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170.6 Pounds! 180 Pounds LOST!

Friday, April 11, 2014

So I chose today to weigh-in and oh my goodness today is a GREAT day. Here at the numbers:

Weight: 170.6 lbs.
Body Fat %: 27.2
Water %: 54.0
Muscle %: 40.6
Bone Mass: 4.6

So I've gone down from 172 pounds :) Almost there! My goal weight is 168 and then I can go from there. I think 165 or even 160 would be awesome but 168 is my goal weight for right now.

To reward reaching my goal weight I'm going to do a professional photo shoot with a local photographer. There are so many but I've had my eye of a few but one in particular. The one I want to shoot with just had an unfortunate event happen to her... her 1964 Biscayne car that her and her husband just got 2 months ago was crashed into by a hit and run driver. Her insurance, Geico, will not cover anything unless there is a car + driver which is completely insane since she does have witnesses and a police report. So in order to raise money for repairs she is offering photo shoots at a discount and offering packages she usually doesn't over. The shoot comes with hair, makeup, wardrobe, styling, and 12 or 15 edits depending on which package you choose. I messaged her and asked a few questions and she was super sweet and so helpful. She gave me examples of what a fantasy look would be and it is basically a more stylized shoot. The first package is $350 for 1 fantasy look, 12 edits, hair, makeup, styling, and will be at her studio. The second package is $450 for 2 fantasy looks, 15 edits, hair, makeup, styling, and will also be in her studio. I'm not sure which package to go with... any suggestions? Package 1 or package 2? She sent me a paypal invoice for a $100.00 deposit to get me on the books so I went ahead and paid the deposit. The rest won't be due until my shoot which will hopefully be in June. I'm beyond excited that this opportunity arose when it did because these are amazing prices compared to what she usually charges.

Yesterday I walked to meet my boyfriend at the mechanic shop for the oil change and I'm not sure how I managed it but I walked right past the shop and walked almost 8 blocks out of the way. The good side is I got an extra long walk walking pretty fast. The bad side was I was exhausted and the mechanic ended up having to cancel the appointment because he didn't have room at the time since he had a lot of cars in the shop. We ended up going to AAA to pay our insurance for the entire year so at least we got something done. The mechanic said to come down today so I'm going to give him a call before we head over to make sure he can take us.

Tonight's dinner is going to be green beans, rice a roni long grain & wild rice, chicken breast marinated in mccormick baja citrus grill mates, and probably some toast. I was going to do sauteed red potatoes with onions, garlic, and rosemary but just not feeling up to doing all of that after my long walk yesterday. Tonight is gym night so I'll be doing weights, 15 minutes on the arc trainer, and 15 minutes on the treadmill. I've already done a 40 minute walk this morning and will be doing a 30 minute exercise this afternoon. I'm going to Safeway with my uncle to pick out some stuff for groceries. I made him a list with prices and marked items in the sales paper.
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    emoticon emoticon You are so worth it! Your picture should be on the cover of every inspirational magazine! Isn't it wonderful to reach your goal after so much hard work. you look so beautiful. God bless you! emoticon
    2309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2014 7:57:44 PM
    A photo shoot is a great reward! Go for what you can afford. If it's the bigger package, why not. You're worked hard. You better post some pics on Spark!!

    2309 days ago
    Great job!! You're going to look fabulous for your photo shoot!
    2309 days ago
  • MISSB8604
    Nicely done!
    2309 days ago
    emoticon Your weight loss is amazing. I love the idea of having a photograph taken. What a nice way to reward yourself. On top of it all, your plans for supper sound delicious and healthy. Keep up the great work.

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    2310 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    The insurance thing sounds hokey - but with Geico, anything is possible! Good luck with the photo shoot, and congrats on your milestone!
    2310 days ago
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    emoticon on your hard work!
    2310 days ago
  • TEAROSE22 fun reinventing ourselves...I am -193.6 with 90 plus to go.
    We are so proud of you. Wishing you continued success and every happiness.
    I'm going to do a photo shoot too.. In 2015.
    God Bless!
    2310 days ago
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    What a wonderful achievement. So proud of your efforts and commitment to the journey. The photo shoot sounds wonderful. Hope you have some wonderful outfits chosen to wear. I would suggest photo shoot one and taking some pictures at home with your own camera. You will probably get some wonderful shots at home or in a park if it's a nice day. When I see wedding photos those are the ones I always like best.
    2310 days ago
    Congrats on your amazing weight loss and your healthy habits! I know you are really looking forward to that goal, and I am sure you will be there in a week or two!
    2310 days ago
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    So proud of your progress. Almost there, girl!!! Feels great, doesn't it. God bless. Have a fantastic weekend. emoticon emoticon Judy
    2310 days ago
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    OMG That is so fantastic!! You are soooooooo close!!! I love your reward it sounds fun and you'll always have a visual reminder of your success!!
    2310 days ago
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