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I reached the healthy BMI range today!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

154.0lbs, 24.9 BMI :)

  
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BRAVAH 4/11/2011 7:29AM

    Woohoo! Great job!

Cheers,
Heidi

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DAMIENDUCKS 4/7/2011 3:20PM

    yay!!!!!!!!!

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FRIZGIRL 4/7/2011 2:22PM

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SPARKNMOM 3/30/2011 6:06PM

    YAY YAY YAY!!!!!

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SEEHOLZ 3/27/2011 2:22PM

    Wohoo!

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MEGSFITNESS 3/25/2011 10:41AM

    WOO HOO :D Congrats!

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SKYFYRE 3/24/2011 10:04PM

    WOOHOO!!!

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DAMIENDUCKS 3/24/2011 1:35PM

    yay! I'm a few blogs behind, but catching up on your recent stuff made me smile!!

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ZIRCADIA 3/24/2011 10:18AM

    WOOOHOO! :)

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DALLASAGGIE98 3/24/2011 9:30AM

    Congrats!

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BREWMASTERBILL 3/24/2011 9:25AM

    Hey, congratulations, that is fantastic.

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I'm Officially a Bostonian!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wow, what a busy few days it's been. We spent the entire weekend packing and moving, and then the closing on my condo happened on Monday. FINALLY! I'd been trying to sell since October 2009. I now live at the condo my husband has owned since 2007. We already had been staying here about half of the time, but having all our stuff here now is both more comforting but also really crowded. We're still unpacking and getting organized, and it's only going to get better from here.

I joined Work Out World and was pleasantly surprised to find out that a) the membership includes unlimited access to any other Work Out World, and b) the amount of time it takes to drive from work to the one I picked, and then from the gym to my new home, is only five minutes longer than just driving straight home would be. In other words, it's way more convenient than I'd thought!

I was UNPLEASANTLY surprised to see how run down the gym was, and also the policy about signing up for classes 30 or less minutes before a class and getting a ticket also seems like a big hassle (people were asking what to do if they wanted to go to two classes in a row, and the guy at the front desk admitted that is a flaw in the system), but this gym is super cheap and they have the classes and machines that I like best, so I'm happy. Even with the move I haven't missed a single workout, yay!

As if moving weren't hectic enough, work is very busy right now too. This week we've started our No Child Left Behind testing, which is called MCAS in Massachusetts. I am one of the MCAS coordinators at my school, so things have been CRAZY! I'm in charge of fifth grade, which started today, and yesterday I THOUGHT I was all prepared at 3 P.M. so I could leave work assured that all was ready to go. But when I checked my email one last time, I had THREE big last-minute changes to deal with! Why do people wait until the very last minute?? I couldn't sleep last night, and I think my mind was still racing from the MCAS prep. Then there were two MORE last minute changes this morning. But we made it through.

EDIT - BREAKING NEWS - I just read an email from my mother-in-law. Her brother had a meeting with his oncologist today about the results of his last-ditch-effort round of chemo. He had been expecting to discuss hospice care but instead the doctor was stunned to report that the cancer is currently completely GONE! What amazing beautiful news.

  
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STEFANIE822 3/24/2011 10:16PM

    Every single thing about this blog is absolutely amazing Susan!! Congrats on all fronts!!!

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MBSHAZZER 3/24/2011 2:53PM

    Great news all around! So happy about the uncle and also the RE closing. I know how streessssssfullllll that can be! Sounds like the gym thing is going pretty well, too. For me, it has to be convenient over everything else!

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/24/2011 12:37PM

    good news about your uncle and the apartment finally closing! woo hoo. the only classes we have to sign up for at the gym are spinning but that is 1 day ahead we can call/sign up ahead. however, if we want to do a class the next day and we are in class we usually just slip out to the front desk for a second to sign up. my old gym for spinning we could only sign up on the day 30 mins before like you. i prefer the one day ahead.

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SEEHOLZ 3/24/2011 9:19AM

    Congrats on your new home and new gym! I'm sure it'll work out for you- keep pressing them for a better system!

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LIL_EZZY 3/24/2011 4:46AM

    Good news about your uncle. Im glad you are happy with the new gym.

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HELSANANGEL 3/23/2011 11:02PM

    I HATE state testing!!!! We did ours last week and the end of our 3rd quarter happens this week... so much for testing what my students learned their entire 5th grade year :P

It sounds as though the stress is headed out though, for you!!! You're IN the new place,your uncle is more healthy, your done with testing and you've got a gym!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

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BRUIN2 3/23/2011 10:03PM

    That is AMAZING news!

And yay for having one household!!

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/23/2011 8:59PM

    oooh the testing does not sound fun! Although I admit I'm jealous :) I just want to get back in a school setting! Student teaching was such a tease!!

Glad to hear things are going well!

