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Smaller Size.....Woo Hoo!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Well I went and got my new jeans. I fit in 10s in most sizes. I don't think that's right but it is true. Maybe they changed the measurements of the jeans and didn't say anything. I fit in Coldwater Creek size 10s but the run big usually. I am excited to be in that small a size at this point. It means I might settle in 8s once I am at goal. I don't ever remember wearing a size 8 even as a baby. I might actually start enjoying clothes as much as shoes. I would have never imagined that. It isn't like I don't LOVE shoes. I just might start loving clothes also. I found a brand of jeans that look great but were only $40 (not on sale). I am uploading a picture. I liked these almost as much as NYDJ and the were less than half the price. I think I will use this brand until I get where I want to be and then I will get some that look spectacular. Hope everyone had a great weekend so far! And a big shout out to QUEENDUNN. She gave me some Jeans as a Goodie. Too cool!!


  
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QUEENDUNN 5/2/2010 11:21PM

    Thanks for the shout out! Love the jeans.

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Happy Saturday/May Day

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The weekend is here, finally. Weekends should be longer. I am getting ready to head out to get some smaller pants. I seem to be in need of some that fit. This is a wonderful problem to have though. Everyone at work tells me my clothes are too loose but I have liked them a little loose most of my adult lift. Muffin top is a national fashion plague. I have no intention of being a part of that. If you can't see the belt loops on your jeans because of overhang (for the love of fashion) please don't leave your house. If you don't own a mirror please buy one. No one wants to see overhang. The mall sometimes scares me. I love shopping but it is sometimes a little too much to see what people, men and women, consider to be okay to be seen in. No one appointed me to be the fashion police but we could use a refresher course in what looks good and what doesn't. I am not immune to bad choices either. Mine won't be exposing too much fat though. If anything I go the other way. Baggy clothes aren't a fashion statement you want to make either. It can be a challenge to look your best but it is a worthy goal. It won't bring about world peace or save the planet, both very worthy goals, but it is a nice superficial idea.
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QUEENDUNN 5/1/2010 11:12PM

    LOL I totally hear you! Hate the muffin top and it seems even more prevelant here than other areas of the country! Happy Shopping!
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Not Alone...not even close!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I just read another person's blog post and she wrote exactly what I am feeling and was going to write about. It started me thinking that we are never as alone as we feel. Yesterday I poster my first pictures on my Spark Page. They go back to just before my bypass surgery in Jan. 2003. Since I posted them I have had an uneasy feeling. I have never enjoyed having my photo taken and most every diet I have done has been in response to a photo. I have the same feeling of dread that people I have know over the ears will see how I looked then. What if they didn't know I had gained and lost a whole person 2 or three times over? I still have 25 pounds to go. I am still over weight. Luckily I'm not "obese" anymore. Well in my head I know there were lots of reasons I gained weight. Heredity, stress, eating habits, comfort foods, hating to exercise, night shift for years and on and on. I also know that there isn't anything to be done about the past. It is history and not worth losing too much sleep over. I need to concentrate on today and going forward. I need to look at my new healthier lifestyle. I should celebrate my victories as the come my way. I am still me just smaller than a few years ago but still larger than a few years earlier than that. It's all good. It has made me, well me. Nothing wrong with that. I will continue to do my level best at life and when I stumble here and there...I will just plug along and come to this site for encouragement and to encourage others. I doubt I will get over my issues with having my photo taken or seen by others but if that is my worst flaw, I am in great shape!!
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CELES2010 4/30/2010 10:39PM

  I know what you mean about pictures. I am usually the "official photographer" at most functions. And while I do enjoy taking pictures, I mostly do it so I don't have TO BE in any of the pictures!

And, like you, I realize that when I'm done with this I will still be the same person I've always been. Just smaller. I appreciate you bringing that to light.

Good Luck with the last 25! I know you can do it!!


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Here we go....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I said I was going to pull out all the stops for this last round of weight loss...so here goes.

I am eating more healthy and at a reduce caloric intake so I can loos the last 20-25 pounds. It isn't as crazy strict or obsessed as I have frequently done in the past. I am riding my Life Cycle for 45 minutes every weekday morning before I get ready for work. I get my laptop and check emails and do my SparkPeople points while I ride so it isn't too boring. It actually goes pretty fast. I am not a big fan of exercise but I know I need to do it if I ever want to be truly healthy and happy. I got the Fit, Firm and Fired Up video and will start doing 10 minutes a day, seven days a week. Saturday will be my first day for that streak. I need to find the power cord to the DVD player in the room where I do my morning fitness routine. I seem to do better when I ease into things, although it has taken me years to finally figure that out. I used to go 110% at something immediately and then I would drop it like a hot potato at some point because I got busy, bored, sick, insert excuse here. Now I realize that I am not going to be perfect on anything really but that is no reason to quit something. I used to "rocket" along toward my goals until I exploded and fall off the wagon. Now I plug along and it seems to fit my style better. I guess it is the old tortoise and the hare story being played out again. Maybe I finally figured out it is the journey and not the destination that is the most important.
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