Pictures Galore, Complacency BEGONE! Size 8 goal ALMOST met! Does Almost count? Mini goals too!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I have had a goal to fit into 8's by the New Year! I can fit into them.. but I won't be wearing them in public yet! LOL
NOT what I had hoped for but I am still happy about it!

What a month...... down 3 up 3 down 3 up 3... Last time I measured about 2 wks ago I was down a few inches but don't know if that is still true to today! TOM came to see me... and it would be just plain stupid to measure right now..... (right?!!!) emoticon

Here I am in some 8's a relative gave me last week.... Who knows if they are really an 8... she gave me 5 pairs and all 5 fit and I can wear them around the house... I won't be wearing them in public yet.... I think they are too tight!

My 10's are so loose after I wear them about an hour that my husband has asked me to get rid of them.... (IN HIS WORDS "THEY DON"T do a THING FOR YOUR BUTT" He likes my jeans to fit my butt LOL MEN!!! NEXT he will be saying I am showing my butt off to everyone.. coz he is funny that way... insecurity hits him and he says stupid things like that...

WE just hit 22 yrs of marriage on December 16th!

He loves that I have lost weight but he carries allot of baggage of insecurities and says hateful things still..... ( I JUST TRY TO IGNORE him...but sometimes he is like a black cloud and it wears me out)

I think I am getting a pretty good backbone since I have lost weight because... I have learned that you have to find your own happiness and you can't be responsible for someone else being happy or not!

Enough said on this subject..... it can be a downer if I think about it too long!

HERE is a pic taken yesterday in my 8's. My sister in law gave me this shirt and jeans. She gave me 5 jeans, 5 slacks all in 8's. She gave me 8 shirts/blouses all in Medium and 2 cute jackets in medium. She is losing weight too.... but she is only about 5'2" tall so even coming out of 8's she is still needing to lose weight since she is shorter. I am 5'6" tall.

I would give you a back view but they are a little too snug! LOL

Here are a few pictures of my new hair color and cut... when I fix it straighter in the front...

This is the back with my natural curl showing.

The above pic is a comparison from Last Decemeber to this December

The above pic is from Christmas Day last year to Christmas Eve this year

The above pic is me Christmas Eve in my 10's and med. shirt. MY 10 yr. old cut my head off! LOL

HERE is a pic I took of him right after he took this one of me... HE was posing like a model to make fun of me.... LOL BOYS!!!!!

This pic above is of my Grandson Jaezyn. He is 17 mos. old. I still have all his presents under my tree today... because my son decided to NOT come out on Christmas morning to celebrate with us... IT made me sick at first but I had to get it together for the other kiddos. My son likes drama and since his birthmom moved to our town a few mos. ago he has cut us out of his life. She left him when he was 14 mos old and never looked back. We never kept him from her.. she just chose to not be in his life. I can't change how he is acting towards us... although I hate it. I have 15 presents under the tree for my grandson though. Some of them are from family members on my side of the family that sent them to me to give to him.
My husband told me to quit moping around about it.... and forget it! Easier said than done!

I tried a white tree this year... I kinda like it.... it was cheap from Wally world... I still have 3 filled stockings too for my son and his family....

Sharing with you this pretty little glass bowl I found at a flea market! Pretty huh?
We had almost 30 people here on Dec. 18th for Christmas this year. My son and family didn't come to that either.... missed them.. but.....???? what do you do... but pray!

This pic is me in some of my 10's. They were straight out of the dryer... but still loose.

I think I have gotten so comfortable being slimmer than what I have been for years that I have just GOTTEN COMPLACENT!

I hit 169 about a week ago and stayed there until TOM showed.

169 put me at almost 53 lbs down. My highest weight was last yr at 221.8.

I measure my waist, baby belly, bra band, upper arms, thighs, hips and above knees and I have lost over 50 inches.

I was a 20 and now I am a loose 10 or tight 8...

I am still overweight... I still need to lose.

I have not strength trained for 2 weeks.

SO HERE are a few new MINI GOALS FOR the next 10 days.

ST each day working diff. body parts.
GET BACK ON MY EATING PLAN 100 percent and quit messing around.
DRINK my water every day... and quit farting around there too!

GET MY HEAD out of the clouds... and get WITH IT!

SO DO YOU HAVE some mini goals... IF NOT make some and do what it takes to meet them!

