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Rant ~ Youth Sizes & band Tshirts

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Im shopping on the internet and find that every single band I like only carry youth sizes for thier T-shirts! WTF.... Who the hell can fit youth sizes, they are tiny. To fit a youth large (which is the largest size they carry) Im gonna have to be at my goal weight. I have a few youth size Large T-shirts and they are tight as crap on me :-( .... it really sucks that these bands only cater to people that are 12 - 16 years old and have no boobs or hips when most of the dudes in the bands are my age or older in the first place.... you would think they would know that other people listen to them besides teenagers. Even the mens sizes are in youth! My little brother who is 19 and at a healthy weight would have problems fitting into youth sizes.

Im a 28 year old mother of 2 with a big cheast and big hips and no matter how much weight I lose thats not gonna change. I geuss I am stuck shopping in the granny section of the store where band tshirts dont exsist.

grrr. It annoys me.

~ Jess

  
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BIZENMO 5/13/2010 4:46AM

    Don't know about "band" shirts, but I do know that all sizes are NOT the same! LOL! I have recently bought some more Nebraska t's to replace the ones I am outgrowing. Unfortunately, they will have to wait a little longer or I need to go get some more cuz the sizes I bought, the next size down, are tight, too. Yet, I have others that are the "same size" on the tag and they fit just fine. Different countries making the products I figure....oh well, I figure it's another incentive to try to drop more weight! Disappointing for sure tho. Hope you can find something in your size!!
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LOSINGJESS 5/11/2010 8:01PM

    I already bought a MAE t-shirt in the largest size I could find youth large... and its tight. It was a major goal of mine to be able to buy and fit into a MAE shirt though because they are my favorite band. I could never buy or fit one before because I was waaaaay too big, I wouldent even have been able to pull it over myself. It was sad.

Today I was looking at Anberlin tshirts and most of them ended up being youth medium or large.

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KIRKEN2 5/11/2010 5:40PM

    i know how you feel. i will like something and it never seems to fit right and then there are the ones that say they are your size you try them on and they are actually 3 sizes too small. then you feel even more crappy then you did before.

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HULLAF 5/11/2010 5:00PM

    Bands aren't the only culprit! I know what you mean. Even when I was a skinny teen I had large boobs and hips and clothes never fit me right!

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BRANDI0074 5/11/2010 3:58PM

    What type bands are you looking for?????

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ALYXD8 5/11/2010 2:27PM

    My 12 year old son, who is at a normal weight for his height, but is a giant for a 12 year old wears adult large sizes for his shirts. He outgrew youth sizes 2 years ago.

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SUGIRL06 5/11/2010 2:05PM

    Even at concerts, I find that they have 1 girlie shirt and it comes in youth small. Otherwise, I'm stuck with a very masculine looking tshirt in adult male size XXL. Not working out for us ladies.
~Ang

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Photo Food Journal ~ Monday May 10 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Breakfast: 1 cup Fiber one w/ 1/2 cup 1% milk - 241 cal


Snack: 1/2 cup cookies and cream ice cream..... 1 joy waffle cone - 240 cal


Snack: 1 Super Pretzle ..... 1 Tsp Honey Dijon Mustard- 90 cal


(by this time I felt pretty bad about my snack choices because it felt a whole lot like I was heading twards a munching session. I desided to add alot more veggies to the rest of my day)

Lunch: 1/2 baked potato, 1/2 cup steamed broccoli, 1/4 cup ragu cheddar cheese sauce, 1 slice tomato diced, 1 tbls bacon bit, 1 tbls light sour cream.......... 3 sliced and sauteed mushrooms - 274 cal


Dinner: TACO SALAD - 2 cups lettuce, diced tomato, 1/4 diced avocado, 1/8 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup uncle bens santa fe ready rice, 1/8 lb lean ground beef sauteed with 1/8 cup diced onions & 1/8 cup kidney beans, 2 tbls salsa, 1 tbls light sour cream, 1 serving baked scoops tostidos chips, fresh cilantro - 537 cal


Snack: 1 medium orange.... 3 slices tomato, 1 slice fresh mozzarella, 2 fresh basil leaves shredded, salt & pepper - 179


Total Calories for the day: 1561

NOTE: I got in 40 minutes of weights & kickboxing while I was watching Man VS. Food tonight. That show makes me so hungry though lol. emoticon

  
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MAMAFEELGOOD 5/11/2010 4:43PM

    Great idea with the half a baked potato and then the taco salad...yummmm!

