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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today I celebrate some very unofficial anniversaries. The first is with my dear bf. Our relationship started out kind of rocky, kind of gray and ambiguous (as a lot of college relationships tend to do...) so while there was kind of a day he asked me to be exclusive there were a couple bumps in the road around then that I don't like to reminisce on so we mark today with the happy day SIX years ago when we first said I love you to each other... emoticon *sigh* I know, super sappy. We've been through a lot together already, sickness and health, road trips, long-distance and living together; he is my best friend and for most part I'm really content with where we are. We've even lost a total of 35 lbs together! (which, side rant, SOOO frustrating that guys' metabolize so differently. I feel like I'm struggling just to maintain my measly 10lb loss and he barely works out but just in general because we've been eating healthier he's lost 25lbs!) So today, while I'm not expecting anything (we normally don't make a big deal about it) as we get further in our relationship I kind of hope for more. I have PT this evening so maybe he'll have dinner waiting for me when I get home :)

My second unofficial anniversary is my "get fit journey." I started Jillian Michael's Body Revolution about a year ago in an attempt to jumpstart my fitness (and get in shape for my trip to Belize!). You can find my "before" picture in my photos from May 2012 (yuck!) but I really wanted to see a "before" and "after" from her program. I stuck to her program pretty well for the first couple months (until our trip) but I didn't really lose weight because I wasn't following her meal plan, nor Sparking. I ended up getting sick and losing weight upon coming back from vacation, so admittedly, I wanted to keep that weight off (and keep going!) but do it the HEALTHY way. So I guess the second part of my journey really begins in August after I was healthy again, restarted her program, and actually Sparked. Anyways, I think of May as my anniversary of when it "clicked" that I really wanted to do something about my body and health. emoticon

I had a bad day yesterday, bingeing, and it showed on the scale. But I just have to remind myself I am not the same as my "before" picture a year ago. I need to use this anniversary to regain my Spark and keep going. I am tempted to "throw" this week away (within reason, especially after yesterday) because I know this weekend is going to be bad too, but then I think of all the things I have coming up that I want to look good for, Memorial day weekend, my birthday, a summer wedding, and summer in general emoticon I need to remind myself that every decision I make, every bit of a food can make a difference. Help me Spark!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PAMDAQTPI 5/15/2013 9:45AM

    I got really frustrated with my husbands metabolism too! I started off about 5 lbs heavier than him and he was loosing it quicker than me! Now I'm 10 lbs less than he is and even though my weight hasn't budged in a month and a half (marathon training), my legs are looking killer. Keep up the hard work and you can lose even more than him ;-)

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STODD251 5/15/2013 8:22AM

    emoticon You may have had one bad day, but over the last year, you've done a lot. Maybe you only lost 10 pounds, but you have gained muscle and definition and a body that many women would kill for. So just remember that when you're beating yourself up and stop. Just keep making good choices and you will be all right.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 5/14/2013 2:00PM

    emoticon and Happy emoticon !!

College dating is so weird. We randomly chose a day that we say we "started dating" on since we didn't have "the talk" until we'd been together almost 8 months!
Sounds like your bf is really reaping the benefits of your healthy eating habit (so annoying that they lose weight so effortlessly!). I hope you have a great day with your BF today :)

As for yesterday, it's in the past. Remember how you felt afterwards and use that memory to help you stop a binge before it starts the next time.

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IRP1114 5/14/2013 12:57PM

    Happy anniversaries : )! So happy to hear you working your way back into this and doing it the right way. You are so worth the effort. emoticon emoticon

And yes so not fair the way guys can make such easy progress... Trust me I know. Plus they can get away with almost anything. I work hard to make sure my hubby at least sticks to whole clean foods but he can eat endless amounts and never gain anything even when he eats junk.

But that is why WE stick together right? Let's do this! emoticon

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BONOLICIOUS2 5/14/2013 12:21PM

    Awwwwww yay! Love and happy things! I wish you the best for BOTH anniversaries!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 5/14/2013 12:03PM

    Happy anniversaries!

I recommend eating only delicious food this week, and to enjoy the god and the bad! :) Enjoy it!

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RYDERB 5/14/2013 11:41AM

    Congratulations on your anniversay and your health/fitness milestones. You've done a great job. Sorry yesterday was rough, but that's what great about living a healthy lifestyle. One bad choice or bad day is like one drop of sand on the beach. Today is a new day.
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