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Aerie

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Sometimes us girls need to wear something underneathe to make US feel good about US. Some of my undergarments, especially the ones I wear during the TOM, make me feel not good about my appearance. So, today I went to mall as I had to do a few other things today. I stopped at Aerie. That may be my new favorite store. The staff were very nice, made me feel comfortable and not silly that I might not know my size. I have gotten looks before when I need help with sizing. Yes, I have lost alot of weight and yes, I do not know what I should be wearing and yes, that was why I was hoping you could help me. Anyways, besides the amazing staff (did you know they even have certain areas of the store that they cannot be?), all the garments I found were cotton. What's the big deal? Well, it means if I move suddenly, my undies will NOT be rolling underneath my roll. Now, if you ever have had a roll, now or before, you know exactly what I am talking about! So, now I am sitting in my new garments feeling sexy with no one to impress but ME. emoticon

  
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JPGSMOM 6/3/2012 4:44PM

    Good for you getting something special all for you!!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/3/2012 10:44AM

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1CRAZYDOG 6/3/2012 12:27AM

    My dear, who BETTER to impress . . . YOURSELF! That's great! Proud of you that you got something that makes you feel special. You deserve it.

HUGS!
Barb

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SOXYINMO 6/2/2012 8:19PM

    Kudos to them for good customer service, and kudos for you feeling GOOD!

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OPTIMIST1948 6/2/2012 7:52PM

    One of the things I like most about my weightloss is that I can wear some of my sexy underthings and FEEL sexy instead of foolish.

I may try Aerie for a few more....(thanks!)

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My Weakest Hour: 9 pm

Friday, June 01, 2012

Today was the start of Operation Summer. Operation Summer is where my sister and I are trying, scratch that, going to lose 25 pounds. We talked about our game plan over Memorial Day weekend. Ours differ just a tad but that's okay. Mine was to track everything, strength train 2-3 times a week and do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio. Basically, that is what I did the first summer I started this journey and I feel it's the recipe for weight loss.

Anyways, I tracked today. It always goes great until 9 pm comes along. At this point, I am typically hungry but is in range. I have a choice. Either I can eat and not lose weight. Or I cannot eat and lose weight. This is the choice I have.

This is the reason I saw the dietician a couple months back. I know there has to be a better way to eat to make my food last that extra hour so I do not thwart all my earlier efforts. You see, I have always struggled with this since starting to lose weight.

Do you guys have any ideas for me? What can I eat that is salty but not high in calories, sodium or fat? I am not super fond of popcorn. Sometimes it does the trick and sometimes it doesn't. My sister had almonds this weekend so I brought some of those. Unfortunately, they are at my dorm and I am house sitting. In fact, the owner had chips. They were so yummy!

  
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OPTIMIST1948 6/2/2012 7:54PM

    I was going to suggest the chickpea thing (Havent tried it myself but I hear good things) but LDRichel beat me to it.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/2/2012 12:28PM

    I find the combo of carb/protein is what does it for me. Slice of apple w/ a little peanut butter. Cottage cheese. Almonds . . . or pistachios. LOVE those.

Good luck!

HUGS!
Barb

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MYLADY4 6/2/2012 10:11AM

    I agree with almonds for a snack. The one thing I really really like is a chocolate rice cake with a little flax seed organic peanut butter on it but you could use almond butter. The combo of fat and carbs just works for me.

Good for you on realizing that it a trigger hour doing something about it.

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LDRICHEL 6/2/2012 7:01AM

    I like to roast a can of chickpeas and salt them. They are a deliciossnack, very high in protein so just a 1/4 c gets you pretty full.

*sorry about typos...phone*

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2012 11:19PM

    Pretzels?

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New Slate

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Today was the start of summer classes. And, with that, apparently I was ready for a clean slate in many aspects of my life.

My dorm room has been driving me crazy so I changed it around. I love the new feel of it.

Than, I got a new phone and provider. After being with Verizon since 2005, I switched to ATT today. I really hope this was the right thing to do. Since AllTel and Verizon merged, I haven't been happy with the service. Today was the last straw with the company. I have until the 9th when my billing cycle ends to decide.