This pic is of my 19 yr. old that lives here at home and goes to our local college and of my grandson that I never get to see. We were at a relatives' house and my 24 yr old was there too so we got to see Jaezyn that day.

Here is my last pic.. of my Frenchie with her stuffed puppy! ISN'T she cute... she has now gone to her forever home.... (we raise bulldogs for those of you who didn't know... for over 13 yrs)

I love Baby PUPPIES..... I am always getting to spoil new babies... they are so sweet!

THANKS for reading!

I appreciate your support!

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    WOW WOW WOW! Size 8's!?! That's amazing lady! You have done it! You SURELY have!
    3186 days ago
    You are looking absolutely fantastic!

    That candy dish makes me hungry. Reminds me of the curly red and white Christmas candy. Sweet memories...

    I have at least one dog that is nearing going to his forever home. The vet tech told me today that "You must love your dogs to put up with what you are putting up with, cause I would put him down by now". Yeah, I do get tired of the pooping around the house, but I only have him once, and I am trying to enjoy him for as long as he is still enjoying life. And, he does. I still have to laugh at how much attitude that little dog has for being deaf, blind, having dementia and congestive heart failure. He will still take my younger dog down if he tries to bully him; he will just push him down and sit on him. So funny. He may be old but he is still 'top dog' ; - D

    3188 days ago
    What a nice blog. You are doing AWESOME!!!
    About your son-- I know its hard right now, but he will come around. My friend kinda did the same to her adoptive parents but eventually learned who her REAL family was. Now her mom is her mom and her birth mom is "that woman" lol
    3190 days ago
    3193 days ago
    You look like a totally different person from last Dec. Congrats. Sorry about your son,,,heartbreaking,,,,

    Keep up the hard work!
    3195 days ago
    Having missed this was I ever missing out! Please forgive me for this, as it is outstanding! Your heart and soul feelings come through, with photos attached that make it even more personal. Very nice! Sherlyn, I have a song softly playing in my head and coming from my heart this moment..."ANGELS AMONG US." You are one of those angels in my life, and for that I thank you.

    My Love Always,
    ~Diane~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3196 days ago
    Wow, missed posting a Merry Christmas to you ..& a Happy New Year! I love the new pictures, you don't even look like the same person. The hair style is gorgeous,...

    I can totally relate to the 3 lbs up & down [especially, during Christmas & New Years]; Thanksgiving, I did great.., but all the gifts of food and desserts [ugh] ...I did good enough but not perfect. Thankfully within a day or two of the new year I had it all back off and then yesterday [or was it the day before] I got to report 50 lbs off. (Sure is a good feeling and yet I still have so far to go...)

    I need to get over this lazy streak though.. as I've not been moving enough [forgoing exercise again] counting all regular chores and activities as my about excuse making. grr! I know I need to refocus, get my mind geared towards it... maybe, find a few good threads or motivational blogs to get my mind back on track. Time to look up those [that I know are on here], who are dedicated to exercise come hell or high water. emoticon I know it's going to take a lot for me to get really! (So, if you have any favorites let me I need all the help I can get.)
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    Again, thanks for sharing ... I love reading your blogs and seeing all the pictures!!! emoticon emoticon
    3197 days ago

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  • MINDY502
    Congratulations on your success this far. You look great.
    3198 days ago
    I love your hair! Congratulations on the 22 years of marriage! I'm so proud of you!

    3198 days ago
    YUP Almost counts! emoticon

    You look amazing! So awake and vibrant!
    3199 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2011 4:45:45 PM
    Sheylyn - we have lots in common. You are doing remarkably well! I am so proud of you, and to know you as a spark friend!
    3199 days ago
    You are truly an inspiration. YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! I bet you feel that way too. ;)
    3200 days ago
  • CAROLYN1213
    Way to go girl!!!!! You are right, though, complacency can sneak right up on you. At first I thought I was just being comfortable with my body at a smaller size and didn't need to set 'weight loss goals" and then I realize I was not setting goals to improve my health and fitness either. I was slid right into complacency, which soon became let down my expectations. Well, that lasted all of six weeks, as soon as I started feeling a little extra pinch an inch above my waist line I jumped right back into action!
    3200 days ago
    Wow Sherlyn, you look amazing. I am so proud of you and your commitment to this plan. I am back on track and will be joining you in the 160s in the near future, lol. I am using the Nutrition and Fitness Tracker to keep me honest and will be on our team site multiple times a day. And yes, I am doing the challenge, today is day 3!

