aparalleloflatitude #marisalosesit Update

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6 weeks down

Weight lost: 14 lbs

Non-scale victory: My comfortable pants are now my too big pants and I'm fitting into clothes that have been too tight for years.
6d
  •   stopkatie Ooh I love things with streak counters (like duolingo for language learning). I'll have to try this app. 6d
  •   alliecoco I need to get back on this app! 6d
  •   southjerseyadventurer I just started a new account, too. I'll look for you. 6d

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aparalleloflatitude This kid. 6d

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aparalleloflatitude William is finally home from work so I ran away to the backyard for a few moments of not giving everything I have to two babies who shall remain nameless. Real talk: His 60+ hour work week is making me lose my mind and I have way too little support. 1w
  •   caitcetera Lots of love to you. I can't imagine doing that with two. take care of yourself, love. 1w
  •   ev_ieee Muchas veces, entre momentos lindos llegas a la conclusión que ser madre es muy difícil. Muchas veces me pierdo en mis responsabilidades de mami y olvido que soy YO, Eve.. Te mando muchos besos y muchas pero muchas porras por que eres una mami muy valiente. Tienes una familia muy hermosa y un esposo espectacular. Ahhhh... Y que hermosas esta las fotografías que subes.. Besos hermosa!! Que vivan las mamis!!! 1w
  •   doubleabodo Hang in there!!! Ur doing a great job 1w
  •   emilymariieee Love you. If you ever need a break or anything, call me! I babysit all the time! If you need anything let me know! you are such an amazing mother! 7d
  •   aparalleloflatitude @caitcetera @ev_ieee @doubleabodo @emilymariieee Thanks for the love and support ladies 7d

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aparalleloflatitude This old girl is losing her hearing but still hanging in there and acting like a pup most days. 1w

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aparalleloflatitude Have you been watching anything good lately? We have been going through Seinfeld (on Hulu) and True Detective (just got HBO Now, this season is crazy!) 2w
  •   rachelsbakelab Im a big fan of The Brink, it's new on HBO and John Oliver. 2w
  •   bethfury I am loving UnReal on Lifetime which was a complete surprise and great summer show. 2w
  •   hollyruppel Are you liking this season of True Detective? I'll admit it's been a bit difficult for me to get into, but I'm hanging in there. I love Peaky Blinders, so without knowing where exactly your TV-watching heart lies, I'll recommend that. 1w
  •   aparalleloflatitude @rachelsbakelab I will have to check out The Brink! And John Oliver is hilarious! 1w
  •   aparalleloflatitude @bethfury I don't have cable but I will see if it's on Hulu! 1w
  •   aparalleloflatitude @hollyruppel I got more into True Detective after episode 4 but I'm digging it. It reminds me of The Wire a little bit and I like Rachel McAdams character and the music. I will check out Peaky Blinders! 1w
  •   hollyruppel We've only seen through episode three, so I'm interested to see how it picks up in episode four. We'll catch up this weekend. We're big fans of The Wire, and I can see how it reminds you of that show. It's quiet at the surface, but there's something explosive brewing. I keep waiting for that. I like the Rachel McAdams character and think the music is very cool, too. Incidentally, the track from the closing credits of episode one is Nick Cave, and his "Red Right Hand" (of which I was a big fan in high school) is the opening credits of Peaky Blinders. 1w

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aparalleloflatitude This kid just went to her first playgroup at the library. (It only took me nearly 2 years…) She is so used to it being just us at home that it took her a little while to get comfortable but she ended up having a great time. She mostly played with the toys rather than the kids but baby steps… and baby steps for me learning to make new friends. 2w

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aparalleloflatitude #marisalosesit update: Did really well this week in regards to eating but lost no weight. I only walked once though and I had some crazy mood swings. I think it's safe to say walking needs to stay in the picture.
5 weeks down
Weight lost: 12 lbs
2w

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aparalleloflatitude A great quote from this month's @nylonmag article on "New Wave" feminism. 2w

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aparalleloflatitude Current book. Everyone describes it as "like Gone Girl" and that's pretty accurate. Anyone picking up Go Set a Watchman? That might be my next one but I'm a little hesitant to read it, purely for nostalgic reasons! 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Hi Pluto! At 3 billion miles away, it has taken 9 years for New Horizons to get this image of our favorite dwarf planet! Image via @nasa #plutoflyby #cosmos 3w

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aparalleloflatitude It's Monday again so that means it's time for another #marisalosesit update. 4 weeks in and I'm still motivated but I had a bit of a reality check when I sat down and worked out my actual goal weight and how much I have to lose to get there. It's going to take a long time but I'm in this for the long haul. Weight lost: 12 lbs 3w

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aparalleloflatitude I was putting things away in my bedroom when I realized it was suspiciously quiet. Anyone with a toddler knows how dangerous that can be. I went to the living room to catch Julianna in the act of destroying our home but she was asleep on the couch! This is a first for her and mainly due to her insistence on waking up early in the morning… but I can't help but feel like my little girl is growing up so fast! She even grabbed her favorite blanket. 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Today we hung out at #rutgersgardens as a family and then William took the kids to his friends house and I spent the afternoon shopping baby-free! Praise be to Target 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Guys. My husband is actually capable of taking a decent picture of me with my kids. Miracles ARE possible! 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Chorizo, spinach and cherry tomatoes, and the real MVP: feta, cilantro, and chipotle mayo covered corn-on-the cob!

Total calorie count: 656!
3w

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aparalleloflatitude Damn, I'm pretty basic. 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Some of the best advice I have ever gotten is "fake it til you make it." Sometimes I just like to imagine I am playing a role: good mom, person who exercises, caring wife, someone with confidence, a very adult-ing adult. I consider what these people would do and try it out! If you play the role long enough, it's basically who you become. 3w

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aparalleloflatitude Every clothing item I own! About to Kon Mari the crap out of this mess. #konmari #purge #minimize #wishmeluck 3w
  •   ourcitylights I loved doing it. Life changing! 3w
  •   courtchurch_ Yes! I just did that last weekend and it was amazing. I feel so much lighter and it has been super easy to pick out outfits! 3w
  •   kimberlymlowry Good luck! It is so freeing! 3w
  •   thesophiachang I just did this and got so overwhelmed. Did you end up sorting by subcategory or just going through the whole thing? 2w
  •   aparalleloflatitude @thesophiachang I have been purging a lot of my clothes recently so it wasn't a crazy amount and I did it all at once. If you have a lot, go through each type and at a time! It may take a few days but it was worth the effort for me 2w

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aparalleloflatitude Before his first haircut. The one where William was simultaneously telling me to trust him and trying to convince me that a rattail would look cool. It ended with me almost crying and a very messy buzzcut. Rationally, I know it will grow back, hormonally, MY BABIES HAIR 3w

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