Wednesday, December 5, 2012

**Fifty**

After six long months....with a touch of glee (okay...maybe a lot of glee) and excitement in my voice, I can finally exclaim that I have officially lost 50 pounds! I am absolutely thrilled....and sit in complete gratitude before a most-holy God. *Any* and *all* goodness, strength, will-power and motivation in me is from Him alone.

I am so thankful to have so much weight gone! I feel better and look better too! I still hope to lose another 25 pounds or so (at least)...I am continuing on with what I am doing already...healthy eating/wise decisions and lots of exercise (by spinning daily). I *hope*, Lord willing, that I can lose this next 25 pounds by the summer!


To celebrate...let's have a giveaway, shall we? My sweet friend Linda (who lives in Holland....isn't it incredibly fantastic that this world-wide-web can create friends through the miles?) owns a shop called Amarese, where she sells super-cute fairytale jewelry (at absolutely fantastic prices!). She, in her extreme thoughtfulness, sent me one of these neat bottles she makes with one of my favorite verses on it (Isaiah 40:11). And she has offered to send one of these fantastic necklaces to one of **you**! She will ship worldwide! So this giveaway is open to everyone (you don't have to be a blog follower). This would make an absolutely fantastic gift for a loved one (or yourself!).

So, all you have to do to win is let me know you want to be entered and check out her shop HERE and share with me something you loved! Please make sure you leave me your email address or a way to get in touch with you. The winner will have 2 days to respond or I will pick another! This giveaway will end on Monday, December 10th at noon. :)

**You can have a second entry if you share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook and leave another comment saying you did so! :)

Thanks so much for coming by and sharing in my excitement with me!

♥ In loving kindness,
   Katy

34 comments:

  1. Katy, what a wonderful accomplishment you have reached. I am still about 20 lbs away from that myself and I know about the hard work that goes into the weight lose.

    Your giveaway is awesome I would so love to be entered for the drawing. I love the faith like a mustard seed necklace it is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks for having this wonderful drawing to celebrate a great accomplishment.

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  2. Oh I forgot to mention I shared this on my facebook and on twitter. Thanks again.

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  3. Way to go Katy!!! Fifty is a lot of weight. I can't pick up 50lb feed sacks anymore, so I know exactly how much that is. I want to be entered in your drawing. I liked the star fish necklace she made. Great prices!!! Paula Goddard unoqueenpa@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi Katy,
    What a great accomplishment congratulations.
    I love the necklace with the Bible verse in it. If I should win I would pick Matthew 11:28 for my verse. Thanks
    Vickie Storey
    taxcollector@hotmail.com

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  5. Oh Katy congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!!! You are very inspiring! :0)

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  6. Wow! I would love to give that to my sister. She would adore it! Moonofsilver@gmail.com

    I would let her pick the verse! I love all the bible.

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  7. WTG Kathy. Losing weight is a commitment and lifestyle change. Keep up the good work. Denise fruity56@hotmail.com

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  8. Really......what a wonderful giveaway! I would pick the sea side star necklace. It is so sweet and delicate. Perfect. I love it!
    Thank you to you and your friend for this giveaway. Very thoughtful.

    You are doing so well, Katy. You should be so very proud of yourself. You stuck by what you wanted to do and with God's help you have lost 50 lbs. That is a lot! I think you did a fantastic job. It is not easy.

    Susannah
    jogrady001@roches it!ster.rr.com

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  9. You lost HOW many pounds????? Oh wowwww...!!!! That's just amazing! What's your secret? ;)

    Hey, the necklace looks great on you - I'm glad it arrived so soon. Now let's see whom the other one is going to!

    best wishes,
    Linda

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  10. Congrats on your weight loss, Katy! I love reading your blog. If I won the giveaway, I would love to have the Mockingjay and pearl necklace ... my daughter loves the Hunger Games.

    Beth A.

    dalejrfan4evr at hotmail dot com

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  11. First of all, congratulations! You are doing a wonderful job on your weight loss! And what an encouragement to see you giving God the glory for your ability to keep up with it. I'm so happy for you.

