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OMG I HAVE A BODY!! (It's not laced well, I wanted to get it on quickly)Me, my mom, Bingley and Little GSelfie with Bingley!I decided I needed a new pic for you guys! 99 lbs down overall in this photo!Merry Christmas 2013 from Bingley and me!Hey bay-beh *winky*New hair... still a bit wet and not styled. Cut off about 6 inches!June 2014 - 165 lbsMyself and my second cousin once removed, Makayla, playing with Legos on the 4th of July!There's a list of things I could criticize about this photo, but it really shows the color of my eyeShe's got leeeeegs!Bedtime Selfie Hubs, Underling Josh and Me at the Riversharks GameMy Bingy BabyRelaxing on a gorgeous day at the ballpark. I love my kettlebell!Heavy metal!Oct 1st Kettlebell Progress PhotoNew hair! Oct 23, 201411-4-14 worked my backside off this morning in my workout. OWNED IT. Don't slack off just because it's the holidays. Your body deserves better. Today would have been my dad's 71st birthday. I know it would please him to know that I ate beets last night, and really liked them. Still don't like them pickled, though!December 1 2014 Kettlebells Progress12-03-14 HelloooooToday I'm grateful for being a morning person! Little black dress!Haven't gotten my raise at work yet, but I got a bonus!More good news: bikini from China finally arrived! (After I was refunded!) Tell me what you think, please!Me and my fur son.For those of you who were curious about my tattoo!Special preview of what's to come for my SparkBuds!THEY GAVE ME A PUPPY TO HANDLE FOR THE ADOPTION EVENT! *squeed my pants*I'm trying to make a Coach Bingley shirt for my Cafe Press store and the site won't let me save the back. *pout* Back from our trip...to Gettysburg!Sun is out, slept in, grocery shopping, shelter volunteer meeting. Feeling pretty good. ;)Breakfast then bells on my balcony.7 am, sunny and 65 degrees equals perfect time to run!When I got to work this morning, I was pretty convinced I was going to have a bad day. That turns out to be not the case. Life is not perfect by any means, but it's good. :) Wisteria? Saw these on my run this morning.Had a good, if hot and tiring day. Treating myself with a cool shower and some Ginger Ale 10.Bells done. Abs next. Dog walking before lunch. Yoga tonight. #tiredalreadyWe gon eat a moderate amount of Indian food like it's my birthday! (Oh wait...it IS!)Bingy & me hanging out at work. Plus my new phone case! Spending some quality time with my baby boy.got really sweaty this morning during my workout. yes I am sucking my stomach in. Sweating out my anxiety this morning! I used to hate sweating, and now I love it. Grow to love it and you'll be rewarded!ReadtComplete!First workout post mud run. I hurt all over and today is my "hard" workout. Here goes nothing!Pizza night!It's been that kind of day.Working outside for the crft fair today with Bingley!Brought Bingley to walking group this morning. He made it about 2.5 mikes before he needed a little break!I'm being brave!This face!Starting Monday off right, with sweat! Today's agenda; haircut, coffee w Godmother, car inspection, registration renewal, work on my faire skirt.Looking forward to a weekend with no plans. Time to catch up on my backlog of chores! Photo is from walking group this morning.Be fit! Got all six workouts in this week! Plus a short run and walking group. What did YOU do? ;)Adventure Run w. Sharon!Bingley says I should skip blogging and just pet him.Senior prom, 1999. Ren faire!Mornin', SparkPeeps.Yes I sing to my dog. Suck it, haters!Saw this beauty this morning during walking group.You other drinkers can't deny!I said I was going to try to track my dinner, but how does one even begin to track this???Kettlebells rule!Happy 5th birthday, Bingley!Feeling very hungry today. Could be boredom. Have already drunk 20 cups water so it's not thirst, lol. Turkey meatballs, light tomato sauce and cauliflower rice. Huge meal, less than 400 calories!Stopped twice on the way to work to take photos of trees. Nature is amazing!Pulled pork, sweet potato & cranberry sauce taco w/ cauliflower rice. day 366 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/28/2015*sigh* You'd think in the year since the photo on the left I'd see a BIT more definition! Had an emotional day. Depression is back, hopefully temporarily. No anxiety though, not for months. I'll take what I can get. :)Happy Thanksgiving!4 week exercise streak!day 400 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/1/2015Throwback