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Holiday Mode

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I am in holiday mode. I'm being lazy and sleeping in and its awesome.

Except I don't have time!

I have 3 assignments to finish.

I have workouts to do (haven't quite been keeping up with them...)

I have healthy meals to prepare

I have a lot of stuff to do. And yet I'm sitting on my bum, sparkin, facebookin, doing anything to avoid my assignments and working out.


I just wanna be lazy now, not in 6 weeks when the summer holidays start.

Someone light a fire under me to get me going!

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KWRIGHT26 10/1/2010 2:25PM

    I'm in sick holiday mode. I'm all stuffy and congested and I just want to sit on my bum and spark, facebook, and play SIMS 3. I still have two calculus assignments and a physics homework due Monday, plus an online economics quiz.

I did, however, make enough chicken noodle soup for at least another day or so, and I'm trying to eat healthily since I'm obviously not up for the gym. Imagine trying to lie on my back to do an ab workout with all the gunk in my sinuses... blech.

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Dear Jeans

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dear Jeans,

I only purchased you about 3 weeks ago and you are already loose. Stop it. I washed you in the hopes that you had just stretched (and we all know nothing tightens up jeans like a spin cycle and a round in the dryer), but when I put you on fresh from the washing machine and dryer you were baggy. Baggy around the thighs mainly, but a little around the waist as well. Strangely the butt still fits fine.

Now Jeans, I write this for several reasons. The first reason is that your distant cousin the scale, who also shows my weight loss progress, isn't moving. How can you be loose but the scale stay the same? Explain it to me, would you. Secondly, I just quit my job so the boyfriend and I are now living on a music teachers salary. They don't earn much. I don't have enough money to buy new jeans because you decided to go and get all baggy and loose. It's just not an expense I can afford right now.

Thank you for reading this, Jeans, and hopefully you will be more co-operative in the future.


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KWRIGHT26 10/1/2010 2:22PM

    I just bought about seven skirts to help handle the Florida heat better (I have to walk a lot on campus) and they are ALL too loose now! How rude of our clothing not to shrink with us.

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ENDURETHERAIN 9/30/2010 4:06PM

    Ahhhh my husband is in school so we're trying to live on my music teacher's salary too!! It's tough!! I hope your jeans take your advice and shrink for you! :) I've got the same thing with a non moving scale and looser pants... I guess it's good, but that number is what really makes me happy!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/30/2010 8:08AM

    Thanks for the suggestion rjane40, but I am in New Zealand and postage would be more then the cost of new clothes! Thanks anyways!

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RJANE40 9/30/2010 8:02AM

    What a great post! There is a group on here called the Weight Loss clothing exchange--might want to try that out. Lord knows women's plus size clothes are so ridiculously expensive.

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LEXIE63 9/29/2010 8:04PM

    My jeans are hanging by a belt, so I feel your frustration!
Lex xxx
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LINDENSGIRL 9/29/2010 7:49PM

    Too funny! That was not only clever but very entertaining! emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/29/2010 7:39PM

    Thank you for making me smile!!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/29/2010 7:19PM

    Good idea Onceuponmylips! I always forget about second hand shops. These jeans I think I will keep (The Spark Jeans! That is the style name, true story) but my others might be going bye byes very soon!

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    Psst... Donate your almost new jeans to a charity thrift, while you are there, purchase a pair another shrinking woman barely wore. Honestly, there's no need to spend a fortune on clothing as you're moving from size to size.

Embrace that your jeans that don't shrink along with you, and give them a kiss goodbye.


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PATTYKLAVER 9/29/2010 7:11PM

    I love this! I never thought to write my jeans a letter, but it might get out all of my pent-up frustrations towards them. Thank you for the idea.

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My busy weekend ahead

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm excited for the weekend!

The weekend will start with a 6.30am water walking date with my friend Caz. Yes, 6.30am. Its the only time she can come, so I will suck it up and be there! Luckily for Caz I love her.

Then on Saturday Caz and I are doing this

The Dove Pink Star Walk is a 5km walk around the Auckland Domain at dusk. Caz and I will don our pink clothes, fairy wings and pink glow stick braclets and walk 5K to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Our team name is Bosom Buddies. I thought it was appropriate. I am very excited to be able to

1. Walk 5K!
2. Raise money for such a good cause
3. Wear pink :)

I'm not a huge pink fan, but I will be on Saturday!

Wish me luck everyone!

