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sick on valentines day

Sunday, February 14, 2010

well last night me and hubby went out to a really nice japanese restaurant for valentines day... the type where they cook the food in front of you. I felt like I was really hungrey when I got there cause my stomach hurt and I had a light lunch because I wasent sure how calorie heavy the meal was going to be.

I got a mixed drink at the bar and then we were seated. half way through the first appitizer (a bowl of onion soup, really light) I felt really full and my stomach hurt. I was wearing my new dress which is really tight so I figured that it just dident leave any room for expansion. I picked at my food the rest of the meal and there was alot to eat but I felt like I dident really eat that much. I was so full by the end though I felt like I was going to explode. My stomach hurt sooo bad.

We were going to go see a movie afterwards but I told my husband I would rather just pick up a movie on the way home and curl up in bed with some loose clothing on and watch it together.

So we went and got the movie. I was so looking forward to getting home and out of that dress because I was so uncomforable... I felt like I had never over eaten that bad in my life... which was weird because I dident think I ate that much. I figured maybe I miss judged how much I ate because I was drinking but my husband said he dident think I ate that much either... I came home with a full takeout box and only ate half of my soup and only picked at my salad.

I got home and out of my dress and still felt horrible. I layed down on the bed and we put in the movie and I started to feel really nausous. I got up 10 minutes in and puked my brains out....

I started to think maybe the mixed drink had actually made me misjudge what was wrong with me as being full... when there was actually something eles going on.

I told my husband I couldent finish the movie... I had to go lay down and sleep. I got up 30 minutes later to diarieah.... my stomach pain got worse and worse and I was laying in bed curled up in a ball crying because I hurt so bad. I had chills and my entire body hurt. I was up and down all night long rushing to the bathroom. I kept dreaming about eating the food at the restuarant which was horrible because it made my stomach hurt worse, I did not want to think about eating at all.

I had a very rough night. I dident feel any better this morning. I had to go get my husband to run out and get me some pepto because we dident have any in the house. god I wish we did. I could have used it last night.

I feel a bit better now. My stomach isent stabbing pain anymore just dull, but I still have chills and my whole body hurts. Im not sure if I have food posioning from golden corral day thursday night or a virus. Im thinking its more a virus because my daughter was having problems with diareiah all yesterday and last night too. Poor baby. I hate seeing her sick. It seems like too much of a coensedence that she should be sick too unless its related.

It pisses me off because we spent like 100 dollars on that meal. We get to go somewhere really nice once a year and I couldent even enjoy the meal because of this. I dont even want to think about my leftovers even though they tasted sooo good last night.

Im really hoping that I feel much better by tonight. uhhg!

I hope everyone eles is having a much better valentines day then me. Even if I wanted chocolate I couldent eat it .... I dont want to eat ever again.

~ Jess

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DONNAMBRUTON 2/14/2010 9:59PM

    im sorry that you are not having a very good valentines:( i hope you are feeling better soon:) emoticon

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SILVERWING2623 2/14/2010 6:05PM

    Oh gosh, I am so sorry you are feeling so poorly! I hope you feel better very very soon.

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WANNABTHIN2010 2/14/2010 4:19PM

    i know how you feel. that happened to me last weekend. hope you get to feeling better soon...

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Shopping for a new dress

Saturday, February 06, 2010

So I got my tax return on friday so I desided that I was going to go out today and get a nice dress that looked good on me to wear for valentines day. I realized that If I went out then I would have nothing to wear except for yoga pants and sneakers... and I dont think rollin up at a nice restaurant in workout gear would be such a good idea lol.

I went to JC Penny this morning. They had a 80% off red tag sale and a bunch of door buster sales advertised. I found a bunch of dresses there that were on the door buster sale for 50% off. I tryed on about 12 different dresses and only two looked really good on me. The fabric of the other dresses was too clingy and really accentuated the parts of my body I would rather hide. my body is not as tight as I would like after once being 300 pounds.

I found a few dresses with stiffer fabric in size 14 that flare out at the bottom. The exact type of dress I was looking for. They are a little tight but I figure thats better because I dont want to shrink out of them right away, I would like to be able to wear them a bit.