    I didn't know you had an adopted do I. My one and only son is 20 and the love of my life, although he too can push my buttons to the point of insanity. We flew to Chicago and brought him home when he was 27 days old. Your son will come around, have faith.

    Hugs to you Sherlyn,
    Mary Ann
    3203 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Girlfriend, you're smokin' hot! Almost DOES count...I LOVE your new attitude which resonates with confidence. DH needs to be worried...He better hurry and join you on your healthy lifestyle as you're getting younger each month.

    Jeans not to tight from what I can tell...How do you get into 10's or even tight 8's when I am still in 12's after a year...It's my big middle eastern hips that get in the way between me and my jeans that I only still yearn to wear. I did buy a new pair of jeans last month and love them, but they're already tight from weight I put on that IS coming of this week.

    Kepp up the great work...Loose 8's around the corner...
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    3204 days ago
    you look great! and i bet those 8s fit just fine! :D
    hope youre doing well girl! take care!
    3206 days ago
    You are Gorgeous!! emoticon emoticon
    3206 days ago
  • CYNTHIAF1976
    Wow! I love it! You are a true inspiration! I'm going to add you as a friend to help me keep my motivation up. Thank You!!!! Cindy
    3207 days ago
    You look amazing! Love the hair too.
    3208 days ago
    Wear your new size 8s with pride and they will loosen up a little, too. You look fabulous, dahling............

    Give your other son some time to resolve his conflicted thoughts and don't load him with guilt for his actions! Load him with your ongoing love for him and in time he will come around. emoticon
    3208 days ago
  • CATHM26
    Awesome job - good for you!
    3208 days ago
    You look amazing...congrats on getting great results in 2010!
    3208 days ago
    SO happy for your success!

    My parents always have a white tree... my mom has had an all white, red, and crystal tree for the last 10 or so years. I love it, as it just seems to glow from the inside out!
    3208 days ago
    you look truly incredible, what a transformation. i'm sorry to hear about your family issues, i am sending you positive energy to overcome those challenges. best of luck in the new year!!
    3208 days ago
  • OLSEN9310
    you look fabulous! sounds like you are all set for success in happy for you and can't wait to continue reading your blogs in the new year!
    3208 days ago
    You look amazing! What a difference a year has made in your life, it's soo inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
    3208 days ago
    You look great! What a difference a year made :)
    3208 days ago
    WOW, Sherlyn!! You look AMAZING! I love the comparison pics from last year to this-- you look so much younger!!! I think the 8's look GREAT on you-- your 10's are for sure too baggy! Sorry to hear about your MIA son.... I know (to some extent) what you mean... my brother has been MIA for many years, after he moved out of my Mom's house in high school and refused to talk to her for almost a year (super mature, huh?). Now he's struggling with school, dropped out, back in, dropped out, and we don't even know where he's living.... He SAID he was going to join us for Christmas day with the family but then didn't show up all day. It was disheartening. It's sad when family members we love and have supported for so long seem to just ditch out for no reason.

    I love your new hair cut/color, too!! Looks beautiful!

    Your goals are great ones to start the year!! Pretty soon those 8's will be baggy too!!! Wow!! How amazing! I've been up 2 down 2 up 2 down 2 for the past couple weeks, too, but I guess that's okay since I'm just trying to stay around the same weight now.

    Have a fab New Years!! Thanks for being such an amazing friend!!
    3208 days ago
  • DANGEL117
    You Look AMAZING! Happy New Year!!!
    3209 days ago
    Love the new haircut! You're still doin' emoticon !!
    Have a safe New Year's!

    3209 days ago
    Wow! The pictures tell it all. You look wonderful. Keep up the good work.
    3209 days ago
  • BUGSMOM211
    OMG...You wear those size 8's everywhere!! You look fabulous. emoticon emoticon
    3209 days ago
    You look WONDERFUL! It shows in so many ways! I wish you continued success in 2011! I'm also thinking of you with your issues with your son, I will keep you in my prayers. Happy new year!!!!
    3209 days ago
    Love the blog and all the pics Sherlyn! I bought a size 8 jeggings (hey, they are stretchy but still a size 8) for $8 at JC Penney over the holidays and I am so thrilled I can wear them. I know today's size 8 is yesterday's size 12, but it still feels great to me! I am so sorry about your grandson. Pray things will get better for you there. Keep up the great work! emoticon
    3209 days ago
    CONGRATS and you look amazing! I did a face comparison of last Christmas and it does show a very big change when you put them side by side!

