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Well, you know it’s officially official when it’s facebook official. ;)

The past week has been one of the best of my life. I know I keep saying this over and over, but I’m happy; more than happy. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. I know it won’t be easy, but it will all be worth it. He told me last night he knows he can be strong, he just needs me to promise that I will be too. And I promised him. I don’t intend on ever going back on that promise. So I get a few more days, then the marines steal him again for MCT.

Time to make these days count. <3

oh by the way, here’s the relationship blog I made like a million years ago, but just haven’t really put out there. I’ll probably be posting a lot more on there than here.
http://theboyandgirlnextdoor.tumblr.com/

I don’t know if it’s just me that sees a huge difference, but I’m so proud of myself. I feel healthier and healthier every day. Never ever going back to the days of drinking liters upon liters of mountain dew, eating McDonald’s at least once a week, and stuffing my face with cookies and chips. I couldn’t even imagine the girl in the first picture anymore, in a lot of ways.

So I wasn't going to do this...

because I’m not normally one to brag and I’m DEFINITELY not one to post pictures of my body exposed in any way, shape, or form (most of the time I even crop bathing suit pictures) but after seeing the two pictures together I seriously couldn’t believe it. The first picture is from the day I got back from Christmas break in January. I had occasionally worked out but just ate basically whatever I wanted. I wanted to make a healthy change because I was slightly overweight for my height and simply because I knew being healthier would make me feel better. I never expected this. I started working out at least 3 times a week and eating A LOT healthier. When I took this picture today and put the two of them side by side I couldn’t even believe it. This lifestyle change for me isn’t about being the skinniest girl around or even getting washboard abs. All I wanted was to be at a healthier weight. I LOVE my curves and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Seeing these pictures motivates me that much more to keep up with this. I know that I’ll probably never be a size 2, and that’s okay. I look and feel healthier. It’s easier to get out of bed in the morning and I’m trying new awesome healthy foods that I would have stuck my tongue out at 2 months ago. Basically, I’m one happy camper. So here’s the picture…….

My beautiful ex-roomie/bff and I at SlutWalk Ann Arbor today. Had an amazing time and amazing discussion with a lot of fabulous women. And Paige and I were interviewed for a newspaper! I’ve never felt so comforted and at peace with my life than I did today. I want to make a difference and this motivated me to do so even more.
Thanks Aunt Deb, Paige, and Melanie for going with me. :)

welp, I survived today. I didn’t get to spend all day with my Valentine nor did I have a big flower arrangement or a card waiting in my dorm room when I got back from class. But overall, I was pretty happy all day, and looked pretty damn good too if I say so myself. I had a Valentine, he’s just, ya know, a little preoccupied with this silly thing called Marine Corp boot camp. ;)
21days<3

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