The dress I got was originaly $80 dollars but it was marked down to $40 for the door buster sale. I also got a sweater ( because I need to wear something over the dress because of the loose skin on my arms ) that was 7 dollars marked down from $36. After saving an additional 10 dollars from a coupon It came up to almost $40.00 flat.

Even though I got a good deal it was killing me inside to spend that kind of money on one item of clothing. I dont like spending over $5 dollars on something or $20 if its new and I really like it. I wanted to look nice though and I deserve it... so I closed my eyes and handed over the cash. And now I have to wear the hell out of this dress and get my moneys worth before it dosent fit anymore and I have to give it away or sell it. :-( gonna be a sad day.

I went to the shoe store to try and find something to wear because sneakers do not go with what I just bought. I dident find anything I really liked but I did find out something very very interesting. I was shocked to find out that when you lose weight your shoe size can go down too! I geuss I never noticed it with my sneakers, although now that I am feeling around in them they do seem a bit roomy.

I stared out as a size 10 in shoes and when at the shoe store today I realized that I am about an 8 1/2 now! Thats really amazing and totaly surprised me.

I cant wait to go out now with my pretty new things, I feel truely beautiful in them. Even though I have to wear the sweater because my arms are kinda gross.

~ Jess

The shoes in the pic are borrowed from my sister dawn. size 8 1/2 .... Ive never been able to borrow her shoes before.

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BECKYCOLVIN 2/9/2010 3:13PM

    Such a cute dress, and you look fabulous, too! :) And congratulations on being below 200 pounds! I'm still dinking around up here above 200. :)

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CINDYLUFUS 2/7/2010 7:29PM

    Very beautiful dress! Wear it proudly! And when it doesn't fit anymore, put it on ebay :)

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STARKITTEN513 2/7/2010 3:30PM

    That dress is beautiful!

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FADEDONE 2/7/2010 11:08AM

    LOVE the dress!!! Honestly from that pic your arms dont look bad at all - you may just be more self-conscious about them. But hey, dont be afraid to just live + be yourself. :) You've done amazingly -- you look so slender in this pic, especially compared to your old ones. :D

Also -- wow, that's quite a shoe size drop. That gives me hope! Haha, I wear like a 10.5 to 11. However, I have noticed that i'm close to 10 than 11 now. Maybe i'll be in the 8s or 9s by the time I hit my ultimate goal weight - yay! (I have the most terrible time finding shoes lol.)

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BABYROSEJEANS 2/7/2010 12:25AM

    Congrats! I just went through a similar thing about spending money on clothes and in a few months they will no longer fit. But, sometimes you have to set that aside and enjoy the freedom of finding clothes that fit correctly. Its such a great feeling. Enjoy your new dress!

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JUDITH1654 2/6/2010 11:06PM

    Good for you! You did exactly the right thing - rewarded yourself w/o food! And yes, having once sold shoes, I found out about the difference in shoe size due to weight fluctuation. (Can't wait to get back into a 7 1/2 !!)

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LOSINGJESS 2/6/2010 10:18PM

    ok my arms look ok when they are down and not moving at all. However if I lift them up its a totaly different story, its extra skin flabby town. Plus when I go to put them back down the skin on the underside of my arms bunches up some and looks wrinkled.. very odd looking. Im not at all comfortable with the way they look right now but its not as bad as it could be so I guess I cant complain too much.

Thanks for the comments.. I feel really great about myself right now.

~ Jess

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BIGGESTLOSER44 2/6/2010 9:48PM

    Way to go!! You look amazing (and your arms look fine too). You look great in the dress. You deserve to spoil yourself because of all your hard work. You are worth it!!

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CRAVE_FREE 2/6/2010 9:40PM

    I think you got a great deal and you ARE worth it! You look beautiful in the dress and the sweater (and I think your arms look fine too). I hope you enjoy the dress and wear it with pride, until it is too big for you! emoticon

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NKONZ53 2/6/2010 9:38PM


Wow you look great! Enjoy your night out on Valentine's Day.

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NKONZ53 2/6/2010 9:38PM


Wow you look great! Enjoy your night out on Valentine's Day.

