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January 29, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hi all. It's Charm the fabulously full figured woman (FFFW for short). I went back to the office yesterday and I truly didn't want to get up. Before the alarm went out I changed to the time so I could stay in bed longer. That meant I missed my morning workout. I could always work out after work, right? Yeah right.

I went to work and had a pretty good day. The highlight of it was a great review from my manager. I deserved it and it felt great that she felt the same way. The worse part of the day came afterwards. I didn't eat anything out of the ordinary but my stomach became extremely upset. I was sick for the rest of the day. That meant no workout in the evening. That truly sucked. Oh well what could I do. Lesson learned.

  
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CHARMANIA76 1/31/2014 5:48PM

    Thanks so much for the kinds words. It did feel great to get a wonderful review. That will go a long way to increase the amount of my raise and bonus. I also cut myself a break about being sick. I learned a leasson about procrastinating. Things happened and screwed up my plans.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/31/2014 12:58PM

    Congrats on the great review!

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BABYSOX 1/31/2014 6:33AM

    Congrats on the review! I hope you are feeling better today.

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/30/2014 11:52PM

    Congratulations on the terrific review. It means a lot to know that others recognize our contributions to the workplace . . . and it's even better when we remain ethically sound and hardworking employees when on the job. The heart knows! Hope you're feelin' better soon.

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DAWNOFMELANIE 1/30/2014 9:20PM

    Be kind to yourself :) Illness happens, and it's temporary.

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10/18 - 10/20/2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hi all. It's Charm the fabulously full figured woman (FFFW for short). The weekend had finally arrived. Woohoo! Happy dance! Happy dance! It was a rough week and I was glad when my day was over. I ended up helping someone right before I left and I missed my train. I decided to take a long walk since I had a while to wait before the train came.

So you're probably wondering if I found the coat I was shopping to buy? Yes I did! It's not always easy to shop for a coat for an FFFW. I wanted a cute coat and that is what I found. I went to Burlington Coat Factory and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. I found several coats in my size and I ended up buying two. I'll be posting pictures of them soon.

I couldn't believe the selection they had. I have a pet peeve about calling larging sizes "women's". I don't see that occurring for men. It's all together for them. The "misses", "ladies", "women's", and "petites" labeling drives me nuts. That's why I prefer to go to a store that specializes in larger sizes. My favorite is Avenue. Everything is together and I don't have to worry about those labels.

Yesterday was football and relaxing to prepare the beginning of the week. I hope I have a good start.

  
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KTTAYLOR21 11/3/2013 5:21PM

    Hhhmmm those labels are a bit crazy. I never looked at it like, but you do have a point. It doesn't make much sense at all. Why do they call the plus size section "Womens". That is something to think about.

Congrats on finding a cute coat. I need me a cute casual coat to wear with jeans. I've been wearing the same puffy black coat for YEARS!!! I'm so tired of this coat.

Have a great week!!

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1MANKNEY 10/21/2013 1:49PM

    Wow! Lucky you to find two cute coats. I really don't use a coat very often here in CA. I own a cute one that I got a few years ago because it looks dressier than the jackets I usually wear. I love the term FFFW. Great! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/21/2013 8:36AM

  Great attitude! You are on your way to success! emoticon

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1/14/2013: A New Day, A New Year, A New Start

Monday, January 14, 2013

It has been a bit of a wild week. I have been adjusting to getting myself back on track. I did well during the week with ym food. On the weekend it was much harder to track. I spent time with my boyfriend and his family. There was nothing healthy there. I have to make sure I am more cautious with my eating. I did some working out and I know I need to do more.

I weighed in the morning. I did not like where I weighed in the last time. The floor was not very level. I found a better spot this time and think the weight is more accurate than the last time. It showed a gain of 5.1 pounds. I know I did not gain weight like that. I think the other weight was too low.

I have no idea what my progress was on the scale. I know I have a long journey ahead and I am prepared for it. I know I can do it. I am doing this journey one day at a time. I made my final weight loss goals for the year. I have eighty pounds to go to make my weight loss goal. I can do it. I can make that goal this year.

I had a bit of a rough start this morning. I had a hard time sleeping last night and it was hard to get going. It was quite cold this morning as well. The drive to the train station was filled with icy roads. I drive very carefully. I have all of my meals planned for the day. I will follow those meals and do a light workout when I get home tonight. I will not stress out at work today. Today will be a successful day for me.

  
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MARTY728 1/14/2013 1:55PM

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NSTARSMITH 1/14/2013 1:46PM

    Planning is clearly your best strategy. Somewhere I read that strategy is stronger than will-power! When you know you will be facing unhealthy food, strategy can reduce the damage without making you feel deprived and resentful (which is how I get! LOL!). Hang in there!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/14/2013 12:45PM

    I'm still trying to figure out where last February went. LOL You gots this.