Thursday, 110-ish lbs ago! Is in a van with four sleeping dogs, aka, heaven.Sausage, potato & kale stew, less than 500 calories for a huge bowl.Me, the Hubs and Bingley. Made Italian Sprinkle Cookies today and haven't eaten one yet!Made potica and Russian black bread, just need to bake them. Boiled potatoes. Ate breakfast. Gonna work out, make lunch, wrap gifts, shower, head to work. :)It's 65 degrees and we have the windows open and the "fireplace" on! Going to see Star Wars this afternoon and then dinner!Craving salad after eating so poorly for weeks. This salad was delicious but it had nuts, dried fruit and cheese. #nothealthysorryEgyptian soup (hence the camel) and grilled cheese. Mmm. Had a wonderful day at Longwood Gardens today.Kettlebells and Downton AbbeyMe and Bingley. When your living room is your gym you have no excuses!Not sure why the photo looks squished, but breakfast today is Funfetti quinoa!Didn't wanna work out. Did it anyway!I'm creating the me I want to be.I've lost and kept off more than 100 lbs. My body isn't perfect. But it's mine and I'm proud of it!Extra hungry today. Bulking with veggies.Boston Terriers sit weird. Puppy bowl snacks!Pumpkin spice brown rice breakfast pudding!Big fat snowflakes! day 475 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/14/2016Flex!!!Doggie yoga pose?Worked out this morning while watching Downton Abbey. This morning's episode made me cry while doing rows! Workout DONE! Fighting your way uphill is hard, but it can also be beautiful. Emotionally exhausting day today.Giant strawberry! (Part of my afternoon snack.)Giant strawberry! (Part of my afternoon snack.)Giant strawberry! (Part of my afternoon snack.)day 500 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/10/2016My food consistency is lacking right now. Working on it! Is having friends over for corned beef tonight!TOM struck today. The first day I'm always exhausted and uncomfortable. Here's a pic of pretty flowers to make up for my absence.Southwest Millet Salad w Corn and Black Beans! Bingley did NOT want to cooperate and look at the camera. Jerk.Coach Bingley making sure I do my ab workout right!HEALTHY Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki (with mushrooms)This pic is a couple months old but people seem to like it so I'm putting it on my SparkPage.You know you jelly of mah dins. Chicken caprese with polenta and spinach. Just under 500 cals.I've been through all of these today.Decent pancake mix! I had mine with real butter and cherry berry blend fruit.We didn't win anything, but my buddy Josh and I had a blast at tonight's Adventure Run!On a clear day you can see Philly from this park, 19 miles away.Workout felt extra tough today. It was way shorter than I'm comfortable with and it wouldn't quite zip in the back but I Iike the shape!Copycat snack! (ARAZA30)Rainbow Kale Power Salad w Peanut Lime Vinaigrette Sometimes pretending to be in a food mood puts you in a good mood.Pampering myself tonight. Mani and Netflix.Beef espedatas with roasted potatoes and braised kale and spinach. Fill out that dress with guns, ladies. ;)Doing an MS walk with two fabulous ladies from my walking group! An easy four mile Sunday morning!Went to a local diner for lunch and got an Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame vinaigrette on the side. Excited to try this tomorrow! Had a great day today. Ready for bed though!Someday I'll lose that little flap under my arm and the one in my armpit. Damn it I will!I was almost hoping this wasn't delicious because it was $2.99 but it was soooo gooood!After the rain comes a rainbow. :)My exterior is ready for the showroom. Not sure if I'm emotionally ready haha. And I won't make it through the day with these shoes.Wednesday workout done!day 550 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/29/2016Bingley loves me!My snack for this afternoon at work.Healthy breakfast at Corner Bakery after 3 mile walk with walking group.Right after Monday's Intermediate Kettlebells workout!So glad "Hungry Week" is over! My body was begging for extra calories and it got it.This is... ADVENTURE RUN!!!It's 9 pm, I'm exhausted, and I'm going to bed. So is Bingley.My walk today was really beautiful. Angel food cake, honeyed whipped cottage cheese, and blueberries macerated in balsamic vinegar and cilantro. AKA - dessert!Chicken fajita kebabs over brown rice!Poppies for sale at my god mother's farmIt feels like all I've been doing lately is running around. Today