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Saturday, August 09, 2008

I have been at 136 for what seems like forever. Just one more pound and I can declare that I've lost 30 lbs! But dang it, it just never seems to go there.

The truth is that I completely understand what's happening. Although I have been pretty good with my calorie intake I have been lax about getting off my butt. All those previous months where I lost 5 lbs every month I was moving. I just got lazy.

Yesterday, I decided that I wanted to get those last 10 or 12 pounds off of me badly!!! I am going to a reunion in Feb. and I want to look fantastic. I already know that I look so much better but I think reaching goal will be a wonderful achievement and I want it. So...........

I started moving again. Two days in a row I walked the lake. If I get the chance either later this afternoon or tomorrow, I am going to figure out how to put together the Wii Fit and start doing even more. You will know that I've achieved my goal when that darn sign changes from Lost 25 to Lost 30.

By the end of Aug. I guarantee it!!! You can take that to the bank!!!

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BLINDBETH 8/12/2008 8:55PM

    You go, girl! Walk that lake... because I'm waiting on that NY shopping trip that we are going to take.

And I need a kick in the rear - I'm so off-track with the exercise. And cookies have become a mainstay in my diet... so bad!

You are doing great!

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DIANNEYME 8/11/2008 7:52PM

    Looking forward to seeing that icon change - you go, girl!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/11/2008 10:06AM

    Gayllynne, I know when you put your mind to it, you can do anything. We will be seeing the new sign next week. That is something you can take to the bank.

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PEACHYLADY 8/10/2008 10:05AM

    Good luck with getting to goal! WTG with your weight loss!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/10/2008 7:18AM

    Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand in this journey, congrats on developing a plan to succeed! Go get em!

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RUBYYR 8/9/2008 8:45PM

    It sounds like you have a plan there Gayllynne! Let us know how the Wii fit goes. My kids are wanting to get it for me. I've been stuck thinking about how it tracks weight. I'm not at the place of wanting to broadcast that info to my family & friends. :-) Do you know if you can you keep it private?

From what I understand though, it will have you sweating up a storm - a sure fired way to knock off the last of the poundage!


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He's got a girlfriend!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Wow this growing up stuff sure is hard! Not for them, for me!!!

I went to visit my son at camp yesterday. I always look forward to parents day because it seems such a long time away. My son looked taller and leaner than I've ever seen him. So handsome (yes, I'm a mom!!)

So, we are sitting eating a picnic lunch that I've brought. All his favorites including homemade chocolate chip cookies (I didn't even have one). We are sitting there talking and laughing and this cute little girl comes over. My son introduces her as "Alexa" and then excuses himself and she takes him to meet her parents!!

OMG, his first girlfriend!!! I knew this day would come but I'm less prepared than he. While we were sitting there several girls came by and hugged him and said what a great friend he was and offered him some of their mom's home cooking etc....

Finally, he turns to me and says, "Relax mom, I'm just very popular."

Yes, I could see that. My little boy (who is a head taller than me at 12 1/2) is growing up so fast. His girlfriend lives near us and they already have a movie date for when they return. Of course, he asked that his sister take them. I'm just to momish!

I think I'm still in shock!

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BLINDBETH 8/12/2008 8:58PM

    Oh, wow! Youngsters in love... and kicking their parents to the curb. It does smart a bit doesn't it? Thankfully, I've liked all the girls that my sweet boys have liked. And I'm doubly thankful for the fact that they haven't gotten too serious too soon.

Good luck with all that!

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NLEVCOVICH1313 8/5/2008 4:22PM

    I will be ok mom! it is hard to see them leave childhood and become adolescents but that is the job we took on. dating is great and a lot of dating helps our young ones make good choices later on. if you son is popular with girls he is not just good looking is is also a nice guy (more important)

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CARYNP64 8/5/2008 11:48AM

    I have two boys now in college and I know exactly how you feel. It is a shock at first, but it's all part of growing up. Look at it this way, your son obviously has some good qualities or he wouldn't have made so many friends. I have always loved getting to know my son's friends and girlfriends and have loved watching them all grow up. I like nothing more than to have my kids and their friends at home laughing and cutting up it makes our home seem so "alive."

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GIRLINMOTION 8/5/2008 10:02AM

    Gayllynne, with the blog title, I thought you were going to talk about your blind date, lol.

Yes, they do grow up so fast (too fast). I am glad to hear that your son is having a great time at camp.

I am not prepared as of yet for my son to have an official girlfriend, lol. He likes one girl from school, but she is not interested. But then, a new school year is coming up?

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I'm baaack!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

I'm back from my hectic week in NYC with my daughter. It was nice to be in the city and not have to worry about the commute to work. I got to sleep an extra hour every day. That's a perk!!!

Watching my daughter getting up and dressed for work and just navigating the city every day was quite an eye opener. She is really maturing and I'm so proud of her. At 17, she has a really great head on her shoulders.

