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Day 1017- Another Beautiful Wedding

Sunday, September 14, 2014

As promised, here are my pics from this weekend.









It was a great event, and the last wedding before ours!

November 15th is just 62 days away!

So I'm hoping to really buckle down on my eating and exercising so I look and feel my best for the wedding.

Hope you all had wonderful weekends!

  
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MAWMAW101 9/16/2014 7:17AM

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    Love the outfit!! You looked absolutely stunning in it! Cannot wait to see your wedding pictures.

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  You look wonderful! Loved your dress, too! Can't wait to see *your* wedding pictures, you'll be a beautiful bride. emoticon

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    Nice pictures!

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JERICHO1991 9/15/2014 11:50PM

    Thanks for sharing the pics. That's exciting that your wedding is next!

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JIBBIE49 9/15/2014 11:41PM

    I hope after the wedding you can keep the weight off, since so many young women end of gaining a lot of weight once they are married. They tend to eat when he does and they snack when he does and they forget that he can 'pack it in " and they can't.

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FLEMIDG 9/15/2014 11:34PM

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. You are going to be a beautiful bride.

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    emoticon for sharing. Beautiful Pics!! emoticon on your up and coming wedding! emoticon

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    Amazing pics!

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    You guys look amazing!! emoticon emoticon

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    You both look great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  You are going to be an amazing bride. Congrats! emoticon

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 9/15/2014 9:58PM

    You look awesome...if you do not lose another ounce you will be a knock out!
65 days and counting....so exciting!
Hugs!
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FRABBIT 9/15/2014 9:32PM

  that is a great color for you. Stunning photo. Your happiness comes through the photo!

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RAINBOWMF 9/15/2014 9:16PM

    Lovely color, beautiful Lady
Can you look any better LOL

Wishing you all the best for the next 62 days.

You both look awesome, thanks for sharing.

Mary

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SEATTLE58 9/15/2014 9:04PM

    Gorgeous you are!!!! You will do it!!

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 9/15/2014 8:53PM

    Beautiful photo of a beautiful couple!!! Can't wait to see pics from YOUR wedding!!

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    You look great.

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MSLZZY 9/15/2014 8:31PM

    You look fantastic in purple but I will bet you will be gorgeous in white. WTG!

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MRSFANCYLADY 9/15/2014 7:44PM

    You look great! Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I hope that you guys are truly happy and may all your dreams come true. Keep Sparking!

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MASRITE 9/15/2014 7:27PM

    You look beautiful. And, congrats on your upcoming wedding!! A very exciting time in your life!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/15/2014 7:08PM

    You look FABULOUS! But it's your wedding pics which we are probably all waiting to see. So happy to continue to see you doing great and looking and feeling better with each passing month!!
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    You look amazing! You will be a beautiful bride!!

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    You look pretty. I imagine you were picturing yourself coming down the aisle. Good luck to you and your fiancee. emoticon

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NONNAOF2 9/15/2014 4:02PM

  You look absolutely beautiful in your pictures, you are actually glowing with your smile! Your own wedding will be here before you know it, I'm sure you will be very busy getting things all in place for it to be a wonderful one! :-)

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JUNEAU2010 9/15/2014 3:36PM

    You look fabulous! I LOVE that color on you! I can only imagine how much bigger and brighter your smile will be on your wedding day! You are beautiful inside and out!
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IAM_HIS 9/15/2014 2:39PM

    What a beautiful bride you are...gorgeous couple!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/15/2014 2:34PM

  oh my, that purple dress is flattering ! You look good.

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  WOW!!!!! That says it all. emoticon

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AMOS76 9/15/2014 2:17PM

    Another beautiful dress and pictures of the beautiful couple!


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    emoticon What a strikingly beautiful young woman you are - you'll make a memorably gorgeous bride! And this dress AND its very flattering color were just made for you. Lovely!

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VAINVT 9/15/2014 2:05PM

  You look wonderful. And you look like you feel wonderful.

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 9/15/2014 1:50PM

    Such a pretty dress (yours!). You and JD both look great, I know your own wedding will be even more beautiful. I can't wait to see those pictures!!!

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FINEBABY72 9/15/2014 1:45PM

  You look so great! 62 days until your wedding? How exciting,I remember when I got married,it was one of the best days of my life! I wish you and your future husband all the best!


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VIVICHAMPERS 9/15/2014 1:43PM

    You look gorgeous!

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LITESTORMX2 9/15/2014 1:41PM

    Look at you!...and that SMILE!! You look gorgeous and your positivity is such an inspiration!



