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8 weeks in....27 pounds down....

Friday, September 17, 2010

1.2 pounds down this week, but then I made a trip to the bathroom and lost another one! ha ha's all about timing.

So how is it going? A couple of days ago, I wanted to say "F*** it!* I am sick of not being able to eat what I want...I want to eat fruit....I want to eat ice cream....I want to eat pasta....I want to eat all kinds of things. Even Pizza! (and that is a rarity for me) But I talked myself down. So the day after, I just felt blah and fat. no longer angry, but just blah and fat. But then I realized I AM fat. Yes, I am. Reality check. Even though I am on my way to a normal body weight, I am not thin. And I have a LONG way to go.

So what did I do? I measured myself. I am down 6" in the bust (sigh) 5 1/2 in the waist, 5 in the hips, 4 in the thighs, and so on...It did a girl good to see that her efforts are not in vain.

I am already going through clothes. Take 5" off the hips and pants begin to bag. I am into clothes that I haven't been able to wear for at least 2-3 years now. And I am bagging up fat clothes again....Oh, someone who is where I was a few months ago will appreciate them.

All of this without much exercise. My foot is better, but not 100% So I am still nursing it along. I walked 4 blocks twice the other day. And tolerated it ok. Did it again after resting it a day in between. I have been in the pool twice this week, and am headed there shortly. But that is about it...nothing aerobic really. I am afraid of reinjury after being sedentary for so long now. I have to pretend I am starting over. Which in a sense I am...a beginner. But it does feel good to take a short walk. Better than none.

I fly out tomorrow, and my husband is demanding I use a wheel chair at the airport. I think I will. It is a long walk to the terminals, hauling luggage. My dad has stairs and that will put a strain on the foot anyway, so I don't want to push it. I have gotten to this point twice already, then dove into exercise without abandon, and paid the price. So caution in all things right now. It is just nice NOT to be hauling Thud around.

I am sick of pre-packaged highly processed foods. SO out of my realm. Thankfully I get ONE meal a day, which consists of LOTS of fresh greens and more protien than I can take in...but I am forcing myself to be compliant, and reminding myself that organic fruit, veggies and whole grains will all be there next year...

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PEACEFULONE 9/23/2010 12:54AM

    It was fabulous to read of your weight loss, inches lost, and that you are done with Thud!
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COREENA691 9/19/2010 9:45AM

    You're doing fantastic!!! Make sure to start taking some before pics and save a pair of those pants for comparison later! Keep up the great job! emoticon emoticon

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XTMONT 9/18/2010 3:06PM

    Way to go!

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BUNNYCATS 9/18/2010 11:16AM

    Great Job!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRACEC29 9/18/2010 8:56AM

    Wow! Just checked on you and I am so impressed by your progress. Keep going! You're inspiring to me and I'm sure to quite a few others. emoticon emoticon

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LYNNANN43 9/18/2010 12:01AM

    You've made AMAZING progress these past 8 weeks!!!

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Take Hub's advice & use that wheelchair at the airport. Thud will thank you for it:D

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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/17/2010 11:45PM

    Congrats!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REAL_FOOD 9/17/2010 10:08PM

    WOW! 27 pounds and lots of baggy pants!
That's terrific!


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook...Thank God, I am reversing my personal progression.

Down 26 pounds.

Nothing else to say.

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LYNNANN43 9/12/2010 1:42PM

    emoticon 26lbs & that pic for you!

The pic reminds me of the Disney movie Wall-E.

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EOSTAR_45 9/12/2010 1:04PM

    Oh my! Seems that's where modern civ is headed doesn't it?

emoticon for you though.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/12/2010 1:00PM

    Ha ha! Who says we can't turn back time? Love it! Medifast away! How's the hair color coming?

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SLASALLE 9/12/2010 11:47AM

    Sad, but true. You, however, my friend, are NOT SAD!!!! Look at you go!!! I am so happy for you.


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MISS_VIV 9/12/2010 10:08AM

    Congratulations on the pounds lost. Never to be seen again. You are doing a great thing for YOU . . emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 9/12/2010 8:25AM

    Well, OF COURSE, I had to copy that image -- it's brilliant and SOOOOOOOO sad, yet true of our culture. And I'm thrilled at your continuing progression. YOU GO GIRL!

