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One Last Thing

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I know I said I was on hiatus but I can't stay away. One more before Jan. 1st.

I cannot wait until the holidays are over. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, I love to celebrate, but right now I just want to concentrate on healthy living again.

I know you could say "Well try to work through it during the holidays because that the hardest time" but I don't want to. This whole year I did so well. I lost over 10% of my body weight, tried new recipes, tried new experiences. I loved every second that I wasn't sitting at home in the summer. Bike riding became my favorite activity! It has been such a hard time emotionally for me that it only fueled me to work on myself physically.

I deserve this time to relax and enjoy all the delicious and fun things the holiday season has to offer.

Because of this mindset, I am rearing to get back on the healthy track! I can't wait to get to the gym on January 1st!

It's silly, but I feel like its a endless circle of rewards. This whole year I did so well, my reward is enjoying food and drink for the next month. As a reward for enjoying myself, I get to go back to the gym. I'm excited for what the next year has to offer me.

I go to the surgeon tomorrow for a consultation. I'm so happy to finally be able to move forward with the brachioplasty. I know it will change me life.

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STEVEN2GO2 12/9/2014 11:14PM

    emoticon on a great 2014 so far. Enjoying the Holiday Season to the fullest is a deserved reward. Best wishes for getting back on track in 2015.

I hope everything goes well with the anticipated surgery ~ emoticon !

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CRACKERS4554 12/9/2014 12:26PM

    Congrats on your weight lose! 30 pounds is a great acheivement! I know what you mean about going to the gym Jan. 1 !

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End-Of-Year Hiatus

Sunday, November 30, 2014

After having stagnated the past few months, I've decided to go on a weight loss hiatus. I will spend the next month enjoying my time how I see fit.

Sparkpeople, I will see you bright and early on January 1st, 2015!!!

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ZRIE014 11/30/2014 12:40AM

  you need to stay positive

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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!


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