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I bought jeans!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This has been a long time coming. It's been years since I've bought jeans. I just kept wearing those that fit me and occasionally buying a pair of stretchy ones that were just the biggest size I could get and then wearing them without even looking in the mirror. Didn't go into a dressing room for a loooooooong time!!!

So, Sears (yes Sears!) was having an all denim sale. I went over to buy my son some jeans and saw that they had lots of nice womens stuff on sale as well. I went back the next day and looked around. I gathered a few in my arms to try on but had no idea what size. I guessed a 6 hoping but thinking I'm probably an 8.

Took about half dozen pairs into the fitting room. Grabbed the first one and thought "I'm never going to get a 6 up over my butt" and almost didn't even try but then I figured, what the heck.

It felt a little tight but I pulled and tugged and you know what, I even buttoned it and zipped it up!! Every size 6 fit me!!! Some looked better than others but I was amazed and so very happy. I settled on three pairs but I knew one was iffy. I would allow my daughter to make the final decision.

I tried them on for her and she shrieked, "Mom, you are so tiny!!!" LOL, I just can't believe this. She did tell me to take back one pair, not because they didn't fit but because she said they were to short.

I haven't worn lo-rise jeans since they were called "hip-huggers in the 70's!!

Now my daughter tells me I have to get some "cute" tops to go with the new cute me!!!!

One thing I should mention. On my way into the fitting room I had to go past the "womans" department. There were all those jeans with the elastic waist that I swore I would never wear again. I snickered as I walked by them and as I left with my new purchases, I stuck out my tongue at them. LOL - hope no one saw that!!!

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BARCINTL 8/30/2008 9:27AM

    I saw her in these jeans and may I say, she looked HOT!

What a great job you've done, Gayllynne!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/28/2008 9:44AM

    I am so happy for you that you can found out that you are doing better than you thought. Way to go!!!!

It is so nice that you have found jeans that fit well. And I think sticking your tongue out at the jeans with the elastic waist will be a memory you will never forget and help you stay focussed on your goals.

Hugs, Sonia

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MAUREEN19640824 8/27/2008 10:34PM

    Totally awesome story! I am so happy for you and you give me great hope!!!!


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BLINDBETH 8/27/2008 9:30PM

    So awesome! Good fitting jeans can lift a girl's spirits better than anything!
Post some pictures, hot thang...
Beth emoticon

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NAOMIJGH 8/27/2008 7:53PM

    Way to go!!


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Faking it!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I started walking again this week. The weather has been beautiful in the mornings and when I drop off my son at camp I really have no excuse to go back home when I could walk the lake. It's a total of 4 miles there, around the lake and back. Just under an hour of my time and so good to my body. So, I've been going.

Today, as I was mumbling and grumbling all the way there (yes, I still hate to exercise) I walked right into the middle of a marathon! I wasn't the only one who was walking the lake, negotiating between runners but once I was there I was walking!!!

So, I started up as usual and walked as much in the middle as I could so the runners could get around me easily. Every now and then I heard one behind me and tried to move so they could go by me. Well, by the third mile I was sweating, and trying hard to go as fast as I could and suddenly there were people clapping for me....OMG! I was offered water, people were yelling WAY TO was all I could do to keep a straight face!! No way was I running around the lake 10 times!!! I barely get around once and that's plenty!!

But, I did find it very funny and it made me walk just a bit faster and want to keep up just a little. There were people much, much older than me and they were running! I really tip my hat to them.

I highly doubt I will ever run a marathon as I really have no desire to what-so-ever. I do want to be fit and slim so I will walk and do the exercise I need to do to get there. But today, it was fun to walk for my adoring fans!!! emoticon

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DORY.A 8/27/2008 8:16AM

    You deserved the clapping and water... you were exercising and if I was there, I'd be clapping for you too!!!!

You've done so great!!!! Congrats on reaching your 30 lb loss goal early!!!

You sound like such a great mom too, btw... just thought you should know that!


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BLINDBETH 8/25/2008 7:35PM

    You are so funny! I love the idea of faking it.

And I am so inspired by you walking when I have been offering up every excuse in the book to avoid it. Ugh!


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SBALVIS1 8/25/2008 1:10AM

    I was just browsing the site and came across your blog and it made me chuckle out loud, so I had to share it with my co-workers. We all got a kick out of your "fake" marathon! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BARCINTL 8/24/2008 10:08PM

    So what 5k should I sign us up for???

