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Curves Complete Round 2 & Before Photos

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wow, I just looked back and it has been since September since I've posted a real blog. I've posted short ones here and there asking for people's help or opinions but none of my own thoughts in several months.

I've missed all of my Spark friends and I'm sorry for my absence. I wasn't in a place that I wanted to lose weight or watch what I was eating so being on Spark wasn't the right avenue for me, I would have only been detrimental to all of you who are working so hard. I have renewed motivation though and I'm excited to get back with the program. It's not a New Year's resolution because I typically don't set those but I am just ready. I'll be running a half marathon in March and I've really got to buckle down and get in shape for that and just be healthier.

I thought about changing my name to something about running to help motivate me but I didn't want anyone to not be able to find me so I'm just sticking with Bridgieee. This year will be the year of the run though :) Maybe I will make a blog about that later as encouragement to myself.

I signed up for Curves Complete last night and will officially start the diet on Monday. Last year when I did the Curves Complete diet I lost 25 lbs and felt so great! Then my husband came home from Kuwait and I slowly put on 15 lbs of it. So the good news is that I'm still "down" just not as much as I would like. Last year's goal was to lose 33 lbs (I was shy of it by 8 lbs) this year my goal is to lose 21 so I realllllly hope I can do it! I know it will be harder with the hubs at home but he is going to diet too so we are going to support each other.

I had Cole take before pics of me last night so here they are...

I'm 5'6 which I consider pretty average for a woman but I know I look really short in these pics. I think it is the combo of the length of the pants and the fact that Cole was taking the pics from above and down so it made me look shorter. I was disgusted by all the back rolls but it was also a good wake up call. I didn't have official "before photos" last year when I did it so I'm excited to be able to look back and see the changes.

I'm nervous and excited about the diet. I'm hoping it will give me more energy in order to train more. My life has been so hectic the last six months that I've barely given myself any me time to take care of myself so now is that time.

Good luck to everyone on your journey, I'm here for you and I know you'll be here for me!
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  • MAGPIE17
    It definitely makes a difference when your partner is on-board. When one person's trying to eat healthier and exercise and their partner's not making any changes, it can be difficult to stay motivated. You've got this!
    1989 days ago
    So great you are taking this real step for yourself. Back at it, girl! You can do it. And you rock anyway, remember? emoticon
    1989 days ago
    Glad your back at it. I'm looking forward to reading more about your 'year of runs' :)
    1989 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    emoticon BACK! Sounds like you're back with renewed vigor. emoticon

    1989 days ago

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    1989 days ago
    Glad to hear you're back with determination! You can do it -- especially with a running goal!
    1990 days ago
    In some ways--harder with hubby home--you'll be making more food. BUT you won't need to emotionally eat cause he is HERE! Good luck--just do one day at a time!
    1990 days ago
  • ANNIE1114
    emoticon I hope that you meet your goal.
    1990 days ago
    Pictures are a great motivator for me. And when I start to see changes it really renews the motivation too. I plan on running a half marathon (my first) this year too, in October. Have you done one before?

    Here is to a great 2013!! emoticon
    1990 days ago
    You're going to rock it!!!!! Funny...I'm with my boy friend every other week and I have a hard time staying on track when I'm at his place. I finally just figured that even if I'm eating something I probably shouldn't, I don't have to eat the whole portion and I can add extra veggies. It's helping. You'll find what works for you though. So glad you're back! Hey...on a side note, I'm working on my 2013 b-day list and completed the first one today. Can't thank you enough for getting me started on this. Love it!!!
    1990 days ago
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