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September wrap-up

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Aloha Sparkfriends,

Weekly blogging is difficult to keep up between work and school, so I thought I might pop-in monthly to keep a record of maintenance.

Maintenance. I have stayed within a few pounds of 132 since May. That is crazy- I have bounced between 155-175 for the last ten years, so 132 is pretty freaking remarkable. I still tell people about SP all the time.

I think I wanted to post here today because my sister-in-law posted a few very unflattering pictures of me today. This is a common tale, I know, but it bummed me out. I should look at the pictures like "Wow- super duper, I've come a long way," but I just feel embarrassed by them. They aren't terrible, but bad enough to remove a few tags, lol. Ugh. So I'm going to combat my crappy feelings by posting pictures that I am proud of.

In September, I turned 28:

I thought I'd be "fat" forever, but I'm healthier this birthday than last, which makes me very happy.

I went to a luau and felt pretty in a bright orange dress:

My old "favorite" color was black because it "hid" all my imperfections.

I went to Waimea Bay with my sister-in-law, and actually allowed Mike to take a picture:

This has to be the only year on this planet I have allowed such a thing.

In October, I'm going to keep all this up. It's hard to cook healthy or take a walk after working for 10-12 hours and looking forward to reading a few articles or writing a paper for school, but the alternative- fast food, namely- results in poor health, black clothing, and hiding from cameras again. No thanks.

Love and luck to you all this month (and forevah!),
Nat
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  • v THINKSHRINK
    I think it's great that you countered those crappy-old-photo feelings with some very strong positives. Way to go!! And congrats on your hard work and maintaining your weight loss.
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    1314 days ago
  • v MTPOETNH
    What a great way to combat your "crabby feelings" - these pictures are great- You should be very proud of all you have accomplished..congratulations on your great success and wonderful job maintaining your loss , especially considering the challenge of long working hours and going to school ! emoticon emoticon
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    1324 days ago
  • v SEPPIESUSAN
    Your success has been so inspirational. You look great!
    1324 days ago
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