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Friday, December 18, 2009

What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?

What is your favorite Christmas song? Least favorite?

What would you most like for Christmas?

What you would least like?


I love driving around town looking at all the different displays. It is so much more fun being a passenger, than a driver, and since my BF likes to drive--it's really fun! A friend posted on facebook that she and her kids do a flashlight walk around their neighborhood and then have hot coco when they get home. I think that might be nice to try. In years past, my daughter and I would start a paper chain on Dec. 1st and on each link (1 or 2 per day) we would write something we were thankful for. It really took the importance of the gifts UNDER the tree away. (Don't know why we didn't do it this year...I do know that neither of us wants much though, perhaps we are full of gratitude already!)

I love Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life. My favorite kiddie show is A Year Without A Santa Claus.

My favorite song right now is the version of O Come All Ye Faithful my Church did for the Christmas show--it so rocks my World! Here's the link: http://crossroads.net/downloads/playMedia/
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Least favorite song? It Came Upon A Midnight Clear or most versions of O Holy Night. (beautiful words, just a little whiney)

I would most like time spent with family and friends for Christmas. I cherish the moments so much. Time is one of my love languages.

I would not like any more coffee mugs! Or dust collectors! I hate when people give a gift because they feel obligated.

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SIRCATNIP1 12/21/2009 3:11PM

    What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?

We all get the same thing on Christmas Eve, pajamas. My wife had wanted us to all get matching PJ's. Thank goodness the boys are 19, 15, and 12. They would have done the protesting for me. :)

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?

Toss up between Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life, or The Christmas Carol with George C. Scott. Oh yeah, Holiday Inn.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Least favorite?

Silent Night may just be one of those perfect songs. It can be sung in just about any language and maintain its original meaning. Least favorite: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. No question. Oh wait, Madonna singing Santa Baby makes me nauseous too.

What would you most like for Christmas?

I am hoping for a cookbook I had when I was a kid. That and new clothes that fit me.

What you would least like?

Clothes that are a style that I won't like. Or cheapo gift sets from Wal-mart or the like.



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KIMMAS82 12/21/2009 2:27PM

    Oohhhh. . .

My favorite christmas tradition is Christmas morning with the family!! When we were little I remember waking up at 5:00 with my sisters and running upstairs to see what was in our stockings! Now that we're older and have our own families we do this with them, but we started doing Christmas Eve morning at my mom's to replicate our childhood!!! Love it!

Favorite movie by far is A Christmas Story.

Favorite song is Carol of the Bells. Least favorite song is Silent Night.

I already got what I most wanted. . . the new puppy!!!

And what I least want is to gain weight!!! emoticon

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 12/21/2009 2:23PM

    My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve Open House. This year it is at my brothers and friends and extended family come over after dinner to share it dessert and some quality time.
Favorite Christmas Movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, it makes my family seem more normal, and I love to laugh.
My Favorite Christmas Song: I have two: "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" puts a smile on my face and reminds me of being a kid. "Christmas Shoes" reminds me to be thankful for friends and family that I have around and cherish the time spent with them.
Best Christmas Gift would have to be the smile on the faces of family and friends when I give them that gift that I picked just for them, or just seeing my niece at her first Christmas.
Least welcome gift this year would have to be smelly lotions

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IPA-RAY 12/21/2009 2:14PM

    What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?

Christmas Dinner including escargot with the family. This year it will be on Christmas Day which is a rare occurrence due to everyone's schedules.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?

It's a Wonderful Life and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - cartoon version.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Least favorite?

The Christmas Song by Aaron Neville. Santa Baby makes me smile every time I hear it. Don't like O Holy Night for the same reasons you mention.

What would you most like for Christmas?

All of my kids and grandkids to be present, and on time, for Christmas dinner.

What you would least like?

For bad weather or something else to keep someone from coming home for Christmas.


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KARVY09 12/21/2009 2:10PM

    GOOD IDEA!

What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?
-Christmas tree decorating, Christmas crackers (my husband's UK tradition)

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?
-A Christmas Story, hands down. So timeless.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Least favorite?
-My favorites are Carol of the Bells, Run Run Reindeer (Beach Boys), Christmas in Hollis (Run DMC); least are that Christmas Shoes song and Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)

What would you most like for Christmas?
-I would most like health and happiness for my family and friends and for our home purchase to go OK (still waiting for lender approval).

