Motivated August!

If you are following my weight loss journey you know it has been a steady loss for me and I am good with the progress thus far.  But I will say that July was just blah for me.  I was just unmotivated and really did not put much effort into my “activities”.  I still was able to maintain a loss, but not a great one, lol I think it was like just over 2 pounds.  But with that said, I am motivated going into August!!!  I have even set goals for myself and I will post a pic below of those goals.  But overall, I am happy, I’m down a total of 40.2 pounds in 23 weeks!!

Rob and I met a couple on Saturday night that are considering having a site.  I think y’all would like her, she has a very fun personality, so maybe we will have a new lady on our grid in the future?  Time will tell LOL

We are going to a Diamondback game tonight, invited by “civilian” friends, LOL, those are friends that know what we do, but they do not partake, LOL  our tickets are apparently right next to the Dugout, we actually have to go through the dugout to get to our seats.   Oh and did I mention, free food and drinks!!  I’m going to take some pics to share with y’all.

Oh on a medical note, I had my quarterly check up with my Oncologist and all looks good.  We have decided to do the iGg Infusion every four weeks until the end of the year.  My levels are always low since doing Chemo and since I am at risk to get and keep colds and whatnot due to these low levels.    We are doing it because I will be traveling on airplanes and to colder weather in Chicago.  The last few times I have traveled to Chicago during cooler weather I have gotten a cold that I have not been able to get rid of without going to the dr, LOL.  So this is precautionary.  

Again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the continued support and encouragement throughout my journey so far!!!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Weekly update…

Happy Hump Day Y’all!!!  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, it is torture here!!  We are currently in our Monsoon Season.  Monday we had a late dust storm and overnight last night we had crazy thunder and a bit of rain.  I can’t wait until we get a full on monsoon rain.

Well my Birthday was last week and I had a great one.  Thanks to all that reached out to me ;) 

This weekend we are going to go see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in the theatre.  I feel like you really need to see Quentin Tarantino movie in the theatre and I have an old “acquaintance” that is in the movie.    And perhaps a pool day on Sunday with my g/f, although I have not even asked her yet, lol.

Oh, I’m not sure if I mentioned it previously, but I opened my Only Fans back up and I’m adding to it several times a week, so check it out.

Hope you like the Pics I have to share with you today!!  Oh and I am down another pound for a total of 37.8!!  Thanks again everyone for your encouragement.

It’s My Birthday Week!

Y’all know I love me some Birthday and yep mine is FINALLY here, LOL.  Wednesday, July 17th is my day and I’ll be 54!!  We had a little get together this past weekend with friends and celebrated mine and a g/f’s bday that was on the 7th.  We had a great evening with friends.  

Thursday we are going to see a comedy show with another friend of ours that is here from Canada.  And not sure what we will do for my bday or if we will wait and celebrate on the weekend.  Doesn’t matter, I love my day, hehe.

Yesterday we had an event at the studio with some local girls.  We got to meet some new girls and they got the opportunity to see our studio and shoot some new content.

NOW… on to my weight loss journey.   Last week I had a slight game, but then came back with a loss.  My weigh in Saturday, I was down one pound with a total of 36.8!!  I’m still very driven and pushing myself to the next level, little bit at a time is just great with me!!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

It is fucking hot here, LOL

Incase you couldn’t tell, AZ Summer is here and it is fucking HOT!!!  Shocker I know, lol.  Well I have been getting up at 5 am to get my walks in before the heat, and that was when it was just pushing 80 degrees.  I looked at the forecast this week and at 5 a.m. we are suppose to be upper 80’s and into the 90’s, I can’t do that crap.  So I will be putting that gym membership to use, LOL.  

So this past week I had a slight gain, .2!  I’m not thrilled with it, but I’m not upset either, it reflects the choices I made the week of the holiday.  One of those choices was having cocktails three days that week and that is something I never do.. oh well, it is what it is.  Like my son told me “You can’t crush it every week”..  

I am signed up for SextPanther if you are interested in texting with me, this would be the way to do it!!

And I relaunched my OnlyFans if you are interested..  

Last week I was finally able to find a glider to match the chairs I refurbished last year.  A woman had it on craigslist and I got it for $38.  I can not wait for the summer weather to go away so I can start the refurbishing on this, there is a bit of rust I will have to sand and take care of, but I’m super stoked!!

Hope y’all had a wonderful July 4th and that this week goes by quickly for you all.

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

My Journey.

 

Just wanted to update everyone that has been following my weight loss journey.  I had my meeting yesterday and had another good week.  I set a goal for myself early last week and I told Rob, this is my first goal I am setting and I’m positive I can achieve it.  I want to have lost 40 pounds by my Birthday which is July 17.  I have two meetings before my birthday and after yesterdays loss, I should be good.