I switched to Verizon Wireless back in 2005 because of their well known customer service. Now, I keep hearing horror stories about ATT's customer service. What if I have a horror story like those people?

Do you have ATT? Do you like it? Pros? Cons?

With getting a new number, something I haven't done since 2005, it felt like making a clean slate when I was going through my telephone book, trying to decide who to text to inform that I got a new number. It was actually nice.

The only person I am still on the fence is the guy that my sister set me up. I want to give it to him. I want something to happen. But, he thinks I am too pretty. I guess I kinda hope that in the future we could have something potential. He sounds like a great guy but he's not giving him or me a chance. The other guys that I have gone on dates in the last six months.. well.. good riddance, lol.

So, have you had ATT? Would you pass my number to this guy or just let it go?

  
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JPGSMOM 5/31/2012 5:54PM

    I have t-mobile, but I'm wondering why I haven't gotten a text from you yet so I have your new number???? emoticon

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LEAHOBI 5/31/2012 9:36AM

    I don't think it matters what company, when you have a problem- you will have a problem.

I wouldn't give the guy your number. If he wants to contact you, he will find a way. Giving him your number, will add stress about "if/when" he will call, not to mention possible feelings of rejection, if he never calls. Honestly, would you refuse to date a guy just because he is too handsome? *I just want to say, that I do think you are beautiful. I think that you are worth more, than a guy "who says you are too pretty". You deserve a guy, who will fight for you and support you. You have transformed yourself, proved you can do anything you set your mind to. Find a guy, who makes you feel great about being you :)

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/30/2012 4:21PM

    I have AT&T because they've had the best coverage in the area. However, they're a bit pricey (considering more companies are beginning to offer some no-contract phone services) and now that I'm getting to enjoy so many benefits of having a "smart" phone (internet, facebook, email, radio, and podcasts), I likely will not leave them anytime soon. On an older phone with them, we paid for a tethering serving that we never used -- the learning curve was beyond me and we simply kept paying for a service we never used for far too long. I've since lowered my bill and upped the usage of my benefits so I'm much more fully enjoying the use of my phone. I still don't understand how I can get all my emails on demand, yet have to pay twenty cents (or $5/mo) for each text message. These companies still want to find ways to nickel and dime you to death. The ultimate test may be how much it costs to take (and use) my phone overseas (I fear the cost is high) -- and it may pay to buy a disposable phone.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/30/2012 4:20PM

    Yes, I have AT&T, but I've had the program FOREVER! It was initially Cingular Wireless. So, now that it's AT&T and we have an AT&T landline, we bundled the cells, landline and computer together. We get a pretty good rate.

The service is good, Can't complain.

As for passing on your new # to the guy, you don't have anything to lose, but just don't count on him calling you. That would lead to disappointed feelings if he doesn't. It's worth a shot, though.

Good luck! Glad you're feeling a little more upbeat with the changes.

HUGS!

Barb

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NATPLUMMER 5/30/2012 9:17AM

    I have ATT and have had no problems with them at all. Any issues I've had have been quickly resolved. I used to have Cingular but it got bought out by ATT and I've been with them ever since. They are also my land line provider.
I'd pass the number to him....you never know. If he doesn't call or text...it's his loss.

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Update on my running

Monday, May 28, 2012

On Saturday, I got a sports massage to help get rid of this soreness in my entire body - back, neck, hips, knees, feet. She WAS amazing. So much so that I brought new running shoes. I went running in them on Sunday and felt soreness in the hips and the feet. The problem with this is I do not know if the foot issues is from the shoes or my before issues. Either way, it confirmed my decision to not do Grandma's Marathon this week. On the other hand, I am thinking I might be going to the chiropractor since it's all on one side of my body.

Just wanted to give you guys the update... Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! emoticon

  
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PATRICIAANN46 5/30/2012 3:38PM

  Hi Savannah.........
You are making the right decision in taking care of your body now.......rather than injuring it further. There will be MANY other races in your future.
Take care......
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Patti

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ERLYWA 5/29/2012 11:52AM

    It stinks when we have to pull out of a race we really wanted to do, but in the entire scheme of things, it is often for the best. I remember doing that uphill race last summer and wanted to make it up all 10 miles, but by mile 7.5 my hip was getting very painful. I remember telling myself I can go for the glory of making it all 10 miles but perhaps injure myself to the point of not running at all for awhile, possibly permanently, or I could stop and bask in the pride of making it as far as I did. Sometimes, this is the choice it comes down to.

