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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Hello All! I'm still battling this headache and I am about ready to just chop it off. Bet I'd lose a few pounds that way, Ha ha!  My BFF and her kids arrived last night and the kids were so excited. We are having a great visit. I am at work today, but off the rest of the week, so we'll have some time to visit.

Today my weight still shows that 3 pound gain. I'll just accept it. I think it is hormone time again and whether the math adds up or not, my body holds on to fluid for no apparent reason during that. But, I am wearing my first ever size large shirt today, so I'll take it. I know I'm on the right track and I'm so far from where I was a year ago this time. I can't believe I am wearing this shirt. I actually bought a size large on accident. This is the first time I've worn the shirt. I went to put it on and saw it was a large. I thought, what the heck, I'll try it. I did and it fits. It matches my new shoes and I really like it. It's nothing special,but it's a size large!!

This morning I had a breakfast sandwich and banana with my water and coffee. I had 4 almonds for lunch w/ 8 oz of coke. Not healthy at all, but I was really nauseated with this headache. I tried to drink water and felt like I was gonna lose it, so I gave up and tried the coke. I counted the calories and I think it helped a little anyway.  Exercise is on the agenda for this evening and we're making our own pizzas for dinner. I'll be having very thin crust and veggies with very little cheese. And water, of course. That is assuming my nausea lets up.

I've been reading a lot of posts about year end wrap ups and goals for the next year and I'll get to mine sometime. But, I need some time to really think about it.. I know every year for as long as I can remember my resolution was to lose weight and exercise. While that is on the agenda for the next year, I'm not making it a resolution. It is just going to be business as usual for me. So I'll do some soul searching and think about my next goals and what I want out of the next year.

All I know is I've come a long way.
Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010

32 comments:

  1. I hope you start feeling better. Headaches/migraines suck! Love the pictures....you have been doing some amazing work.

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  2. Wow, what a difference between the two pictures. You look great! Best wishes in the New Year.

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  3. Yes, you have come a long way. Congrats.

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  4. That's an amazing difference in the before and after. It's like a whole different gal! Congrats and let's make 2011 even MORE amazing!

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  5. Wow, you look awesome. You must be so proud of you. It's been awhile since I've popped in on your blog and ...well, WOW!

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  6. Great great progress!
    Feel better!!

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  7. Your transformation is nothing short of amazing! Isn't it a great feeling to head into the new year knowing you don't have to just wish and hope that you'll start being healthy? It is for me.

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  8. Amazing difference in pics! way to go!

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  9. All I can say is WOW--you go girl! Hope you're feeling better.

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  10. What a fantastic transformation! CONGRATS1!! What a huge difference!!!

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  11. Wow - although I already see a lot of "wow's" in your comment - it is the first word that comes to mind. You are looking great!! 2011 is going to be a great year!!

    And headaches suck.. :(

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  12. This is me whistling at your photo! Great job!!!
    Jan

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  13. Congratulations on your persistent success, tenacity and candor. You're a great role model for health seekers. Happy New Year!

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  14. Wow!!! You are an inspiration to me!! I have to tell you, you will be an inspiration to your patients!! I used to go to a doctor who kept telling me to lose weight. This doctor must have weighed over 350 pounds. One time she visited me in the hospital, and once she reached my room, it took her a couple of minutes for her to catch her breath - she was so out of shape. It was so sad!!! We spent many visits talking and crying about out weight. I thought, with all her knowledge, if she can't help me or herself, then there is no hope! You will bring hope to your patients and everyone you know. Congrats and keep up the great work!!

    Stay focused!!

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  15. That shirt IS special because it's a size large - nice, very very nice! :)

    Wow, you have come a long way in a year's time! You look so much younger and just fit and beautiful. Congratulations!

    P.S. That is one gigantor of a tree!

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  16. holy canole Doc!! that is amazing!

    Good deal on that shirt! I remember the first time I fit an XL like it was yesterday! It will always hold a special spot in your heart.

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  17. Nice pictures....Show off... LMAO....

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  18. Whoot!! You so TOTALLY ROCK, Doc! I'm very proud of you and your hard work.

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  19. All your hard work is paying off!

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  20. Looking good! That is an awesome transformation. Hope you feel better soon.

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  21. Amazing picture comparison! Hope the headache has gone by now and wish you lots of fun with your BFF. Happy New Year.

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  22. Ann you look amazing! What a difference a year makes when you start living healthy. Congrats!

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  23. Congrats on a very successful 2010

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  24. That is an amazing difference in the photo's, keep up the terrific work

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  25. You're beautiful! All that in just a year -- What an inspiration. That's such a lovely gift to yourself, as well as your family, friends, readers, and patients. You're proving that this is something we can all do.

    Happy New Year!

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  26. Firstly - you look fabulous! Great work Doc! Keep it up in 2011 - it's gonna be a great year ...
    Secondly - I hope you're feeling really soon ... headaches and nausea or never good ...
    Thirdly - Happy New Year! I for one am so glad 2010 is over ... on to bigger (or is that smaller LOL things.

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  27. Just an awesome year, it has been a pleasure to follow on, looking forward to more of the same in 2011 - Happy New Year!

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  28. You look so much brighter and vibrant (and slimmer, of course) in the newer pic. Happy New Year Doc and here's to us both achieving goal-weight before the next new year comes around.

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  29. I LOVE those before and after pictures!! Wahoo for you!! Yes, you have come a long weigh (I mean way) in the last month. Ya know, we (I include myself in this category) used to throw the towel in when I would gain weight for TOM or whatever. But, like you, no more. It is a new patience that has emerged with me and you on this LAST journey. It's the last!!

    I am a recovering horrible migraine sufferer. They are way less now, but I woke up this morning with that feeling in my head and right away that wobble in my stomach. Usually a sign that the colossal M is on the way. Somehow I did everything right and beat it (water, eat something small and take my meds as soon as possible). It really helped me to see a neurologist, might be something to consider, Doc. They are awful. At least, in your case, you understand what your own patients are dealing with with their own headaches.

    Best wishes to you for a great New Year! Michele

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  30. You are really rocking out. May 2011 be filled with great new things. Thanks for your support this past year!

    Cheers,
    Missa
    LosingEthel

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Progress to TouchDown and GOALLLL!!