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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrating NaBloPoMo!


There's a party here at my blog tonight!  I'm happy dancing that I successfully completed the crazy challenge known as NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month.  The challenge : to post a blog entry for all 30 days in November.  With this final post for November I've successfully met that challenge!  Yay me!  I'm sure some blog entries were worth reading and a few were just filling in space, but I did it!  Also a shout out to my friends Christin and Bonnie for joining me and completing the challenge!  Way to go!  Way to go to everyone who attempted NaBloPoMo this year, and to those who completed it, props to you!  See you same time, same place in 2012!!!

Today was weigh in day, for the last few years I've been regularly weighing in on Saturday morning... which of course is always more favourable because its first thing in the morning and before eating, etc.  These last few weeks I've been flirting with idea of Wednesday evening weigh ins.  I've kinda decided to stick with it because usually on Friday nights Christin and I have dinner together... that worked when I was weighing in monthly but now that I'm back to weekly, it kinda puts a downer on dinner out.  I find myself so conscience of where and what I'm eating, is there too much salt?  Like my favourite fajitas, sure to put you up three pounds the next day due to retaining water and the salt!

I wasn't sure how I did this week when I went to step on the scale, since I came of maintenance and went back to loosing and paying I've not touched my home scale not checked up on how I'm doing.  The only time I know how I'm doing is when I step on that scale in front of my WW leader.  I've also not been obsessing over my number on the scale, but if I lost and what that loss (or gain was).  Its kinda nice ignoring that number (the bigger picture I suppose) and saying oh cool, I lost a pound this week.  I and my leader were surprised that I lost 1.5 lbs this week!  I had only just weighed in this past Saturday so it hadn't been a full week, and it was a evening not a morning weigh in.  I can proudly report I'm now down 3.5 lbs out of the 10 I need to loose!  Getting pretty close to that 5lb mark, the half way point!

There's two things I've been dying to do and I've decided they're going to be rewards for hitting the half way point and the 10lb mark.  When I hit the 5lb mark I'm going to get my eyebrows waxed... lets just say I've got a bit of a jungle going on up there above my eyes!  Its something I usually keep on top of every 6 weeks or so but I let a lot of things go when my Mum was in hospital in September.  Second, I'm dying for a haircut!  I haven't had it cut since the beginning of February.  Right now its long, flat and lifeless, its just dragging me and my face down!  Hopefully this is the motivation I need to see this thing through!

I thought I might share these two pictures with you, especially for those of you who weren't familiar with the "old" me :

At the Mexico/Arizona border March 2007, pushing over 200 lbs

Same place, same time of year but in March 2011 at my lowest 142 lbs

19 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats for completing the challenge of posting every day in November and also your weight loss.

Christine said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge.
What a difference between the two pictures, you've done really well

cucki said...

congratulations on completing the challenge..and i am so happy for your weight loss too.
hugs xx

Kate said...

Congratulations on completing your challenge.
Great weight loss - the two pictures are such a contrast - stick with it, you will get there.

Bette said...

Way to go on completing your blogging challenge. And the weight loss. Your after picture is looking wonderful. Keep up the great work.

Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness Dani... congratulations on meeting both your NaBloPoMo and weight loss goals. You look so happy and I'm happy dancing with you big time! :)

valerie said...

Congrats on your NaBloPoMo achievement! And good for you for tackling those 10 pesky pounds. I have 10 pounds to tackle to but can't find the motivation. The before and after photos are a huge contrast. Great job on your weight loss goals!

Beatrice said...

Great post Dani..glad you are doing so well with WW. You rock!!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on completing the challenge and an awesome weight loss. You look beautiful!

I joined NaBloPoMo for the month of December. We'll see how I will do, wish me luck!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the NaBloPoMo and losing 1.5! WTG!
-Jen

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on completing NaBloPoMo. I did keep up with reading them all but commenting - not so much!
My weight loss recommendation - have children who eat everything before you can get to it!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Losing weight is so hard, even a few pounds, so well done you.

Julie said...

Congrats on completing the daily posts.
Dani you look amazing!

Ginny said...

Congrats on reaching your goal of daily posts for NOvember. I know that it is a big accomplishment.
Also, congrats on your weight loss. You are an inspiration! Great job!

PegC said...

I do realize I'm way late on finding you and seeing this post but --way to go girl--what an inspiration!

Mindi said...

I have to really give you huge congratulations on the weight loss. I've always battled with my weight, and recently between stress, and using the excuse of all my ankle surgeries, I haven't been exercising like I should, yet still eating the same. Needless to say, the scale is showing the results, or when I avoid the scale, the lack of any clothes fitting me. Discipline is hard, but you've obviously been doing great. Go ahead and give yourself those rewards! At least they're not food related, which so many times my rewards are.

geeky Heather said...

Way to go, Dani!! I'd never be able to keep up with NaBloPoMo!! And congrats on the weight!

Mangogirl said...

congrats on your weight loss!

Stitcher S said...

I've been reading your blog for years and first 'knew' you on the old TWBB, I believe. I never saw this before and after photo duo before. Amazing! Keep up the hard work, you are inspiring.