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lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 12:11 PM
Hi Everyone!
It's not too late to write your future self a little hello in this thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/277824-memory-time-capsule-opened-week-october-5th.html

So a few things have happened this week that make me feel like I have really been evolving. As you know- DH and I went to the bank yesterday. First step to addressing my financial issues. VERY stressful for me. When we were making plans, I immediately thought to myself, "Oh no- that's too early. I won't be able to go to the gym and I really want to relieve that stress." HellO?! AWESOME!

And then yesterday after the bank- instead of wanting to emotionally eat or cheat- I wanted to go get some acupuncture. I also got some ear seeds for stress and one for hunger control!

I feel like my future self might be getting closer then I think!!

Have you surprised yourself lately with some positive behaviors/thoughts that are becoming part of your personality?


lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 12:14 PM
Oh- I also ate 4 bites of pizza last night and was in the bathroom within 20 minutes. Guess future me doesn't like junk food anymore. Oh well.

And check out some before and after pictures that I took for a t-tapp challenge:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/All_zps378c9547.png

A lot can happen in 60 days. I can't wait to see what 300 more days brings!

livelaughlovesunshin
03-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Oh- I also ate 4 bites of pizza last night and was in the bathroom within 20 minutes. Guess future me doesn't like junk food anymore. Oh well.

And check out some before and after pictures that I took for a t-tapp challenge:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/All_zps378c9547.png

A lot can happen in 60 days. I can't wait to see what 300 more days brings!

The difference in your stomach is so awesome!!


lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 12:23 PM
Yeah- I can't see my tummy poking out past my boobs anymore. It's great. LOL. It was my first weight to come on- so maybe that's why it's leaving rather quickly? Or perhaps it's that cortislim I'm taking? Who knows- But I'LL TAKE IT!

Thanks! :)

elvislover324
03-21-2013, 12:27 PM
You look amazing!!!!!

Mozzy
03-21-2013, 12:38 PM
Great pics!!!!

amandie
03-21-2013, 12:44 PM
Wow, what a difference in 60 days! Cannot wait to see you after 300 days has gone by. :)

Thinforme
03-21-2013, 01:02 PM
You look AMAZING!

PreciousMissy
03-21-2013, 01:10 PM
I noticed as your waistline shrunk your smile grew! What an amazing change you've made!

lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 01:48 PM
I noticed as your waistline shrunk your smile grew! What an amazing change you've made!

Yeah- the essay I need to write for the challenge deals a lot with the emotional wellness I found in the last 60 days.

This is what I have so far:

Perhaps I should have joined the More to Lose + Health Category when I signed up for this challenge in January, but I was in denial. As a new bride, married for only three months, denial was easier to swallow then admitting to myself that I wasn’t the wife I always envisioned I would be. Tears slipped down my cheeks as I uploaded my before pictures. I literally thought to myself, “Gosh. I really hope I don’t win, because I don’t want anyone to see these pictures.” I was heartbroken and disappointed in myself. And I wondered how my new husband could even love the body of the woman in front of me on the computer screen.

Where was the confidence and excitement I had read about in everyone else’s success stories? Was it just me? Was I the only one absolutely terrified to start the t-tapp challenge?

The year leading up to our wedding was a difficult one. In the beginning of 2012, I got into a car accident involving a semi-truck and totaled my vehicle. I was left in pain and x-rays revealed that my neck and spine were no longer properly aligned. A few months later, I was diagnosed with crohn’s disease after having a colonoscopy at the age of 28 years old. In addition, as our wedding approached, I became apprehensive about my ability to conceive after having an ovarian tumor removed a few years prior that left me with imbalanced hormones and carrying 75+ extra pounds. The weight gain was sudden, causing many stretch marks and knee pain.

I felt broken. Physically and emotionally broken. It’s painful for me to even tell you this now, but I felt that my husband deserved a better wife- and my future children (fingers crossed), deserve a healthier mother. I started the t-tapp challenge scared, insecure and weighing over 230 pounds. In the middle of my first workout- I thought to myself again, “Gosh. I really hope I don’t win, because I’m not sure I can do this. I don’t want to meet Teresa and embarrass myself.” It’s not that the workout was unbearable, but my muscles got fatigued so quickly. I ran out of breath and I was ashamed that I could not keep up and I was not even 30 years old!

And then I came across a quote from Neale Donald Walsch that said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” So I quieted my fears the best I could and set out on the journey to t-tapp my inches away. The days passed and my hoe-downs started to become more recognizable. (I am pretty sure that for a few weeks it just looked like I was flailing around.) Then something remarkable began to happen- not only did I start to lose inches, but I started to t-tapp away my fears and insecurities. I began looking forward to my 15 minute t-tapping time and soon realized, “YES! I CAN!”

And more importantly, I realized that I deserved this journey. I was worthy of loving myself. As I began finding emotional wellness, I began to experience physical wellness too! My knees and back stopped hurting and I haven’t had any gastrointestinal distress for over a month!

3FC Notes: I'm sure that my new lifestyle of not eating processed or packaged foods sure helped with this too! LOL. My new lifestyle, which includes daily check-ins with 3FC has helped me come this far in 60 days.

On 1/20:
Weight: 230
BMI: 37.4
Fat Percentage: 47.3%

On 3/20:
Weight: 214.6
BMI: 34.6
Fat: 44.5%

mrsharshman
03-21-2013, 01:50 PM
woah, you look great!! Congratulations on all of your progress so far, INSIDE and OUT!!

mrsharshman
03-21-2013, 01:55 PM
I just read your last post and now you are even more inspirational! You must feel on top of the world with your accomplishments and overcoming so much. You've done an amazing job focusing on the present/future and not dwelling on the past setbacks :) can't wait for future updates!

PreciousMissy
03-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Lunar, what a great essay!

What is t-tapp?

lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 04:08 PM
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/what-is-ttapp.html

Ta-Da!

My herbalist told me about it- and then a lot of "Real Food Movement" bloggers wrote about it too: http://www.cookingtf.com/why-i-no-longer-visit-the-chiropractor/

I like it.

elvislover324
03-21-2013, 04:31 PM
I wish I knew you in person. You have such an amazing outlook on life. Everyone who meets you is surely blessed. :)

PreciousMissy
03-21-2013, 05:23 PM
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/what-is-ttapp.html

Ta-Da!

My herbalist told me about it- and then a lot of "Real Food Movement" bloggers wrote about it too: http://www.cookingtf.com/why-i-no-longer-visit-the-chiropractor/

I like it.

Ahhhh. I might have to give that a whirl. Thanks for the link!

LockItUp
03-21-2013, 05:29 PM
You have a really gorgeous shape! Look at your tiny little waist! Great job you've done so far!!!

lunarsongbird
03-21-2013, 06:17 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv5lmyVFrF1qjql2lo1_500.jpg

opheliaphoenix
03-21-2013, 08:52 PM
Look at that hourglass figure you've got going on now! Lovely and you can tell you've been working hard. Awesome job!

Also, I've seen you post about the T-Tapp thing before, and I always wondered what it was. I'll have to check it out.