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Onederland at Last!

Monday, April 26, 2010



Doing the onederland dance!

Returned from my trip to Ghana today and I was very excited to check out the scale. Not a lot of loss, but enough to be below the magic number! It was difficult to lose weight in Africa! I actually bought a body bugg before leaving to help "keep me honest" while I was there. It calculates your calories burned everyday, step walked and aerobic activity. My first surprise was that despite high step counts (~15,000 daily) and lots of aerobic activity my calories burned were down about 400-500 per day) compared to usual. At first this seemed counterintuitive (I am sweating more, doesn't that mean I am losing weight...LOL!) then I realized that it was because I was so hot, stressed and fatigued. Also difficult to be fussy about healthy food in rural Ghana - I pretty much ate whatever was put in front of me, and just worked on portion control.

So what does Onederland mean to me?
It means that I am within 50 lbs of my goal (Initial goal of 140, but looking at myself I think 150 is more realistic)
It means I am almost the weight on my driver's licence (193 lbs)
It means I have made more progress than I expected when I started, in fact I have done what I thought was impossible...all within 9 months
It means that I don't have see that 2 anymore (ever again!)

Yup, definitely doing the happy dance!

  
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AKIMBERLYQ 4/28/2010 3:42PM

  Congrats

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LCHADBOURNE 4/28/2010 10:08AM

    Congratulations!!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip as well! What a great April you've had. :D

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MAWMAWTAMERA 4/27/2010 8:08PM

  Congratulations!! I am looking forward to saying goodbye to the 3 at the beginning of my weight and am so excited. Thanks for sharing your success.

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NZGODDESS 4/27/2010 7:31PM

    Awesome! Dance dance dance! You soooooo deserve it!!

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TEACHINMOM 4/27/2010 3:02PM

    Oh WOW that is awesome! WTG with portion control when all else concerning food was out of your control.
You were beautiful before but you look sooooo wonderful and happy now!! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 4/27/2010 2:29PM

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KARVY09 4/27/2010 1:05PM

    Congrats on Onederland! You look great!

You'll probably lose more after the bloat from flying goes away!

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PSHANKEY 4/27/2010 12:55PM

    Way to go! So glad your time in Ghana was rewarding. I was there several years ago and remember it so fondly...although fufu does have a way of creeping on you!

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MAQUESTA 4/27/2010 12:51PM

    Awsome. Congrats on your sucess!

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GET-N-FIT4M3 4/27/2010 12:34PM

    WOOHOO! I hit ONDERLAND today too! Isn't it an awesome feeling!

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RDY2LOOSE 4/27/2010 12:30PM

    That's great!

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MOM2MXKE 4/27/2010 12:23PM

    That is so Awesome. I am just about under the 200 too! (: Congrats!!

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SPIFFYCAT 4/27/2010 12:00PM

    well done, welcome to ONEDERLAND... emoticon

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HOUSMANS4 4/27/2010 10:43AM

    That is fantastic!!! Great Job!! I look forward to joining you there one day soon!

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FITSPIRATION 4/27/2010 10:07AM

  You are Amazing! Keep rocking~ emoticon

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ROSEWOOD332 4/27/2010 10:04AM

  Congratulations!! You are an inspiration to me!! I am looking forward to joining you in Onederland soon!

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HIPPICHICK1 4/27/2010 9:56AM

    Sweet!!!

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HARMONYBLUE 4/27/2010 8:58AM

    Congratulations on sticking to your plan well enough in Ghana to win over the scale at last. Have a GREAT time in ONEDERLAND!

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F A N T A S T I C !!!
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MAGNORK517 4/27/2010 7:20AM

    9 months!!! Incredible, there is no stopping you now! emoticon
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IPATRICIA 4/27/2010 5:50AM

    Well Done, to have been able to keep it up under the circumstances was emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/27/2010 5:09AM

    emoticon on your amazing accomplishment! You look radiantly happy in your picture! emoticon

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BARBARAROCKSIT 4/27/2010 4:39AM

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Yipee for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FRENCHTOSD 4/27/2010 1:26AM

    Amazing - and you look great! To lose weight under such stressful conditions is incredible. Be sure to tell us what kind of food they were serving you. I'm very interested in the details.

You are such an inspiration.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 4/26/2010 11:55PM

    Love your shape!