What you would least like?
-More crap I don't use. Ugly sweaters.


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YOOVIE 12/21/2009 1:55PM

    What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?

Dinner with my friends the week between Christmas and New Year. The laughter, good food and comraderie is irreplaceable to me.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?

The Grinch who stole Christmas (the original one)

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Carol of the bells! & baby its cold outside! and Ava Maria! and and and!

Least favorite? Last Christmas, I gave you my heart....

What would you most like for Christmas? I am not in any gift exchange situations this year, but if I could pick something, it would be a blank unlined book. I got snow, more snow than I've ever seen in my entire life combined- my first snowball fight and snow angel! I couldn't ask for more than that!

What you would least like? chocolate? LOLOL!!!!

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BUTTERCUP76 12/21/2009 1:46PM

    This is such a fun blog, Here are my answers....

1. Every year my hubby and I purchase a few small gifts from us to our kids (not the gifts Santa brings them), and we sit down on Christmas eve and let them open the gifts from Us. This gives them and us a little break from all the quick opening of gifts from santa and we really enjoy seeing them get excited and we see a different kind of appreciation from them to us for these gifts.
2. Defiantly Christmas Story, I love that TBS shows 24 hours of this movie starting at 8pm on christmas eve, I will turn it on and watch it over and over. (I also have the dvd)
3. To be honest Christmas songs drive me nuts. Not that I don't like them, but from the day after Thanksgiving till Christmas that is all that is playing at work, so 8-9 hours a day for 4 days a week that is all I hear. I mean how many versions of Santa Baby can there really be??? If I had to pick one I like I would say Frost the snowman because my daughter Olivia really likes frosty and everytime she hears that song she gets really excited and starts dancing.
4. The only thing I ask for is that my kids have a great Christmas, I never really ask for anything.
5. The least thing I want is my family (brother/sister in-laws too) to drive me nuts at Christmas, just let me enjoy the holiday and remember the true meaning of Christmas!

I loved everyone Else's responses, thanks for sharing!

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USEANDLOSE 12/18/2009 11:41AM

    Awesome blog!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition (old or new)?
-Candlelight and acapella carols.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie?
-It's a Wonderful Life, and The Christmas Story are both at the top.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Least favorite?
-Anything by Johnny Mathis is near the top - he was the crooner of my childhood and brings back memories every year.

What would you most like for Christmas?
-My family home, safe and together, a little "down" time, to finish my "to-do" list, and Wii Fit.

What you would least like?
-To lose my zeal for health in all of the chaos.

Thanks for sharing - you made me smile!

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CAALAN23 12/18/2009 10:35AM

    Oooh, fun blog *bounces on my ball*!!

I love the paper chain idea, I may start that one tonight. :) We don't have any hard set traditions other than cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. However, the trick was that only so many were made so you had to get your butt to memaw's house if you even wanted one by a certain time or all the big burly men would have gobbled them up. Even now, when it's not so rush rush as we've all spread out across the states, it's a nice smile to sink your teeth into one and remember the race. :)

It's a tie for my favorite movie. I love ELF with Will Farrel because it's just hilarious and I'll even watch it in the middle of July. But for a really feel good Christmas movie, I love Polar Express. Loved the book and the movie was just icing on the cake.

Songs: Favorite - Not so much a Christmas song but they play it a lot at that time. Baby, It's Cold Outside. Christmas Carol - I'll be Home for Christmas. Least Favorite: Hands down, it's Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. *shivers*

What I would like most is for my husband to actually pay attention and cue into who I am as a person and buy something accordingly. I don't mind receiving gift cards but when they come from the person who is supposed to know me best?...not so much. I'd LOVE a bookcase. I've been asking for years. :( That and a lovely Christmas dinner where everyone can spend all day and not rush off to some other party...yeah...that'd be so nice.

What I do not want for Christmas is another ice storm, thank you very much Mother Nature. Or candy. Please, please, no one give me boxes of candy! Cruel!





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DIXIED88 12/18/2009 10:00AM

    My favorite Christmas tradition is having Christmas at my Mom's house on Christmas Eve (Santa always made an early trip for us since Momma had to work on Christmas). I used to think Santa thought we were really special to come all the way to our house a day early. I also loved my Grandpa's trains and villages. We still have the trains but they don't cover an entire room anymore. There was something magical about that train room on Christmas.

