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Update and Girlfriend Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Vlog is 15 minutes long. Weight is 3 minutes long.

I had Girlfriends' Weekend last weekend and lost the least amount on the 5% challenge that I have this season. I'm down .2. I ate pretty much anything I wanted. I made my choices and you live with your choices! Back on track. The next big thing is Tuesday for my anniversary. We're going to a restaurant I know I can get food on plan. I'll have a glass of champagne of course.

Weight is going well.

I am glad that I stepped down from a Leadership role on the 5% challenge. Work is nuts. I am also very glad that I am with the Casual Travelers. There are days I get home and just fall into bed. I don't post every day but catch up with a few days all at once for posting. I think the Casual Travelers was a good plan for this go-round.

I hope you're doing amazingly well. Tell me how you're doing in the comments below.

Remember, regardless of what the scale says we are doing this. You are doing this. The only way you fail is if you stop. You are more than the scale. You are worthy of love and this self care. We are doing this. It's not we CAN do it or we WILL do it. We ARE doing this!

As always more in the vlog than I type up.

As promised, here is the photo of me all bundled up at the rooftop bar.
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    I also struggled this go around the scales is bouncing around and soon days i wanted to give to give up but You pop into my head telling your favorite lines and i dust off and gt my self moving. thankful i have you cheering on to the finish . thanks also for being a Bloomsday Cheer leader you go me up the hill along with several other Spark cheer leaders. hope you stop by the blog when you have time thanks for your great reminders to keep going. emoticon
    361 days ago
    Make it a priority to fill your eyes and mind with people, places and images that inspire you.
    366 days ago
    Lookin fabulous! Girlfriend weekend sounds wonderful. Did you see the season finale for Scandal?
    367 days ago
    Hello Dawn! I love when you vlog. LIke someone above said, it's like chatting and catching up with a girlfriend. So glad you had fun with the thrift stores! You got some great finds. I love that gold top! AND, agree that your hair looks fine. I hear you about growing it out - I think I mentioned that I switched hair people because I wanted to have more natural color. And mine has changed too, I sooo can relate to the straight hair wanting curly thing. Mine has waves now too. I never shaved my head though. I missed that story! Bring a gal up to speed!

    Happy anniversary. How many is this? emoticon
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    372 days ago
  • ODAT1117
    Happy Anniversary! And I'm glad you had a good time on your girls weekend.

    Keep moving forward!! :-)

    372 days ago
    Welcome home I'm glad you had a good getaway. You have a great sense of humor. emoticon
    I love your vlogs it's like you're visiting with your girlfriends. emoticon Yes you make me smile.
    Have a great week. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    373 days ago
    I love thrift store shopping ... it's such an adventure.

    I have purged my closets of allllllll clothes that are too big and that do not fit me perfect AND I must dearly love them. It is soooooo freeing. And makes getting dressed so much more FUN.
    373 days ago
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    373 days ago
    I am sooooooooo tired at work today from my concert adventures last night but your vlog brought a big smile to my face!! emoticon

    Not sloppy and growing out, you're two inches in, go for the gold... i mean silver! :D

    You are SO cute. Happy almost anniversary!! emoticon
    374 days ago
    Love your attitude and your post. emoticon emoticon
    374 days ago
    It sounds as if your girls' trip was fun, and you got some great clothes. I hope we see a picture of you in your green bustier on the anniversary night! And good for you for removing something from your closet for each thing you add, AND for your three guidelines. I think your hair is fine the way it is, the natural color is beautiful and yes, although it looks like you're growing it out, it's not a drastic difference in color.
    374 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I like the photo!!!
    374 days ago
    What a pleasure it was to hear about your adventures. Thrift stores are almost as fun as yard sales which I love to go to. You just never know what your going to buy. On another note, I have reached my goal but I am afraid to stray too far from the amount of calories (1200) that I ate to get to where I am. One day I will be brave enough to venture into maintenance. See you next week-end.
    374 days ago
    Love the photo! Glad you had a good weekend with the girlfriends.
    374 days ago
    Happy Anniversary emoticon I am doing very well thanks to my dietary aide job 12000 or more steps a day did a double and got 20000 . I am at my lowest weight in years because i sometimes miss lunch but once my body gets used to all this activity I am going to be in big trouble with the eating lol , I love the picture of you at the roof top bar glad you had a great time on girls weekend emoticon
    374 days ago
    Your Ladies Weekend sounds like it was a great time!! You got some nice deals at the thrift store! My parents had moved to Florida, where there is a store called Beall's (pronounced Bell's). They would have sales ALL the time, and my Mom would go at least once a week and comb through their 75% off racks and always find something!!

    I think you should let your hair grow in. Every time I go to my hair dresser, he comments on how there's more and more silver and grey in my hair. He sees it because he's trained to see it. I just see blonde hair with a little more shimmer to it. Oh, and because grey hair is more course than regular hair, I now have slightly more "oomph!" to my hair, or as I like to say, more fiber! That's nice to deal with considering I have always had baby fine, pin straight hair.

    The scale is not my friend this 5% challenge. I started on insulin, and my weight has steadily crept up ever since. I go see the counselor on Tuesday, and I'll ask her about it, but I'm continuing to watch what I eat.
    We'll see what she has to say!

    Happy anniversary! Enjoy your date night!!
    374 days ago
    Love your blanket/coat. I am hanging in there.
    374 days ago
    Ooh-la-la! Fancy lady!

    How am I doing? Well, I have been worried about my SparkFriend PersistentTim. He's been in the hospital and he hasn't been eating. So if anyone reading this could please send up a prayer for him, it would be greatly appreciated! emoticon emoticon

    And my friend's dad is in the hospital as well, not doing at all well, if you could pray for him too.

    I haven't been sleeping well at all, very hyper feeling with all of this going on. And eating weird! Not necessarily too much, but just super weird. Maybe too much cocoa, though!
    374 days ago
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