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Goodbye "Fat Girl"

Monday, November 22, 2010

My mom and I went shopping this weekend because we both needed new clothes. She's lost 30 lbs and I've lost close to that. First we hit the plus size dept at Macy's and I found a couple of cute tops - one in a 1X and one in a 0X. Yay! Then we went down to the regular section for her, and just for the fun of it, I tried on a couple of skirts and some sweaters. I was absolutely ecstactic when an XL sweater fit me! But it got even better - I grabbed a skirt that was a size 18, and it fit!!! I got it home and was going to wear it yesterday and noticed the tag said it was a 16. What??? My mom had tried on the same skirt in a 16 and so I thought I had accidentally grabbed it instead of the 18, so I was a little upset. I went ahead and tried it on and it fit!!! Yes, I know it must be a large 16, but still... It's been years since I had a piece of clothing in a size 16 and so I was completely thrilled! Still trying to wrap my head around it... I feel like it's too small or something, even though I've been assured that it's not. I guess I need to make myself realize that yes, I've lost weight, and yes, I will be losing more, and yes, I will be wearing smaller clothes. This may seem like nothing to you, but it's a HUGE thing for me. Yep, I'm still a big girl, but not as big as I was, and I'm not going to stay this way. I just need to get the "fat girl" out of my head. To help get rid of her, I'm cleaning out my closet this weekend and getting rid of everything that's too big. I've never done this before when I've lost weight - I've always hung onto my larger clothes because I knew eventually I would need them again. But not this time. I'm saying goodbye to the "fat girl"! You will not be missed!

  
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SKYHAWK73 11/23/2010 5:44PM

    Well done! That is an awesome feeling. I am trying to get back into my 34 pair of slim fit jeans (currently at 36 waist size)!

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DOCTORWHO24 11/23/2010 8:47AM

    That's freaking awesome!! emoticon Congrats!

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LADYBIRD82 11/22/2010 2:24PM

    Great job. I love clothes blogs emoticon.Congratulations and keep up the good work emoticon!

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LADYBIRD82 11/22/2010 2:24PM

    Great job. I love clothes blogs emoticon.Congratulations and keep up the good work emoticon!

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PEACHYKEL85 11/22/2010 12:42PM

    EXCITING!!!!! HUGE accomplishment!!!! emoticon

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Short Blog

Friday, November 19, 2010

I got on the scale this morning and I'm only 3.5 lbs away from where I was a few years ago at my lowest (217). Was doing really great and the death of my grandfather completely derailed me. It took a long time to get me back where I needed to be, but I'm so happy those 27 lbs are gone. Can't wait to hit the 30 lb mark! Then there will only be 42 till my goal weight! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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P.S. - I can see my collar bone!!! Looks kinda weird...

  
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ERNOINACTION 11/19/2010 12:51PM

    Yeah!! Great work. Keep it up!

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Not sure when it happened

Thursday, November 18, 2010

So the last couple of months I hadn't been doing so great, had my birthday, then vacation, and came home to a very lazy self. I was still eating fairly well, but not exercising. My problem has always been getting myself motivated and out the door. Once I start back up, I'm fine. I started reading a lot of the articles and inspirational quotes in the Motivation section, and what do ya know - it worked! Since Nov 7th, I have been the gym 8 times, and going today. I'm down 2 lbs and feeling fabulous. I wasn't able to go to the gym yesterday, and I actually MISSED it! Not sure how that happened, or when, but I like it! I like how good I feel! I am more determined than ever to do this and get healthy. 25 lbs lost and 46 to go! I will do this no matter how long it takes me!

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RR1_RR1 11/19/2010 10:27AM

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RAEANN76 11/18/2010 11:17PM

    You can do it! If you need motivation, let me know. I'm right there with you baby girl!

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TRUE-NESS 11/18/2010 7:19PM

    I heard that!!! That's great!!! Keep up the awesome work!

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STEPHNPWY 11/18/2010 2:50PM

    Way to go! Take it one day at a time... one day at a time! ;)

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SARAHTHESTRONG 11/18/2010 2:37PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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DOCTORWHO24 11/18/2010 12:30PM

    Woot Woot! You are doing great and I too often miss the gym when I don't go one day. Wierd isn't it? Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 11/18/2010 12:05PM

    Wooo-whoo!! Keep on keeping on! So long as you never give up, you are destined to reach your goals! :)

- Michelle

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/18/2010 11:49AM

    Awesome!! I love when I first felt that "determination"!! emoticon

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Laziness: I have only myself to blame....

Monday, November 08, 2010

So here I go (yet again).... I've lost 24 lbs since June, was doing great, and then I went on vacation a few weeks ago. I only managed to gain 1.5 lbs while I was gone, which wasn't too bad. But then I got back home and became lazy. I've been eating fairly well, but started doing little things here and there: a pack of Peanut M&M's, or a coke, or just a "little bit" of ice cream. You get the idea. And then last week, I had TWO packages of M&M's and a Coke. I was blaming mother nature, but I've come to the conclusion that it's my own fault. It's so easy to blame laziness on other things: tired, stress, "too busy", etc. I think part of my problem is that the weather is colder and it makes me want to just go home and put on sweats and get bundled up. But I'm determined to stop being lazy! I'm trying something new this week (my mother's suggestion): I've brought my workout clothes with me to work, so that I can go to the gym right after I get off. I'm determined to stick to it! I have no one to blame for my laziness but myself! emoticon

  
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DOCTORWHO24 11/9/2010 8:17AM

    You can do it!! Great idea about taking your gym clothes with you, I use to do that and it worked! Now I get up super early to go to the gym so I can walk my dog in the afternoon. :)

Keep up the awesome work!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/8/2010 2:26PM

    Ah heck, no blame here - we're human beings and sometimes we need a little 'down time' - the important thing is you're getting back on track already - GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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My Challenge

Friday, October 08, 2010

I haven't been doing so great in the exercise area, so I have decided to challenge myself: My 32nd birthday is coming up, and I leave for a cruise on the 18th. So I have decided to exercise every day until then, I hope I can do it!

  
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IHATESALAD 10/8/2010 4:42PM

  Good goal!! What are you gonna do when it's cruise time? What kind of reward?

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BETSEY_G 10/8/2010 2:16PM

    Thanks for the ideas, I'll give it a try.

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RAEANN76 10/8/2010 1:39PM

    Yes, you can do it! However, I think you need to exercise in smaller increments. You go to the gym and exercise intensely for quite awhile so that when it comes time to do it again, you get discouraged because you don't have the energy. I also think if you changed at work and took a small snack to eat about 1/2 hr. before you leave (yogurt, fruit, energy bar, etc.) that you would be less tempted to get home and not want to go out again. That's what I do and I think it would be harder for me if I got home first and got busy doing stuff, then had to make myself go out again. See if this strategy will work for you. MLB emoticon

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