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SKYFYRE 3/23/2011 7:53PM

    Ack double post from my phone :(

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SKYFYRE 3/23/2011 7:53PM

    Amazing about you uncle! That is so awesome!! Glad ur ready for the testing I think last minute stuff like that is so undermining! Grrr! Contests on your official marital domicile! That is fantastic :)

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ALEXANDERLISA 3/23/2011 7:31PM

    Wonderful news! Welcome to Beantown! It's nice to know I have a Spark Buddy close bye! I go to healthworks and they are all over. Beautiful gym. Once again welcome to Boston we have alot of excitng things to do and see!!! emoticon

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Weight Dropping Rapidly!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Last time I posted a blog was Monday, four days ago, and I was 159.8. Today I was 154.8! I'm eating 1,700-2,200 calories a day and not doing anything different this week exercise- or nutrition-wise. I'm not going to complain about unexpected weight loss, but this is pretty extreme! Maybe I have a tape worm. Just kidding!

I'm moving this weekend!

There's a 4.7 mile route that I've been running a lot lately. Today may have been my last time running it since I'm moving, unless I happen to squeeze it in again tomorrow or Sunday. Today it was 70 degrees (!) and I ran in a tank top and felt fantastic. I'm down to 52 minutes (yesterday) or 53 minutes (today) for the route, which is still slow, but that includes hills, waiting to cross at intersections, etc.

My BMI is 25.0 today! That is 0.1 point away from the healthy range. Yay!!

  
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DAMIENDUCKS 3/21/2011 3:21PM

    yay!! love the awesome energy (and just a little bit jealous of 70 degrees!)

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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 3/21/2011 9:34AM

    catching up on a ton of blog posts--your's is one of them : )

where are you moving to? and where do you live that it's 70F lucky lady!

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SKYFYRE 3/21/2011 1:09AM

    Pass that tape worm on over here! Lol! Well sounds more like you have been running and working the weight off! Great job Susan!

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ZIRCADIA 3/19/2011 10:28AM

    WOOHOO on being to the point of the healthy range. Maybe your body was just cycling through a sticky point, it happened pretty frequently for me on my way down the big way - I'd be at the same place or losing more slowly for a bit and then BAM big week. :) Either way, glad you're feeling good and running nice and fast! WOOT! :D

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MEGSFITNESS 3/19/2011 10:13AM

    Woo Hoo!! Great news :)

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LIL_EZZY 3/19/2011 6:21AM

    Way to go. Enjoy the move

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MBSHAZZER 3/18/2011 9:46PM

    Awesome Susan!!!! Way to go!

Good luck with the move!

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CARILOUIE 3/18/2011 8:32PM

    Hooray! Maybe because you are less stressed about what the scale says, it is rewarding you...

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/18/2011 7:49PM

    woo hoo for tank top running and weight loss!

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MARATHONER340 3/18/2011 7:39PM

    nice! Gotta love it when you get some unexpected weight loss! Although I'm sure your nutrition/exercise had something to do with it! Keep it up!

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SEEHOLZ 3/18/2011 7:20PM

    WOHOO!

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HOPERY 3/18/2011 7:18PM

    WoWIE! If you find out what is making the weight drop like that, you must be sure to share! I always think I run slow, but I am faster than people who never get out there. So, look at it like that, and you are a super awesome runner!

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CARIJILL 3/18/2011 7:10PM

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Great job! Keep up the good work. Thanks for the motivation:)

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SOPKAMANJU 3/18/2011 7:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonHave a good time moving.

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Changes

Monday, March 14, 2011

I got a haircut yesterday. It's a lot shorter than I'd intended, but I kinda love it! Here's how it looked after I went to the gym this evening:


The closing on my condo is a week from today - getting closer and closer to being ready!

Exercise, eating, and in general being organized in my life are all going really well. I've been reading Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi, in which she talks about her eating disorder. I decided I better try not to lose weight too fast, so I sort of planned to not lose any weight this past week - and I didn't. I'm holding steady at just under 160 - I was 159.8 this morning. I would like to lose a pound or so this week though, just to keep my morale up. I'm starting to even think I'd like to start trying for a baby in a few months....Jess wants to wait until we have a house. I have hemmed and hawed in the past, but I do think it would make my life feel more complete, and it would make me fall even deeper in love with my hubby. I just hope I could be a decent parent!

We've been cleaning and organizing a ton with the move, it's got me in a nesting mood I guess. We'll have less space, so we're talking about creative storage solutions like racks to hang our wine glasses to keep more cabinet space for other things. We scoured Lowes and a few other stores yesterday. We also talked about growing some fruits and veggies in a window box or even on the roof of Jess' (soon to be mine too) condo building! Imagine being hungry and going to pluck a ripe tomato for a snack - so exciting. I just hope we have more success with growing than the few lame attempts we've made in the past. Living in one place has to help though - we can actually water our plants every day.

  
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SPARKNMOM 3/30/2011 6:05PM

    Love the hair!!!

