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downsides to losing weight.....

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

yes... there are some.
Clothes don't fit anymore... which is cool.. and sucks. I like shopping for clothes at Salvo and garage sales. You know me, a bargain!
But.... akkkk.... I need new bras! (don't hate me here....)
I am now no longer a 36B... I am down to an A cup!!!!!!
I know some of you will wince and cuss at me.... I cannot help it. Yes, I am whining... I hate shopping for bras. I buy them online and will these too. but geesh.....
why does the first place ya lose weight be here I don't want too!

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SLAFFER 3/31/2010 7:22PM

    Congrats on your loss! So true, for guys they have "big and tall" but small guys there are not much short and small and very degrading shopping in the boys department.

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HOLYGRL721 3/14/2009 7:03AM

    Thought I'd add to your list of downsides you forgot to mention...
annoying comments from the opposite sex (like i'm gonna still you from your hubby, like my hubby's not jealous enough already)
annoying comments and looks from people jealous your losing (like I had people asking how much you lose this week when i first had my surgery but once i got down and started looking and feeling better it changed to how much you planning on losing grrrr can we say aggravating LOL)
and clothes wise... oh i wanted to wear my wedding suit (a pink jacket and skirt) so bad I shot right by it got to wear it one time now that's aggravating let me tell you.

emoticon but the good far outweight the bad for sure

Comment edited on: 3/14/2009 7:04:23 AM

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QUESOSAUCE 12/14/2008 3:56PM

    I know! It's so difficult affording the new clothes...but oh-so-cool fitting into a pair of jeans that previously couldn't get past my KNEES!

But bras? Yup. I'm just getting to the point where I need to admit to myself that I'm likely not going to stay a 38 C.

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WHITE-RABBIT 11/11/2008 5:28PM

    I have a value scale of clothing in my closet ranging from weights between 165lbs and 95lbs. Size 0s and size 13s share a space with my size 9s that still fit. It is really hard to find clothes that fit after you've lost weight. I used to hate it when I would go to put on my favorite shirt and it hung off me like a potato sack. Now, I hate it that all the shirts that were my favorites squeeze my rolls. It is a hassle both ways. Have fun shopping for cute outfits though. I am also a fan of Salvo! Congrats on meeting your goal. You managed to do exactly what I want to (I am trying to get to 120lbs myself).

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SKIDEE 10/5/2008 8:01AM

    Yes....I, too, gain/lose here first but I am DYING to lose weight there. I have not had a bra that fits right for several years b/c stores don't SELL them. HOW can you buy a bra online? And WHY do they label them so weirdly? I'm in a 38 DD right now but think I really need a 36 XX (meaning I really don't KNOW the cup size b/c there are never any bigger cupped bras in stores to try on!!

And then they go from DD to F ....WHAT? Why not just go right up the alphabet in order so we have some idea of where we are?

There...so now you are not the only bra-whiner in the group. :-)


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MDK.360 9/12/2008 6:46PM

    I know it. The one place you don't want to loose weight and its one of the first areas to slim down... I hope I don't loose too much. I like being a C :(


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KIYOSHI04 9/2/2008 9:01PM

    i wish i would lose weight there!!!
i am in agreement about the downsides.
i hate clothes shopping.
i guess, at least, we dont have to buy bigger!!

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KRISLEEB 9/2/2008 8:43PM

    Ain't THAT the truth!!! I always loose it from my face before anywhere else!!!

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What if the Hokey Pokey is Really What it's all about?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

This is a Jimmy Buffett Song.... I was listening to it this am and wondered? So if it was true... and life's a cosmic joke, testing us. Why not have fun as we test! And if we are suppose to be taking this life so seriously and stern... then someone has a really sick sense of humour! So lets all do the hokey pokey and thumb our noses at the world!

Here's the lyrics...