I had lunch with my godmother and got my tomatoes planted.day 575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/24/2016Pepperoni Pizza Quinoa from foodfaithfitness.comScenery from this morning's run!Sun's out, guns out!day 600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/18/2016It's been a while since I've had this many steps! I had 13,000 before 10 am so I just went for it. :)So excited! They go from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs each.Serious home gym!!Never skip the weekends! So this happened. (Weight loss photoshoot)day 625 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/13/2016The best one so far.Cowards leave nasty comments on stranger's Spark Pages and then turn their page offline. I find it hilarious that I got body shamed on a weight loss website."Rest" day.day 650 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/7/2016I got ALL of these veggies for $28.75. Can't eat healthy on a budget, huh? I call BS!The walking group ladies followed this mountain goat up the hill! Jody in the front is 77 years old and kicking butt.I don't see a difference here and I wish I did. Poop. My figgy puddin' ;)Homemade kibbeh!day 675 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/1/2016Homemade flour tortillas with black beans, queso fresco, salsa verde and a side of broiled corn.Made Banana Bread Breakfast Bulgur this morning! So good. :)one of my favorite shots from Bingley's photo shoot. :)Made it into Indiana! Bingley is not impressed.Made it into Indiana! Bingley is not impressed.Took the architecture boat tour today!day 700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/26/2016They're freezing me out at work today!Channeled my emotions into murdering my kettlebell workout. There's nothing but goo left.Had a great run/walk before work this morning!My new galaxy workout pants!Warm enough for breakfast on the balcony today, yay!Bingley wanted to help me foam roll my legs. Super sore from so many squats yesterday!Been running around like a crazy person. This was last night at Longwood Gardens Nightscape exhibit. This morning was a wine tasting and craft fair, then groceries. I'm pooped!Loon what I got for $4 at Kohl's! :)day 733 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/29/20163/2 run/walk this morning. 35 min of it was structured, the rest was just me walking home lol.Had a lovely day in New Hope, PA with The Hubs. Overate a little but not badly (ice cream). :)Done! :)I am a safe person.I am a safe person.I am a safe person.day 750 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/15/2016day 750 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/15/2016day 750 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/15/2016Not official time but my Polar Heart Rate Monitor says a sub 33 min 5k!!!day 775 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/10/2016SO GOOD. (I only ate half the pint.)Still here and kicking! One more week of retail Christmas to go!First real workout of 2017! Fitness Blender's 33 Minute Butt Lift Workout.day 800 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/4/2017He has my heart.No I don't normally wear lipstick when I work out but I'd put this on 10 hours earlier and I was amazed it has stayed on this long.The remnants of doing squats with 40 lbs of dumbbells on each shoulder. #thestruggleisrealI didn't wanna work out this morning. I wanted to be lazy. But I did it. And I burned more cals than doing this vid previously. Do it anyway, people. You won't regret it.Me and my kettlebell queens!for anyone who wants to see my Wednesday night kettlebell workout. I designed it myself. woo hoo second place!Tonight's dinner: pork "ramen" with shirataki noodles, egg and scallions.My breakfast! One cup Oikos plain Greek yogurt, 100g blueberries, 3/4 cup Heritage Flakes and a tablespoon of Pinelands local honey.