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HEALTHY4ME 9/12/2010 7:36AM

    wowow 26LBS GREAT I am half way there having lost 12. Are you still do that routine that you were doing? was it medifast? Sorry for not remembering!
No matter what you are doing super. Also hope you are feeling better these days.

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My new "LOOK"

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well, I have washed it three times...and my hair is still a dark brunette with auburn highlights. I did what was recommended. Went to work, holding my head high, all the while internally giggling, and waited to hear responses about the new "look". Well for the past 10 years, I must have looked gross or something because I got so many compliments! Now THAT is food for thought!

Interesting, too. I am not sure if it is what I wore today, or the new do, or the fact that I actually HAVE lost around 20 pounds, but I had more people tell me my weight loss is really showing, or ask me if I'd lost weight, or just say there is something about me that looked good today.

I am sleep deprived. Over stressed. Haven't put on make up for 2 days, and people tell me I look good? Go figure.

So what HAVE I been looking like all these years????

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REAL_FOOD 9/11/2010 10:47PM

    hahaha--yep, for future reference, dish soap will strip a lot of the color if it gets too dark. I've been highlighting/coloring my hair since the seventh grade and I've had to resort to that a few times...

But as you found, sometimes what we think looks...too much...others think looks GREAT!

Enjoy every one of those compliments on your weight. You've earned them!


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GRACEC29 9/5/2010 9:48AM

    Wow! 20 lbs! That is fantastic. That's got to feel so good. I'm back to school on Tuesday so I know it'll be easier for me to stay the course with having my work routine back. Keep up the good work. It's inspiring to follow your progress! emoticon

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CARRAND 9/1/2010 7:44PM

    Good for you for holding your head up and being proud. I'll bet your hair looks great, and losing 20 pounds will certainly start to be noticed.

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FLAMENM 8/31/2010 9:48PM

    It's always great when people notice your changes!

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LYNNANN43 8/31/2010 9:12PM

    It's good to really shake it up sometimes! And YOU DID! emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 8/31/2010 9:01PM

    I knew it--always happens! Have fun with it and congrats on the loss!

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HEALTHY4ME 8/31/2010 8:48PM

    I ws told once that wash your hair with laundry soap and it will take out a lot of the colour. I can't remember if it worked but didn't hurt.
what did hubby say or is he home yet? hugs

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MISS_VIV 8/31/2010 8:42PM

I'll bet you are feeling like a million on the outside. Even if you are tired on the inside. I looked for a photo but didn't find one. I suspect you look a lot like your auntie that you have in your photo gallery. She is Lookin' good.

Big Hugs

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OH NO!! Hair disaster at 11:00 p.m.!

Monday, August 30, 2010

As if a dead battery. A dead dryer. A repairman who was a no call no show and a non productive "free standing" clothesline hunt wasn't enough....when I got home from the laundramat after drying three loads of soggy clothes (I'd washed them in anticipation of having dryer working again this afternoon) wasn't enough, I decided to color my hair.

Oh, I'd already whacked it wasn't behaving this morning, so "I'll fix YOU!" she said with sharp scissors in hand... Now that same home alone crazed woman opted to do something with the drabs. Ah HA! Loreal has a 10 minute fix. Nice. Same color I used a few weeks ago that didn't last. Oh well, 10 minutes. Worth a shot.


I am now a short haired dark auburn brunette. NEVER in my life has my hair been this dark. And it is Sunday night at 11:20 p.m. Should I call in sick tomorrow? Or perhaps when I wake up this will all have been a dream?

How did I manage as a single parent? It is a miracle I have a son who is an outstanding parent, extremely sucessful in the business world, a good husband, an amazing athlete, and who still likes me. I am a mess....

But you know, I have a feeling by the time hubby comes home on Thursday, this will all have blown over and he'll walk into a house that seems to be functioning normally (and hopefully sees a wife who's hair has faded a LOT in three days!)

Gotta keep laughing...

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GONANA 8/31/2010 7:13PM

    The one and only time I tried to lighten my hair at home by myself, it turned pink! Now, THAT was funny!

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MISS_VIV 8/31/2010 10:32AM

    WOW, you had an exciting weekend and such a bunch of fun. You always manage to do it up BIG TIME.. no matter what you are doing you (almost) always make it FUN. I'll bet the color isn't all that bad either. My hair has been every color possible thru the years and mostly due to my late evening, home alone moments.. Isn't life GRAND? Things usually turn out for the best and who knows, maybe hubby will really like it too after you tell him 'the rest of the story'.