The universe is runnin' away
I heard it on the news just the other day
There's this new stuff called dark energy
We can't measure and we can't see
It's some elemental mystery
Train that we can't catch

But our heads are in the oven
And somebody's 'bout to strike a match

Meanwhile back on our big round ball
Things are getting serious as cholesterol
Permutations, calculations,
Greedy piggies at the trough
Arrogance and ignorance
Just to top it off
I just can't keep up with the Nasdaq
Who got sold and bought
I've got to take my lunch break
But I'll leave you with a little for thought

Maybe it's all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about

What if life is just a cosmic joke
Like spiders in your underwear or olives in
your coke
My life can get as messy as
a day old sticky bun
So I arm myself with punch
lines and a big ol'
water gun
They say it's not that
simple but just maybe it
should be
It's time to change the
subject, would you join me
in a cup of herbal tea?

Maybe it's all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about

I still believe in rock 'n' roll
It pays my bills and soothes my soul
There really really isn't
A whole lot more around
Except for Frank Sinatra and the Big
band sound
I want music in the music
I want chicken in the soup
I want caffeine in my system let's revive
the hula hoop

Maybe it's all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about


Careful what you wish for.....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

you might get it, and from close up, it might not look the same as it did from afar.
I wanted more challenges, I thought I was ready to step it up. I thought I knew what that would mean, boyo was I mistaken.
Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family, and my job etc. I honestly do! but....
does it all have to hit at once?
First there was the huge Art Festival, which worked out great in the end, but was a bear and a half, the pointy, growly half, to organize. Just think the stereotypic artist temperment, and you know who was suppose to be organizing. Lucky I have had to learn a few things over the long, long years of retail. It was hot, then raining, then hot... even I got warm. And those who know me, know that is rare. I spent half the festival running water to dingbat artists who had none. Was a wild, crazy time and I loved it, but drove me to drink!
Then, directly from festival, spent my vacation with Husband, Davin and his daughter in a studio room at the Cape. Now don't get me wrong, we had a great time. But... I don't care who you are with, 24/7 is way too much time together, especially for me. By the time we left I was on edge and ready to whack anyone that so much as spoke to me. All sorts of things made it great and crazy and never to be repeated. A studio is way to small for 4 adults!
Then back here to work, luckily I took a day off in between, as the garden was pathetic. Got stung twice by a mad yellow jacket, not crazy, just mad cause he got caught in my hair. No huhu, I am not allergic, though it hurts. Then got a blister from weeding, broke my garden shears!
Then back to work, where nothing I left on the list of must do's, got done. None, zip... nada.
Tonight we are throwing a surprise Indiana Jones Party, worth it as the kid will love it and he deserves it. One of those good kids you hear about, but rarely get to know. I love it, but it takes a night away.
Saturday we are throwing a "surprise" 50th Anniversary party for in-laws. I say surprise in quotes as they know about it due to Husband blabbing while under the influence of sedation in medical procedure. His Mother was with him. They will be renewing their vows and having a brunch, which we are having catered.
So... we were going to go to a park afterwards to have a picnic with those people coming from out of town. Nope... going to thunderstorm and pour. So the only place in town big enough for the .. now 18... people coming is here. Akkkk... I have not done any real housework in over a month. I have two small dogs who shed!
So tonight after party, I start cleaning. Well, started last night. Then tomorrow night shop for food to feed them, will be a grilled dinner! Luckily a friend is making dessert, strawberries and shortcake! I love you Lynn!
Friday night we are suppose to get together for diner with people coming in town, but I said no. I work till 7, which means I don't get out, as it is Friday and there is extra paperwork, till 7:30. Then meet people I don't know? No thanks. I think they can spend the evening with my brother-in-law and his family. They are the ones who thought up all this., Not saying it isn't a good idea. it is. And I know in-laws will enjoy it. They never had a real wedding. As he was stationed in Washington State and she lived in Louisiana. She hopped a train, met her Maid of Honor at the station, got dressed in back of church, got married, spent the night in hotel room with him and then hopped the train back.

so... careful what ya wish for!

