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Remember you're worth it

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Remember I shared with you recently that it's not about what you deserve, but about what you're worth?

It's so easy to tell yourself that you deserve to eat whatever you want today. You deserve to take the day off & relax.

But what are you worth?

Are you worthy of having a body you're comfortable in?

Are you worthy of feeling energized?

Are you worthy of loving yourself?

That last question is probably the most important one. It's at the very heart of your weight loss efforts.

Please remember today that you are worth it. That you are worthy of all your dreams.

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JESSIEJUICE 11/27/2011 2:43PM

    "Remember that you are worthy of all your dreams." I think I'm going to write this on my mirror.

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LJCANNON 11/25/2011 8:41AM

    emoticonThat is a GREAT Way to put your Choices into perspective every day. Thanks for the reminder!!

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PUDLECRAZY 11/25/2011 7:34AM

    This is a lovely blog, and so important.

Thank you for posting!

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DDOORN 11/24/2011 11:28PM

    Important not to ever lose sight of that thought!

Thank you for reminding us!


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TEMPEST272002 11/24/2011 9:34PM

    Great way to reframe it. I'll try to keep it in mind. Hope you are having a happy thanksgiving.

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NATPLUMMER 11/24/2011 8:33AM

    Excellent things to remember :-)
Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/24/2011 8:21AM

    Wishing you and your husband a wonderful Thanksgiving. As for me, I've eaten great - no weight loss. I've exercised my brains out - no weight loss. Sooooo, here's the truth of the matter, I am going to o.d. on pumpkin pie today and enjoy every bite. This plateau is just not worth being good all the time. But I do value your blogs even though I can't always follow your advice. (smiling)

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EDWINA172 11/24/2011 6:08AM

    This is so true. Thanks for posting!

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A good time was had by most

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday we drove down to stay with my husband's cousin & his family. We meant to take them out for sushi, and we did eat sushi, only they paid for it. Saturday we got together with his uncle & aunt briefly. Then we took the cousins out for lunch.

I have never seen where to go for lunch create so much angst in my life . . . eventually we ended up at a seafood place; we did pay for that meal but it hardly seemed fair.

Then we drove up to the hotel we were staying at for the wedding. I thought we'd have some time to relax, but we got there later than planned and the shuttles taking us to the actual wedding location were leaving in about an hour & a half . . . everything a bit rushed, including the snack I gobbled down cause the wedding didn't start until 7 pm. Good thing too cause dinner didn't start until 11 pm!

The ceremony was nice. Then there was Asian food, Italian food, veggie, fruit, sushi . . . and that was just the cocktail reception! My sister & I were both scratching our heads at where the heck our cousin gets the money . . . she's a teacher, he's a salesman. I had veggies & sushi (which was really good).

The band was really good, too, but really loud as usual. DH won't dance, my cousin is an only child & her parents - my aunt & uncle - have been gone many years. So aside from my parents & my sister, we knew no one & it was a bit boring.

The ceremony & reception were at a country club half an hour away from the hotel, hence the shuttle buses, so we were kind of trapped. Dinner was good, but I wasn't really terribly hungry. Aside from the veggies & sushi - and dessert - I didn't eat a lot.

Dessert was chocolate cream in chocolate cups, a chocolate dipped strawberry, a very small single serving lava cake & something chocolate in a cup that I didn't try. And I devoured most of it. The wedding cake wasn't chocolate, so non-chocolate lovers had something (only had a few bites of that).

Discovered when we got back to the hotel that TOM started - right on time for a change - which actually makes me pretty happy since it should mean I don't have to worry about that during my HM! It would've been nice if it could've held off one more day since I have cramps & we have to drive home.

So my NSV - the jeans finally fitting - happened right before TOM! Go figure. God likes to play with us. We did take pictures, but i won't be able to post anything until I get home. Today there's still a brunch . . . and next week there will be some thanksgiving baking. And thanksgiving. And getting ready to leave for Vegas - HM is 2 weeks from today!

This month has been a whirlwind.

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PCOH051610 11/23/2011 9:14AM

    It is too bad the wedding was a tad bit boring but you have done so well so that is something to be happy about!!!!

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KANSASROSE67 11/22/2011 9:09PM

    Sounds like you did great with the eating. 2 weeks and counting...

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DDOORN 11/21/2011 8:47AM

    Don'tcha just HATE it when a group just can't make up its mind...re: choosing a restaurant...?!? Been there, done that! Kinda can pull the plug from the enjoyment, no?

