Now to get fully up to date...

So.  In February I decided I was done with having my weight weigh me down.  It just got to be too much of a burden, and it became this constant thing that I always thought about.  I started to become conscious of what I was eating and I cut back on my sugar intake and I lost 15 lbs easy.  (282 lbs to 267 lbs...still gross, but getting better!) I began to research the "how to's" of losing weight, I even reached out to my Facebook friends.   Enter Nick Coombs.
Nick is a friend of mine from institute choir.  When I thought of him, I never saw him as overweight, just large in stature.  But recently he had lost a TON of weight.  I had a friend remind me of this and that I should contact him as to what he's been doing.


Doesn't he look crazy good!?

Nick and I talked about the program he did (and is still doing) and how he is actually a health coach.  I became more and more interested in it, so I signed up.  
I'm not the best at actually talking about what the program is and giving tons of information, so I'll just copy a bit off the "Take Shape For Life" of TSFL's website:
"Good things come in threes, and TSFL is no exception. Your freepersonal Health Coach (a professional weight-loss Coach), the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan (for healthy weight loss), and the Habits of Health System (for a lifetime of good health) are three of the best gifts you can give yourself. Together, they lead to the healthy weight control that helps you Take Shape For Life."
It took me a few weeks to actually start, I went out of town for business, I was scared to change, you know the drill.  But I eventually started the beginning of March, and I'm so glad I did.  In two months I lost 27 lbs!  For those of you doing the math that's 42 lbs in 3 months!!  
I honestly can't see too much of a change when I look at the mirror, people keep saying that I look good, but I'm not too aware of my change...but I see myself everyday, so who can blame me.  

Here are some before pictures taken by my good friend Shantel!  (Love them!  SOOO excited to take some more pictures in October, a year from when these were taken!)

282 lbs:

I don't really have too many pictures of me now, but here are a few:

 haha!  Such an attractive picture of me!  Nope!

 Not TOO much of a change, but still, a change.  I think you can really see it in my face, though, so that's cool! :)
 I've been off the bandwagon since May.  I went on a cruise, I moved out, summer happened, but I'm restarting TODAY!!  Yep, July 17, 2012 I am restarting my program! :) 
So there you have it.  You're now up to date as to where I am, and now we can continue down this road together.  I don't know how often I'll post, or what exactly I'm going to post about.  But I do know that this is going to be a great time!  I'm so excited to get healthy and make a positive change in my life!
Thank you all so much for your outreach and kind words thus far...it really is so motivating for me.  I know you are all cheering for me so I'm doing this for you too, to prove to you that no matter where you are in your life, you can have control of you and your happiness and your goals!!

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  1. Good for you sweet girl you deserve the best you are a wonderful beautiful person with a personality people would kill for good luck we will be cheering you on!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! You're so sweet! Thanks for being there for me! :)

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  2. You are amazing! The hard work will pay off! :) If you ever need some encouragement don't hesitate to ask! Keep it up girl!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! It'll be a long, hard road, but I know it'll be worth it. Thanks for your encouragement and friendship, I really appreciate it! :)

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  3. Way to go! You are doing so great! When I saw your latest facebook profile picture, I thought- WOW Emily looks great...honestly. I can already see the change you are working toward, but better still is your incredible personality that is always shining through :)

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    1. Awesome! I'm glad you could see something! haha Thank you so much, Lisa! :)

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  4. Great Job Emily! :) Glad you started a blog. I lost weight at the beginning of the year, and fell off the bandwagon in May as well, and am recommitting this month to a happier, healthier me! :) I love your smile in your before pictures! You CAN DO IT!

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