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And May is over

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Okay so all of the Dr. Apt's went well! Well except for the fact my hubby has to have surgery on both feet... not at the same time but over the next few months. Also I forgot to do my blood work while I was at the Dr. Office... Opps lol

The Party was Awesome!! Everyone seemed to have a REALLY good time. Myself included.

Monday ( May 28th) was our 7th year Wedding Anniversary and my hubby not only bought me what I wanted but he put it together and I have been using it every since! Yep the Elliptical!!! It so kicks my butt.. but in a Good way!!

I seem to be back on track with working out & eating.. not a minute too late either... I was starting to gain emoticon went back to 282 emoticon but as of this morning I m back to 275.. now just to continue going down!!!

Other than that all is well. Maybe starting to slow back down alittle.. we shall see!!


Also.. I found this and thought it was cute! And I know there are a few of My SP Friends that might like it so here it is!!

  
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FOXYJEN27 6/1/2012 12:26PM

    Um, I was going to reply and then I noticed my pal Fiddy said everything I wanted to. Lol!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/1/2012 10:25AM

    Vive La Piggy!!!

Woah on hubby's surgeries ~ OWWWW!!! Hoping and praying all goes VERY smoothly.

WOO HOO on SweatPea's rockin' awesome PARTAAAAAY!!!! Way to go, SuperMom!

Yay for your elliptical and perfect timing.

Congratulations on your 7th year of marriage! I'm grinnin' one of those cheesy grins...I love anniversaries!


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CHANGINGSAM 6/1/2012 9:12AM

    Way to go on the weight loss! Keep it up! Hope your hubby has a quick recovery!



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WINNIE1978 5/31/2012 8:19PM

    I'm sorry to hear that your hubby has to have surgery on both feet. I hope that goes well and that he recovers quickly.

Way to go with heading off the weight gain before it got too bad... and I'm jealous that you have an elliptical! I love my treadmill, but I miss the elliptical at the gym!

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FIDDYOTR 5/31/2012 6:23PM

    Boo on the surgery:( Yeah on the anniversary and elliptical:) I loved using the elliptical at the gym, when I have to leave my outdoor exercising I will revisit!!

And loved the Miss Piggy comment!!

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MENNOLY 5/31/2012 5:49PM

    I am sorry your DH needs surgery. I hope it all goes well. Congrats on getting back on track. You are really going gung ho with the elliptical. Hope June is as successful as May!

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5-18-12 warning I am rambling on and on..

Friday, May 18, 2012

Okay so after going to the Dr. the other day I found out my current weight and all my past weights as well.. so when I started here I was 360 instead of 350 so I adjusted my ticker. Also I found out my highest weight was 391 YIKES.. I was pregnant at the time but STILL. YIKEs.. Today's weight 275.5lbs..

from highest weight 391 to today 275.5 = 115.5lbs gone
from july 5, 2011 (my start day with SP) 360lbs to today 275.5= 84.5lbs gone

So I am excited.. for many reasons the weight loss being one of them. And another being I ordered an Elliptical today!!! I can't wait for it to come in! Says arrival date between May 25th and June 1st. emoticon Also super excited and alittle nervous.. for the first time in 4 years the hubby and I are going out on a date night to celebrate our 7th year Wedding Anv. its also next weekend but since thats the weekend of the party were gonna do it this weekend. Excited to be just the two of us for the first time in so long but a tiny bit nervouse because its the first time to be without both of my kiddos. (yep over protective parent)

Also I haven't been on much.. just long enough to do my trackers and such. But been busy busy... Dr. Apt.'s for just about the whole family.. birthday party's.. and planning my little ones 4th Birthday.. one week left until the party.
Been doing a good bit of gardening and yard up keep, and work around the house. And many many more things... too much to even think about lol

Anywho from now until after the party next weekend I am going to be crazy busy. Have 2 Dr. Apts this week, groc shopping for the party, shopping to pick up last minute things, mowing the yard one more time, making the cake and all the goodies and such. And I need to make my Sweetpeas Tutu.. she wants to wear a tutu for her Birthday. lol


Okay so I m going to have to cut this short.. lol (okay so its not too short lol) But my 19 month old is so cranky and I can't think straight. Sorry for the crazy blog!! Hugs and best wishes to you all.. I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!!

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/31/2012 2:27PM

    Tutus ROCK!
I wear one under my French Maid outfit. Yes, you just got T.M.I.'d. You're welcome, Tara.

WAY Awesome on your weight loss, woman you are burning it up!!! You are doin' it! Congratulations for owning your journey so fiercely. You're doing absolutely fabulous!

I hope your date night was wonderful, it might be too late to recommend an adult tutu...
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BBORDEN86 5/25/2012 11:03AM

    Goodluck with the elliptical!!! I'm so glad I was able to get mine from a friend, and itwas gently used. You will absolutely LOVE it. Only thing is, I need to do some tightening on it. I usually just do the stationary bike since it wobbles too much.

