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My Body Likes to Play Games on Me...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

One of the best things about losing weight is getting into those clothes that you want to fit so desperately - right?

Yeah, I think so too.
Could someone give my body a clue???

Lol, 3 years ago I was 190 lbs...medium top, size 16-14 jeans (yes, I am a curvy pear, deal with it)
I currently weigh 207 (woot! so much better than the 235 I was three months ago)
So you would think a lot of my "old clothes" from when I was 210-200 would fit right?
Yeah, I would think so too
Not so much....

The body just sorta does what it wants.
My crazy curvy top is exactly the same (no kidding, same bra size as 3 months ago) and my butt is disappearing (don't get me wrong I still look like Kim Kardashian) but still it is SMALLER than it was when I was 190...

I was going to put on my "skinny jeans" today (Levi size 16) and they felt a bit tight. (Damn, did hubby put these in the dryer too long??) I asked hubby that (in a put out voice) and he said "No your jeans are in the wash"...WTF? If they are in the wash, what am I wearing? I took them off - OMG I am wearing my Levi 14s....How did that happen?

Who cares - I love my body
Whatever size it wants to be

Happy New Year everyone
Looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings us

Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky

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SUSHENO 1/8/2013 1:05AM

    That is emoticon

Looks like you are reshaping your body. Perhaps you have more muscle than 3 months ago?

Keep it up! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 1/8/2013 12:51AM

    What an awesome discovery! 2013 is going to be your year Hollynn!

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KONRAD695 1/8/2013 12:50AM

    Just wondering how much "how you get there" determines the new shape. Are the paths to similar weights the same? Are they both on the down swing or up swing? I have no clue the amount of influence, haven't seem this shape on me in close to 20 years. I think I'll have to look into this. emoticon

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    Awesome post! I love to read blogs where people honor and love their body - regardless of size. Good on you!

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STODD251 1/4/2013 12:23PM

    That's great!!

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/4/2013 9:16AM

    I have had similar "issues" It seems while I weight the same as I did at another point in time my general shape is different.
Congrats on the the Jeans! emoticon

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MARTY728 1/3/2013 4:02PM


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ATROTTIER 1/3/2013 12:21PM

    Very awesome!!!

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FUNKYKIM 1/3/2013 10:41AM


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LOOZINITNOW 1/3/2013 10:35AM

    So proud of you! Keep it going! emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 1/3/2013 9:45AM

    Very cool! Inspired me, think I will brave the "skinny " Jean drawer this weekend. If for no other reason to see where I am at. Kudos to loving your body! Its now showing love a size smaller. emoticon emoticon

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KATYDID412 1/3/2013 8:36AM

    That's terrific news! Woo hoo!

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AMCLELLAN 1/3/2013 8:22AM

    That is so exciting!!!

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ADARKARA 1/3/2013 8:00AM

    love those surprises!!!

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PSFITMOMMY413 1/3/2013 5:03AM

    That is a nice little surprise! WOOHOO :)

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CORNERKICK 1/3/2013 1:27AM


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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/3/2013 1:21AM

    lol, what is a banana?

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ALLISON145 1/3/2013 1:19AM

    Awesome!! Maybe you're becoming more of a banana like me! :-)

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SUSANBEAMON 1/3/2013 1:00AM

  amd the way sizes are today, you never know what is going to fit.

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SADAMS7231 1/3/2013 12:57AM

  That's always a great surprise!!!

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KITHKINCAID 1/3/2013 12:38AM

    Nice! Gotta love it when that happens!

