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Sunday, June 06, 2010

There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of being able to pull down your pants without unzipping them! YEEHAH!!! 36 lbs gone! The gym is habit now, and I feel like a slug when I skip two days in a row (I am regularly going 5 times per week). I had a coupon at Lane Bryant, so instead of buying 4 pair of shorts in my new size (starting size 22, now down to a loose 18), I bought two pair in 16 and 2 pair in 14. Along with the clothes I already had from way back when I was around 175-185 lbs (11 years ago?), that should get me through summer/early fall. I actually bought workout wear in the regular misses section (size XL as opposed to 2XX) the other day. It is such a delight to not have to go to the plus size section for everything...

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 6/6/2010 9:01PM

    Amazing! Congratulations!

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Orlando turned out to be cold and rainy when I went down, so I didn't need any warm-weather clothes in a larger size. That was nice to not have to buy new clothes in a BIGGER size! Anyhoosie, I dropped a few lbs before I went, but gained them back while I was there. I didn't stick to a plan or anything. Kinda just ate when and what I wanted for 4 days, and (no surprise) felt kind of blobby by the time I came home. I've been to the gym twice since I came back Tuesday night, and I feel better already. I did find a store that sells a line of clothes I love that had XXL, so I bought a few "positive message" shirts to wear while working out. They are the "Life is Good" line with the happy little stick figures. I love those shirts. And it is. It really is. Life IS good. Whether you're a stick or not.


Time to add the movement

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I've dropped 6.something lbs in the past 10 days or so, and I should be content with that, but I know it's probably mostly water weight. It's time to add some movement into the routine. Get my 10 minutes in three times a day. Walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes. Something. Anything. Just gotta get started so I can make it a habit. Maybe I'll start with running errands, parking far away, and making a lap around the store before starting the actual errand.

It's three weeks to Orlando, and I still have nothing (warm weather wise) that fits. I'm shooting for 6 to 8 more pounds by then so I can wear the clothes I already have and can save money that I would have spent on clothes and spend it at Epcot or DisneyWorld instead. That should be my motivation. Ok, now I have a plan AND motivation. Time to get movin'.

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TWEETSMOM2002 2/26/2010 8:43PM

    I've heard somewhere that it takes 21 days to develop a habit, so whatever you plan to start as your movement program, stick with it for at least 21 days!!! I bought the Biggest Loser 30-day jumpstart DVD and it breaks workouts down into 10-minute segments, so maybe this DVD would work well for you if you. I try to do the upper body and abs workouts two to three times a week. I also walk on the treadmill 3-4 times a week. I figure the treadmill works my legs, so I use the DVD for the abs and arms. I'm amazed at how fast I can work up a sweat with just one 10-minute workout! There is also two 10-minute cardio workouts so you can get some cardio in too! Good luck with whatever your plan is! Just stick with it and you'll see results before you know it!

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Vegetarian is not always the way to go...

Friday, January 29, 2010

I can only go to Subway for a sandwich for lunch so many times before I'm ready for a change...

I thought I was making a good choice for lunch today, getting the Panera Bread Mediterranean Veggie sandwich, but OMG it has a lot of calories! I had to settle for eating only 1/2 of the sandwich for lunch and eating the 2nd half for dinner just to rationalize the calorie count (610!) Dang!

I knew I was being bad by getting the icy mocha to drink (although making it better by opting for "No whipped cream, please"). Granted, no whipped cream saved me 100 calories, but it STILL had 470 calories! That's like having 3+1/2 cans of orange crush soda!!! Needless to say, I will go online and check out nutritional info PRIOR to going out to lunch with the ladies from work. The upside is that, by waiting to eat the 2nd half of the sandwich for dinner, I only exceeded my daily calorie count by 89 calories. I can live with that.



Friday, January 22, 2010

Although those who love you say it's what's on the inside that counts, I truly believe that changes on the outside can help encourage the positive within you.

I had been getting lazy with my outsides recently with the rationale that I didn't have enough time to do this or that (like apply makeup or put together a professional-looking outfit), opting to be "ugly" to be able to spend more time doing something fun. Unfortunately, the "fun" never really manifested, and I just ended up spending time in front of the TV. Usually eating. Making the outside even worse. Making the inside hate the outside even more. A vicious circle of self-propagating misery.

Today I wore makeup for the first time in weeks. I put together a happy-colored professional outfit and took the time to do my hair instead of rushing out the door with the standard ponytail. I felt pretty.

Feeling pretty rocks.

Never underestimate the healing power of feeling pretty.

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MSJULES022165 1/23/2010 7:00PM

    This is a great reminder!
I've become so accustomed to only putting on make up for "special occasions" that I've forgot to remember to put on make up for a "special someone". ME!

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JESS1314 1/22/2010 4:13PM

    Good for you! Even just putting putting on a little make up or doing your hair will make a world of difference!

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