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So…remember me?  I used to blog a lot, and then I got married.  Oh and it is summer in Western New York, and I am living it up. 

Last year, at almost 400 lbs (holy shizzz), I couldn’t imagine running around town like I do now.  It is truly a great feeling to be able to experience all that our town has to offer without 1. feeling like your having heart failure and 2. sweating like a pig all the time.  I haven’t blogged much lately, mainly because I seriously have not been home.  AND I LOVE THAT.

For the first time in the three summers we’ve lived here, we finally made our debut at the condo pool.  I actually was not embarrassed to be wearing a bathing suit in front of people.  I wore a sleeveless dress to a wedding last week, and I didn’t care that my bat wings were out of control, mainly because they are not rolls of fat anymore, just hanging skin (with a tad of fat for good measure :)  )

I’m a married woman now.  I had an amazing wedding!  Here are a couple of shots for those that haven’t seen:

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My beautiful friend Andrea and I.

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My husband and I – about to tear up some food! LOL

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My brother and my adorable niece, Taelor.

I hope to be  a better blogger in the upcoming weeks.  I am seriously considering writing a book about this whole weight loss thing, as I feel people can relate to my experiences and feelings.  I’ll keep ya’ll posted on that!

In the mean time…I’ll be blogging.  I promise. 

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