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Day 1000- One Thousand Days of SparkPeople

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today, I made my page public again and it couldn't come on better day.

DAY ONE THOUSAND.

When I joined SparkPeople back in December 2011, I was hoping that somehow, this time it would be different. That all my failed attempts and weight loss were out of my system, and I'd somehow manage to really get it this time.

And I did.

But not without the help of thousands of SparkFriends and readers who made comments on my pictures and blogs, encouraging me when I was down, and giving me suggestions when I had questions.

Through SparkPeople, I found articles about becoming a runner. I also found SparkFriends that suggested Couch 2 5k. Other SparkFriends sent me a link on how to train for a half marathon.

And then I ran a half-marathon.

So many people celebrated with me when I reached One-derland. And so many congratulated me every time I had a non-scale victory or dropped a pant size.

And I blog about it all the time, but the support I get from my SparkFriends is what keeps me going. Every time I hit a bump in the road on this journey I'm on, I know that I can come here, share what's going on, and find support and that's what SparkPeople is really about.

Whether you're new to the site, or have been here for years, the site and the people on this site are constantly finding ways to make this whole losing weight and getting healthy thing a little bit easier.

I am so thankful for SparkPeople and how it's improved and changed my life.

Now, I'm off to training for my new job. J.D. and I both start September 8th and are hoping to hear back today on a house for rent we put in an application for. If we don't get it, we will just have to keep looking, but I think this house is meant for us, and I hope that we get it.

Thanks for reading, Sparkfriends. And for putting up with my ramblings for 1,000 days.

I love this site, and am so grateful that you all are a part of my life.

  
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EVRLNGFOO 8/30/2014 2:18PM

    congrats on 1000 days and the new job! very exciting time for you right now. thanks for sharing your journey with us. you are a great inspiration. keep up the great work!

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CHUBBY_MOM 8/30/2014 10:36AM

    I love reading your blogs. You are so honest in your weight loss journey and life style change to a healthier you! 1000 days...WOW! Once again, Thank you for sharing!

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PHOTODUCK 8/30/2014 10:12AM

    1000 days! Congrats! What a great accomplishment! You look great, by the way!

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WRITERWANNAB 8/30/2014 1:34AM

    You are an inspiration to me & often brighten my day. I love hearing about all the good things coming your way & pray that will continue to happen. You go, girl! ~ emoticon emoticon

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GRANNIEC1 8/29/2014 11:45PM

    How AWESOME! Good luck in all you endeavors and the best at your new job. Fingers crossed for the house emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/29/2014 9:35PM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments!

And best wishes for the new adventures for you and JD.



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JAMES_IN_VT 8/29/2014 7:38PM

    You are an inspiration! Great work!

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DIAMOND102 8/29/2014 4:53PM

    emoticon and emoticon on losing weight. Your blog is inspirational emoticon

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ANNEMARIA6 8/29/2014 3:05PM

    Awesome and so encouraging! Thanks. emoticon

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PRESBESS 8/29/2014 2:50PM

    Awesome blog! Congratulations on your weight loss. I too love, love, love Spark People. God has used it to bless my life tremendeously.

Keep going my fellow Sparker. Keep making it happen
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JANEWATKINS 8/29/2014 1:51PM

    You are most inspiring!

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OKGOATGAL 8/29/2014 1:33PM

  awesome!

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EGMINGA 8/29/2014 1:23PM

    emoticon Best wishes on your new job and your new home.

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MARGARITTM 8/29/2014 12:46PM

    Congrats - look at you go!

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RICHEY1961 8/29/2014 11:42AM

  this is the very first time i have ever blogged but your effort inspired me to thank you .

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KATHIC2 8/29/2014 8:41AM

  You are so inspiring!!!

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SLIMLEAF 8/29/2014 8:33AM

    Congratulations! Reading your blog post encourages me to keep trying until I succeed too.

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MAWMAW101 8/29/2014 7:20AM

    Congratulations on the new life! You certainly earned it! Keep Sparling!
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SHARON7464 8/29/2014 6:38AM

    It seems the stars are aligning for you! Congratulations on reaching another milestone on your weight loss journey as well as the new job! I've missed reading your blogs.... emoticon

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 8/29/2014 2:59AM

    emoticon Woohoo! I love sparks. Thanks for sharing.
I wish you well.