GREAT JOB on the weight loss. Kind of sucks that your start weigh was more than you realized... BUT look how far you have COME!!!!!!! Keep it up!!

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WINNIE1978 5/20/2012 1:29PM

    You are AWESOME!!! That's amazing weight loss... and that new elliptical is going to help soooo much!

I am loving running... but I really, really miss the elliptical. emoticon

Oh and happy anniversary! I hope date night was wonderful!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/20/2012 2:43AM

    What an awesome weight loss, you're a star!
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ANGELWENDYMAMA 5/18/2012 10:30PM

    WOOHOOO to that amazing weight loss!!!! I've lost about 37 lbs since July.. But I congratulate you!!

And WOOHOOO for the elliptical!! (GREEN WITH ENVY!)

When is your anniversary??
Mine is May 21.. married in 2005.. so this is also our 7th anniversary. :)
We are going to out somewhere! I just arranged a baby sitter!

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MENNOLY 5/18/2012 4:28PM

    emoticonYou are doing really well! I started doing the elliptical this week. You are going to love having it in your home (I do it on gym days) The babies do grow up don't they? Enjoy your date night and enjoy your 4 year ols BD party. Give yourself a treat for how well you have done losing weight. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RICHILA 5/18/2012 2:34PM

    Happy to see you online! Have a wonderful date night! What are you wearing? Date nights are important-they help keep you connected. Our 21st anniversary is coming up next week and it is one of the things that keeps our marriage strong.
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ZENNITH 5/18/2012 2:25PM

    Hope you enjoy your date night, our first anniversary was last Monday, time just seems to fly by!
I left Amelia with Matt for a couple of hours on Wed so I could go back to martial arts training, it felt so wierd, I almost turned around and came back home! I'm glad I did it now though, I needed that little bit of the old me back.

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 5/18/2012 2:05PM

    Tara that is awesome news you should be.so proud of urself. I.am proud of you. I hope that u have a wonderful date night. My kids are 16,12&2 and sometimes I hate leaving them goo but it does get easier. tomorrow I am going on a.trio.with daughters band and am already missing my little one but u will have fun and so will I. have fun at all the parties too!!!

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Up date

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

LAST Month:

Okay so for the most part I did well on my April Goals. That's not to say I didn't have ups and downs.. I did but I think we all do. Anyways I haven't been on much been staying busy trying to loose this weight and busy with the every day things that have to be done. Also I received a call about my blood work I did LAST Feb. they want to re do them this month because some of my levels are alittle elevated. So I have an apt. Monday morning for that and to talk to my Dr. about my issues. So wish me luck! =-))

I took my oldest to Pre Registrant for Pre K this next Fall.. having alot of mixed emotions on that.. Probably what made me go alittle overboard for about a week on eating... but I m getting back on track.

Took my car in for some warranty work.. was only suppose to be there for the day.. they were suppose to have all the parts ready and have it fixed that day.. well that one day turned in to 4 DAYS and they still don't have it all done. Ugh talk about not real happy.

Also I pulled a stupid move the other day.. yep was feeling good about the weight loss and wanted to buy a new swim suit so I went and tried two on... what was I think? What was my expectations? I don't know... I say this because YES I am at the lowest weight I have been since I was a teenager and that's not saying much because its 280.4lbs on a good day and 284 on a bad day... anyways so my thinking... Hum I am at my lowest weight and my swim suit is WAY too big now one because the last one I had was maternity.. because I was pg with my second and admittedly I wore it last summer when she was 7 months old... yea I know =- ( . Anyways I tried two on they were both the same size and the biggest size walmart had a 22/24 3x .. okay so first one was tight and too short in the stride... and the second was SNUG but fit in the stride.. but I still looked horrible so decided I would just wait until I loose alittle more and or find a better fit.



This Month:

Other than that I am getting ready to do a yard sale this weekend... its just time to get rid of the clutter!

My oldest sweetpea is turning 4 this month, so I m working on her birthday party.. she wants Smurfs lol
Also My hubby and I are celebrating our 7th year wedding Anniversary. (together for 12 but married for 7 this year... yep we dated for 5 years before we married. ) Also we have a few other birthdays this month and then there's also Mothers Day! And I know there are a few other things but I can't seem to remember it all right now lol... Anyways needless to say it will be a busy but FUN Month!

Okie dokie so that's the update on me and why I've been MIA lol

I truly hope everyone is doing well.. I have been trying to keep up but I know I'm not doing so great in that department.

So HAPPY MAY to you all and Best Wishes my Friends!!

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/2/2012 5:20PM

    Smurfette ROCKS!!! Great party theme. Sarah wants to go to Sweet Peas birthday. Serious. CUZ she tried to plan a party yesterday and even her siblings didn' show up. It was a bust. Now, she's blaming it on me because I didn't show up with a Barbie Pinata.
Ya. Ok.
I wish I was 4 again.
ANWYHO!
Bathing suits suck. Period.
I hate them no matter the size. They purposely design anything over size '0' to look fugly in my opinion. My s.i.l found a plus website that had cute ones that were pin up girly looking when I was 22, but, CHA-CHING$$$ I ran to my one pice stride-ride and a pair of shorts. I'll hafta go back to the delights of suit shopping soon.
ugh.
You are ROCKING the fitness!! Way to go, Tarah!!! You are organized. I envy that quality.