Not a big movie buff but The Santa Claus with Tim Allen is hilarous!

I love "Aint getting nothing for Christmas" (cause I ain't been nothing but BAD!) and Christmas Carol always make me cry every year. Most other songs are okay until you hear them for the millionth time!

I want my brother home for Christmas. I miss him and he was supposed to be back early Dec. Haven't seen him yet though. Plus I want to see the smiles on the kids faces while they play with their cousins and new toys. That's what it's all about!

No more bath salts or dust collectors.

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COLEENCOLE 12/18/2009 9:16AM

    My favorite movie: any feel good inspirational story. This year I enjoyed EBBIE

My favorite song is Christmas Shoes, least favorite While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

I would like my husband to actually put some thought into a gift for me, I least like receiving gifts for the house for Christmas.

Favorite Tradition: Polyanna with my sibs(5), their spouces, and the 16 nieces/nephews.



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CHUBBYPIE 12/18/2009 9:04AM

    Great Blog!!

My favorite tradition was when me and my sisters were little, my mom would make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast (from the chocolate santa brought us)

My favorite Christmas Movie of all time is White Christmas

My favorite Christmas song would be anything from the chipmunks. And my least favorite Christmas song would have to be the little drummer boy...it's too slow for my tastes

For Christmas I would like snow. It's snowed a couple times but nothing substantial.

Like you, I would least like more dust collectors. Clutter makes my mind melt



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**Sparking**

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I need more physical challenges. After volleyball last night I was super-charged and feeling great! I love that I had some good plays and that I sweat! I love knowing that my game is improving. I love feeling physically stronger. My mood has skyrocketed.

I am not so good at achieving this feeling by DVD or, in general, at home workouts. I find it hard to do a whole workout with others here (my daughter or the kids I care for). I do much better in a structured setting (volleyball) or on my own away from home (walking). I have decided though, that I could handle 5-10 minute increments through out the day. I haven't done stair steps for a while. I could start with 5 min, 3 times per day. Then "run" on the trampoline for 5 min 3 times per day and see how that goes. Perhaps throw in jumping jacks ( I liked that challenge from QuickFire) Any other suggestions?

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 12/17/2009 11:52PM

    You are doing great! Keep modifying what you currently do. Try adding weights to your DVD workouts and see if that helps!

Hugs! Beverly

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STOPTHECRAVING 12/17/2009 9:31PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eN
cFRit8M Skip-It Rules!!!

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USEANDLOSE 12/17/2009 4:01PM

    I love the hula hoop too - and I have a "skipper" which I bought for about $6. Remember those old toys that put a hoop around one ankle and you swung it around and hopped it with the other foot? It's like skipping rope, but takes WAY more coordination in my opionion! I find it easy to swing on my right leg - but switch it to my left and I'm a total clutz! Takes about a 6 foot clear circle on the floor to do it safely inside - have you got space? Or, keep it simple and jump rope!

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BUTTERCUP76 12/17/2009 12:43PM

    I have thought about looking into dancing lessons, it's a great cardio workout and I really would like to learn more. I also feel the same way as you. I used to do a step aerobics class at a gym, so I bought a step and dvd for at home, but I don't feel like I get the same results, it's not as fun to me alone.

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TIMEFORVACATION 12/17/2009 12:09PM

    I envy you! I wish I could say I need more physical challenges...I can't even seem to get motivated to go to the gym I belong to. My mom will even stay late when I want to stop on my way home and work out....and can't seem to take that step back into exercising. I keep say I will make myself after the holiday. ARG

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DIXIED88 12/17/2009 9:59AM

    I say your plan is a great one! I would keep looking for things that interest you. Volleyball is great...you know you like the hula hoop...maybe take a look into your past for something you used to love. Did you like to roller skate? A real fun game of tag? Take turns spinning those kids? Anything that gets your heart rate up is doing something!

