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Rising up from the ashes... I even got a tattoo to remind me!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Once I said I wanted to lose 100 pounds.. it seemed like a done deal. Eventually, I got there, chipping away the pounds. It took three years but I did it. For me, I know I made that change that I am not ever, EVER, going back on. This is worth too much to me. In fact, I have struggled with accepting that my future husband (yet to be found) will have to accept and support my lifestyle before and after. I am all meshed into one.

Because I do not want to forget ever who I was three years ago and who I am today... I got a tattoo! Over the last year, I have been searching for the right design. I knew I wanted a phoenix to represent a rising of the ashes.

This is what I have so far. It still needs to be colored, in like two weeks!

Now for the rest of my life....

My test results came back. The strep culture was negative. TSH test was normal. Hemogram was normal. This is all good news.. but.. this means I still don't know. I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday. I am wondering if I should just forget it and act like I feel "normal".

I am still taking multivitamins. I have been getting better a little bit more everyday. In fact, I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes rowing, and lifted lightly. I felt no weakness in my muscles but I did get nauseous. It's weird because if I eat I feel better for about 1-2 hours. Maybe I am not eating enough protein or overall calories..

Besides my health...
Today was a good first day of classes. I actually had fun in soccer which was a surprise, considering I felt inadequate and physically I felt nauseous. Also, my boss wants to give more hours beside someone is quitting so I will probably do that. I needed more hours anyhow!

Okay, that's all I have for now!
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    HI Savannah......

    I emoticon your Tat!!!!!

    Let me know what you find out on Thursday.

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    Comment edited on: 9/8/2011 4:11:06 PM
    Wow! What a tat! Congrats on your success!
    3185 days ago
    Awesome tat!
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    Congrats on your tremendous weight loss!

    Your tattoo is simply amazing. I love your choice of the phoenix. I actually had a phoenix theme on my SP page for a period of months.

    3186 days ago
    Wow . . . that's a most impressive tattoo! It's lso a beautiful work of art. Now I don't have to wait until Thursday to see it. 8-))
    3186 days ago
    Cool tattoo! I hope you continue to feel better!
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    Awesome tatoo! Good for you!

    Hope you are feeling 100% really soon!
    3186 days ago
    Way to go on the 100 lbs loss and what a great reminder! Your the best and you deserve the best!
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    3186 days ago
    Wow Savannah that's no small reminder... you went all the way with that tat! Beautiful design for a beautiful young woman. Congratulations on your major achievement! Hope you are feeling better soon.
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    Love the tat!! Beautiful!!

    Keep searching for the answer. If you don't you'll be wondering and stressing in the back of your mind.

    Congrats again!!
    3186 days ago
    Gotta agree w/PSALM42. It's a good idea for you to try eating every 3 hrs. pairing a protein w/a complex carb. That's how I eat.

    Anyway, your tat is FABULOUS! I can imagine how wonderful it will look when it's colored in. Cool!

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    Might be a blood sugar problem. I know I've talked with you about it before. Try to eat every 3 hours and always have protein with a complex carb (string cheese, apple; etc.)- if you keep the meals small you can stay in your calorie range and level out your blood sugar. Have you asked the doctor about this?
    3186 days ago
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