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the sun will come out!!!!!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Imagine me singing that because that is what I am doing right now : The sun will come out, tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrowwww, there will be sunnnnn emoticon emoticon !!!! Today Omaha is slated to near 50 degrees and I can barely contain my happiness. This danggone 18 degree weather and 20 below wind gusts has put a damper on my weight loss, my positivity and my outlook on my overall success. But in the back of my mind I kept telling myself that the sun will come out eventually. I may even cut out of work early so I can get outside and start moving! I asked my little sister since she was my workout buddy for most of my journey but many of you who know me knows that she has struggled tremendously with staying on track. At first it bothered me sooo much. And it still does a little because I see her putting the weight back on and whether she will admit it or not, being 300 pounds is not as good and fun as she makes it out to be. She and her husband want kids soon and I worry about whether she will even get pregnant with her current weight and health issues. I HOPE she does because I am the world's best aunt and I can never get enough of my nieces and nephews, but I just want her to be as healthy as possible first. But at the end of the day, I have to worry about me. A part of me says to quit offering the help or the workouts to her and wait for her to come to me, but the other part of me thinks that I should continue to just reach out and maybe one time it will be the spark she needs. I don't know. What do you think?

Considering that I am only home for a few days before I have to go to San Ramon, CA, Derrell and I are spending MUCH needed quality time together. I just love him so much. One thing we love to do together is gym time. He is a fitness fanatic and has been since he has been 12 years old. I am a recent lover of fitness. But it is really nice to have his support. We go to the gym together, do our own thing, and just check in and encourage each other along the way. Plus, it is such a turn on to see him lifting the weights he lifts and to see him in his element just shining and glistening and sweating! emoticon

Today I have been pretty good with nutrition. I had a smoothie for breakfast (1% cottage cheese, 2/3 cup 2% milk - I was out of almond milk, strawberries and a banana, and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. It was really good and filling. It made more than one serving so I am guessing with what I actually drank, I was at a little under 300 calories there. I then 98% fat free popcorn for my morning snack at 125 calories. I have had a cup of green tea and 3 servings of water thus far. I will probably get lunch in the next half hour, possibly at Panera (Harvest Turkey salad and chicken noodle soup).

The point is that the sun coming out will hopefully be a turnaround for my weight loss journey. My wedding dress will be here in about 5 weeks and I want to look stunning in it. I also want to be at 199.6 on the Big Day. I have six months to knock out these 18 pounds and I really want to do it with time to spare.
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  • v STELLASMYBEBE
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    1207 days ago
  • v NASFKAB
    good luck emoticon
    1209 days ago
  • v SUGAR0814
    Enjoy your quality time with your hunny & I hope the sun will come out for ya! Have a great weekend! emoticon
    1210 days ago
  • v BOGUSANNIE
    hey lady...sorry I have been neglectful, I am trying to catch up...

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    1210 days ago
  • v PURPLE180
    You are a "Go Getter" and "Goal Achiever" so I know you will be at 199.6 by your wedding. I know you must be sooooo excited. Don't be surprised if your dress ends up being a little too big because I am sure you are dropping inches like crazy. On another note, your love for your sister shows through your words and I know you are concerned for her. I know how it feels to be almost 300 pounds (pretty sure I was at or over that at one point but I avoided scales like the plague) and you are right it is no fun at all. It took me many failed tries before a light bulb went off in my head and I went into full "beast mode". Keep encouraging and praying for her and ask her to do the same, I had to ask God for strength because it was truly hard to make such a big change at first but boy it was worth it. I can't remember ever feeling this amazing. Your sister is so lucky to have you and I am sure she knows it, you are a true inspiration. Keep on kicking (weightloss) butt, Nikki.
    1210 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2013 11:07:37 AM
  • v MERRY_XMAS
    It's sunny today in Greece. And kind of warm... Feels actually like spring... emoticon

    Have a great weekend!
    1211 days ago
  • v DONNA5281
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    emoticon for you to be able to go outside.

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    1211 days ago
  • v SPARKLE1908
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    Sending a little sunshine your way to help out!!!
    1211 days ago
  • v LADYBUG546
    The sun was out here today so I will send some of it your way but you can't have it all as I am in CANADA and don't want anymore white stuff lol

    1211 days ago
  • v THERIN52
    I know how you feel, today was the first really sunny and not bitterly cold day out here in Portland, OR. not as cold as where you are but we get lots of rain usually. Hooray for sunshine! You can do it sweetie, I completely believe in you and all you have and can still accomplish!

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    1211 days ago
  • v LILSHINE
    emoticon I send more sunshine your way from sunny Miami!!! Although it's been in the 50's in the evenings and low 70's during the day - we love it!!! I hope your temps get on the rise so you can get to shining brightly as you desire too.

    Keep inviting your sister out. Maybe not every day but every now and then. Some gets a bit defensive (I've encoutered) if you keep asking everyday. But I always throw in a I miss your company effect with a bit smile n hug make it mushie (at least with my daughter).

    I don't know if I could watch my man workout as you... emoticon emoticon emoticon sweating I would be (tee hee). I see couples at the gym and sometimes the guy or girl don't look to happy. Every now and then I see a couple that looks like they're on the same page with working out. It's great that you 2 can go together and do your own thing and bring it back together again. That's really AWESOME!!!

    Well I know that you'll knock those 18#s out in the next 6 months and you'll be a very beautiful bride!!!
    1211 days ago
  • v STLADEE
    The emoticon is a wonderful thing! IT is 50 degrees here in the STL and the emoticon is shining bright! emoticon really does motivate me a little more, I completely understand.

    As far as your sister. Keep asking and reaching out that's all you can do. I do understand the frustation though, especially because of the issues I am going through with my fam. HOWEVER, people ultimately will change when they want and to.Unless she straight up says stop asking, keep on all she can say is no.

    You will knock out the 18lbs in six months I have no doubt and look amazing on your big day! You look AWEsome now! Now get in your together time, chica! Have a safe trip to CA!
    1211 days ago
  • v DAVIS_6311
    I think you should keep reaching out to your sister. I know if I was struggling and going back up on the scale I would want and NEED the same thing. I know you will knock out these last 18lbs! You have THE best reason ever to get down to that weight!! I am 55lbs skinnier than my wedding day. I sometimes regret not looking my best for the biggest day of my life. But you have the chance to do that!!! emoticon emoticon
    1211 days ago
  • v STLADEE
    The emoticon is a wonderful thing! IT is 50 degrees here in the STL and the emoticon is shining bright! emoticon really does motivate me a little more, I completely understand.

    As far as your sister. Keep asking and reaching out that's all you can do. I do understand the frustation though, especially because of the issues I am going through with my fam. HOWEVER, people ultimately will change when they want and to.Unless she straight up says stop asking, keep on all she can say is no.

    You will knock out the 18lbs in six months I have no doubt and look amazing on your big day! You look AWEsome now! Now get in your together time, chica! Have a safe trip to CA!
    1211 days ago
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