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    emoticon you both look awesome that colour is fab on you.

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  Great Blog

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    You look amazing! And so very happy!

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    You have the best dresses! Take me shopping with you!

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Day 1014- Settling In

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't written in a week. We moved in on Friday and have been getting settled in. We still don't have internet access at our house, and today was the first day I had a computer at work. So I'm glad to finally be able to check in with you all.

Sunday morning, J.D. and I went for a bike ride on the bike path near where we live, and had a great ride. I even got messaged by one of my SparkFriends, saying she saw us out riding! What a small world!

We went grocery shopping and bought tons of fruits and vegetables and lean proteins, and my body is already feeling better than it was when I was eating junk during the last two stressful weeks.

I also had a non-scale victory yesterday. I received some nice new clothing because we're supposed to represent the University during recruiting days, and they were all size small. I panicked and tried to return them saying I'd specifically requested mediums, but they let me know they were unisex/men's sizes so they figured I'd be able to do a Small. And I did! Size small pants, jacket and sweatshirt! Crazy!

Another set of friends is getting married this weekend, so J.D. and I will be going to that. I'll be sure to post pictures. I have a new navy blue dress that I think will look really nice in pictures.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

  
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    I'm glad y'all are getting settled in your new home & your new job. I'll be waiting to hear about all the new things in your life. emoticon

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    way to go! woo hoo!

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    Congratulations! Aren't those non-scale victories glorious!!!

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  Glad you're settling in to your new place and new jobs. That's a lot of change! Have fun getting to know your new area, grocery, parks, walks.

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  good blog

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    Congratulations on the move and internet access!! emoticon

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one day at a time

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1STBUCKETITEM 9/11/2014 6:40PM

  I believe you said you were moving to Michigan. Good luck with your new job and new home. emoticon
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LIVELYGIRL2 9/11/2014 4:09PM

  Please remind me where you ended up. I believe you said, you were moving out of state for your new position.

See, you still fit small. COOL!

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    congrats on your new home

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  I'm so glad that you are finally moved in. Size small, how one day I would love to see that in my wardrobe!! I'm glad to see that you had some time to bike, good job!! :-)

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DIANNEMT 9/11/2014 11:07AM

    I had missed you--now I know why!! Great for you!!

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KLMEIRING 9/11/2014 10:14AM

    So happy for you concerning the new clothes! Always great to discover that you can wear something that you previously could not have worn!

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    Congratulations on just everything!!!

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BFLOGRL 9/11/2014 9:02AM

    Moving is one of the top 10 stressers, and you're handling it so well. Congrats to you and J.D. for both working towards a more healthful lifestyle.

AND KUDOS on your new clothes' size! What a boost that is to our feeling good without checking the scale!

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HMBROWN1 9/11/2014 8:13AM

    Glad to hear you are all moved and started in your new job! You are such an inspiration to us all!
Best wishes - Heather

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    What a nice boost, girl! Glad to hear things are going well for you with your move and getting settled in.
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SHERYLP461 9/11/2014 7:44AM

    Happy to hear you are getting settles, moving is always such a disruption in your life, sounds like you are ready to get back to living your life though, good luck with all you do.

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PENOWOK 9/11/2014 6:32AM

    Whew! It's gotta be sort of whirlwind for you!! Moving requires so much out of people! I'm sure glad you are in and settling...I know how good it feels to eb eating better again, because moving means no time for food prep. I'll bet you'll look great in the U clothes,as well as the blue dress!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/11/2014 6:00AM

    Good that you are getting all settled in. That always takes a little time.

Congrats on the NSV. Way to Go!

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TRYINGHARD54 9/11/2014 5:51AM

    I hate moving, that's why I only did it 2 times in my life time..lol and im 59.
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    emoticon on setting settled and all is well!! So glad to hear. I bet you did feel fantastic with the smaller size!! Congrats!!
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    Glad to hear the new job is going well! Kudos on the size small clothing, too!
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Day 1007- Establishing New Routines

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Gah. I had this entire blog already typed, and then my window shut down for absolutely no reason...

So here I go again.

I apologize for my lack of blogs this past week. We were lucky enough to get the house we put in an application for (we're renting) and I've spent most of the last week packing up my life, and shopping at garage sales for furniture to fill said house.

In the craziness of this new job and new house, I've let a few (okay, 6) pounds creep back on. I knew I was doing it to myself, every time I made a less healthy choice, but I kept justifying that once I'm in Michigan I can get back into a good workout and healthy eating routine, and right now I just want comfort and whats quick and easy.

