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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.


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SJKENT1 1/4/2013 10:08AM


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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 1/4/2013 10:07AM

    Way to go! I am so very, VERY happy for you. You are taking the right steps, just remember, steps, not leaps will get you where you WANT to be!!!
Best of luck!

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MANILUS 1/4/2013 10:00AM

    I am happy that you found your happiness and things are going so well with the guy! Your niece is very cute, that will be a nice visit to meet her. In such a short time you found your confidence and realized the success of weight loss. That over time you can make mistakes and get back on track again. Keep up the great work and all the best to you!!

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GINGERHAWK 1/4/2013 9:54AM

  Isn't it amazing the difference one year and one day can make? Awesome for you for figuring out some important things, making major changes in your life, and for making your own happiness. I hope you have an awesome 2013!

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TINA5318 1/4/2013 9:54AM

What a great blog...thanks for sharing!!

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DJSHIP46 1/4/2013 9:53AM

    I am Happy for YOU... Happy New Year... I know it will be!!!

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CICELY360 1/4/2013 9:21AM

  good blog

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NEWMOM20121 1/4/2013 8:57AM

    Great blog. So much has happened in the past year. So glad you have found a special someone. Keep pushing, you are doing great.

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KATYDID412 1/4/2013 8:52AM

    I loved this blog and send you congratulations and thanks for being so motivating!

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NEWTINK 1/4/2013 8:31AM

    I am so proud of you Wubby ... you are doing great emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 1/4/2013 8:30AM

    you look fabulous! you are doing so well! keep it up and you will be at your goal weight before you know it! have a wonderful day!

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MIMIDOT 1/4/2013 8:17AM

    Way to go, girl! It's time you took care of number 1! Good luck with A. Hope he's always good to you. Spark on!!!

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JANEMARIE77 1/4/2013 8:16AM

    awesome blog glad you are sooo happy

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PENOWOK 1/4/2013 7:50AM

    Keep up the great work!! You are doing a wonderful job of moving forward!

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BECKYANNE1 1/4/2013 7:29AM

    Way to Go! It sounds like you had a very good year and that you're off to a great start for the New Year! You will reach your goal!

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    Amazing! I am the same height as you and your weight goals really resonate!

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LRSILVER 1/4/2013 6:35AM

    That's so awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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SUSANK16 1/4/2013 6:10AM

  Beautifully written and well spoken. Congratulations may your life only get better.

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TRYINGHARD54 1/4/2013 5:59AM

    way to gooooooooooooooo

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BESSHAILE 1/4/2013 5:55AM

    woo hooo. Congratulations. Love this post

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SANDYCRANE 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    You look great and you have that special glow. Congratulations and I have a great new year.


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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/3/2013 11:28PM

    You are so awesome! Congrats! You deserve all the happiness in the world!

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GRACEMCC45 1/3/2013 11:02PM

    Oh Shelbs! I'm so happy for you - what a lovely holiday you had, even if you couldn't be home. Looks like A has smartened up emoticon

Your niece is totally beautiful, what a sweetheart!

And you, of course, are awesome, and I'm so happy to see you staying on track for over a year - you are kicking some serious adipose butt (and thighs, tummy, etc.)


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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/3/2013 10:25PM


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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/3/2013 10:09PM

    Only time will tell what we can become, and you've become happier!

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AMANDAROX 1/3/2013 9:19PM

    Lots to be happy for in 2013!!

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I think it is awesome what you have done for yourself!! You deserve all of the wonderful things coming your way in 2013!!

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JESSERS22 1/3/2013 8:30PM

    How cute! Im so happy for you! Your Christmas and New's Years sound like all christmas love story movies i've been watching on Hallmark channel. Im excited to hear about your Valentines. Happy New Year!


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MOM-MOM8 1/3/2013 8:22PM

    Happy New Year! Here is to an awesome year to come! emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 1/3/2013 8:17PM

    Loved this blog of yours! You have so much to be excited about - a great year past and an even better one looming ahead! So happy for you!!

Happy New Year!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/3/2013 7:59PM

    Happy New Year!! Your niece is so cute! I became an Auntie again, too on Nov. 29. It's so much fun!!

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JEREMY723 1/3/2013 7:43PM

    Thanks for the update and glad you had a fun new years! Outside by a firepit....must be nice, it was single digit temps this morning here in Ohio:)

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THESLIMMERME1 1/3/2013 7:29PM

    emoticon on determining the next steps on your life's journey.
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PARKERB2 1/3/2013 7:10PM

    You look wonderful. Keep up the good work and you will be at goal before you know it.

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MILLIE5522 1/3/2013 7:03PM

    What a great blog! Everyone should read this as it is so motivating! Congrats on having a fantastic weight loss and gaining such a positive future. emoticon

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