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One Year and One Day

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

One year and one day.

That's how long it has been since I decided to make ME number one in MY life. You know, once you make the decision to find your happy, life can be a rollercoaster.

In one year and one day, I have lost 47 pounds. Almost 21% of my total body weight in that span. (Yeah, I hit the 50 lb mark back in July, but with all of life's transitions in the past 6 months, I've been teetering. Oh well.)

In one year and one day, I was able to say my final goodbye to the BOY who treated me wrong and find the MAN who, if it was in his power, would give me the world.

In one year and one day, I found my strength. I found my confidence. I found my resilience (over and over again). I have found exactly where I am supposed to be.

In one year and one day, I found Shelby.



Christmas was especially hard for me this year. My first year away from home. 'A' invited me to spend Christmas dinner with his family. This family is incredible. That dinner saved me from an entire day of crying. He bought me the cutest pair of silver earrings (that I wear constantly, LoL), when I wasn't anticipating that he would get me anything at all.



My first New Years Party. My first New Years date. My first midnight kiss. This was an incredible night/morning, spent with 'A' and his family and a few friends. Outside next to a firepit for hours, laughing and talking. Getting that much closer. 'A' telling me things, being vulnerable. An incredible night. I am crazy in like with this man.

Here I am (on the far right) with the ladies of his fam :)



I became an Auntie on December 29th. I am so in love with her and we haven't even met yet!!

This is Makayla Monroe, my 7lb 10oz, picture perfect niece:

I'll be going home on January 18th to lay my eyes on all this preciousness in person :)



I've changed my SparkPeople goals. Originally when I started my journey, I chose my 'dream weight' because it was right in the middle of the BMI chart. I see my body now at 5'10" and 180 lbs and don't think it is possible for me to get down to 145 without me looking like an awkward trainwreck. So I've changed my goal to 160. 20 lbs to go - that's doable if I get my butt in gear and am able to somehow tone this excess skin. You know, that belly flab that just makes you seem larger and gives you a muffin top in any pair of pants you try on. Stupid flab.

I want to get back to being more active on SP, but it's a lot more difficult without an internet connection at home (I'm at work right now, waiting on 'A'...)


I just wanted to check in and tell you, if you stick with it, this could be you in one year and one day.

Happy. Healthier. Glowing. Resilient. Proud. Sexy. Awesome.

Enjoying life. Enjoying love. HAPPY.

I wish you the happiest of New Years, my Lovelies. My world is a better place because you are in it with me, sharing life's ups and downs and curveballs.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EFFRAYECHILDE 1/18/2013 3:15PM


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SPSPSP1 1/15/2013 2:31AM

    Congrats! So glad you are happy!

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GRAMPIAN 1/13/2013 5:08AM

  Great! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 1/12/2013 10:06AM

    Wow!! How fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing your year with us! What a great source of inspiration!! :-) Keep it up, and much luck at reaching your final goal weight! :-)

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FITMOMINNJ 1/12/2013 6:22AM

    Congratulations ! I hope 2013 is everything you wish for.

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MYRTLE811 1/11/2013 6:52PM

  I really enjoyed reading about your joy and enthusiasm for life. Keep going down that road; it's a lot of fun and you have much to look forward to this year.

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LIBBYAI 1/11/2013 12:40PM

    Congratulations on your success! I am actually 6' and 180 lbs, and my goal weight is 140...I've been there before and I liked it, but to be honest at this point in my life it would be a dream to get to 160. It is always nice to see the people who have similar dimensions as you and to see them succeed...very motivational!

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THEIS58 1/11/2013 4:01AM


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FIRECOM 1/10/2013 10:10AM

    One word comes to mind.


ks for a great blog.

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/9/2013 8:51PM

    WOW! Inspiration!

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PEACEHOPE1 1/9/2013 8:40PM

    Wow, so happy for you! Sounds like it's been an amazing one year and one day in your life. Congrats and keep it up, you're doing terrific!

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BLUJEANLADY 1/9/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon Blog! I love your new found confidence, and happiness. Have a wonderful year!!
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JIBBIE49 1/6/2013 9:22PM

    Glad to see your blog featured again in the Spark Mail.