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JSEATTLE 8/29/2014 1:19AM

  1,000 Days and 1,000 reasons to keep on going! Congratulations to you and to JD too. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others!

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Way to turn your life around at this beginning stage of your new young life. Wishing you good health, happiness and success! Enjoy!
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JIBBIE49 8/29/2014 12:19AM

    Glad you have been here a 1000 days. I've been a Sparker for 2514 days and still not at my goal, but I've never been back up to that horrible 214# that I was when I started Day 1.

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_CYNDY55_ 8/28/2014 11:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Very emoticon

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RENATA144 8/28/2014 11:41PM

  CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!
You are one of the most Inspiring people in the world !!!
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SLLYONS51 8/28/2014 10:35PM

  So inspiring. Yours is one of the first blogs I subscribed to and I am so glad I did! Just awesome what you have accomplished. emoticon

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AMBER461 8/28/2014 10:22PM

  Best wishes on you new home. Thanks for sharing.

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EMMACORY 8/28/2014 9:50PM

    Blessings on your new job and house! emoticon

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JSGETFITNOW 8/28/2014 9:49PM

    congrats on your success and good luck on the house! thanks for your blog, very uplifting

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JERICHO1991 8/28/2014 9:20PM

    You are an inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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MSROZZIE 8/28/2014 8:58PM

    Good Luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCJOYFUL 8/28/2014 8:55PM

    Way to go on Day One Thousand! I agree with you about SparkPeople! emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 8/28/2014 8:50PM

    ...and you are well-loved in return. It is always a joy to read your words, even when you are down because we know it'll be quick and you'll be your perky self again!! Best of luck with the new job...hope you get the house!! That'll make for a nice start as a married couple!!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/28/2014 8:40PM

    Jan-Marie,

WOW! I had no idea, 1,000 days! That's HUGE! I'm so proud of you. I also didn't know that J.D. found a job, also! That's so cool and it's also right on time, for your new home that you'll be renting! Yes, the home that you put the application in for, is YOURS!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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RURAL3 8/28/2014 7:49PM

    Unbelievable. 1000 days and still going strong. Your journey has been both interesting and uplifting. emoticon emoticon

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/28/2014 7:47PM

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Best of luck with the house

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ERABEL 8/28/2014 7:40PM

    Thanks for inspiring us with your triumphs as well as your set backs. I wish you well on the new journey that lies ahead.
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JAZZII4 8/28/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good luck with the house!

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BABIESTEPS 8/28/2014 6:10PM

    This is the first blog by you that I have read. I want to tell you how awesome it is. I think it eloquently states the way so many of us feel about Sparkpeople and our SparkFriends! After reading this I felt so uplifted and renewed. Thank You for being the motivator that you are! Good Luck and wishes for Continued Success!
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....And Congrats on the HOUSE!!!

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MILLEDGE2 8/28/2014 5:42PM

    Celebrating this wonderful day in my Sparkfriend's life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 8/28/2014 5:38PM

    emoticon HOPE YOU GET THE HOUSE

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GINA180847 8/28/2014 4:48PM

    1000 days, that is amazing! I am so happy for you. But better yet, you have come a huge distance in life changes. Wow! emoticon

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TAYGRL 8/28/2014 4:32PM

    Ah-MAZing post!!!

Thanks for being here for us too!

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Day 994- Hail to the Victors!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I was offered the position I interviewed for at the University of Michigan and I start September 8th!

Thank you so much for all the positive vibes and good thoughts.

I plan to make my page public again in a few days when the background check is totally complete.

I'm getting a headache so I'm gonna lay down, sorry for the short blog.

  
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BAHAMAMARG 8/30/2014 9:18AM

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    That is awesome! Congratulations!

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    Good for you!!
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JAB2010 8/25/2014 8:37PM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!

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    Congratulations!
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SANDRA_E 8/25/2014 2:31PM

    Congratulations!!!

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MYBESTBET 8/25/2014 11:32AM

    Congratulations! What a great news!

Recover soon from your headache.



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KALEWINE 8/25/2014 8:47AM

    Congrats!

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BESSHAILE 8/24/2014 7:37AM

    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!

So glad for you.

except for the headache part. boooo

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SUEARNOLD1 8/24/2014 12:50AM

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We all knew you could do it!