Have to shoo DH out for some dance classes...! :-)


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TEMPEST272002 11/20/2011 3:02PM

    You've had some pretty good NSV's... even if the wedding was a bore. Bet you're glad to be home again.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/20/2011 9:25AM

    This type of sitch, where angst is over trivial things, always makes me come home with such a deeper appreciation for peace and happiness. I'll enjoy the pics you post.

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NATPLUMMER 11/20/2011 9:05AM

    Whirlwind for sure! 11pm is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too late for dinner. At least you got some good food. Yay for TOM coming when it should so it won't mess up the HM. Yay for jeans!!!

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PUDLECRAZY 11/20/2011 8:37AM

    What a whirlwind!

Looking forward to your pics, and congrats on the jeans.

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EDWINA172 11/20/2011 7:50AM

    I am tired from just reading about your day! Yay for the NSV jeans. Good luck with the half marathon. Keep us posted.

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Thru rain, thru thunder, thru snow . . .

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh yeah baby, not only was it breezy & cold this morning, but it was snowing as well off & on. Ok, just who have I become?

I must say, if I had other opportunities to run this weekend, I definitely would have waited til later in the day. Or in the week, for that matter.

Man, it was cold! Temps hovering at the freezing mark, but with the wind felt in the 20s. I did a happy dance because my second cw-x tights came a few days ago. And I really didn't feel anything but good on my run, even if it was on the slow side. The hip seems a tiny bit achy now, but I'm gonna keep wearin my tights for a while.

I did just shy of 8 miles- wanted to go another mile but frankly just didn't have the time. Had a banana to refuel, then stopped at the library to pick up galloway's latest book, something about mental training for running. Had some tea & a small honeystinger bar before heading home.

Now it's time for a nice hot shower to warm up, finish up the packing & then we're off. Not sure how much Internet acres I'll have over the next few days. I might have sone tomorrow . . . we'll see.

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PCOH051610 11/23/2011 9:12AM

    I hope your hip pain has long since subsided!

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WHIPPERWILLOW 11/19/2011 10:53PM

  Good for you!!

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NEWNAC304 11/18/2011 3:48PM

    Great job!

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*ERICA* 11/18/2011 1:05PM

    Good Job!!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/18/2011 11:15AM

    emoticon YAY!!! The hip could be a little annoyed at the cold.
Enjoy your shower. Have a wonderful time at the wedding. Fingers crossed you get sushi instead of Indian tonight.

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REDEMILY 11/18/2011 10:47AM

    What kind of tights are they? Its getting FREEZING in Oio and I am looking for warm stuff!

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LJCANNON 11/18/2011 10:46AM

    Congratulations on getting your run in. You are becoming unstoppable!!!
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SLIMMERJESSE 11/18/2011 10:37AM

    Wow, good job!

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I don't understand but major NSV

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As I mentioned, my jeans, which were still really snug a week ago, were fitting pretty loosely. So I decided I no longer needed to wear my loose jeans, it was time to go back to more form fitting jeans to keep me honest.

When I pulled on a pair that's fairly form fitting, they felt kind of loose. I happen to have the next size down in that particular pair of jeans. I bought it 3 years ago, when I lived in Austin, never believing I'd be stuck on a plateau for so long.

In fact, I have 3 pairs of jeans like that -- Levis -- I own the next size up, which are a bit loose, but the next size down, which I bought 3 years ago, were too tight to be able to breathe in.

I don't know why, I knew I certainly hadn't lost 6 pounds, which is what it would have taken to get me below my lowest weight so far, but I pulled them out anyway. They still have the tags on them. I've pulled them out every once in a while when I was feeling particularly thin, but they never fit.

Well, yesterday that one particular pair did. Not only did they fit, I could even breathe! I tried on the other 2 pairs, but still a no-go. Then I tried on the JLo jeans I wore to my parents and they were definitely more comfortable (altho still a bit tight - I have to keep pulling them up after I sit down cause of that slight muffin top).

I decided to celebrate the NSV and ordered myself a pair of boots I'd been eyeing (I had a $30 credit at DSW).

OMG, I love these and I think I'll just have to wear them tomorrow even if I do run 8 or 9 miles in the morning. I'll be sitting in the car for half a day after that anyway. They're fairly comfortable considering the heel -- and I'll be wearing heels sat night anyway.

