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Letter to my Spanx Items ....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Body Crushers
I have been thinking of you recently and following an incident this morning, I felt compelled to write to you.
For several years now you have assisted in the wearing of a number of items in my wardrobe. However, this morning I tried on a pair of trousers for which you have been the only option for some time now. But they went on without you - with space!
Our relationship has never been comfortable.
Since we met you have caused me nothing but humiliation and disgust.
I have even stayed in at night rather than dress up and spend a night out with you.
After much thought I have made a decision about our future.
Please accept this letter as formal notice of redundancy.
Due to our stressful relationship, there will be no consultation period - I do not believe there is any other position in my life that you can assist in.
There will be no severance pay - you have cost me too much already!
At best, your future holds a meeting with the kitchen scissors - they continue to perform well for me.
At worst, following your meeting with the scissors, you may then have a meeting with Mr Match. I know he can be a fiery character but he does have his uses.
I have no doubt that you are feeling low at this point but, not as low as I have felt during our relationship.
Yours sincerely
A slimmer me.

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LADYBUG1943 2/28/2012 11:28AM

    Love it. Thanks for the laugh!


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ERINMCGEE 2/24/2012 1:18PM

    awesome! i hate those things too. thank you for the smile this morning :)

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MILLISMA 2/24/2012 9:41AM

    This is too funny! Love it. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/24/2012 9:38AM

    I love this blog. You have been doing so well. Did your Spanx put up a fight? Did they try to convince you that they are still needed? I hope you showed them no mercy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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LYNNWILSON81 2/20/2012 7:15PM

    Love this! I have a pair from vendetta that are the most uncomfortable things to put on and am so happy that I fit in a dress on Sunday without using them! Goodbye little pee holes and pokey metal rods!

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OUBACHE 2/20/2012 12:42PM

    Great blog~love it that you're feeling this way. I hope I'm next!

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JILLSMYTH 2/20/2012 12:18PM


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So Where Am I So Far ......... .?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Start weight - 158lbs
Current weight - 145.2 lbs
Spark goal - 133 lbs
My goal - 128 lbs

This is the hard part as I love to eat and enjoy a glass of wine. However, I am cutting down and making healthier choices. I've even developed a taste for pumpkin seeds!

November and December were good months for exercise. January was poor - too much shilly shallying and not enough effort. February is going well and I am currently walking 4+ miles a day on the treadmill.
Steps per day at start of this - 3500
Steps per day currently - 12000+

I know I am not going to meet the Spark Goal date - I accept this now and have stopped beating myself up about it.
This is not a race but a change of lifestyle. It took me 48 years to get to the point where I joined the Spark family. I have until mid-May to reach either my Spark Goalmor My Goal (in time for my personal shopper appointment).

Thank you for all of your kind words and support. It is really appreciated.

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TAMIPCHICAGO 2/19/2012 12:05PM

    You're doing great. Lifestyles, like life tend to be fluid, and you have to roll with the blows, and control as much as you can without making it stressful instead. Hopefully there are more ups than downs. lol

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/19/2012 12:02PM

    You have been more consistant than I have. You are doing so great. Have a wonderful weekend.

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DEC2DEC 2/19/2012 11:55AM

    I'm not moving as fast as I wanted to either... but I'm okay with it too. It will take the time it takes. I have a life to live that is more than just obsessing about losing weight.

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Lunches For This Week

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I've just finished making my lunches for work this week. Everyone in the office actually took kindly to the curry smell last week but I did promise them not to do it again this week!
So, what is on the menu this week?
Homemade Veg Ragu -not a Ragu in the true style but store cupboard style!
Potatoes, carrots, baby broad beans, soya beans, mushrooms, onions, tin of chopped tomatoes, some passata, chilli flakes, veg stock cubes and pepper.
It's smelling good!
Works out at around 300cals a take-away container full. (here in the uk we get our take aways served in really handy plastic containers with air tight lids. Why waste them!!!)
Now to rack my brain as to what to put on the menu for next week........!

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YULLABELLE 2/15/2012 4:17PM

    emoticon Enjoy!!

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LYNNWILSON81 2/13/2012 2:36PM

    that sounds so yummy! Would love to know the amounts for each and how you cook sounds like something I need to make

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Work Day Lunches Prepared

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I've been spending some time thinking about the food I take to work for lunch and how I can improve on it. So today I have prepared :
Wholewheat Pasta in Curried Tomato Sauce.
Under 300 calories per serving.
My work colleagues have recently been commenting on the great smell of homemade veg soup that I've taken in. Let's see how they cope with curried pasta!!

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YULLABELLE 2/15/2012 4:19PM

    emoticon I want to try this maybe for dinner this weekend.

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DEC2DEC 2/5/2012 11:25AM


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January - A Reflection

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

January was a strange month.
It started on a high - a New Year, new opportunities and the anticipated completion of a new me! There was even a pay rise at work!
Christmas and New Year were packed away for another year.
For no reason, the January Blues crept up and took over the brain controls for a couple of weeks. The body was willing but the brain struggled. The alarm would be set for an early treadmill session but the snooze would often be hit instead of the rubber belt!
The Blues have gone and I've still managed to end the month 2.5lbs down. Not where I wanted to be but at least I did not put weight on.
So let's welcome in a new month.
Time to get back on track.
The brain is now focussed and an appointment has been made in May with a Personal Shopper at John Lewis to get a nice cocktail dress for Dad's 70th.
On order - one hot body (well as hot as it can be at 48)!!!!!

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MILLISMA 2/1/2012 5:11PM

    emoticonyou're going to have to post a picture of the dress. Don't knock yourself for not doing more in January. You did GREAT!!!

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