Way to go!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/23/2014 2:13AM

    Congratulations on the new job. Hope it meets all your expectations.

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WILDFLOWERS15 8/22/2014 6:40PM

    Congratulations!!! That's awesome!
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JENNY888 8/22/2014 5:03PM

    Congratulations!!!!

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SPARKMEG77 8/22/2014 4:53PM

    emoticon Excellent news!!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/22/2014 4:07PM

  emoticon Jan-Marie!!!!! I hope that this new job is everything you want it to be.

As for the Migraines...........Has your Dr. ever suggested Imitrex to you. When I feel a migraine coming on, I take a 25 mg. tablet and the headache never materializes. It has been a Life-Saver for me.

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WENDYANNE61 8/22/2014 3:17PM

    Sounds like a wonderful job! I read an interesting article about migranes while sitting in the plane from Istanbul to Hannover this afternoon and thought about you - it said that migranes can also occur when someone is feeling elated and excited! Hope you are feeling better soon.....

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JEREMY723 8/22/2014 9:24AM

    Congrats! Best of luck:)

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123ELAINE456 8/22/2014 3:22AM

  Woo Hoo!!! Congrats. WTG!!!. Get Well Soon. Have a Great Day. Take Care.

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SUBMOM2 8/21/2014 11:04PM

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One of my dear friends went to Michigan!

This has been a lot. I hope you feel better!!

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KOHINOOR2 8/21/2014 10:16PM

    Congratulations. Great news. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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KRISTA987 8/21/2014 10:16PM

    Congrats!!!!

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CAROLJ35 8/21/2014 9:59PM

    Hooray for you!!!
What a successful young lady you are!!!

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SANDICANE 8/21/2014 7:53PM

    Oh my gosh! What fabulous news!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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JADED_CHICK19 8/21/2014 7:51PM

    Congrats!!! Hopefully you were never an Ohio State Fan!!! We hate them! HAHA Welcome to Michigan!

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HMBROWN1 8/21/2014 7:07PM

    Congratulations! Best wishes on your new start! You are beautiful - inside and out - and you have such a positive attitude. They are lucky to have you!
Cheers - Heather

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TRAVELGRRL 8/21/2014 7:02PM

    You will LOVE Ann Arbor! It is a wonderful place for young people. SO much going on. You will love it, I PROMISE.

And, just a thought...don't broadcast that you are from OHIO! LOLOLOLOL




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ICECUB 8/21/2014 6:10PM

    emoticon ON NEW JOB. HOPE YOU LOVE IT THERE

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CHESSARIA 8/21/2014 6:02PM

    Congrats!!!!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/21/2014 5:42PM

    Jan-Marie,

There was no doubt in my mind that you would get this job! God, looks out after His Own! Rest my dear friend, and get yourself refreshed, for your victory dinner with J.D.! emoticon and emoticon

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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SPARTANGIRLIE1 8/21/2014 5:00PM

    Congrats! I knew you would get it!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/21/2014 4:39PM

    Congratulations! What an exciting year you are having!

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AMARILYNH 8/21/2014 4:35PM

    YAY - that is JUST AWESOME!! I know your current employer is sorry to see you go but your new employers will love you!!

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NANHBH 8/21/2014 4:34PM

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That was FAST! You really made an impression on them. What will you be doing?

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/21/2014 4:28PM

    GO BLUE!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

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AMBERLICIOUS88 8/21/2014 4:26PM

    Yay! congrats! I knew you could do it! Go get some rest sweetie. Maybe the stress got to you.

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CALLMESALLYG 8/21/2014 4:21PM

    Yay!!!! Welcome to the Mitten and team Maize and Blue!! :D

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SONGBIRD2013 8/21/2014 4:20PM

    Awesome news! Congratulations.

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    Congrats!!!

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Day 993- Holding My Breath and Crossing My Fingers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sorry for the delay, but was debating whether or not to post this.

Sunday night, I went to dinner with my prospective new boss and then had a full day of interviews on Monday. It went EXTREMELY well other than the fact that I ate what was available and what I thought wouldn't get all over me and could still talk and converse, and didn't worry as much about the calories or nutritional value, which I paid for on the scale this morning. I got to meet a bunch of people I would be working with, and was given a tour of the amazing facilities. I also got a feel for what would be expected of me, and what I was truly getting myself into.

And I LOVED it.

