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2" off waist, 1" off hips since last measure!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2" off waist 1" off hips since last measure about 3 weeks ago, I guess I can take that as a positive. Still plenty more to go in that department though, when you think about people's measurements who are 34-24-34 it is really kind of scary....

It is clear that this is going to be a slow, not consistent number down every week trip and it will be necessary to be happy with any loss, not just an over 2 pound loss.

I had bought a new scales that is very electronic and measures water and body mass, etc and I don't think we're going to keep it, it was way too complicated this am to just weigh with it. I think old fashioned is the way to go in that dept.

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ZIRCADIA 3/21/2008 7:37PM

    WOOHOO!! I always have Brick House playing in my head when I measure - -36" 24" 36". UHHH, YEAH RIGHT. :) My waist is like 32.5" and that's the TEENY TINIEST it's ever been. I think it'd be a little creepy on me to get down another 8+". BUT ANYWAY! :D GO YOU!

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LOBO1978_2000 3/18/2008 9:26AM

    Way to go on your inches off the waist and hips. Just keep thinking positive.

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Down a bra size!

Friday, March 14, 2008

This is a small woohoo!! I went down a bra band size, but not a cup size, so the good stuff remains the same, and around is all smaller. I'm thrilled! I'm going to get rid of all the old sized bras and start fresh. I'm wearing a bra right now that is so pretty, I had to buy it, even though I couldn't wear it--(why, really, WHY do we do those things!!??) now it fits perfectly. Black and white cotton ginghamwith black lace around the top and a tiny blue bow in the center. Really perfect would be two more sizes down, to an eventual 36 C or D. It might take awhile, but I'm sure it is possible.

Sorry any guys who may read this--the women will all understand how exciting it is.

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ZIRCADIA 3/21/2008 12:50PM

    OH MAN I am SO JEALOUS. HAHAHAHA :D I seem to be losing all the "good stuff" as you put it. :P I was a C when I started and now I think I'm just barely a B. Maybe not anymore... My bras are all starting to get a little baggy in the cup area. *SIGH*. But it's ok. The benefits far outweigh having little boobs. LITERALLY. HAHAHAHAHAHA. I bet my boobs weigh nothing now. :P

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QUIXOTIQUE 3/21/2008 10:52AM

    Woohoo! Whatever you are doing is working, good for you! 12 lbs last month is awesome!

It's odd - I'm wearing the same bras I wore 70 lbs ago (minus one new one and one old one that was too small), they're a LITTLE baggy but not so bad that I need to get rid of them. Granted, all the hooks and ajustments have gone from loosest to tightest, but still peculiar. I've gone from a 22 to a 14 jeans, exloding from a XXL to a baggy XL or tight L on top - and I'm wearing the same bra size.

I really need to get someone to meausre and fit me and figure out my size (none of the ones I try on at target fit right), but I'm almost willing to just wait until I actually can't wear them so I'm closer to my goal size....

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LOBO1978_2000 3/17/2008 11:12AM

    Well I would think its great your down a bra size. Just because it means your losing inches in the spots that need them.

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KIMCATUS 3/14/2008 8:48PM

    Yes!!!! I do understand completely!!! I have gone down a cup size (2 cup sizes in some bras!) and a band size and have been just buying bras...pretty bras that is...like crazy! lol Before it was just serviceable white, now it's all colors and styles. And yes, it is possible...all things are possible...or that's how I feel nowadays!! :)

How ya feeling btw?

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11.9 pounds gone! End of Month 1 SP!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

End of Month 1 on Sp today and I have lost 11.9 pounds!! I'm thrilled and didn't think I would have done so well in this first month. It is a great motivator for the month to come and I can hardly say I have suffered that much.

It will always be a challenge to try to find time to exercise everyday, and breaking it up into smaller shunks of time seems to be the way I can best manage it, 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there... I have been doing only walking, varying speeds, elliptical, still set on the basic level, all I will be able to manage for a long time, I'm sure, heavy cleaning-- I like this one, the house gets some help and I get some exercise minutes-- and sometimes dancing. I'll need to vary this more as I continue I'm sure. Plus SP suggested strength training three times a week--very minimal though and this can also evolve.

The food takes a lot of planning and organization but it works out. It is also much more expensive, as I wasn't eating enough protein and I allow myself to buy any fruit and veggies I want now, almost without looking at the price.

We got out a lot, and even restaurant going has continued with only minor changes to what I would usually order and looking more closely at portions.

No reason not to continue this experience and looking forward to the months to come!