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SQUINKLY 5/11/2010 12:37PM

    I'm hungry now! Thanks for the blog!

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MELTINGMIMI 5/11/2010 10:57AM

    YUMMMMY!!! Now I'm hunnnngggrrrryy!!!
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CITAPITA 5/11/2010 10:18AM

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy these daily food blogs. It really goes to show how much food can really fit into 1500-1800 calories! I'm loving getting all the ideas, too. Keep it going, I love it!

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/11/2010 9:46AM

    And I bought fiber one cereal this weekend because of you....

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/11/2010 9:44AM

    I was with you until you ate tomatoes for snack. LOL. I love these blogs..they give me new and sometimes interesting ideas. emoticon

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LOSINGJESS 5/11/2010 9:01AM

    glad you enjoy it emoticon

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RK2008 5/11/2010 8:47AM

    Seriously, so glad you do this photo blog. I get the best ideas. Thanks!

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LOSINGJESS 5/11/2010 7:56AM

    I always add beans to my ground beef.... It does wonders to stretch the meat so you can use a small amount while adding fiber and not taking away from the flavor. Usually when I make tacos or taco salad I add kidney beans and black beans though. I had a little bit of kidney beans chillin in a ziploc bag in the fridge already and dident feel like opening a new can of black beans. lol.

As I was making the oranges and tomatoe slices I thought to myself... hmmm this seems a bit odd. But as I was eating them it wasent bad... I actually got a little bit of basil on one of my orange slices and the taste was really interesting. Im not gonna say good yet because Im not completely sure... but it wasent bad . lol.

One thing is for sure, the colors worked great together... the plate is very eye appealing.
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MALEXANDER4 5/11/2010 6:33AM

    I love your last snack idea...fruit and veggies together. The taco salad looks awesome and I never thought to add beans to the meat. I usually have refried beans with mine. I'm going to try your idea. thank you.

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FLYSOHIGH 5/11/2010 12:24AM

    And a great day foodwise again! Bravo!:-)

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TRACKMOM64 5/10/2010 11:16PM

    This is unique

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Photo Food Journal - Mothers Day ~~~@

Sunday, May 09, 2010

This morning hubby was very sweet and made me breakfast. :-) He got annoyed at me because I kept throwing my two cents in while he cooked but everything turned out awesome and we had a great morning.

Breakfast: 2 eggs over easy, 2 light & fluffy pancakes, strawberry sauce, 1 jimmy dean fully cooked turkey sausage
(I decorated this shot with my mothers day cards :-) )


After breakfast we went to kholes because I had a 5 dollar off and 15% off coupon. I got a few new workout tops that were on sale and ended up only paying like 4 dollars for them after the coupon. Hubby also bought me a sports watch for my mothers day present. It wasent a surprise but I got to pick the one with the features I wanted... a daily alarm so I dont forget to take my vitamins and other pills, intraval timers so I can time my walking/jogging intraval workouts, stop watch and of course the time and date. Its a really nice watch although I wish it had of come in pink.


We came home and had lunch
Lunch: light all beef hot dog w/ wheat bun, onions, mustard, ketcup & relish.... 1 1/2 servings of sweet potato fries..... 1/2 apple


Hubby was really great and watched the kids while I did my workout. I did my 30 minutes of walk/jogging. Doing 2 minutes of jogging and then 1 minute of walking. Then when I was cooling down from doing that I was having such a good time I desided to just power walk for another 30 minutes. It was beautiful outside and I borrowed my sisters Ipod so I was really just enjoying being out there in my own little world.

When I got in I had this...
Snack: 2 wasa wheat crackers & spinach dip


Later I got ready to go out to dinner. Hubby desided to take me out for mothers day... I have really been craving sea food so we went to this place close to us that we had never tried before. I dressed up and noticed that the dress I wore for valentines day fits me much better now :-) and when I was trying on jewelry I came accross a bracelet that I bought when I weighed 310lbs (my heaveist) Its amazing to see how it fits now because when I bought it, it was tight on my wrist... If you can beleive that. wow!!!

crazy huh?

Dinner was great... We split everything and did not eat the baked potatoes but I still ended up eating like 800 and something calories... because I did eat a few things that were fried. Mostly everything was broiled or steamed though. A really good dinner. Im super full though... not use to eating so much and that was alot of crab legs.... again I did not eat all of this, it was split lol. I also had maybe a drop of the butter, not much.