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STEVIEBEE569 1/14/2013 10:35AM

    You can do it! Hang in there! You're worth every effort you put forth towards your health & fitness!

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BANDMOM2012 1/14/2013 10:20AM

    Have a great week! Sounds like you are off to a great start with all that meal planning.

Blessings :)

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GINGERD03 1/14/2013 9:02AM

  You're doing great staying positive & I was right there where the scale said one thing only to learn it was wrong & I had to add many pounds-but that was ok-I knew I was on the right path & the scale was just numbers-the true test was how I was feeling about myself-were my days betters-was my movement easier-was I eating healthier & how were my clothes fitting. You're doing right in not telling the scale get you down-it never tells the entire story at all.
Good for you for keeping on track the best you can when you're not around healthy foods-it's not easy trying to figure out what food to eat when they are are higher calories.
I've been struggling with fat intake the last few days so trying to adjust that-mostly because we are on a very low budget this month & I have to eat whatever is here frozen etc...
Here's to both of us having a very good week & meet our goal this year.
I'm right there with you-need to lose 81 pounds this year to meet goal weight. We can so do it!!!! Have a great day (HUGS) emoticon

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1/8/2013: A New Day, A New Year, A New Start

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Yesterday went pretty well for me. I worked out early before work. I had an issue with snacking. I snacked too much throughout the day and I went over in calories at dinnertime. I planned better today. I packed all of my snacks, breakfast, and lunch. I just need to figure out my dinner. I'm not sure what I want to eat. I'm leaning towards chicken noodle soup.

I went to bed early last night. Work was quite busy. We had a key person call in sick and I helped a lot with coverage. I got up early this morning and did a 30 minute workout. It felt great to get a sweat going this morning. I have more energy and I have a positive outlook. I just feel really good this morning. It's not easy to get up earlier but it's definitely worth it.

Today is another busy work day for me. I'm off tomorrow and I have to make sure I have proper coverage for my duties. I'm determined to work smart not hard today. I hope I can achieve that. I'm determined to follow my plan for meals today. It will be a good day.

  
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GINGERD03 1/8/2013 9:04AM

  sounds like you have a great plan in line today to make it an emoticon day~ It is hard waking up early in the morning but once you get that workout in it does give a nice boost for the rest of the day. emoticon Wishing you a wonderful energy filled day (hugs) emoticon

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BABYSOX 1/8/2013 8:43AM

    Your planning will definitely create less stress.It sounds like you are off to a great start this year. Good luck!

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1/7/2013: A New Day, A New Year

Monday, January 07, 2013

It's been a while since I posted a blog entry. A lot has happened in the last month. Work has been crazy for me. December and early January is the busiest time in my job. I usually gain weight during that time. I had some health complications. I was diagnosed with a bad sinus infection that just didn't want to get better. I ended up in urgent care and was given more drugs to take. I'm feeling much better now but exercise was very hard for me. I had difficulty breathing and I had chills a lot.

I didn't eat like I should. I slacked off and made excuses. That time is over. I made a short term weight loss goal and I'm determined to make it. I'm losing 25 pounds by 4/15. I know I can do it. I know I will do it. I planned my meals out today and I got up early to work out. It felt great to get in an early morning workout. I felt refreshed and proud of myself. I need to figure out what to do as a reward for making my goal. Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Today will be a busy day at work. I'll be doing a lot of clean-up from year end projects. I have one meeting scheduled and I may be doing some training in the afternoon. I'm excited about the weather being a little warmer this week. I'll try to get outside and do a little walking. I missed my exercise and realized just how important it is to me.

  
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NSTARSMITH 1/7/2013 6:13PM

    Excellent return to goal setting, and a good idea to set up rewards. Not sure what would help you keep moving ...? with me it is something I do not "need", a toy, special outing, or visit to a place that costs a bit more than usual for a fun event.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/7/2013 1:32PM

    I"m glad you are on the up swing of the illness. My is kicking my butt at the moment.

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SONYALATRECE 1/7/2013 12:15PM

    How about a new blouse, skirt, jewelry...or even money saved up with each pound lost (i.e. $5/ lb.)?
Earned money can go toward a vacation or other travel venture. Let it be something you enjoy.

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RG_DFW 1/7/2013 12:07PM

    good luck with it..
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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/7/2013 12:07PM

    Good for you! emoticon As rewards - maybe a massage or a pedicure? How about some "you" down time? Maybe a book you've been wanting? A new outfit?

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