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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Before:



At the Great Salt Lake, February 2012. ~300 pounds. It's only from the chest up and I'm wearing a coat - at the time I probably was like, oh I just look fat because of the coat. What you can't see is my fat face, hahaha. These kinds of pictures just amaze me now.

~August. Started out. Down to about 280. New shirt! I'm fixing my car, is why I'm making Beast Pose with tools.



That's Gunther, my baby. Bought him in 2004. Sold him ~3 weeks ago! Was going to do a whole post about it at some point - very bittersweet to say goodbye.

Angry birds!



I'm ~275 there, I think it was September 2012. Someone at work built a giant slingshot. For slingshotting stuffed toy Angry Birds, of course. At stuffed toy pigs, precariously balanced on stacked milk crates. Gooooood times.

Turkey trot! November 22, 2012 (Thanksgiving Day). About 267 pounds.

Action shot:



With Gunther afterwards:



Front view of me at ~256 in December, the matching photo to the one I used for my before & after posted elsewhere:



You'll probably be seeing a lot of Work Bathroom Cell Phone Shots. hahaha.

~253 or so. New clothes! My new size 18 black pants for work, plus random cute shirtness. Oh, this was late January 2013.



These are all recent. I've been hovering between 247 and 250. April - May 2013.

Swimsuit, after butt kicking swim class:



THE DRESS! Pardon my pink bra straps. hah. It's hard to see in the picture, but the boob area of the dress is redonkulously wrong sized/shaped for my actual bust. Someday I'll find a photo of me in it from 2007, in it's original debut.



TODAY. I was walking around today all "HOT DAMN, I AM *PREEETTY*". It's the size 16 jeans, I think. *wink*. Plus XL (instead of XXL) shirt from Old Navy.




Bonus tiny coworker in the background. hahaha.

But yeah. My VP actually stopped by my desk shortly after I snapped this to tell me I'm looking great lately. So it's not just in my head. I totally AM pretty.

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THE MAKING OF BEAST BREAKFAST
director's cut.

Step 1: you will need a kitchen. With a stove. And pans.



Preheat the oven to 375 or 350, I forget. Let's say 375. And spray your baking pan (9x13) with Pam or other related spray product.

Step 2: get some stuff.



Chicken or turkey breakfast sausage (1lb), eggs (3), egg beaters (3, which is 3/4c), 2% shredded cheddar (1/2c), frozen veggies (3c. I used 1c each chopped broccoli, spinach, and kale), and greek yogurt (also 2%. 1.5c or 12oz. I weighed mine.).

Step 3: cook and mix.



Mix frozen veggies together (no need to thaw). Brown sausage & drain. Mix sausage into veggies. Mix cheese into sausage/veggies.

Step 4: pour into sprayed pan.



Step 5: mix some other stuff



eggs, egg beaters, yogurt, and I throw in some black pepper. Throw in some other spices if it pleases you. WHISK IT ALL UP.

Step 6: it will look weird and not entirely like eggs. Don't panic, yo.



Step 7: pour egg business over veggie business, slowly and evenly. It will look like it's not gonna cover it all but you're gonna be all right. Breathe deep.



GOTCHA COVERED



Step 8: put that $%*& in the oven. Bake for ~30-40 minutes until the egg stuff is set and some of it is tasty brown to a degree that suits your fancy.



TASTY BROWN



Step 9: cut into 6 giant squares. EAT SOME.



Yum. If I do say so myself.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMY4593 5/22/2013 9:48AM

    Without sounding like a perv.......Girl, you is smokin' hot!!!

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NEEDBU66 5/7/2013 2:21PM

    Looking good! Great job!. Any time a boss says something like that, count it as a Non-scale victory!!! Take a bow and give yourself the credit!
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SLIMMINGSHAY 5/7/2013 11:05AM

    I totally loved this blog and Just wanna give you super kudos for all the hard work you have done! Thanks for sharing your recipe too! Looks great!

Keep it up!

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KIKKI-G 5/7/2013 10:51AM

    You look bumpin girl! congrats on on the hard work & more awesomeness to come!

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SHRINKING_SARA 5/7/2013 10:24AM

    High five waist! I have a similar shape, so I didn't really notice myself in 3D (aka from the side). Those are the pictures I look back on and go "woah!" Plus with a waist like that (and boobs that I'm sadly missing) you're going to rock the sh*t out of some retro/hourglass clothes!

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JUMPINJULIE 5/3/2013 10:22PM

    I'm so happy for you on all the weight you have lost you are awesome. And your breakfast beast looks so good I will have to make it some time. emoticon

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SENIMMO 5/2/2013 10:53PM

    You are totally emoticon !!! The beast breakfast sounds good...except the cheese part. Cheese in eggs totally grosses me out. So does cheese in my veggies. BUT-I may try this with everything except the cheese :-)

I am VERY proud of you!!

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SHARBEAR100 5/1/2013 5:54PM

    You are doing great!! Your shape is amazing and you look so firm and fit! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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LOLATURTLE 5/1/2013 5:26PM

    Thanks, all you sweetums! individual comments @ your pages tomorrow, I gotta go sign legal papers! Seriously, though, you all make me smile big time.

It's funny hearing other people's assessment! I don't mind about my waist none, I've always had one even at my fattest. That's the problem - from the front I always look like an hourglass, just wider. So I ignored my weight for a loooong time. Until I saw a picture of me from the side, and HELLO ROLLS. (see the before photo in my photos section, hahaha...)

I'm more interested in the last side view. Is that perky little butt MINE???? HEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Beast breakfast! I forget exact numbers, but it's ~230 calories with ~30 grams of protein & a full serving of veggies for that huge square. BOSS. I'll go in through Spark Recipes and put it on Share later so it's easier for people to find/make/track.

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HFAYE81 5/1/2013 5:12PM

    I second that, look at your WAIST!!! You are totally a Lola Shrinky-Turtle. And too cute! emoticon emoticon

Also that food looks good. I'm going to try it out, vegetarian style!

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NOTLIKEMCLOVIN 5/1/2013 4:52PM

    Seriously, wow!

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MINEA999 5/1/2013 4:49PM

    Love this post!!! And omg your body is gorgeous, I would KILL for a beautiful hour-glass figure like that. Lucky you!!!

Also - I adore that black and white dress. Send it to me. Along with those killer shoes. :)

And also, come and make me breakfast any time!

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LEB0401 5/1/2013 4:37PM

    Your waist!!!! emoticon

Eggs..veggies...meat.. cheese. MmmMMmm

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REDTHREN 5/1/2013 4:32PM

    Awesome! I'm definitely gonna have to give that crust-less quiche-like beast breakfast a try! emoticon

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CAROLYNM1975 5/1/2013 4:20PM

    Nice work and that breakfast looks awesome. Will have to make it! Thanks!

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ADARKARA 5/1/2013 4:19PM

    haha I love your blogs so much. You're looking fantastic! You look AMAZING in the polka dot dress!

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JENNJO322 5/1/2013 4:04PM

  Great blog and great job!!!

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