By the end of dinner I was wishing I had worn something a little less dressy because eating crab legs in a dress that you dont want to get all arfed up is not easy.

I had a great mothers day... although a little high in calories. I will make it up durring the week though, with great eating and a butt load of exercise.

Total Calories Eaten: 2061 (about 300 over my range)

  
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BECKYCOLVIN 5/11/2010 10:51PM

    Chances are that even with eating 2000+ calories you didn't eat more than you burned that day. Eating half was a really good way to cut back on calories & cost--and it's not something you do everyday.

That bracelet is an amazing testament to the changes in your life!

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KIRKEN2 5/10/2010 12:22PM

    what a wonderful mothers day!!! glad to hear you had a good day!

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MICHCLEARY 5/10/2010 12:22PM

    Another great day and attitude. Exceptions once in a while are fine and you move on.

Have a great day today and keep on tracking! Enjoy your new watch.

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LDY_ALI_79 5/10/2010 10:41AM

    I love wasa crackers too! Sounds like a great day~!

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HULLAF 5/10/2010 9:51AM

    sounds like you had a great day!

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MELTINGMIMI 5/10/2010 9:08AM

    What a perfect Mother's Day!
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SUGIRL06 5/10/2010 8:59AM

    That is amazing about the bracelet!! Way to go! Glad you had a nice mothers day:)
~Ang

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 8:43AM

    the bracelet totaly falls off now. Its bigger around than my hand lol.

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 8:42AM

    after running out of pancake syrup 2 months ago the strawberry sauce is all I use. Its really easy to make, you just fill a small sauce pan up with frozen strawberries... add about a TBLS of splenda or sugar and about a TBLS of water to it. Bring to a boil and then simmer untill strawberrys are tender. Once tender mash half of the berries up with the back of a fork and then let the mixture cool for about 3 or 4 minutes and it gets a little thicker. Its really tastey and much better than pancake syrup because your getting in some fruit :-)

~ Jess

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BECKS79 5/10/2010 7:52AM

    I love how you do the food journal with pics .. that is an awesome idea! Sounds like you had a great day .. and that is all that matters! :)

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THENEWCINDY 5/10/2010 7:21AM

    yummy!!!

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MALEXANDER4 5/10/2010 7:20AM

    Looks like you had an awesome day. I love the watch...pink is my favorite color also.

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SARAHJ19 5/10/2010 6:43AM

    awesome! great job keeping on track for mother's day! you food blogs are amazing!

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CATHERINEL66 5/10/2010 6:29AM

    Congrats on fitting in the workout -- and yes, the breakfast looked really tasty!

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/10/2010 4:58AM

    Girl you will be lucky if that bracelet doesn't just fall right off of you pretty soon--way to go!

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JUST_SIMONE 5/9/2010 11:30PM

    Wow, that bracelet photo is amazing!

Looks like a great food day even if it was a little high in calories. I think there's nothing wrong with an an occasional higher calorie day, especially if you can do it without beating yourself up and you know that it won't derail you. What a great hubby you have to take you out for seafood!

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JESSSPARK 5/9/2010 10:53PM

    wow, that bracelet is impressive. wtg! :)

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MESSYJESSY22 5/9/2010 10:41PM

    the strawberry sauce that you have on your pancakes looks SO YUMMY!

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Photo Food Blog ~ Saturday may 8

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Well I think I did pretty good yesterday. I did not track my calories and even though I could do it now, I reeeealy dont feel like it so Im not gonna. I feel like I most likely did not go over my calories though, there was nothing extravigant that I ate yesterday so I think I came out ok.

Breakfast: old fashioned oatmeal w/ 1 tbls brown sugar, 1 tbls smart balance margarine, a dash of cinnimon & 1 tbls raisins


Snack: sams club samples - 1 peice angel food cake, 1 peice herb encrusted tilapia, 1 peice chicken courdon blu.
(I did really good at sams club because they had cookies and chocolate and pizza and other really really good stuff and I passed right by it. I only tasted the stuff that I reeally wanted)


Snack: 1/2 banana (my son aiden wanted a banana after we got home from the store, I peeled it for him and he took one bite and said... Im done.... I told him that he was gonna eat at least half of it since he asked for it... I ate the other half even though I really wasent that hungry)


Lunch: Turkey on Thomas' everything bagel thin with 1/2 tbls light mayo & 1/2 tbls honey dijon mustard, lettuce & tomato......... 1/2 serving sun chips