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A-Z for fun!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Via Rheynklaw

A - Available or married: Married for 17 years
B - Book: Stephen's Kings Dark Towers Series
C - Cake or pie: Cake, preferably red velvet
D - Drink of choice: Orange tea, berry flavored water
E - Essential item: Lipgloss
F - Favorite color: Purple
G - Game to play or watch: Euchre
H - Hometown: Holmen, WI
I - Indulgence: M&Ms, peanut butter
J - Job: Emergency physician
K - Kids and names: Nope
L - Life is incomplete without: laughter
M - Music group or singer: Prince (old), P!nk, Ludovico Einaudi
N - Number of siblings: 1 sister
O - Oranges or apples: Definitely oranges!
P - Phobias/fears: sharp objects
Q - Favorite quote: "Let your life speak"
R - Reason to smile: a friendly face
S - Season: Autumn>Spring...but also ski season!
T - Tattoos: Surprisingly no...want one though
U - Unknown fact about me: Secret Buffy fanatic
V - Vegetable you love: Almost all of them!
W - Worst habit: Clenching/grinding
X - X-rays: Lots...Many broken bones over the years
Y - Your favorite food: Cheese curds
Z - Zodiac sign: Scorpio

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KONRAD695 1/8/2013 12:42AM

    I like the list. Might steal the idea. Couple of comments for you. The sharp objects, is that based on needle sticks? I'm a scorpio too, but did you know. Most scorpios are actually serpents. There are 13 constellations to the zodiac, but 13 is unlucky. So, lets drop one and average them out. Also, I believe scorpio is only about 11.5 days long, but I would have to look that up again.

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ROCKMAN6797 12/31/2012 10:07AM

    Very interesting....thanks for sharing!

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MARTY728 12/31/2012 9:43AM

    emoticon emoticon

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ALLISON145 12/31/2012 9:42AM

    How did I not know that you are a physician?? Very cool! I've been married for 17 years, too. :) You might want to add "teeth" to the end of your worst habit line, or folks could draw their own conclusions. LOL!!

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CHIBIKARATE 12/31/2012 12:48AM

    Nice very cute fun emoticon emoticon

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Lessons Learned Skiing

Friday, December 28, 2012

1. It is CRITICAL to bring a ski jacket. Lol, I put on a polar fleece because I was too hot 2 days ago and ended up leaving my ski jacket at home, which I didn't discover until an hour later when I was getting my gear out of the car. Needless to say, I was DESPERATE to ski so I headed into the shop and bought jacket off the clearance rack ($99 dollar stupidity fee). The jacket I got is in the pic above, not bad for the price!

2. No matter what: NO JUMPS or MOGULS on the first day out. I violate this rule every year and always end up paying for it. We were on our 14th run and my husband pointed out that he got "some cool air" on the jump at the top of a run. I immediately followed him and whoo-hoo! caught myself some air. I couldn't wait to get to the top of the hill to do it again. Second time, not so successful. I landed short, tipped forward and crashed onto my head, hyperextending my neck. Needless to say I took a lot of ibuprofen today.

3. Always wear a helmet: See above. Also as an emergency physician I can tell you, brains don't bounce well. Don't even think about skiing without a helmet.

4. Layers count. Today was colder and I wore 3-4 layers. I recommend smart wool as a base, followed by polar fleece and then a fluffy down/gortex layer. Unless you are a snow bunny, no one cares what you look like. Plus, you bounce better in layers!

(Queen of layers, warm and toasty on the inside)

5. No matter how bad the conditions are - it is still better than not skiing. Today it was COLD and the mountain had a cloud sitting on it. I couldn't see 2 feet in front of my face at times. Nothing like skiing through pea soup! But I wouldn't have traded it for anything (except maybe skiing on a sunny day)

6. It's never too late to learn. Some of you are thinking: "but I don't know how to ski or I am too heavy to ski." I learned to ski in 2009 - I was 38 years old and weighed 240 lbs. I had no idea what I was doing and generally I am a clumsy person at baseline. I took a lesson, and you know what I found out - I am graceful on skis...who knew?

7. Skiing burns KILLER CALORIES - want to drop a few lbs, spend 2-3 hours on the slopes and you won't even have to think about it. It almost falls off when I ski.

8. Skiing makes me happy.
This one I can't explain, I just know it is true. I would spend every waking moment of winter skiing if I could. It literally gives me joy.

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ROXIT22222 1/1/2013 10:22AM

    What fun!!! Skiing is one of our favorite winter activities too. We've had some awesome days out here already this year and plan to do some more soon. We have season passes so we go often!

