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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yesterday my sister decided to take me out to eat dinner for my birthday.... my birthday is this coming Saturday.

We went to eat at a Chinese buffet that I really like, it has hibachi where you can pick out what veggies and meat and sauce you want and they cook it up for you... and sushi... I have been having a huge craving for sushi lately.

Anywhoo I was really mindful while eating. I got my hibachi with just some veggies and shrimp... I told the dude cooking "NO Butter!" ... they usually ladle butter on the grill before cooking your food which can add easily a few hundred calories. Then I got some teriyaki sauce on it. It was really good.

I split a plate of sushi with my sister, staying away from mayo sauce and fried stuff.

And then I got a few of the extra little things that I really like, 1 or two small peices of sesame chicken, wonton soup (I only ate about 1/3 of the wonton and soup was bland to did not eat any of that) a dumpling and a few fried cheese wontons.... yum! I remember when I use to come to this restaurant and eat an entire plate stacked with like 20 cheese wontons. Wow I have come a long way since then, its no wonder I was almost 300 lbs!

Dinner ended up coming up to about 15 points, which is kinda high and all but I had the forethought to eat very lightly for breakfast and lunch and stayed on track for the day! Go me!

Later we went up to the mall. I got my hair cut for the first time in almost 2 years. I got my hair cut about two months into my weight loss journey and it was horrible. I ended up with boy hair cut up to my ear... you can look at my progress pics to see that hack job.
I usually go really short... I have every time I have ever gotten my hair cut. I get it cut short and then grow it out to about my shoulders and get it all cut off again. This time I only got about 1/2 an inch cut off of it. Very different for me. I geuss I always wanted something that was really dramatic... I was just concerned with doing something that looked good this time and something that would work for me. I guess I have changed some in the last few years.
I was very specific this time and I brought a picture. It was a few pictures of Kristen Stewart, the actress who plays Bella on Twilight. I thought her hair would really work for me since her hair type is wavy like mine and she has sort of a square face like me too.

Hair cut came out awesome but the lady was not a very good hair dresser... she kept whipping my hair in my face for one and when she styled it I felt like she was going to rip it all out at the roots. not a very pleasurable hair cut but at least I got what I wanted. She waaaay over product it though so my hair was hard as a brick... When I got home I had to take a hammer and chisel to it. lol.

After that we went over to a store called Maurices - www.maurices.com ... they had a lot of clothes I really liked. I'm not in a position to buy anything right now because I don't have the money but I thought it might be fun to try on skinny girl clothes. I have not really had a chance to do that yet because Im always out with my husband when I go out and you know how guys are when you try to try on anything. He would not have been happy about me trying on an entire armful of clothes that I had not intention of buying.

My sister on the other hand was more than happy to join in on my little fashion adventure though. She took her roll as my personal fashion consultant and started pulling things off the racks for me to try on. I just let her, I don't really have any since of fashion yet.... I have never been able to wear clothes like that, its only been t shirts and jeans for me... because thats all I could ever find to wear because hell if I was paying Lane Bryant prices. lol.

So I started trying stuff on and I was looking really good. At one point I remember saying out loud "Damn, I'm hot!" It was more in an astonished tone though... lol, Like I was just realizing something. I realize its much easier to feel good about yourself when your clothes fit right and are flattering. I'm really looking forward to getting a little bit of extra money around tax return time and buying myself some new outfits.

It was fun and made me feel alot better about myself, I think everyone should do something nice for themselves now an then, it really helps put you in a better mood... I felt kinda bad for the sales girl though, she was looking pretty excited when I had like 300 dollars worth of stuff to try on. She kept coming up to the dressing room door and pitching credit card offers and stuff. I re-shelved the stuff myself though so she couldn't be too upset. :-P

Have a Great Tuesday!

~ Jessica

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SWEETNEENI 11/21/2010 11:04AM

    You are positively GORGEOUS! I remember when I first started on spark and you were one of my first friends. You have come so far! I'm all teary-eyed over here because of your awesomeness. emoticon

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LDY_ALI_79 11/20/2010 12:12PM

    emoticon you look amazing!

