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My calves are fat ?!?!?!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Okay, before I talk about my calves: Is it just me, or are the colors this year UBER depressing? I haven't seen much, if anything, that I would say I love. I suppose this is a good thing, since I don't have money to spend. The thing is, I really like having something to look forward to as I am losing weight. I want some "outfit" to strive for. And I love to see if they still have my size at the end of season sale time. But I just don't see me wearing any of the things I've seen lately.

Then there is this boot craze. I love boots. Or should I say I loved boots. Once upon a time, my calves actually could fit into a pair of zip up boots. But not any more. And, gosh darn-it, I think my calves are one of my best features. They don't seem to "gain weight" like the rest of me. So what is going on? I was talking with a thinner friend of mine who said she has the same problem. My jaw dropped. This means there is NO hope for me EVER fitting into the lovely zip up boot - ever again. If they don't fit HER much thinner self--they'll NEVER fit me! Seriously, what size calf are those boots made for? Grrr.... Wait. I do love me a stretchy boot. Yea that's it, a stretchy boot. It will be mine. Someday.

Have a boot-tastic high fashion kinda day!

  
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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 10/28/2009 2:20PM

    Hey I ordered some Wide Calf boots from Ebay. They fit fine...It's worth a shot:)

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MARKISRN 10/23/2009 11:57AM

  Keep going and don't be discouraged about the boots. Be happy for little successes along the way and keep up the good work. I really like your attitude. As far as your calves are concerned.. heck show them off instead of hiding them in zip up boots anyway. I'll bet they look great. Ever heard the saying, "if you can't hide it, hang a bell on it?".

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DREAMNSCHEME 10/23/2009 11:37AM

    Ugh, I feel you! I've always had a problem with those zip up boots!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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STOPTHECRAVING 10/23/2009 10:45AM

    *wpheu* I'm glad it's not just me! I went Mall Walking today--and I have to say that they do indeed have flat boots out now. (and they're the slouchy kind!) Crystal--we gotta get a pair! Saw them at Charlotte Rousse (is that how it's spelled?) I don't shop there 'cause they don't make their clothes with enough material--but I think I could wear the boots.

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DIXIED88 10/23/2009 10:15AM

    I'm with you on the loving boots. I'm a biker and man do we ever love our boots!! I have a different problem (that I'm surprised you didn't mention since I know you have the same). They don't make boots without heels! My podiatrist would shoot me dead. lol And my poor bunion screams with pain. So this winter it's going to be mostly sneakers with inserts....but I may be bad and wear a pair occasionally! emoticon emoticon

Oh and even though I love my calves..the style lately does seem extremely tight. Who do they make these things for?? Must be some stick legs out there!

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CAALAN23 10/23/2009 9:21AM

    I have always had this problem. Girl, I even bought "plus-sized" boots, yes they make those, and they did not fit. This was also back when I was about 20 pounds lighter. My calves have always been this way, my daddy wasn't nicknamed "Stump" for fun.

But, I believe, if it weren't for these calves, I would not be able to run at the weight I am now. Or at least I want to believe it's easier because of them. It gives them a special purpose, lol!

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Looking ahead: Scared and Brave

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I've been posting on other people's blogs all about some goals I have set for myself--but not on my own. I decided I better make it concrete. Which is very scaaaary. I heard once that being brave is not being without fear. It is doing something scary despite the fear!

1. Complete the Biggest Loser Contest (our end date is Dec 1st) I will not give up! I really hope to win, but I refuse to win by compromising my heath. I am crossing my fingers that consistent weight loss will rule in the end.

2. Lose 4 pounds in the Month of December. I want to make it an overall losing month--but feel that losing more than 4 would truly be unrealistic. I do love holiday eats!

3. Go snow boarding for the first time ever this winter! My brother and his wife are avid outdoors people. They moved to MI last year and have a place they can take me (on the cheap). I have told them my goal, and I gotta tell ya--they are just as excited as I am! My brother has wanted me to go with them for YEARS. He and his wife were married on a mountain in Colorado.

That's all I got for now. I'm keeping up with the contest really well--I still have to check the tallies to see who's in the lead, but I haven't because I don't want to be discouraged or overly confident. I know I need to run this for me, my way. I'm proud of myself thus far.

I am going to come up with a more concrete fitness and nutrition plan for December when I am closer to it.

I am already mindful of my snow boarding goal while I am working out right now. It really pushes me to do more squats and more core, since that's what my brother told me I need.

Now--your part: Kick me in the hiney when I am whiney! Lift me up when I am down! Copy and paste this back to me when I need a reminder!!!

Hugs, Jenn

  
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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 10/28/2009 2:26PM

    You Go girl!! You've got the Spark and you can do it!!!!


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TIFFANY_SUZANNE 10/22/2009 11:23AM

    Fantastic!!
Snowboarding is Awesome! Make sure you take a few classes with a trainer so that you are safe while you ski!