*On an internet safety note, the only reason I am letting you know my plans in advance is because this is a huge event with lots of people there. If I was going somewhere alone I wouldn't mention it online, but because it is a huge event I feel safe*

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LEXIE63 9/29/2010 8:02PM

    Good for you! After my scare a couple of months ago i am more acutely aware of how important this all is.
Good luck!
Lex xxx
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ANITA012 9/29/2010 1:30AM

    Great cause for a walk! My Sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years ago, but caught it in time and has been cancer free since. I send you a big hug for doing what you are doing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARLA-216 9/28/2010 7:52PM

    Good luck...you'll do great! I want to see pics, please! Oh, and I love the team name!

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AWELLA 9/28/2010 7:09PM

  good luck !! Sounds like fun ! I need a buddy here in Florida : ) to get motivated emoticon

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Proof (with pics)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I went on my walk! Here is proof, me in my workout clothes, slightly red faced

Yes, I did take my mirror outside to take a picture. It was too dark inside and if I used the flash thats all the picture was!

And since I had the camera out I decided to post progress pics, even though I have only lost just over a pound since my last pics

Can I just say that I love my butt? Too bad, I'm saying it anyways. My booty is my favourite body part right now.

I would post side by sides, but they look exactly the same, so I'll save that for another day.

I went out for my walk with the goal of having fun. And I did! I did some running intervals with no pressure. My first interval was 6 and a half minutes (!) and when I mapped my run it was 1km! That is .75 of a mile for my non metric readers. I was proud. So I have worked out that my first interval is the best, so I'll probably just try and make that longer and not worry about the rest. I still got a good workout in!!!

Now I'l sleepy...Early night me thinks!

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LEXIE63 9/29/2010 8:01PM

Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 9/28/2010 10:15AM

    Great job on your walk and run intervals! I think it's easier to run with no pressure, no?

And yeah, go ahead on and shout it out to the world that you love your booty! emoticon

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KIWINURSE 9/28/2010 7:39AM

    Looking great and I love that you took the mirror outside!
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ANITA012 9/28/2010 7:09AM

    Keep it up! You are doing great! emoticon

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JDFAN448HS 9/28/2010 3:34AM

emoticon here's to getting out there and making it
work.Good show........so cool. I am loving your coastline and thinking this looks like many places in California. Wondering if this would be a good place for hang gliding?
I live about 2.5 hours from the beach but don't get there as ofter as I used to.
Oh, and I must mention the music too. As my call name suggests I am a huge fan of JD FORTUNE/cANAdian frontman for INXS/Aussie band...they were just singing at the AFL in Melbourne. I wish I were in Australia.Well it's like 12:30 here and time for sleepies.
Just wanted you to know I love your energy and wish you the best with SP and your education...oh and those
fur babies as well.



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MICHELLEFROST 9/28/2010 3:32AM

    keep it up looking good

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BUBBLEJ1 9/28/2010 3:29AM

    The mirror comes up to my chest, but its very light :)

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GIVEUP30 9/28/2010 3:18AM

    good for you emoticon
that looks like an awful big mirror to be taking outside...

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MRSABG 9/28/2010 3:17AM

    Sounds awesome and you look great!

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The movies

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I went to the movies with my friend and her sister to see Dispicable Me in 3D. It was good and had quite a few laughs. More importantly, I was good! I shared some popcorn with my friends and had a frozen coke. Frozen coke is my movie tradition and since I don't go to the movies often I indulged. I felt good about my choices.

I am going for a walk in 25 minutes (I wanna finish watch Home and Away, its my secret shame). It is a lovely evening and a walk is just what I feel like. Pearl and Mavis (my shoes) have been a bit neglected lately since I discovered my love of the pools. Then depending on how I feel I will go to the pools around 8pm. I want to get a good workout in today since I have done nothing for 3 days!

Wish me luck!

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LEXIE63 9/29/2010 7:59PM

    Once I had a secret shame,
That lived inside the heart of me.
All too soon my secret shame,
became impatient to be free.

So I told my dear Spark Blog,
The way that bloggers often do
Just how wonderful you are
And why I am so in love with you

Now I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils

At last my heart's an open door
And my secret shame's no secret anymore

(With apologies to Doris day) *grin*
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 9/28/2010 10:29AM

    =) I love that your shoes are named Pearl and Mavis!

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ANITA012 9/28/2010 7:16AM

    I have a feeling that "Pearl and Mavis" would love to go for a walk with you! ha ha. emoticon

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