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My October Wrap Up

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ok, ok, ok - my dear friends... I've been "called out" too many times now (lol) - "what happened to your blogs?!?!"
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllll........
. (sigh, laugh) I've got so much on my mind lately, that it's hard to write right now. soooooooo... (smiling)... I'll be doing the opposite for this time around.

PICTURES!
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:::::::::This is my OCTOBER 2010 WRAP UP:::::::::::::

This is me before. Ugh.
Nov 2009 - 210 lbs. BMI 34.4%



After over a year of learning and making mistakes, I am now:::

*Solidly down 23 pounds... and somewhere around 25 inches...



It's amazing how much straighter I am now.

I still have 45 more pounds to go. BUT!!!

*I am faster...

(9/5/10. First 5K Complete - 42:25 - Can you believe it? I'm a runner!)



*...more active...

(10/16/10. First Diabetes Walk - wasn't a race, but started at the end of the 2,000 people pack and finished in the top 50.)



*...and stronger than ever.

(10/29/10. Critical Mass (bicycle) ride - Halloween. 32 miles in 2 hours. Not a race, but finished in the top 15 riders (out of 200). I cycle serious now. ha.)



*Also I notice my shape is definitely coming back more defined...

(This day I put on my vest and it was loose!)


*And I'm playing dress up again.

(I was headed out to a reggae concert, and I looked down and saw no tummy pooch...(lol) )
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*Overall I am finally feeling comfortable in my skin again... which means I'm having more fun.

(10/10/10 - At Miami's Caribbean Carnival that was off the chain! Had to dance...



So for all of us... excuse my french... "slow-as-hell" poundage losers. Go US!!! We are the tortoises to all the hares out there moving at half to one pound a week versus everyone else sloughing off weight 3-4 pounds a week at a time. I say to you, to us, if we're moving slowly, we're at least still moving. It took me a year for 23 pounds, BUT, it's off and I'm still going.

And I've been struggling with the same 5 pounds for the past two months, up down, up down. (sigh) But that's another story for another day. We press on because it is a battle, but I personally know it's a battle I can and WILL win. Inch by inch...

So again, I'm down 23 lbs for sure, with BMI at 30.8% dropping 4.4%. 45 more pounds to go...

Hope you liked the pics... I remember where every pic of me would make me cringe, but it's nice to finally be taking pics I like again. Yay. (:P)

Next hurdle...Thanksgiving. eek... (:P)

Blessings!!! And *Hugs* to everyone.

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With man, this is possible. With GOD, ALL things are possible.
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  • PURPOSEPOWER95
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    3499 days ago
  • RUNJEWELRUN
    I loved this blog! Your pics look great :)
    3531 days ago
  • HEALTHYFIGHTER
    Looking gorgeous and what amazing progress!
    3536 days ago
  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    Glad to see you doing well! Keep it up!
    3537 days ago
  • FABAT402009
    Awesome pictures and you are doing a fab job on the exercise department!!!
    3558 days ago
  • DENI_ZEN
    Oh, my, Aprile! You look PHENOMENAL!! Wouldn't I love to have that hourglass shape and "tummy-less" tummy! Not only are you built like Venus, but to say you've gained fitness in the process would be a tremendous understatement. CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG!! emoticon - Sandi emoticon
    3558 days ago
  • BREEZE70
    I love the pictures. They really show your progress. You did great with your weight loss, I am so happy for you. You have motivated me to keep up the weight loss war.
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    3559 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/6/2010 6:09:26 PM
  • MBSHAZZER
    Aprile!!! Doing fantastic! The change is amazing and REALLY noticeable! And regardless of what the scale says, your fitness has just EXPLODED!! So good on you!

    November is going to be FANTASTIC!!!
    3560 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    Love, love, love the pics and the comparisons--you look AWESOME! Slow and steady wins the race; you are already a winner as far as I'm concerned!
    3560 days ago
  • APRILBLESS
    Thank you ladies and thank you ABSOLUTZER0 - you are so sweet. I'm just hoping to keep up the energy...

    DYA177 and RAWKNRUN - We are the slowest losers! You guy give me hope. :) Yay...
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    3560 days ago
  • DYA177
    You look amazing, April!!!

    I should do that myself, but just like YOU I haven't had the time. sigh, but I'm also a tortoise. I have lost 40 pounds so far this year and I'm so happy. Sometimes when I walk past a mirror I do a double take.


    Congrats and KEEP ON DANCING!!!!
    3561 days ago
  • SUNSHINE667
    Girlfriend you are doing FANTASIC!!! I looooove your pictures. You are R-O-C-K-I-N' I-T!!!! I feel you on the slow weight loss, but it's the turtle that wins the race, right?!

    Keep it up, you look so good!! I am very happy for you. I celebrate with you about feeling good in your own skin!!

