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    CROUCHINGGNOME   16,360
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BRB! Off to lose another 75 lb!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello! I haven't posted much on spark people this past year, mostly I've been busy with work and my beautiful nephew.


In a nut shell the end of 2011 was pretty amazing, I got rid of some toxic influences/people in my life, I ran my first 10k with my best friend, I got engaged, my first nephew was born and things just went really great!

I was proud of my results for the 10k, I think it was like, 1:13:43, so while an hour and 13 minutes isn't fantastic for running 6 + miles, I was proud because two days before I was scared I couldn't run at all! I was jogging and a car came at me and I jumped to the side to let him pass and I stepped on a log funny, fell on one knee and screwed up my other foot/ankle. I ran with my best friend and she was doing worse than I was- and she's a skinny dancer!

The engagement was great, he and I were talking about different ways we would get engaged but we ended up having two engagements, one that I was completely not expecting and one really romantic one, We're dorks!

The first one was after we went to a cave, we are caving dorks and love visiting caverns and natural formations, We had just climbed up the stairs that were probably 10 storeys worth from the bottom of the cave up and it was 108 and sunny and dusty so as I was breathing in the air I started wheezing and sweating and generally not looking attractive, we got to our car and I got buckled in and he went to get something from the back and he came around to my side and kissed me through the door (window was open a crack) I looked pretty silly trying to reach his lips through the window and strapped into the car! He ended up opening the door and proposed that way, It was sweet. :)

Second proposal, "real" proposal was at the River Walk in San Antonio, we were walking along and found this sad palm tree that the base of it managed to get twisted into a knot, we took pictures in front of it and went on our way to the mall area, When we left we walked past the tree and as we were getting close, I was joking that it was "our" tree. He kissed me and gave me a hug and waited until we thought we were alone and got down on his knee there, emphasis on THOUGHT we were alone, across the little river was the Chamber of Commerce and about 30 women came out screaming and cheering and asking if I said yes! The reason we called it the "real" proposal was I teased him about me being sweaty and covered in dust so that night he took my ring and hid it while I was in my shower and said it was a re-do. Yeah, we're dorks. :)

My nephew was born 8.14.11 only about a week before my engagement, a busy week! Jaxson Dean is pretty much the love of my life now, I never realized growing up how you can instantly love someone especially when you aren't a parent. He was born premie, estimated birthday was 10/5/11. We were scared at first but he is thriving now, he's so brilliant. I love everything about him.



That's the state of my life since I've posted!

Now!! I'm fortunate that I didn't gain a lot of weight in my year hiatus but now I'm on a mission! I'm wanting to lose about 75 lb before the wedding. So far I'm doing really great! I joined La Fitness close by the house. I lost about 3 lb this month and I feel really comfortable with getting back on the saddle so to speak.

My main reason to want to lose the weight besides wanting to look amazing on my wedding day is for my little nephew, I want to be there for him growing up and I don't want the pictures of him and me growing up to be masked by my weight, I want to see old pictures of him in elementary school and etc and say that I was a hot little 23 year old instead of being ashamed.

I'm goaling myself at 60 lb by 9.1.2012 since my brother's wedding is the end of September and it gives me a chance to find a dress for the wedding. The extra 25 lb will be for my wedding day! Estimated day will be 10.13.13.


That's it for now and it's nice to post here again!

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CROUCHINGGNOME 1/27/2012 1:18PM

    Thanks Happy! I'm glad I'm back,too! I got the sparkpeople app for my iphone and that makes it easier too. Before it was tedious that I had to write down everthing I did/ate and plug it into my fitness and nutrition tracker at night. Now I just open the app and it's all done and I can make smart choices while I'm out any about!



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HAPPY92003 1/27/2012 12:13PM

    I am so happy you are back! I have been wondering how you were doing this past year...it sounds like you have been doing great:) Congratulations on your 10K, your engagement and becoming an auntie:)


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CROUCHINGGNOME 1/25/2012 9:56AM

    Thanks to both of you! I know I can do it, I know that the only reason I was heavy was because I was lazy. lol I go to the gym and I can see that I am able to push myself just as hard if not harder than most of the people men included at that gym, it's not for physical disability that I haven't but just not enough drive. I think having little Jaxson in my life is enough of a drive to get out and do it!

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BILL60 1/25/2012 8:39AM

    A lot of action in your life. Congratulations on your engagement. Good luck on your goals. When you get a chance, visit the JW Marriott with your Cuchi-Cuchi, order each a drink, and walk around the grounds. There are many really romantic places to enjoy.

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CHELE0329 1/25/2012 6:07AM

    Sounds like you have your plan out in front of you!! You will do just fine, joining SP and joining a gym is the first step! I also, want to lose about 70 lbs. I know I can do it, just taking one day at a time! Make small goals for yourself, like monthly ones, that is what I did. I wanted to lose 10 lbs this month...only 3 more to go. I know you will do just fine!!! Congrats on the engagements, and the new little one...life is so short so enjoy every minute of it!!

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