But still, I've not given up SparkFriends. I refuse to let go, and regain all my weight, so no worries there. I've just found it very easy to maintain in the 170s, and when I eat poorly, I can get back on track with a good healthy food day and return to normal. However, lately the poor food days have outweighed the good ones, hence my scale rising again.

But my mindset on the scale has even changed. I've been so busy, I haven't been weighing as often. And my mindset on clothes have changed too. When going through clothes to pack or donate, I find myself keeping clothes that I look and feel good in, regardless of size. There were some size 10s that were too big, so I donated them, but a pair of size 12 pants that fit great that I kept. I don't care so much about the number anymore. Yes, I'm a freak of nature that can wear size 6 up to a size 12 comfortably, but it's just not a huge deal anymore. I'm not as body conscious as I used to be, and I'm happy about that.

I will miss my parents immensely. They are two of my best friends, and it will definitely be tough not seeing them every day. But I know they are happy and proud of me, and that's really all that matters. I'll also miss all of my friends, but I think this new adventure will be great for J.D. and me.

Got to go now, but I will try to post some pics of the house after we move in this weekend. If we have internet. I'm not sure how soon that will be set up.

Thanks for reading Sparkfriends!

  
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SHOAPIE 9/11/2014 11:01AM

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KLMEIRING 9/11/2014 10:16AM

    emoticon Rejoicing with you! Good things on the horizon....

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LEANJEAN6 9/11/2014 6:33AM

    nice to see the new house in the works and looking forward to pictures!

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BESSHAILE 9/11/2014 6:26AM

    Can't wait to see photos of the new house.

Congratulations on the new attitudes too.

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ANNABELLISABEL 9/8/2014 8:38AM

    Its great that you caught it early, a couple years ago I had lost about 70 pounds and when I bought my home in a matter of a couple of months I managed to gain back 50 of those pounds. You have done so fantastically thus far, moving is tough, I hope you find a good outlet to distract you!

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KALEWINE 9/7/2014 7:13PM

    You have such a healthy view of clothing sizes. I think those numbers are a bit arbitrary. I can wear anything from a 4 (what?!) to a 12, depending on the type of clothing and the brand. As for the weight gain, you know it was from getting off-track, and you know how to get back on-track. It should come right back off.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 9/7/2014 6:49PM

    Stay the course!

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ERABEL 9/7/2014 4:19PM

    So happy for you. It's great to have you say that you keep clothes that you feel good in no matter the size because I do the same thing. Of course if they are way too large and I can't hold them up large then I give them to our local charity. Thanks for your inspiring blogs.

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WENDYANNE61 9/5/2014 5:09PM

    Take care of yourselves and I hope the move and your jobs all work out well! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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MTN_KITTEN 9/4/2014 11:04PM

    A new adventure ... it helps you find out about yourself.

Make sure you keep your commitment to yourself to stay on track.

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GRLTAZ 9/4/2014 7:14PM

    I probably would have had a meltdown by now. New job, new house in new state, planning a wedding, you are doing awesome ! At least you recognize the choices you could have made which is better than being clueless or in denial. Just breathe and continue on.

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    emoticon on getting the house. I hope you can get back on track with your eating and exercise soon. emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 9/4/2014 11:57AM

    I think most people wear a range of sizes even if they admit it.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/4/2014 6:51AM

    Congrats on getting the house you wanted.
You have a lot going on with a lot of change. Keep up the good work!

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SUSIEMT 9/3/2014 10:51PM

    Glad you got the rental you wanted and just try to maintain as best you can. Keep up the good work Jan-Marie!

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JAMER123 9/3/2014 10:44PM

    With all the changes in your life right now, I am amazed you are doing so well with not eating bad. I have been working with my DS & DIL packing and cleaning their house and the moving them last weekend and got really off track with eating. Breakfast was good but down hill from there. So busy I would forget to eat and then just grab something as I kept working so I do understand and you have done MUCH better than I have. It is stressful even though it's a happy stress. Hang in there and you will stay on track!! Thinking about you and glad you blogged again. Stop in when you can!!
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MCJOYFUL 9/3/2014 10:37PM

    Thanks for the update! You've got a lot on your plate right now with moving to a new state. It sounds like you've got a good perspective on things. Can't wait to see the pictures of the new house!