    Keep it up!
    3209 days ago

    You are such a warm inspiration!!! Proud of you girl!

    3209 days ago
    Loved this blog, great confidence and yet a bit vulnerable too.
    You are right in ignoring the hubby being hateful at times, his insecurities are his, and his alone. He will come around.
    I am sorry your son is being that way, but I know from experience that all we can do is be there for them when they are ready to come back. No matter how much they hurt us, they are still our kids and we love them.
    You are doing so amazing, I am going to start posting success pictures in 2011. I love looking at yours and they are so inspiring. Hopefully i will inspire in the new year.
    Keep up the great work!!!
    3209 days ago
    You now look 20years younger!!! Way to go on your weight are a real inspiration! Thanks for your blog!
    3209 days ago
    Thanks again for the insights and being willing to share your thoughts as well as pictures. A blessing as always. Prayer does work and the Lord is so GOOD to us. My husband was really down yesterday (and I was taking it personally even though it wasn't a lot to do with me) and the Lord sent him two incredible blessings through his two best friends. I told him he ought to write it down; he said he wouldn't forget, and he won't forget the bare facts but I know he will forget the emotions and the details. I guess that means that I need to be a good wife and write about it myself for him. Only I can't see in his head. Oh, well. Keep praying and go on loving your son. That is what he needs and practically speaking, that will keep the grandson in your life at least a little.
    3209 days ago
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    Have a heathy and happy 2011!!!
    3209 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss!!! You look fantastic!!! You should be so proud of yourself.

    Sorry to hear about your recent relationship with your older son. Give it time - and he will return. Sometimes it takes awhile for children to realize how lucky they've been and how much they need us!!

    I hope the New Year is great - keep on Sparking because we all need each other.
    3209 days ago
    You look like a whole new person. You seriously look 20 years younger than you did before. Congrats on all your progress! A size 8 is awesome!
    3209 days ago
    Great job on all of the weight lose. You look great.
    3209 days ago
    Congrats on your progress! Great pics! I agree with the person that said you looked 10 years younger!(than last year at this time!) I'm at the same place as you size wise, and don't feel comfortable wearing the size 8 jeans my friend gave me! We'll get there! Good luck with your son, and your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3209 days ago
    You look great! Yes, I know about complacency... I need to set some goals too and begin afresh! All the best in 2011!
    3209 days ago
    emoticon Your hard work has not only benefited you with the blessing of a new awesome look but is inspiring to the rest of us! I wish I was close enough to give you emoticon ! You look great! After seeing your latest pictures it inspired me to go exercise.

    Thank you for sharing! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary of 22 years. That is another emoticon blessing in your life! There are not so many people today that get that far. These are some wonderful positives to focus on.

    I have two grandsons that we didn't get to see for over a year because of family issues similar to yours. We kept the packages for Christmas and all the other holidays (even though they had outgrown some things) in a special spot until they came back into out life. It was a rough time for me. The joy that finally came when they showed up was indescribable! God got me (us) through that time and gave me things to focus on that were positive and uplifting. I know the mental causes physical pain as well, but emoticon . You and your situation are at the top of my prayer list now.

    Know that your energies are paying off and you have gathered a following that needs and wants you and the inspiration you radiate! Keep smiling sunshine emoticon and work on showing off the 8's from behind. lol emoticon
    3209 days ago
    You look fantastic! Keep it up. And as for your son...hopefully he will come around soon. He'll figure it out. Take care.
    3210 days ago
    Fit and fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3210 days ago
    Wow, girl, you look AWESOME! Don't you just love how things that start out tight now get loose as you lose/firm? I love, love, love the pictures! To be given all those clothes...that is truly a blessing.

    About your son...I was the custodial parent and my ex was not in the picture much, but every time he was, my kids had to go through an adjustment period when they got back home. I think probably this is what is going on and there are all these years to account for for him, and no, it is not fair, but prayer DOES work miracles.
    3210 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    Size 8 after 22 years of marriage?! That is one LUCKY hubby emoticon
    Then I saw your before and after photos - WOO HOO emoticon you are REALLY rocking it! emoticon emoticon
    Stay young and have fun with any new puppies! emoticon
    3210 days ago
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