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    Anita
    3561 days ago
  • LASHAY74
    Girl....you are looking fiercs already! Happy poundage loss to you! 23bls gone....omgosh and loving your hair!

    I am right with ya on losing slow! Great blog thanx for the pics. Even though the weighloss is slow, you have accomplished so much this past months. Hang in there! Each and everyday we workout, make great choices we are getting closer to are goal!

    huggs!
    3561 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    girl you are doing good. you are defined. I am on hold...nursing a cold. but I will get going s soon as I can. Best wishes.
    3561 days ago
  • ONMYWEIGH2011
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    emoticon for the inspiration!
    3561 days ago
  • LDY_ALI_79
    emoticon What I love about this story is that you didn't stop despite the weight coming off slowly! Way to stay encouraged! emoticon emoticon
    3561 days ago
  • RAWKNRUN
    It took me 3 years to lose 40 lbs, and I have easily been able to maintain, there is something GREAT about being a slow loser, you are doing awesome and I see huge changes already! Especially the belly, damn girl, nice job!
    3561 days ago
  • ABSOLUTZER0
    I definitely have to agree with FRUITYCHERRY! However, I am not sorry for saying your booty looks good! LOL!

    I am glad you have let us back into your world. You are putting in the work and it shows. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! Loving the locks, too! They look totally awesome! I'm feeling the positive energy throughout this blog! Continue to push forward, smile, and WORK IT!!! Woohoo!!!
    3561 days ago
  • APRILBLESS
    Thank you my dears. DRUMMERGURL4HIM and BRENDY - I bet if we were all in a group shot together, we would look FIERCE... with all our lady lumps... right FRUITY? No YOU are awesome!

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    3561 days ago
  • FRUITYCHERRY
    I'm a pear, too...so I know how you feel....but I do think a juicy rump is something to be appreciated!!!! I'm hoping to have a Kim Kardashian booty when this is all said and done. If Jillian Michaels has anything to do with it, I will!

    Once again, congrats to you on your success! I am so glad our paths have crossed. You are awesome!

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  • no profile photo CD5483846
    OMG! you go girl! you are my inspiration! :D I just love your photos!
    3561 days ago
  • DRUMMERGURL4HIM
    Congratulations! The pics are great. I wish I wasn't so camera shy so I could put something together like this. It's awesome looking back and literally being able to see the changes. I just kept saying "Wow!" while I was reading your blog and all the different races/events you've been in and finished in the top. I would love to do that!
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    3561 days ago
  • APRILBLESS
    JMERLAU - (laughing laughing laughing laughing) Jerome... you are such a trip. Wise guy... lol...
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    Thanks to everyone's comments...! it's so fun being able to look at my pics of late, and not hate them. I even think I saw my collar bone in one or two of them. And yes, I will try to keep up with the 'bloggage'. So sweet how much we come to depend on each other's words as half the time (SCHENPOSSIBLE, etc) I'm stalking your pages too!!! (lol) We can do this!
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    And FRUITYCHERRY - Thanks for the "booty" comments...(lol) OMG girl... I tell you this thing just will just NOT GO AWAY... the bane of my existence (body wise)....but yes, at least it works with the shape. Thx for those compliments too! :P Hooray for pears... :P
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    Comment edited on: 11/4/2010 10:55:02 PM
  • JMERLAU
    hey girl....GREAT blog......

    you need a new photographer though, not sure you noticed, but they cut your head off in nearly every pic...LOL
    3561 days ago
  • DEBBIE_C
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great update! emoticon
    3561 days ago
  • ROBYN168
    So glad you have your photos - I wish I had done that......

    Way to go on becomming an athlete....
    3561 days ago
  • WARRIOR11209
    You look magnificent!!! I can see the change not only in your body but also in your 'tude in the pics. Love it and thanks for the encouragement- I am a slloooooww loser too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3561 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5844011
    You're doing so great..love the blog
    3561 days ago
  • SKINNYMISSKASEY
    Girl you are looking so good! I'm happy for you! I saw an ad in my paper for a 5k but it's next weekend. I thought of you when I saw it! I wasn't ready for it yet - so I decided to wait.

    I have been missing you on here!
    3561 days ago
  • MOONANGEL23
    Fantastic pics! You really are looking great!
    3561 days ago
  • FRUITYCHERRY
    Can I just say, your shape is amazing!!! I love the booty!!! Sorry, I had to say it!!! Glad you're back to blogging! I've missed your antics!!!

    Congratulations on making some very awesome lifestyle changes!!! You're awesome!
    3561 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6096849
    You can certainly tell the difference in the photos. You look great April! And I just want you to know that I've been stalking your page on an almost daily basis, looking for a new blog so I'm glad to read that you're back, slimmer and enjoying yourself. Even though I can't see your face, it's nice to see you smiling. Keep up the good work girlfriend!
    3561 days ago
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