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HOPE2011 11/20/2010 12:01PM

    Looks great, Jess! What a huge difference!

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NIELSENSLADY 11/20/2010 11:33AM

    I loooooove the red shirt and black vest! You look great!

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FLYSOHIGH 11/20/2010 3:29AM

    Excuse me, but DAMN, YOU'RE HOT!!! Wow!!! You look amazing!!!! Seriously each month you're looking nicer and prettier, not to mention thinner!!

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PLANSEEKER 11/18/2010 8:10PM

    Really like the new haircut and the clothes look really nice, too. You have really done a great job getting and keeping the weight off. Have a great Birthday! emoticon emoticon

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SANDY1969 11/18/2010 2:30PM

    WTG! I did the haircut thing yesterday, scared to freaking death...lol I just needed something NEW after the same do for 25-30 years.

You look great, and better still I bet you feel so much better!

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MALEXANDER4 11/17/2010 9:43AM

    I love your haircut. You lood marvelous girl.

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BECKYCOLVIN 11/16/2010 10:02PM

    This is great! I'm proud of your progress & so happy that you got to try on cute stuff. Your haircut looks good, too. :)

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ASHLEYW_206 11/16/2010 5:56PM

    You look amazing, girl, congrats! And you have such a great attitude about everything. You deserve to treat yourself a little bit....you're amazing! Thanks for keeping me inspired!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 11/16/2010 5:48PM

    Check YOU out miss Foxy Diva Jess!!!!

Firstly - I am soooo very sorry - on my feed I mentioned how work is being crappy about internet stuff - hence your friend here being MIA a bit the past couple wks. I still check in though...shhh!! lol

Second - that haircut is HOT girl! Let that length come back - you can totally pull that Kristen Stewart look off and look even BETTER than her, missy!!!

How fun - I love that Japanese hibachi grill type restaurant - I'd go more often, but dh is a wimp at trying out new foods - I love it all and great work telling mr. chef to skip the blab-making butter!!! lol - Love your main entee - I love miso soup!

The fashion show - FUN - O- RAMA!! Your sissy sounds like such fun to be around - and I'm happy you tried on all sorts of hot outfits!! I love the red shirt with vestie...all that striking a posin going on!! You deserve some treats - hope your tax return is HUGO so you can splurge as you deserve...

Lastly - I have your bday marked on my office calendar!! This Saturday, the 20th!! I wish you a beautiful day full of beautiful things - and may this next year bring you a newfound love for YOU and so much happiness!! I wish you the very best for my Jess!!!

Love ya girlie - and don't forget - If I'm not necessarily "on" here as much, I'm still with you in spirit - cheering you on all the way - I know corney, but what can I say, I'm a total cornball!! haha

*some 100% fat free cake* lol

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CRK910 11/16/2010 4:18PM

    Wow you look amazing. Great Job!

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BOVEY63 11/16/2010 11:21AM

    You do look hot! Looks like you had your own version of Julia Roberts fitting room scene from Pretty Women.

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KTTAYLOR21 11/16/2010 10:56AM

    You are HOT!!! Baby you look marvelous FOR REAL. I love how you put that vest with that top. Very cute. You look emoticon!!! emoticon

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/16/2010 10:37AM

    Woo hoo! You are looking great! Have a super birthday, and if you get any birthday money, go get that blue top!

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SUZANNEMW 11/16/2010 10:01AM

    I love the pink scarf on you...buy that first! You look great!

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MAMAFEELGOOD 11/16/2010 9:59AM

    You go girl!!!

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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 11/16/2010 9:51AM

    That is amazing! I have been starting to feel alot better about myself lately too... I still have a long way to go but when I look back on where I came from I realize just how much I have already changed. Luckily I have a whole warcrobe or smaller clothes that I have collected from freecycle to hold me over till I can get to goal and finally buy myself a new wardrobe also! LOL I just got down into my size 14's in the past couple weeks and I am so excited to get down into my size 12's next!

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HULLAF 11/16/2010 9:44AM

    Sounds like a GREAT day! Have a Happy Birthday.

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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 9:15AM

    Gorgeous...that is you!