And yesterday, HR contacted me and asked for my references and to sign a waiver for a background check, which to me says they are hopefully interested in hiring me, but I haven't heard back yet.

However, due to the background check, I've temporarily made my page private and only people I've added as SparkFriends are currently reading this.

I'm not ashamed of this page. I'm actually very proud of my journey on SparkPeople. However, I've posted some very honest photos, some of which I'm in bathing suits or sports bras and shorts, and I just don't know how supportive a new job would be of these photos. I plan on making it public once again, as soon as I've heard from them either way. But for now, only you my SparkFriends know what is going on.

So now I'm just going to sit here, holding my breath, crossing my fingers and toes that I hear from them.

Thank you for all your good thoughts and well wishes before my interview, by the way. I could feel the good vibes all the way in Ann Arbor.

  
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BAHAMAMARG 8/30/2014 9:16AM

    What a smart cookie you are! Many people don't realize that your employers also have access to everything you put out there online - FB & Twitter accounts are all public knowledge.

I think it's good of you to consider that.

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SPARKMEG77 8/22/2014 4:53PM

    Good Luck!! Very exciting times emoticon

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NANHBH 8/21/2014 2:45PM

    Holding you in prayer for a positive outcome!
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STLADEE 8/21/2014 9:47AM

    Sounds like a AWESOME place you will be working for! congrats! emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 8/20/2014 11:22PM

    Sending more good vibes your direction! So glad to have you share with me and others your job journeys. I do understand about the private as privacy is an issue and they just might come across the posts not knowing what SP is truly about. I will keep you in my prayers as you wait to hear from them!! Good luck and best wishes.
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JENN53888 8/20/2014 11:10PM

    I sure hope you hear back soon, but I can't imagine it won't be good news! Lots of good vibes coming your way!



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SANDICANE 8/20/2014 10:57PM

    I'll hold my breath with you!!! Let us know when you hear!!!

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KIKKI-G 8/20/2014 10:57PM

    good luck! sounds like you've pretty much got it in the bag...

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    emoticon I hope you get it!!!

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ELLIE381 8/20/2014 10:03PM

    Way to go! Good luck! emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 8/20/2014 9:29PM

    Jan-Marie,

Do you understand the extent of what a background check involves? I had several of them when I was going into the service, because of the job I was doing, and several after I got in the service, to keep me going up in rank. Young lady, they wouldn't waste their money doing a background investigation, if they weren't going to hire you! The only reason they wouldn't hire you is if something negative showed up that they weren't able to over look, which I don't see how that's possible! Don't hold your breath, as I don't want you passing out on me!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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MELNJAY3 8/20/2014 9:21PM

    good luck. to me it sounds like they are interested.

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KOHINOOR2 8/20/2014 8:50PM

    Sounds like great news. Good luck. emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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KRISTA987 8/20/2014 8:42PM

    Good Luck!
I'm playing the waiting game over here too, waiting to hear back about my hubby's prospective new job, so I feel your pain!



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JILL313 8/20/2014 8:40PM

    It does sound positive and you'd be a great addition to what sounds like a great job for you. Lots of Luck to you. They probably won't offer you the job until they have a copy of your background check in hand. I sure could be wrong but with good jobs so scare they want to be absolutely sure you're A+ material, which we all know here you are. My hunch is your go to go for it. I know the hard part is now waiting and praying to hear back from them with Great News!! We'll all be celebrating your Happiness virtually along with you & your Fiance, family & friends. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SOFTBALLMONKEY 8/20/2014 7:25PM

    Good Luck!!!

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AUNTALICE2 8/20/2014 7:07PM

    I am happy for you! They do not usually do a background check unless they were seriously considering hiring you. Hoping for the best!! emoticon

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LOVEBONNIELOVE 8/20/2014 6:27PM

    Very excited for you. I think you are such a doll. Cant' wait to hear! I have good vibes about this!!! Also the pic of you and your fiancé on the back ground of this page is covered, do you also have it with your other pictures? It looks so cute! I agree with all the other comments!! emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/20/2014 5:08PM

    Sorry for the feelings you have about having your page private. In our society, I understand, but it doesn't make it right. Our support is crucial for our success. I hope everything is a positive experience, as it should be.

I've missed your blogs. They help keep me grounded. The weight you put on today will come off quickly. It all works eventually.

