I’m saying goodbye…

…to this blog.  But I’ve been working on a new blog that suits me a little better…so go check it out!

My new blog can be found here.  I am starting a new program that I am excited about so I’m sure I’ll have a bunch to say over the next few weeks.

Be sure to change my link if you have it saved someplace so you can keep up with the final stretch of my weight loss journey.  I am loving being a part of the Sisterhood and can’t wait for the next challenge!  See you on the flip side of the bloggy world!

*If there is anyone who follows me, leave me a message and I’ll add you to my bloglist so I can keep up with your journey too!

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I’m a winner…and I never said thank you!

A few weeks back I won a prize from Shrinking Jeans on one of the Wednesday WI’s.  I got it in the mail a  few weeks ago, and never got around to posting about it.  Yippee…so excited!  never won anything from an online contest before!

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I got the Lite ‘N Up: Laugh Yourself Skinny book from Plain White Press.  It is pretty witty and has made me chuckle several times since I opened the package.  It’s got places to journal and track your daily progress, but I have to admit I like the snarky phrases  and jokes in between the best.  Gives you a new outlook on some things.

My favorite is: “Inside every thin person is a fat person waiting to get out and ruin your life.”

So thank you Shrinking Jeans and Plain White Press!  I appreciate it!

Where have you been ladybug?

It’s been a crazy week, haven’t even had time to update about my weigh-in this week….which was up .4 in case you are wondering. I had a wedding and baby shower this weekend and caved to some sweets and rich foods. Sorry purple team-wish I could have posted a loss for the final weigh-in!

I am soo tried and hardly have had any sleep this week. We are having plumbing issues at home, had to get the septic tank pumped $$$ and now a plumber is coming today (hopefully) to figure out why nothing is draining into the now empty septic tank (hoping he doesn’t find more problems and not too many $$$ will be handed to him). Had to go to family’s homes for showers and use a cup to brush our teeth and toss it outside…so inconvenient and annoying. Hard to sleep when you are worrying about “poo sludge” coming up thru the floor drain right?

Anywho, maybe no-one has even noticed I haven’t posted anything for a while, but just wanted to let the world know I am still around, doing ok and almost losing my mind at the same time. Hope to get back on track with exercising and watching the scale go down again…once all the madness settles!

I did want to thank my purple teammates, each of them dealt with their own struggles during this challenge and I think it’s a great thing that we all ended the challenge lighter than when we started. Maybe we weren’t the biggest shrinkers…but we did indeed shrink so I am proud of us for that. They are all strong and witty women who have a lot of balls in the air and children to go with them! Thanks for being a positive influence on my weight loss and bringing me a chuckle and smile from day to day!

Wednesday Weigh-In Week 6

Its Wednesday and I’m not getting any younger….so it’s time to report my weigh in for the challenge over at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

I weighed in yesterday morning since I knew I would be enjoying some tasty treats for my birthday last night. I am down 1.4 lbs this week to 148.2 lbs. Glad I’m going back in the right direction again…it sucked to have to report a gain last week.

This next week will be a challenge. I have rehearsal and my cousin’s wedding on Saturday that I am in so I’m sure there will be lots of temptations there. Don’t see myself getting overwhelmed by it all, will probably be nervous to make my MOH speech to eat anything!

Let’s see if TEAM PURPLE can climb back up a couple of notches this week!

It’s my Birthday!!!

Today is my birthday…and it’s a bittersweet day. I lost my mother in October and the last 24 hours have been pretty emotional. She always called me on my birthday and sang happy birthday to me…I will miss that so much…among everything else I miss about her. I won’t get that call this year and it’s gonna be hard not to cry every time my cell phone rings today.

But on a lighter note (definite pun intended people) I am proud to say that I have lost 41.4 lbs since my birthday last year! That’s over 165 sticks of butter, more than 8-5lb barbells and the equivalent of a 1st grader gone from the scales!

I still have a ways to go to reach my final goal where I want to maintain, but I am proud to be able to say I lost 40 lbs in the last year! That’s something to be proud of.

Here is a comparison from my birthday last year to this morning before heading into work. Can you tell a difference? I can…I am shrinking!!!

My one wish for the next year is to learn to relax and not stress about what I can’t predict or change. To enjoy the day and every breathe that I take instead of worrying about how many I have left. To make a decision about whether or not I think I will be a great mother and if I want to spread my seed and try to have a baby (if my seeds haven’t withered up because I’m getting so old). I hope to enjoy and spend more time with all of those people in my life that bless me with their love and support more than I ever have and thank them for including me as special part of their life. I also hope to reach my weight loss goal and start running…yeah I know big goals! But if I can make it thru this last year then I can do anything!

Thank you all for your support along my journey!

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Uh…my snack is trying to tell me something

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I guess I know it’s REALLY time to get back on track when my afternoon snack tells me what I already should have known.

Tomorrow I have a date with Jillian….it’s been too long since we’ve hung out and sweat.

Wednesday Weigh-In Week 5

Its Wednesday again already….time to weigh in for the challenge over at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

I am disgusted to say I am up to 149.6 this week…WTF!!!!  Thats 2.4 lbs up from last week.  Dropped my total loss for the challenge to 3.4 lbs….not a step in the right direction.

I didn’t work out once this week…not once single time.  Started up again on Monday and my thighs are killing me so I’m sure some of the gain is from my muscles holding whatever it is they hold when they are sore.  I splurged on some treats this weekend and only had a few beers but didn’t overdo it like I have in the past.  So I expected to see a pound or so gain….but not almost 2 and a half flippin’ pounds…that just bites the big one.

Sucks.  Sorry TEAM PURPLE