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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Where do I even begin!?!

My Lovelies, I've missed you sooo much!! I tried to log in once a day to add the fitness I've been doing, but alas, I've missed out on your lives for the past week!

My last day at work went by rather smoothly. They kept me after for about 45 minutes for a goodbye celebration. People just had to go and make me cry. My coworker went on about how her life is better because I came into it, how much I helped her and was teaching her proper spelling and grammar. How cute is that?

I got home around 12:30am on Saturday, caught up with the parentals. I was in bed around 2am. My body clock woke me up at 6am. Why not go for that 5k, right? Mind you, because of the road trip and how I travel, I hadn't eaten since 5:30 the previous morning (tsk, tsk, I know!)

Anyhoo, I grabbed my water and iPod and headed out. Long slow run, folks. I kept a steady pace the entire time and eventually showed back up at my front door. Yes, this gal ran the entire 3.1 miles in 33 minutes. WOOOO!!!

Then, I ate. LoL

Horseshoe Tourney and BBQ at 1. LOTS of compliments!! I was introduced as Shelby's Mini Me, LoL. I was told I looked fabulous about a million times. My uncle said, "You know, you look *much* better in California!" Haha.

With my baby bro at the tourney...


With my mama at the tourney...


Later that same night, I was the Designated Driver for my older bro's birthday celebration. Our mutual friends made comments and asked how I was able to make such progress and we shared our stories with each other. (One also told me she could get me a part-time gig at her work if I can't find something else I want!)

On Father's Day, Mom, Grandma and I visited visited Grandpa in the TCU at the VA Hospital (don't worry, he was released on Monday). He kept saying, "Who is this pretty girl?" and told me I don't need to lose any more weight :) Oh, and my weekly weigh-in was 178.8 pounds. I'm officially in the 170s!!!!

On Monday, Mom and I visited my other Gpa (her dad). When I see him, he usually calls me Chelby (which I always think sounds like 'chubby' so I don't like it). Monday, my name was 'Slim'. Haha.

Tuesday was the beginning of my bridesmaid duties, chauffeuring a wedding gown and reception decorations across multiple cities. Dropped the items at the bestie's house and as I'm bringing a box in, her dad goes, "Damn girl!! How much weight did you lose?!?!?" It was awesome, LoL. I told him 47 pounds and he said, "You left it all in Phoenix?" Yes sir, I did!

Went to do 'girly' grooming things with the bride-to-be. Stopped at Jack's Urban Eats for dinner. Club sandwich: chargrilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard (said no thanks to mayo and carmellized onions) on a sourdough bun with a pickle spear on the side and ice water. It was the bomb diggy!!

Back to the bestie's place to give her wedding gown a trial run for Friday. She's gorgeous! I'll post pics in a blog after the wedding :)

There's a boy, errrr, man in the picture. And doesn't it just figure that he's a coworker from Arizona? Grrr. We were finally able to share our mutual interest in each other...as I was driving to California. Son of a...

Anyhoooooo...

I've run that 5k four of the five days I've been here. Holding steady at 33 minutes a pop. Gorgeous weather in the mornings - high 50s each day :) Sure beats the 80-some odd degrees at 5:30am in Phoenix!

I may have to concur with my uncle. California does agree with me, doesn't it?



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EMILYDOODLE 7/1/2012 12:32PM

  great job, way to go!

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MARYJEANSL 6/30/2012 10:28AM

  I felt the same way about California when I had to come back to 100-degree Texas. Wah!

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ONTHERUNMOM4 6/28/2012 6:57PM

    Very inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing! Great work!

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ZANNBEE 6/28/2012 10:10AM

    Awesome.

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THEIS58 6/27/2012 5:43AM

    Wonderful! Great to see such happiness!

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LITTLEROX20 6/25/2012 9:12PM

    Isn't it awesome to get compliments sometimes??? That is motivation enough right there!!! Sounds like a fabulous weekend. emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/25/2012 7:01PM

    Great job....

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TISTEN23 6/25/2012 12:23PM

    Wow...inspiring!! :)

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BLOOMING52 6/24/2012 5:13PM

    Way to go.

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THEIS58 6/23/2012 11:08PM

    Good for you!