Dinner: Broccoli, tomato pesto & bacon bit quiche..... asparagus & cheese sauce..... flatbread with tomato peso & mozzarella cheese


Snack: Chocolate cupcake & 1/2 cup 1% milk
(Ok turns out every snackcake in the snack cake isle has hydrogenated oil in them... WTF.... so I look in the deli section and they have snack cakes that have a sell by date for the end of this month (instead of the end of this year) and they dont have any in them.... they are 200 calories though so I couldent get any more low calorie snack cakes...... turns out it was totaly worth the extra calories. OMG this was the best chocolate cup cake ever!!! Much Much better than the crappy mrs freshlys snack cake I had a few days ago. If your keeping your calories in check most of the day a 200 calorie treat is not gonna kill you so I went ahead and spluged a bit. I was totaly satisified afterward and dident want to snack anymore the rest of the night.)


  
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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 3:03PM

    I could have it dident occure to me at that particular moment.... oh well

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SOCKS117 5/10/2010 2:49PM

  This may be an odd question, but why not just put the banana in the fridge if you don't want it?

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 2:26PM

    My husband had never herd of butter in oatmeal either... He loves it now though :-)

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/10/2010 1:40PM

    Wow. I've never heard of butter in oatmeal.

I eat 4 oz of plain oatmeal with 4 oz of almond milk.

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RK2008 5/10/2010 11:56AM

    I love butter in oatmeal--glad I'm not the only one. I had this EXACT breakfast this morning. Yummy!

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 11:49AM

    ?? dont you like butter in oatmeal? I do... of course everything was mixed in when I ate it.

:-P

~ Jess

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/10/2010 9:42AM

    I'm puzzled by the margarine in your oatmeal emoticon

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MELTINGMIMI 5/10/2010 9:13AM

    YUMMMMMM-O!

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LOSINGJESS 5/9/2010 9:20PM

    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=1046377>
Same as this except I also added in like 2-3 tbls real bacon bits.

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CALLIKIA 5/9/2010 7:29PM

    Ooh, yes! LOVE quiche! All of this looks so good!

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JESSSPARK 5/9/2010 7:17PM

    Omg that quiche looks awesome- have a recipe handy?

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Photo Food Journal ~ Friday May 7

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Breakfast: PB&J on double fiber bread.... 1/2 cup 1% milk


Lunch: 1/2 large apple, Broccoli Salad ..... 1/2 can progresso lentil soup w/ 1/4 cup couscous


Snack: 1/2 strawberry protien shake .... 4 squares IKEA dark chocolate


Dinner: Large Salad w/ peppers, zucchini, bacon bits, wishbone ranch dressing, & tomatoes....... Veggie Lasagna w/ spinach, tomatoes , diced zucchini & diced eggplant. MMMM was so good and the kids ate two servings... I love when I can get veggies in them.


Snack: Spinach dip made with spinach, 1/3 fat cream cheese, 2% cheddar cheese, mozzarella, 1/2 can sliced waterchestnuts-diced, worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper...... 2 wasa wheat crackers.
(I half a pack of frozen spinach left from the lasagna so I desided to make some spinach dip... mmmm so good!)


Total Calories Eaten: 1603

Spinach dip recipe - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=1067843

Veggie Lasagna recipe - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=1068092

  
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HULLAF 5/9/2010 12:18PM

    Good job, again! Keep it up.

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ESMOMMY13 5/8/2010 7:05PM

    Thanks for posting the recipe site for the spinach dip. Love spinach dip! :)

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KNITTINGMOMOF3 5/8/2010 11:04AM

    I love your photo food blogs. i really want to try the lasagna and also i want to try the wasa wheat crackers.

MichiCleary- where do i go to join the virtual trip to forks? Sounds like a lot fun!!!

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JPVALPO24 5/8/2010 10:00AM

    Looks real good! You have given me some good ideas of things that I can eat safely! YUM! emoticon

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MICHCLEARY 5/8/2010 9:55AM

    Wow what a great idea. I haven't read your photo blogs before but I sure will now. It gives me some new ideas for my food choices.

Thanks for sharing. I'll share my idea with you...several people are joining me for a virtual trip to Forks...to see Edward of course! I'm tracking my fitness miles and keeping track for several others as we bike, walk, jog, our way virtually. I'm going 2,200+ miles. Check out my posts if you care to join us let me know.

Michelene

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