgeous man in the universe
2. My family - Mom, Dad, two brothers, and Teddy the Maltese!
3. The pride I feel from getting myself healthy & fit (and of course how that makes me feel and look!)
4. Teaching fifth grade special education
5. The Boston Red Sox
6. SparkPeople!!!
7. Outdoor activities like biking, hiking, running, boogie boarding, skiing, and traveling/exploring new places
8. Coffee and bookstores
9. The kind of music that MAKES me dance (and along with that, sometimes even karaoke, hahaha)
10. Oh my goodness, I have to pick just one more thing I love? I love the fact that I'm a home owner, my iPod and HRM watch, many different foods, grean tea, my crockpot....... but I think #10 will have to go with Paws, my teddy bear. :)

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TERRIANGEL 9/30/2008 9:16PM I started this. :)

We're both in the Special Ed field. Hmmm...

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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Rosh Hashana today, which is the Jewish new year. I went to my parents' temple last night, but really didn't want to go today (I am not religious but they are). Today's service starts in two minutes, and I'm on the couch in my sweaty workout clothes, so I guess I'm officially not going. :)

No school today, so I slept in until 9 a.m. That's actually the latest I've slept in in a long time. When I woke up, I was at 141.8!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy smokes that's a big loss. I am tingly close to the 130s. I looooooove the 130s. I am so excited to almost be there!!! If I keep losing a pound per week I will be at 139 on October 21, three weeks from now. That means I will be quite skinny (dare I say?!?!) by Halloween, which will be so much fun for dressing up. And if I continue to lose a pound per week after that, I will be at my goal (?!?!?) of 130 on December 23, which is only four days after my 31st birthday and could in the 120s for New Years (the non-Jewish kind). Probably the last time I weighed in the 120s I was in middle school. I don't honestly remember EVER being in the 120s. Maybe it was even elementary school. (I was the tallest kid in my class in 5th grade at 5'2 1/2".)

OK, I am getting waaaaaay ahead of myself here, and I promise not to be disappointed if my actual weight loss isn't as speedy as that. But how very exciting!!

So I did go to Body Combat this morning. It was a small crowd, which I like. The instructor was one of those super-fit platinum blonde cropped haircut types in camouflage pants. She was great! I just get annoyed at how in Body Combat they face you so I get all confused about whether to kick and punch with my right leg/arm or my left because it looks all in reverse of the instructor. There's this insanely energetic woman who goes to some of my classes (she screams out "YEEEAAHHH!!!" a lot) so I just watched her and used the arms and legs she was using.

As you can probably tell from my exclamation points, I am feeling extremely energetic right now. I am going to go out for a run soon - maybe I'll eat lunch first. I'd like to figure out a fun place to go running that I haven't tried before... I'm thinking maybe I'll drive over to Wellesley (a very cute, very wealthy town nearby where Wellesley College is) and run around there. I left my brother a voicemail asking if he wants to go biking today, but haven't heard back from him and he's probably at temple with my parents.

What a gift this is, having no work on a Tuesday!!!!!!!!

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TERRIANGEL 9/30/2008 9:22PM

    Oooooh, days like this are the BEST! Congrats on waking up feeling in shape and motivated. Yay YOU!!!

(how tall are you? I see this question in a couple places, but just curious)


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SEPPIESUSAN 9/30/2008 5:05PM

    I'm 5'6". When I was in the 130s (summer 2007) I was pretty skinny on top, but not so much on my lower half..

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HRZ2UMZROBINSON 9/30/2008 4:17PM

    Woohoo for so much progress in such a short amount of time!! I was looking at your pics and you look very skinny at in the 130s :-) Just curious, how tall are you? I'm only 5'4, and I never look skinny in pics...

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MIMISCA 9/30/2008 2:00PM

    you are my hero!

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FITGIRL15 9/30/2008 1:24PM

    I teach CardioKick, which is my gym's version onf Body Combat. We have changed it so that the instructor faces the mirror WITH the participants... all I can say is WOW, does it make teaching SO MUCH EASIER! Try saying right, but moving left!?!? emoticon Not an easy task when you are already oxygen deprived and sweating like a PIG! LOL

Congrats on the LOW weigh-in! I am like you and I LOVE to forcast my weight loss too! (I use this software called Weight Ware that actually forcasts it for me! I love it!) Eversince I hit 135 pounds (about) I have been finding it hard to loose 1 pound a week anymore... it's more like 0.5-0.7 per week now (which is still GREAT) but weight loss definitely slows down when your body gets closer to your ideal! But hey, DREAMING BIG never hurts, right???

Have a FABULOUS day off!

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