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My Banana is Your Apple

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bizarre blog title? Maybe so, but bear with me.

I was thinking about my progress the other day, which led me to think about prior times I had attempted to lose weight. This led me to the poignant conclusion that we are not cookie cutter.

And thank God for that, right? How boring life would be! However, it also means that the answer for me is not necessarily the answer for you.

My banana is your apple.

And this is where life becomes tricky. I can tell you about my hikes and jogs and meals, triumphs and letdowns. This should not be construed as any type of 'guarantee'.

Your medical conditions, past experiences, location and preferences could (and should) lead you in a completely different direction, ultimately meeting up with me when our roads cross paths again.

What works for me isn't a slam dunk for others. Heck, it may only be one for me for a short time before I need to step up my game. If I ever talk about something that hasn't worked for me, I'm not recommending that you don't try it. I'm just telling my story. Just because I don't like mushrooms doesn't mean everyone should boycott them, you know?

I guess all I'm trying to say is: DO YOU. Heed some advice. Don't feel bad if you don't take others. Does it feel right for you? Then go for it! Do you know that a certain exercise will kill your bad knees? Modify!

Be smart. Be safe. Have fun. Grunt. Groan. Scream. Sweat. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Love.

LIVE.

  
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LISALGB 7/21/2014 9:00PM

    What a great blog!! Fantastic advice!! Love you, girl!!

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    Love it..well said

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    Love it!

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MANLEYSANDY 7/15/2014 12:12PM

    Well said!!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/15/2014 11:20AM

    That is absolutely correct! What works for one may not work for the other!

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KANOE10 7/15/2014 9:02AM

    Excellent. Find out what works for you! That was a good reminder.

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KALEWINE 7/14/2014 6:53PM

    Excellent blog!

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    emoticon good advice:)

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    Well put. emoticon

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POISONGIRL999 7/14/2014 5:56PM

    Couldn't agree more, well said

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    SO very well said! emoticon

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Time Flies...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Was my last blog seriously written in April?!?!? Man oh man...

Well, life + lack of computer with internet access leads to long posts that are few and far between.

Update:

I have slacked a little. I've gained a little weight. Nothing too dramatic, but enough for the pants to feel a little tight. I will not be ashamed of this, or embarrassed by it. It is what it is and I can't go back and change my poor choices. I even updated my stats on my weight ticker. However, I have been working out and eating better for the past two weeks. About 5 of those pounds have melted away yet again.

Every once in awhile, I participate in the Throw Back Thursday picture tag that happens on facebook, twitter and instagram - you know, the #TBT posts. I posted this one on my FB community page:

www.facebook.com/thegoodthebadandthe
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The image to the left would have been somewhere in the 2005-2007 range. The image to the right is from October 2013.

Sometimes you really don't realize the changes your body has gone through. I mean, I was there. I saw pants get bigger as my waist shrank. I saw my love of water grow as sodas became too sweet. I saw it all happening day by day. When I step back and see these pictures, I see my journey all wrapped up in one moment in time. It's kinda cool.

I wish all of you this moment. That moment you question: that was me, so how can this be me, too? It's a crazy, weird, unbelievable moment. Feel it. Live it. That WAS you. And this CAN be you.

Enjoy the ride.

Until next time, my Lovelies...
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MAYBER 7/20/2014 6:54PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and success
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  good blog

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SUSIEMT 7/1/2014 2:37PM

    Well said!! WooHoo you!

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CFMOSS 6/29/2014 7:30AM

    Nice to have those moments. Thanks for letting us join you in appreciating them.

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    emoticon & emoticon . Congrats on your successful WL journey.

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MARYJEANSL 6/29/2014 12:18AM

  I just love those before and after pics. You look fantastic!

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    emoticon Congrats you look great!!

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JSEATTLE 6/28/2014 7:25PM

  Love your photos, and so happy for your accomplishment!

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DIANNEMT 6/28/2014 5:06PM

    Lovely photos--BOTH of them but you do look happier in the 2nd!

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/28/2014 2:41PM

  wow, you look beautiful in the new and improved picture... something to be very proud of.

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NONNAOF2 6/28/2014 1:36PM

  I'm glad that things are going well for you. You're attitude is in the right place and you will continue to stay on track and not let anything hold you back! :-)

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    emoticon You look great!

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JERICHO1991 6/28/2014 12:38PM

    Definitely enjoying the ride. Thanks.

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    you look beautiful.

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LCRUMLEY81 6/28/2014 10:30AM

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SHARON7464 6/28/2014 8:37AM

    Your post reinforces the lifetime commitment and journey that good health requires.