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/23/2008 9:06AM

    OMG that's so funny! Of course I think you've created a monster with this blog, I went and found sound clips of cheering crowds to strategically place throughout my cardio tunes workout! LOLOL

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    I think that's great!! And Sonia's right... never say never! lol I always swore that joggers were sadomasochistic!! rofl And then, the couple of weeks ago, after just starting back to walking after at least 6 months, I decided to push my treadmill... to see how fast it could go. lol Only I was walking on it at the time! By 4.0 I was jogging! Only for a couple of seconds but I remember thinking... this is kinda fun! ROFL Me? Anti-jogging! Enjoying my 2.5 second run. hehehe I think that after all my weird looks (that I gave people I saw jogging along the side of the road) I might have to give jogging a chance! And to run for something worthwhile... I think I just might have to go for it! Ewwwwwww hehehe


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LULAROCK66 8/22/2008 3:19PM

emoticonThanks for sharing that cute story
I laughed out loud..... emoticon

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CATLADY523 8/22/2008 1:09PM


How funny! And yay for you for walking 4 miles. I think that's huge!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/22/2008 12:33PM

    Never say never Gayllynne!!! I never thought at 50 I would participate in my first run ever and a 10K at that (walked lots too, but had a very good time for a first timer). You never know, you may change your mind.


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THATGIRL21 8/22/2008 10:42AM

    Woohoo you have a cheering section . off and on spark. Way to go and keep up the great work.

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Saying goodbye

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To my fat jeans. Well, they are my fat jeans now.

I work with dogs for a living and wear my most yucky clothes when I work. I have been wearing the same jeans for a couple of years now (yes, I wash them!!). For a long time they were the only ones that fit. I can remember undoing the button on my way home because they were to tight or after dinner, undoing them to watch TV. They are a size 12.

I have been wearing them a long time. They got bigger and bigger on me. Over the past few months I've been wearing shorts (that are getting ever bigger too). Today was a beautiful day but a little chilly. I decided to take a nice walk around the lake and put on my jeans. I was pretty shocked. I had to roll up the cuffs because they were dragging and I had to pull them up constantly. I took my son to camp and then went for my walk. When I would feel the crotch coming down between my thighs I'd pull it back up. I knew it was time to say goodbye.

When I got home I took them off. No, I did not even undo them to do so. Those jeans and I are done. I will not keep them. I do not want any fat clothes in my house, ever. I will never need them again!

To make matters even better, I reached into my closet and pulled out the jeans I bought several years ago. I loved them. They have a leopard pattern on them in browns. They are a junior size 9. A few months ago I tried them on and still couldn't close them. Today, they fit!!! Yes, they FIT!!!! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to wear them this fall. I am going to find a great brown top to go with them and post a picture here for all to see!!! Wow.

So, coming into the home-stretch I'm feeling good. Did some Wii yoga today and will do some more fun things later. Challenging my son is a great, fun way to work out too!!!!

It's gonna be a great day!!!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/22/2008 7:53AM

    Awesome! So long fat jeans....woo hoo!

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BETSY815 8/21/2008 10:42AM

    emoticon emoticon

I am waiting for the day when I can chuck my size 12's.

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GIRLINMOTION 8/21/2008 9:53AM

    Farewell old jeans!

What a funny blog, as usual the heading made me think of something totally different, lol.

You still have not told us about the two dates last weekend. Gayllynne you are torchering me, lol. Is there a second date with either?

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STEPPINSTAMPER 8/20/2008 12:05PM

    *WAVES* Goodbye to your 'fat' jeans...looks like you're not going to be needing them any more!

WELL DONE! emoticon

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I did it!! I did it!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I promised myself that I would lose 30 lbs by August. Today that goal was realized!! I am so thrilled and proud of myself I cannot tell you!!!

People are telling me how great I look and how much weight have I lost. I have been saying that I lost 30 lbs but in the back of my mind I really knew it was vacillating between 28 and 29. Yes, I know it's not a whole lot of difference, but in my mind it was. I wanted that 30!! Everyone here I'm sure can relate.

Well, today I got it. I do believe I owe it, in part, to my new Wii Fit. It is so much fun and I just haven't been exercising until I got it. Now, I really enjoy my morning Yoga (I do feel a bit tighter) and doing the step class. Years ago I did a step class several times a week and loved how it made me feel afterwards. The only problem is that I'm a total klutz LOL- but I do it anyway!!!

