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Great News....

Great news, anyone?

As of last Friday's weigh in I'm only .2 lbs away from reaching the 90 lb lost mark!!! That means only 10 more pounds and I will have lost 100 lbs!!! Plus I bought my very pair of jeans in a single digit....size 8!! I also tried on this cute dress in a size Medium. Looking at it on the hanger I didn't think that it would fit, it would be too small...but it fit perfectly. The only down side was that it was a little long for my body type. Since I have bigger legs I need dresses that end above the knee and this ended below. I felt like it made me feel stumpy. But I know that I'm that much closer to finding a good dress for myself soon. 

My workouts are going better and better. I'm getting stronger and able to move up my weights and getting closer and closer to where I was before. I'm very happy that I'm able to get back to my squats and lunges with no lasting problems. One of my greatest fears is injuring myself to where I have to stop working out and then gaining back the weight. And bumping up my calorie intake has seem to really help since I am hungry to eat that many calories, lol. I have been doing this for half a month now and have had a loss for the last two I'm going to keep watching it as see how it goes. I had plans to run the bridge on Wednesday with my husband but he told me tonight he has to go in earlier that morning so I can either go by myself or push it back to Thursday....thinking of pushing it back since that will give two days off instead of one on my runs. 

A lady brought up the topic of succeeding in one of the groups that I'm apart of on SparkPeople. I wanted to give her a good answer on it but I just couldn't. I'm very close to reaching my end goal and it terrifies me. But I know that I will succeed at keeping the weight off just as I have succeed at losing the weight. It's all much you want to put in yourself is how much you get out of yourself. 

I have long term plans for myself. And I plan on achieving each one of them. 

Well I'm off to bed...tomorrow is the first day back to getting up to an start back to school....woo hoo!!!


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