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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

This georgous dress that I wanted is no longer available in the size I wanted! The dress was a hundred dollars, so I waited for a sale... one finally came, 50% off, and the dress is sold out in a 10 !Sure, they have it in an 8, but I can't be an 8, too thin for me, so says my hubby. I told him about it and suggested I shoot for the 8, he said he thinks a 12 would look better, but there's no size 12 left either... So I am a bit bummed. My motivational dress.. sigh.... :( ...I looked for another I like as well, but didn't find one. Yes, they have pretty dresses, but none struck me like that one did. Oh well. Another will come along eventually.

I am down a total of 29 lbs now. I'm hoping to be down at least another 2 lbs by next Monday. Just gotta stay focused!

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_UMAMI_ 7/14/2007 10:28AM

    Pretty dress, flattering cut---try eBay!!

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GDSMITH54873 7/12/2007 10:50AM

    Hi Nani....just stopping in to check and see how things are going for you. Boy...29 pounds lost so far, that's terrific! Too bad about the dress. I found a swim suit in a catalog that I loved (Land's End). By the time I decided to get around to ordering it they were all out of the suit in my size in every single color! Oh well....

I'm sure you'll find another perfect dress to help keep you motivated. Or...just think of lying on the beach in hawaii in that new svelte body and swim suit!!



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SYMMETRY 7/12/2007 3:07AM

  Oh I can FEEL your disappointment. It took me years to find a winter coat that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE and it was at the END of this past winter I saw it in a catalog and so I told myself that THIS winter I would buy it as a treat in the size I belong in because I am confident I will be there.

In the meantime, I went to peek at it again and maybe even get it on an out of season sale since it is expensive and they don't have it at ALL. waaaah.

But back to your and your dress... keep your chin up because before you know it you will feel like a million dollars and the belle of the ball in ANY dress you get.

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PONO-ONE 7/10/2007 6:28PM

    That is a bummer. Try not to be too bummed. Like you said another one will come.


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Thank y'all!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Many thanks for the congrats on my anniversary! :)

We used to have a tradition for about 18 years of not remembering it! About a week after we would laugh and say... guess what happened last week, we missed our anniversary! LOL... but now we remember it, but don't always do something special. Last year he bought me a beautiful anniversary ring. This year he suggested we go to a nice restaurant, I declined and told him that when our grill parts get in (burners burned out) then we'll get some really nice steaks and fix our own elegant dinner. :)

In the meantime, grill wise, we picked up a cheap-o charcoal grill last night... gotta have somthing to grill my chicken and make hamburgers on! :)

This morning I weighed in at 209. I'm losing kinda fast, but still feel some of it may be water weight. I don't care. I like my numbers so far. Down 26 lbs from when I joined Sparkpeople! I have been feeling so much better over the last week. My calories and carbs have been low, but good for me. I will try to slowly increase both once I get an exercise routine established. I'm concerned about the starvation mode thing... but not worried. I think the amount of calories needed to stave that off probably varies with people and my metabolism is quite low right now.

Exercise is what I need, and I'll do ok for a couple days, then blow it off for a couple days... I need to be more committed on that!

Have a great day everyong! Many Blessings!
Sail on, ~Nani

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PONO-ONE 6/26/2007 12:33PM

    Bye-bye 26 pounds and good ridence. Way to go Nani!

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Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thank y'all so much for the encouragement! I was down another 1 1/2 lbs this morning ... most excellent.

Today is our anniversary! We have been married 21 years today!
And still going strong! :)


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PONO-ONE 6/25/2007 4:06PM

    Happy Anniversary!!

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congratulations on the aniversary. What a blessing! I'm so happy for you. Tell the hubby your spark teammate sends a congrats!


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JOVONN412 6/24/2007 8:48PM

    Happy Anniversary!! 21 years, what a blessing! I wish you and your DH many more to come!!

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CHRISTIE2007 6/23/2007 3:29PM

    That's great! Congrats on becoming 1/4 of the way there.
Happy Anniversary too!
Have a great day!

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_UMAMI_ 6/23/2007 2:13PM

    Congrats again! Hope it's a good one for you both. My husband and I have an anniversary of sorts tomorrow---we reconnected via the internet nine years ago, after 15 years apart. We got married within six months of reconnecting! Ain't love grand? :-)

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Lost 1/4 of total I needed to lose!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Today I am 22 lbs down from my start weight... I needed to lose 88 lbs, now I need to lose 66! It's a milestone of sorts! I'm a quarter of the way there!!!

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_UMAMI_ 6/23/2007 10:01AM

    Yay! I just hit a milestone today (20 lbs GONE), so I know just how you feel. SP really works, doesn't it? Keep up the positive attitude and it WILL HAPPEN. Best of luck!

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PONO-ONE 6/22/2007 2:06PM

    FANTASTIC! Way to go! You must be doing all the right stuff. Keep it up.


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Under 200 by Labor Day!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Start weight today: 213.5
By September 3, 2007 I should weigh 199 or less!

Found this challange in 40 Something Sparkteam, and it's a great idea... The challange is 15 lbs down by Labor Day, and that is perfect to get me under 200 by then.

I've begun to keep close watch on sodium, and today I walked on my treadmill for 15 minutes.It's a good start. I also feel a need to cut caffine. (I'm usually caffinated all day!) I've not been feeling well, having heart palpitations (I guess that's what you'd call it) and my ankles have been swelling. I had a doc visit not too long ago and all my bloodwork was good. Doc said to lose weight is all. No reason for my fat other than too much eating and not enough moving. He said I wasn't obese (although I disagreed with that) and decided not to prescribe diet pills... bummed me out at the time, but now I'm glad. I can do this without them!!!

As for my problems... I know bad eating and no exercise is the culprit. So, I got back on track a few days ago... And dropped lots of water weight in just 3 days. Sunday night I was 221... this morning (Thursday) I'm 213.5! The swelling is diminishing and I'm feeling better. I don't care if it IS water weight... I love seeing those numbers on my scale decrease.

I'm also being held accountable for my calorie, carb and water totals in the Atkins team and am challanged to not cheat in a No-Cheating team and now will accept the walking challange at NewSpark (although I'm not doing the FamilyCircle walking) ... So, If I'm active in all this and keep up what I've been doing, I should reach my goal by Labor Day, or have lost even more than 15 (that would be so good!)

Self imposed goals:
calories per day: 1000 or less
carbs per day: 20 or less
water per day: 80 oz or more
walking per day: 15 min or more

My first obstacle... this weekend! What is it about weekends that tends to easily screw things up????

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PONO-ONE 6/22/2007 2:09PM

    Not to sound like a nudge, but 1000 calories isn't enough. You need a minimum of 1200. For your health's sake, please reconsider this number. Your body will go into starvation mode and it will eat away at your muscle and store your fat. Please do any research you need to see that I'm not crazy.

Your friend,

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