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Welcome All My New Friends!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's great to meetcha!

I just wanted to write out a small blog to let you know that the last few days of my blogs are NOT indicative of my personality. I've been mopey, and that's because a very difficult anniversary passed for me. BUT - I'm quick to get over such lows... and I'm on a upswing right now.

I have a few NSVs...mostly things I've noticed about myself recently.

I haven't lost a pound in almost a month. I'm pretty sure I'm plateauing...BUT!!!

1) I keep looking at the recent photo taken of myself next to my mom... and I look at it over and over and think... "Damn, I look SO pretty in this photo!" And before you go "awww that girl's full of herself..." I NEVER like myself in photos! I guess it's just my dress, the way I'm hair...but mostly... it's my SMILE. I'm pretty when I smile! So I'm starting to FEEL pretty, and I love it.

2) My upper arms have tightened up a LOT. I may not have lost much weight this month, but it;s shifting into a better looking form. And I'm diggin' it!

3) My atopic dermatitis is completely gone above the waist. I still have some on my belly and some on my legs, but unless I point it out it's not noticeable. Yay!

4) My great Aunt Mary said I had GREAT legs, and that I most certainly did not get my legs from the maternal side of the family because they all have cankles. This made me laugh out loud, but it also made me really PROUD.

So you see, I'm seeing all the positives in my life in spite of all the craziness that's been going on. And you should keep positive, too. The journey is going to get hard at times, but keep on pushing and it will reward you so well.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOLATURTLE 8/21/2013 4:15PM


So nice of you to notice. emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/21/2013 4:11PM

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SIMONEKP 8/21/2013 10:53AM

    lol at cankles

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ARRREAGLES 8/20/2013 3:40PM

    Well, you know how I feel aboutcha -- one of my fave friends on here. So congrats on the wonderful revelations, and no worries -- it was a difficult anniversary, and even then, you were quite gracious in your view.

Wonderful to be moving forward and feeling great...

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KARAW531 8/20/2013 12:10PM

    You are totally allowed to be mopey sometimes. No need to apologize to anyone for it :) And good for you for focusing on all the positive things that are happening for you right now!! emoticon

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POMATOJUICE 8/20/2013 9:59AM

    Echoing all these other great people here! You haven't sounded mopey. You're working things out in a rational and healthy way!

Anyway, even though you know what my food rollercoaster has been like, I can relate a little to. Your arms! I do believe my loose skin has tightened up a little bit since things slowed down! So def, congrats on that.

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OMMAMA7 8/20/2013 9:45AM

    Great attitude!!!

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    Yeah, I agree with MOBII, you have been voicing a very difficult time in a very healthy way and you are an AMAZING person. And beautiful!!!

Your great-aunt Mary is a hoot!

Loving your list of awesome NSV's! Keep on keepin' on, GF!

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VALYNN26 8/20/2013 7:06AM

    emoticon you are doing wonderful!

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_MOBII_ 8/19/2013 11:11PM

    You haven't been 'mopey', you have been reacting perfectly normal (and way nicer than me, lol) to a difficult anniversary. Your personality is friggin awesome is what it is!

Glad to hear about the improvement on your dermatitis and LOVE hearing about your smile! You were pretty before and you are pretty now!

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STRONGDJ 8/19/2013 11:02PM

    That's exactly right, we have to keep looking for the good!!

And you're gorgeous , btw--if you don't believe me just ask your DH!!!

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STEPH-KNEE 8/19/2013 10:58PM

    I totally understand. I have been going through a little bit of crap and not doing so hot with it, and I come off a little down but I'm genuinely a pretty happy person. So I completely understand what you mean! AND HUGE YAY for feeling pretty, because you are and you are awesome! :D LOVE THE POSITIVES! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 8/19/2013 9:43PM

    Those are all GREAT positives!! I'm really glad to hear about the atopic dermatitis, because I know that was causing you grief.

Of course you are PRETTY!! You're also a powerful woman, speaking of which, when is the Ren Faire again??

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 8/19/2013 7:35PM

    This is all just fantastic!!

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