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Current Measurments

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I did my measurments today and since last month I have lost big numbers in the inches deparment, even though my weight has only fluctuated by 2 or 3 pounds. I have been doing strength training with dumbbells three times a week for the past three weeks so I am accounting some of the weirdness to that.... for example I gained inches in my arm and my thigh. I know that will all even out though once the fat in that area gets burned off. The fact that I have lost alot in my waist and hips more than makes up for that in my oppion. I also threw in the first measurments I have from when I started last year. I dont have my very start measurments but the ones I have Im sure are close enough to what I started out at. I have lost quite alot and Im very proud of myself. I feel and look like a completly different person. :-) thats fine with me.

Bicep - (2/4/10) - 13.25
(1/6/10) - 12.5

Chest - (2/4/10) - 41.5 (where have they gone?)
(1/6/10) - 42.75
(2/11/09) - 47.5

waist - (2/4/10) - 39.75
(1/6/10) - 41
(2/11/09) - 47

Hips - (2/4/10) - 47.5 (lol, my hips are the size my waist was when I started!)
(1/6/10) - 48
(2/11/10) - 56.5

Thigh - (2/4/10) - 25.75
(1/6/10) - 25
(2/11/09) - 28

Calf - (2/4/10) - 16.75 (the first my calfs have gone down in quite a while, months!)
(1/6/10) - 17.75
(2/11/09) - 19

~ Jess

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JMORSE30 2/4/2010 1:07PM

    Outstanding! Thanks for the reminder that the scales don't tell the whole story.

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DOCYJK 2/4/2010 12:56PM

    Terrific!!! Way to go - buff in no time!!! emoticon

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CHANGINGEMMY 2/4/2010 12:02PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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NANC304 2/4/2010 11:39AM

    You're doing great!

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Random Ramblings Of A Crazy Happy Me

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I am feeling so good right now. I just felt like writing. I just got done doing my lower body strength training workout. I have lower body scedualed once a week and I hate it because its hard and I have problems doing the lunges... I can only get 3 sets in... and I have 6 sets planned. I cant hold any weight while doing it either... I tryed it with weights the first time and I swear I couldent walk right for a week. Im just now recovering fully from it and it was two weeks ago that I did it with weights.

Today I had an awesome workout though, I put on some music (www.playlist.com) and couldent help but feel happy. I was dancing when I was resting between sets. lol. I know my neighbors think Im crazy because I dance around my house all the time and I have the windows wide open so I know people outside can see me. I dont really care. I should keep the windows shut just for the neighbors sake though... I walk around in my sports bra too and I know people have prob shuddered at the site before.... again I really dont care what others think of me.

but anyway, Im having a good day. I feel thinner, alot thinner than last week. I have seen visable differences in my body for the first time in months. I dont know if I have really lost that much weight but I know I must have lost inches. Its pretty cool because I have only been doing the strength workouts for two weeks now and Im already seeing a difference. :-)

Im feeling very sexy lately, which is a big deal for me. Im looking less up and around and more up and down. (if that makes any sence) Now If I could only buy some clothes that reflect how I feel. Im really sick of only wearing workout clothes.

lol, my closet is a damn shame. I have two pairs of jeans that fit, 3 regular shirts that fit and then I have two pairs of yoga pants that fall off of me I move too much, a crap load of 2x tshirts that look ridiculous on me, two pairs of bike shorts that I just got last month so they fit good, 6 workout type tops, a pair of workout capris, 6 sports bras and 1 regular bra.

::heavy sigh:: I want something to make me look good. I think when my tax return comes in I might go out and get one outfit that makes me look really good, something dressy. I deserve to look nice and really want to look great on valentines day. My husband is taking me out to a nice resturant and I dont want to go in yoga pants and sneakers.

Anway I hope everyone is feeling as great as me. If not put on some good music and dance around!