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BRENDY_28 4/26/2010 11:48PM

    congratulations!

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DABINEXIAN 4/26/2010 11:15PM

    That is amazing!!!!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 4/26/2010 11:03PM

    WooHoo!!! Onderland is AWESOME and you look amazing. Sounds like you had a great trip :)

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SHANTRA 4/26/2010 11:02PM

    That is so great! Congratulations! You are looking wonderful.

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SWEETNEENI 4/26/2010 10:58PM

    You are a champion and totally one of the heros on Spark that inspires me. So awesome!

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LOOZINITNOW 4/26/2010 10:56PM

    I am dancing all over the place for you! emoticon

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LRC723 4/26/2010 10:55PM

    Congratulations!!!!!!! You look amazing!!!!!! You're so close to that finish line, you'll be gliding over it in no time!!!! Keep doing that happy dance girl!
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ANNE7X7 4/26/2010 10:55PM

    Way to go girl!! That is such a huge accomplishment, and you must be so proud of yourself!! And the fact that you were able to keep up your lifestyle even away from home shows that this is for good!! Woohooo for that!!


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Not MIA- Just in Africa til 4/26

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hi Everyone,
If you are checking in on me between April 10th and 26th I am not MIA! I am on medical mission in Ghana hopefully saving some lives, but probably nowhere near internet access. This is my first real absense from Spark since last July, so I am a bit nervous to be outside of the fold, but I know I will do well. I plan to exercise daily, eat healthy when I can, and probably sweat a lot given how hot it is going to be! Please pray for a safe journey, and I will catch up with everyone when I return.
Love ya'
Hollynn

  
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MARCYNA 4/23/2010 9:38AM

    Every life you save, you will have saved the whole world!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYSHERIANN 4/22/2010 10:18AM

    WOW! What an awesome experience!!! Tell us all about it! You'll do AWESOME on your health journey as well!!!! emoticon emoticon

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PSHANKEY 4/14/2010 9:26AM

    I can't wait to hear about it. Some of my friends are doing the very same at the very same time. Let's compare names when you are back!

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PSHANKEY 4/14/2010 9:25AM

    I can't wait to hear about it. Some of my friends are doing the very same at the very same time. Let's compare names when you are back!

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DIANAWATTS 4/13/2010 11:51PM

    Wishing you safe and healthy travels!

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MEGMENZY 4/12/2010 8:34PM

    Hope the trip goes well! Should be an interesting trip!

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KITTYKITTEMMING 4/12/2010 10:15AM

    This is an amazing opportunity. Take some time to enjoy the scenery, too.

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RCATSLADY 4/11/2010 4:57PM

    Please post all your adventures when you return. You are living one of my goals. I would love to go to Africa on a mission trip, especially Ghana or Liberia. Your weight loss story is just the motivation I need because after two weeks, I needed that to keep going.

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MAWMAWTAMERA 4/10/2010 9:09PM

  What an awesome act of support and care you are doing. I pray that you have a safe and productive journey and find a wonderful peace about all you see and do. See you when you get back and I look forward to stories/pics.

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  Enjoy every moment of this amazing journey, it will be life changing. May God bless and keep you. emoticon

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DRAGONFLY_AUM 4/10/2010 1:38PM

    What an amazing journey!! I pray that you have an awesome trip and are allowed to change lives and that you have a safe return!

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BRENDY_28 4/10/2010 10:19AM

    wow... this is an amazing trip/mission. have fun and take care. :)

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URSULAVAN 4/10/2010 8:58AM

    What a great experience for you! Enjoy every minute of it!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/10/2010 7:27AM

    You are a blessed being and your acts of giving will come back to you as you return safely. Positive thoughts go out to you as you continue on your journey!

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-FEMALE- 4/10/2010 5:38AM

    You are such an amazing person! I'll miss you! Hope you have a safe trip!

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IPATRICIA 4/10/2010 4:23AM

    Good Luck, and may God go with you. emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 4/10/2010 1:29AM

    Be safe on your trip, Hollynn. How wonderful that you can do something like this. I'll keep you in my prayers and eagerly wait to hear about this trip.

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CAMSMOM918 4/9/2010 11:31PM

    God bless you and keep you safe on your amazing and selfless journey. You will do amazing things there - for yourself and for others!