I also have been walking like crazy.  My goal is to walk 5 out of 7 days.  Last week I walked 6 days!!  I am currently getting up at 5 am to try to get my walks in before the heat.  Not sure how long I will be able to do this it is getting warm now, LOL..  but I still have the gym.

Thank you as always for all the support and encouragement, you all are the BEST!!!!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Thank you Eric!

Thank you so much Eric for the lovely nighties, you are always so generous to me and I truly do appreciate it.  I can’t wait to wear them, they are all so lovely!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The picture does not do the colors justice, they are so pretty.  Thank you again Eric XOXO

These items were purchased from my WishList 

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Nearly July already?!?

Boy has time just flown by so far this year, crazy.   Hope everyone is enjoying your Summer so far and perhaps something fun planned?  We have some fun things planned, a pool day with my g/f for her bday and mine.  We are going to the Dbacks game in August with friends and this Saturday we are going to friends for dinner.  This past Saturday we did a game night with friends, it had been since January since we all had gotten together, it was a fun night.

Now my WW Journey, Saturday was week 17 and I’m down another pound for a total of 34!!  I also started an ab Challenge yesterday.  I am not a competitive person, but I do like a good challenge… and you know what, I can NOT tell you the last time I did a sit up, ugh….they are tough starting out, LOL

I’m attaching a few candid pics.. Oh also, I’m going to start my OnlyFans up again if you are interested.

Be-lated Happy Father’s Day

First let me wish all of you that are Father’s a Very Happy Belated Father’s Day.  We spent the afternoon poolside with my bff, her hubby and friends Robert and Mitch.  We had a nice afternoon with a few cocktails and then Rob and Robert hung out with Mitch and friends and I had a quiet evening at home.  

Yesterday was my weigh in and I’m down 3 pounds, for a total of 33 pounds!  WooHoo . I am getting back into old jean and giving away the bigger ones!!  #goals

Latest transformation

Those of you that read my blog know that I joined WW at the end of February.  I am doing really well, well enough that I am encouraged to keep up the work.  I started walking and by walking I mean really walking, LOL.  Last week I started a squat challenge with some of my family, most of which I think have already bailed, LOL.  And in the next day or so I want to start a crunch challenge.  

I like participating in the challenges, but I am not really a competitive person, so it is not a race for me.  Like steps, I’m not here to walk more steps than the next person, just the number I have set for myself.

I am very fortunate that I have an amazing support system, my family, friends and those of you online that encourage and support what I am doing.

So, I think the last weigh in I shared was I was done 4.4 for a total of 30 pounds.  Well last week I was still at the exact same weight, which I am good with.  So, I decided to find a pic from prior to starting and do the same pic at my present weight.. so here you go.  

Again, thanks so much guys!!!  

Dawn Marie

Checking in after my weigh in!!

My mood today!!!

I am down another 4.4 pounds for a total of 30 pounds!!!  I am super excited to achieve this milestone and I still have a ways to go.  I have had people say please don’t lose your butt or breast, trust me, I don’t think I could if I tried!!!

Thanks for all the support and encouragement!!!

Much Love ~ Dawn Marie

Vacation and odds n’ ends

Look at this!!!  Rob showed me how to post pics again, LOL.  We had a great vacation and we did a bit of sight seeing on the way home, it was amazing.  We really do not have any trips on the schedule until I go to Chicago in late September.

I have my weigh in tomorrow after not having one for two weeks.  I tried to eat well on vacation, but did some bored eating in the car during our travels and I haven’t walked much.  I will be correcting the walking tomorrow.

 

Hope you have something fun planned for your summer…

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Mother’s Day, Keychain and Memories

As you know, my Mom passed away almost 8 years ago and I think about her every single day.  I sent my younger a Mother’s Day Msg on Sunday and told her that Mother’s Day is the hardest day for me, more than Mom’s Bday or even the anniversary date of her death and she agreed.  I think it is because everyone is celebrating their moms and mine is gone.  

I’m sharing two pics with you today.. one is of me, LOL.  I am sharing this pic of me, because it reminds me so much of my mom as I resemble my mom more so than my other two sisters.  I took this pic to send to my grandson as he loves pictures and carries them all around the house.  He found my mini polaroid camera and we took pics with him that he carried all around when he was here, so Rob and I are sending him updated pics.   But something about the pic reminded me so much of my mom.

