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I went shopping!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Well, this isn't worthy of a news crew or anything, but in my world, it is a news flash. I don't do much shoppping...at all. In times past, this has been a task about as frustrating and as much fun as exercising. emoticon I dreaded shopping for clothes with a passion!! Nothing fit right. If I could get anything to get around me it was too long. Why would I want to pay out money for that? Heavy sigh.

Well, I've lost some weight since that last experience (I'm down nearly 20 pounds since mid September whoo-hoo!!) and most of what I picked up to try on either fit or was TOO BIG. Tee hee! Don't get me wrong. I still need to pick up items that are at least an XL, but I'm making progress.

I went looking to buy tops for work only and ended up with a couple of pants, too. I got some 16Ws. I know these are really 18s, but I'll play along with the psychological game of feeling good seeing the 16 on the tag.

AND it's almost 24 hours later and I'm still pleased with all of my purchases. No regrets.

Can you tell I'm a little giddy right now? emoticon

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TINKSMOM1 1/24/2011 7:58AM

    Thats awesome! I hate shopping too...but I am hoping to one day enjoy it! I'm so glad you did! Giddy is Great! Hope you can do some more shopping soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARANITUP 1/23/2011 7:02PM

    That's great news! Just be careful of buying too much, I think the weights going to keep falling off you! When it comes time for 12s let me know, I have plenty to get rid of :)

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Alumni Day

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Today was Alumni Day at my college alma mater for the men's and women's basketball teams. I got a chance to see some of the people I went to school with so many (very many) years ago.

To make a long story shorter, when I attended school, my on campus job title was assistant sports information director (SID), but I did all the work the SID was supposed to do AND my job. Apparently, I gained a reputation for being an avid fan of the basketball teams.

Fast forward to today. I still passionately and unmistakably root for my team and this was recognized by one of my former classmates!! I thought that was kinda funny. After all these years, I was easily picked out of a sizable crowd by my "verbal encouragement". I have good volume!!

It was great to see the former classmates, catch up on what they have been doing, share what I've been doing...and to boot, our basketball teams won!! Hooray!!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

When I left for work this morning, the plan was to go to Curves after work and focus on my strength training. Well, I left work much later than I expected. Plus I didn't have my change of clothes with me, so I wasn't able to go straight to Curves from work. And Curves closes earlier than it used to (winter hours?) so that wasn't in my favor either.

I really wanted to get my strength training in mostly trying to get points for a team challenge. What was a gal to do?!? I came up with a substitution. I dusted off some videos I have with strength training exercises on them and did some of those for as long as I could stand them.

Hooray for being resourceful...and Go Ice Cicles!! emoticon

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STRIPEDTIGER 1/23/2011 11:58AM

    Way to go for the back up. It's great not to let obstacles stop you!!

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45ANDFIT1 1/22/2011 6:17AM

    Great backup plan! emoticon

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Good Weigh In This Week

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ok, sometimes "Good" is a relative term, but I was rather pleased with my weigh in. I'm down 1.6 pounds this week. It might not sound like much to some (especially avid watchers of The Biggest Loser, this total will sound puny).

But I don't live on their ranch. I don't train with Bob, Jillian or the now known Unknowns. I don't use a Biggest Loser diet or workout DVD or any of their marketing products. I VERY LOOSELY try to follow the Curves Food Management System. For those who follow it, they wouldn't even recognize that I'm actually on it... I don't like to sweat, yet I get my exercise in. Clearly, I have my challenges, but I'm still losing weight (and inches). So, I'm very pleased with my 1.6 pound loss this week.


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QDUEIAEDT215 1/21/2011 8:26AM

    that's awesome!!!! keep up the good work AND the positive attitude! emoticon

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MAMABUGAZ 1/20/2011 9:17PM

    I average between 1-2 lb weight loss per week. (Lost 25 lbs in 18 weeks.) That's pretty close to you 1.6 lbs. And, like you, I feel good about that.

In addition to me not following a Biggest Loser diet or exercise regime, I tend to believe that a slow and steady weight loss is healthier, and more likely to stay off.

We're doing the right thing!

~ Faith

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Seasonal Count Down

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A local weatherman said the other day that there are close to 60 days left before spring is officially here. Personally, I liked the sound of that. I'm more of a spring/fall gal myself. My comfort zone is between 60-75 degrees.

I miss the days where I can go for a walk outdoors without having to worry about slipping on ice or snow or not have to wear so many layers I can barely move. I don't want to be mistaken for the marshmallow stay puff gal.

I won't miss the days of shivering myself to sleep (with the heat on and up!) and then getting "hot" (under the collar) after getting the heating bill.

I look forward to taking drives wherever with the windows down having the wind whip through my hair.

I welcome these wonderful warmer temperatures. Then come the seasonal allergies, but that's another blog... emoticon

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STRIPEDTIGER 1/19/2011 2:29PM

    I'm ready for summer to get here. . .

so I can complain about the heat.

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WAIANAEGAL 1/18/2011 11:57PM

    I so agree with you... looking forward to the spring summer fall of the pacific northwest.
We are supposed to have sunny weather over the next 5-7 days which is totally unheard of in the winter up here. I look forward to outdoor walking every day that the sun appears.

wishing for you a great spring... just around the corner.

Keep Sparkin'
Carlene emoticon

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