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11/27/20
Friday, November 27, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday, I brought takeout to my parents' apartment for Thanksgiving lunch together. I parked on the street, and called my dad to ask him if he could help me bring everything in. When he came out, he screamed at me, saying I parked too far f... Read more
11/25/20
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      5 comments

This is my 3rd straight day wearing contacts! The 1st day, I was miserable...I could feel them in, and my eyes kept watering. The 2nd day was much better. Today, I had virtually no issues!!! I think I can do this!!! I only have 1 pair of th... Read more
No Longer Overweight, And NSV!
Saturday, November 21, 2020      15 comments

Today, I weighed in at 149.5 pounds, so I am officially no longer overweight!!! :') I called my parents and sister to tell them the good news. :) I remember thinking I would never be able to reach a healthy weight--that I wouldn't have the willp... Read more
11/20/20
Friday, November 20, 2020      6 comments

Yesterday, I finally had my appointment with a therapist from my new health insurance. She told me it's completely normal to fear rejection in the dating scene. She assured me that she accepts the LGBT community, which was a relief. But unfor... Read more
11/18/20
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      6 comments

I had a follow up telephone appointment with my physical medicine doctor today. I told him how my shoulder pain and tingling have greatly improved. :) He told me to contact him if my symptoms get worse in 3 months, but that he thinks I will con... Read more
11/16/20
Monday, November 16, 2020      8 comments

This morning, my current dentist's receptionist called me to give me the 2 quotes for my smile makeover. I honestly wasn't sure if she would actually call me back, so I'm grateful she did. She was polite, but her tone wasn't warm (which didn't... Read more
Worst Day Of The Year So Far
Friday, November 13, 2020      14 comments

Today was the worst day of the year (so far) for me. This morning, I had a consultation with my dentist for a smile makeover. I think my teeth are a little yellow, and I want to whiten them. To prepare for my consultation, I created a Mic... Read more
11/11/20
Wednesday, November 11, 2020      5 comments

Happy Veterans Day! I have good news! I can now fit into size XL tops and jackets!! Yesterday, after work, I went to JCPenney, and exchanged the 3 XXL puffer jackets I bought recently for XL ones!! I'm in love with my new jackets!!! :) I... Read more
11/6/20
Friday, November 06, 2020      11 comments

Yesterday, I saw my family doctor (LOVE her!). Due to my improving health, she is going to gradually taper down my medications. :D I told her how my feet have sometimes been mildly tingling at night. She reached out to neurology, and they said... Read more
11/2/20
Monday, November 02, 2020      10 comments

I live with my best friend in her new house, and pay dirt cheap rent (for LA). Yesterday, she said that she's going to write on our lease that she will never raise the rent. :') I feel so blessed!!! Because of this, there's really no financial... Read more
Got The Promotion!
Friday, October 30, 2020      11 comments

I got my last GS promotion today!!! :D Thank God! I need the money! I am officially 10 pounds away from my goal weight!!! Early this week, one of my coworkers mentioned how she can tell I'm losing weight! :) I asked her which part of me l... Read more
10/24/20
Saturday, October 24, 2020      9 comments

My hair has been frizzy lately, so I'll need to look into a product for that. I still haven't been cooking much. To be honest, I'm worried that cooking a lot might be a trigger for me (to overeat), and I WILL NOT go into the 160s again! ... Read more
"Julie and the Phantoms"
Friday, October 23, 2020      4 comments

I gave "Julie and the Phantoms" another chance, and watched the second episode with my roommate. We're glad we did, because we're obsessed with the show now!!! Forget about the silly premise, and give the series a shot! I love musicals, and w... Read more
10/18/20
Sunday, October 18, 2020      9 comments

I am doing well! Last week, my boss gave me a very favorable annual review. :) I have been applying the 2 ointments the dermatologist recommended to the red marks on my nose bridge, and the redness is fading!!! :D I am also continuing to do my ... Read more
Thank You
Monday, October 12, 2020      7 comments

I just want to thank all the Sparkers who left such kind comments on my last blog. I was in a dark place yesterday...lately, I've been down about not being in my 20s anymore, and I've been noticing how I've aged (skin isn't as youthful, etc.). ... Read more

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