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I bought new pants & shirt - SIZE 10!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Okay so taking Shannon's advice... today I went to a warehouse sale of lululemon clothes... so perfect for athletic wear!!

I bought myself a pair of workout shorts and knee-length workout pants, both size 8 so they don't fit yet but I figured they would be good motivation for the summer...

and I bought a pair of full length workout pants that fit right now, and they just so happen to be a SIZE 10!!!!!!!!!!! Granted, they do stretch to fit me hehehe but I'm comfortable working out them, I did a great workout in them tonight!

I also got a cute "shade jacket", that also fits me really nicely, it's a size 10 as well, it's in the picture! :)

p.s. never go to a warehouse sale, we waited in line for an hour, I had to cook dave a really good roast dinner to make up for him having to stand around in line for so long!!! haha

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SILVIA2006 2/3/2008 11:30AM


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KATIE781 2/2/2008 8:58AM

  Awesome, look at your sexy little curves!!! woooohooo

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SUNSETPOND 2/2/2008 7:46AM

    You look AMAZING!! You are my inspiration!

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SHANSHE 2/2/2008 12:44AM

    Don't you feel better??? BTW... the jacket is simply stunning on your new slim figure!! Isn't it nice to have something that fits, even just to workout in? I just KNOW those size 8's will fit this summer and the 10's you bought now, just WON'T work by next winter... they will be falling off!

Hate you had to stand in line so long, but wasn't it worth it? Don't you feel great in that jacket?

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I used to be a size 19.... now I am...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I've been wearing clothes that are way too big for me for awhile now. I had no idea it could get this annoying!!! But I'm not going to buy any new clothes until summer, I'm going to just keep layering.

But today at work I accidently left my (too large) workpants at home, so I had to grab someone else's and throw them on.... what size did I fit into??? A TWELVE!!! 12!! For the first time in my life!!!!!! They were tight when sitting down.... but still, a 12!!! I had no idea I could do that yet. I'm looking forward to the summer and buying new clothes, who knows what size I'll be by then, hopefully now at least a comfortable size 12! :)

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SHAY4HIM 2/2/2008 1:26PM

    WooHoo to you!!!!! That is EXTREMELY awesome!! I know your jaw dropped to the floor! I agree with SHANSHE: go ahead and buy yourself a new outfit as a reward to yourself...YOU EARNED IT, GIRL!!!! I shared your blog with my sister and she was like, "Wow! That made me so happy!" Good work!

Happy Losing,

Sharanda :o)

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SHANSHE 1/31/2008 4:27PM

    I don't know that I could wait that long to buy new clothes. Seriously, just buy one new outfit for now as a reward. You will be so thankful you did. It does not have to be expensive either, just something comfy in your new smaller size and you will feel much better and be inspired to make the new outfit too big by summer when you buy your new wardrobe!

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RUT123 1/31/2008 9:30AM

    Woohoo! Lets go shopping together! Us and our new bodies! Can't wait..look out Value Village! So proud of you!

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KATIE781 1/30/2008 7:09PM

  WOOO HOOOO! I'm so HaPpy for you! That's sooooo incredible. My clothes are ridiculously big as well but I don't want to buy anything yet either. The pants I got for Daniels Christening are already getting big on me. hehe. It's wonderful isn't it?? I bet Dave is all over you.. teeheehee!! Miss ya!

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SUNSETPOND 1/30/2008 5:26PM

    That's so great! You are doing fabulous! Keep it up and we won't recognize you when you post new pictures!

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TOMSN65 1/30/2008 5:25PM

  Congratulations - my goal is to be a size 12! I really hate those commercials (I think it is for Nutrisystem) that say "I went from a size 10 to a size 4 - I'd like to know what is wrong with a size 10!!!! I have to say though that I never heard of a size 19.

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hometown visit

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Last night I went back to the town I grew up in to have a fun night out with the girls that I grew up with - we had a blast!

I felt so THIN all night, it was spectacular. I felt so great about myself. My friend gave me a shirt that didn't fit her well ( it fit me!) and a hat to wear, and my friends said I looked like Avril Lavigne (a singer) wearing it hahaa. I LOVED that compliment, because when you're obese, you don't often get compared to any stars!!

I think it was being in my old environment, in my new body, that made me realize just how far I've come. Unfortunately I saw some people from high school there that have not gone on to further education and had gained over 50lbs themselves since high school...... it just made me very grateful to have a good head on my shoulders, and to be bettering myself. There's no better feeling, then feeling healthy, and having self-confidence!

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KATIE781 1/28/2008 10:22AM

  That's so awesome that you felt great about yourself. That's the rewarding part in this whole journey. I can't wait to feel good about myself. Even though I've lost 42 pounds I still pick out all the bad things I see and feel about myself. You are so amazing. Thank you for being my inspiration!! I can't wait to get where you are. I hope to be that for my 30th Bday in May.

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sirloins and tofu

Friday, January 25, 2008

Well I'm up a pound, but I think I can safely attribute that to my TOM and water retention. Hopefully by the end of it I'll be actually DOWN a pound! I did only get to the gym once this week though, due to schoolwork. On the treadmill I got up to speed 5.0 and ran there for one minute! I can't wait for spring, when I can just throw on my running shoes and go outside!!!!

I have done a lot of walking this week between classes, I'm lucky that my classes are really spread out over campus, so I get a good walk a couple times a day at least.

I'm reading a book right now by Peter Cox called "You Don't Need Meat", and it's unfortunately very convincing!!! I don't have any intentions of giving up meat, but I may cut down on how many times a week I make it.

I've already gone from having fish about once a month, to having fish twice a week, usually a tuna lunch, and a fillet of something dinner, which is very good for you! I also naturally one night a week don't eat meat, dave and I usually will have a big salad I've made, with sesame seeds croutons and avocado to fill us up in it, no meat. I think I might try to up our meatless nights to twice a week. I've been thinking about trying some tofu recipes anyway for awhile now!

For tonight though, I'm going to have a beautiful sirloin steak with a blue cheese topping!!!!!!! mmm mmmmm :)

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KATIE781 1/28/2008 10:20AM

  I know exactly what you mean. I feel the same way about giving up a night or 2 of meat. Although chicken is so easy. And I do love fish so that's easy. : ) I'm actually having a pork chop and brown rice for dinner tonight. : )

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SHANSHE 1/26/2008 5:26PM

    Give up meat? It would take an act of Congress to get my husband to go even ONE night without meat and I love fish, but it is expensive for a fmaily of five... I get it once in awhile though.

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50lbs gone!!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Today marks 50lbs gone. Good riddance!

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KATIE781 1/21/2008 2:00PM

  congrats!! I can't wait to say the same thing. I'm down 40.5 this morning.. whoohoo.. Great job. Miss you too

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DICHOTOMYGIRL 1/21/2008 11:45AM

    That's quite an accomplishment! Congrats!

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SHANSHE 1/20/2008 11:50PM

    Oh yeah! Good job!

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SMURFETTE0725 1/20/2008 5:54PM

    ::::::::::::doing the happy dance:::::::::: WoooooooHoooooooo!!!! GREAT JOB GIRL!!!

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FRAHMFARM 1/20/2008 5:53PM

    You must feel f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s....I can't wait to feel that way. YOU ARE AMAZING. Pat yourself on the back!

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RUT123 1/20/2008 5:29PM

    So excited with you! WooHoo sista!

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SILVIA2006 1/20/2008 3:47PM

    Amazing!!! Congratulations!

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FOXYLOSE30 1/20/2008 2:12PM

    Good for you and congrats....

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