Be well and we will all be here for you upon your return. Be careful.

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WALEB1002 4/9/2010 10:51PM

    Wonderful what you are doing....praying you will be safe!

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SWEETNEENI 4/9/2010 10:31PM

    I'll keep you in my prayers as you travel. Have a healthy, safe and productive visit to Ghana.

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FLYSOHIGH 4/9/2010 10:20PM

    I'll be thinking about you! Stay safe! And remember that you deserve and able to find time to tke care of yourself (exercise, sleep) no matter where you are. emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROCKSIT 4/9/2010 10:10PM

    Safe journey and blessings to you, the team you're going with, and the people you touch while you're there.



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LOOZINITNOW 4/9/2010 9:57PM

    You are doing an amazing thing! Enjoy your trip. I have no doubt that you will do fine. We will miss you. Looking forward to stories and pics when you get back.

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ANNE7X7 4/9/2010 9:52PM

    Wow! What you are doing is amazing! Good for you girl!! I am sure you will come back a different person! I will be thinking of you and hoping everything goes well! Keep safe! And don't forget to enjoy yourself!

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HARMONYBLUE 4/9/2010 9:48PM

    I love that you are giving back of yourself like this. Save some lives, surprise yourself in brand new ways, and tell us all about it when you return in a couple of weeks! Safe travels!

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SHANTRA 4/9/2010 9:36PM

    That is an absolutely WONDERFUL thing to be doing. Take the bestest care of yourself, stay healthy and return in one piece. I bet you will have some amazing stories to tell us.

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Vacation Update from the Exuma Islands

Wednesday, April 07, 2010



So I haven't blogged since I returned from my week long vacation in the Exumas - above is a picture of the private beach that we had all to ourselves all week. It was pretty amazing! Rented the Calypso home on Great Exuma with two other couples. The Exuma Islands are a chain of 365 cays in the outer Bahamas - truly beautiful and relatively isolated.

Ron and I went diving a few days with Dive Exuma

This was our first dive so we felt very lucky to get to go down the Angelfish BlueHole and also visit several reefs teeming with beautiful fish including damselfish, parrotfish, barracuda, butterfly fish and even a few honeycomb cowfish. Now we are certified and look forward to diving more on future trips.


We had a great time snorkelling, body surfing, and just walking up and down
the beach. Ate fresh conch and lobster every day and a few fish that our group caught.





One day we rented a boat and drove 70 miles up the cays exploring little inlets, caves and other exciting things. Saw swimming pigs, pet sharks and giant starfish.








Last one is my husband and I looking and feeling very relaxed!

Finally, the sunrises and sunsets were to die for!





Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of our journey through the Exumas!

  
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HIPPICHICK1 4/27/2010 9:54AM

    Wow! Fantastic photos!!

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OCEANS241 4/15/2010 10:55AM

  wow! you look fantastic and happy :-) I'm so jealous of your vacation and PRIVATE beach! that's completely wonderful - thanks so much for sharing the pictures

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CRIMSONLILAC 4/10/2010 8:40PM

    Beautiful place... beats anywhere I have been.. glad you could enjoy it. Its good to get away and get a new perspective on things... take care... I'm new to SP emoticon

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TRASEE 4/9/2010 11:50AM

    Beautiful pics!! Thank you for sharing!!

You look great.. and yes, like you said, very relaxed!!

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CLEARLY44 4/9/2010 10:09AM

    Beautiful photos - thanks for sharing - Swimming pigs LOL!

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LIZZABETH1986 4/8/2010 11:47PM

    swimming pigs... omg!! that is so silly. thanks for sharing the pictures - looks like you guys had a great time, and you are looking great!

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MAGNORK517 4/8/2010 6:29PM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! That beach looks like paradise! I am in awe of your weight-loss, we had about the same starting weight, so you motivate me! It can be done!

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PSHANKEY 4/8/2010 4:31PM

    Swimming pigs make me laugh...great photos!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/8/2010 5:11AM

    emoticon for sharing your pictures! It looks like you had an amazing time and YOU look simply AMAZING! You are glowing!

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SUCCESSIFITRY 4/7/2010 9:31PM

    Incredible pictures!! I absolutely love the ocean.

Swimming pigs-who'da thunk it???

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GETYOURSHINEON 4/7/2010 2:10PM

    WOW that looks SO fun and beautiful, lucky girl!