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BESSHAILE 6/28/2014 7:26AM

    too cool!

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PENOWOK 6/28/2014 7:18AM

    What a dramatic change!! You look fantastic! No turning back...

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TRYINGHARD54 6/28/2014 7:11AM

    you look fantastic

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/28/2014 7:08AM

    Thank you for the inspiration.


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CHERYLHURT 6/28/2014 6:58AM

  You look marvelous!

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SHERYLP461 6/28/2014 6:56AM

    You have done amazing things for yourself, keep up the good work

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JIBBIE49 6/28/2014 12:40AM

    Great to see your blog in the Spark Mail. Only 5% of people keep the weight off, so you are doing fantastic.

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ALLIEALLIE2 6/27/2014 9:45PM

    Too cool Wubbs emoticon emoticon it!! You are right time does fly and when you see the changes in side by side pictures it is almost surreal!! Hope you have a great weekend:)

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_JODI404 6/27/2014 8:51PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well, and always appreciate your positive outlook!

With renewed focus, those extra pounds will soon be history!!

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TERRIJ7 6/27/2014 5:59PM

    I love reading your blogs and have missed them! I checked out your TBT photo and know what you mean. Sadly, I at the "What the heck happened..." stage and need to get it in gear!

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SHAWFAN 6/27/2014 5:59PM

    So glad you're doing well! The pictues say it all!! Congrats and keep going! Blessings to you!

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TANYA602 6/27/2014 3:20PM

    I always love seeing your smiling face! What a terrific reminder of how far you have come! Putting those few pounds gain on halt, coming back to SP, seems to work well for you! kudos to you!! and hugs! You are an amazing inspiration of strength!

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LEWILL1982 6/27/2014 3:05PM

    Great blog! You're right, there's an old us and a new us. We have to embrace both, as there was a lot of lessons learned in both lifestyles.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 6/27/2014 2:57PM

    I've been missing you!

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/27/2014 2:44PM

    So glad to hear from you! It is amazing to compare photos! And thank you for the inspiration to create some of my own dramtic comparison photos! Every wise choice, every mile run, is one step closer to my own dramtic side-by-side comparison photos!

Have a great weekend!

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JEREMY723 6/27/2014 2:24PM

    Thanks for the check-in. Glad that all is well. Enjoy the weekend!

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Four Months - 20 Pounds?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So here I am, trying to make a goal. Trying to pick a meaningful, realistic goal weight. Trying to pick a meaningful date for 'completion'.

Completion. What a silly word to use. I reckon it's the day where I say, "Look at me!! I did it!!"

What have I done? Am I going to stop? Does that date mean that I won't work out or eat healthy ever again. Of course not. Silly word.

Completion. Just a little date that means nothing. And yet it still means everything.

Goals are tied into dates. It is inevitable. High school reunions. Weddings. Knowing you'll be running into your ex somewhere on a certain day.

I've changed my 'completion' date so many times. I've pushed it back. I've scooted it up. I've removed it. I've added it. I've yelled at it.

And that's okay. Because while that little date means nothing, it means everything.

It's what you hold onto and strive towards. It's a little motivator. A little bit of Shelby-I-Saw-You-Eat-That-Cookie. A little bit of You-Better-Give-Me-Ten-More-Pushups.

I've picked my weight.

160 pounds. Not set in stone, but it's a healthy number in the middle of my BMI range.

And I've picked my date.

Mid-August 2014. The specific date is not yet confirmed, but it'll be the day 'A' and I move in together. That day will be a new beginning. The beginning of us. THE beginning of everything. Clean slates, new house, new rules, new dynamic.

Four Months. Twenty pounds.

Ready. Set. Go.

  
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    Go Girl!! Great job!

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LISALGB 4/21/2014 9:47AM

    Sounds like a good plan!! You can do this!!

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REECESMAMA0217 4/16/2014 8:23AM

  You can do it! My goal is 22 pounds by mid August!

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MELROSE13 4/16/2014 12:21AM

    Sounds good...on all accounts..congrats on making the move with your "A" and for setting that goal..

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FEARLESSNOW 4/15/2014 10:37PM

    Good luck!

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SALGUOD2 4/15/2014 6:48PM

    You can do it!!!

