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I miss Lane Bryant...

Monday, December 31, 2012

I have been shopping lately for some new clothes, and I realize I miss Lane Bryant. First, don't get me wrong. I am very happy and excited to be buying clothes I never thought I would ever be able to wear in my adult life!

What I have noticed however, is that most of these stylish clothes are poor quality. I have yet to find any "skinny" clothes that match the quality of Lane Bryant.

I am very thrilled that I am wearing these clothes, just wish the money matched the quality.

Only 11 more pounds until I am at goal. I would like to get 5 pounds below goal to give myself some wiggle room.

Oh, and I made Chef Meg's Buffalo Chicken Soup

My advice is... don't make it. HORRIBLE!!!

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KIMJA1 1/2/2013 7:43PM

  I for one will be happy to miss Lane Bryant. They have stood me in good stead all of these years, but I look forward to being able to shop anywhere and have things fit!

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CHYNNA81 1/1/2013 9:13PM

    Lol I know what you mean... Shop Macy's, Kohls and Sears...

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CHRISTINASP 1/1/2013 8:27AM

    Just right for me as I'm a vegetarian!

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CHRISTINASP 1/1/2013 8:27AM

    LOL about your advice! Will take it.

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CGWALKER2012 1/1/2013 6:42AM

    I have shopped at Lane Bryant off and on through the years with the changing weight. Will be interesting to say goodbye when I get there. So happy for you! Cindy W

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 1:25AM

    I hope you do find some stylish clothes that you like. You're worth it.

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ANDYLIN90 12/31/2012 11:01PM

    You have to be so thrilled to start a new year so close to goal. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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GENEVIEVE135 12/31/2012 7:34PM

  1st congrats on your weight loss!!
have you tried Maurice's?? they have all sizes and i love their styles!

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CATTUTT 12/31/2012 7:20PM

    I was never a big fan of Lane Bryant clothing. I'm made all wrong for it. I'm not very tall and I have no booty. Nearly everything I bought there was too long and too baggy in the butt if I got it big enough to fit around my waist.

But anyway, getting way off track there. It's awesome that you're so close to goal! Enjoy the shopping... you know what they say, if you can't have quality, go for quantity.


Have a great New Years Eve!

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BEBOP4ME 12/31/2012 6:34PM

    I know what you mean! I havent found a clothing company i really like yet, either. I just discovered fasion bug earlier this year, but lane bryant bought them and just closed the stores to eliminate them as competition!

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WALLINMW 12/31/2012 5:38PM

  Keep Sparking!

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Awesome Christmas Sweater #2 Photo Blog

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A big thanks to my Grandmother for this wonderful Christmas apparel!

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BILL60 12/26/2012 8:14AM

    Happy Holidays! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 12/26/2012 4:42AM

    I like the sweater and I like the smile you wear with it!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 8:51PM

    Beautiful sweater!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 8:51PM

    Beautiful sweater!

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LJCANNON 12/25/2012 8:11PM

    emoticon I LOVE It!!

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DEBPRE16 12/25/2012 7:59PM

    I like it.

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TATTER3 12/25/2012 7:51PM

    She made it?????Wow!!! So festive!

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Christmas Sweater Vest -- photo blog

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thanks to my Mama for this awesome vest!!

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CHRISTINASP 12/25/2012 3:51AM

    Lovely! The vest and you!

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Its the day before, the night before Christmas...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

My boyfriend was watching football today, so I decided to head to the mall. I realize that going to the mall so close to Christmas is crazy, but I would have rather had my teeth drilled instead of watching football.

I walked around for a bit, just wandering around stores. I wanted this awesome shirt at Buckle, but they didn't have it.

I went to Aeropostale and found three hooded sweatshirts. It was an awesome deal. I paid $27.50 for almost $150 dollars worth of clothes. What was even more awesome is I was able to buy an XL and an L and they both FIT awesome. Those are some tiny shirts, and I can wear them with ease now.

I also bought some hand sanatizers at Bath and Body works.

We had our big family Christmas dinner at my Grandmother's yesterday. I have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so it was just easier for us to get it out of the way on Saturday.