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LOOZINITNOW 12/29/2012 9:36PM

    Sounds like so much fun! Glad you were not injured worse. Take care of your beautiful self!

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SGRAY478 12/28/2012 11:57PM

    I am learning to ski and snowboard this year as soon as I get back to school where the powder is plentiful :)

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JIBBIE49 12/28/2012 1:08PM


I hate cold weather. I use to live in Peoria Illinois, and up at Chicago (loved that town), but I hated ice and show and dealing with the cold. Not fun.

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SBHPATRICK 12/28/2012 12:53PM

    Oh, it looks so fun! I haven't been skiing in a few years and really want to go again!

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KITHKINCAID 12/28/2012 10:28AM

    Jealous! Wishing I was out there with you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/28/2012 10:03AM

    That's so awesome! Everyone needs to find something that gives them as much joy as skiing gives you = )

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SADWHITEWOLF 12/28/2012 9:27AM

    I should like to try skiing someday!
Thanks for sharing the insight and the cool photos!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/28/2012 9:10AM

    Skiing has never appealed to me, but you almost make me want to try it!

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FABAT402009 12/28/2012 8:10AM

    Will add this to my 101 in a 1001 days challenge, thanks for the inspiration.

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ROCKMAN6797 12/28/2012 8:02AM

    It looks like you had a great time!

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FEB_SHOWERS16 12/28/2012 7:36AM

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog!!! We usually go skiing at Christmas time, and while I enjoyed Florida... I would have much rather have been skiing! It's so fun! You look like you had a great time and I LOL'd at the first lesson learned!!!
Skiing ROCKS!!!! emoticon

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LATTELEE 12/28/2012 12:39AM

  Nice photos

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ALLISON145 12/28/2012 12:34AM

    I'm too much of a chicken to try, but I'm glad you enjoy it! :-)

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Christmas Sparklers

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

From my house to yours...Merry Christmas!
Hollynn aka

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SGRAY478 12/28/2012 11:51PM

    I love the giraffe!! I saw that at Wal Mart the other day and decided I reallllly wanted it!!

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SMOKINGUN 12/27/2012 11:23PM

    I am having fun! You taught me that it doesn't have to be a chore. love the pics.Thanks love Dad

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ROCKMAN6797 12/26/2012 7:30PM

    Very nice!
Thanks for sharing!

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LOOZINITNOW 12/26/2012 5:54PM

    Too cute! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/26/2012 3:00PM

    I LOVE IT!!!!

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JUNA89 12/26/2012 1:03PM

    emoticon Seasons Greetings emoticon

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LIFETIMER54 12/26/2012 12:49PM

  Positively stunning pics, thanks so much for sharing.... emoticon

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Rewarding myself

Saturday, December 22, 2012

This is me chilling in Pittsburgh this week on my day off (yes, I finally got a day off!) Ron and I drove up and spent a leisurely day. I travel to Pittsburgh about once a month to get my hair done and shop. We ventured down into South Side and enjoyed checking out some of the edgier shops. I got something I have wanted to get for a long time as a reward so I was very pleased with myself. Then I indulged in a margarita and small pizza. It was such a perfect day I didn't even feel guilty about the calories (and even better, I stopped when I was full). While I want my indulgences to be rare, this is the first one I have really allowed myself in the past 2 months and it felt good.

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BOOKWORM27S 12/23/2012 9:20AM

    Congrats! I'm still not at a place where I can feel comfortable around that type of food. It just leads to a binge.....

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KITHKINCAID 12/22/2012 11:09AM

    You deserve it!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/22/2012 6:44AM

    Yay, I love reward times! And well done for not going nuts with the pizza : )

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CORNERKICK 12/22/2012 2:25AM

  Good for you!

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TAT2SIS 12/22/2012 12:53AM

    You do have to indulge (not overindulge) every so often to celebrate even small accomplishments. It really helps you to stay on the path of our journeys and not make too many detours! emoticon

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