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123ELAINE456 8/20/2014 4:27PM

  Sounds very promising. They don't do back ground checks unless they are very interested in hiring you. Hopefully you we hear from them sometime next week God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Lots Of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!coming Your Way. Take Care. Stay Safe.

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POCKETFULOFSUN 8/20/2014 4:26PM

    Keep up the good work!

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    good luck and remember everything happens for a reason! emoticon

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WENDYANNE61 8/20/2014 3:33PM

    Wow, it looks as if things are moving fast in the right direction, Jan-Marie, and I truly hope you get the job! Making your page private is a wise move at this stage - you are entitled to some privacy and peace of mind! Maybe you can drink lots of water and eat Whole30-like this week to get the scales back in line too!
I run the personnel office for a large culture centre and it takes a week to ten days to do background checks, have a last minute overview of all papers an applicant has handed in, arrange a short meeting to make sure the department, boss etc. are clear on which applicant they want to hire, as well as looking at the financial side of things. So, lots of deep breaths and long walks to help time fly away this week - you can do it!

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CARADAWN 8/20/2014 3:07PM

    I would say it looks good for you!! Most companies only do a background check and call references if they want to hire you - otherwise they wouldn't waste the emoticon emoticon ir time

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ICECUB 8/20/2014 3:05PM

    SOUNDS VERY PROMISING. HOPE YOU GET THE JOB. KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED. AND TOES.

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JENNY888 8/20/2014 2:57PM

    Sounds to me that you might have it. I will pray you do.

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ANNABELLISABEL 8/20/2014 2:28PM

    Good luck!!

New jobs are so exciting.

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BESSHAILE 8/20/2014 1:50PM

    ooooo. Exciting. And thanks for including me in the happy news. yay!

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RURAL3 8/20/2014 1:30PM

    I am praying for your job confirmation. I think you did the right thing to make your page private. You have put yourself way out there in a very honest way and it could be construed differently to a perspective employer. Besides, they don't need to know all that stuff. Congrats on how well it is going. What a great new journey for you and JD. emoticon emoticon

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ABAKER34 8/20/2014 1:10PM

    That sounds very promising, and smart thinking on going private with your sparkpage. Good luck on the job, I know it will work out for you!

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GINA180847 8/20/2014 1:09PM

    Better safe than sorry. My very ebullient granddaughter posts willy nilly and I hope she does not pay a price for this. My sister already warned her about being careful as like she says it is there forever. I am honored that you place trust in me. Unlike my GD you come across as mature which she needs to grow into. She is very young.

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TRAVELGRRL 8/20/2014 12:59PM

    Love Ann Arbor! Is the job with the university?

I don't blame you for erring on the side of caution; how many tales have we heard about people not getting jobs because of stupid pictures they've posted on Facebook!?!

But they would have to know your Sparkname "Bobcatgirl76" in order to google your page, and how would they know that?

Good luck.

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YVETTEB57 8/20/2014 12:47PM

    I think it sounds really good. And besides, I can't imagine someone meeting you and not loving you! I only know you from your blogs and I think you are an amazing young woman! Can't wait to hear the good news! emoticon

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MINEA999 8/20/2014 12:34PM

    Sounds like you're a shoe-in. I think locking your page for a few days is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Congratulations! (maybe premature but I'm confident).

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CHESSARIA 8/20/2014 12:34PM

    I hope you get it!

I completely know how you feel about hiding your page for work. It shouldn't matter, but it does. Good thinking on this!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/20/2014 12:25PM

    Definitely sounds like they are serious! Keeping my fingers crossed for you! And don't panic too much on how long it is taking them to get back to you. The background check for my job took 10 days. It seemed so insane to me...and the longest wait ever!

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BEINGERIN 8/20/2014 12:23PM

    How exciting! Happy for you!

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 8/20/2014 12:18PM

    Sounds like you have it! Good luck! Michigan is beautiful! It's a good start to a new life!

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C8TSON 8/20/2014 12:17PM

    I imagine you have this job already. Employers don't typically do background checks unless they are serious about hiring. emoticon So happy for you!

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AMBERLICIOUS88 8/20/2014 12:02PM

    You've got this...sure sounds like it anyways. I keep my page private all the time anyways. This is a place where I feel safe and like to keep it to only the people I've accepted as friends. Anyways, glad I'm on the friends list. :) Good luck with the job...although I'm pretty sure you already have it.