We did have a lot of fun too. She is very, VERY into designer clothes and such but I just can't afford them so..... we went to lots of consignment shops. It wasn't until the very last one we went to that we found GOLD!!! LOL - Her favorite designer is Juicy Couture. Very expensive stuff but at this place she got 5 different things of Juicy including a brand new pocketbook which she loves!!! I spent under $150. for all 5 combined!!!! Now that's a bargin!!! She's happy, mom's happy (and exhausted) and then it was off to dinner with old friends.

We went to see "A Chorus Line" on Broadway and it was wonderful. I had seen it when it first opened and didn't really like it but this time it was great. She enjoyed it too.

It's good to be home again and sleeping in my own bed. My greatest fear was the scale. Yes, I did gain. One pound. Yup, one little pound that could be anything (water, natural flux of weight, whatever). I'm so proud that I managed to really stay on target even if I wasn't able to count calories. Whew!! It was tough but I did it.

Oh, and the date wasn't to bad either. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 8/2/2008 10:25AM

    As I was reading your blog (glad you had a great time with your daughter), I was wondering when you were getting to the blind date. Had a good laugh the way you finally entered a small part at the end. So are you going to have another date?

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My mini vacation

Monday, July 28, 2008

For the past month my daughter has been working as in intern in a design firm in the city. (NYC). I take her into the city on Monday mornings with me and she goes to her job and I to mine. In the evening she stays with her dad who lives in the city and towards the end of the week I take her home with me in the evening. It's been working out great.

Well, this past week her dad left for Europe for a wedding in London. My daughter still wanted to work so we are going into the city this afternoon and saying there for the rest of the week. We will both work but afterwards we are going to go shopping and meet friends for dinner etc. It's like a little vacation for me and we are both going to have so much fun. I've even got tickets to see "A Chorus Line" on Thursday night.

This will be a lot of fun and a great bonding time for the two of us. I even have a blind date in the middle of all this. Wish me luck!!!!

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TAMMI1963 7/29/2008 3:56PM

    Have a great time in NYC with your daughter this week. Sounds like your both gonna have ALOT of fun!!!! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 7/29/2008 9:04AM

    Sounds like a great week with your daughter.

Blind dates? They can be scary, lol. I hope you have fun.

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JLITT62 7/28/2008 2:47PM

    Oh, you're going to have a blast! I miss NYC. I grew up in Poughkeepsie, but it's been since years since I've been to the city. It's sort of hard, living in TX, despite the fact that my parents have a time share in a great location.

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Back on track!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I have been working hard on my food choices but the exercise of late has been pretty sporadic (as in non-existent). The past few days I've been trying to change that. Getting out, walking the lake and yesterday when it was just to hot to do that, I actually got on the treadmill and then did some work with my weights. Apparently it worked!!

I am officially ONE pound away from my next goal!!! I wanted to lose 30 lbs by Aug. 1st and as of today, I've lost 29!!! I'm pleased!!!

My daughter and I went shopping yesterday. We went to some thrift stores because she wants designer and I just wanted some things that would look good now even though i still have over 12 lbs to lose. Wow, did we do great!!

I got a pair of Lands End white jeans in a size 6 that look like they were made for me!!! I also got a beautiful pair of Ann Taylor capris that were a 6 petite. My daughter got tons of things (well, everything looks wonderful if you're a size 2). The woman at the cash register said it was fun to watch the mother/daughter team and she remembered when she was young and slim like the two of us!!!! It felt soooo good to hear that. My daughter hugged me and said, "See Mom, I told you you looked great".

3/4 of the way home. Dang, I'm on the home stretch!!!!!!

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DORY.A 7/28/2008 12:39PM

    Gayllynne, you have been such an inspiration... SIZE 6!!! WOOOOOT WOOOOT!!!!

I don't ever remember being smaller than a size 10... and I'm starting to try that size on now! I, too, did the thrift store thing a couple of weeks ago... it is very encouraging to drop sizes right there in the store!!!

I'm at 148.2 - goal 137... that makes me at 11.2 pounds to go... we're on the same track! Congratulations on being on the home stretch!!!!!!!

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BLINDBETH 7/28/2008 6:29AM

    Oh man, that had to be motivating to try on smaller clothes and have them fit! Way to go! You are getting so skinny!


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GIRLINMOTION 7/27/2008 10:22AM

    I have been getting lazy too regarding exercise. I still get some in, but not as much as I would like. Today, I was planning a mountain climb with my son and his dad, but it is currently raining (not a good idea to go, could be unsafe and slippery). I guess you shouldn't count on exercise if it has weather conditions attached, lol.

You and your daughter had quite the good time bargain shopping and being green. I found a lovely Ann Taylor Robin egg blue silk skirt at a thrift store (size six too), I don't think the previous owner ever wore it, it was only $3.

I don't think your going to have any problem reaching your goal for August 1. You have been doing so well. Way to go!!!

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