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/7/2010 10:06AM

    What a beautiful vacation. You look so happy and beautiful. Glad you had a good vaca.

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LOOZINITNOW 4/7/2010 9:38AM

    Gorgeous! The beach and you!

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MINENA1 4/7/2010 9:37AM

    WOW! What beautiful pictures! Everything looks so relaxing & peaceful. Yall look so happy!! emoticon

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IPATRICIA 4/7/2010 9:17AM

    emoticonThanks for sharing. talk about enjoying LIFE. Photo's beautiful.

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HARMONYBLUE 4/7/2010 9:08AM

    Ahhhh, makes me wish I was on vacation. Can't wait till December. The swimming pigs are just adorable.

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SWEETNEENI 4/7/2010 6:51AM

    Wow! That place seems magical. And you look marvelous! Glad you enjoyed yourself emoticon

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NIMI4444IN 4/7/2010 6:43AM

    The pics r beautiful n u both look so relaxed.
am very happy for u both.

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SHANTRA 4/7/2010 6:10AM

    Gosh I am SO jealous! That is some beach. My husband said all that is missing is him, a chair, an umbrella and an ice cold Tequila Sunrise.

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DRAGONFLY_AUM 4/7/2010 2:54AM

    That looks so beautiful!!! You look so happy and relaxed....glad you had a great time!!!

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FRENCHTOSD 4/7/2010 1:49AM

    I am beyond jealous! I am a beach person and that one looks gorgeous! I had no idea that there are swimming pigs in this world. I don't know how their little hooves would propel them. Where did they come from? Where were they going?

You both look wonderful, and so happy. That's a vacation I would love to take.

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Working Hard to get to 199...

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Ron and I on the bike trail this week - letting the sunshine motivate us!

I might as well blog about what is going on in my mind a lot - getting below 200. 199 isn't a magic number, but it does represent a passage of sorts. Artificial or not, it will feel good to have a 1 at the beginning of my weight. (plus it says 190 on my driver's licence, so it will get me one step closer to that being true!)

So what am I doing about it? I bought a BodyBugg so that I could hold myself accountable to burning calories every day. So far it is working well - I really like being able to see how many calories I am burning. I am also trying to take advantage of the spring weather and sunshine. I have been outside 4 of the past 5 days - rollerblading, biking and walking. Finally, I am starting week 7 of C25K, so running 25 minutes 3 times a week is keeping me pushing myself. I have dropped two lbs this week, so something must be working.

6 lbs to go to 199.
Pretty motivating!

  
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BAMBAM87 4/8/2010 6:42AM

    OMG your heavier than me and shorter than me and you can run for 25mins i have no more excuses.. emoticon

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SHANTRA 4/5/2010 3:49PM

    199 here you come!

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A-NU-ME-N-2011 4/5/2010 3:07PM

    Good Luck! I know you can do it. I can't WAIT till I see 199!. One day at a time.

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JERICAJJ 4/5/2010 10:58AM

    You are doing soooo awesome, it's really fun and inspiring to watch your progress!
:) Jerica
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SAMOACOOKIE 3/29/2010 1:28PM

    I've been sticking to my bugg since January. You will love the bodybugg - it's a great way to fine tune efficiencies in your workout plan and motivates you to move a little more to beat your own personal bests! emoticon

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MYLUCKCHARM 3/29/2010 12:02AM

    Keep it up Girlie!

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ISLANDBETH 3/27/2010 5:43PM

    You look so great. Congratulations!

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COACHDNUKE 3/22/2010 6:22PM

    I keep thinking about getting a bodybugg, I just cant swallow the expense. You are looking so good, keep pushing that 5k is coming soon.

Dennis

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SWEETZMIX 3/22/2010 3:37PM

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Keep on taking advantage of the nice weather. It really does make such a difference. You will be @ 199 pounds before you know it.

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RUNNINGNP2B 3/22/2010 2:18PM

    Congrats on doing so well, love the pic too of you guys! Hitting 199 is an amazing feeling, and it sounds like you will be there in no time with your positive attitude and plan. Keep it up!!!!