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CAROLJ35 9/3/2014 10:01PM

    Good to hear from you as I have been concerned, but really knew what you were doing.
Don't worry about things as all will work out. It's been a whirlwind, but how fortunate you both are to get new jobs in the same area.
Some weight will come back after the very stringent diet you were on. Even eating healthy foods in the proper amounts will cause some gain. You will soon be back on track!!!
Good Luck!!!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 9/3/2014 7:52PM

    Everything is your life is stressful, but you'll get back into your old routine. Your whole life has changed, give yourself a break.

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GINA180847 9/3/2014 7:12PM

    When life changes occur stress ensues and we get out of our routine. In your case big time. You will be fine. I can hardly wait to hear what your new life will be like,

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KRYSSCOTT 9/3/2014 6:56PM

    Your life is so busy right now you must be so excited, new house, new job, new mindset about clothes. I'm pretty amazed you can wear any size 6-12 but I'm with you if it looks good and feels good who cares about the number on the tag.

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SPEDED2 9/3/2014 6:14PM

    Youi have been missed, but with moving and relocating, it's understandable. Good luck with the new job. Keep pushing!!

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LINDAK25 9/3/2014 4:56PM

    Great news! Good for you! Once you get settled you'll get back to your routine and back on track.

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AUBREARDE 9/3/2014 4:38PM

    Good luck on the move! It can be a really stressful time and I suggest doing it all in one swift move - move, unpack and set up as quickly as you can, so that you can settle into a new routine! I moved back in January and was super glad I did it all in one weekend. By Monday I was ready to go!
Also, it sounds like you have a great handle on the mental part of this journey, well done!

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SANDICANE 9/3/2014 2:28PM

    Nice to hear all your "nesting news". You'll settle in just fine and then you'll find a new rythmn and new routines.

It's a happy, exciting time in your life!

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JUDITHANNIE 9/3/2014 1:50PM

    I'm so excited for you and D.J. to start your new adventure. Can't wait to see the photos. emoticon emoticon

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/3/2014 1:28PM

    Have sooo much fun with your new start on a different life. It is such an exciting time in your young lives. Remember what being the fat girl was like at all times. That will help keep you focused to a reasonable extent. I think a 6 pound gain, you can deal with, but don't get tooooo carried away with feeling free and easy. It will NEVER be free or easy! Have the time of your lives now while you are young and can do everything. I envy you.


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ICECUB 9/3/2014 1:23PM

    YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A VERY HAPPY BUT STRESSFULL TIME.I THINK ONCE YOU GET SETTLE YOU WILL GET BACK ON TRACK. YOU HAVE COME TO FAR NOT TO.

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BFLOGRL 9/3/2014 12:57PM

    You are going through so many changes right now (new job, move to a new place, upcoming wedding) that are major stressors! You've done such great work to make this transition happen almost seamlessly. You should feel really proud of yourself.

Don't forget to continue to take care of you and make healthy choices for yourself. You can be in control of that part of your life. You are a phenomenal woman!






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SLIMLEAF 9/3/2014 12:50PM

    Best wishes for the house move - I hope all goes smoothly and you soon feel at home there.

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VIVICHAMPERS 9/3/2014 12:26PM

    Exciting stuff! I'm glad the numbers aren't bogging you down anymore!

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BAHAMAMARG 9/3/2014 11:58AM

    Good to hear! Moving house, changing jobs and getting married are the three most stressful situations in life - so they say - and you are dealing with all 3 at once!! Remember to look after yourself and JD and carve out some time for that - it's important!

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123ELAINE456 9/3/2014 11:50AM

  All the Best to You with the Move. God Blessings Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hav
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SUBMOM2 9/3/2014 11:38AM

    You have lots going on right now. I bet before long you'll have a huge circle of new friends in Michigan. Enjoy!

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POCKETFULOFSUN 9/3/2014 11:25AM

    Bless you and congrats on all the big changes. You are so much more than a number whether it be on your pants or on that dreaded device on the bathroom floor. Best wishes! emoticon

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  all the best to you with the move

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    good luck on your new journey

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NANHBH 9/3/2014 11:16AM

    Good luck with your move. Things are happening fast and furious now! Pretty soon, you'll be walking down the aisle.
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FITTEREVERYDAY 9/3/2014 10:39AM

    You're moving to Ann Arbor right? Then you have no worries. It's a great place. I'm technically in Ypsilanti (down the street...literally) but I've lived in Ann Arbor and I go there a lot. Be careful though because there are some awfully tempting restaurants in A2....