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CARRAND 8/30/2010 9:06PM

    Just keep washing it! Your blogs are so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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SLASALLE 8/30/2010 10:26AM

    You are such a hoot!!!! Thanks for the laughter, although I'm NOT laughing at you, my dear. It just sounds like such a series of unfortunate events for you ever since hubby left!!!

So let us know if you called in sick today, OK???????? :-)


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COSMIC_ENERGY 8/30/2010 7:49AM

    So will ya slap me if I laugh? emoticon

What lesson is the Universe desperately trying to get through to you? saying "Can you hear me now?"

I love the advice to treat it as a look! Rock that hair as if it was on purpose. Embrace that look and guess what? Others will too. You're a hoot. We did it all when we were younger and guess we lived through it. Maybe life has become too predicable...

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STLRZGRRL 8/30/2010 5:28AM

    Oh. PS... pick up a bottle of Metalex at a Sally Beauty Supply if you really can't take it... it'll take that color right back out...

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STLRZGRRL 8/30/2010 5:27AM

    AT! You know as well as I do what is called for in this sitch: YOU WEAR that hair, Baby!

It's not a disaster... IT'S A LOOK!

Pull out your attitude and anyone who has the nerve to mention anything about it in ANYTHING but a positive light: gets the DEATH GLARE AT 20 PACES!!!

You night be surprised after a day or two... it's mostly the shock YOU get and, hey... you won't be looking at it most of the day...!!

LOL... I have had PUH-LENTY of those creative hair moments... I bet you are fine... besides... PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!!!


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RETURNOFSARAH 8/30/2010 4:56AM

    I tried bleaching my hair blonde once and it went BRIGHT yellow... I looked like a sunflower. I'd rather the dark brown to that lol, I ended up paying 75 to get it *fixed* because it was a permanent colour. At least yours is wash in, wash out... I hope it fades soon for you xx

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Addendum to yesterday...and more.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just want to make it clear, I was in no way driving when I was on the phone. I was sitting in a car, with the fan on, just to stay cool...just in case anyone thought that was the problem....

GREAT day today. I did my Scarlett O'Hara routine, and let stuff wait until tomorrow. heh heh. I picked up the grandkids early (and yes, the car started right up) and got them all prettied up to see 42nd Street. It was a GREAT production. One of the best I have ever seen in the round. The six year old has the soul of a dancer....and has been gifted with a body that captures all the grace and natural movement necessary for ballet. She loves it, and I have never seen a child that takes so naturally to the dance. Her lines, her carriage. Phenominal. AND she is now taking tap as well, so the minute the show started, she was on the edge of her seat, grinning ear to ear, loving every moment...taking it ALL in. The 8 year old, now going on 16, was a little aloof, but I caught her laughing when she thought no one was looking. She later told her dad the show was AMAZING, the best one she has ever seen!

We swam, watched Nanny McPhee, and then snuggled on the couch. They left, Hubby called (he is having a wonderful trip....) and now I am checking emails and heading to bed. I will hit Home Depot and Lowe's tomorrow for clotheslines. And then there is the laundry basket and clothespins...

When we bought this house a year ago, I wanted to put up a clothesline first thing. Didn't happen. Now, out of necessity. I am really glad in a lot of ways. Energy conservation is #1. Since we didn't get a hybrid car, I can at least minimize the use of the dryer....and with our whole house fan (and a cooler than normal summer) we've cut WAY back on A/C. Many days I don't use it at all.

100% on plan again. That is 36 consecutive days...

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CARRAND 8/29/2010 12:18PM

    Sounds like a great day for you and the kids. I love clotheslines, even in the basement, because they save energy and they help your clothes last longer.

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GRACEC29 8/29/2010 9:21AM

    As a little girl I can remember running between the sheets that would be hanging and loving the smell of them....haven't had that memory in decades!

Awesome on your 36 days! You're an inspiration...for sure!! emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 8/29/2010 8:04AM

    When I was home, I loved a clothesline. Good for you. Sounds like a fun day with the grandkids! And excellent news that the car seems none the wrong for the incident.

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