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    DANIELLEBREEN   16,073
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Rockin' the Easter dress! (and comparison to 1 year ago)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's been a frustrating couple of months. I am stuck.


I've been doing everything I know how to get the scale moving just sits there...hovering around the same couple of numbers day after day, week after week.

I've tried exercising more. I've tried eating less.

I've tried eating more and exercising less.

I've tried upping my protein.

I've tried upping my caffeine. (ha!)

But still....the scale remains firmly set.

I started my DONE girls challenge on Valentine's day at 207.5 lbs, and now... 2 1/2 months later, as of this morning, I'm down exactly 11 pounds. I know, that's *something*...but goodness. I really have lost momentum. I was on a steady 10 pounds a month loss...and now...things have come to an unmistakable grinding halt. I finally broke into ONEderland on March 22, at 199 lbs....but now it's the end of April...and I'm STILL HERE. *boo hoo!*




So, so, so, sooooooooo happy about that! Here are a few pictures of us in our Easter finest:

And for I was LAST year at our Easter egg hunt...feeling miserable and self-conscious:

I thought that sweater could *hide* it all...but can you see it behind that tree? OMG look at how BIG my stomach was!

And THIS year:

Thank you, SparkPeople! You've given me my life back!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIRENNEA 4/30/2011 7:57AM

    Dont get hung up on the numbers of the scale...its ALL about the changes you see and feel in your body. You look great and it sounds like you feel a lot better! That is what matters. Screw looking at the scale! emoticon

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LIMOM2TWINS 4/27/2011 10:07AM

    Just Beautiful - I love all the new smiles :) I am also planning on doing an Easter comparison between this year and next - cannot wait!

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BACKINNB 4/27/2011 12:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Hang in there the numbers will start falling again. Maybe adjust your fitness, that will adjust your food. I was told to eat the max calories if my activity level is above what my tracker was set up for. On slower days eat the lower end of your calories. It will come off and you will be posting your success story! emoticon

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PURPLE180 4/26/2011 9:57PM

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FITPRIS 4/26/2011 9:54PM

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SUSANMOMOF6 4/26/2011 9:53PM

    You look awesome and I bet you feel even better. I can only imagine the frustration of the plateau. So proud of you for hanging in there. It will break and you WILL get to goal! emoticon

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MAMABEARLEHMAN 4/26/2011 12:38PM

    What a difference! You look so much happier. It will happen for you, just keep sparking along.
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EM4488 4/26/2011 12:22PM

    AWESOME BLOG! I just love the last picture! You look stunning and SO HAPPY! Congratulations - great work!

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KIBAISREADY 4/26/2011 11:14AM

    Look at you girl! That's awesome!... Such a beautiful family! Wishing you continue success... emoticon emoticon emoticon

BTW, girl I know how frustrating it can be when the scale stalls.... keep with your program and keep it moving... that stupid scale won't have a choice, but to move.... emoticon

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CATHYHASSPARK 4/26/2011 11:07AM

    Hooray!!! you look lovely keep the good wo rk going!!

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ANNITAMOUSE 4/26/2011 9:42AM

    Love this post. All the pics of you with your contagious smile just got me. I am still smiling. You are so beautiful! Keep at it, it is a marathon, not a sprint. Blessings!


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ME_FIRST 4/26/2011 8:53AM

    You look marvelous and so happy with your beautiful family. That plateau will break soon. Don't give up. Yvonne

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XPHOENIX 4/26/2011 8:20AM

    Amazing difference and you are just gorgeous! Great photos. Your plateau will break when your body wants it to. You have done all you can and eventually it will show. Don't give up on yourself. You are amazing and you ROCK! XOXOXOX

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CHRISTINCOTA86 4/26/2011 8:18AM

    WTG!!! emoticon You look emoticon

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