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There is Nothing Wrong With Keeping Your Smaller-Sized Clothes...

Monday, November 14, 2011

I consumed 1184 Calories today and walked Roxy twice for a total of 30 minutes. I lost another pound and fit in a size 8 skirt today - Yayyy!

It's getting to the fun time for me losing weight. I have read several articles on why one should not keep their smaller-sized clothes when they gain weight. I have not read one article yet that has persuaded me to get rid of my smaller-sized clothing. I believe that keeping smaller-sized clothes in one's closet is a sign of optimism. It's the belief that there will come a day when they will fit again. We are not giving up.


For me that day has come.


As I am losing weight, I am enjoying going into my closet and finding out what fits. I remember trying the same pair of jeans on last year with NO chance of zipping them up - and now they fit! What a great pat on the back! Of course, I get rid of the sizes that are "bigger" because I know I won't need those again!


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SABLENESS 11/19/2011 9:47PM

    Isn't it fun? I love my "new" wardrobe! I'm with you; the smaller things are a sign of hope.

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RIVADERCHI 11/16/2011 12:00AM

    WOO HOO! Go, girl! Alrighty, I can just see you walking Roxy with your size 8's on.... are you at goal now? Oh, yeah, and I can see you in a Nutrisystem commercial! Congrats on your dedication and hard? work!! You did it and under really adverse conditions.... I'm really proud of you! And thanks for the kind words! I appreciate that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDENZMOM 11/15/2011 9:28AM

    I'm so happy for you!!
i also keep my smaller sized pants/skirts around, much to the dismaay of my friends and family.
I would love to fit into my old jeans, it's more than just optimism, it's a VISUAL GOAL that is constantly in your face.
Great job on the size 8... I'm totally jealous!! LOL

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/14/2011 11:26PM

    emoticon for emoticon, emoticon and emoticon!!

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INFLATED 11/14/2011 9:25PM

    Mine would be 40 years old, LOL!

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I Can Drive Again!....

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's been a little over 4 weeks since my foot surgery - which happened to be my right foot - and I am allowed to drive again - Yayyyy! The only shoe that fits over my foot right now without causing too much pressure are my Uggs, so that's what I am wearing.

On my first drive out I filled my car up with gas, went through the car wash, dropped my husband's prescription off at the drug store drive through, and I did a little grocery shopping. I bee-lined it to the produce section and stocked up on fruit (fresh pineapple, bananas), salads and fresh veggies. I also plan on making my family dinners this week so I grabbed a turkey breast, ingredients for stuffed shells, and ingredients for white chicken chili. They should be happy campers!

Tonight I am making them stuffed shells, broccoli & cauliflower, turkey meatballs and sourdough bread. I am going to eat nutrisystem lasagna and the broccoli & cauliflower and add a fruit. I try to pick a nutrisystem meal that goes with what they are eating so my meal smells the same (like tonight's pasta dish) so I don't feel like I am missing out on something. It seems like it is working so far. I am into my second month with it and may add one more month to get me through the holiday season. It's been a lot of work losing it, I don't want to go back. I also don't know at this point how long I have to wait before I can run again. (It is on my list of questions for the Podiatrist next week.)

So, back to driving. I have my girlie-girl appointments all lined up for the week now that I am FREE! Monday is Marshalls (I totally love and miss that store) and a manicure. Tuesday is the Dentist. Wednesday is a microdermobrasion (for wrinkles and sun spots). Thursday is hair color (yeah, I know it is a shock, but I am not really a blonde!) and hair cut. I am doing my part to get the economy going again. It's gonna be a great week!


UPDATE: My husband ended up getting a pizza and fries instead - I held my guns and stayed with my pre-planned dinner.

Total cals today - 1165


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INFLATED 11/15/2011 4:00AM

    Way to go on getting to drive.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/13/2011 9:01PM

    emoticon for emoticon

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RIVADERCHI 11/13/2011 3:54PM

    Hi R.'s Mom! I "liked" your blog! Such an upper! Freedom, gratitude, good choices and attitude! Love it and so happy for you! Take it easy, tho'! Enjoy the weekend!! emoticon emoticon

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THREADS3 11/13/2011 2:13PM

    Great! :)

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The Test of Two Restaurants in One Day!!...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Between my mom and my husband's birthdays both landing on this weekend, I am on a restaurant tour! I went out last night with friends to dinner. Today I went to Firebirds for lunch - was able to have an under 200 calorie salad - complete with shrimp and strawberries and no dressing. I stayed away from the bread, and didn't try my mother-n-laws cheesecake.