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Am I a schmuck?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My church puts on a Christmas show/extravaganza every year. My BF and I go with my daughter. Or, we have gone 2 times together. We did not go last year (there was a tragic accident and it was canceled). My BF is not a "member" of my church and has said that he does not enjoy going there (it is a contemporary Christian church, he is Catholic). The show is huge and you have to reserve tickets in advance (they are free, but you have to reserve them as they "sell-out"). I reserved 5 seats this year in the hope that my Mom and her husband could go with us. They couldn't. I then asked the mom of the girls I watch and her oldest daughter. They ended up not being able to go. I then called BF and asked him how he would feel if he didn't have to go with us. He was skeptical of how to answer. I then told him the ticket situation and that I had someone in mind to ask who would have 3 people in her party. I knew that they would enjoy the show more than my BF. He did admit, then, that he would only like to go because I wanted him to go (not because he wanted to go). And he didn't know if he could even make it there on time because of work. So I verified with him that it would be okay if I asked this other friend and her daughters. He said yes.

Well, last night, he gave me guilt about not wanting him to go. And said things like he was feeling left out and it's too bad I didn't choose him to go , that I kicked him out. I got so pissed! I told him that if he felt this way, he should have told me the TRUTH when I asked him! He then just sat on the phone in silence. (He does this because he has told me how much he hates it if I get off the phone without BOTH of us saying goodbye). In other words, he was holding me hostage on the phone. I said that I was getting more angry by the minute and that I hoped he was proud of himself because now I was feeling guilty. Maybe I should never have given his seat to someone else? Maybe I should have tried to get more seats? I asked him if he wanted me to look up another seat, I mean, since he is so bummed out that he isn't going to see the show now! He said, no because we won't be sitting together. UGH! What? I thought you were bummed because you weren't going to see the show this year. You mean you're just upset because I have a life outside of you? All of this could have been avoided if you had told me the truth!

I ended up hanging up the phone on him. (Silence was unbearable.) Was I wrong? Should I have just gone with him and turned the other 2 tickets in? We have tickets for the showing tonight. Perhaps I could find tickets for another night for just the 2 of us for this weekend?

I just don't think I should feel guilty at all! He told me it was okay! Grr...


***Edited Part***

I spoke to him this morning. We went round and round for a while. But then it came out that he didn't say it was okay. He said that it was up to me. Oh, that soooo does not fly in my book. No way No how am I going to let him continue to NOT make a decision about something by saying what ever I decide is fine. It can't always be left to me. I let him know that. From now on if I ask his opinion, I expect to get it and that the words "whatever you want dear" will NOT be his decision. I explained to him (I swear this is not the first time either) that his leaving every decision up to me is setting us both up for failure and disappointment. He agreed. Woo Hoo! Now let's see if we both stick to this...

  
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BUTTERCUP76 12/17/2009 12:36PM

    I really think your heart was in the right place. I have had this same problem with my hubby, I hate it when he says "it's up to you". Why can't he just tell me what he wants and move on. Don't beat yourself up over it, Your intentions were in the right. I would have done the same, knowing that he really didn't want to go I would had asked someone else in the same situation. All you can do now is be the bigger person and tell him your sorry and that it was a complete misunderstanding and that next time you ask him about something like this that his honesty would help to keep this from happening again.
So go to the show and enjoy yourself.

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TIMEFORVACATION 12/17/2009 11:48AM

    Ok I think you are totally in the right here. If he was that upset and feeling left out he could have gotten on the website and found 2 tickets and invited you to go with him!! He needs to learn to speak up and talk things through. It does take some men a long time to master this skill especially if he had any kind of abuse or strict or judgemental parents. Some kids growing up weren't allowed to speak their mind and just had to say "ok" to everything or get in big trouble! But I would never let him get away with this anymore. Good job sticking up for yourself. YOu deserve only the best!

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DIXIED88 12/17/2009 9:54AM

    emoticon Men can be so difficult sometimes! Go to the show and have a wonderful time. If you can find tickets to another night (and want to go again), do it and make a point to tell him you went out of your way to make him feel included since it was never your intention to leave him out. LOL, I bet he really doesn't want to go anyway!! It would serve him right if he had to go for making you feel that way.

Have fun!

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STOPTHECRAVING 12/17/2009 9:31AM

    Thanks Julie and Maggie! Glad to hear someone else feels the stupid sense of guilt even when not guilty. And glad to hear that i have nothing to feel guity about. I am going tonight. I will have a GREAT time.

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DROWSYMAGGIE 12/17/2009 8:24AM

    You have nothing to feel guilty about. You did nothing wrong. Guilt is a wasted emotion that just saps your strength. Don't let this ruin your time at the show with your daughter and friends. Go to the show and have a wonderful time.

