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Working My Way Towards A Healthier Me (Pics & Measurements)...


Monday, May 30, 2011


Here I am in all my glory trying to smile despite the reason for the pics. At least I'm not sad and depressed-however when I saw the pics I wasn't to thrilled with what I was seeing. However, I realize that it's ok. The whole reason I'm here is to change me on the inside AND the outside. To change how I think as it relates to food and that will lead to healthier choices. I don't pretend to think that this will be a fast process. I KNOW it will take some time. But my goal is to keep it up through eating healthier and daily exercise. I WILL DO THIS...one emoticon emoticon & one pound at a time! That's why I'm holding those weights and I'm wearing my pseudo swim suit.


I had DH take pics but first we did emoticon. He really hates it-I think. I get very anal about it because I don't want to short myself or find a gain in a month!

LT BICEP: 19 3/4 (ACTUALLY 2ND LINE AFTER 19.5)
LT CALF: 21
LT ABOVE KNEE: 31
LT FULL THIGH: 39
BUTT: 60 (FULLEST PART)
HIPS: 66 (INCLUDING BIGGER RT SIDE)
WAIST: 48 (NO FABRIC)
BUST: 51 (BATHING SUIT TOP)

Besides the normal places I added some different areas I like to measure. Above my knee is a lot of excess "baggage" which ends up causing me knee pain-especially when driving. I also need these notes so I can remember for next month's measurements.

Yesterday was 5/29 which is when we did pics & measurements-2 months before my 39th bday! Earlier in the day my mom gifted me with some cute sandals. Unfortunately, with my weight as it's been, I cannot really wear them-the swelling is not good IMHO. So as an added an incentive, I took a pic of myself not really wearing the sandals so I can also track my progress wearing them.

If I'm capable of making my toenails pretty, I can work on the the rest of my feet and ankles! I want to be able to wear these sandals CORRECTLY by my birthday! emoticon What better emoticon to myself???

I initially planned to hit the gym this morning but did not. Sleeping in while DD is at Mom's was a too great of an opportunity to give it up. However, I do have exercise planned for today. And I know that DD will probably want to join me!

Remember there that there shouldn't be a emoticon emoticon to get the weight off. If we do that, then we gain it back just as quickly. We have to allow for real life and yet not over indulge just because. It's finding that delicate balance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The road will not be easy. But if it's meant to be, it's up me. And with God on my side and my Spark friends, how can I go wrong?

LET'S DO THIS! emoticon LET'S GET FIT & HEALTHY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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GINGERPAWZ 5/31/2011 9:54PM

    emoticon Simone! I've your back. It is true that slow to keep it off. I cann't wait to see the pics at the final weigh in. Good luck and if you need to talk just send me a message.

Sharon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/31/2011 12:33AM

    emoticon I'm proud of you for taking the pictures & the measurements and challenging yourself to push on! I'm cheering for you! emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/30/2011 10:13PM

    You most definitely can do this! I'm so proud of you for trying. You think out your goals and plan what you want to do. Those are keys to success! emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/30/2011 10:09PM

    You know it takes a lot of courage to take these pictures and measurements! I am so proud of you for having the courage to take this first step in changing your life for the better!!! emoticon especially with all of your Spark friends standing beside you cheering you on!! You are definitely not in this alone! There is a couple here on SP that I am friends with. They started out where you are. They have both lost more than 100 pounds each. They still have a long ways to go but if they can do it and if I can do it so can you!! I'm glad that you realize that this isn't a race to lose the weight because so many people fall into that trap! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of you along the way of your weight loss journey and pics of you in those cute sandals! I'm glad to call you my emoticon

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TATYPREZ 5/30/2011 9:14PM

    I LOVE this! You're going to do amazing things!

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PURPLE180 5/30/2011 8:47PM

    I love your blog and your positive attitude! You will do well, you have that fighters attitude and I know you have the inner strength to do this. I just wanted to stop by and cheer you on. Best wishes to you. :-)

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BARBIE176 5/30/2011 7:06PM

    Simone I cannot tell you how proud I am of you posting your pictures and measurements! emoticon and this shows just how committed you are to being successful! All of your friends here are joining your biggest emoticon in cheering you on, and supporting you! I am so happy that you recognize that it isn't a race and that if it is to be it's up to you and with God's help you will succeed! Looking forward to your birthday party picture with you in those beautiful sandals!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/30/2011 1:36PM

    I love how real you are being about things. Thanks for the reminder that this is not a race, but a change that has to last forever. I'm am here to back you up every step of the way. Love ya girl!

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IZZYBEBOP 5/30/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon and you will! There are so many people cheering you on, and supporting you, and I'm sure I speak for them all as to how proud we are that you've made this choice. There are so many here who are where you are, and even more who have been there, that all you have to do is look at how far they've come to KNOW that you too WILL succeed!

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NEWNAC304 5/30/2011 12:08PM

    You can do this. One step at a time. I'm here for you.

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LEAH57 5/30/2011 10:54AM

    You can do it, Simone! Let me know any time you want to go for a walk!!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/30/2011 9:56AM

    I know you can do it, Simone!

LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!

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