Next we are off to Olive Garden. I pulled them up on SparkPeople and found the lowest calorie dinners. Besides Linguine with Marinara (which seemed to plain to me), the low cal ones that caught my eye were Venetian Apricot Chicken with Asparagus & Broccoli (400 cals) and Salmon with broccoli (501 cals). The chicken was also suggested on the SparkPeople website. I put both into my food tracker to see how each would pan out with what I have already eaten today. I will end up either way with low carbs and low protein so I am going with the low cal choice - the chicken. I am going to eat a plate of tossed salad with a smidgen of dressing. I am going to skip the side of pasta.

This choice will keep me in my calorie range of 1100 for the day. Just like all the articles tell us, it does pay to plan ahead on eating at restaurants. I have been amazed by some of the huge calorie totals on some of the entrées. It is hard to watch someone else order something that I saw was high on calories on-line. I don't tell them unless they ask - and they don't usually ask! emoticon

This restaurant stuff is a lot of work, I will be happy tomorrow when I eat all my meals at home!!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/13/2011 8:39PM

    Mmmm...Venetian Apricot Chicken. emoticon I like that meal, and in my opinion, it comes with much too much sauce. If I order with the sauce on the side, it makes it even lower calorie.

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RIVADERCHI 11/12/2011 10:24PM

    Hi R's Mom, Man, you are dedicated and committed. I hope you enjoyed every bite! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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RGEETING 11/12/2011 6:30PM

    Good for you!!!!! I find it much easier to eat healthier and drink my water when I'm at home.

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LINOVER 11/12/2011 5:01PM

    Good for you for checking before you go to the restaurant! I usually forget to do this. Sounds like you are definitely determined to stay in your calorie range! emoticon

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Four Weeks Out from Foot Surgery and Walking Roxy Again...

Friday, November 11, 2011

It has been four weeks since my foot surgery. I took the day off of work. I did strength training exercises for two hours. I put on a pair of Ugg boots that were normally big on me. They slid over my wrapped foot easily. I took Roxy for a ten minute walk. emoticon It felt great and I didn't have any problems. I am definitely on the road to recovery! My big toe is still numb - it's a weird feeling. I can move it.

Today we are celebrating my veteran husband's birthday on 11/11/11 - veteran's day. emoticon One of my son's picked up the birthday cake and petit fours. I will be eating one of my nutrisystem desserts.

We are going out to eat AGAIN with friends for dinner tonight. I went on-line and checked out the restaurant's menu. I am ordering:

Shrimp Jammers emoticon
Shrimp sautéed in garlic, snow peas, pecans, carrots and glazed with a sesame dressing. Served with lettuce wraps. I am going to ask for the sesame dressing on the side.

So, yes, the whole celebration is around food!

Hope you are having a great Friday!!

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RIVADERCHI 11/12/2011 10:18PM

    Hi RoxyzMom! So glad to hear you up and about!! Yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday too! Those Scorpios! Happy belated Veteran's Day to your hubby... tell him I said Thank you for his service! It's great to be back Sparking! You sound like you've been doing very good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 11/11/2011 11:07PM

    We went to Applebees Restaurant for a free meal for veterans. I had fiesta lime chicken.

Happy Birthday to your husband and I think it is wonderful that your foot is healing so quickly and that you are pain free walking on it. I didn't fare as well.

Keep up the good work. I finally lost 2 pounds.

Comment edited on: 11/11/2011 11:11:39 PM

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CANDOK1260 11/11/2011 7:43PM

    happy veteran day and your dinner sounds great. Good for you planning ahead.

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NEWNAC304 11/11/2011 4:00PM

    I'm glad you were able to get out and walk! That had to feel great! Happy Birthday to your hubby. Have a great time at dinner.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/11/2011 2:36PM

    I am so happy to hear that your recovery is going so very well. emoticonI am hoping that next week I will be back to attending the meetings. I miss them and that is the only one that works with my schedule.

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Good Day...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Consumed 1392 cals today. Ate really good. Went out to a restaurant with 10 friends for dinner - had 2 glasses of merlot with my dinner - a strawberry, mandarin orange grilled chicken salad. I was still low on fat and folates!

I am walking more, foot is doing good. Swelling has gone down a lot. Tomorrow I am going to find a shoe that fits - the boot they gave me to wear is way to big - my foot is falling through it! I am also taking off work to go through my closet and get my goodwill donations ready. I am going to get rid of a lot of clothes - I have WAY to many.

Tomorrow is my husband's 49th birthday. He still hasn't decided what he is wants to do this weekend. We are going to San Antonio, TX in February. I am surprising him tomorrow with Alan Jackson concert tickets to see while we are there.

I hope you had a great day!


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THISISIT-PA 11/11/2011 10:27PM

    Sweet surprise!

Good luck finding shoes, that boot would be annoying.

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NEWNAC304 11/11/2011 2:15PM

    You had a great day! Happy Birthday you your husband!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/10/2011 11:03PM

    Happy Birthday to your hubby!

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