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FITTEREVERYDAY 9/3/2014 10:34AM

    I think I've said this before but welcome to Michigan! (I'm a native Marylander myself and moved around a bit before deciding I really really liked it here...I've been here nine years next February. Each state was a change but this one has been a good one for me. I'm very happy here and honestly wouldn't live anywhere else. I can always visit my family out on the East Coast.)

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SONGBIRD2013 9/3/2014 10:12AM

    Exciting times. You've got this.

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IHEIDIBEFITT 9/3/2014 9:58AM

    Moving, exercising and eating....all hard to do at the same time. Can't wait to see pictures of the new place. It's so exciting and scary moving like you are...but y'all are pretty active people..I think y'all will settle in nicely.

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KRISTA987 9/3/2014 9:57AM

    Funny how clothing sizes and fluctuate so much! Congrats again on all the big changes in your life. What an exciting time! Hope your move goes smoothly!

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COLOR-BLUE 9/3/2014 9:42AM

    Jan-Marie,

Girl you're fine! It's a natural thing, to gain in stressful situations, and you're handling it with grace and dignity. It's just a few pounds, so don't berate yourself for that. I understand your thinking, that you want to start now, but the pull to something faster and easier takes over, for a moment. You're in a whirlwind, and I'm surprised that your doing all this multitasking, for the other home, and closing up the one that you're in now! Yes, you will miss your best friends, but you're right that the two of them are so proud of you, as am I! You and J.D. take care of each other, and get yourself acclimated to your new surroundings. I'm looking forward to seeing those pictures of your new home, furniture and all!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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NANCYTUNBERG64 9/3/2014 9:33AM

    Good luck with your move!! It is not surprising that you have gained a bit. You have a lot of stress happening as well as the thought of missing your parents. You will be fine though. You are right that this is a bright new adventure!!

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C8TSON 9/3/2014 9:18AM

    Moving is so daunting! It's time consuming, and sometimes it's just as easy to eat on the run rather than worry about finding everything you need to prepare a meal in the midst of packing up. I can honestly say that in the 20+ times I have moved in my life, I don't think I ever made the best meal choices. But, it's temporary, and once you get settled in, things will get back to a better schedule. Hang in there. Glad to hear you got the house you wanted! I know it's hard leaving friends and family, but it will be such an exciting adventure for you. Hope the move goes well this weekend!

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DANIEN05 9/3/2014 9:14AM

  Congrats! I grew up in Ohio and moved away first to Michigan after school. I'm now live in California. I found it interesting to learn about the different quirks of each state that I lived in and never regretted my decision to explore life beyond Ohio. Plus your parents aren't too far away. The best thing - you're now near the best amusement park in the US! I love Cedar Point!

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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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BESSHAILE 9/11/2014 6:15AM

    What a milestone - and thanks for taking us along with you.

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RITEEBEE 9/10/2014 12:40PM

    This is so sweet, I agree sparkfriends help me keep going too!!
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MRSRIGS1 9/9/2014 8:00PM

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JAB2010 9/8/2014 10:36AM

    You inspire me! Good luck with the new job! emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 9/6/2014 10:04PM

    Way to go - you inspire me!
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NHES220 9/5/2014 12:06PM

    Congrats on your 1,000 days! Quite the milestone. You should be very proud of all you have accomplished along the way and the inspiration you have been to others on your journey.

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KATHIC2 9/4/2014 6:27AM

  Whew! Lot's going on. Mucho congrats!!! Stress throws us all off. Maintain your focus.

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SANDICANE 9/3/2014 7:11AM

    Happy 1000 and may you have 1000 more!

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    You're enthusiasm and openness is an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your journey. emoticon


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DAISY93637 9/1/2014 7:12PM

  Thank you for making your page public. I just started back with SP. I am more serious about it this time. I am using the tools to help motivate me. I have also been walking and going to the gym. I am going slow, but steadily increasing weight and intensity of my workouts. Thanks again

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SPINSTER321 9/1/2014 11:14AM

    Congratulations for everything.

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SGFLAUTIST 8/31/2014 12:47PM

    Congratulations and good luck with the house!!!

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JUDITHANNIE 8/31/2014 11:38AM

    So happy for you and your new adventure. You're going to be in Ann Arbor not to far from us, probably about 2 hrs. Enjoy. emoticon emoticon you keep me young.......

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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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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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    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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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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MCJOYFUL 8/28/2014 8:56PM

    That is awesome! Congratulations!

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

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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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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!

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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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