Dinner was great, and I made good choices. I didn't over eat at all, sampled most everything on the table and enjoyed the company of my family. I mostly focused on the yummy white meat turkey (my little pouch doesn't like dark meat) and a little of the sides, but not a huge amount. I passed on the rolls and stuffing, but enjoyed a small bit of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and baked corn.

Later on, after we had opened presents, I even allowed myself a small bit of chocolate dream pie, which is a basic pudding pie in a graham cracker crust. I think I had about 2 tablespoons worth. Honestly, it wasn't that good. I would have rather had more green bean casserole. LOL

Tomorrow night, we are going to my other Grandmother's for Christmas Eve festivities She is having

Homemade Sloppy Joes (which I will eat without the bread)
ham and cheese (again, skipping the sandwich part)
cocktail wieners in crescent rolls (skipping this one)
cheese ball made out of reduced fat cream cheese, dried beef and onion soup mix (will be enjoying some on a few whole wheat crackers)
cheese and bologna (venison) tray (yes, I will have a piece of each)
Macaroni Salad (skipping this one)
Baked Beans (I am measuring out 1/4 cup)
and various chips, cookies and other things I won't be eating

I have it planned out, and I will be eating very small amounts of the things indicated.

I am skipping desert -

I have to be at work at Midnight. Technically, I am supposed to work my entire 12 hour shift, but we decided that since we have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas, we would split the shift. My coworker is working from 3-midnight and I am working the rest of the night. Not much is going to be going on. So, I am not really worried about it.

Christmas day we are going to his Parent's house. I usually do really well eating there. Even when I was really overweight, I never ate much because his mom is this tiny thing and I didn't want her to think i was a pig. So, I usually just eat small amounts there anyway.

Well, I think that is all for now

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CATTUTT 12/24/2012 10:41AM

    I'm impressed that you're doing so well with your eating for the holidays! I need to borrow a bit of your will power!

Oh, and btw... it must have felt GREAT to be able to buy the clothes you got yesterday. Horray for fitting into smaller sizes! And what a deal. Lucky girl!

Have a great Christmas Eve!


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COCK-ROBIN 12/23/2012 10:22PM

    Great blog! Thank you.

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... but it messes with my eating and gym schedule!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I have to work on Wednesday and Thursday 12-2358 instead of 1900--700. That is REALLY going to mess with my eating schedule and gym schedule!!

I am not sure where I am going to fit going to the gym in... I usually get ready at work after the gym, but I don't really want to be using the showers and stuff during normal business hours because of all the scuzzy drivers around. I guess I could just change clothes, put on some patchouli oil like i used to back in the day and call myself ready?

I had already volunteered to work at the library tomorrow because one of our librarians has outreach, and the director is in meetings all day long. Looks like I will be getting up pretty early!! If I have to be there at 10, that means I have to leave the gym by 15 till... so, I have to be there by 9 or so to get a workout in. I try to do 45-60 mins, but no more than 60.

I have a set eating schedule, and this is just going to throw a monkey wrench into my perfect machine. I have a feeling that I won't be getting all of my nutrition for the next few days. It is just a few days, and if I am under, I am under. It isn't going to kill me.

I don't feel like cooking either... I suppose I should lay out some hamburger and make hamburgers and green beans for the next few days, but part of me just wants to stop and pick up some Lean Cuisines or Healthy Choice. Not sure which I am going to do yet.

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CATTUTT 12/18/2012 10:22PM

    Those monkey wrenches are little devils. Sounds like you're on top of the fact you might get slightly derailed, and are preparing for it. That's the best anyone can do! Good luck.


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COCK-ROBIN 12/18/2012 10:14PM

    You're doing great!

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GREENGENES 12/18/2012 9:16PM

    Sounds like a day for creative planning. Good luck!

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EUEK098 12/18/2012 3:57PM

    It's going to be tough, seeing as it's only going to be for those two days, Trying eating with 2 hrs of waking up and if you're doing 5 to 6 small meals they should be 2.5 to 3 hrs apart. emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/18/2012 3:10PM

    Like you said, it's just a few days. I'm sure you can figure it out but even if you can't you can just get right back on track afterwards.

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