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Short & Sweet Happy Blog

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Short: It's TOM. I'm bloated and up 3.5 lbs. But it's cool, because I know why!

EDITED FOR MATH PROBLEMS: The Sweet: I got a 9% raise today! It's not as much as I wanted, but it's better than nothing. (I had thought he was basing my hourly rate on a standard 40 hour workweek, but it's apparently on a 36 hour workweek, which is my average, boo.) Now to get my hubby that promotion he's been wanting since October.

I'm not super stressed about getting to my goal ASAP, because so far not stressing about it has worked, and last night I had an epiphany: I've lost almost 75 lbs. SEVENTY FIVE POUNDS. You guys have been telling me all along how great I've been doing, but last night for some reason it really hit home.

Lastly, two of my friends who I used to play World of Warcraft with have also spent the last year plus doing the weight loss thing. Shout out to CHRISTINA791!!! Between the three of us, we've lost a whopping 193.9 lbs. That's an ENTIRE GUILDIE! That's incredible!

And seriously guys and gals... seriously... if I can do this, you can too. It's that simple. It's not rocket science, and it's not impossible. All it takes is dedication to yourself and your well-being. Care about YOU. Good things (like weight-loss) will follow.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CJADERUN 1/19/2013 6:43AM


I was talking to an old friend last yesterday about how I was clothes shopping because all my professional clothes were too big now that I've lost 30 lbs. When she mentioned she had wanted to lose weight, I told her about SP. I really hope she goes for it because, frankly, the best part is how much you LEARN about your body, how food works, etc. Because once you know what you should/shouldn't do to feel good, the rest becomes easy.

I figure that if my 60 year old mother with a thyroid problem can lose over 100 pounds, anybody can lose weight. It's all a matter of effort and education.

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NIKKICOLE83 1/17/2013 6:13PM

    YEEEEAHHHHH!!!! WHOOP! WHOOOP! My fellow Amazonian sister is killing the scale!!!!!
I love it! And you look HOT girl! You further my belief that getting under 200lbs will be my first initial goal because you are rocking the shape that I feel is healthy yet slim. You inspire me!

And congrats to the W.O.W. girls who have been knocking out those pounds too! Gamer girls do not have to be big and boring. You girls are hot and sexy!!!


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CLUMBOY 1/17/2013 12:11PM

    amazing! what a great set of numbers !

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_MOBII_ 1/17/2013 11:32AM

    I love this blog!!! You are dong great!

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/17/2013 8:58AM

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SARAL72 1/16/2013 11:43PM

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    That's an incredible amount of weight! You've done so well and are so inspiring. Congratulations on your raise, too!

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CATTUTT 1/16/2013 6:43PM

    75 lbs is incredible! You've done a killer job! And so have your WoW friends! Good on all 3 of you.


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LIVEDAILY 1/16/2013 6:20PM

    O. M. G.
You guys have lost the weight of an entire person!!
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Don't you just love it when you have those epiphanies??

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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/16/2013 5:10PM

    YAY! How amazing!! Keep up the great work!

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TALULAX- 1/16/2013 3:45PM

    This is a great blog! Congrats on the raise and on your weight loss!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/16/2013 3:44PM

    I'm so happy for your raise and for your weight-loss! It's great that you are appreciated at work, but you also appreciate your efforts regarding your weight-loss journey!


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CHRISTINA791 1/16/2013 3:14PM

    I loved that "Holy crap, this is working!" moment. I wonder if it's natural to hit once you're past the halfway point?

That's so awesome that you got your raise! It sounds like such a great work environment that it's nice to have a little more financial incentive.

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CECISMOMMY09 1/16/2013 3:10PM

    Wow congrats I ca'nt wait til I can say I lost that much!!!

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RHEYNKLW 1/16/2013 3:02PM

    Everything is huge in the best ways possible.

Go you!

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AMCLELLAN 1/16/2013 2:59PM

    This is all so very very very exciting!!!!!

Great job on the weight loss! You are amazing!!!!!

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