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13-1GIRL 3/22/2010 1:58PM

    You so got this in no time!! AWESOME pic of you and the hubby!!Did you ever go swimsuit shopping?? I love my bodybugg too, everyone at work is asking about it. Are you going to follow their calorie recs or SP?? Enjoy the sun! Here's to a great week!! YOU ROCK!!

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SUNSHINE667 3/22/2010 1:25PM

    You'll be there before you know it! emoticon Good luck and Soon you will write a blog saying you are officially under 200 pounds...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/22/2010 1:09PM

    You have come so far and look so good Hollynn. I have every bit of faith that you will get that 199 mark before you know it.

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-FEMALE- 3/22/2010 12:43PM

    Wow, you're doing incredible! I'm sure you'll be under 200 in no time! Especially with all the activities you're doing! WTG!!



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TRASEE 3/22/2010 12:25PM

    You can do it!! BTW you look great in green ~ definately a great colour for you!!

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LOOZINITNOW 3/22/2010 11:38AM

    I am so proud of your motivation! It is definitely a barrier well worth breaking through. You are so close and you are looking fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LCHADBOURNE 3/22/2010 9:42AM

    Horray! You will get there before you know it! You are so movitivated, it's just a matter of time. I agree, 199 may only be one lb less than 200, but it's like a whole different aura.

I'd love to hear how you like your body bugg after a few weeks. They seem so neat and like such a useful tool.

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SWEETNEENI 3/22/2010 6:35AM

    Gosh, I know exactly what you mean about 199...

Here's to ONEderland! May we both be permanent residents soon!

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EVILKLOWN 3/22/2010 5:50AM

    You've got it going on!! Pics look GREAT! Nice job!!

When I was getting close I set the number at 198 before I had my little party with my friends. I didn't want to EVER see 200 on the scale again -- much less the next morning after drinking scotch - lol.

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RABIDHAMSTER87 3/22/2010 4:47AM

    I bet you'll be there before you know it!

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FRENCHTOSD 3/22/2010 12:11AM

    199 is more than a number, it's a psychological barrier. I remember when I first moved into the 200's and how horrified i was. Little did I know what was to come.

You guys look great and happy. I think all the variety you put into your workouts has really made a difference.

I just joined leaving 230-ville this week and i saw some of your posts there. I may be quite a ways behind you, but I am still following along!

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VIRGOGURL4 3/21/2010 11:59PM

    you can do it!

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BARBARAROCKSIT 3/21/2010 11:56PM

    Love the pic & the way you add fun exercise to your fit exercise!

Just a matter of time and continued work now .. I can feel the drum rolls softly starting ... and they'll build in tempo and encouragement until you break into the 1's.

We're cheering you on!

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In sickness and in health...

Friday, March 19, 2010



So I was digging through my jewelry drawer recently and I came across my wedding rings. I haven't worn them in the past 3 years because I was too ashamed to get them upsized. So there they are...hidden at the back of the drawer relatively forgotten. Maybe they will fit? I was not hopeful, but I thought I might as well try. Amazingly they slipped on my fingers pretty easily. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to wear them again and imagine my husband's surprise when he saw them. Just one more "real-world" measurement that my journey has been successful. I think moments like this are so much more important than any number on the scale. So today, I wear it in HEALTH!

  
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BAMBAM87 4/8/2010 6:44AM

    oh gee i didnt think about that.. mine just fits now.. he bought it too big

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SGTMOM911 3/22/2010 10:39PM

    Or maybe as a BRACELET, Dennis! emoticon

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COACHDNUKE 3/22/2010 6:26PM

    I know how that feels, I get to wear mine on my middle finger, because its too loose on my ring finger. I have gone from NOT being able to wear it to wearing it on my ring finger, to it falling off and needing to wear it on my middle finger. Next stop maybe I can wear it on my THUMB. LOL

Dennis

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CAMSMOM918 3/21/2010 11:28PM

    Good for you!! . . . I can fit back into my wedding band, but not the engagement ring . . . stay tuned - LOL.

Keep up the good work!! You're gonna do this . . .

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LYNZEKM 3/21/2010 1:07PM

    that is so awesome!!!!!!! congrats!! emoticon emoticon

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13-1GIRL 3/21/2010 12:15PM

    Awesome! you are an INSPIRATION!! YOU GO GIRL!!

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SGTMOM911 3/21/2010 9:28AM

    So in addition to losing a pants or dress size, you lost a RING size!

