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The changes since losing half the goal weight

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Since losing half my weight, I'm of course wearing smaller clothes, and feeling better about how I look in clothes. Just the other day my husband looked at me while I was finishing getting ready for work (curling hair), and said, "Wow, you really HAVE gotten thinner!" THAT felt good. :) It does feel pretty good to look at my whole profile in a mirror now. Exercise has helped with that too- not just the food plan.
When I take a shower I don't have those pads of fat any longer under my armpit areas. Yuck, those were awful.
I'm noticing that when I lie on my back in bed at night that my body slopes downward from the ribs, rather than lying flat or above them. NICE!
I sure like having thinner thighs and a higher butt, lol. I'm liking how I look in stretch jeans.
My body looks taller and stronger and I like how that makes me look and feel, giving me more confidence, and I feel more sociable now as well.
Lots of bonuses for having lost this much weight thus far. Looking forward to losing the other half of the goal. :)

  
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JACKIE542 12/15/2013 9:10PM

    You are doing so great. You are cooking. Glad your hubby noticed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/15/2013 3:59PM

    You are awesome and have accomplished some amazing things. You deserve to be super proud of yourself.

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HAS_SPIRIT 12/15/2013 11:06AM

    Great job! This will help keep me motivated too! You go girl!

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HOLLYM48 12/15/2013 9:01AM

    Great job! It does feel wonderful to see these results. It is motivating to keep the spark alive as each day becomes a healthy choice and a better way to live!
Congrats on your weight loss and best of luck on your continuing journey!

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2BDYNAMIC 12/15/2013 8:56AM

    emoticon as this is fabulous for YOU and it shows in your recent picture ...... Beautiful!!! It is also very inspiring to all of us who read this .......... So now I just need to goodie you some skinny jeans for that new bod!!! ........... emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/15/2013 8:30AM

    Feeling good about the changes in your body is exhilarating Buy at least a few pieces of clothing at each stage so others can see how good you look. Congratulations and positive thoughts for the second half

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Past my halfway mark goal for weight loss!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

This last week, adding in almond milk really helped with the protein shakes I take to work with me. They tasted so much better. Getting my at least two cups of veggies per meal (like I'm supposed to) did too, though I admit I didn't do that always for breakfast.
But Classic carb-cycling week one after a slingshot week- went well- 2.6 lbs down! Just under my halfway point for weight loss. Woohoo!

  
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JACKIE542 12/14/2013 4:40PM

    Congrats you are doing great emoticon emoticon Have a great day

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LESSME10 12/14/2013 3:03PM

    Awesome - sounds like you are heading in the right direction. So happy to see others doing well. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYOTIC 12/14/2013 11:06AM

    emoticon Sounds like you are finding what works and putting that into action!

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CANADIANFROG09 12/14/2013 7:27AM

    emoticon on your weight loss thus far! emoticon emoticon

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Nope, not getting another kitty

Friday, December 13, 2013

I could tell the gal was in love with the kitty and vice versa so I suggested she ask her landlord if she might let her keep the kitty. The landlord said yes.
The kitty looks to be well enamored of their place already and our weather is atrocious for travel so it all works out for the best.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 12/17/2013 7:57AM

    Glad the kitty has a good home. Our Scottie is still getting use to us.
emoticon She is lots of fun. Loves to play fetch. Even chooses her own partners. Have a great day! emoticon

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MAW_OH 12/14/2013 9:40PM

    The kitty is lucky to have a good home. emoticon

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PRINCESSNIBBLES 12/13/2013 6:40PM

    I want a kitty! Sweetie says no cats, no dogs, no birds. I have to be happy with a hamster and a lizard. You can't snuggle up with them on the couch, but they're still "family" I guess.

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PAMNANGEL 12/13/2013 6:34PM

    Always good to hear a story with a happy ending.

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JACKIE542 12/13/2013 6:21PM

    I guess things worked out the way they were suppose to, glad she was able to keep the cat, especially since they were already loving each other. emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/13/2013 5:40PM

    You are so sweet. Happy it all worked out.

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MLEHTO 12/13/2013 5:02PM

    Good to know the kitty found a good home!

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Might be getting another pet

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

There is a stray kitty that had a friend (who is a distance away) take pity on it -even got a checkup and shots today. The friend can't keep the kitty due to renting and it being against the lease, so put out a plea for the kitty to get a good home. Hubby and I would like it, so if the storms subside long enough, hopefully, Saturday we will meet about half way there and we will have the four month old kitty. I hope she and our older cat and our two dogs get along well right from the start. :)

  
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RABBITART 12/12/2013 3:16PM

    That is nice of you to take in the kitty. If the cats are struggling to get along you can get a spray from your vets office and spray around the room and it helps the cats calm down. I had to pick some up when I got a new kitten and my older cat was not happy it worked like a charm. You can even use the spray in their carriers if they do not like to travel.

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BESCATS 12/12/2013 1:41PM

    So good of you. emoticon Don't worry, the other cat & dogs will adjust, in time. What a nice Christmas gift for that little kitty.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/12/2013 10:37AM

    Congrats!

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BARB4HEALTH 12/12/2013 7:51AM

    We just took in a Scottie that needed a home. She is very loving and playful. Funny thing. She likes tuna juice on her dry dog food! Her pic is on my blog page. Hope it works out for you. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 12/12/2013 12:51AM

    It should be alright since it is a kitten. Saw that on Cuties Kitten.

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MKMMARTY 12/11/2013 11:59PM

    I wish I could have a cat but condo rules say no and my wife is not a cat lover..

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JACKIE542 12/11/2013 10:04PM

    So nice of you to take the new kitty, sure hope they all get along. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/11/2013 9:22PM

    Slow introductions work best especially w/the cats. They need to get used to each other's smell first.

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Veggie shake success

Monday, December 09, 2013

Today is low carb day so I decided to try making veggie shakes again. This time it tasted pretty good, with that addition of non-dairy milk, rather than using water. It cut down on the sweetness of the protein powder I'm able to use. Though I did find another flavor of theirs that I can use, and ordered it today, yay.
Today's first shake was made with my protein powder, two cups of spinach (which I'm testing again to see if I break out from), coconut milk, and a half of an avocado for the fat I needed for the meal. The second one was the same except almond milk instead of coconut, and only one cup of spinach and a cup of mushrooms.
Now those mushrooms gave a bit of a strange flavor truthfully, but not bad...
I'm just so grateful the shakes no longer taste like they did the week I threw up some of my shakes (due to an allergy to zucchini turns out)!

  
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SUEPERWOMAN 12/11/2013 8:59AM

 
wow, I have never heard of anyone who is allergic to zucchini!
Glad you are finding shakes that work for you.

Love, Ginger

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KAYOTIC 12/10/2013 10:16PM

    I like spinach in my smoothies, but I usually do fruit....I guess you wouldn't if you're cutting down the carbs!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/10/2013 8:33PM

    Glad you are finding new things to try.

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BARB4HEALTH 12/10/2013 7:35AM

    Trying new things can be great -- or awful! I like to do a things called, "Try It Tuesday" to try new things and report on them.

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JACKIE542 12/9/2013 8:47PM

    I am glad that you are trying a variety of things. I need to remember to eat different foods instead of the same things all the time. Really good that you did not get sick, sure hope you do not break out.
Have a good evening Michelle. emoticon

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LINDAM.1 12/9/2013 7:48PM

  We all have different stomachs

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