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The benefits of being sick

Friday, November 04, 2011

I hate being sick, but I'm trying to look on the bright side. Ignoring the ridiculously sore throat and head cold issues, I spent yesterday relaxing and napping at home. I cleared out a lot of junk from my DVR, spent time with Pippa (my dog who just had her luxated patella pins pulled on Monday), and apparently lost 3 lbs.

While I know its probably only temporary, losing 3 lbs after plateauing for the last few weeks was kind of a bonus of the cold. I had the stomach flu earlier this summer and while that knocked me down flat, I lost 7 lbs and kept it off. So while I finally dragged my butt into work today since I had an experiment to finish, I'm heading home soon to nap before I have to come back and finish my experiment for the day, and hopefully keep off those 3lbs and reach ONEderland a lot sooner than I expected... its getting sooo close!

  
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COCOONED1 11/8/2011 2:31PM

    Wouldn't that be nice?!

emoticon I'm currently sick, resting, and not feeling guilty for browsing SP all day long! emoticon


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RUMBAMEL 11/4/2011 9:20PM

    I agree, I lost a couple of lbs. recently by being sick. Unfortunately, I then gained it right back by working out and being hungry and then got sick again after that so haven't been able to get back on track. I'm still where I was before, but the initial couple or 3 lbs off was nice. I also have gotten to take a few naps and just sit around doing not much. My hubby and I watch the DVR stuff together so I can't do that and they cancelled my soap I used to watch so it's either Food Network or browse SP. :)

I hope we all start to feeling better soon!

rumbamel

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RAYVEN01 11/4/2011 1:50PM

    I agree! It's a heck of a way to lose weight and certainly wouldn't do it by choice, but dropping pounds when you're sick is one of the very few nice things about it. Hope you're feeling better this weekend!

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I love Halloween

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I had a lot of fun dressing up in a shirt I thought would be to figure hugging... turns out, it was a little tighter than my comfort zone, but I set a goal earlier this month that I would wear it and not care if it wasn't perfect.... and I had a lot of fun and quit even worrying about what it looked like after awhile... so yay for that.

I just went through some old photos on FB, and I came across how different my face looks from 276 to now. I might post some Halloween party pics soon.

  
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BAZINGABROOKE 10/30/2011 10:52PM

    You stopped caring about how you fit in the shirt! That is a party in itself!! Good for you having a good time! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the party.

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A good weekend

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This weekend one of my best friends got married at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Not only was it gorgeous, but I actually was excited to go. I know, I should have been excited to go regardless, but it was fun to see people I hadn't seen in awhile who hadn't seen the now 60lb weight loss.

I had a cute dress I had tailored down 5 weeks ago, new shoes, cute accessories--I was ready. So in "skinnier people problems" (aka--not really a problem) the dress was too big! While the scale wasn't moving much these past few weeks, the inches apparently did. So while it was a cute dress and everyone noticed my weight loss -- it was still not figure hugging. (I know--this is a problem everyone wants to have) That really motivated me to get off my butt on Monday and put in a good workout.

I have yet another wedding to go to in December -- this one is a family wedding though, so it will be interesting for everyone to see me 40lbs lighter than they did at my sister's wedding in May. So its actually fun to go to events and see people I haven't seen in awhile--the people around me on a daily basis haven't really been like OMG you look so much better, its usually been the people I haven't seen for months. That was a good motivation for me to keep moving forward and encouragement to get my butt on the treadmill.

So I'm going to start making some new goals.

1) Use the treadmill at least 4x per week for 40 minutes.

2) Increase the incline on the treadmill to 10% for a few minutes each time.

3) Feel confident enough to wear a form fitting Halloween costume and enjoy myself without constantly obsessing about how I look in it.

4) Making it to ONEderland by the end of the year~!

  
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NOTIMENASH 10/18/2011 11:51AM

  bravo.

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Another great story taken off FB.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Igigi -- a really great dress designer (sizes 12-30+) -- just posted this on their FB page.

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A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

  
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GAMELISSA 10/5/2011 3:31PM

  LUV IT!!!

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Inspirational Photo

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I just saw this on Courtney's (from BL11) facebook page.

  
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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 10/5/2011 5:18PM

    I love that!

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MZMELISSA2007 10/5/2011 4:55PM

    Awesome.

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SARAHJ19 10/5/2011 4:52PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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BLUEROSE73 10/5/2011 2:39PM

    love it. I've got a collection full of images like this on my facebook page. They are everything from sayings, to images of bodies that have caught my eye, either because they look great, or something in that image isn't sitting right with me. I personally don't like to see a 6 pack on a female abdomen. So there's a couple of those there. Just to remind me of why I don't want to take it too far.

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