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Back at it again on Monday!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Well another week is gone with a new one just getting started. I hope this one is good. I hate when I get to Friday afternoon and I feel exhausted, mentally and physically. At least I can get some R&R over the weekends. I am excited about my weight loss, healthy life style and smaller sizes in clothes. I am going to the doctor tomorrow for my toe. I really want to get past the ouchy part. If it weren't for my Life Cycle I would be in big trouble. It is one of the few things that doesn't hurt my toe at all. There are a couple of the FF&FU routines that are okay but a couple others want you to stand on your tiptoes. That is not gonna happen until this thing heals. I am officially in the 150s now. I haven't seen that weight range in a decade and a half. It is kind of fun to be excited about weighing. Kind of weird too! Well here's to a great week for all the Sparkers!
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Chico's Shopping for New Sizes

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I can't believe it is already Sunday. The weekends always just fly by. I went to Chico's yesterday as planned. I wear a size 1! I was stunned. I still have trouble believing I am in these sizes. I found a top that I thought made me look thin. I never think I look thin! I had an online only coupon so I came home and ordered them. I will take pics and post them when that get here. I also stopped at Coldwater Creek to see about some new black jeans. They were out of the 10s. I thought, "What the hell. I might as well try on the 8s to see how far I have to go." I was stunned when I put them on and they buttoned and zipped! They were a little tight I thought but the CWC chick and two other ladies trying on things said they weren't. I guess I am just so used to having my clothes be a little on the loose side I think anything that is remotely tight is too big. I wasn't de-energized but I am certainly re-energized for another work week of healthy living! Sometimes motivation comes in small usable doses!!!!!
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PHEBESS 5/23/2010 7:57PM

    YAY for smaller sized clothing!!!!!! That is THE best reward!!!!!!!

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Yen & Yang

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Woo Hoo.....it's Saturday. I know. (I have tremendous mastery of the under stated.) I have done my FF&FU for the day but I still need to get on my exercise bike. I can't type while I am on it so I decide to do this first and then ride like the wind. I slept until 11:45. I must have needed it. I think the stressful end of the week and the stupid broken toe took their toll. This is why the weekend is so precious to me. The years I worked 12 hour night shift I didn't fully appreciate weekends because I worked every other one. I appreciated any day (or night actually) off to rest up, get a few things done and have some fun. Now that I work days shift, weekdays only, I really understand the weekend value much more. Six of one half a dozen of another I suppose. I may go to Chico's this afternoon. I haven't really shopped there a lot because of the 0, 1, 2 and 3 sizing they have. I didn't immediately know what size to get and I shied away from asking since I figured they probably didn't have my size anyway. At 159 I think they probably do have some things that fit me. I have a $25 off my purchase coupon that expires today so I am going to check it out. Should be fun at the very least to see what size I wear even if I don't find anything I really like. I realized about 20 diets ago that trying on smaller sizes keeps me energized for the calorie reduction better than anything else I have ever tried. Of course the reverse is true also. The yen and yang of it I guess. There is good and bad to everything. Enjoy the good and ignore the bad I always say. I just wish it was that easy. Although when you are living a healthy life style and feeling pretty damn good about it, it is a little easier to ignore the bad!
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PHEBESS 5/22/2010 5:18PM

    I love Chico's!!! And think of it as O = small, 1 = medium, 2 = large, and 3 = XL. Roughly speaking.

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Horrible Friday Turns Out Okay (in the end)!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wow. I always love Friday but not today. I knew it would be a rough day at work. This was the worse day of the year last year but we changed computer programs for this year. It was about as bad as I thought it would be. We only got about half way through the project so it will have to continue next week as we have time to get it finished. At least everyone was understanding after they got over the initial shock of exactly how much work was involved. We did go to lunch as a group and laughed and laughed. I think it was the part of the day that made the rest survivable. It underlined the fact that no matter what part you played in the project we are all in it together until we get it finished. That is one of the good things about working with some of your closest friend and liking all of your co-workers (at least 99% of the time). I am tired mentally and physically. I have a doctor's appointment for my foot on Tuesday. It isn't getting better and it has been four weeks. It is ironic that after I finally decide to get serious about exercise I break my toe. It really limits what I can do as far as strength training goes. If I am going to get the last 15-20 off I will need all hands (and toes) on deck. My knee on the same leg is starting to be tender by the end of the week too. I am sure it is because I still limp a little. It may just be that it will take more time to heal but I want to make sure I am doing everything I can. I am going to sleep late in the morning and I can't wait. I love the weekend days that I get to get up whenever I choose to. There are definitely times that I appreciate the little things in life! Here's to a great recuperative weekend!
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Thursday is flying by! Woo Hoo!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I just called and left a message with my doctor about my broken toe. Tomorrow is 4 weeks and it is still swollen and painful. It isn't discolored or cold but I think 4 weeks is a long time to hobble around. I hope I don't wind up in a goofy boot or something. That is no was for a shoe-aholic to spend part of the open toed season! Not too much going on today. I am meeting a friend at a new salad place for lunch in a little while. It is a place called Salad Bowl. It sounds interesting. It will be nice to get out of the office for a few minutes too. The exercise plan and eating healthy plan is coming along. I am worried that my toe will interfere with my exercise. There are a few things on a couple of the FF&FU programs that I have trouble doing so I just keep doing as good as I can or I stay on something that doesn't bother my foot longer. Hopefully my Doc will say I just have to suck it up until it is better. I just want to make sure I am not doing any permanent damage that I will regret later. Well I am going to get back to it. I am having a busy but fast moving day.
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