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Thank you everyone!! <3 <3 <3

Tue Nov 1, 2011, 8:26 AM
UPDATE 11/8 : Thank you everyone for your support! Thanks to YOU, I've won the Modcloth contest!! <3 <3 I'm so excited! The announcement was made late last night! I'm so excited for this opportunity, and to pick out some new clothing (which i definitely need!).

Thank you so much! Look forward to a photoshoot once the items arrive! <3

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UPDATE 11/4: From the Modcloth page: "Due to technical difficulties with the voting app, we've extended our voting period and we're announcing the winner of our Just Our 'Arche-type' Contest on Monday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. PT."

While I currently have a large lead, anything can happen over the weekend, so I implore everyone to continue to spread the word and watch the contest! Thank you so much, everyone who has already voted! Your kind words have meant so much to me! I very much appreciate everything everyone has done to help me get this far in the contest!

If you prefer to promote and reblog through Tumblr - I've made a post there as well: dechanique.tumblr.com/post/122…

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Good morning, everyone!!

I write this journal this morning because I have been selected as a finalist for ModCloth's www.modcloth.com/ Arche-Type contest! In this contest, I could win a $500 gift card.  For thsoe who have not been following me on Twitter, over the past year I have lost 90lbs with diet and exercise. I have dropped from a size 22 to a 10.  Five weeks ago, I had skin removal surgery to remove all the extra skin leftover from the weight loss, and thus lost another 3 inches off my waist. I'm super happy with myself and my new body, but dropping so many sizes so rapidly has left me with not many clothes to wear.

thanks to the generosity of my friends and family, who have donated clothes for me, I am not buck naked, but I find I have huge gaps in my wardrobe, particularly work clothes and winter coats (I only have one coat).  Nothing would make me happier than to win this contest and get that gift card, to replenish my wardrobe!

Please consider going to this Facebook link below for the Modcloth contest and voting for me! Last I checked, I was in second place. Voting closes at 11am PT on 11/4 (Friday). I would be incredibly grateful if you would spread the word and get your friends to vote too!

It would mean the world to me to win this contest and be able to buy some new clothes!!


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Note: the facebook tabs app doesn't work on mobile browsers, as I discovered while trying to check how many votes I had before writing this post!

  • Listening to: Peter Bjorn and John &quot;Young Folks&quot;
  • Drinking: Coffee
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ScruffyLad Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! :)
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :D :D
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CoralSnake Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
so happy you won *U* NOBODY deserved it more! GOD I can't WAIT to see you in the clothing you want!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! <3
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Unknown-Variable Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Awesoooome!!! I'm so glad you won!!
Have fun shopping!! :D
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I AM SO EXCITED!! Just waiting on my gift certificate to order my stuff..!! :<
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Uneide Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Congrats all around! :)
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grats, girl.
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, you definitely are my tumblr champion! <3
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weh, really? Ok, going to keep pushing this on Tumblr then, though I really think that 600 lead is going to net it for you.
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I thought it was kind of odd they extended it, but both Judy and I had issues with our votes not registering the first time, so it is possible there was a problem with the app. I think you're right, that my lead will last, but I don't want to slack on it and get taken unawares? XD
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got this. There's 4 hours to go and you still have a 500+ vote lead. :D
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hope so, I'm so excited!!! XDD I keep going through my wishlist, wondering which dresses to get! XDD Ahh this is like a dream come truuueeeee I've loved Modcloth for so long but couldn't afford many of their clothes!!
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, don't forget the coat in your excitement!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I DID NOT!! though i am torn now, because one of the coats i really liked came back into stock..!! AHH oh well, need to wait for the gift card anyways!
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sound like me, I'm currently shopping around for a Nintendo 3DS to play while I'm trapped across town at the arts campus through the next year and I keep going,

"Well that's a really good price but -- maybe someone will list one cheaper on Ebay -- and Black Friday and Christmas are coming up, maybe I should wait -- and..."

I'm always like that about purchases, and people wonder why I'm not poor as hell as a college student. A side job on-and-off, commissions, and being neurotic about purchases definitely helps. (As does no regular barhopping with friends, it's expensive!)
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh god, yes! Happy hours get to be so expensive!
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KasumiAlche Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Wow, you really do have a lead! Talk about support :3 Keep it up, you're almost there!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I was not expecting this many votes (honestly!!). Just a few more days to hold out..!
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mesarthim2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
VOTED, WOMAN
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
THANKS, MAN!!
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min-kat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Voted and passed it along to friends. Good luck my dear!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!
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GoddessVirage Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm in love with your coat in that picture :D And I totally voted for you- your story is amazing!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! It's a modcloth coat [link] and it is super fabulous!! Thanks for the vote! It means a lot to me! <3
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itypeslow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Can't help; No Facebook. I love your comic though. Have you tried layering clothes to fill out to big coats?
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
No worries!! and these coats are WAY too large, i mean, these are size 22 coats (from 2 winters ago). I could literally fit two of me inside these, and they look incredibly unflattering. I would rather wear my one coat every day. Plus, I already donated my old coats to the homeless shelter!
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MidnightZone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student
voted~! :heart: <3
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! <3 <3
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wirebound Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your weight loss. You look stunning! I just voted for you. Good luck! I've got my fingers crossed.
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! <3 Fingers crossed over here too!!
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eitanya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You go girl! Hope you win. :highfive:
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!! :D I hope so too! buying new clothes is so expensive!
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eitanya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hear ya! I was determined not to spend money on clothes after I had the baby. I got by on stretchy pants for quite a while, haha. Never been so happy to finally fit into old jeans!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
hahah stretchy pants are a lifesaver!! I'm glad I still fit into (most) my old workout clothes thanks to the fact they are super stretchy!!
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will say, the idea of having to buy a new wardrobe on my fairly limited budget has been one of the things making me dig in my heels about losing any considerable amount of weight.

Here's hoping you win the card, I've been following all of this on Twitter and the like, though school's had me too busy to really contribute much to any ongoing discussions or commentary.

(Yes, I voted. :P)
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Seriously!! I bought a whole new set of clothes Christmas break (in size 16 from 22), then had to get another whole new set in 12 in April/May. Now I've lost another 3 inches and am down to an 8M/10L, depending on the brand! I got really lucky and had a very good friend of mine also losing weight, and when she shrunk out of her size 14's and 12's she gave them all to me! The 12's still mostly fit, but they're pretty loose! I've been wearing them as they are until I can drum up enough money to get them tailored. All my jeans are 1-2 sizes too large! My mom was super sweet and left me all her clothes when she came up to take care of me for surgery and mailed me a bunch of stuff too big for her. I also attending a clothing swap where I traded out all my large stuff for some smaller items. But with winter approaching, I could use some coats!
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I do hope I got some people over there for you, I'll be pushing it 'til the 4th. Making a post about it on your own tumblr might be a good idea?
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes! I am going to make a tumblr post tonight, along with a facebook event. BIG PUSH TONIGHT!! XD
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok! I was just about to reblog the post I made about it now that it's daytime hours.
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
PS WOW tumblr FTW
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hollowlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, some people picked it up on my dash, some I definitely saw some Homestucks (fans of the MSPA comics by Andrew Hussie) in that fav cloud and when they get going on something...
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah.. HOLY CRAP man. I'm over 900 now, that is so insane!!
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Aubrace Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student
Good luck! You look awesome, and I hope you win! <3
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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KasumiAlche Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Wow, congrats on losing all that weight! I can see why you really need that giftcard, buying a whole new wardrobe can be hard on the money department. I casted my vote in, and I really hope you win that giftcard! I think you really deserve it :3
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your vote!! It really means a lot to me!
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