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Reality Check, or 'Measurements vs Perception'

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

So here is something interesting I discovered today - I may not be as big and round as I think I am

Cool news, huh? I find it very hard to believe. emoticon

Here's what happened - I put on a pair of jeans today that not only fit, but fit loosely. They are a size 8, Levi's Curvy 529 (LOVE these jeans, btw)

I started thinking that I wanted more britches that fit like this and maybe? I could even start looking at a size 6 ((be still my heart!!))

Anyway - went out to Levi's main website, plugged in Curvy 529 and found their new little Curve ID questionnaire. Kind of cool and very interesting. They have a few different ways of determining your 'curve factor' and what kind of jeans you may wish to wear.

Ok - fine. The first thing I tried was the quiz - A series of pictures are presented and you pick the one that you think most closely matches you.

I ended up with a Bold Curve - seemed to make sense to me as I have always had big thighs and a rounded rear with a smaller waist.

I then did the measurement test. Turns out my 'true' Curve ID is only Slight - not Bold or even Demi, but SLIGHT. Not only that - the tag line states "Celebrates straight figures"

WTH? Me? A straight figure? Since when? emoticon

Honestly, I would trust the measurements over 'eyeballing' some pictures and I measured a couple of times emoticon. But I am absolutely flabbergasted.

I guess this means my workouts have been effective.




Monday, December 20, 2010

Did the YMCA Christmas Fun Run on Saturday and am rather proud of myself. ;o)

I had thought my time was 1.12 - which is not bad for me, since I really hate running.

However, I just checked the postings and my chip time was.....


A Personal Best - Yeah! emoticon

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It's STILL working!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

So, today - for the first time since I joined SparkPeople, I was able to claim the 'Lost 5 pounds' trophy. emoticon

I have no idea where those pounds went - I am just happy I don't have them anymore!!

What has been working for me is pretty simple (as a concept anyway - darned difficult to actually DO!)

Pay attention to what I eat, especially how much &
Work my butt off (almost literally) ;o)

The Zumba classes have really made the difference for me. I'm doing anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of seriously high energy workouts each week, having FUN and (finally) losing the weight.


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OKOBOJII 12/2/2010 12:01PM

Congrats on your victory, that's awesome!

If you're not doing it already, keep a log of measurements of your basic areas (upper arms, waist, thighs, butt, etc...) You may not know where those lbs went, but it's nice knowing exactly where they came from!

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LLGALLAGHER 12/2/2010 9:54AM


Zumba on!

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CECE0330 12/2/2010 9:32AM

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Zumba forever! emoticon emoticon

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TEACHDIANN78 12/2/2010 9:26AM

    emoticonSweet!!! That is such a great accomplishment!! Way to go!!!!

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It's working!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So, a few weeks ago we went on a short little vacation and didn't do much more than eat. Sure, we walked around a bit, but compared to what we ate - quite negligible. And man - was the food good.

Anyway - I managed to gain a bunch of weight by the time I got home. Now, I am tall enough that I can carry quite a bit of weight and not look anywhere near what the scale says. Doesn't mean I like to look at myself in the mirror - gak!

I resolved to get serious with the weight loss/exercise - pay very close attention to what I ate EVERY DAY and do 60 minutes of intense as close to every day as I could.

I am proud to say that it is working!!!! emoticon In the past 2 1/2 weeks, I have lost all of my vacation poundage plus a little bit more!!!



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SASYBLONDE 11/10/2010 5:28PM

    Way to go! that's awesome!

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ANAMIZEME 11/10/2010 11:29AM

    Congrats wayyy to go!! :) keep it up!

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Social Networking at its best

Thursday, November 04, 2010

So, via Twitter, I found this blog:


which outlines how the author was ripped off by Cooks Source Magazine, both in their hardcopy version as well as the online and facebook versions.

Now, while I pretty sure this happens all of the time - the editor's response has generated a phenomenal reaction from the internet. It is really amazing to see how many hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people are up in arms about this.

You can check the exploding facebook page here:


Power to the People!!!


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