I hate when they put so much product in my hair and it's crunchy. I end up having to use baking soda to get all the crap out the next morning. LOL

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DONNAEDA 11/16/2010 9:07AM

    you are one hot lady. Love your hair.

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JENIFROUFROU 11/16/2010 8:48AM

    I love your idea about trying on skinny girl clothes, even if you can't afford to buy, just to see how fantastic you look! Especially love the fashion show style photos :)

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BETHKK 11/16/2010 8:48AM

    You DO look hot, girl!! LOVE that blue top! And your hair looks wonderful!

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TREASURINGLIFE 11/16/2010 8:46AM

    What a great evening! And you look flippin' awesome!! I love the outfits, and the hair, and the boost of confidence you got! Wooo-whooo!!! :)

Have a WONDERFUL day!

- Michelle

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4DOGNIGHT 11/16/2010 8:42AM

    You look pretty darn good! Congrats!

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6 Week Goal

Monday, November 15, 2010

10 years ago I was shopping in the thrift store and found this beautiful vintage dress that I just loved. I was 310 lbs at the time and knew that I would most likely never wear this dress because it was tiny. No size in it, but tiny. A size I could never imagine ever being.... ever! But You know when your that big you always have that dream that one day you will be able to really do it and get "skinny".

This dress has been hanging in my closet for 10 years and I have almost given it away several times but I held on to it because I love it so much.

Currently I am about an inch or two away from getting it zipped. so freakin close.

I would like to wear this dress on christmas but its gonna really take alot of commitment on my part. I need to not skip my workouts and I need to stick to my plan for eating.

I feel good about it though and I am really looking forward to being able to wow my family on christmas.

~ Jess

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HOPE2011 11/20/2010 11:54AM

    What a nice dress! You've proved that you're able to get what you want and I know you can do it!

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SILVERWING2623 11/15/2010 2:55PM

    Oh wow, it is beautiful! You can do it Jess! I know you can!

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BOVEY63 11/15/2010 12:49PM

    Love the dress - you will look great in it!
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HULLAF 11/15/2010 12:26PM

    You can do it, Jess! emoticon

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BRIGHTBEGINNING 11/15/2010 12:08PM

And you know what? After reading your blog
YOU'VE INSPIRED ME!! I've been extremely bad, and have
fallen of the wagon...and your progress has inspired me to
get back on and kick @$$!!!
I can't wait to see pic of you wearing that
georgous vintage dress!

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MESEATURTLE 11/15/2010 11:37AM

    what a beautiful dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!U can and u will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CSDOWNING 11/15/2010 10:49AM

    You can do it - and we want pics!!!! emoticon

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CARLA-216 11/15/2010 10:48AM

    What a beautiful dream dress that you are sooooo close to making reality! If anyone can fit into that dress by Christmas, it's you, Jess!

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JENIFROUFROU 11/15/2010 10:35AM

    Definitely a beautiful dress! You can do it, and you will look amazing.


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MAMADWARF 11/15/2010 10:30AM

    Now that is some serious motivation!!! You can do it and you know what? You are going to feel amazing when you do wear it. awesome!

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DONNAEDA 11/15/2010 10:28AM

    what a wonderful holiday gift you gave to yourself. Congratulations

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TREASURINGLIFE 11/15/2010 10:27AM

    Oh girl - you got this!!! I believe in you. Just remember that every choice matters. And every event is not "special" in that it doesn't require you to go off your eating plan in order to enjoy the event. Food is fuel - for your mind, health, and workouts. And workouts are the means by which you get healthy and maintain said healty, as well as ease stress and feel good!

I can't wait to see the pictures of you in that beautiful dress at Christmas!!!! :)

- Michelle

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STARLIGHT615 11/15/2010 10:23AM

    Oh that is a pretty dress!! I know you can do it!! and I cant wait to see you in it!!!