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JAIMESIZED 4/15/2014 4:34PM

    My goal is to lose 20 pounds as well. We can do this!! :D

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/15/2014 3:09PM

    Somehow I missed your blog about moving in together, so just let me congratulate you now! I am excited for you and can't wait to hear all about your journey in the next few months! You are going to love living in a house! And this is a great goal marker! I am giddy for you!! emoticon

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WARNING: Excitement Enclosed

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This blog really doesn't have anything to do with my journey in weight loss, but a large amount to do with my personal journey. I'm basically bursting at the seams, trying to maintain some sort of composure.

It's not working out that well, and the thing won't be happening for about 6 more months, but still...When something changes, I get all giddy :)

Drumroll, please!!

'A' and I will be moving in together (along with his son) when my lease is up at the end of September. It's a huge step and we're both excited to take it. We've already got our eyes on one house (yes, I finally get to move into a house. Bye bye apartment living!!) And we are sharing links daily for other houses, areas and ideas for our lives together. From budgeting to chores, you name it, we're covering it :)

Happy Shelby, signing off.
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KIMCOLLINGS 5/15/2014 12:39PM

    ooooooooooo! I am so excited for you!!!!! I feel like your love story has been like a movie. You get together...then you have to move....then you move back. You guys have something special...you're still together and now taking it one step further. You guys ROCK!!!!! *Happy dance for you*

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CWHEATLEY_12 4/4/2014 1:09PM

    Congratulations on your happy news!!! That is so wonderful for you guys! Wish you all the best!!

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LISALGB 3/30/2014 8:02PM

    Congratulations!! I wish you all the best!! Love that you are so happy!!

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JUNEAU2010 3/30/2014 5:14PM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Congratulations!

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HHB4181 3/29/2014 7:51PM

    OMG, that's awesome! Congrats, that's so great. So happy for you.
good luck with your search, it can be a hassle, remember to have fun!
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    Best of luck on your journey!

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    HIP HIP Horray, that is GREAT news!!!

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    Congratulations on taking this big step!

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    Very excited and happy for you!!

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TANYA602 3/27/2014 5:34PM

    I am so excited and happy for you! You deserve nothing but complete joy and happiness and A seems to be the one that helps light up your life! I know you do the same for him!

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RAPUNZEL910 3/27/2014 3:12PM

    HOORAY!!!! Congratulations and that sure is a reason to celebrate!! I would be bursting at the seams too! :)

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Undefeated!

Friday, March 21, 2014

That's what we all are, you know. If you're reading this, you're trying. You're working your butt off to achieve something great. You have not been defeated.

Face it. We all have those days where all we want to do is sit on the couch and eat whatever delicious garbage we can find. I've done it. More times than I should probably admit to. But hey, I'm human.

I had a strong comeback the other week, losing about four of the pounds I had gained. But, things happen and sometimes convenience outweighs healthy cooking. I've had pizza. I've had ice cream (an entire pint in one sitting). I've had those scrumptious pink and white circus animal cookies (an entire bag in one evening).

Have I been defeated? Absolutely not. I'm still going. I've got my bag packed for a hike tonight. I have only healthy foods in my apartment. You are only defeated when you give up. Am I giving up? Heck to the no! Part of any achievement is knowing we can handle the struggles to get there. It makes the victory that much sweeter and that much more meaningful.

I WILL be triumphant. You WILL see that I have reached my goals. Maybe not anytime soon, but I promise I WILL get there. And hopefully you are around to see it. I can only pray that I am around to see you fulfill all of your fitness and health goals. That's what we're all here for. For ourselves. And for each other.

Corny as it may sound, I consider you to be some of my very best friends. Where else can I go to not be judged for where I'm coming from, but rather where I want to be? This place is tremendous.

Have a wonderful weekend, my Lovelies! Make it count!

  
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    We are the undefeated and ever hopeful. Thanks for the honesty and the hope!

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Yes! So right! As long as we keep moving forward (even after taking some steps back) and don't give up, we WILL succeed!

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KANOE10 3/22/2014 8:15AM

    Have a great hike! I knw you will reach your goal! You are staying positive on your journey and are doing great.

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TANYA602 3/21/2014 5:47PM

    I always love seeing your smiling face here! We are all only human in our cravings. But the best thing is that you know the path to health and happiness. Have a great time on your hike- hugs to you and A!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 3/21/2014 5:39PM

    Thanks, I needed that reminder!

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/21/2014 5:03PM

    You are so right! We are only defeated when we give up! This journey will not be perfect, but as long as we keep going we will be successful and we will achieve our goals! And I know that all of us that are working hard this week will keep working hard this weekend, and next week, and next month.

Happy hiking!

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JORDAN1019 3/21/2014 4:47PM

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