~ Jess


Playlist sugestions

Thanks for the Memories - Fall out boy
Seven Boom Medley - freezepop
tetris (techno remix) - DJ Rush
Sincerely Me - New Found Glory
The Bad Touch - Blood Hound Gang
Duality - Slipknot
Face Down - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Bye Bye Beautiful - Coheed and Cambria
Dirty little Secret - All American Rejects
Heaven (Happy Hardcore Remix) - DJ Sammy (Dj tiempo)
Reclusion - Anberlin
Ready Fuels - Anberlin
Adelaide - Anberlin
Antonia - Motion City Soundtrack
Best Friends For Never - Drop Out Year
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Chop Suey! - System of a Down
Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
Hello Houston - The starting Line
Island - The starting Line


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STORMWEAVER2623 2/3/2010 10:17PM

    I'm glad you don't care, and you shouldn't have to. My wife and I have seen your pics and your playlist, and we are pretty sure that jeolous wives might be the only ones complaining! You are doing a fantasic job, and are a great motivation, both in your words and actions!

Keep on rockin' it!

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DOCYJK 2/3/2010 3:14PM

    Terrific for you all around - great workout, congrats on the strength work and heh, you can start working on that closet too! That's a nice thing to have to do, get rid of 'fat' clothes!!!

Are you doing the body measurements in the Weight tracking area? I did my first track on 12/30, and plan to do it the first of each month from now on. On 2/1, I totaled it all up and I'd lost 5 inches!!! It's great validation that I am on the right track, and that it's more than just the scale.

You go girl!!! emoticon

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SILVERWING2623 2/3/2010 2:41PM

    You are doing so awesome! I'm inspired. I really need to get better about my strength training. I am really dedicated ith the cardio, but I keep letting the ST slide. I'll check out your playlist! I Have a workout playlist on playlist.com too. :) Keep Sparking!

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BIZENMO 2/3/2010 2:38PM

    Don't they say "Dance as if no one is watching?!" You go, Girl!!! Congrats on your loss of inches and in doing your workout. I have a "date" with Billy Blanks when I get off here, if I get off here! LOL! I am a Queen at Procrastination!!! ha ha ha

My closet is pretty much baggy "pants," sweats and scrubs! I need a full makeover, that's for sure, but all in good time. I was happy to fit into a pair of pants I hadn't worn in about a year. Well, that was Monday. Tuesday I can't. But, it's progress. Soon....soon... emoticon

Keep up the great work! It's paying you dividends! Hope you get your refund soon!

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Strawberry layer cake recipe

Sunday, January 31, 2010

POINTSŪ Value: 3
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

A store-bought angel food cake, some store-bought frozen yogurt and a homemade strawberry sauce - all together, it adds up to a fabulous summer dessert, ready for your next barbecue.


1 1/2 pound(s) strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 6 cups)
1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp table salt
12 oz store bought angel food cake, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 cup(s) fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt
1/4 cup(s) strawberries, thinly sliced (for garnish)

To make strawberry sauce, combine 1 1/2 pounds of strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a saucepan, stirring over medium heat until the sugar melts and the liquid comes to a simmer. Simmer 15 minutes. Use the back of a wooden spoon to mash about half the berries against the side of the pan. Cool to room temperature and use immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days.

Spoon the frozen yogurt into a large bowl and mash it with the back of a wooden spoon until soft and spreadable.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan with one third of the cake slices, cutting any slices to fit the shape of the pan. Top with half the frozen yogurt, spreading it to the sides. Spread 2/3 cup strawberry sauce over the frozen yogurt, then top with half the remaining cake slices, again cutting any to fit. Spread the remainder of the frozen yogurt over the cake, top with 2/3 cup strawberry sauce, and finally seal the top with the remaining cake slices. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze at least 6 hours or up to 3 days. Let the cake stand at room temperature 10 minutes before unmolding; garnish with remaining sliced strawberries. Slice into 12 pieces and serve.

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GLENDAJ5 2/1/2010 4:01AM

    OMG, I think I may have to make this the very next time I need a treat. Thanks for sharing.

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MALEXANDER4 1/31/2010 6:25PM

    omg! that sounds awesome. thank you.

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JESSYVIRGINY 1/31/2010 4:07PM

    that sounds AMAZING!!!!!!! thanks for sharing.

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NANC304 1/31/2010 1:52PM

    Sounds yummy!

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CUTIEDOOTS 1/31/2010 1:37PM

    Sounds great! We love strawberries and angelfood cake, adding the frozen yogurt can only make it better! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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