#flexfriday with my kettlebell queens!day 845 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/18/2017day 850 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/23/2017It's February 23rd in Philly and it's going to be 70. I'm taking advantage of it! Scale is up but I look fierce! Went geocaching with my bestie today and we saw a bunch of deer grazing!this is why I love my job: 22k gold plique-a-jour enamel dragonfly brooch with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. My new camera came today!! Made homemade baked sweet potato chips for dinner. :)Tomorrow I start my own 4-week "clean" meal plan. Excited to see how it goes!day 875 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/20/2017Having fun with macrophotography. Spring is here!Clean eating plan is going great! I've lost 4 lbs since Sunday! I'm sure it's mostly water weight but my acute sinusitis seems to be mostly gone and I'm feeling good!Down 5 lbs since the beginning of my clean eating plan. Day 10 here I come!I'm the lowest weight I've been since JUNE of 2016. So close to being back in my original maintenance range! ?Feeling MUCH less emotional now that TOM has arrived. Plus the sun is shining and it's WARM! ?day 900 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/14/2017Grateful I can bring my dog Bingley to work with me.week 225 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 4/22/2017It's THE PERFECT DAY here, so I dressed up pretty, tried a new look with my makeup (I LOVE this lip stain) and am spending plenty of time outside.Of course my weight dropped almost 2 lbs the day after weigh in! Here's my delicious dinner from last night: Egyptian Style Pollock w Rice, Lentils & Cauliflower! MmmmMy breakfast buddy waiting for the strawberry tops! 2 homemade Pumpkin Bran & Flax Muffins, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup Whole Milk Greek Yogurt.After 2 days of awful anxiety I feel great: except for allergies giving me a runny nose. Took the photo at Longwood Gardens on Monday: you are like this poppy - just about to bloom!Been meditating in the morning to control my anxiety and I think it's helping!day 925 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/9/2017Really proud of myself this morning! I ran a full 5k without stopping and my heart rate never went into the red zone. Slow and steady wins the race!My birthday is Friday and my coworkers got me a delicious fruit tart!Enjoying my birthday breakfast and coffee on my balcony before it gets too hot.After a really tough weekend I finally feel good enough to smile.Ready for my four day weekend!!Bikini time!!#datassGirls weekend!Back to work today. Already missing the ocean and my best friends.Got this dress for $7.50!Despite my HRM acting up I had a great run!day 950 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/3/2017Tip: on rainy days, wear bright makeup. It will cheer you up despite the gray weather!Had a good day yesterday and hopefully today today is too! Got my eating under control yesterday for the first time in weeks.Broke my personal distance record this morning! I ran 5.25 miles of that. 😁Channeling Mad Men today. Have a happy hump day!Had a great hike on the Rose River Loop in Shenandoah with my cousin!day 975 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/28/2017Happy 4th! Red, white and blue!!Well it's cutting off my face but after losing 100+ lbs I can rock a bikini5 miles before work!Had leftover Mushroom Risotto for lunch today. #deliciousdailymomentPosted a photoI love my clavicles. ❤Walking around Longwood Gardens today!Oh my goodness I am SUPER psyched about this new EPIC mascara.day 1000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/23/2017Enjoying some tv and some cashew milk ice cream! #deliciousdailymomentday 1025 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/17/2017Posted a photoMore like chemical cream pie. Yuck. Didn't even finish it.Yesterday was a good day. :)Had a fun beach day on Sunday!My air conditioning is broken so I did kettlebells outside with my friend today!Yesterday's breakfast: Ezekiel Sesame Toast with warm herbed ricotta and fresh tomato!day 1100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/31/2017Me as Agent Carter. Happy Halloween!day 1150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/20/2017day 1200 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/8/2018day 1275 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/24/2018Love my Bingley!The incredible shrinking amazon!My humps!New size large shirt. No more XLs for me!ONEderland official pic =) It's amazing the difference 28 lbs makes! Looking hot!My new skort! Size 12A photo of my face I actually LIKE!Ren Faire costume. I have a WAIST!!Little 'Black' DressHey I look GOOD!It's only 11 lbs, and I can maybe see a difference? What do you think?Bingley chilling on a chair at my work. My Engagement Photo 2008My Mom and I 2008New Hair 7/18/12One of my wedding photos... I think I was at my heaviest. Me and the new hubby 9/28/08230 lb comparison shot... how do I see a difference in the mirror but not a photo?
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