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4/28/'12 - At my troupe's belly dance show - I cannot belive how skinny I look! O_oWhoosh! Me and my gigantic skirt at my troupe's dance show on 4/28!Taking our bows - I love blue! ;-):-)5/10/'12 - from 186.6 in Feb., to 164 today!!! :-D5/10/'12 - From 186.6 to 164, baby!As of 6/14/'12 - from 186.6 lbs. to 159 lbs.! Don't ever, ever, EVER give up!6/23/'12 - Before Auburn MI's Relay for Life...my first ever...dancing for a good cause!6/23 - After our Relay performance - troupe roots, and triple threat - me, Jazli, and Katie!6/23 - Smile! Ready, but nervous!6/23/'12 - Ready to dance my favorite solo at Relay for Life in Auburn, MI. Photo courtesy of Katie!6/23 - Swoosh~! Photo courtesy of Katie!7/24/'12: From 186.6 to 156 lbs.! It has not happened overnight and without hard work! Feels unreal!10/22/'12 - Size 16 Old Navy jeans that fit pretty comfortably this time last year! :-o10/20/'12 - At the annual Shake and Bake belly dance show and bake sale our troupe gets invited to!Keep calm and dance forever!12/8/'12 - Performing at a local area Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar! :-)1/12/'14.1/12/'14- Me and mah bellah!1/12/'14 - The angle on this is not so great, but I'm happy!day 3 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 3/9/2016day 14 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/20/20162/15/'17 - About to begin practicing with a Balkan-Gypsy-Klemzer band!2/12/'17 - Before painting a prop at a friend's photography studio!2/12/'17 - Crop from photography studio pic, for profile pic. :-)day 5 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/5/2017day 7 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/7/2017day 10 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/10/2017I love my job...I still wish I could have slept longer today. ;-)I love my job...I still wish I could have slept longer today. ;-)Turn your face/Toward the sun/And let the shadows/Fall behind you~This deliciousness was only 373 calories. #MeatlessSausage #Peppers #Onion #Tomato #OliveOil #MozzarellaWhen all you want is junk for breakfast, but then you realize that you have a possible 9-hour day.
#BetterChoices #ProteinBoostPut in the work, love yourself, and the rest will follow!March compared to April 2017!Weight/measurements comparison!day 4 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 6/6/2018Peanut butter, banana, and strawberries on whole grain toast. Yay, breakfast!Me, 06/11/'18. Feeling pretty happy and confident!Have filled my trusty 32 oz. Nalgene three times today! It will be empty before bedtime. :-)Carbs to help push me through a busy morning - oats with honey, strawberries, bananas, and plain almond milk. Happy Friday!Oats with banana (they were frozen, and melted!!!), a TBSP of natural peanut butter, a TBSP of raw honey, and cinnamon! Will keep me going until break this morning! :-)day 22 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/22/2018Tuesday's bowl 'o' sunshine! There's oatmeal in there, too. :-P
A good start to a chilly morning!After making about 8 breakfasts at work today, I had to - 2 eggs loaded with mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, a little avocado, and a litrle cheddar. Fuel 'til 3pm!Down from 181. Slow going, but I'm happy. ^_^Avocado whole grain toast with tomato and a wee bit of Vaganiase for even more flavor. Good morning to you!Pre-workout fuel: old-fashioned oats, unsweetened frozen strawberries and blueberries, and lactose-free milk.Buffalo chicken breast and rutabaga "pasta". No recipe for this one, played it by ear. Not pictured are celery sticks and a side of organic ranch.Victory breakfast!
1 cup lactose-free milk
1/2 cup blueberry kefir
1/2 cup raw old-fashioned oats
55 grams unsweetened frozen strawberries
52 grams frozen unsweetened blueberriesWorked up a proper sweat on the elliptical today!And, BOOM...balance.That was a heck of a good session! 1.50 miles in 25 min. on elliptical!Before practicing dance for a performance this weekend! Only 9 minutes, but boy, it kicks up the ol' heart rate!3/11/'19 - Have actually lost 11 lbs., but I'll take it! Began this journey at 195, now 184.4!From behappy.meSurprisingly meatless, "Italian-inspired chili. Had with yolk-less egg noodles, a drizzle of EVOO, a light string cheese, and 5 black olives. YUM!3/2/'19 - Pre-costume, pre-performance selfie! Makeup, what a concept...! 3/2/'19 - Pre-belly dance show! Still shimmying after a decade!Blueberry kefir, 1/2 cup blueberries, chocolate protein powder...and half a serving of mixed baby greens.
...I don't hate it, but I'm not convinced that I love it. :-PSeafood salad, made with Simply Surimi, Veganaise, celery, onion, and seasonings, on a whole wheat tortilla.
Too much red onion. X.x
And too much lunch - I thought I could eat two of these, and now I know better. Uuuuugh.
Otherwise, tasty!I went without eating junk at work today, and I held out til the end of my shift for my meal! Had a nice dinner after working out, and let myself have the last of the M&Ms I'd been saving...proud of myself tonight, after a rough few weeks!As of 4/5/'12, I've lost 15 lbs.!As of 3/21/'12! :-DGoofy photo...my shoulder angel is apparently a stuffed panda. Should I listen to it?Practicing belly dance at a friend's apartment building, 12/29/'10.Me with my first "trashy" t-shirt...but it's not that trashy...it's Guinness! ;-P4/23/'11 - Getting ready for the show in June!4/23/'11 - Back shot! I never realized that it doesn't look flabby.2/7/'12 - Still dancing, even though I've been a Spark-delinquent.Truth!Let's do this!!!3/5/'12 - Feelin' good!Dear Me,
Love, Me.3/15 - 178 lbs.! I was so afraid of my camera and tripod falling over! Belly dance pants and top!3/24/'12 - With my Isis Wings at the dance studio! People keep telling me that I look "wonderful".4/15 - Lip-synching along with some fun music.4/19/'12 - 170 looks and feels much better than the 180's! Looking forward to keep moving forward!Me and the scurge of the city sidewalks (he hates having his picture taken!) - 4/19/'12.Me before our community center's dance show on April 24th, 2010.Before the dance show on 4/24/'10.2/17/'12 - Trying yet again.Me cropped from a picture of my belly dance troupe...
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