The second is my keychain.  When I was home in January and we were going through some things of my parents, you may have seen the post about my Dad’s lighter I brought home for my son.   Going through the things I discovered this little gem.  When I was young I was in the Brownies & Girl Scouts, while a brownie we made necklaces for our Mom’s.   So the necklace was a bunch of paper clips that we connected and covered in contact paper, corny I know but as a 6 year old super cool, LOL.  This was in a book of odds and ends and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what it was and I immediately put it on my keychain when I arrived home.  So every single time I see it, it is another reminder of my wonderful mom.

Lastly I want to thank everyone for the Mother’s Day Wishes that were sent to me, I truly do appreciate them so very much.  Mother’s Day is one of the most important days to me, even more so than my own bday and y’all know how I love my Birthday.

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Catching up!!

I know it has been a minute since I updated you guys on my WW journey. Good news is that I am still on my journey :) . As of Saturday I am 11 weeks into my weight loss journey and I am down 25.6 pounds. I am super excited by the results and I am even more excited for the future.

I’ll try to be more active here with my updates and post in general, I do have some pics to share.

Again as always, thank you for your support and encouragement!!!!

Hugs ~ Dawn Marie

Getting Personal (week 7)

Wow, what a slacker I am!!! Here it is almost Saturday and I haven’t posted for last Saturday yet. Well as you know, I had fam visiting last week and they always want to go out to eat, but I was good and made good choices… And I am down another 1.8 pounds for a total of 16.6!!

I have been doing really well with my walking challenge, I’ll attach a pic when I am done if I can remember how, LOL. I have exceeded my goal every day except two..But overall, I’m over it steps. Monday I start incorporating weights, figured I should use the membership I have been paying for the last 5 years, LOL.

Again, you all have been great with your comments and I really appreciate them :)

Until tomorrow when I weigh in again…
Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Getting Personal (week 6)

Hey everyone, so sorry for the delay in posting from my Saturday weigh in, but I have family visiting.

I had another successful week, down 2.8 for a total of 15 pounds in 6 weeks. I started a walking challenge last week, the steps differ everyday and I have been crushing it every single day and reaching my goals.

My family has been very supportive of my journey and all of them willing to go on walks with me so I can get my steps and just overall in my corner!!!

So, thanks again for all your encouragement, y’all mean the world to me!!!

Hugs ~ Dawn Marie
#GettingpersonalDawnMarie

Getting Personal (week 5)

Today I was a bit nervous about my weigh in. We have the Phoenix Forum this weekend and I had a few drinks and had food at the Forum, but I tried to track as best as I could and we had pizza last night. I did go with a thin and crispy crust. With all of that I was still down for the week. I am down an additional 3.2 for a grand total of 12.8 pounds in 5 weeks. #superexcitedthisweek

Oh I got another charm for my key chain for losing 10 pounds, the next one is at 25 pounds.

I did walk more this week, just not where I want it at yet. But baby steps is my motto, LOL.

Again, thanks for all your support!!!

#gettingpersonalDawnMarie

Getting Personal (week 4)

Another week past and I was 2.8 pounds for a total of 9.6 pounds. And no, I did not get my steps in yet. I did do more walking this week, just not what I had planned. So instead of trying to get them every day, I’m going to aim for three times a week.

Hugs & Kisses ~ DM
#gettingpersonalDawnMarie

Getting Personal (week 3)

Well I had my weigh in today and I was up .2 pound. Not bad and honestly I thought it would be more than what it was. I have been very stressed this week and probably not tracking as well as I should have and I DID NOT start my walking.

This week I WILL get my walking in for sure!!!

I’m not bummed by the slight gain, I know it will be up and down at times. My son told me today that he was proud of me and to remember it is a process and that is how I am looking at it. My thoughts are if it is a little harder to get it off, then perhaps I will appreciate it more, LOL.

I’m going to start using the hashtag #gettingpersonalDawnMarie and then anyone wanting to see my journey will be able to with the hashtag.

Again I want to thank everyone for the support and encouragement. The comment mean the world to me and in a way is a bit of accountability for me.. Thanks!!
Hugs ~ Dawn Marie
#gettingpersonalDawnMarie

Getting Personal (week 2)

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Getting Personal

Well it is Saturday and that is my weigh in day and did I mention it is at 8 a.m.? UGH .

So there were really no changes in what I did this week, just eating better and staying on plan. Even when Rob wanted to grab fast food, I looked on the app and looked up what I could eat given my points and I made it work.

I have been drinking LOTS of water, good thing I like water. Also, that means I have had NO coke!! And I LOVE coke and before you say it, no I can’t do diet.

This week I have set a goal and that is to get my 10,000 steps in every single day, not matter what is going on. I’ll keep you posted.

