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A Polka for Losing 60 lbs


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Wednesday, October 05, 2011


I wanted to do something different for my 60-lbs lost post, and not just a photo comparison like when I hit the 50-lb mark. Instead, I convinced my husband to do a happy dance with me on camera (my reward for losing 60 lbs!).

Keep in mind as you watch this that 1) it was shot at night in a hotel room, so the lighting isn't great, and 2) it was shot from THE WORST POSSIBLE ANGLE. It's highly embarrassing, but part of my goals over the summer was to lose my self-consciousness, and I'm not going to stop doing that now! Besides, we must be good - listen to all that applause!!

Now I won't leave this post without *some* photo comparisons. Here are a few that really show how far I've come.



Then versus Now. 255 lbs versus 195 lbs. Awesome. This comparison makes me very happy.



Then versus Now. 255 lbs versus 195 lbs. I still have a ways to go, but I'm happy with this progress!



Book festivals, October 2010 versus October 2011. 240 lbs versus 195 lbs. This very well might be my favorite!

Losing 60 lbs has been great in more ways than I can name. I can do so much more now than I could before. I can't wait to see what doors open up for me in the remaining 40 lbs!
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ACTIONHEROFOX 11/2/2012 1:21AM

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MERRYROBYN 10/28/2011 6:33PM

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Great job! I want to go make some pierogies now.

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BGGODDESS 10/16/2011 10:03PM

  That was so cute. Congrats on the 60 lbs

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 10/16/2011 8:41PM

    SOOOO FUN!!!! LOL!! Great way to celebrate! What a great hubby showing his support! Gotta give the guy credit...I can't say that my hubby would have the courage to do that on camera!! LOL!!!

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BRAVEHEART4ME 10/15/2011 12:15PM

  Wonderful! emoticon

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CHRISPYLEE 10/14/2011 5:13PM

    I have heard of the "happy dance" and now i know what it looks like! emoticon
Fantastic!!

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WELSTEACH 10/14/2011 11:16AM

    Congrats on three fronts. Getting over embarrassment. Getting 60 pounds to leave. But most of all, gettting the hubby to dance a polka ON CAMERA for all of posterity to see. Now THAT is an accomplishment trio!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 10/14/2011 9:52AM

    Haha how cute! Congrats - you look great

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VLEON7108 10/13/2011 11:57PM

    Congratulations!! Losing 60lbs is awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/13/2011 11:49PM

    Keep going

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DIVASPARK 10/13/2011 8:37PM

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ANEWME42012 10/13/2011 8:22PM

    I love it!
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MRS_BRENDA_P 10/13/2011 2:26PM

    Congratulations on your success!!! And that video was awesome! Let's see if I can get my husband to do a victory dance with me haha. Wonderful job and thank you for sharing!!!

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PATTILYNN224 10/13/2011 12:27PM

    WooHoo!! for you. I used to dance the Polka with my dad when I was little. Thanks for bringing back some fun memories!

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SHEILA8383 10/13/2011 11:38AM

    Way to go! Love your happy dance! You have nothing to be embarrassed about. You both look great, have each other, your ar in better health, and take the time to stop and celebrate the successes along the way!

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MINANCY 10/13/2011 6:07AM

    Awesome, Cute and innovative. You look fabulous!
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FREETHEGODDESS 10/13/2011 1:50AM

    Oh my gosh! Toooo Cute!!! I wish my husband could dance! The camera angle was just fine...you looked great! Congratulations on your success so far!
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SAP_SORROW 10/12/2011 1:45PM

    You guys are so adorable. xD

Grats on the weightloss! Keep it up!

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PRINCESSNURSE 10/12/2011 12:35PM

    LOVE IT!

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SUZY1959 10/12/2011 11:05AM

    You look marvelous! emoticon

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DJONES3423 10/12/2011 10:55AM

    You look ten years younger in your October 2011 than you do in your October 2010 picture. What a difference losing weight can make! Keep up the great work.

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VIRGOTEX 10/12/2011 9:32AM

    Adorable.

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TXLADY110 10/11/2011 6:52PM

    Way TO GO Amanda!!
I hope you keep it going.
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KARYLT 10/11/2011 3:32PM

    That was super cute!! Congratulations and many blessings for you and your hubby!! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 10/11/2011 3:29PM

    Congrats

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GIRLABILLY 10/11/2011 12:06PM

    You look fantastic! It's amazing how much younger and happier you look now....great job!

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ILUVTHE80S 10/11/2011 10:51AM

    This is cute! Great job on your weight loss!

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ZUZMAJKA 10/11/2011 1:33AM

    You are awesome. Big props to you and your husband!

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FITMAY 10/11/2011 12:52AM

    I totally LOVE IT!!!! Go YOU!! emoticon

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MARTHASNEWLIFE 10/10/2011 11:28PM

    WOO HOO for the Polka!!

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VICKIZIG 10/10/2011 10:37PM

    Cute. Show it off, girl!

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LESLIEKK 10/10/2011 10:35PM

    I LOVED this blog! My husband and I love to polka. I want all of my kids to learn how because I think it is becoming lost. What a great way to celebrate your 60 pound loss. Congrats to you!!

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ALIHIKES 10/10/2011 10:21PM

    WOW Congratulations on your amazing success! LOVED the polka! emoticon

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MELITOD 10/10/2011 9:58PM

    Yeah and congratulations!! Your steady progress is inspirational!!



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PEPIPOI 10/10/2011 8:38PM

    Congratulations and well done. You really are a motivator to us all.

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DONNA5456 10/10/2011 7:48PM

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/10/2011 7:44PM

    Most Excellent, having a husband that likes to dance AND who actually CAN DANCE! (plus dancing burns calories! We just watched you two have a vigorous exercise session, right?!). Not the style of polka I unusually see down here but it has been a few years since I was last at a SOKOL hall (down here we have mostly Czeck Polkas, not the German style.).

Thanks!!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 10/10/2011 7:25PM

    EEEEeexcccelllent!!!!! I love the happy dance polka complete with applause. Here's more applause emoticon emoticon emoticon

Keep being goofy...laughing and pushing through fear. You are amazing!

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WINNIE1978 10/10/2011 7:07PM

    Congrats on your progress! I loved the polka... what a fun way to celebrate! emoticon

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HHB4181 10/10/2011 6:40PM

    That video was a lot of fun! so happy for you! great work! you look so happy emoticon

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KDYLOSE 10/10/2011 6:25PM

    Well now, that's some aerobic exercise! You two look adorable, and your before-after pics are very inspiring. Can't wait to see your goal video.

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NEWPMA 10/10/2011 3:55PM

    Your dancing really brought a smile to my face, you look like a very happy couple. Congratulations on coming so far and good luck for the future.

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LOVEBYRD 10/10/2011 2:02PM

    This is toooo cute! Congrats on all your success!!

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DAY2DAY45 10/10/2011 2:00PM

    That was awesome!! My husband would NEVER do that for me...you're one lucky lady!! emoticon

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LAYDEBUG0913 10/10/2011 1:59PM

    Awesome!!

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BET212 10/10/2011 1:24PM

    Congratulations Amanda! What an amazing journey you've had!

For the next goal, may I request the Chicken Dance? I think y'all would look cute and it's such a happy little dance :)

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ANIVIA 10/10/2011 12:41PM

    You are such a motivator!! Thank you for the post!

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LOPEYP 10/10/2011 12:34PM

    You two are great dancers and you look awesome!

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CERULEANSIN516 10/10/2011 12:31PM

    OMG what a difference! It makes the hard work seem even more worth it when you can see the amazing results! Great Job and keep up the awesome work.

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