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JULIEWATSON1 12/17/2009 7:44AM

    I would go to the show as you planned. You asked him first and he told you he was fine with you going with someone else. I feel it is his loss--he should have been honest with you at first. But, on the same note, I probably would try and get tickets for just the two of you at a later show just because I always feel guilty even if I'm not in the wrong. I always am the one to make peace...
Good Luck!! Merry Christmas!!

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How to Shake It Up?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I am in such a weight loss funk! Perhaps my friend buggirl is right and I need to shake things up. I think I've lost my focus. I have been trying to do the QuickFire challenges, but now they are repeating, I don't like that! I am going to create my own challenge daily. I will focus on core today. Crunches-here I come! I also haven't tracked my food for several days, I'm going to track today.

I am thinking this funk comes from a mis-perception about what 23 pounds is really like on the body. I have seen changes. But why is it that my pants can literally be pulled up and down fully buttoned and zippered, but I can't drop a size in jeans when I go shopping? I also tried on some corduroy's and they didn't work either. So seriously, when /how much does it take to make a REAL size change? Have clothing shapes changed? Am I not feeling the right thing when trying on pants? Am I just used to loose pants and therefore am not feeling the correct fit when it is on my body? What am I going to do if I can't fit into Lane Bryant's clothes (too big) but can't fit into other stores clothes either? This is really getting me down. Maybe I just wasn't born with the shopping gene! I HATE the hunt! I hate grabbing jean after jean and pulling them on and off again. It takes hours--and then I get no results! I'm also being a bit of a liar here, I actually have the smaller jeans I bought on my body right now. I don't LOVE them. I wanted to LOVE them. I have tried sooooo many places too! I even went thrift store shopping thinking that previously owned might be the way to go. No Luck. I know I am being a whiner. I know I am an seriously bumming you out. I want to feel sexy in SOMETHING I own! I am tired of the saggy-baggy elephant greeting me in the mirror everyday.

My BF is awesome. He says I am beautiful, sexy, cute, perfect. He also says there are worse problems to have: all my clothes could be too tight, or I could have no clothes.

I am blessed. I am happy that I've lost 23 pounds thus far. I am super happy about the way I feel (stronger, more flexible, more stamina).

This too shall pass. I will find clothes. I will feel sexy.

Thanks for putting up me and my whiner pants!

  
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TIMEFORVACATION 12/16/2009 2:00PM

    you know I think COLEENCOLE has a great point that jeans have their place! I only own and wear one pair of jeans. They aren't that comfortable and tend to cut into my waist no matter how baggy they are. I like cotton docker, twill style pants. They are more comfortable and better pockets!! Have you asked the people in the slacks departments to help you?

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KATIERIVERSMOM 12/16/2009 10:56AM

    I think the stores are in on some conspiracy to make people feel worse about themselves than they already do...how do those mirrors make us look so horrible? I mean, I don't look great in mine at home, but I sure don't look as bad as I do in the fitting room mirror at Meijer or JC Penny or Target or Old Navy or...you get the point, evil little things.
You are a ROCK STAR and you're doing great! 23 pounds is nothing to scoff at...YOU are AWESOME!

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CAALAN23 12/16/2009 10:17AM

    You remember my journey with jeans right? Still didn't really drop a size in the jeans that I wanted so badly but they still made me feel better so I bought them anyway. It'll happen, it's like finding a man. The harder you look the harder it is to find the "right" one.

I've been in a funk myself. Got crazy busy and my Gemini roots made me bored and want to revolt, but I'm back now. For a while anyway. ;) LOL!

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/16/2009 10:12AM

    You are getting smaller! It takes the body awhile to even out sometimes, and for us to have our minds catch up! I know you don't want to here this, but give yourself time! And allow yourself to feel sexy! We are harder on ourselves!

Hugs! Beverly

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DIXIED88 12/16/2009 10:08AM

    Jeans are evil wonderful things. First just know that companies all vary in sizing so there is no way to say you are a certain size unless you also include the brand, style, and cut you have. They want you in the store for as long as possible to make you think you need to buy something for your efforts. I hate shopping too. Takes entirely too much time for very little reward. I recommend trying some stretchy type jeans. Just a tiny bit of spandex seems to make them better fitting to me and it normally allows for a smaller number on the tag.

