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Did you know that today is the most depressing day of the year?   “Blue Monday” is always the 3rd Monday of January and it is a downer for many reasons:  it’s the beginning of a new year, it’s cold, resolutions are starting to crack, people are sick, and … well, it’s January.  How am I feeling on this Blue Monday?  I’m actually feeling much better as I start to get rid of the cold I had last week.  And even better than that, today starts the countdown to Rachael Ray!!!  :D  Be sure to set your DVR’s this Thursday (the 20th) because I’m going to be on TV in my BIKINI!!!  Click here to read about the segment on the Rachael Ray Show website. I’ve also created a public event on Facebook that you can RSVP to here.

And I have another reason why this Blue Monday isn’t so blue after all… my sister Christy basically gave me a whole new wardrobe!!!  After having her baby Anna Marie last February, she had to buy a lot of clothes in a size or two bigger than she normally wears.  She eventually lost all of her baby weight, so the new clothes she bought no longer fit.  Soooo, she gave them to me!!  :D  I really, really needed some new threads.  While I have purchased a few items since losing almost 50 pounds,  I was still in desperate need of a wardrobe make-over.  And out of blue, I got one!  Thank you so much Christy for being so generous. I hope to return the favor one day!

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier, but last night finally I added a page to this blog that only shows the weekly weight-loss bikini photos that I took.  You can view my transformation by clicking on “Bikini Photos” in the top navigation bar.

Before I go, I want to share a little sunshine on this Blue Monday. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, then I hope you will today!    It’s all about reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and full of great ideas to start doing so.   Even the mayor of Newark, New Jersey is jumping on board by losing a few pounds himself.  Read Cory Booker’s inspiring blog post here. A big THANK YOU to my friend Amanda Storey for sharing these links with me last night.  She also has an amazing blog called Food Revival that you absolutely must check out!

New Wardrobe! (Sorry for puffy face, still a little sick...)

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