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CHANGING4ME49 5/2/2012 1:03AM

    I, too won't be swim suit shopping anytime soon. I wear one now that fits but it's so unattractive. My grandson calls it "the old lady suit". It's more like a dress than suit. emoticonFinding the right suit can be difficult for a lot of woman so please don't let it bother you too much. You are doing fantastic. Keep it up! Also my grandson heads off to Kindergarten in August. Both his mom and I are having mixed emotions as well. They grow up way too fast!

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 5/1/2012 9:04PM

    I haven't worn a bathing suit in public in about 21 years. I'm 37. Sad, but true. I get it. I've been there. But don't let a shopping experience that can be hard on ANY woman diminish what you have accomplished! You are doing awesome!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 5/1/2012 5:12PM

    Sounds like you're doing fine. Don't stress too much about the suit. Just maybe wait a little bit and see what else you find. I've had good luck with Fashion Bug in the past.

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ZENNITH 5/1/2012 3:14PM

    Sounds like you always have a busy month! Swim suits always seem to have strange sizes so I wouldn't be too concerned about that.

It's my first wedding anniversary this month too so we both have something to celebrate :-)

Hope you have a good month :-)

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MENNOLY 5/1/2012 2:17PM

    Sounds like you will be extra busy this month. You goals sound doable and your attitude i great. The 1st day of school can be difficult. It's been so long I really don't remember. I remember dropping him off (he was 3) and he nonchalantly waved me off and went happily on to start his new adventure. Congratulations on your anniversary. Mine is next month. Those milestones do mount up. Good luck on accomplishing your May goals.

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RACHEL-SPARKS 5/1/2012 2:03PM

    Great goals ! I do not like doing garage sales, to much work. So I end up donating and using it as a tax deduction. Have a great week. You are doing so well on your exercise and weight loss.

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May Goals

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

emoticon drink water 14 glasses a day

emoticon sleep 8 hours a night

emoticon Eat less, smaller portions, less calories and sodium

emoticon cardio 60 minutes 3 x a week (trying for atleast 2000 minutes this month)

emoticonST 90 minutes 3 x a week + emoticon 30 minutes of cardio on those days

emoticonvitamins take them everyday

emoticonlog in every day

emoticontry for once a week.. addicted to doing it every day...

emoticononce a month

Also push mow the grass once a week every week & work in the emoticonflower beds

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/7/2012 5:55AM

    Wow these are impressive goals. I,ve never heard of drinking that much water before. Um, doesn't drinking too much water mess with your sodium/potassium balance?

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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/2/2012 5:13PM

    WOW!!!
Love it.
Can't keep up, but, gonna try! It'll be fun!
The water I'm at 11 and I feel like I need a catheter. This get up and go pee thing is ...wait a second...that's burning calories...nevermind...more water...it's STILL doing me a favour!


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CHANGING4ME49 5/2/2012 1:05AM

    Great goals my friend!

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TUSIELLEE 5/1/2012 10:03PM

    Sounds like a great set of goals, I think i'm going to make up one of these for myself too. Way to Go

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WINNIE1978 5/1/2012 6:49PM

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April Goals

Monday, April 02, 2012

emoticon 12 glasses a day

emoticon 8 hours a night

emoticon less, smaller portions, less calories and sodium

emoticon 60 minutes 3 x a week (trying for atleast 2000 minutes this month)

emoticon 90 minutes 3 x a week + emoticon 30 minutes on those days

emoticon take them everyday

emoticon log in every day

emoticon try for once a week.. addicted to doing it every day...

emoticon once a month

Also push mow the grass once a week every week & work in the flower beds


  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/23/2012 10:12AM

    How are you doing with these wonderful goals? I think I might drop by and borrow your May goals! Keep up the great work.
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TEENY_BIKINI 4/19/2012 2:17PM

    Great goals! You rock 'em, sweetie.

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TARAFROMTX1 4/4/2012 1:37PM

    Thank you all Ladies!!! I really appreciate your comments!! & I hope your all having a GREAT day!!!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 4/4/2012 9:57AM

    Tara I always love reading your goals, with the pictures. I know for me I had a weekly relationship with the scale (and I used to have a daily one), but when I cut back to every other week or monthly, I felt a bit better about things and focused more on other things than the number on the scale. Have a great day!

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 4/2/2012 9:54PM

    emoticon Nice goals!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 4/2/2012 9:29PM

    Awesome goals! Good luck! You can do it!

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MENNOLY 4/2/2012 7:24PM

    You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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WINNIE1978 4/2/2012 5:36PM

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CHANGINGSAM 4/2/2012 3:43PM

    They sound like great goals! emoticon

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