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MTN_KITTEN 8/20/2014 11:57AM

    Here's sending you happy thoughts. It can take a couple of days for them to get your background check back ... so don't hold your breath. I don't want you passing out.

You should be very, very proud of your accomplishments.

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BA5454 8/20/2014 11:54AM

    Fingers crossed for you--even if you would be defecting to the Michigan (just kidding). Hope the job comes through ;-).

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JADED_CHICK19 8/20/2014 11:48AM

    WOOHOO! It does sound promising! Fingers crossed I'll be welcoming you to Michigan living soon! I don't blame you for making the page private. I have all my stuff on lockdown especially when job searching. You can never be too careful. Congrats and fingers crossed for you!

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LEWILL1982 8/20/2014 11:46AM

    Don't hold your breath, you'll turn blue :-)

Good luck -as someone working in HR - I would think you've pretty much got this!

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AMARILYNH 8/20/2014 11:44AM

    I couldn't be happier for you!! Sending LOTS more good vibes your way - but I don't really think you need them! This company is probably VERY aware of how blessed they are to be getting you - given how your spirit and enthusiasm shine in WORDS I know you in PERSON blew them away!!

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Day 988- Next Interview

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thank you all for the positive thoughts! They called me yesterday and scheduled an in person interview for Monday, which I am very excited for.

While I'm excited, I also know that an interview this fast, it means that if the job were offered to me, I would probably start working before the wedding in November, which would mean my final months of wedding planning would be 3.5 hours away from the wedding and my mother. I'm sure I'll be fine, but I'm worried about stressing my mom out.

But when opportunity knocks, you have to answer, and this is a great opportunity.

In other news, Wednesday night, I decided to try to run at a constant faster pace, instead of doing jog/sprint intervals for my 5k and I ended up with a 30:47 5k. Not as fast as my intervals, but it made me feel good that I can now run at a constant pace faster than 6 miles an hour. Yesterday, I was almost going to miss my 10 minutes of exercise, but took a 20 minute walk during lunch. My SparkActivity tracker lit up and reminded me of why I want to exercise daily.

How have your weeks been?

  
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MRSRIGS1 8/30/2014 12:15PM

    Awesome news! Best wishes!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/22/2014 3:21PM

    Great news! Good luck!

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RSCHIENH 8/19/2014 2:40PM

    IRONICALLY I had read your post about losing your tracker last week and getting a new one and thinking to myself how could she lose it! Well I lost mine Sunday and now I know just how easily things we rely on can be taken from us! I have to wait till payday to replace it but I can't wait to start lighting it up again!!

Good luck with the iinterview!

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DSHONEYC 8/19/2014 11:04AM

    Well? How did it go? Resist the stress on your Mom and keep things simple.

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ALLYCANDOIT 8/18/2014 8:03PM

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Glad for the interview. Let us know what happens.

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JLPEASE 8/18/2014 2:21PM

    I hope your interview went well. Keep us posted!!
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KRYSSCOTT 8/18/2014 1:57PM

    Good luck with your interview.

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WRITERWANNAB 8/18/2014 1:26AM

    Good luck in finding & choosing the right job! All these good things coming your way are well-deserved. emoticon

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DANCINGELEPHANT 8/18/2014 12:00AM

    Good luck on your interview!

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FOUNDER3 8/17/2014 8:10PM

    Best wishes for your job interview.

You are doing so very well, Congrats. Love your motivation.

Bonnie

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CELLA_P 8/17/2014 7:16PM

    Best of luck with the interview! (I'll bet you've got the job!)

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AMARILYNH 8/17/2014 6:59PM

    Yay - if this is meant to be everything else will fall into place!! EXCITED for you!! I'll be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way tomorrow! What time is your interview?

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ANGELONE11 8/17/2014 5:56PM

    emoticon best of luck with the interview!

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EGMINGA 8/17/2014 3:43PM

    emoticon emoticon good luck with your interview

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LAPERLE 8/17/2014 12:46PM

  Wishing you success in your job search. If it is the job you truly want, I am sure all the other details can be worked out to everyone's satisfaction. A lot of wedding preparation can be done long distance--via computer, phone, etc. emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 8/17/2014 11:45AM

    Great job and good luck!

