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Blogging Off The Weight 3

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Alas! My first update after the holidays. How many of you are scared for these results?? I know I cringed when I stepped on the scales this morning however much to my delight I learned that I was able to maintain the loss of 6lbs without gaining or losing anymore. I count this as a WIN! I just KNEW that I gained 10 lbs over all the Christmas dinners! So, now back to calorie counting and adding in some exercise in my spare time when I'm not working! haha Seems all I do is work! I did manage to sneak away from work today on lunch and check out Old Navy's 60% off sale. That is where I found an 89 cent shirt. I purposely bought the shirt in a smaller size, as a goal. It says HAPPY THANKSGIVING...but who cares it was 89 cents and its for motivation!! I'm tempted to post to DISGUSTING picture that will one day be a BEFORE picture...hopefully!! (ya'll pray for me self control!!) My goal for May is to lose 40 by May. I've been told that its doable and healthy....so let

Another Magical Season

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Can you believe that Christmas is already gone??? I blinked and it was Christmas week! I blinked again and here I am writing that Christmas 2009 is in the past! Unbelievable! This year’s season seemed to fly by more quickly than other seasons, it was also a bittersweet Christmas for this was the first without my grandpa. He was definitely missed and we all had our moments where our hearts physically hurt for his smile. Since I barely had time to stop in this magical season, my blog suffered! hahaha Remember when it snowed!?!?! Oh What a truly magical night that was!!! I was just like a kid!! Here are a couple of just "pretty" shots, yes these are on facebook but please humor me ;) Here's Hannah and I on our way to bell ring the next morning: We has Christmas with my Pops and cousins in Texarkana the weekend before Christmas. Its truly pure moments of awe and blessing when we all get together! For so long we did not have each other and now that we do I don't r

Blogging Off The Weight 2

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How many of you thought I forgot?? I know, I know all of you. I promise I haven't forgotten to update, I have been so extremely busy!! Between two jobs and the hustle and bustle of the season I haven't had time in the evenings to sit down!! I love it, well the hustle and bustle anyway!! So, as far as an update, the scales showed this morning that I lost 3 more pounds for a grand total of 6! WOO!! I have to daily remind myself that this, much like anything in life, is a process. I won't wake up and be at my goal weight. I have to daily fight the battle and daily be patient with myself. Its been tough trying to eat in moderation during this season. I should confess that I am not depriving myself of the season's most delicious delights but I am just not gorging myself on them. Portion Control is the name of game this season haha!! Just so you know, I do have some fun updates from this holiday season but that will have to wait til maybe tonight after some shopping with

Blogging Off The Weight 1

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As promised, I am updating about the "calorie counting",yes that is what I am calling it rather than a "diet". It's a mental game. Last week, after I posted the blog I was immediately hit with cravings of sweets, cause thats my weakness!! Then I was reminded that "the world was watching" to see if I could do this. Which, when you have an "audience" it makes it saying no to that wonderul milk chocolate bar a liiiitle bit easier. Just a little though. Overall, I have been so busy that I have not had the time to cook healthy things at the house and bring them with me, but I have learned what low calorie things I can eat here at RRMC and fast food places. It may not be the most ideal choice right now but a grilled chicken wrap or salad is WAY better than a big mac and fries! Also, I made it thru Thanksgiving pretty good. Portion control was the name of the game that day and the next. I never stuffed myself and only ate small portions of my favo

Holiday Cheer

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I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving! I know my family and I did. It was full of family, fun, food, football (could I have one more "f"??) and laughter! Thanksgiving also came with its bittersweet moments for this was the first without my grandpa. He was definitely missed. Even though he had gotten to the point that he was not supposed to eat food by mouth, he loved to come help in whatever way he could, and he would sneak him a taste or two ;). It truly is the little things that you miss the most. Never take for granted the small things, that may seem insignificant. I promise you, those are the things you will remember most. For Fun, I will throw in random pictures:This is my mom, Aunt Margie, Aunt Martha, Hannah and Yours Truly on Thanksgiving. These ladies are so dear to me!! Well, Christmas time is definitely here! Lights sparkling, carols in the air, hot chocolate every evening by the fire and SNOW!!! WHAT?? Am I the only one that is totally elated about the p

No Day But Today!