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RUTHIEBEAR 10/22/2009 10:06AM

    Good for you! You can meet these goals. For myself, I know it is important to be realistic in what I can accomplish - this way I can taste victory instead of disappointment.
Ruthie

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DIXIED88 10/22/2009 9:43AM

    Snowboarding sounds so fun! LOL, I try to do it on Wii Fit all the time, but I'm horrible at it. Every time I get better though so that's all I can ask for.

Kick me in the hiney when I am whiney! I love this line. It rhymes and it's exactly what we all need from time to time. Thinking I may add it to my page! :)

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CAALAN23 10/22/2009 9:27AM

    I love goal #3! That's an awesome concrete goal that will be its own reward!

You can do it! emoticon

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COLEENCOLE 10/22/2009 8:19AM

    Sounds great. To inspire you: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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F.E.E.T.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

F is for frolic (for that is what you help me do)
E is for energy (for that is what must happen to make me move)
E is for excitement (for that is what I feel when we are heading in the right direction)
T is for toe-tapping (for that is what you help me do when the spirit moves me)

My feet hold me up, move me forward, loft me into the air, propel me in water, and take all the beatings of a lifetime. They've walked down isles and into court rooms. They've been an example to my baby and my now almost grown daughter. What I love most about my feet (besides the cute little freckle that resides upon the top of each of my big toes) is that they have taken me to places I never new I could go! I've backpacked for a week in the Smokey Mountains, traveled around Europe, Canada, beaches, cities, hiked up huge sand dunes and run like a crazy woman down them, splashed in puddles, soaked them in a ice water at my grandma's the summer I spent there (I had forgotten all about that), and danced on stage in community theater productions. They've been the catalyst to all my "first steps".

Thanks for all you do for me feet!

  
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CAALAN23 10/21/2009 12:09PM

    Yes, the feet need the glory! I'm late to put my body part blog up...what to do ...what to do.

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WE_PA_FIT 10/21/2009 10:16AM

    yup, very nice reminder. i personally don't like my feet but they have taken me places, literally!! thanks for sharing

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DIXIED88 10/21/2009 9:52AM

    Sorry about the extra posts. Computer blink!

Comment edited on: 10/21/2009 9:54:07 AM

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DIXIED88 10/21/2009 9:52AM

    Very nice and creative!
~went looking for a emoticon for feet~
emoticon Look at my wonderful feet!! LOL!

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DIXIED88 10/21/2009 9:52AM

    Very nice and creative!
~went looking for a emoticon for feet~
emoticon Look at my wonderful feet!! LOL!

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WINDSONG~ 10/21/2009 7:35AM

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DOLLBABE56 10/21/2009 7:27AM

    What a wonderful blog! You have quite a gift!

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KENDALL7261 10/21/2009 7:22AM

  Ode to feet... sometimes we take the little guys for granted! Nice reminder!

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Operation Beautiful

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So I just read this on the DailySpark: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=thi
s_week_ban_the_fat_talk


Please read it. And hopefully we will ALL start loving ourselves and passing the love on!

ps. You are beautiful exactly the way you are right now!

  
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USEANDLOSE 10/20/2009 6:45PM

    Beautiful Blog from a beautiful spark friend!

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DIXIED88 10/20/2009 10:01AM

    Muah! Right back at ya, lady!



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Feet don't fail me now

Monday, October 19, 2009




I LOVE a good foot massage. Too bad I'm the massage therapist. Don't get me wrong, my BF gives a good foot massage--but he's not here. He lives in his own home. So, he's not around at the end of a looooong day to tenderly love on my tootsies. That just leaves me. And as much as I try to give myself a foot massage, it's just not the same.

I am going to promise my feet a nice foot soak in my long forgotten foot bath that massages while you soak. Someone got it for me as a gift a long time ago and it just sits, put away somewhere under my bed. I am also going to make some progress on the socks I began knitting a while ago. I will finish at least one of them by the end of this month!

I will also take off the nail polish that's been on far too long and paint up my toes all nice and purtty. My feet are going to be show stoppers by the end of this week.

They deserve it. They do a lot for me. They really get me where I need to go. They've endured tumors being removed, neuromas causing pain, plantar fascitis, sand that is far too cold to play volleyball upon, too tight or too big shoes, socks with too much texture, long miles of walking, long days of standing, the occasional fungus (eew), and even being sun burned. This week--they are the spot light. I love them; now I just need to prove it!!!

  
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USEANDLOSE 10/19/2009 6:20PM

    I had to laugh - I hope you finish both socks - surely you will need one for each foot! Be kind to your tootsies - they server you well!

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BLUEGIRL36 10/19/2009 1:34PM

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For the reminder!

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MAMONTOYA 10/19/2009 12:44PM

    We definitely need to take GOOD care of our feet. We don't realize how much we need them and rely on them to be functional until they aren't. Good for you taking care and getting all purity.



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