Sunsets, and Skylines, and Sequins….Oh My!


All that glitters may not be gold, but it sure can be silver!

I am super excited to share the photos from my company Christmas Party last night! I feel like it was one of those defining post-weight loss occasions. Shimmery sheath dress(anyone with some curves knows what a challenge a sheath dress can be, holy cannoli!), heels, an amazing date, and I wasn’t self conscious the entire night. Blissful! We boarded the Hornblower Adventurer dinner cruise ship, and between the mai tais, buffet, and spanish guitar, it was quite a night! The best part? We boarded right as the sun was setting, and the colors were PHENOMENAL!!!! I’m telling you…there is just nothing like California Sunsets in the winter! NOTHING! Plus, as you’re boarding, they are handing out glasses of champagne! It felt simply divine, dahhhhhhhling!

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City Skylines and Sequins. Best night EVER!

City Skylines and Sequins. Best night EVER!

Doesn't show as much leg...but that skyline again! My goodness!

Doesn’t show as much leg…but that skyline again! My goodness!

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Overall, it was an amazing evening with some amazing friends/coworkers! So excited that we all got the opportunity to ditch the scrubs, dress up, and have a ball! I think I was totally designed with yacht parties in mind. Lol.

Moving on, I believe this next installment of the Thirty Day (which should now be called the Sixty Day) Challenge are long overdue!

Here we are….almost 18 months post-VSG!

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I am going to see my doctor tomorrow because my knees are really suffering from the running and working out. Part of it has to do with the extra skin on my thighs, and the force it’s exerting during intense exercise, and in order to get excess skin removal surgery and a thigh lift, I need to be 18 months post-op. I am going to see if he will submit my consult referral to plastics now, so that I can get the ball rolling and plan  that adventure for next year! I am so happy with how far I come, but I know that I will see more results and suffer a little less in the pain department if I can get rid of some of this extra stuff weighing me down!

It’s hard to believe that 18 months ago, I was 315 lbs. I couldn’t run a mile if you paid me, and I was afraid of taking a Yoga class because I didn’t want to be embarassed. Now? I have ran a 5K, have plans to do another in February. I will be doing the San Diego Half Marathon in March, and I want to be able to do the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco next fall (hello? Hot men and Tiffany’s necklace at the finish line? SIGN ME UP)!

I have always been my worst enemy. Step by step, I am learning to be my biggest fan…and it makes all the difference in each and every day that I wake up and decide that I am worth the hard work. I decide to be worth the sore muscles, the sweaty face, and the aching knees. I am worth the organic groceries, and the chia seeds! Lol.

I guess I just want everyone to feel that way: Feel like you are worth the hard work, and dedication and extra time that it takes to reach your goals! Whether they are fitness related or now…take the time to pursue what you are passionate about, and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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I’m done ranting (for today), but I shall leave you with my favorite thing of this very moment:

July 2010 to now...NEVER GOING BACK!

July 2010 to now…NEVER GOING BACK!

I will never forget where I came from…it keeps me on the road to where I’m going!

I hope you all have an AMAZING week, and I can’t wait to post again soon!

‘Til Next Time!

XOXO

 

13 thoughts on “Sunsets, and Skylines, and Sequins….Oh My!

  1. My Ox is a Moron says:

    You look amazing and beautiful! I love the dress. I have lost 20+ inches and am struggling with some of that ‘extra skin’ that is so anoying. Today though I had a great pick-me-up. I was getting dressed and my pants kept slipping down. I thought, “Oh, I forgot to zip them up.” They were already zipped! Lovin’ it.

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    • sondrajo says:

      That is a HUGE milestone,a nd you should be so proud of yourself! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, all the time! I am so happy for you, and I wish you continued success! Looks like someone gets to buy herself “skinny” jeans for Christmas! 🙂

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  2. princesst82 says:

    Wow, you look amazing! Congrats!!! I know what you mean about sequin sheath dresses… but you’re pulling it off fantastically!

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