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Beach custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - ImageChef.comThat’s right! This is my 900th post.

I can’t believe I’ve written that many posts in a little under 3 years.  Then again, I am verbose, so it shouldn’t be too surprising.

Over the course of that time, I’ve written about my triumphs, my tribulations, my victories, and my letdowns.  Through it all, you guys have been there: offering support, calling me on my excuses, cheering me on, and giving me tons of inspiration.  If you’re new to the blog, or you just want to reminisce, you might want to check out a few of the most popular blog posts over these last few years:

Home page 67,140 views
Skechers Shape-Ups Review 33,814 views
Gotta share: Jillian Michaels’ Podcast 29,320 views
QVC & Biggest Loser – 2 obessions coming together 28,404 views
Stop the roller coaster 10,421 views
I’m becoming “one of them” 9,722 views
Pasta, and Sushi, and Appetizers – OH MY! 9,032 views
Bella Begins 4,843 views
Bella’s Stats 4,611 views
Zumba! 4,381 views
The wind in my hair, the sun on my face… 2,598 views
My 1-Year Smoke-Freedom!! 2,555 views
Bella Cooks! 2532 views

That’s a lot of views!!  Thank you!!!

To celebrate my 900th post and to reward my lovely readers, I thought I’d do a giveaway.  There are lots of ways to enter to win.  You can use each method once, and each one will count as a separate entry into the giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Leave a comment on any post this week (Posts dated August 21 – August 26th only).
  3. Write a post mentioning this giveaway on your blog.
  4. Follow me on Twitter, and then say tweet me a little hello.
  5. Subscribe to this blog.

I want to make this a fairly quick giveaway, so the deadline to enter is Friday, August 26th at 11pm, Pacific Time.  I’ll use a randomizer to choose the winning entry and write a quick post on Saturday morning.

The prize?  A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com or Apple iTunes.  Winner’s choice.

Good luck!!!

BTW – I’m making this post “sticky,” so be sure to check out my other blog posts, below.

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links, too, so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: The Last Thing

1) What is the title of the last book you read?  I am currently reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown and It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro.

2) What is the last movie you saw in a theater? A few weeks ago my sister, dad, and I saw Harry Potter.  I’m hoping to go see The Help and Crazy Stupid Love with friends next.

3) Briefly describe the last person you saw today.  I just saw the teacher who has her classroom next door to mine.  Today’s our first day of school and it’s lunchtime!!

4) Which store did you most recently shop in?  I just went shopping yesterday at Trader Joe’s to stock up on food for the week.

5) Who’s the last person you spoke to over the phone? The salesclerk at Noah’s Bagels.  I bought bagels for my Journalism class this morning, and I was pre-ordering them.

6) Where’s the last place you vacationed? Wow, I haven’t been on a vacation in a really long time.  The last one was Chicago and Michigan in November 2009 to visit my uncle.  I need to go somewhere in 2012, if not sooner.

7) When was the last time you kissed someone of the opposite sex? Who remembers?  That’s so sad, but it’s true.  At least 2 years. (I”m talking about in a romantic way, not kissing your male cousin or something).

8) What’s the last thing that made you laugh? My silly students.

9) What’s the latest app that you downloaded on your phone? Pinterest.  I’ve seen some really cool stuff online and I want to play around with the app a bit.

10)  What’s the last kind thing you did for someone?  I made my sister dinner on Saturday night.  Oh, and we also found a great top for her on eShakti (thanks Heidi for turning me on to that site!), which I bought her as part of her bday present.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!   Don’t forget to link up in the comments of Kenlie’s blog.

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As many of you may know, Scale Warfare is my blogging BFF.  More than that, she and I are in communication with each other every single day, which is a lot more than I talk to many of my “real life” friends.  She and I have shared this journey for several years now – through the ups and downs of WW, South Beach Diet, falling off the wagon and dragging ourselves back on.  We’ve supported each other through everything.

And today Scale Warfare is about to take a huge step in achieving every single one of her weight loss goals. She’s undergoing VSG surgery. So please stop by her blog and wish her your best.

Scale Warfare,

You won’t see this until you’re out of surgery, I’m sure.  I have faith that everything is going to go beautifully for you in surgery and in recovery, and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.  You’ve put in so much effort in research, planning, preparing, and taking action.  This is meant to be.

All your years of frustration and sacrifice are going to be worth it after today.  From here on out, you will only move forward.  Reaching your goal weight is only a matter of “when,” not “if.”  The surgery and your strong will will lead you to success.

And all the while, you’re going to continue blogging about your experiences so that you can provide support for everyone who reads your blog, including (or maybe especially) me.  You are an inspiration to me, and I want you to know that I will be here for you each step of the way as you reach your goals.

I know you’re going to come out of this better than ever,with a new and improved tummy to match your amazing attitude.

Love you girlie!!!!

~Bella

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