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ILOVEJIM851991 6/23/2012 8:17PM

    Cali does look good on you emoticon

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LYNETTEMOM 6/23/2012 5:51PM

    a great up-lifting story. It sounds like you have the world on a string! That's great so keep up the good work~
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PASTORMAE5 6/23/2012 3:48PM

    I like Calli too

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SUSIEMT 6/23/2012 1:37PM

    You sound so happy! Nice that you are making time for yourself and your health while taking care of bestie business!

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SASHA521 6/23/2012 12:00PM

    You look beautiful and happy! 3.1miles in 33 minutes...AWESOME!
Congrats and enjoy all the compliments!

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SSORENSEN1 6/23/2012 10:14AM

    Great job Slim...keep sparking!

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IRISHANGIE1 6/23/2012 8:23AM

    You are glowing, you are beautiful and besides that what a great blog!!! emoticon emoticon

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MISSILENE 6/23/2012 7:28AM

    great job. how do you do the photos like that?

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MRSTABER 6/22/2012 8:41AM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/21/2012 10:26PM

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You are glowing !

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BLESSINGS!

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DEBK0923 6/21/2012 9:48PM

    you look wonderful, great blog and congrats on your weightloss

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PCASEY7 6/21/2012 9:20PM

    Fun blog! Congrats on your weight loss...I'm sure hearing all those compliments makes it all the more worthwhile. Keep up the great work!

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KIPPER15 6/21/2012 9:08PM

    Great blog. You are looking marvelous.

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JIBBIE49 6/21/2012 7:00PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail again. emoticon

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CASHE00 6/21/2012 5:11PM

    Great blog! I can't wait until all of those positive things are being said to me. You've done a phenomenal job and look gorgeous!

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NEWCHINELO 6/21/2012 4:12PM

    i am loving this!

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/21/2012 2:17PM

  Ya, isn't the weather lovely in CA. Today is good, but the last two days was in the 100's. I forgot where your from.

It must be music to your ears to hear all those great comments. I'll have to pause and go send you a goodie.

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COCO29 6/21/2012 12:46PM

    I can relate to how you were feeling when receiving all of the compliments. Congratulations. You deserve every single one of them. I'm sure it didn't come easy. Enjoy being home.

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SERASARA 6/21/2012 12:43PM

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TERRIJ7 6/21/2012 12:12PM

    Welcome home! It sounds like you had a great time in California--and what a treat to be covered with all those compliments!

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CICELY360 6/21/2012 12:07PM

  Good bog

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SAINTBETH 6/21/2012 12:03PM

    You go, girl!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 6/21/2012 11:59AM

    Glad you are back. Missed you!

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BEFEARLESSNOW 6/21/2012 11:43AM

    You look and sound like you're doing great Shelby, and Cali sure seems to agree with you!! Glad you're back girlie!! emoticon

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LISALGB 6/21/2012 11:37AM

    There really is no place like home!! I'm so glad you are home with family. Have a blast reconnecting and getting ready for the wedding. Can't wait for the wedding pics.
Have a great weekend, Slim!!

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 6/21/2012 11:29AM

    Awesome thanks for sharing

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NEWMOM20121 6/21/2012 10:39AM

    Wonderful.

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TURNINGTABLES21 6/21/2012 10:23AM

  There's nothing better than being reunited with family.

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ON2VICTORY 6/21/2012 10:14AM

    Sounds like u are in your happy place...keep going sis :)

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TANYA602 6/21/2012 9:57AM

    You are so surrounded by support and love and lots of fun back here in CA! I couldn't be happier for you!
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As I sat here and read your blog DH was looking over my shoulder and I shared you story with him. He was pretty impressed and wants me to pass on his congrats to you, as well!
Enjoy these coming days getting ready for the wedding. Take lots of pics. You look AMAZING! And good job getting your runs in!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 6/21/2012 9:48AM

    hah! California is fun!!

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LDRICHEL 6/21/2012 9:33AM

    Oh Shelby! You are glowing! Your WORDS are glowing! I can FEEL the joy in this post. I'm SO happy for you I could cry!

And I can't even tell you how proud I am of you for running. I did my 3.1 this morning too and feel amazing. We rock! Team (A)cross the Miles!

P.S. Our team is MOM2IAN, ON2VICTORY and ABSOLUTZER0.

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