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BRENDAF761 11/15/2010 10:21AM

    I really think you'll be in that dress! Keep it out where you can see it and believe that you can meet your goal. I'm cheering you on! Good luck and keep determined! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CECE0330 11/15/2010 10:20AM

    Love it! Keep it hanging in plain sight for a constant reminder! emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/15/2010 10:19AM

    Go for it, you can do it and so wonderful that you kept your dream alive all these years. emoticon

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MRSSIBRAT 11/15/2010 10:16AM

    what a beautifull dress..i am sure you can do it

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ERICA071678 11/15/2010 10:13AM

    Awesome! What a goal!! I know you can do it, you have the determination and drive!!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wake up early - done

Elliptical 40 min- done

8 glasses water - more like 6

Eat within points - I ended up eating a really
Points heavy lunch but ate a light dinner. I ended up going over by about 3 or 4 points ... Tomorrow will be better

Crunches - not completed

Today was not ideal but I'm going to get better. I made some good decisions for myself and some bad ones too. I'm hoping by mapping out a plan though my decisions will start to be more on the good side and less on the bad.


Plan for tomorow

8 glasses of water
Stick to points target
40 min elliptical
60 min walking in place while watching TV
Clean up house

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 11/12/2010 9:53PM

    You sound like me. Trying to get it done and sometimes succeeding. I've started giving me gold stars on the calender the days I succeed on my points, water, exercise, etc. I can see at a glance how i'm doing. Good luck jess, and by the way I love your new kitchen.

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MESEATURTLE 11/11/2010 9:39PM

    sounds like a good plan!I have never thought about walking in place while watching television...hmmm...like the idea...shall try it..Thanx!!!

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Goals for tomorrow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wake up early
Workout on elliptical for 40 minutes
Eat within my points with no unplanned snacking or nibbling
Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water
Do 40 crunches
40 reverse crunches

I'm going to meet these goals and check back here to confirm I have met them. I have really been feeling in a slump the last few weeks as far as weight loss goes. I am so close to my goal and want to break through. I really need to work through this.


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CALLIKIA 11/11/2010 9:06AM

    You can do it, girl! Go get it!!

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MALEXANDER4 11/11/2010 9:03AM

    I'm in the same boat right now. I"m close to my goal but can't seem to reach it. I need to get back to basics and see this to the end. yOu will succeed, you already have. Good luck today.

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TREASURINGLIFE 11/11/2010 8:38AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! Better yet - you WILL do it!! :)

- Michelle

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MRSSIBRAT 11/11/2010 7:11AM

    you can do it girl!!

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FLYSOHIGH 11/11/2010 5:10AM

    you can do it!

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

This will be a pretty short blog tonight. I am so incredibly tired right now and just wanna fall into bed.

Weighed in yesterday and lost 0.4 .... Not great and I really expected more. Im just trying to look at it like, thats point four less I have to lose next week. That's a good way to look at things.

I came home from my 7am weight Watchers meeting and immediately started working on the kitchen. We are on the painting the walls stage. My kitchen was a mess all day and I was so hungry because of all the work I was doing. Long story short I ended up on the phone ordering what ended up being 6 medium pizzas for three adults and two children. I ate waaaaaay too much and I still feel guilty over it. I don't think I have gone that overboard in two years.

So today is a new day and we finished up the kitchen. It looks so good!
My eating has been pretty good and I plan on really making up for yesterday this week and hopefully I will have another loss. Overeating happens. It's how you recover that makes a difference.

I will post kitchen pics when I get everything cleaned up.

Night ~ Jess

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MAMAFEELGOOD 11/8/2010 4:39PM

    GOod luck on your goals and your kitchen completion

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MRSSIBRAT 11/8/2010 7:10AM

    def good way to look at the .4 pound lose lady.....that is still a good number..cause its going down!! can't wait to see kitchen pics!

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AMYSTRONG 11/7/2010 9:34PM

    I updated our kitchen while my husband was away for five months training in the Army. Everything from the kitchen was in the living room and the coffeepot was in the bathroom.

The house was a wreck for four months and I'm so glad I was able to do this while the hubs was away. I couldn't' imagine running a home with the kitchen a wreck. Way to go on painting your kitchen can't wait to see your pics.


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MG3KDZ 11/7/2010 8:41PM

    a loss is a loss...keep up the great work emoticon

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HOPE2011 11/7/2010 8:21PM

    I love what you said, "Overeating happens. It's how you recover that makes a difference." I need to remember that...

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