My DD is 22 and 5'9" and 145# and not "skinny" at all. What I love is she can buy a size 9 pants and not have to "hem" them because they fit fine. When she was pregnant she gained 30# and lost it all by six weeks, so I was glad she worked hard to get it off. I tell her that no young woman should spend the best years of her life being fat since men judge women by their looks.

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BLUEKITTYJAN 1/6/2013 4:33AM

    Very inspiring. Congrats. Hope you continue to do as well this year. emoticon

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PCASEY7 1/5/2013 4:09PM

    Wow what a year!

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FROMNDTOGA 1/5/2013 4:02PM

    Way to go! You inspire me!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/5/2013 4:28AM

    Nice to read that you are doing well!
I'm so glad that you are happy!

Have a great new year!
I hope in one year from now things will be even better!

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BLUEJEAN99 1/5/2013 1:58AM

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JAMER123 1/5/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon emoticon Good blog!!

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ROCKYCPA 1/4/2013 10:22PM

    Good for you - congratulations!!!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/4/2013 9:49PM

    You have Shelby and A. not sure which is what- but glad you found someone to be so much in like with!

Someday... I hope to have a wonderful romantic new years. I had 2 that might have been but didn't turn out that way. So very Glad you did!

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DIANNEMT 1/4/2013 8:22PM

    emoticon May 2013 be all you want it to be!! And yes, 160 looks like a better number for you!! You can always change your mind in the future after you try 160 for awhile.

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MARYJEANSL 1/4/2013 6:43PM

  It sounds like you are doing awesomely well. Congrats!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/4/2013 4:10PM

    You are doing fantastic. emoticon on losing the boy and finding the man. I wish I could. Unfortunately I really do love the boy and put up with it. emoticon on the precious niece. My youngest niece turned 17 in September and she is the light of my life. Graduating in May and going to Boston University in September. She is going to be a pediatrician.

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CHANGINGSAM 1/4/2013 3:21PM

    I'm so happy for you! Congrats on all your hard work!

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JOANNHUNT 1/4/2013 3:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope A is the one for you. You are glowing.

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    Awww such a good blog! I love it. You've come a far way and you have lots to celebrate this year!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/4/2013 1:27PM

    Love this blog! Way to go!!

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SHRINKING_SARA 1/4/2013 1:05PM

    Tall high five from a fellow 5'10" girl.

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LMH1223 1/4/2013 12:57PM

    Way to go on things!! You are an inspriation to so many! Yay for New Years, sounds fun!!

Keep up the great work!!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/4/2013 12:57PM

  You look and sound emoticon !!!!! emoticon emoticon

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HHB4181 1/4/2013 12:50PM

    Glad to see you are doing so great and congrats of your new niece!!

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 1/4/2013 12:46PM

    Wonderful blog! you are a rockstar. cheers to 2013!

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/4/2013 11:59AM

    What a great testament to what hard work and commitment can do for one person in a year! Congrats girl! So happy for you! Can't wait to hear what this next years brings to you. emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 1/4/2013 11:46AM

    Sounds like your new year is starting well. Plenty to be happy and grateful for. You never know what great things are just around the corner!

Have a great weekend,


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LYNSEY723 1/4/2013 11:40AM

    I love hearing that you are happy! Way to go with everything you have accomplished in the last year and day! You look great!!

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JACKIE542 1/4/2013 11:23AM

    Congratulations on everything. Such a cute baby. You look great. emoticon emoticon

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JAZZII4 1/4/2013 11:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You're niece is so adorable!! Beautiful!

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NCSUE0514 1/4/2013 10:55AM

    Beautiful baby!

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TANYA602 1/4/2013 10:20AM

    One year and one day. Wow. You have been my inspiration since joining SP and I am so happy to see the changes and growth. You've had an amazing year, dear Shelby. I hope in 2013 you continue to find happiness, good health, and much love thru family and friends. And when you discover the secret to getting rid of excess skin I expect a blog! hehehe

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POISONGIRL999 1/4/2013 10:20AM

    Great blog! Love love love the earrings. Hope 2013 is as goodt o you as 2012. You are an awesome person and deserve it.

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