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Done!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

First, let me say that I know I'm a nerd. Enginerd is a good descriptive word for me! emoticon And I'm really okay with it. In fact, I like it. Why do I bring this up? Because I was looking at my weight chart today. Not the one that Spark People keep for you, but the one I keep.

I weigh myself every morning. I then put the weight in an Excel chart and graph both the weight and the change in weight each day. (Told you I was a nerd!). Looking at the chart for the last six months (six October!) I have been hovering between 132 and 136 pounds. I think my body is telling me that it is comfortable right here. So, I changed my "goal" from weight loss to weight management. I chose 132.8 as my "goal" weight and will stay with 2 - 3 pounds of that weight.

So, starting a new part of my journey. A little scary. My calorie range jumped to almost 1700 for the minimum!! That seems like a lot! I'm worried that I will just eat whatever to make up that difference until I get used to the new range. Looking forward to this new leg of my journey...I think. emoticon

  


Opening night a success!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Whew! What a busy night! Got to the fields early to set things up and didn't stop! We sold over $100 in raffle tickets and hope to sell more tomorrow. Concession stand was busy and I could watch my daughter hit for the Hit-A-Thon from the concessions. She did AWESOME!!! She hit the ball 197 feet, only 3 feet shy of the fence!! I believe she hit it the furthest of any one! That's my girl!! emoticon

Tomorrow will be an early day with the gym and then off to the fields. Should be done by 2:00 or 3:00, somewhere in there. Then I'll get to come home and finish laundry!! Yippee! LOL! emoticon

  
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DONNAORLENE 4/18/2009 1:32PM

    Hey, I'll get serious now. Isn't it wonderful to watch your daughter be a success! And you know what? She's been watching you as you have changed your lifestyle and set a good example for her. Which just goes to show you that it's never too late! I know you're very proud of her and I'm sure she's proud of you too! God Bless and enjoy your day! Donna

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New furniture!! Ya hoo...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Or, as Zircadia says, WOOT! LOL!

When I first started my job, almost 16 years ago, wee were getting very nice bonuses. About 15 years ago, I was able to pay cash for a couch, love seat, chair and coffee table set. The kids destroyed the coffee table YEARS ago. However, until today, I have had the couch, love seat and chair ever since. The old set was green. A really pretty (in my world anyway) forest green. The material wasn't quite leather, but it wasn't plastic either. I don't know if it is pleather, but it held up pretty well. Especially considering that my dog has been trying to lick his way to the stuffing for the last four years!!

Here's a pick of the love seat (keeping it for now)

I use the love seat more than the rest of the family and it is in the best shape (coincidence?), so we are keeping it for now. However, a couple of weeks ago, we went to a local furniture store and bought a new couch and a new chair. They are a cocoa brown and they look really good in my living room. DH and I went to pick them up today after work. Good thing I've been working out! Those things are heavy! Jiminy Crickets!! There are no calorie counting activities in Spark People for moving furniture, but I'm sure I burned at least 1000 calories moving out the old and moving in the new!!

Here are pics of the new! Chair -

Couch -

  
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DONNAORLENE 4/17/2009 11:35PM

    WOW! Really nice - I'm happy for you! By the way thanks for all of the encouragement - it's very nice of you to leave notes for me and it let's me know that there are people out there who really do care! Especially when right now I have to concentrate on health and not weight, which isn't what this is all suppose to be about. But it's people like you that keep me hanging on and hoping that I too can achieve my goal some day! So thanks for being such a special friend. Hey, now that you and your DH have that new couch moved in surely you realize you really are in good enough shape to wear that bikini?! Okay, okay, I'll shut up now! You can tell me to go away! But hey I have to have some fun some where! LOL!!! cause I am! emoticon

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Looking good...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My daughter's softball team is looking pretty good. They had a rough start to their game tonight, but pulled it together. They ended up winning 15 - 9. My daughter played fairly well. She made it to base twice and got thrown out at first once and got out with a pop fly once. At least she was swinging! And hitting!

It got really cold just sitting there watching, but I'm really glad I could stay and watch the whole game. I really like softball! emoticon

  


Epiphany

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Watching Biggest Loser tonight, I had an epiphany. Tonight was the makeover show where they get to see themselves in their new bodies with new clothes, hair and makeup (for the girls, anyway). Tim Gunn (Project Runway) was there to help with the clothes selection. He said that they needed to "see" themselves as they really are rather than as they were.

I'm actually at that point. I looked at myself in the mirror (wearing only bra and undies) and thought, I could let someone see me like this (thinking bikini, not underoos!LOL!!)! My legs are still bigger than I want them to be, but they always will be. The rest of me is pretty awesome!! What a great feeling! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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DONNAORLENE 4/17/2009 10:58PM

    Now you know why I sent the bikini!!! one pound - two pounds - you were already there! Just keep up the exercising and maintain and that dh of yours will have his chest all puffed out when he sits next to you on the shore of any beach, lake or whatever!!! Give yourself some credit - you've been working hard! Want me to send you another bikini now that you're ready to wear it?! Congrats on your epiphany!


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MDTWEETY 4/15/2009 1:40PM

    YAY!! emoticon emoticon

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