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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wow, I didn't realize how long it's been since I've blogged! I've been around, but life gets hectic and it's hard to post. I've been a member of Spark for over two years now and I haven't been perfect and like most of us I've fallen off the wagon a few times. However, I am proud to say that I've lost 40lbs and kept it off since being here!

I got a new job this past year and it's one of the reasons I haven't been keeping up with my blogging/tracking, but it's also been my excuse for not working out. I had a major wake up call a few weeks ago when I had to be taken to the ER and found out that I have gallstones and potentially need my gallbladder taken out. After meeting with the specialist I've been put on a super low fat diet to try to avoid having surgery. Prior to this I wasn't eating horribly, but I was putting more focus on my calories and carbs. I actually kind of like that I'm forced into this new nutrition plan, because I know if I eat something I shouldn't have I can potentially have a gallbladder attack. It's also been great because it keeps me away from fast food for good. I've been on this new nutrition plan for a few weeks now and I've already lost some weight.

The next major update in my life is.. I'M ENGAGED!! My boyfriend well now fiance proposed on Valentines Day. I was completely unprepared for it and it still feels weird to say that I'm engaged lol. Of course this is MAJOR motivation for me to get on the ball and start shedding more pounds! We haven't set a date yet, but we are thinking at least a year or two. He is still in school and will be graduating in May. A year or two gives me time to work on my weight loss goals and gives us time to save up money.

I also had a small victory yesterday. I have been in the horrible stage of my jeans being either too big and the next size down would be too small. Yesterday I put on the size down and they fit!! I can't tell you how amazing that felt!!

I have my new diet plan, my motivation, and now I'm ready to make that scale start moving again!!
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GORIANA 2/18/2013 2:15PM

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BEEJAY49 2/18/2013 4:34AM

    Congratulations! :)

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BARBARASDIET 2/17/2013 1:59PM

    Congratulations!

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/17/2013 1:26PM

    Congratulations! What a lovely Valentines surprise : )

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