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123ELAINE456 8/17/2014 9:56AM

  WAY TO GO!!!

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NHEMBERGER 8/17/2014 9:40AM

    Good luck Monday!

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SUPERSYLPH 8/17/2014 12:06AM

    emoticon My weeks have been okay, but I need to start exercising again! emoticon

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NANHBH 8/16/2014 11:28PM

    Good luck on Monday!
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LIVELYGIRL2 8/16/2014 9:48PM

  I hope you can figure something out, so you don't have to drive back and forth to your moms. I mean, I know you will want to se her, but not for every detail.

I hope you got your card.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/16/2014 9:45PM

    Best of luck on the interview!
It will all fall into place.

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NONNAOF2 8/16/2014 9:28PM

  Great job! You are like the "Eveready Bunny"!! :-)

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CAROLJ35 8/16/2014 8:56PM

    Just said a prayer for you - that all goes well and works the way it should!

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ROCKYCPA 8/16/2014 8:29PM

    Good Luck

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SLLYONS51 8/16/2014 8:24PM

  Good Luck with your interview. I know you will do well. You are inspiring all of us who can to run emoticon

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1STBUCKETITEM 8/16/2014 7:00PM

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emoticon Your great attitude will carry the day on Monday! Just go there and wow them like you have wowed us! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 8/16/2014 5:18PM

    Good luck.....may be you can work something out with them.

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KOHINOOR2 8/16/2014 4:35PM

    emoticon Good luck on your interview Monday. I hope everything works out well for you. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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SUGAR0814 8/16/2014 3:43PM

    Good luck! Congrats on your run! emoticon emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 8/16/2014 3:38PM

    I have my fingers and toes crossed for you.

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DIVINGDI 8/16/2014 1:46PM

    You're really doing great! Good luck on your interview. You're right — never pass up an opportunity. Everything else will work out!

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JSEATTLE 8/16/2014 1:41PM

  Good luck on your interview. You're on a roll career-wise and life-wise!!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/16/2014 1:10PM

  I hope that what happens Monday is what is emoticon for you. You seem so "Together" in all other aspects of your life, that I am sure you will "Handle" any new challenges that come along.
What an EXCITING time of your life. ENJOY every minute of it. emoticon

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/16/2014 1:09PM

    Best of luck on Monday! emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 8/16/2014 10:53AM

    Much success during your interview on Monday

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ILOVEJIM851991 8/16/2014 10:43AM

    Good luck on Monday.

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LCRUMLEY81 8/16/2014 10:06AM

  Good luck on Monday

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SHARONCAPPS 8/16/2014 9:52AM

  Good luck on the job interview. You did good with the run. Keep up the good work.

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SUEARNOLD1 8/16/2014 9:47AM

    Way to go with your run and job interview on Monday! I'm an HR Director and I'd hire you emoticon Your positive and winning attitude will shine.

The wedding will be glorious!

Remember we all want pictures - lots and lots.

My week went well. I'm moving more on a consistent basis. Still working on a min. of 2 miles a day. Not there yet but closer than when I started.

Have a great week!
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JERICHO1991 8/16/2014 9:19AM

    Thanks for another great progress report. My fitbit reminds me to move each day.

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SARAHMANI 8/16/2014 9:07AM

  This is an amazing pace! Keep up the good work!

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Day 987- Healthier Relationship With the Scale

Thursday, August 14, 2014

While reintroducing some foods back into my diet after my Whole30, I've seen a small weight gain on the scale. This morning I was 174.8. And I've seen that number for the past few mornings with no change.

And this morning when I saw it, it didn't bother me. I wasn't upset that even with good food choices and a 5k run last night, that I didn't see a decrease. And this is how I know my relationship with the scale is getting better. I used to be so disappointed if I did something that I felt deserved a weight loss, and then it stayed the same or worse yet I gained. But now when I see these small gains or stay the same, I'm not discouraged. I realize that my body just isn't losing weight currently. But I'm wearing size 6s and I'm running faster than ever before, so the number on the scale is defining me less and less.

And that's a pretty great feeling.

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MRSRIGS1 8/30/2014 12:03PM

    It sure is!!

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GRLTAZ 8/18/2014 9:21PM

    Great attitude !

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FOUNDER3 8/17/2014 8:11PM

    Fantastic for realizing that it is not all about the scale. I am very impressed with your other numbers!