Good for you for choosing long term health and wellness over a single race, even though I know how hard and how disappointing that is to do!

HUGS
Erika

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NATPLUMMER 5/29/2012 9:06AM

    Glad the sports massage did some good. Hard to say whether it's the shoes or not but probably best not to run the marathon until you have it all sorted out. Maybe the chiro can help.
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MYLADY4 5/29/2012 8:48AM

    Good call on the marathon. If you hurt, it will not be fun and risk further injury.

Glad the massage helped (I need to find one again, strength is aggrevating the shoulders). I see a chiropractor for my hips too. They get out and one leg goes shorter then the other.

Take care

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/29/2012 12:15AM

    Sounds like you made the wisest decision. Try not to have any regrets as you continue to work towards the next set of goals you have before you. Nothing wrong with revising your goals now so you can have a relatively "fresh" beginning while moving on.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/28/2012 10:28PM

    Awww, sorry to hear of your decision, but you know what . . . you're smart to do what your body is telling you is the right thing to do. Absolutely.

I'm glad that the massage helped.

Had a phone call from John today, so that made my Memorial Day. He is done now with basics. Onto advanced training! He had today off (that's nice!) so I imagine he caught up on some much needed sleep.

HUGS, my dear Savannah. I am sure you feel disappointed about not running in that marathon, but you're doing what you need to do.

HUGS!

Barb

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A new reason to share a goal!

Friday, May 25, 2012

When I started this journey, one of the tips I found on Sparkpeople was to share your goals. The idea of sharing your goals is that it keeps you accountable.

Recently, I have found sharing goals can be inspiring.

In April, I told my friend about how I struggle with strength training and how I put a smile-y sticker on my calendar. As long as I get three stickers each week, I was going to reward myself with a sport massage. (Next week, I hope to get this massage I earned!) Apparently, I inspired her to strength train as well, something she does not like to do either. She even is putting on stickers, too. This was pretty cool as she is super fit.

Fast forward a few weeks later and now it seems like we have similar goals. We are going to do intervals or hills every week. This happened because again I told her about the goals and now we are working on it together.

But, don't believe I am not affected by other people's goals for one second. My sister shared her goal to lose 25 pounds this summer. It has inspired me to start up my weight loss again. You know, even this skydiving thing has popped up again because my friend posted on Facebook that he's going skydiving. It got me thinking about how I want to go skydiving and the reason why.

Another instance of this never ending change of inspiration. My friend follows blogs and was telling me about runforcookies blog who is also a sparker. So naturally I check it out myself. This woman looks familiar. I do some more digging and I find out she is on a Ragnar Relay with John. You know John of course. Than, I tell my friend all this and now we both want to do the Ragnar Relay. And, now one of these days I am going to show my friend who is a committed runner Sparkpeople!

So, the moral of the story is to share your goals and inspirations because you never know who YOU, yes, YOU, will inspire! Like us Sparkers says, it only takes a spark to create a fire. Let's start this fire... share your goals with someone!

(By the way, I emoticon THREE times this week!)

  
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XRSIZE18 5/26/2012 4:11AM

    Sharing goals is SO important. It definitely has kept me accountable - that's why I blog!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/25/2012 8:05PM

    You ARE inspirational!!! Hope you have a good weekend and some YOU time.

HUGS!
Barb

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/25/2012 12:03PM

    Great post! Great idea!

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/25/2012 12:00PM

    Yes, you never know who you will inspire along the way. Great idea--and you DEFINITELY should do Ragnar, I'm so excited about doing my first this summer!

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MYLADY4 5/25/2012 10:32AM

    Way to go!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 5/25/2012 9:44AM

    Excellent idea!!

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LDRICHEL 5/25/2012 7:00AM

    LOVE THIS!!!! I totally get it! And it is like a big circle of inspiration around here!

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LUCYLU22 5/25/2012 12:05AM

    Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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