I think you should try a new dvd, game, or program. Christmas is close. Maybe Santa could bring you something you've been wanting to try. Also most libraries have a DVD section you can rent to try before you buy.

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STOPTHECRAVING 12/16/2009 8:23AM

    Thanks! It really does feel better knowing others struggle with sizing too! I'm beginning to feel like a broken record (as I blogged about this yesterday), but I am starting to feel better. I need to hear that I am not alone in this! Thanks again for your words of encouragement!

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MBSKIT 12/16/2009 8:09AM

    Hang in there. I do the QFC as well as adding other strength training to it. Add some fun new DVD's to the mix or do some of the vidoes on Spark. I went out and bought a Hula Hoop just to add some fun...drives my son crazy and that is a bonus emoticon
Jeans are hard to find and I think that the sizing is not true to size...that is a whole another topic.
Hang in there!!

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COLEENCOLE 12/16/2009 7:58AM

    I know jeans have their place, but I think that in most cases they are not slimming and actually make people look heavier than they really are. I think sizing has become so generous that one needs to lose more weight than usual to drop a size. I think inches lost is the best measure of success.

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IRIE_KEY 12/16/2009 7:51AM

    Urgh, jeans. I hate them too. Not wearing the perfect pair (if that isn't just an urban myth), but shopping - yuck. I think maybe I don't have a jeans body. I see them on other people and they look fab, but on me - not so much so I feel your pain. Kudos though on the pull ups without unbuttoning or unzipping.
Here's to hoping you get your groove back today. I'm betting on you.
Eileen

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Loss of mojo? Or something else...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've been trekking away. Exercising spontaneously and planned. Eating within my calorie range (almost all the time). But, I'm not feelin' the excitement I had at the beginning. I lost 2 more pounds, yet I'm not jumping for joy! What the freak? Why does this not feel like the ecstatic elation I felt before?

Could it be that this is becoming a lifestyle? Oh My! Maybe I've got the hang of this? Maybe it's feeling like a routine rather than a painful chore. Wow! That is good news.

Now if only losing 23 pounds would translate to a whole size down in the land of jeans... Why can't I find the "perfect" pair? I did purchase a pair with the numbers 1 and 4 together. They just aren't THE JEAN that I dreamed about. You know, the ones that squish the fat so no one knows it's there. And lifts your butt so people know it's there. And somehow make you appear taller, thinner, and more beautiful than a movie star. What's that you say? They don't exist? What? I can't hear you!

  
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TIMEFORVACATION 12/16/2009 1:21PM

    I feel jeans are sooooo hard to shop for. Too tight, short, long, baggy, or cutting me in half. I wouldn't stress to much about finding that perfect pair of jeans just yet because you will be swimming in them in no time. Hit some consignment shops and find 1 or 2 cheap pair to hold you over until size 12 or 10!!

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DIXIED88 12/15/2009 3:17PM

    It's great that it's becoming routine but when it gets that way for me, I get a little bored. Maybe it's time to mix it up a little so you do get that ecstatic elation! The Biggest Loser game is doing that for me right now. Everytime I finish a workout I feel like I've done something special. Time for a new (non weight loss related) goal.

Hmmmm....you find those magic pants and they are gonna turn into the traveling pants! I want a piece of that!!

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BUTTERCUP76 12/15/2009 12:51PM

    That is totally it, It has become part of your routine now. It happened to me a few weeks back. Feels weird, Huh!

And when you find those dream jeans let me know where you found them I want some! Even the size 8's I last bought can't do all that. LOL

Have a great day anyway!

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ZEE1960 12/15/2009 8:47AM

    I hate jeans although I wear them all the time, they are either hanging down like I have done jail time or cutting me in half, there is no happy middle ground, I prefer to go for the time served look though it's more comfortable lol, although not the look a nearly 50yr old should be adopting lol

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CYCLINGSANDY 12/15/2009 7:19AM

    emoticon on getting those 23 pounds off. Jeans don't fix everything as I have found out. Keep searching for that pair that does the most for you!I'd be jumping for joy for 2 more pounds though.

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MORGNSGRL 12/15/2009 7:13AM

    Jeans are the WORST to shop for. It's so frustrating.

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BLUE97HARBOR 12/15/2009 7:04AM

    Sending you warm thoughts today...

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