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KIMCATUS 3/11/2008 1:46PM

    That is awesome!!! I'm so proud of you! I bet you look great...but are the kitties wondering where momma's lap went? lol On the strength training...one thing I do, since I don't go to a gym is "bathroom workouts" (I got the idea here on SP!)...every other day I do either squats or wall pushups when I go to the bathroom. Like today is a wall pushup day...I do a set of 10 every time I go to the bathroom. Takes on a few seconds and helps me get my strength training in. :) Sounds like you are doing great!!! Keep up the great work! *hugs*

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LOBO1978_2000 3/11/2008 12:26PM

    11.9 pounds in just one month is a great accomplishment. keep it up

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JARLYNN 3/11/2008 8:57AM

    Congrats on doing so well! Keep up the good work!

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MISSWASHUU 3/11/2008 7:16AM

    WOW!! Look at THAT!! you are doing PHENOMINAL! *dance dance* that is so stupendous!! w00t! That is just awesome! I'm so proud of you! Taht was my own picture on my blog (the one yousked about) I took it on Sunday. You can seee more on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/misswa
shuu/ ... back to dancing for you *dance dance*

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Out of commission with the flu!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Dr just left. You can still get a Dr to make a house call in France--it cost 52$, most of it reimbursed by the insurance. He left a pile of presciptions, it seems I have an awful high fever and the real flu--the kind that kills old people and babies. Just wonderful. I feel awful, and have for two days now. He even refuses to let me go back to work until Friday of next week because it seems that I'm contagious. This is going to throw all the Spark people stuff for a loop. I'm just trying to eat enough good calories and drink enough water. What a pain it all is!!

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KIMCATUS 3/9/2008 2:42PM

    Hey don't worry about losing weight when you're sick! Just eat what sounds good and drink lots of fluids...and get tons of rest!! Don't worry about what you eat and drink...take care!!

And wow...doctors that make house calls? Wow. That is very cool!! Makes sense though...then sick people don't have to get out and make other people sick!

Get to feeling better!!

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Survived a weekend with the Mother in Law

Monday, March 03, 2008

My Mother in Law and her 84 year old boyfriend were in town for the weekend for a visit. They live a good distance away, 4 hours by high speed train, so they don't come too often, rather a good thing.

I was concerned that the exercise and calories would suffer during the weekend, but as the MIL has recently found out that she was diabetic, that gave me a good excuse for low calorie desserts, which she loved, and made a huge difference in my numbers not being out of whack at the end of the weekend. I went over by 40 calories on Sat, and under slightly the next day, so I figure that is really good under the circumstances. Not enough fiber or veggies though overall, but I tried my best, could have been much worse.

I learned champagne is almost virtuous as far as alcohol goes, and a glass of Perrier with a lemon slice is perfectly acceptable in any café. Nothing makes me more angry than having to drink calories.

We went out once, yesterday, to a nice place by the beach in Bouzigues and I managed to eat so well that at the ned of the day, when I put in all the numbers, I was so far below calories and fiber that I went and made a bowl of ALl Bran Plus out of guilt at the numbers. It is clear one of the secrets is eating fish.

Lunch was a big bowl of steamed mussels in herbs as an appetizer, almost no calories there, but, conversely, almost no food either. Makes a good appetizer though and lots of hard to get minerals and stuff in mussels, and they produced them right off the beach, so they were super fresh. I also tried sole eggs, yuck I say to fish eggs of any sort, but the waiter was right, they weren't like caviar and a surprising taste that I can't describe, but not bad...

Main course was grilled cuttlefish, a kind of small squid, also comes right out of the sea near us. A little olive oil on it and salt and pepper. All protein and one of the things I try to order around here because it couldn't be nicer. They messed up my dessert order and brought me only a tiny ball of pear sorbet about the size of a golfball, and it was great--I figured it was a sign, so I didn't say anything. You never have to worry about ice cream or sorbet in a restaurant in France, it is one of the safest things to order, a normal scoop is smaller than the size of a golf ball, and if you order more than 3 scoops, people would think you were nuts.

Of the food I cooked here, that was easy to control, the was wild boar and mushroom stew with lo cal mashed potatoes on Sat, homemade very green veggie soup and omelette on Sat night, FF SF pudding based desserts both meals also diabetic, on Sun eve there was the same soup and a plate of cold salmon, smoked salmon and shrimp, all virtuously good to eat and tasty too, just expensive. And I made a FF SF cherry cobbler for dessert, also virtuous and I must put it in the recipe program here.

And there was plenty of champagne all weekend long....

So, I'm very happy, what could have been a disaster for the plan worked out well, and there were walks on the beach too. Both my husband and I are happy that MIL is gone though now......

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KIMCATUS 3/8/2008 2:27PM

    Ok, you make some really interesting food sound so good!!! lol I think wild boar and think ...well, I;m not sure what I think but not about me eating it! Although you make it sound delicious!! Glad you had a good visit and it sounds as if you ate well and still did well calorie wise! Gotta be happy with that! I'm with you on drinking my calories...I hate that!

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