As of my weigh in today I am down 7 pounds!!! Woohoo.. :)

Oh and I got a little key chain with a charm for my first 5 pounds.

And I want to thank those that replied to my blog and those that emailed me, I truly appreciate your support and for being on my team.

Hugs ~ Dawn Marie

Getting Personal

Ok, this is something I struggled a bit with sharing, but then I decided it was the right thing to do. I was thinking, I have shared everything else with you guys, my regular life, my Lymphoma diagnosis and such and why not share this with y’all.

As we all know and can see, I have put on weight over the last year and a half and finally I decided to do something about it. I had done Weight Watchers like 10 years ago and it was successful for me, so I decided to sign up again. So on Saturday April 23 I signed up and went to my first meeting. Now I’m not comfortable enough telling you what I weigh, LOL, I have decided to share my journey with you, all of you that read my blog. With saying that, I would like to keep any weight discussion to my blog or email me dawnmarie@dawnmariesdream.com I DO NOT want to discuss this on my Twitter, so please refrain from asking about it on twitter. Sometimes I think some people share too much of their every day daily life and I myself become bored with those peoples timelines and I don’t want to constantly be talking about it on twitter and boring everyone else with it.

So, I go to my Weight Watchers meeting every Saturday morning where I weigh in and we discuss different topics. At this point, I have only adjusted my eating habits and have not introduced exercise into my routine. I will be doing that as I know I need to get up and get my blood flowing and working out my body.

At the first meeting I signed up and they show me how the program works now as things have changed since the time I did it before and they weighed me and gave me my start weigh (remember that is a secret, LOL). This past Saturday was my first “official” weigh in and I’m down 2.2 pounds. I am happy with this, I appreciate every single ounces and pound as they come and I’m perfectly happy with taking baby steps.

So I will post here, good or bad the results of my weigh ins and I know, like always I can count on your support and encouragement.

Oh, one last thing.. don’t go think I’m going to get skinny and lose all my curves, that will never happen, hehe.. Just need to get healthy!!

Much Love ~ Dawn Marie

PLEASE REMEMBER.. NOT TWITTER POST, SIMPLY HERE OR EMAIL ME!

Time to catch up.

I think, with Rob’s help I have figured out the blog again, LOL.

It has been a bit since I posted and things are going well. Rob and I spent two days this weekend painting the back room at the studio again and it looks great!!!

We have a busy first of March, it always feels like the first quarter of the year is so busy for us. We have a couple basketball games, maybe a spring training game and I’m shooting a video or two with an old friend.

What have you been up too?? I promise now that I know how to post pics again to the blog I will do better, LOL.

Until then, Dawn Marie

GREAT NEWS!

Got the phone call from my dr office and my CT Scan came back great!! There are no signs of an issues going on, woohoo.. Almost 4 years to the date I was officially diagnosed.

I did go back to my GP for the cough, I just can’t seem to get rid of it. She gave me a breathing treatment yesterday and gave me an inhaler to use for the next 10 days. Fingers crossed that this clears it up, thankfully I do not feel bad, just an annoying cough.

Hope y’all have a great weekend!!!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Catching up!

Been a minute since I updated y’all and what is going on with me, so here it is. Not a lot is new, I had a great visit with my family and Ky and Chicago. I have NOT been in cold weather like the Chicago weather in a very long time. I did get home the night before the big freeze, lol. I also go to meet my little nephew in Ky, it was so bitter sweet.

We watched the Super Bowl with our friends, a low key day and a boring ass game, LOL.

Thinking about doing a contest for Valentine’s Day, who will be my special Valentine??

Hugs and Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Things are going great!

Just wanted to update you all on my recent check-up with my oncologist. All my blood work looks great. My Vit D is GREAT, so that is a little different. When my current script for Vit D is out I will go to Over the counter. My iGg levels are still low, which is expected and they are going to try to get a treatment authorized by ins, especially since I got sick last month. Lastly, they are going to see if insurance with authorize a CT Scan as the last one I had was March last year, just to make sure there is nothing going on that doesn’t show in the blood work.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement, y’all mean the world to me!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Dawn Marie

Holidays!

Happy Holidays!! The holidays, especially Christmas are always so special to me as that is how I was raised. My Mom LOVED Christmas and she passed that on to her kids and grandkids. And it is not about the presents, more about Family, the decorations and sounds. Many years ago my Mom sent me a book of photos of me sitting on Santa’s lap as a child and some with some of my other siblings. So, I LOVE Christmas.

I want to thank everyone that thought of me and sent me something during the holidays. You all know how to make a girl feel special. I did have someone tell me my list needs a little updating, so I’ll do that soon.

Hope you all had a splendid holiday!!!