So, happy weekend to me!! My son comes home from camp tomorrow and my daughter comes home tomorrow night. First time both my children are under my roof together all summer. I can't wait to hug them both!!!

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ADAJLIM 8/19/2008 3:07PM

I will have to look into this Wii Fit~I have been hearing a lot about it lately. Keep up the good work! Go celebrate!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLINDBETH 8/18/2008 8:20PM

    Yay! Congrats on the weight loss.... and congrats on getting your kids home again.

Woo Hoo! 30 pounds is a huge milestone - and I am so proud of you!

Keep it up so we can go shopping...

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TAMMI1963 8/18/2008 8:15PM

    emoticon on reaching your goal!!! I'm extremely happy for you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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**RENEE** 8/18/2008 4:32PM

    That's awesome! Way to go on working hard and reaching your goal. You are doing a great job! I have been thinking about getting a Wii Fit, and I'm adding your endorsement to the "reasons to buy" list.

Comment edited on: 8/18/2008 4:30:29 PM

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SUZANNERN 8/18/2008 1:23AM

    Hi there!! Congrats on achieving your goal! And thanks for the support on my doom and gloom blog! It's good to have people around the area that know what it's like to drive 20 miles in 2 hours one day and 15 minutes the next!! Keep in touch! emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/18/2008 1:22:31 AM

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GIRLINMOTION 8/17/2008 11:57AM

    Congratulations Gayllynne!!! Way to go!!!

I am hearing so much about the Wii Fit, tempted to get one myself.

How about your two dates? Your to keep us posted? It has been so long since I have been on one (almost 4 years) I need to live vicariously through you, lol.

Hugs, Sonia

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LORT-C 8/17/2008 11:53AM

    Way to go!!! emoticon

We are all thrilled with you! I may have to look into the Wii Fitt .

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Sudden, horrible weight gain! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

As many of you know, I am trying to do my Wii fit whenever I can. I really enjoy it and am finding that I like Yoga. Since i have a saggy belly and poor posture, this is helping a lot!

Yesterday, I turned it on and decided to check the weight. To be honest, I'm not a genius at the controls so I wasn't paying all the much attention to my feet, I was trying to get things to work on the screen. I set it up and waited for the result. It came on and told me I had gained 6 pounds!!!!

I just about had palpitations. As my eyes are bugging out of my head I look down and Jenny, my very FAT cat, is SITTING ON THE BOARD!!! Her little tush is perched between my feet and she is looking at the screen too!!!

OMG!!! I just about died laughing!! I couldn't believe I hadn't seen her but what a relief to know it wasn't me!!!! Yes, I haven't been great but certainly not THAT bad!!!

Hope everyone has a great, healthy weekend!!!! Mine will be the first one in which both my children are not home and I have TWO dates with TWO different men!!!

Wish me luck!!!!!!

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TAMMI1963 8/16/2008 7:27PM

    OMG I almost fell on the floor laughing!!! Gotta love cats!!! 2 dates this weekend huh??? You GO GIRL!!! Have a terrific time!!! emoticon

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RD03875 8/16/2008 8:35AM

    How funny! she wanted to work out with you.

Good Luck!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/15/2008 10:31AM

    Thanks for the laugh, lol, Jenny is too funny, that little prankster, lol.

Two men over the weekend, aren't you being frisky, lol. Is one of them the blind date you had a couple of weeks ago? Enjoy and keep us posted, lol.

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KYKATEHEPBURN 8/15/2008 10:21AM

    I just had to read this after I read the title - this is hilarious.

Good luck on your dates - have a wonderful time!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/15/2008 10:02AM

    Too funny! Perhaps they have a kitty program(chase the mouse or something like that) to help Jenny lose a bit too! LOLOL

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BELLABLISS22 8/15/2008 9:46AM

    That is such a funny story. I would have died! Sounds like you will have a fun weekend. Enjoy your dates!

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STRIVE4HEALTH 8/15/2008 9:42AM

    That's a really funny story! I have a similar story and a 20lb cat that does the same thing every time I try to get on the scale. He sleeps on it normally so he is trying to defend it when we try to weigh in :-)

Have a great weekend!! Enjoy your dates!

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