I took my measurements before my WI today as I always do. Even tho there's wiggle room there, it showed pretty clearly an inch off of both my hips & waist. Which definitely explains the jeans fitting better.

Altho here's where I'm really scratching my head. I was down almost - but not quite - wait for it - 1 lb. Which doesn't put me anywhere near my lowest weight. In fact, it still puts me way higher than I'd like to see.

But that's the beauty of going by things other than the number on the scale -- how my clothes fit are way more important to me than what the scale says. Not that I wouldn't like to see a lower number there, too, but well fitting clothes are a confidence booster & just what I needed right now -- these next few weeks are going to be really tough.

Here's another pair of casual boots I bought recently for just inhouse wear:

Really comfy, fairly warm, and less than $30. What more could a girl ask for ?

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SUNNY332 11/18/2011 4:22PM

    I love both of them but realy like the furry boots.

Good job in rewarding yourself.


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NIKI778 11/18/2011 1:48PM

    Woohoo!!! Those boots are super cute!!!

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DDOORN 11/18/2011 8:40AM

    What lovely ways to pamper yourself as rewards for your efforts! :-)


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SHEILA1505 11/18/2011 12:56AM

    Glad you were able to get the boots you've been eyeing! Well done :)

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KANSASROSE67 11/17/2011 9:25PM

    I think the jeans are WAY more important...way to go! Also, I'm loving the furry boots!

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TEMPEST272002 11/17/2011 8:41PM

    The scale lies, but the jeans don't. Nice that you can fit into those jeans.

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DDHEART 11/17/2011 7:23PM

    Judi, you make me laugh!! Running has done an amazing job of packing the same wt into a smaller, tighter package...one of the reasons I love running! I'm glad you wrote this today as I had been feeling a little bummed by my stubborn scale but I kept reminding myself that I could tell by the fit of my pants that it was not to worry...but somehow reading your post here has had more of an effect on me than my reassurances..thanks...and congrats on your new boots! LOL

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/17/2011 6:38PM

    Congrats! Way to go!

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PCOH051610 11/17/2011 6:29PM

    Love the boots and yahoo for the jeans fitting!!!!

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REDEMILY 11/17/2011 4:54PM

    Nice work on the jeans, and cute boots!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/17/2011 4:46PM

    Ooooh I love the fury boots but I'm really digging the colorful suede ones. Good job in rewarding yourself. Don't be too hard on yourself about how your jeans fit or anything else right now, after all... You're training for a half marathon. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/17/2011 4:39PM

    Yay for some cute boots and smaller jeans fitting!!! I bet you'll enjoy the wedding more than you thought feeling great about yourself :-)

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Why a good week can be bad

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I may sing a different tune tomorrow, but for right now I'll say it: it's been a good, albeit very busy, week. I feel as tho I'm peaking, physically, at the right time. I sure hope that's true!

My jeans, which have been fitting snugly for a while, ar comfortable once again. I no longer feel as tho I have to put on my loosest jeans just to get thru the day.

And that's a bad thing. Because suddenly those little extras you think nothing about refusing have a way of creeping right back in.

A while ago I heard or read a statement that's stuck: knowing the difference between I'm worth it & I deserve it. And that's the real problem isn't it? How do you separate the two? Funny how you're worth a healthy lifestyle, but you can still feel like you deserve that extra bit of chocolate (fill in with whatever calls to you), which will ultimately derail your healthy lifestyle.

I sure hope I can keep in mind just what I'm worth.

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DDOORN 11/17/2011 4:02PM

    There is definitely a careful "edge" to success and allowing that to undo our great efforts...have been there, done that!


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NATPLUMMER 11/17/2011 12:17PM

    Something I struggle with a lot. Trying to bet better about it, though.

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*ERICA* 11/17/2011 9:52AM

    thats a powerful statement. Thank you!

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SHEILA1505 11/17/2011 7:31AM

    I don't think you're going to fall for it again - it's so hard to make it all up, isn't it! Enjoy the comfortable feeling :)

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DDHEART 11/16/2011 6:21PM

    Enjoy the good fitting jeans and I think you will keep your head on straight about your worth...your training for the HM gives you another level of focus...not about the fit of the clothes but more about your ability to go the distance which is soooooo much easier when we eat right.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/16/2011 3:48PM

    You've got your head in the game honey, you're doing emoticon

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    Good luck with staying focused and reaching your goals...

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