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Shopped 'til I dropped

Thursday, May 24, 2007

We had a very successful shopping trip yesterday, and I got most of the things on my list. No swimsuit, though. I just ran out of time. I did get some new work-out clothes and shoes (everything was on sale!), some shorts for summer, a nice pair of cropped pants, and some separates I can mix and match for work. I especially love the "pencil skirts" I got at Christopher & Banks. Me? In a "pencil skirt"? Believe it, baby! They fit me just right, stopping at the knee (Clinton & Stacy on "What not to Wear" would approve). Most of my skirts go down to my ankles, making me appear dumpy. These are fab-o. I got a khaki and a black skirt so I can wear just about anything with them. I feel pretty today!

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JAVAMAMA 5/29/2007 1:00PM

    Yes, photos!

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ASDISO 5/24/2007 9:46AM

    Photos please :)

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A new low!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Partly because I've been busy and partly because I haven't bought groceries this week, the diet end of things has been going really well the last few days. I stepped on the scale this morning and got a shade over 188. That's a new low weight for me, representing a loss of 57 pounds and 23% of me that is no longer. How cool is that? I'm very pleased, especially since I'm going to do some shopping today for shorts, capris and maybe even (drumroll, please) a swimsuit! I tried on my old swimsuit last night and I could wear it, but its pretty floppy around the top.

My next mini-goal will be to get to 186.6. At that point I will have lowered my BMI ten points from Jan. 2006.

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ASDISO 5/23/2007 12:58PM

    You rock!!!

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JIJJI1313 5/23/2007 9:45AM

    Congrats!!! :)

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Good weekend

Monday, May 21, 2007

Looking at the calorie count, I had a pretty successful weekend. I made a nice meal on Saturday night and went to bed feeling full. Isn't it odd that the two slices of French bread I ate are way more calories than the strawberry ice cream I had? If I had only known that I would have eaten a lot more ice cream and skipped the bread!

The traditional Sunday night supper in my family was popcorn. Usually huge bowls of it. And I added to the tradition myself by putting melted butter on it. I was really hungry for popcorn last night, but instead of making the traditional "grease corn," I popped a bag of microwave popcorn and ate that. Just as satisfying and when the bowl was empty, it was gone! I really felt the extra salt this morning when I was exercising though--blah.


Hello, 180's!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I crossed that magical barrier between 190 and 189.9 today. This is another stage for me. I've been in the 190's since Feb. 1 (including a temporary blip over 200 for at least a week in there). Now, I have a whole new set of challenges to meet. When I reach 188.9, which is definitely doable this next week, there will be 23% of me that has just evaporated. That's 55.8 pounds I've lost so far, almost 24 of them while on SP.

Now the 170's are out there on the horizon. Can I get there by August? Stay tuned!

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JAVAMAMA 5/21/2007 2:28PM

    Yes, and I'm taking your ass shopping when you get there! We should get your hair done did and pick out some cool, chic, hip librarian glasses while we're at it. (I need some for myself, too!)


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SHANSTRESS 5/21/2007 2:35AM

    Yay, Jodie!

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Sugar weakness

Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm pretty pathetic when it comes to sugar. I cope by not having it around, but I do have two kids so it seeps into my life. I was really being good yesterday, perhaps too stringent on calories. After lunch I had only had 670 calories, which is not many for me. I got home at 4:45 absolutely famished, but planning to make spaghetti for supper. I figured we'd eat early, then I'd walk. When I walked in, here is E. in the middle of a big cookie-making disaster. I HAD to step in and salvage all this cookie dough for her. I got the cookie dough firmed up enough to form cookies and then I started eating the dough--and I couldn't stop. Monster cookies--yum! At least they have lots of fiber (and chocolate, fat, sugar and calories).

I nearly made myself sick, then I felt bloated and awful. The good news is that those cookies do not tempt me a bit today, but the damage was done. Up a pound this week and I'm just thankful it wasn't all the way back up to 193 again!

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JAVAMAMA 5/18/2007 12:30PM

    Next week, 180's. I'll help you eat clean this week. Want me to check in with you every morning?

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