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I have been back to work now for a week and I still miss the "big city" life and I must admit I miss the blogs, also! Working two jobs is tough and twelve hour work days are killer on the feet; so much so that me and my tennis shoes have become VERY CLOSE friends. During this past week, I have had alot of blog ideas come to me on various topics and all are being worked on. However, one that came to mind was a "series". Maybe its a series or maybe its just for accountibility for myself. I am sure you are wondering what the topic is! Well, weightloss. (Ok bare with me!!) Have you ever made that new year's resolution of losing weight and you are "GUNG HO" about it for a month (maybe) NO? Ok maybe it was just me! Or maybe you have said "tomorrow" I am starting my diet...again, just me? Ok, well that tomorrow never comes for me. Tomorrow becomes another tomorrow which turns into another tomorrow and then here I am still wanting/needing to lose som

Big Girl in a Big City: Day Five/Night Six

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Disclaimer: this post will probably have more actual pictures of me, for entertainment purposes, so PLEASE prepare your eyes!! ;) This morning came so early after only four and a half hours of sleep. I stayed up late packing and double checking every nook and cranny of the hotel room to make sure I didn't forget anything. So, this morning I got up, got ready, finished packing and made two trips down to the car and checked out of the hotel. This made me realize that my dad has me spoiled. He always takes care of the heavy bags and checking out and all that responsible grown up stuff or there's usually someone there to just do that.(Hahaha) It was casual day today, meaning we could wear jeans. Can YOU tell how heavy my eyes were this morning?? I can =) I got to the office and Oh here's a picture of the building I have been in all week: OK, so I got to the office and we took tests, thankfully I passed with two A's!! Yay Me!! Thanks for all you who said a prayer! After

Big Girl in a Big City: Day Four/Night Five

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I know this post is coming later than the previous posts, belive me, my body and eyelids also know this fact to be true! However, I have been studying for the big test tomorrow with some fabulous girls here at the hotel!! We will get to that eventhough it is just yet another "insignificant" detail. Today, I selected my black slacks, pink top that ties and black cardigan with my patent leather 3inch black heels. Yes, I did feel a bit sassy, thanks for asking! Here is your daily "wardrobe" photo: Class today was full of Medicare and tests and reading and Healthstream, and while it is ALL very important for ME and significant to ME, it is really boring and I don't care to really speak of it any more today! I will be tested on all of it tomorrow morning around 9 so please, say a little prayer for MEEEEE!!! At lunch today I learned that my Mrs. Glenda has two tattoos! She is so cool! No, the tats aren't what makes her cool neither does the fact that she loves

Big Girl in a Big City: Day Three, Night Four

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I just got off the phone with a friend who in not so many words was making fun of the things I blog about. Stating that its "crazy" that I blog about basically nothing and the play by plays of a seemingless uneventful day. He also said that "everything is important to me and that if something REALLY important ever did happen to me, my head would explode." He went on to "snarkily" say that I needed to get back to blogging about my "insignificant things on a blog that is CALLED SIGNIFICANCE!" He was astounded that I referred to this as a "series" and that I had a couple of readers" It won't take some of you long to figure out who this person was (hahahaha!)....so ALL that to say, Yes, I do blog about "the little or insigificant things" I enjoy them...I appreciate them and I try to live life to the fullest!! No one is MADE to read my blog, ok maybe I HIGHLY hint at some of you TO read it but its never a life or death thi

Big Girl in a Big City: Day Two, Night Three

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I've sat here trying to think of a good starting point for today. While it may not be clever or dramatic I will begin this post with a simple statement: Today dawned bright and early at 6AM, with the sun shining through my sheet curtains and my mind trying desperately to tune out the nagging beep to tell me to get up! Alas, I got up, got dressed and ready for the day with minutes to spare and for that, dear friends, I was VERY proud of myself! Today, I chose to wear khakis, a brown top with a cropped orange blazer. I almost looked like an autumn leaf walking around....no I DID look like an autumn leaf walking around! And Today, you get TWO pictures! hahaha I know you are thrilled!! Look how little my shoulders look! hahaha Sassy! Today, we spent lots of time going over things that I, not to sound arrogant, already knew alot about and you can't really blame me...today was a review of what I did for three years! However, it was a nice refresher course and I did get to draw som