    Now, about that giveaway...I would be delighted to win the little pearl ring. It's so sweet. Thank you!

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  12. Wow, happy 50! :) I'm in awe of your dedication!


    If I were to win the giveaway, I would choose the faith like mustard seed necklace.

    romero family of 6 at g mail dot com

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  13. Katy, Celebrating this milestone with you and sharing in the joy it brings! I checked out the website and LOVE her jewelry! I would love to have one of the verse-in-a-bottle necklaces.

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  14. I shared your blog on my Facebook page. My contact info. is in the CoG directory or your phone book. We're friends on Facebook, so you can msg. me there if you want to. - Once again, congratulations!

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  15. 50 lbs! What an accomplishment! And a great way to start a new year. I truly enjoy your blog. So glad that your little guy's eye is better, I sent many prayers his way, (and yours too, had on us moms to see our kids injured).

    I loved the star fish necklace!

    Thanks, Pam
    momof6b@hotmail.com

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  16. Wow, that is just so amazing, 50!!! So happy & thankful for you!
    please enter me in too, scrappalachia@gmail.com, annie.

    I love the silver plate LOTR ring, I am a fan of the series, the quote vial would be my next favorite.

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  17. I like the Bible verse in a bottle.

    Congrats.... you have worked very hard and it shows. You look great!

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  18. Congrats on your incredible 50 lb weight loss. What a great success .... you must feel great! I went to the Amarese website and the first thing to catch my eye was the starfish necklace. I am a beach lover and just love that pretty necklace....although it was all very pretty.

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  19. Congrats on the weight loss! I love the mustard seed necklace. Hoping I win!
    Kay

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  20. Hi Katy,
    Congrats on your weight loss! What a wonderful achievement! Praise God!

    I would love to enter the giveaway...I really like the faith like a mustard seed necklace :) Her fairytale gemstone druzy necklace is beautiful, too. Her website is great. Love the christian inspired jewelry.

    My email is ffemttaz@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!

    Blessings,
    Jamie

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  21. Hi Katy,

    I also posted about the giveaway on my facebook, which included a link to your blog. :-)

    Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Jamie

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  22. Good Morning, Hey I just wanted to say congrats!! You will be blessed and fit ta boot! :)
    Have a wonderful week-end...
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,Roxy

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  23. Congratulations! Way to go! Awesome perseverance! Love your friend's shop....adding it to my favorites in Etsy and keeping her work in mind for gifts! Have a great day!

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  24. I will tell you again: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WEIGHTLOSS! You are doing a fantastic job! Here goes my 2 entries: I love the message in a bottle necklaces that you can customize and I shared this on my fb page. Hope you have a great day.

    Blessings,
    Tiffany

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  25. Super Job on reaching your goal and continuing on your journey! I liked memories in a jar (it would be a nice present for my son's soon to be bride to take on their honeymoon). I also liked the verse in a bottle and think it would make a meaningful gift for someone being confirmed.

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  26. Congratulations on your continued weight loss!! That is incredible!! And I love how you give all the glory to God! <3

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  27. Oh Katy, I am so happy for you. Fifty is a major milestone. Please include me in your giveaway. http://www.etsy.com/listing/104773536/memories-in-glass-vial-harry-potter?

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  28. I love the Faith Like a Mustard Seed vial necklace.I am so proud of you for losing the weight. Are you counting calories or counting carbs? Can you tell us what diet you are following?~mamabeanof4

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  29. It must be great to lose all that weight and feel so good about it. I love Faith Like a Mustand See vial necklace. I would love to be pick as the winner of your give-away.

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  30. Good for you Katy. Wow -- spinning everyday; that's fantastic!

    Keep up the good work!! (:

    Have a nice weekend.

    Mitzi

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  31. Congratulations! I am so proud of you.
    Love, Marie

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  32. Congratulations:)

    richellecucchi@comcast.net

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy