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Weird Weekend

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ran my treadmill 5K in 38:30, my lowest time yet: woo hoo! Then I almost fell off the treadmill coming off due to jelly legs. Oops.

Went ice skating: great time. Fell down and bruised both knees. Ow.

Got some work done: wonderful. Then realized that I needed to do a lot more than I expected and I'm still not done. Eesh.

Dinner date with friends: happy to see them again. Restaurant we wanted had a 60 minute wait. Argh.

Next restaurant seated us right away: cool. But service took forever! Meh.

After dinner, we went to see Invictus, which is on our "must-see" list: yippee! The people in front of us bought the last two tickets. Whaaaaaa? Hasn't that been out for AGES???

Just a sampling of the "Yay, but oh, wait..." moments this weekend. On top of it, my cat's not doing too well (she's old and suffers from diabetes), and I'll probably have to take her to the vet to see what's going on. I'm really not ready to say goodbye yet, but I might have to do what's best for her. Arghhh. Right now, I'm enjoying some well-deserved relaxation, which I think my body and mind is demanding right now. Not every weekend can be perfect, but this one was so strange, and went by WAY TOO QUICKLY.

  
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BREW99 1/28/2010 10:19AM

    Mine too! Where did it go... Glad to see that you are finding some relaxation time after all those no/yay moments.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/27/2010 5:39PM

    Hope kitty is okay and I couldn't help chuckling about your weird weekend! LOL Oy vey!!! :-)

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DRAGONFLY1974 1/27/2010 10:18AM

    Hope the kitty is going to be OK :(

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MBSHAZZER 1/26/2010 1:12PM

    Awww, hoping that sweet little Seri is feeling better....

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 1/26/2010 9:31AM

    SOunds like a fun filled but packed weekend. Glad to see your resting b/c I would say you need it. Hope you have an amazing week.

Thanks for all the kind words on my blogs, you have offered me some amazing support and encouragment.
Love,
Timberlee

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ZIRCADIA 1/25/2010 2:04PM

    Frustrating weekend!!! *PHWEW* But WOOHOO on the new low 5K time. :D That is great!

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MICKIC3 1/25/2010 11:52AM

    Way to go on your RUN! I honestly think you are inspiring to try this C25K :)

Also, sorry to hear about your cat. We just got one at Christmas (well, it was for my daughter, haha!) and he is already like part of our family. I hope all goes well with yours. *Hugs*

Hope you did get to relax, too. Sounds like it was definitely deserved!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/25/2010 10:00AM

    Awww I'm sorry about your cat and the disappointments this weekend. They're all part of life as we know it. Sometimes everything runs so smoothly and other times it's all bumps in the road. My weekend was kinda like yours. Maybe next weekend will be one of those awesome ones????

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TKLPICKLE 1/25/2010 9:35AM

    I am right there with ya, this weekend was bizzare and went by before I even knew it! Great job on the treadmill 5k, 38 minutes is a GREAT time!! I plan on hitting the treadmill tonight for my new "one mile a day" regime. I think I will add some ab work to that as well. My round 2 interview is on Wednesday morning and so I need something - anything! - to keep my mind off being nervous and antsy!

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EKKING 1/25/2010 8:34AM

    YUCK! Strange weekend stuff! Hope your cat is okay. My brother just finally made the decision to put his dog of 15 years down. He was diabetic and kept having seizures. Of course, he was also blind and deaf and started pooping and peeing all over the house. That always is a tell tale sign! Hope your's is gonna keep on going for a while. Chin up!

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FINZFANATIC 1/25/2010 6:22AM

    It sounds like you had a really active weekend. Great job on the 5K! 38:30 min is awesome... one day I hope to get there.

I'm so sorry about your kitty. We have a black cat who is starting to show signs of aging and it is freaking us out. Three of his black wiskers are now white and he is getting gray hairs on his coat. I didn't even know that was possible. I'm glad you are taking your cat to the vet and hopefully it will feel better soon.

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/24/2010 11:22PM

    Yea, sometimes you just get those 'mixed bag' kinda days. At least it wasn't the all bad kind.

I hope your kitty is ok.

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RAINTHIEF 1/24/2010 11:13PM

    Great job on your run! I hope your kitty is ok. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 1/24/2010 9:24PM

    It was kinda hit and miss here too. I had a good jog this a.m. though and that started my day off right. Hope your cat just had an off day and will be feeling better before a vet trip.

My son learned to ice skate this weekend in Santa Barbara....a few blisters later he's decided he likes it.

Hope you have a nice mellow Monday.

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WISLNDR 1/24/2010 8:38PM

    Ah yes, been there too!

It rained here all day; we still have a fair amount of snow that has turned to mush. I got my car stuck in my neighbors driveway; they flee for the winter and don't have the driveway plowed. I check the house periodically; it was raining too hard to walk over and oh come on, there's not that much snow there! (Is there??) I got to try out the traction control on the car, I got myself out after a few tries.

It's OK, any day that I don't have to go to work is still a good day!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/24/2010 8:24PM

    Oh Kristina! emoticon I'm sorry to hear about your cat... That's really really hard... Trust me... A few summers ago, I took my dog Bella to the doggie beach(yep a whole portion of the beach on Lake Michigan for DOGS) and she got hit by a car.. :'( It's a really long story, but it was tragic and I thought my world was ending. Two days later, I bought my nutcase, Sophie. Hang in there, I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that your cat gets well :(

Sounds like your weekend was pretty bizzarre! Hopefully next w/e will be better :)

Lastly, WAY to ROCK your 5k treadmill thingy!!! emoticon
emoticon work, my dear!!!

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ESSYOUEEE 1/24/2010 8:22PM

    Crazy weekend! I hope your kitty is ok!
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LADYSNOWFALL 1/24/2010 8:18PM

    Good job on the 5k! Sorry to hear about your kitty. You're a good kitty mommy to recognize she needs to go in to the vet. Not everyone picks up on that stuff. And, lastly, sorry your weekend was trying.

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/24/2010 8:17PM

    Isn't that the way things go sometimes?

I sure hope your cat does better. Even when they are old and failing, it is hard to make the decision to say good-bye.



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TEAM-SARAH 1/24/2010 8:14PM

    Great job on the 5k! I really hate running on the treadmill! I hope that your kitty is okay!! It's gotta be a tough position to be in. I hope you have a great week where everything goes right!

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Two Days, Two Big Fitness Fears

Thursday, January 21, 2010



I just have to say that I was TERRIFIED of spinning. It was one of those exercises that put the fear in me and it's because I failed at it in the past. I find that almost all of our fears are rooted in some childhood or past memory that is painful and this was no exception.

I was 18 and I had gone from 230 pounds to 210 pounds in about 45 days after eating grilled chicken and watermelon and riding the exercise bike at the gym. After finally deciding to try spinning, I was greeted with a very mean instructor who looked me up and down and basically decided that I couldn't do it. My fate was sealed at that point. I lasted maybe 10 minutes and then left the room. I remember my legs being on fire and not being able to stand up on the bike at all. Probably because despite weighing less than I do now, I wasn't very fit.

At 18 and 210 I felt so fat. I never thought I could ever be under 200 pounds.

Soon thereafter I abandoned my weight loss attempt. It was my last serious attempt before ballooning to 286 pounds in January 2009.

Today was very different. The spin instructor was short and spunky and made a special effort to help some of us first-timers set up the bikes and walk us through it. I decided that I was going to take it easy because I wanted to make it through the whole class. Well, I don't know what happened, but it wasn't all that hard. I ended up increasing resistance quite a bit more than I intended and kept up with the instructor on pretty much every move (including all the "hills" and jumps"). I think she might have made it a tad bit easier because there were a lot of newbies involved, but still, I DID IT!

And there were some great songs that I never would have expected: Bat Out of Hell, I Only Wanna Be With You, Obladi Oblada, and a cool techno remix of Single Ladies.

It's so true that you can be fit and fat. I was by far the biggest girl in the room, but many of the thinner newcomers to spin left halfway through the 50-minute class in a fluster (much like I did over 10 years ago).
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Rewind to yesterday...

So I have been trying out a new (expensive) gym, using a special deal for a one month membership and two personal training sessions for $20. Great deal, huh? Actually facing a very fit person one-on-one and having them critique what I was doing was another step I promised myself I would take in 2010.

I met with a personal trainer yesterday for the first time and he was extremely cool and supportive. First he had me do a series of fitness tests to see how my muscles were doing: a series of squats with arms raised, lunges stepping over an outstretched band, and a number of flexibility exercises. "You're in great shape," he told me. I was flabbergasted. Here I was, overweight by about 50 pounds and I was in GREAT SHAPE? Rolling my eyes, I moved on to the next exercise.

Yes, I need to be better about taking compliments, you're right, dear Sparkers. My mind immediately chalked his comment up to it being January and seeing a series of people who were new to the gym. But you know what? NO. It's not that. It's my 7+ months of hard work! It is paying off!

And spinning today completely reinforced that more positive mode of thinking!

I told him about how I lost 70 pounds last year and was running and trying new activities. He said he never recommended running as an exercise for his clients because of the chance of injury, but since I had already run 5Ks he'd add it into our workout. He told me that he definitely wanted me to do intervals with my normal running pace as the "slow" portion. So I showed him how I ran! He demonstrated a few breathing tips and corrected my form a bit, and I got up to 5.5 mph at 30 second intervals! Whew! So a faster pace WILL happen for me eventually, and that made me extremely happy.

And tired. It's been an exhausting couple of days and my butt and legs are already sore. Totally expected of course!

Time to try to sleep despite this great high I have! Night friends!
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WIJDAN52 3/29/2010 12:09AM

  keep it up emoticon

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KUANGIE 1/26/2010 9:46PM

    Wow! So motivating that trainer. Good job on the spinning and running- next stop, tri?

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SPIRITRUN 1/26/2010 9:35PM

    Good for you, girl. That is emoticon

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 1/26/2010 1:51PM

    I loved this blog! I am so happy for you, what a great feeling to have all your hard work pay off, and really be able to see the difference. I have always been afraid of spinning myself, maybe I should give it one more try. You have inspired me.

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MBSHAZZER 1/26/2010 1:15PM

    Good for you for trying spinning again! I have a fear of classes... always afraid I'll be called out for being fat and lazy (don't ask... it's because I live in South Beach!), but I tried it over the summer and I love it! A good instructor makes all the difference! Glad you had a good experience!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 1/26/2010 9:29AM

    I am so proud of you-- way to go! I can't believe it you faces so many fears and you are coming out on top! Keep it up and thanks for sharing b/c it gives me hope and inspirations.

love,
Timbe
rlee

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LALAFLOWERS 1/26/2010 7:38AM

    Yeah! It's scary having a trainer watch you.. So proud of you for doing this. Have fun increasing the intervals on the treadmill. It's hard.. but it does speed you up. Plus, you are in control of it. I find the treadmill an easier way to track speed work. It's got a nice little digital readout. (yes.. that I curse every so often....) Keep it up. You'll blow his socks off at your second session.

L

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TKLPICKLE 1/25/2010 9:39AM

    That sounds so awesome! Look at you checking things off your list for 2010 and it's still only January!! I am totally pumped about seeing a personal trainer or some kind of running coach, your story is motivating me to do ahead and DO IT! Here's to being in GREAT SHAPE!!!!

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HOSTALADY 1/24/2010 12:58PM

    Congrats on getting 2010 off to a great start for you. I am so impressed with your hard work and dedication. You truly are an inspiration to all of us. Enjoy this wonderful journey you have created for yourself. We too are reaping the benefits.

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PARSONJUNIPER 1/24/2010 11:52AM

    Congrats not only on your fitness accomplishments, but on facing your fears! You're right; it's time that people learn that fitness has nothing to do with size. When I was a wee bitty thing--before I put the weight on--I was far less fit than I am now. Walking up a hill would get me winded. Just being "skinny" isn't all it's cracked up to be. You kick butt!

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JUSTFOXXY 1/24/2010 11:03AM

    emoticon to being Fit and Fabulous!

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COURTNASTY82 1/24/2010 10:50AM

    you are truly amazing! i made a commitment to myself to see a trainer and try spin too...both completely frightening, but obviously both things that will not kill me! you've proven that. i have an appointment for small group fitness training (one trainer, up to four clients) at my gym after school tomorrow - EEEEEK!

he he he...i'm sure it'll be fine ;) congrats on all of your amazing accomplishments, and thanks for inspiring me!!!!!!

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EKKING 1/23/2010 7:04PM

    That is so awesome! I don't know if I could handle spinning, but look forward to trying it some day. And good for you putting yourself in front of a personal trainer! I imagine they see more than you think! Those "perfect" sized people don't need the personal trainers! emoticon

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THEBRAT 1/23/2010 12:45PM

    Wow! Good for you! I'm terrified of spinning class, so I'm very impressed that you went back. Congrats on all your success this week!!

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TIME4AFITME 1/23/2010 10:38AM

    You are so emoticon and such an inspiration. I am so proud of you and you are doing so great! Reading your blogs help me keep motivated or get back on track.

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GONE2THEDOGS 1/23/2010 8:11AM

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Good for you!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 1/23/2010 6:13AM

    Don't let the fears of the past control your future of possibilities! You can do anything that you put your mind to-and you have! Keep up the emoticon work my friend! You are going places!!
I'm so proud of you & what you've accomplished. Never lose sight of your goals!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/22/2010 11:31PM

    emoticon You are truly amazing and I am so proud of you. You are so in this to win this! emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 1/22/2010 10:22PM

    How exciting that spinning is another accomplishment you have tackled! WAY TO GO!

You are truly an inspiration to me. I just got home from a trip and had to stop on by to see if you had written a blog...and yes you had, a very good one at that....THANKS!



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GLOBALKEEWEE 1/22/2010 1:48PM

    What a great story you tell - I'm sure others who read it will find the courage to "try again". I'm also thrilled that you didn't get another drill sargeant experience, because as you proved, it makes a huge difference in how you feel about your chances of success.

When's your next class??

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PINKCOCONUT 1/22/2010 12:04PM

    Way to go woman!!! I know, I was terrified beyond belief going into my first spin class and now it's been two months and I haven't missed a week! I LOVE it! Also helps that one of my intsructors is a 35x marathoner!!!!!!! I love that class!!!

And I agree, knowing that I'm fit now, even with at least 30 more pounds to lose, is such a great motivator! I remember crying at the end of Jillian Michaels' "No More Trouble Zones". Not because it was difficult but because it was difficult and I finished the WHOLE THING. I cried because I was so proud of myself!

You're doing so amazing and I can't wait to see how the next few months go!
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CAROLYN1213 1/22/2010 11:23AM

    Sounds like a great day! And YES you can be overweight and fit! You have worked hard for that level of fitness. AND you can of average weight and very unfit, as demonstrated by the ladies who left the spin class. Glad to see that you are not letting your size define you! New challenges in 2010 is a great theme!

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WKLYTTON 1/22/2010 11:13AM

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Way to go!!!!

I have wanted to try a spin class, but was afraid. You have really motivated me to go for it!
Thanks!

Keep up the good work!!!!! emoticon

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/22/2010 11:10AM

    Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic. I am so ... proud? ... inspired? ... I am touched in a way I don't have words for right now...

Now I want to go get a personal trainer too... oh right, I have to finish this dissertation before I can even think of doing anything else with my life. Right. (snicker)

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THREADBENDER 1/22/2010 10:23AM

    Good for You!! emoticon

And so glad you've found supportive fitness coaches in the trainer and the spin class leader. The world needs more of those!

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LISTLOADRUN 1/22/2010 10:14AM

    I am so proud of you - for trying something out of your comfort zone (x2 even!) and for getting so much from it - you totally rock!

This post makes me incredibly happy for another reason. Once again, you are pushing me forward... I know I told you I wanted to try spin class and this seals the deal. Next Saturday (not tomorrow) after I get back from a work trip, I am going to do this. Thank you, yet again.

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SWAZY33 1/22/2010 9:59AM

    So proud of you!!!!!
You rock girl!
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BREW99 1/22/2010 9:45AM

    Congrats!!! I do the same thing with my weight and physical ability. I think it occurs for a lower self-confidence from younger years too. I was a fit, fat kid my entire life. I was the only chubby tennis player to get a position in my states high school finals! I workout and watch what I eat but tell myself that I am still a far distance from my personal goal. Then people say something about looking more fit and I wonder - "who are you talking about?" haha I'm so glad that people are noticing the change in your body but more importantly that you are coming aware that you are so healthy and fit! Self-confidence is a big part I think about creating a better life for ourselves.

BTW, are you still running?

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FRIZGIRL 1/22/2010 9:45AM

    Awesome! You are going to be ROCKING those intervals! You go girl!

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CANDYXPERT 1/22/2010 8:59AM

    Wow, that is fantastic!! It's so nice to see you overcoming old fears and replacing them with victories!

Way to go!

Julie

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ESSYOUEEE 1/22/2010 8:35AM

    Congrats on breaking through your fears! Someday I will try a spinning class, but it scares the crap out of me!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/22/2010 8:18AM

    Wow!! Spinning--I'd love to try it but I've always thougtht they push you really hard. YOU MUST BE IN SHAPE, GIRL! emoticon emoticon emoticon You are AWESOME!!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 1/22/2010 7:51AM

  You're amazing. Seriously, way to go!

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SUNNY332 1/22/2010 6:18AM

    Awesome and way to go! Glad you concurred your fears.

Keep up the good work. emoticon

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CHICAT63 1/22/2010 5:51AM

    You GO girl, I knew you could do it. Yes, you are fit you're in great shape cardiovascular wise, you're strong and determined. So very proud of you overcoming your fear and staying strong you got proof of that when you started seeing other members leaving the room, didn't you want to scream out: " HAH, I am staying throughout and finishing this spin clas !!! ". Once again, you're proven to yourself that you can do anything. Have an excellent, maybe a bit sore Friday. Bisous, Josée emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 1/22/2010 12:39AM

    Wow, what an awesome blog! I did Spinning today, too! The first time I tried it, I was so glad I'd been working out for months first because I knew at my least fit I would not have been able to hack it! Also, it is cool when you realize you are in better shape then you were at lighter weights! For instance, I had the same waist measurement at 220 in 2009 that I had at 205 in 2006. I weighed less but I was clearly in worse condition! Very proud of you, good job this week! emoticon

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OFORTUNA 1/22/2010 12:33AM

    This post made me so happy! Congratulations on seeing the results of all your hard work. I'm glad you're finding fun new fitness adventures to bring you joy. Thank you so much for sharing.

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KOOKERBEE 1/21/2010 11:56PM

    That is so incredible and inspiring. Your hard work has paid off BIG TIME. You are fit, strong, and powerful. I hope you keep that high for a long time - you deserve it.

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SLKIDDER 1/21/2010 11:45PM

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/21/2010 11:26PM

    Wow! Look at you go! You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, Kristina! Don't forget that!

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 1/21/2010 10:48PM

    you definitely deserve a emoticon

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TADTURC 1/21/2010 10:46PM

    Im proud of you! Spinning is tough. Accepting a compliment can be tougher! great job today.

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MOCOHOLO 1/21/2010 10:46PM

    Congrats on your amazing success and conquering your fears! You deserve credit for all you've accomplished and you're doing a great job owning it!

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DIGISCRAPPY 1/21/2010 10:44PM

    emoticonSounds like both days were GREAT and just more proof of what an incredible job you are doing!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/21/2010 10:36PM

    Yay!!!!! I am so with you on spinning...it terrifies me too and I don't even have a story behind it. I'm just scared I couldn't hack it! You always give me so much motivation to push past my fears and conquer them though! You make me want to try new things and be excited about them!!!

You ROCK!!!! Get to bed and enjoy that much deserved rest!

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ZIRCADIA 1/21/2010 10:34PM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!! I can't believe the first spin instructor was SO MEAN. But yeah -- you are TOTALLY at a place where you are waiting for your body to catch up with your fitness level. THAT ROCKS. :D It means you can really work hard to get the rest of the weight off which is awesome. :D Congratulations and doing so well for the PT! That is cool.

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NYCFA1 1/21/2010 10:33PM

    Excellant job on facing your fears!! emoticon

I love that you rocked your spinning class.

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January Measurements

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

So today the scale didn't move, which didn't surprise me. I had way too many restaurant meals in the last week, and while I did well overall, I need to get back to the whole foods that nourish my body with nutrients and stay away from the sodium and fat that stagnates my progress! I decided to do my measurements today.

Body Part - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec - Jan

Waist - 46 - 43.5 - 41 - 39 - 39 - 37.5 - 37 - 36
Hips - 53 - 50.5 - 49.5 - 48.5 - 48 - 47 -46 - 44
Neck - 16 - 15.5 - 15 - 14.5 - 14.5 - 14 - 13.5 - 13
Thigh - 32 - 31 - 30 - 29 - 28 - 27 - 27 - 26.5
Upper Arm - 16 - 16 - 15.5 - 15 - 14.5 - 13.5 - 13.5 - 13.5

Inches lost since December: 4
Waist - 1
Hips - 2
Neck - 0.5
Thigh - 0.5
Upper Arm - 0

Inches lost total: 30
Waist - 10
Hips - 9
Neck - 3
Thigh - 5 .5
Upper Arm - 2.5

VERDICT: Mullettastic! emoticon

WOW. The scale really doesn't say it all, does it? This was one of my better months measurements-wise. Thank you, Jillian! I'm going to meet with my very first personal trainer in a little while and I'm excited to be whipped into shape so that measuring tape can keep going down!

  
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WKLYTTON 1/26/2010 4:57PM

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 1/26/2010 9:24AM

    Way to go!

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BREW99 1/22/2010 9:46AM

    emoticon laughing so hard!!

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SPIRITRUN 1/21/2010 7:45PM

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THEBRAT 1/21/2010 12:00PM

    Congrats!

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/21/2010 11:56AM

    WAY TO GO FRIEND! Cant wait to hear about the personal trainer! :D

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/20/2010 11:02PM

    emoticon muahahaha way to go!!!

I am soo proud of you!! emoticon

Lookin' sexay, lady!! woo woo!

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NEVR2L82START 1/20/2010 10:35PM

    Keep it up.

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EKKING 1/20/2010 8:47PM

    That is fantastic! Great job and it inspires me to actually pull out the tape measure, after all this time.

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CANDYXPERT 1/20/2010 7:09PM

    Wow, that is fantastic! You've done a lot of work to get those inches off, you should be proud!!

Julie

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TRAVELNISTA 1/20/2010 6:21PM

    I think you are doing great and sometimes losing the inches is better than what the scale says. I am quite sure that once you get back to cooking your own meals the scale will move as well. Kudos that you did not gain as I know I did when I ate too much.

You are living life and yet the inches are still whittling away; that is a good thing. emoticon

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 1/20/2010 5:19PM

    *lol* @ your verdict. My verdict = AWESOME. You are doing amazingly well. & I agree w/ you completely about the sodium, I think that explains my bloated week. *sigh*

Keep on keeping on - you're doing great!!

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MAMAKNITSSOCKS 1/20/2010 5:09PM

    Great job, Koukla! And as for your status, if that trainer knew how far you've come, they'd really know what great shape your're in! You just keep on getting better!

Suzanne

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HUNIBUN06 1/20/2010 3:55PM

    THATS AWESOME KEEP IT UP

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RUN2MYDREAMS 1/20/2010 3:23PM

    You are one AMAZING woman! You should feel so proud of yourself! You've accomplished so much. Keep up the great work!

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WISLNDR 1/20/2010 2:01PM

    Those numbers look great! Isn't it nice to know the scale doesn't tell the truth??

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SPEEDWACER 1/20/2010 1:21PM

    I lol'd at the mullet.

Holy crap, 30 inches in total? That's wicked awesome. Seriously.



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LISTLOADRUN 1/20/2010 1:11PM

    You are truly awesome!

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KARVY09 1/20/2010 1:06PM

    Thanks guys...

The mullet is courtesy of FRIZGIRL, who mullets up her progress blogs...
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I love all the new emoticons though!

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That's me on the stability ball, chilling out when I should be moving!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/20/2010 12:58PM

    I agree with EMM1116-30 inches is AMAZING!! I hope you love love love your new personal trainer. I've never had one. You'll have to keep us up on how it's working out for you.........maybe we'll all want one??? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMM1116 1/20/2010 12:08PM

    30 inches IS AMAZING!

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/20/2010 11:48AM

    W00t! Way to go, Kristina!

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HEYSKINNY 1/20/2010 11:34AM

    First, that is some awesome progress!

And second, that smiley with a mullet is incredible.

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TIME4AFITME 1/20/2010 11:26AM

    That is great! Keep it up which I know you will!

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ZIRCADIA 1/20/2010 11:05AM

    WOOHOO! :D That is GREAT! :D Congratulations!

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FINDING_JESS 1/20/2010 11:01AM

    Amazing progress! Keep it up your doing great! emoticon

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/20/2010 10:56AM

    YAY! What great progress!
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...and I guess it's about time I did measurements too. I'll get around to it next time the scale pisses me off.


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EMILYBCRUZ 1/20/2010 10:55AM

    SWEEEEET!

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TEAM-SARAH 1/20/2010 10:37AM

    Great measurements! I can't wait to take mine at the end of the month and see what has happened!

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AZIUGA 1/20/2010 10:15AM

    Mullet tastic? LOL, girl you are a trip!
You are so fantastic! Your measurements are a true sign of your amazing success!!!! I bet next week when you hop on the scale, you will see a great figure, all that sodium will be g-o-n-e!

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PHILAEAGLES 1/20/2010 10:12AM

    WOWWWWWW! Amazing progress!! You don't need much more motivation than that!

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RASTUS55 1/20/2010 10:03AM

    Your right the scale doesn't say it all....I have lost 27 pounds but I have also lost 18 total inches! Good attitude!!! Keep it up!
Ruth
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TKLPICKLE 1/20/2010 9:55AM

    Awesome!! Your progress looks amazing, it is really great to look at it all at once to see how far you've really come! I was thinking of meeting with a personal trainer, I can't wait to hear how it goes for you!

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GAIIAGIIRL 1/20/2010 9:46AM

    That's amazing! Good for you! In the past, I never bothered to measure myself in any other way than my weight. But this time, I measured EVERYTHING! lol Because when the scale doesn't budge, those inches will, if I put the work in ;)

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SUNNY332 1/20/2010 9:46AM

    Awesome! What an inspiration you are for all of us.

Keep up the good work.

Sunny

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FITMAMA1984 1/20/2010 9:39AM

    Look at those numbers!! You have lost 10inches in the belly! That is flippin fantastic! SO PROUD OF YOU! No, the scale does NOT say everything.. I think measurements are more exciting! YAY!


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It's Not All or Nothing!

Sunday, January 17, 2010



It's a little over two weeks since the beginning of 2010 and I've already noticed that a lot of people have started struggling with their New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get healthy. A lot of SparkPeople accounts will likely go dormant this week, and maybe they'll come back in a couple of months, or maybe not.

My message in this blog is this: Deprivation leads to recidivism. If you completely cut out the foods that you love from your diet at the very beginning of your journey, chances are that you will drive yourself crazy and you will not go far.

Many people are well into the Special K Diet or Nutrisystem or Atkins or another specially crafted and restrictive diet to help them lose weight. Maybe they started eating raw, clean, vegetarian, or some other eating plan. Or they jumpstarted with a Medifast or Optifast, which seems to be really popular these days.



Chances are, the first week was full of that high that comes with shedding water weight. People post big losses, maybe even as high as 6-8 pounds, and the elation that comes with seeing the scale go down that much is hard to top. Especially when you are faced with a more modest 1-2 pound loss in the second week. Your husband, who was encouraging of your resolution, is now cranky because he wants pizza or Chinese buffet, and maybe becomes a little resentful and brings in chips and ice cream and munches in front of you. And then you have to go to a birthday party or other celebration where bad food is everywhere. It can be really frustrating.

I understand this, because in my last weight loss attempts, I did this. I told myself, no more pizza, no more fried food, no more chocolate and cake. And I did really well for 2-3 weeks. I ate healthier, I felt better, and I was losing weight. Ideally, this is the way that it would go on for months and months and months until I hit my goal weight. But it didn't. I craved something and I deprived myself until I couldn't take it anymore and I binged. And then I felt weak and powerless and I quit.

Now I try to do things differently.

Friday night I was starving after running around all day and not eating very much. I'd eaten lower in my ranges during the preceding three days too, which might have accounted for my hunger. We ordered pizza and I totally intended to eat 2, maybe 3 slices and some salad. I ate 4. It was the first time since starting at SparkPeople that I felt the need to eat a half of a pizza, about 7 months. But I owned the decision. I said to myself, "Is it the best thing to do?" I answered, no, but I was still hungry and I really wanted more pizza. I ended up being about 50 calories over my range for the day. Now, the old me would have bemoaned the decision and might have beaten myself up for days or weeks. The new me turned on the Wii and did some stationary running exercises.



None of us are perfect.

Someone sent a message to my SparkFriend basically lecturing her for going to a major restaurant chain and having a burger and fries. She's lost nearly 60 pounds so far, she looks great, and she is a SparkPeople motivator. Now I did the exact same thing on the exact same day, but I budgeted my calories, ate in moderation and came in mid-range. That person could have sent me the same message.

Can I say it again? I'm not perfect. I didn't have the perfect week, but I'll still probably lose weight this week. That pizza and steak is not enough to thwart the rest of my positive efforts.

So here's the thing, don't ban certain foods from your diet, especially at first. There will be plenty of time to try clean eating or vegetarianism or low-carb or other options when you have the basics of tracking and moderation down. It's not all or nothing and you don't have to feel deprived at the end of every day.

You can do this! You can!

  
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JOOLIE3 2/3/2010 7:13PM

    OMG this rings so true and I am so hateful to myself when I screw up...needed this today.

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HBIC34 1/29/2010 9:12PM

    This is so tru.
I was on the Optifast diet a while back and I lost 50lbs in 3 months. Then I put it all back on. I was starving my body buy just drinking these shakes and nothing else, once I would have a slip up it was downhill from there.

This time around I decided that I would not follow a diet, instead I would watch what I eat and learn to exercise self control. I eat everything I want but I do not over indulge. I am learning that it is OK to say no to food. It is great

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FATMAN210 1/28/2010 2:28PM

    AFTER THREE WEEKS OF LOSING 8LBS I'AM HAVING TWO HOT DOGS TONIGHT.. THATS RIGHT TWO AND I WILL LOVE EVERY BITE FOR SURE LOL. AND MAYBE IN A WEEK OR TWO I WIL HAVE A VEGGIES PIZZA(THIN CRUST OF COURSE ) LOL

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KBUCKMASH 1/24/2010 11:44PM

    I couldn't agree with you more. Depriving myself too much or too often means a major setback at some point. Have been reading SparkPeople for the past year and gained information but the change has not happened. I have recommitted myself to changing by lifestyle in 2010 by making some approach changes. One of them is not depriving myself of everything I like. emoticon

PS Hope your friend's lecturer has seen your blog and learned something from the responses you have received.

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JUSTFOXXY 1/24/2010 11:00AM

    Great blog. I was into deprivation until another spark member said how she included her "fun foods" into her calories. Then a emoticon came on. What an epiphany! Instead of depriving myself, include it with my caloric intake.

Thanks for posting.

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MASE72 1/24/2010 7:24AM

    so true emoticon

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~MISS_TEA~ 1/24/2010 12:04AM

    WOOHOO! we are still people and will have days like this! glad you didnt get down over it and kept on going. . .we are living our lives for the better, not robots. . .if we were then we would prolly never be on SP to begin with ;)

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LESLIE56 1/23/2010 5:12PM

    very good blog. I did so well up to Christmas, and since I've gained 4 lbs. I'll just pick myself up, and get at "it" again. I have trouble in the evening, but have started back on the right track, so good for me.

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JMORSE30 1/22/2010 3:51PM

    I agree totally! Great blog!

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MICHARO 1/22/2010 3:37PM

  Great blog! I allow myself one naughty snack a day and I find that because I allow myself to have it, I don't end up craving it and perhaps don't even eat it afterall. It's when you deprive yourself that you end up binging...or at least that's been my history - it's always good to learn from your mistakes, otherwise you can't move on from them.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/21/2010 10:44PM

    This is a fantastic blog! I wish we could share it with the entire world because it is something we all need to realize...dieting with massive restrictions doesn't work. Someday the rest of the world will realize what we here on Spark already know especially with people like you that are willing to keep saying it so eloquently!

Awesome!!

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KTNEWJOURNEY 1/21/2010 9:56PM

    This is an important message to keep in mind! Thank you for sharing!

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CANDLES-73 1/21/2010 6:01PM

    I couldn't agree more!

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GABYQT2 1/21/2010 4:03PM

  That's what i keep telling myself.....thnx for letting me know that i'm not the only one who feels like that!!!! emoticon

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BURKEBRIZ 1/21/2010 2:34PM

    Woohoo! Talking sense! That is what I always loved about WW--I used to tell people there is NOTHING I cannot eat, I just need to plan for it. This is the same way. All or nothing really leads to nothing for most of us!

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PNCARLSON 1/20/2010 11:14PM

  Thanks for the great blog! Much needed.

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NEVR2L82START 1/20/2010 10:33PM

    Thanks, this is what I was just talking about on my blog. I needed to hear this.

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JEANBIA 1/20/2010 10:12PM

    Very much related to this. My down fall every time, all or nothing. This past Christmas season, I fought for awhile but ended up putting weight back on. I wasn't happy with myself but I kept telling myself this is such a better starting point than all of it back on. Events like this will be with us for the rest of our lives so walk through them learn more each time you do and keep on going. This way of life will never be totally achieved but goals and events that marked our growth on the way are cause for celebration.

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LOOZINIT4ME 1/20/2010 8:56PM

    THANK YOU! This is what I needed!!! I was at a low and a SP friend suggested reading this blog. It was the best decision I made all day! THANK YOU!!

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MEMYSELF2011 1/20/2010 6:56PM

    This is my number one goal this time around. The "all-or-nothing" attitude has sabotaged me so many times in the past. It will NOT happen to me again!

Thanks for the post.

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DAY2DAYJ 1/20/2010 6:38PM

  thanks for this blog. I really needed to read this today. I celebrated my granddaughters birthday by spending all day with her. I ate foods I shouldn't had but used that as an excuse to continue for three more days. Was starting to beat myself up for continued eating unhealthy foods. Getting back on track now.

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MOORECENTURY 1/20/2010 5:13PM

    I totally feel you! Great Blog!

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MOOLEYO 1/20/2010 5:08PM

    THANKS I needed this today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BLUEWATERS23 1/20/2010 4:56PM

    I feel the exact same way! Thanks for the great blog. Feels great to know I'm not alone thinking that way. :)

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SEVENKITTY 1/20/2010 4:32PM

  Thanks for the great blog!

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TWINKIE14 1/20/2010 3:41PM

    I relly liked this blog, something for us all to keep in our minds. emoticon

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SWEETLEXIE520 1/20/2010 3:39PM

    Great blog!

This was a big difference I noticed right away with SP! If I put the "luxury" food in my tracker, I can design the rest of my day around it to stay on track. That is one of the biggest things that will help me succeed this year. And I've already found that I have to be a lot less strict than I thought, as long as I hold myself accountable for tracking everything.

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RONNIEKAY 1/20/2010 3:18PM

    Wonderful, positive, balanced message!
Good to hear.
Thanks.

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TAMX13 1/20/2010 2:25PM

    Thank you I really needed to feel normal! emoticon

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RLAMBERTSC 1/20/2010 2:23PM

    Nature abhors a vacuum, so what ever gets removed needs to be replaced with something, preferably something healthy. To tell the truth I have the ability to abuse even healthy foods, I am from the "if one is good camp" then two must be better and three.... well you get the picture. You are dead on, thanks for the post, it brightened my day.

- Ralph



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INTOTHESOUTH 1/20/2010 1:53PM

    great blog

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LIBECCIO 1/20/2010 1:16PM

    Great blog!

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FLGIRL1234 1/20/2010 1:05PM

    Perfectly said! Thanks!

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SUZEQ09 1/20/2010 1:04PM

    Great topic!

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CERBERUS_ARSTD 1/20/2010 12:53PM

    Good suggestions!

Speaking of New Year's Day, I wrote a blog on it:

http://www.sparkpeople.c
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CAROLYN1213 1/20/2010 12:06PM

    Pizza! Enough said! The one thing that tempts me beyond anything else! So, I schedule pizza night twice a month, sometimes more. I figure it is one meal a week out of the other 27 meal choices I make in a week, not including healthy snack choices. I refuse to allow one food choice in a week to define me, derail me or allow others to berate me for it. Great blog! As always!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/20/2010 11:49AM

    I can't ban foods either. Pizza is my weakness. I literally cannot stop and rarely feel too full for another piece. What I do do with pizza (because I cannot trust myself) is have a salad b4 having the pizza and order the smallest pizza my DH will allow. That helps me some. I just keep reminding myself that this is a life style change and I have to find ways cope with my weaknesses. We've gotta splurge here and there. It's knowing when and how to splurge.

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TAPPANGA 1/20/2010 11:44AM

    "If you completely cut out the foods that you love from your diet at the very beginning of your journey, chances are that you will drive yourself crazy and you will not go far."

EXACTLY!! It's like that late night craving for something, but you don't know what. So you go to the kitchen and eat some chips. Nope. Still craving. So you eat some ice cream. Still craving. Pretty soon, you've eaten TONS of calories, and you're still craving.

If you want a cheeseburger, eat a cheeseburger. Nothing will take it's place until you do. Just don't go for the mammoth triple stacked monster burger with bacon.

I cannot tell you how many people I know that fall out of it by not accepting the truth you've stated.

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CHILOVERINAZ 1/20/2010 11:30AM

    emoticon Blog, thanks for sharing!!!! I know we all struggle with this from time to time, and it's good to know we are not alone and it's ok. The important thing is get back up and start again, everyday is a new day!!!!

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MARYALINE 1/20/2010 11:18AM

    I DID give up my Mt Dew, but I've kept in lots of the other stuff. I just eat it in MODERATION! AND I'm exercising MUCH more! to help burn off the calories when I do splurge a LITTLE!

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MARILYN1260 1/20/2010 11:18AM

    Thanks for your honest and down-to-earth suggestions.

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GIGIANDDAISY 1/20/2010 10:42AM

    I LOVE this blog! Seriously....you hit the nail on the head my friend!

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MOCHACHICA 1/20/2010 10:25AM

    I ate the pizza last night but at least I knew when to stop! Yay me.

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CHOPPER17 1/20/2010 10:02AM

    Thank you for writing this blog.I know every thing your saying is so true,but sometimes i need too see it.I am having a very blah start today,so thanks for sharing!GOOD LUCK TOO YOU!

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 1/20/2010 9:49AM

    For those of us who can't break the all or nothing thinking,we can use this thinking for our benefit. I renew my commitment daily to be the best I can be. Somedays are better than others. However the all or nothing thinking has seen me go from barely walking a block at 300 pounds to running 7 marathons! I know that moderation is important but does not work for me. I am at peace which is the most important part of my recovering my health.

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SUNSHINEGB 1/20/2010 9:43AM

    Excellent blog! Wonderful eye opener and reminder NOT to deprive ourselves of any one food. Moderation is the key.
I LOVE dark chocolate and I keep a bag of dark chocolate pieces in my freezer and when the craving hits, I eat a couple pieces and do not feel guilty about it.
NO, I'm not doing great these days ~ got all the tools I need from Sparks, all the encouragement I need from my Spark friends but my mind set has been off ~ totally off.
Thanks for the wake up call, I'm back again!!!

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LAURAP924 1/20/2010 9:37AM

    Thanks for sharing!
I tend to fall victim to the "all-or-nothing" mentality, although being aware of the tendency helps. I loved reading your reminder...

Have a wonderful day!

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WDBROWN94 1/20/2010 9:20AM

    I loved your blog, it had such a great and powerful message! It gave me some things to think about, because I am one of those people who will cut out all the foods I like and then when I crave them I overindulge.

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RASTUS55 1/20/2010 8:55AM

    Anyone who approaches diet "sensibly" would know not to restrict themselves from anything. That whole mind set from when were children and we were told "NOT TO GET INTO SOMETHING!" all comes back to haunt us because then we think about it that much more!! I have learned to find the healthest choices of the foods that are normally considered "red light" foods. Pizza for one....I found Kashi pizzas which are actually good for you and I eat a whole pizza every friday night! I have lost weight consistently and contently!! Great eye opening blog for all that don't have this concept down to a science yet!!! Good job!!
Ruth
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SINCITYLULU1 1/20/2010 8:50AM

  well said! i haven't given up my faves like pizza or burgers i just fit them in

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Shorts Conversation

Thursday, January 14, 2010



emoticon Ugh, time to clean out these drawers and all the too-big clothes that I'm never ever going to fit into again...

emoticon Whaddup?

emoticon Who's that?

emoticon Your shorty shorts, the ones you only wear to bed because you are embarrassed of those big, chunky thighs of yours.

emoticon Oh, you.

emoticon So what's it going to be? You gonna keep me or toss me like that Size 22 skirt I just saw go by? Maybe the next person who gets me will actually let me see the light of day!

emoticon I'll keep you. You're comfy to wear at night.

emoticon But I'm athletic shorts! You're supposed to wear me at a game of soccer or basketball. Instead I'm stuck under the covers while you catch some Zs or sit around the house watching TV.

emoticon Yeah, well, I'm embarrassed. Next summer might be different.

emoticon You say that EVERY SINGLE SUMMER.

emoticon No, really, look at me!

emoticon Not bad. Actually, looking pretty good!

emoticon Thank you.

emoticon What the heck do you wear in the summer in the 90-degree weather if you're not wearing me?

emoticon A knee-length skirt usually. Kinda like the one I just tossed.

emoticon You just tossed a lot of those. You're not going to have very many to wear this summer.

emoticon No, I hope to be a much smaller size by then!

emoticon But what about me?

emoticon You'll probably still fit. You are a tiny pair of shorty shorts.

emoticon Does that mean I get to go outside?!?

emoticon I hope so.

emoticon Not good enough.

emoticon Yes, I will wear you outside.

emoticon Say it like you mean it!

emoticon I WILL WEAR YOU OUTSIDE!

emoticon Now get rid of this XXL top. It's bugging me!

  
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EPHSTOP43 6/28/2010 3:09PM

    You crack me up!! Have you put those shorts on yet???

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MAMA_CD 2/16/2010 8:33AM

    Well Done! emoticon

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ALISSA_SAL 1/25/2010 4:05PM

    Great blog!

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JUSTFOXXY 1/24/2010 10:54AM

    Too cute! emoticon

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TRABOLD8567 1/24/2010 9:01AM

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/21/2010 10:38PM

    I'm behind on my reading and I'm so glad I didn't miss this one! Awesome!!! I just started realizing recently that I really want to be able to wear a tank top this summer! I will do it!!!

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ATINSIDE 1/21/2010 12:46PM

    love the blog! I have this same battle with ALL of my shorts in the summer time! emoticon

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NEVR2L82START 1/20/2010 10:37PM

    Sooooooooo good!

