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Visible and noticeable changes (and food, and flowers)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today I woke up (very sore) and stumbled into the bathroom. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and almost did a double-take. My jawline is much more pronounced... as are my shoulderblades. My stomach is visibly smaller than it was just about a month ago.

I may not have been losing the most weight ever, but all of my hard work is definitely paying off. I am looking forward to the next weigh in (next Wed) because I have been really pushing hard on the cardio this week--aiming for 200 minutes. I'm at 67 so far, with 33 more to come tonight.

Today I did a partial water change in my water garden, for my fishies' comfort while the tank cycles. Carrying 5 gallons of water around my apartment several times was surprisingly good strength training, lol. I also scrubbed off the algae from the tank which took a while, but was totally worth it; since the tank is a translucent blue color, I can see them swimming around again without the impairment of opaque green stuff. I really should post pics but I am waiting for something to bloom first...

Tonight we had an amazing dinner. I picked up some fresh-made ravioli and garlic marinara at the North Market (lobster, asparagus, and asiago-sun-dried-tomato ravioli, to be specific), a loaf of 9 grain bread, some fresh local veggies, and fruits.

My bf also got me some gorgeous flowers emoticon.

Here are a few pics:

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(This was his portion, mine was a little smaller)

Life is good, and I feel great (another noticeable change, from someone who, so recently and for far too long, has been in a deep slump). I feel strong, and my energy levels are much higher than normal emoticon

Off to do some cardio!!!
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  • SNUGGLES2010
    Good for you! Your meal looks so yummy!
    3341 days ago
  • ROSALIEESTHER
    Fantastic! Fabulous! Far Out!!!!! You are such an inspiration.

    I'm so happy for you. You are making absolutely beautiful meals too and that is so important.

    Thanks for sharing your really great news. emoticon
    3341 days ago
  • SIMPLY_SHAWNDA
    Wow! what an awesome looking meal...I would love to see your fish! I have 7 goldfish 3 I have had for 9 years....2 for 6 years and the last 2 for about 3 years...I love love fish!...anyway keep up the great work! I know it feels good to see the change in the mirror you have been working hard to achieve...you are very inspirational indeed! Stay strong! Shawnda
    3341 days ago
  • BUTRFLY_FREEDOM
    OMG emoticon That is so emoticon !!!!! Congrats!!!!
    3342 days ago
  • DESI1999
    Wow!! I am impressed by the beauty of your meal and how healthy it is. Great job. I can't wait to experience the shock from looking at myself in the mirror after losing weight. You should be so proud. Congrats!!! emoticon
    3342 days ago
  • VALKYRIA-
    Thanks, I am not a chef but I do enjoy cooking and I really want to get a real camera because I am interested in food photography ... these were taken using my iPad, lol
    3342 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/28/2011 6:48:41 PM
  • PRINCESS_PIA
    Wow your meals all look so professional and presented beautifully. Are you a chef? I am so impressed. I hope I can learn to cook like that.
    3342 days ago
  • LOTUSBURGER
    YEAH!! GREAT JOB!!
    What a sweet BF!
    3342 days ago
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