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Week 14: from 145.5 to 142.8


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hello Sparkers!

You KNOW there had to be some craziness going on in my life for me to put off a blog bragging about my big loss this week!!! More on that later... First, I'd like to thank you all for the helpful/kind comments about my -0 loss last week (a result of salty restaurant food and mucho bread and wine in San Francisco!). I started last week with a renewed attitude and dedication, as well as a plan to lose the infamous final five pounds by the end of April.

In week 14, after many hikes, bowls of oatmeal, salads, and a run, my body dropped nearly 3 pounds. BOO-YA!!! And it wasn't easy, either- my brother Greg was visiting for his birthday. I did well, though... We went to a Laker game, I had two glasses of white wine (the official beverage of the NBA, no?), at Ventura Beach, I had two pints of Guiness, and when we went out to eat, it was all egg whites and light plates. Watching loved ones eat fried calamari and drink wheat beer to their hearts content could be a capital punishment!




The visit was great. I miss my family so much. We are all spread out, and it's about to be a lot farther out because...

MIKE AND I ARE MOVING TO HAWAII!!!

Back in December, Mike applied for a job and interviewed, but we hadn't heard anything since... Until we were waiting at the airport for my brother, and Mike got "the call" and was offered the job. Wowzas. There is so much to think about and DO, but for now, I'm just overjoyed for Mike (he'll be back to archaeology, his love), and in shock that we will be living in paradise. I think our life here in Santa Clarita is pretty amazing...

In week 15, I will keep on keeping on. Keep eating my oatmeal, taking my walks, and reading your wonderful/hilarious/inspiratio
ns posts. Much LOVE to you all this and every week!

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HAKAPES 4/11/2012 2:02AM

    Great job on the healthy food, keep on going!
Do you track the calories?
Excited for the new job, post pictures when finally in Hawaii!

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RYDERB 4/11/2012 12:54AM

    emoticon emoticon 3 pounds is AMAZING! Way to go! emoticon Congratulations on your move! Hawaii is going to be fabulous! emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/10/2012 7:58PM

    Oh my gosh, moving to Hawaii?? That is amazing. Congrats! (Also congrats on the nice weight loss this week - you just keep going and going!!)

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ABIGAILJ22 4/10/2012 6:53PM

    AMAZING!!

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WHQPHQ 4/10/2012 3:24PM

    Well done! Hawaii - amazing! So jealous!

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THINKSHRINK 4/10/2012 11:47AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss and your big news! How much more excitement can you handle in one week?

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You look AWESOME in these pics, btw!! Keep up the good work!

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OUT-OF-ASHES 4/10/2012 10:18AM

    Wowzers is right! Crazy balls! Hawaii+weightloss=AWESOME!
So excited for you!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 4/10/2012 10:01AM

    Congrats on your weight loss! It's going to be so awesome living in paradise!!!

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TIMEIICHANGE 4/10/2012 9:50AM

    way to go on kicking those 3 pounds into dust. It's hard to loose even one pound at times but 3 lbs is awesome!! Keep up that great work. Congrats to Mike for getting the job in paradise!! How exciting. We're going on vacation this august to hawaii and we're excited just to visit! keep us posted =)

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CINDYBUNNIE 4/10/2012 9:45AM

    Oh, I definitely think you'll hit your weight loss goal at the end of this month now, lol. Congratulations! As you told me before, when you have a maintenance week, the next weigh-in is going to be a great one.

Now you can wear your new bikinis at your new home all the time! :P

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2BEABETTERME 4/10/2012 8:40AM

    Awesome weight loss! You are doing great!

An awesome way to start life in paradise...keep us updated on the move!
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TORIAMAE 4/10/2012 6:01AM

    Congratulations on your loss this week and your exciting news!

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BUBBLEJ1 4/10/2012 2:03AM

    Grea weight loss this week! You must be so happy!

Also, can I come to Hawaii too? I'm quiet, and I don't eat much. You won't even notice I'm there! emoticon You must be so excited for your move!

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