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SEVENKITTY 1/20/2010 4:34PM

  Thanks for the great blog! Made me laugh.

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REMODELINGPAT 1/20/2010 3:10PM

    What an imaginative blog! With that sense of humor, you can't help succeeding!

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JENNJENN129 1/20/2010 2:50PM

  Awesome!

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DEVOTEEOFISET 1/20/2010 11:13AM

    I love the "now get rid of the XXL top, its bugging me"!! Great Blog! I loved it! So cute! YOU DEFINITELY WILL WEAR THOSE SHORTS THIS SUMMER!!! emoticon

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DREAMRUNR 1/20/2010 11:05AM

    That was too cute.
I hope you and your shorts have a long wonderful summer outside this year.

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ANGELLACOLE 1/20/2010 8:50AM

    I love this one! It made me laugh AND inspired me!!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 1/20/2010 7:21AM

    emoticon LOL! I love it!

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THIRTEENREASONS 1/19/2010 5:59PM

    Hahaha this blog is full of awesomeness. I have plenty of shorts that haven't seen the sun.

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JENNIEGETSFIT 1/19/2010 5:03PM

    This made me giggle at work! Love it :-D

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MARCYNA 1/19/2010 12:48PM

    I loved it!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!! emoticon

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AHAPPYLIFE 1/18/2010 8:55PM

    Such a cute blog. Humor definately helps!

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KEEPGOING87 1/18/2010 4:51PM

    hahaha love this blog
I have those kind of shorts too!

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MANDAO97 1/18/2010 4:44PM

    The prospect of wearing shorts in public - even if just to work out - is very exciting :) I think the worst part of my legs now is that they are soooo pale from all the hiding I did of them over the years. I may have to go tanning (something I never do) a couple of times before unleashing them on the public.

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SPARKLINGDAWN 1/18/2010 1:16PM

    Thank you for the "cartoon". I just loved it!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 1/18/2010 9:52AM

    Your blog is to cute and I hope you embrace your body and wear those shorts!

Love,
Timberlee

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JUST-AMY 1/17/2010 11:06AM

    LOVE IT! You rock, Karvy! You rock! And soon...NOTHIN' on you is gonna roll!

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CHICAT63 1/17/2010 8:58AM

    *LOL* love that conversation with your shorts and other clothes !!! It reminds me I need to have that conversation with a pair of work jeans in my closet, size 22 and right now my size 16 are starting to be too big, hmmm but I love those work jeans....have an excellent week !!!! Take care, Josée

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LOTUSBLOSSOM126 1/17/2010 3:13AM

    So good! Even my boyfriend gave this a chuckle. :)

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MAXBALLARD 1/16/2010 9:04PM

    Wow, I think I've had this conversation too. I have a pair I wear over my underarmor cold gear tights. I'm gonna wear 'em running this summer - on my bare legs - in public. LOL. Thanks for the delightful blog.

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GRACEISENUF 1/16/2010 4:48PM

    emoticon

makes me want to clean out some drawers around here!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 1/15/2010 10:01AM

    LOVE LOVE LURVE IT!!!!! You are going to rock those awesome shorts!!!!

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STINA6584 1/15/2010 7:19AM

    LOL! Great post! You are such a fantastic writer!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/14/2010 11:29PM

    emoticon that was great! emoticon emoticon

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BRINI24 1/14/2010 9:52PM

    Seriously, this has to be the most entertaining blog I have read!! I think you should compile all of your blogs and write a killer book...I would be first in line with my girl MICKIC03 to buy it emoticon

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THEBRAT 1/14/2010 6:53PM

    LMAO! Love that! I have shorts like that too and will giggle next time I wear them. Thanks!!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/14/2010 4:44PM

    LOL and this is why I heart Kristina!
Rock on, babe! Keep up the awesome work!!!

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ZIRCADIA 1/14/2010 4:41PM

    hehehe :D I know what you mean. I spent too many summers in pants.

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LISTLOADRUN 1/14/2010 4:29PM

    Those shorts should be careful what they ask for - they'll be in the donate pile soon enough :)

Way to go!

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HAS_SPIRIT 1/14/2010 4:10PM

    Your silly...you are looking so good and should be proud of how far you have come already...but I am the same way, there are certain things I won't wear anymore in public...maybe this spring!

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REINVENT_ME 1/14/2010 3:42PM

    Thanks, this had me ROTFL!

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MAMAKNITSSOCKS 1/14/2010 2:46PM

    Nice! I can't wait to have those conversations with my 2X yoga pants from old navy...and No! They DON'T give you instant yoga butt!!! lol

Suzanne

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SHRINKINGALAN 1/14/2010 1:46PM

    Sometimes, when the weather outside is crappy and I have nothing to do, I put all of my clothes on, from thinnest to fattest. I'm just goofing around the apartment, but it feels good to see how far I've come.

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TEAM-SARAH 1/14/2010 1:13PM

    You're too cute! Maybe you will be adding many more shorts and skirts to your wardrobe this summer!

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/14/2010 12:43PM

    Yay for the persuasive power of the shorty-shorts!

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LADYSNOWFALL 1/14/2010 12:32PM

    LOL! You are so awesome, Kristina!

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1FITMOMMYJOURNY 1/14/2010 12:17PM

    Okay - now you have to post when you finally let those shorts out of the house! Cute blog.

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ELFITZPA 1/14/2010 11:41AM

    Fantastic!! I love the avatar you gave your shorts, too.

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HOSTALADY 1/14/2010 11:36AM

    Wonderfully entertaining blog about your shorts. It is amazing the conversations that we all have with our to big cloths, and never share those conversations with anyone. Thank you for sharing.

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KNITTINGFROG 1/14/2010 11:33AM

    Oh thanks for that..suddenly my afternoon looks all emoticon emoticon

I really want to be able to have a nice long chat with my old summer clothes...the ones that have been living in a storage bag under the bed for far too long.

You go girl, and I am sure you are going to ROCK the shorts this summer!!

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CUBANJELLY 1/14/2010 11:30AM

    That was hilarious! Thanks for the smile, I needed it.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 1/14/2010 11:05AM

    Love it.
Thank you for not ignoring your shorts. They have feelings, too.

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TIME4AFITME 1/14/2010 11:00AM

    That is great. Love that blog and it made me laugh! Thx

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