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Jersha and Dup Jersha & Dup is about our lives. We are geeky and quirky. We post product reviews, deals, freebies, crafts and lots more. Our blog is kind of random sometimes but that's life with Jersha and Dup.

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Jersha’s weight loss progress pictures (56 pounds down!)

So you may remember a post awhile back where I revealed that Dup and I have lost over 100 pounds combined since January. Now, I’m detailing more of my weight loss. I’m super excited to announce that I am now down 56 pounds, as of this past Saturday.

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8 months and 56 pounds down!

I started on January 19th at 275.4 pounds and as of Saturday, I am at 219.4 pounds. I’m getting so close to ONEderland (under 200 pounds) that I can taste it.

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Side view. Left, February 2014. Right, September 2014.

In case you’re wondering, I started at a size 24 jeans and I’m now wearing a size 18. I haven’t been very good about keeping other measurements but I know that my waist was around 46 inches in February and it’s now 40.5 inches. My hips went from 53 inches to 47 inches.

I still have a lot of weight to lose but I am absolutely thrilled with my weight loss so far. I can’t wait for the next 50 pounds to be gone!

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FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card for Launching a Nextdoor Neighborhood

nextdoor 500x316 FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card for Launching a Nextdoor NeighborhoodHave you ever wanted to get to know your neighbors better but didn’t want to intrude? Nextdoor.com allows you to meet your neighbors in a way that you’ve probably never considered – online! All you have to do is launch a Nextdoor site for your neighborhood. And you can get a FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card just for the effort! [...]

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Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women Review

preparation h wipes package 300x225 Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women ReviewA few months ago, Smiley 360 sent me a product that is a bit embarrassing to admit that I need but it’s an important one. It’s called Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women. These are bathroom wipes (similar to the ones you see in the toilet paper aisle) that are specially formulated to soothe hemorrhoids. They contain cucumber, aloe, vitamin E, shea butter and chamomile, along with the tried and true witch hazel. These work together to help soothe the area and prevent discomfort. [...]

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Disney FREEBIE ~ Customized Maps from All 4 Parks!

Are you planning a trip to Disney World (or just wishing that you were)? If so, you should take advantage of one of the coolest Disney freebie available – free custom maps! You can use them to highlight your families favorite attractions or even plan out your route in the park. Bring them along on your trip or save them as a wonderful souvenir. These are completely free and will be delivered directly to your door – just click on the image below.
 Disney FREEBIE ~ Customized Maps from All 4 Parks! [...]

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We’ve Lost 100 Pounds!

before keto diet 300x241 Weve Lost 100 Pounds!A few days ago, I posted and mentioned that we had lost a lot of weight and that I would post later explaining how we did it. Before I reveal, do you want to make a guess? Did we do Weight Watchers? Or Paleo? Did we become vegans? Nope, none of the above.

Since January, we have been doing what’s termed the “keto diet.” It’s a very low carb diet that promotes eating under 20 grams of net carbs (carbs minus fiber = net carbs), moderate protein and high fat. Yes, this means you give up bread, pasta, sodas, and pretty much all kinds of sweets aside from occasional berries. But the beauty of this way of eating is that you get to eat lots of foods that are usually off limits on diets like steak, cheese and bacon. It also allows for vegetables, as long as they have low net carbs. I actually eat a lot more vegetables on the keto diet than I did before. [...]