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BCHERRY36344 3/20/2010 9:59AM

    That is absolutely wonderful. I am so happy for you. You are a very beautiful woman. You have a great smile. Congratulations! I bet your husband was shocked. It is a wonderful feeling when the wedding band actually fits again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FAITH0405 3/20/2010 8:28AM

    awwww....I am so excited for you!! CONGRATS!! The smile on your face says it all!

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BRENDY_28 3/20/2010 3:17AM

    aww... congrats! :D

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KITTYKITTEMMING 3/19/2010 11:32PM

    emoticon Congratulations.

I never thought about seeing weight gain/loss in the hands. I have had the same size fingers since high school, 75-100 pounds ago.

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TADTURC 3/19/2010 4:31PM

    Awe, how sweet. Congrats!

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GRANDMAMAOF3 3/19/2010 4:11PM

    That's so great! I remember when I was able to ut mine on again! (Now, I'm hoping that soon they'll be too big, but here's hoping..right?

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SWEETNEENI 3/19/2010 4:00PM

    That's wonderful!

I know how you feel, I blogged about getting my HS ring on yesterday.

Were your ears ringing today because I was bragging about your transformation to a friend and fellow Sparkie.



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IPATRICIA 3/19/2010 3:15PM

    emoticonwhat a magic moment! but what's even more awesome is the fact that you caught it and appreciated it.

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JERICAJJ 3/19/2010 1:26PM

    What a wonderful celebration!!!
WooHoo!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
:) Jerica

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LEOLO_1 3/19/2010 12:41PM

    OH YEAH!! This is fantastic! Great reward for your efforts!
BTW you are beautiful!!! love your smile!



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-FEMALE- 3/19/2010 12:31PM

    Awesome! So happy for you! emoticon

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FITNFABMAMA 3/19/2010 12:18PM

    What a great blog!! I am SOOOO happy for you!!

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SBHPATRICK 3/19/2010 12:13PM

    Yay! So awesome!

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BARBARAROCKSIT 3/19/2010 12:05PM

    how exciting!

Love the smile!

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LOOZINITNOW 3/19/2010 12:04PM

    What an awesome feeling that must be! emoticon emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 3/19/2010 12:03PM

    Well, first of all those crocuses just about make me want to cry. That is my favorite sign of spring. The is no such flower in San Diego.

Second - what an awesome surprise. That is such a great sign of your progress and accomplishments. I'm so happy for you and your husband to see this part of you come back.

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HARMONYBLUE 3/19/2010 12:03PM

    My wedding rings have also been a big part of this journey (from having to get them cut off my finger when I was at my heaviest...to putting them back in the jewelry box when they started to fall off and needed to be sized down...to discovering just two weeks ago that my pinky ring which holds my original engagement diamond - replaced by a ruby on our 5 year anniversary - now fits on my ring finger! ) So a HUGE congratulations. What a major accomplishment . I agree, much more meaningful than just a number on a scale!

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/19/2010 11:58AM

    Awwwww. That is so awesome. emoticon

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INKYWAG 3/19/2010 11:57AM

    Thats so awesome!
I couldnt wear mine for a long time either,but now there two big on me and I have to make them smaller.
Im so proud of you,keep up the hard work!

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NICKEL1331 3/19/2010 11:56AM

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That is AWESOME! You go girl! You look fabulous!

I am so happy for you!

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ANNE7X7 3/19/2010 11:55AM

    That's awesome!!! I am so happy for you! It seems like such a small thing to be excited about, but I know how important it is!! One of the reasons that really pushed me to lose weight was that my wedding bands were getting so very tight, to the point where I was getting rashes because my sensitive skin couldn't breathe. I refused to take them off (I have never taken off my wedding band since our wedding in Jan 09) so I couldn't get them sized up. That left me with one option!!

So enjoy wearing that gorgeous set!! You deserve it!!

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PRAYING4THIN 3/19/2010 11:54AM

    Fantastic! I can't wear mine either, I thought about having them upsized but felt like I would be giving up on ever losing the weight, so I can't wait till I can wear mine again as well. Go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JINXEDJULES 3/19/2010 11:47AM

    That is wonderful news! I haven't worn mine either, it's simply too tight. I look forward to the day I can slip mine back on my finger (and I'm sure my husband does too!). Keep up the good work!

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