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A Great Start To My Day

Friday, November 21, 2014

Woke up this morning after staying out late with a girlfriend to see her friend's band play at a cool bar downtown. They had everything I liked to drink there, but I gave myself a strict rule that if I went, I was NOT to drink! I have worked too hard to control myself this past week to waste on alcohol.

As a reward for me sticking to my rule, I woke up this morning refreshed, and a pound lighter. It was a great feeling.

The rest of the day is reserved for fun. Its Light Up Night here in Pittsburgh! I'm off work the whole day. I'm getting a load of laundry done, fitting in a short walk , then bundling up for an evening of walking around outside and seeing all the prettiness the city has to offer! Not to mention I'm saving myself some room for some delicious nachos at a local Mexican restaurant.

Today has started off great :)

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ARNETTELEE 11/21/2014 12:13PM

  Happy sparking!

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Sparkpeople Coaching Tip

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today, my coaching tip I received was;

"Today, do one thing that scares you (in a good way)"

So I did. I did a couple actually.

1) I joined a gym. Something I never really wanted to do simply because of the environment. I did it today. A new Planet Fitness is opening up right near my house and is giving a Grand-Opening discount. I took that as a sign that it is something I should do. Full gym facilities 24/7. I'm actually looking forward to it, not to mention the woman a spoke to on the phone was extremely nice and reassuring. My sister joined with me, so I won't be alone. It is a great step in the right direction.

2) I called and scheduled a consultation with the plastic surgeon. I'm going through with the arm lift. Hopefully by February I will have the surgery, I can't wait.

My last blog was asking people for help. I set up a GoFundMe account to help raise some money for my arm lift surgery. After some hesitation, I posted a similar status on my Facebook account, asking my friends to share and donate. It was a bit of a disappointing eye-opener for me when, in one week, I got only 9 shares and 0 donations.

Was I really being that selfish to post such a thing? I asked a few friends before I posted it and they said I should. I thought of all the people I could count on to at least spread the word about it but no one did.

Even though it looks like I won't be getting any support, I'm still going to go through with it. I can't keep spending everyday horrified over these arms. I will be happy, even if it means going $5000 into debt.

I'll post the link here again, please share. Any little bit helps.

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Help Me Get Sag Surgery!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I tried setting up a GoFundme account to try and raise some money to get my Brachioplasty surgery.

I would be extremely appreciative of any donation.

I feel a little selfish doing it, but I would love to be able to get the surgery done within the next year, and the only way to do that is to raise a little more money.

Thank you thank you thank and please spread this around! I need all the help I can get!



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The past month I have not lost any more weight. I am really happy to report, though, that I have maintained my current weight.

I have emailed the surgeon about getting the brachioplasty procedure done. I am trying to set up a consultation with him next week.
I am so excited to get it done, I could cry.
I can't wait to wear tank tops and cute dresses and be able to flaunt myself around in Vegas in front of the people I met last year when I was 40 pounds heavier!

Hopefully by then I will have lost even more!

I just keep trying and trying, and I have a very positive mindset about it. I can't wait to feel drop dead gorgeous!

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MELANIEELAINE 11/4/2014 7:08PM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the good work, and you'll be flaunting in a bikini poolside with a cute umbrella drink

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My Name is Michelle, and I'm Addicted to Bread

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I lo0oooove bread!

Pasta, rice, cereal, biscuits, crackers, waffles and so many more.

I just realized this now when I was finishing up my dinner (cooked spinach in balsamic vinegar and some Parmesan cheese on top, YUM) that I hadn't included any bread in my meal and that would just not do!

So I had a slice of white bread with just a little bit of butter. I had plenty of room left for a few extra calories after tracking all of my food for the day.

It was so delicious. I immediately wanted more, but I turned around and walked out of the kitchen instead.

I get proud of myself when I do something like that. Tomorrow I planned on treating myself to a few meals out. Its my day off, and I want to spend it walking/ jogging through a local neighborhood with some great restaurants I work by.

I'm going to have a caprese panini with a side salad for lunch, then join my girlfriend in some sushi for dinner. I always like sushi because I can eat a ton of it and the calories are fairly low.

Tomorrow should be nice :)

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NOLAHORSERIDER 10/14/2014 9:32PM

    Good Blog! As long as you are tracking and keeping record of the amount of calories you are eating, bread is not a bad thing! :) Spark Cheers! :)

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