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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 3/21/2011 9:37AM

    oh so this is what you have been up to! lol thinking about babies!
good for you my dear! you will be a great mommy

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MEGSFITNESS 3/18/2011 6:44PM

    That's a super cute cut :) Good luck with the condo!!

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FITGIRL15 3/17/2011 6:40PM

    That cut looks soo good on you, Susan!

I'm super happy that your condo will finally be a thing of the past... moving on! Good luck with the family planning! Sounds like a fun time!

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HOPERY 3/17/2011 11:11AM

    You look great! And if you decide on the baby making, you would be a great parent! Having my kids did make me fall deeper in love with my hubby. There is just something so sexy about a man holding a little baby. So, when the time is right for you both, it will be incredible!

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SEEHOLZ 3/16/2011 2:11PM

    I think you are doing pretty darn awesome- I think your happiness shows and I think this whole moving is the start of a whole new chapter! Keep rocking it Susan- so proud of you!

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STEFANIE822 3/15/2011 2:08PM

    Lovin the new do!!!! And I am SO excited for these awesome changes that are coming up in your life!

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MBSHAZZER 3/15/2011 10:13AM

    New haircut looks great! I tried to go short at my last haircut and the gal refused! GAH! Good luck with your closing!

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ZIRCADIA 3/15/2011 9:54AM

    Cute hair, book sounds cool, you must be loving your body and feeling good to think about baby making, and yay growing food! :) Those are all my thoughts! AND YAY closing on the condo!

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JESSICAPAGE 3/15/2011 9:24AM

    What an exciting time in your life! This is wonderful. First I have to say I love the hair. You look great! Such a cute cut. It is going to be so much fun fixing up the condo. You have to post pictures!! Well you dont have to! heh I hope everything goes well.

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CARILOUIE 3/15/2011 7:49AM

    You look great with your new haircut!

I am so excited for you about the closing on your house. I can only imagine what a relief it must be to be moving on with that part of your life. And I really admire you for being strong enough to have two places with the hubs.

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/15/2011 12:59AM

    love the new haircut!

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Hello

Saturday, March 05, 2011

It's been a week, so I figure it's time for a blog even though I don't have much to report. Work is busy. Last Sunday we got up early and went to Wachusett for morning skiing before a lunchtime birthday party, and then we went to the gym. So there was a LOT of exercise and a LOT of eating that day, and the next day my weight was up six pounds! Funny how I didn't feel like blogging after that, huh...anyway, it took me until yesterday to get my weight back down to pre-Sunday levels. Today I'm at 159.6. In sum, I've lost 8 pounds in 7 weeks. Not bad.

We've been slowly but surely starting the moving process - each time I go to Jess' I bring a box of stuff over. The closing is March 21 - just over two weeks away!! I am pretty sure I will join Work Out World after I move.

It's a little past 9 A.M. right now. At 10 I have Body Pump...Saturday classes are soooo crowded but I'm not sure I'd be able to make it to class tomorrow after staying at Jess' tonight. And then at 11 I have Body Combat - I'm doing a double this morning. :) And then Trader Joe's...I loved Chef Meg's White Chicken Chili the first time I made it, so I'm going to buy the ingredients to make it again.

Have a great weekend, all!

  
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SEEHOLZ 3/12/2011 2:50PM

    I thought I commented on this blog- I know I read it-LOL. It's a week later, but good luck with the closing :-)

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/6/2011 7:14PM

    the closing has to go well!! when i read your blog title "hello" i totally got lionel ritchie song in my head.

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MBSHAZZER 3/6/2011 9:39AM

    Fingers crossed that the closing goes well!! I know that selling your condo has been super stressful. Good luck! Have an awesome week!

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DAMIENDUCKS 3/6/2011 12:53AM

    Yay for steady progress on the weightloss front! Your double header fitness classes sounds like a fun way to kick off Saturday!

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CRYSBROWN1 3/5/2011 7:06PM

    If your new Work Out World is anything like the ones that they have in RI, you will love it! Always a machine available! Great job getting those 8lbs off too!

Have a great weekend!

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THIRTEENREASONS 3/5/2011 2:48PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!! that's awesome!! I know you've worked hard for it. When I moved this past year I packed things up slowly and after I moved there were some things I couldn't find... and now I have no idea where they are lol

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SANDEROSE 3/5/2011 10:25AM

    Ugh! Moving! I know all about THAT! I'm so glad the selling of my house, closing, moving and all of the other stress that goes along with that is over and done with! I bet you can't wait to get there yourself!

You're so lucky you have Trader Joe's. I LOVE Trader Joe's... but there's not one ANYWHERE CLOSE around here. I'd have to drive for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours.....

EIGHT POUNDS in SEVEN weeks?! Great Job!!! That's ALMOST 10!
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JESSICAPAGE 3/5/2011 9:21AM

    Yay! 8 pounds! emoticon Its good that you are moving a bit at a time, it helps take some pressure off. I hate moving!! Congrats tho, living with your hubby! I think that calls for another YAY! emoticon

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