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***it has been a good year and 2013 can only get better!!! PIC HEAVY***

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012 has blessed me so much! What began as a rough year - being sued by my ex-husband- soon turned into positive after positive. I won my case - TAKE THAT SUCKA! and in the same week of getting the verdict, received a 3 grade level promotion and bought THIS house

*By the way, the Corvette is the previous homeowners. I am balling on a budget!

We closed on our house on the 20th of April. Soon after we threw a housewarming party and I seen a pic from that night on May 6th that horrified me

Please pay no attention to my Uncle Dale. He had three too many to drink!

I was not aware I had gained so much weight. On May 21st I began my weight-loss journey. Two weeks in I had only lost two pounds, but I was already feeling better and in control. Here i am at my cousin's wedding

After that day I decided that I needed to kick it up a notch and the best way to do that was to registerfor one race a month. I felt that would give me something to work towards and was a measurable way to mark my growth. From July to October I ran five races and reached my personal best of 36:19

On Aug 4th I got the best feeling ever when Derrell asked me to marry him. I was so excited that I responded by asking HIM to marry ME! He laughed a bit but we both said "yes!" Here is the ring

So since August I have had even greater motivation to stick with my plan because I have to fit into my La Sposa gown that my mother and I are spending a very pretty penny on. With that being said I ran a virtual 5k this morning to ring in the New Year and although I didn't beat my PB, I did a great job considering I haven't ran much since October

After eating breakfast and running the 5k, I weighed in and I am OFFICIALLY down 50 LBS!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy! I managed to not only survive December but to enjoy food, family and fun without missing sight of my goal. I know in my heart that as amazing as 2012 was, 2013 is only going to be better!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAL72 1/8/2013 9:39PM

    Congrats for winning in court, and for your promotion!! 2013 will be even better!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOGUSANNIE 1/8/2013 1:01PM





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CRISSA1669 1/5/2013 3:32PM

    Congratulations it was a wonderful 2012 for you. I can't wait to see all of the amazing things you'll do in 2013

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TERRIH8118 1/4/2013 10:59AM

    Congrats on a great year emoticon

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NOMOEXCUSES13 1/3/2013 1:43PM

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2013! Congrats on all of your accomplishments from 2012 and I'm looking forward to watching you hit all of your goals in 2013!

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SHRINKING_SARA 1/3/2013 1:24PM

    emoticon Congrats on a wonderful year!

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    I love a happy "ending" but yours is just the beginning! You are on FIRE!!!! Celebrate good times this time and ALWAYS. emoticon

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 1/3/2013 3:31AM

    Sounds like you had an exciting year!!!! Congrats on the house and weight loss.

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PROJECT_SUSAN 1/3/2013 12:39AM

    What a great blog. You did have challenges in 2012 but you made it through and you pushed forward! Look at the success!

2013 better beware! Like Alicia says..."This girl is on FIRE!"

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EUEK098 1/3/2013 12:30AM

    You're on Fire, emoticon on meeting your goal and 2013 will be emoticon

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 1/2/2013 7:11PM

    emoticon I hope 2013 is as an amazing year for you as 2012!! You are stunning and I can't wait to see wedding pictures!

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READY4CHANGE81 1/2/2013 4:43PM

    You are amazing!!! You have a beautiful home, the love of your life and your health! :) Glad that all your hard work paid off in 2012!!! Can't wait to see what's to come for you in 2013! you're a rockstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


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MRSBLAK27 1/2/2013 12:27PM


Your postive outlook on life is inspiring!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/2/2013 3:54AM

    The difference is amazing! It's like you are 15 years younger now that you lost so much weight! I hope the new house will be full of joy, health and hope!

2012 seems like a good year and I bet 2013 will be even better!


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DLG0505 1/2/2013 3:47AM

    You had a great year! A house, a promotion, a fiancee and running races! You should be very proud of yourself! I hope your 2013 is even better!

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HDHAWK 1/1/2013 10:52PM

    What a great year! Congrats on your engagement!

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MJREIMERS 1/1/2013 9:18PM

    You are a perfect example of someone turning lemons into lemonade or, as I prefer, margaritas! Just think what this year is going to bring!! This is YOUR YEAR and I know it will be full of health and happiness! emoticon

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STLADEE 1/1/2013 9:07PM

    Great Blog Nikki! What wonderful things you have had happened in 2012! You have a beautiful home and surrounded by AWEsome people you have great things coming to you in 2013 Enjoy and Congrats on reaching your goal! emoticon

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ALLISON145 1/1/2013 8:31PM

  Great job - what an astonishing year!

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RDGISME 1/1/2013 7:02PM

    You had such a blessed 2012!! Sounds like things are just amazing right now-great loss to report..a new fiance...a weddingin planning phases..what a wonderful way to welcome 2013!!

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PURPLE180 1/1/2013 6:36PM

    emoticon looks like you receive many blessings in 2012, I am wishing you many more in 2013. You are looking FABULOUS. :-)

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LADYJ6942 1/1/2013 5:39PM

    Congratulations on everything. Sounds like 2012 was challenging but you came out shining. Good luck in 2013.

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