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I want to get back to where I was before...fit and loving life. I want to wake up with energy and feeling like I can tackle the world. I want to wear the styles that I admire, when I want to. I want to fit into the adorable pair of jeans in my closet that is just two sizes too small. I remember when I was a size 8-10 and I want to get back there.

I have struggled with my weight periodically over the years, but it wasnít until the year that I got married that I really put it on. I ...
I want to get back to where I was before...fit and loving life. I want to wake up with energy and feeling like I can tackle the world. I want to wear the styles that I admire, when I want to. I want to fit into the adorable pair of jeans in my closet that is just two sizes too small. I remember when I was a size 8-10 and I want to get back there.

I have struggled with my weight periodically over the years, but it wasnít until the year that I got married that I really put it on. I was eating out a lot and it was a stressful time; before I knew it I had put on a good forty pounds. I will never forget the agony of trying to pack for a honeymoon and finding out that a lot of my clothes either didnít fit or were super tight. After marriage there was an intense schedule of settling in to a completely new town and taking on raising two step-daughters. It was a happy time, but also a very stressful time.

I didnít realize how far I had fallen in taking care of myself until I was preparing to accompany my husband on a business trip the next spring and he got together with one of our daughters and told me that I needed to buy some new clothes in order to dress appropriately for an executiveís wife. It was then that I realized how far from what I wanted to look like that I was. Without realizing it I had slipped into a wardrobe of too-tight pants and jeans and t-shirts. The shopping trip that followed was torture as I tried on outfit after outfit that didnítí fit.

That was four years ago. I have made strides toward a better wardrobe (I finally accepted a larger size and bought new clothes) but my figure has always been a frustration to me. And I have endured a lot of ridicule from my size 2 daughter. I will never forget the day she walked into the bathroom to see me in a swimsuit and blurted out in disgust ďGrossĒ. Needless to say that hurt. And there have been many other similar experiences since that time. There have been times when it motivated me and other times when it just made me want to give up. It has seemed that even when I did try, nothing really did the trick to achieve weight loss. I lost a little weight when I started working at a coffee shop, but quickly gained it back when I switched to a desk job.

Now I am starting again, this time focusing on achieving what I want, just for me! Every time I am tempted to skip a workout, I remember what MY goals are! I remind myself how good it feels when I am in control of what I am eating and what I am doing to fill my time. I am working on achieving a fitness level that truly makes me feel energized and amazing! Ready to tackle anything and everything! I am working to make food my friend and not my slave master. Itís a daily battle, but a battle I know I can win! I am looking forward to slipping into a size 12 jeansÖ.or maybe even a size 10.

I know that my girls are watching my example, so I am determined to set a good example. Not only in my size, but in how I achieve it. I donít want them to pick up on an obsession with personal appearance, but instead a healthy way to live. And some day I hope to have a child of my own. Maybe losing weight will somehow make it easier to get pregnant. Who knows? It canít hurt.

I am also working to get my life organized and de-cluttered in other areas as well. The old dishes and dťcor items that I inherited from my husbandís ex, out they go!! They just hurt me every time I look at them, so why keep something that doesnít make me happy. My home should be a place of peace and relaxation! It should be filled with things that make me smile! Somehow I think that it all fits together; weight, exercise, healthy eating and living and maintaining an organized life in every area.
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TEENY_BIKINI
7/3/2015 10:33:39 PM

Have a great weekend!

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SGTCUPCAKE
6/28/2015 6:41:15 PM

Thanks for your sweet comments on my progress photo blog! I think it is awesome that you are feeling inspired. Heck I even surprised myself. After so many attempts with little success it is nice to find something that works



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HONEYBEESBLISS
6/25/2015 4:48:51 PM

LOL Ya I had to try a ton too I got lucky that one of those Tankini tops actually worked and I had to do the online thing because the selection places had didn't have anything that would hold the girls up and not turn me into a rectangle!!! LOL At least I have a couple of top options now! YAY! LOL



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SGTCUPCAKE
6/24/2015 10:17:29 PM

Girl, I'm working hard at getting this weight off! I am SO close to the 150s that i can taste the grilled chicken! I need to just get it done...so after this saturday no more alcohol for a while!



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SUGIRL06
6/23/2015 2:45:25 PM

It is not you! I had one gym buddy when I lost all the weight before. It was perfect because we worked together and went right to the gym when we got off, only a few miles from our work. Then, she moved and was antsy to drive home (since her commute went from 15 minutes to 45 minutes).

I made friends with the instructor at Spin yesterday so maybe she can help keep me accountable! She just doesn't know it yet! :)
~Ang



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