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Shrove Tuesday


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This morning I weighed in at precisely 135 lbs. I have lost over half of my body weight (a total loss of 136 lbs).

Yesterday I had my first shift on the Psych ICU and will be on night shift starting Thursday night. I'll be turning my food tracker on and putting an effort into consistently tracking (starting Thursday) as I make my way through transitioning to maintenance, and also to assure I get enough nutrients during Lent. I will be sacrificing the consumption of all animal products during Lent, with the exception of birthday cake on my birthday.

Tonight will be a feast! Though I certainly won't be binging, I do plan to have wine, red beans and rice, and King Cake. Did I mention how much I adore my new church?! I'm very excited to celebrate tonight with new friends! My daughters seem to really like it also!

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and I will begin my fast in the morning.
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JENNY160 2/14/2013 12:19AM

    Finding a good fit in a church is an awesome thing! Have a wonderful birthday, and enjoy that King Cake! Hope you find the little baby Jesus!

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JULIERAE41 2/13/2013 7:16PM

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MYWALK2FITNESS 2/13/2013 12:15PM

    That's so great! It's so nice to see our fellow sparkers succeed! So happy for you! I wish you all the best in your new chapter on maintenance and I have no doubt you will do just fine! You learned new thing, you've applied yourself and you have the tools to get you there! YOU GOT THIS!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/13/2013 8:13AM

    Congrats on losing half of an old you!
Enjoy your scrumptious meal this evening!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 2/13/2013 4:51AM

    emoticon on losing half of you!!! Soooooo AWESOME!! Enjoy the new phase of your journey!!!


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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/13/2013 1:17AM

    Congrats on losing "yourself" - that is pretty fantastic - looking forward to the day that I can say the same! Hope the King Cake was good!

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JASONV33 2/12/2013 7:53PM

  Great job!! Keep it up! It helps to be around positive people and there are usually plenty at a good church!

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JADOMB 2/12/2013 5:24PM

    I am so happy for you. You've earned all your blessings.

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CAMAEL100 2/12/2013 3:56PM

    Wow! It is amazing how being successful in your weight loss seems to have attracted more success into your life! It is great that you have found a job and a church you like. You deserve it.

It is like you have lost a person but gained so much in your own personal development.

I am going to get serious during lent to get off these last few pounds!

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 2/12/2013 3:43PM

    Congrats!!! Seriously you should be on that People magazine issue "Half Their Size" I always buy that issue because it is so inspiring and amazing that they (and you) worked so hard to get where you are. It means a lot to people at the beginning of their journey to know that it has been done. It takes so much work, and sacrafice, but mostly a life change, but you did it!!!! Glad to hear that you're settling in at your new job and that you like your church. It really does seem like you have it together right now. I know that you want to lose another 10 pounds, but you're doing so great!!!

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BIGBROTHER323 2/12/2013 2:33PM

    So glad you discovered a church home....so vital to staying connected.

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MARTY728 2/12/2013 12:38PM

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KATYMS 2/12/2013 10:55AM

    I am so happy for you!
The official beginning of your regular shift at new job.
Beginning of maintenance.
And a the comfort of a good church home.

Congrats on the joy you have found and the joys to come!
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POISONGIRL999 2/12/2013 10:53AM

    Awesome!!! What an amazing accomplishment

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ERIN1957 2/12/2013 10:23AM

    I am so excited for you!
Life is oh so good!
Blessings dear one blessings!
Hugs and Love!
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CHRISTINASP 2/12/2013 10:16AM

    Many positive changes in your life!

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GINGERHAWK 2/12/2013 10:15AM

    Amazing job on your weight loss and congrats on transitioning into maintenance mode! I hope the new job is going well and I'm glad to hear you're making a lent exception for your birthday cake - I mean, you gotta have at least a little birthday treat!

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SADWHITEWOLF 2/12/2013 9:39AM

    That is amazing!

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BOOKWORM27S 2/12/2013 9:24AM

    Wow, it sounds like your life has really turned around! You have a new and exciting job, and a church that you and your family really seem to feel a part of. Comfort in these areas of your life are so important. I'm so happy to see you are in such a good place right now.

A BIG congrats from me on all that you've accomplished!

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KJP2013 2/12/2013 9:17AM

    So awesome! Congrats on your weight loss! I'm just at the beginning of mine and love to read inspiring, positive blogs like yours...keep it up!

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