Bonnie

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WRITERWANNAB 8/17/2014 1:30AM

    You're coming along just fine! emoticon

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AJB121299 8/16/2014 9:47PM

    Nice

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NEED2LOSEN2010 8/16/2014 7:37PM

    emoticon Great attitude! I just wrote a blog last night about the scale & what it almost did to me.
"Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat"
You can check it out if you're so inclined. Keep up the good work.

God Bless
Sunny

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NINAHAPPYHEART 8/16/2014 7:29PM

    Great attitude! Keep it up emoticon

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GRACED777 8/16/2014 4:37PM

    That is a great attitude! The scale is just one of several tools. emoticon

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MOMMY445 8/16/2014 3:39PM

    way to go! woo hoo!

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FOCUSD 8/16/2014 11:16AM

  Amazing.

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STILLMENEWBODY 8/16/2014 9:23AM

    I look forward to that day! Thanks for showing us it is possible! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUADCMOM 8/16/2014 8:29AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing !!!

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CAROLJ35 8/15/2014 10:08PM

    After all these years I am finally realizing the scales go up and down, especially for women, so they will level off sooner or later.

GREAT ATTITUDE!!!

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NONNAOF2 8/15/2014 10:01PM

  That is fantastic news that the scale is not defining you! You have done so well and are doing it all right at this point. Focus on your upcoming wedding and just continue your eating plan and get on with your life!! "-)

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1STBUCKETITEM 8/15/2014 9:16PM

  emoticon Great attitude. Inspirational too! I do tend to fight the scale and have tried to limit looking at it to only once a week or I go crazy... emoticon
emoticon for sharing.

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JIBBIE49 8/15/2014 8:56PM

    Hugs

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JSEATTLE 8/15/2014 6:44PM

  I call that progress! We cannot allow ourselves to be a slave to the scale, although it is hard not to try to rationalize numbers.

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IDICEM 8/15/2014 4:36PM

  emoticon Your attitude rocks!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/15/2014 12:53PM

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MAYBER 8/15/2014 11:20AM

    Attitude is half the battle one day at a time
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MCELLO58 8/15/2014 11:19AM

    emoticon Great attitude! Keep up the great work you're doing.

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LCRUMLEY81 8/15/2014 10:20AM

  great post thank you

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NASFKAB 8/15/2014 9:58AM

  great you are doing well the scale is not so important

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DJSHIP46 8/15/2014 9:50AM

    VERY healthy emoticon

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JERICHO1991 8/15/2014 8:51AM

    Great perspective. The size clothes and running definitely beats the scale.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 8/15/2014 8:29AM

    Sometimes it less about the number and more about how you feel. I am so glad you feel good!

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SHERYLP461 8/15/2014 8:09AM

    Our lives should be defined by what we do not by the scale!

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TRYINGHARD54 8/15/2014 7:54AM

    keep up the good work. be satisfied, with how far you had come. your body will adjust . a size 6 ! wow.
i sure wouldn't worry about what the scale said.... emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 8/15/2014 7:42AM

  AMEN! We are NOT a number!

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TINAJANE76 8/15/2014 7:22AM

    Yeah, I'm totally not down with all the scale hating--the scale is a useful tool! Our attitude towards it is what sometimes needs adjusting, in my opinion, and you've got a great one. Keep up the great work, girl!

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SUEARNOLD1 8/15/2014 7:12AM

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You're doing great! Keep up that positive go get them attitude.



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PENOWOK 8/15/2014 6:51AM

    That's excellent! Also, keep in mind that your body needs to do a little stabilizing before it can re-adjust and start losing again. You can also account for subtle changes trough the month, additional sodium intake and other little things. Don't be surprised if you start dropping again...

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BESSHAILE 8/15/2014 6:20AM

    Imagine a life where you assess your health by how your clothes fit instead of what you weigh!

Won't that be fun?

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/15/2014 6:03AM

    That's exactly the right attitude. Good for you!
Except for the "muscle weighs more than fat" fallacy, I agree with all the comments you've received. A pound of anything is still a pound, but muscle takes up less space than fluffy fat so you will look better and it will make a difference in your measurements.
Keep on doing what you're doing!

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WEBEZE 8/15/2014 2:03AM

    Awesome. What a great victory.

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