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YARELL 8/7/2008 6:39AM

    Thank you all so much. I know your right. But at the time I wrote it was overwhelmed and stressed. Yes, I cleaned like mad last night, needed it anyways.
Tonight will shop for the food, then sit with bud and watch the Dr Who Final Episodes.
Unless I get crazy and start cleaning again.

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KIYOSHI04 8/6/2008 11:50AM

    i agree with what's already been said... i was thinking about this the other day. when i go to someone's house, do i see if they've dusted? or if their rug is vacuumed? no....
so people arent even checking it out.
you do have a lot going on right now, though.
good luck with everything!!

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LYNNDERBY1 8/6/2008 9:38AM

    Kris is right.....take a step back and a deep breath.....and relax!! Many years ago, I would do the same thing......work for days to have an immaculate house when company was scheduled. By the time they got there, I couldn't enjoy them.....was the house clean enough? Were they going to mees up what took me so long to do? And so on! In the end, and after 4 kids, I learned....just take the time to have fun.....life is way too short and you must make the very best of any situation! And stand by the door as your guests arrive and tell them...."No white gloves allowed"!!!! emoticon

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KRISLEEB 8/6/2008 8:35AM

    Been there, done that! And you've been by my side many a time too!! It's overwhelming, but once that washes over you, you'll be fine. Tis the season and this is actually just the tip of the iceburg when you stop to think about it. It will be over before you know it and you'll look back and wonder why you didn't take the time to enjoy it.

So....take a big breath. Do a bit of yoga. And enjoy it. Life just moves tooooo fast (remember when Sarah was born....just yesterday....well she's headed off to Kindergarten now). Enjoy it. They won't judge you by the dust or the food but the attitude. If you live in the moment, they'll be envious and have a great time cause they've missed so much but you are living in the moment!!!!

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Please keep in mind the following comes after a no kid Auntie spends 11 hours with a niece and nephew and her in-laws with no support, back up or alcohol!

What possesses people to have kids? There isn't any shutting them off or out. No time outs, not when you know they are just in other room lurking, waiting for their favorite Auntie to come play more superheros and such with them. Where the heck is their mute button? Their off switch? Don't I get to change channels even?

Don't get me wrong, I love them. They are good, intelligent... way smart kids. I have no idea how that happened either! but.... akkkkkk

ENOUGH. 11 hours of pure and uninterrupted kid made me go crazy. I had fun, wouldn't swap it for the world, but came home, poured a big glass of port, took some advil, ate some swiss cheese, thus blowing diet..... and flipped!

I want only to sleeeeeep, and yet, I feel guilty about being glad I am not with them anymore.

I am not an ogre, though some people might think so. Am I the baddie in this? Or did I just overdose?

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HONEYBEA 7/8/2008 4:23PM

    You are normal. There is a spark team called, You're Not the Only One without Kids. I belong to it. Hubby and I decided not to have children. We get some weird looks and rude comments about that sometimes but often a, 'good for you!' comes up too. Whenever I visit my nephew, he considers me to be someone new to show off for. Someone who hasn't seen all of his tricks. He thinks I'm there just to visit him and can't understand why I don't want to spend the day watching him play video games. Go figure.
Some parents think that when a relative or friend comes over that they are a free baby sitter and it is the parents' time to get away from the kids.
Maybe if they weren't all over you the whole time you were there, you would enjoy them more. My sister makes my nephew go upstairs or downstairs and play by himself for a while so we can visit. Also, maybe go over a bit more often to acclimate yourself to the noise level would help?

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YARELL 7/5/2008 9:56PM

    They are visiting my in-laws, the kids grandfolks for a whole month. Parents are at home. So yes, I did it to be with kids, but also to give my father-in-law a break.

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KRISLEEB 7/5/2008 9:48PM

    It is a true test of character that you lasted 11 hours. Even us parents have a hard time putting in 8!!! But, if you need it, think about the fact that you occupied them for 11 hours and gave those parents some time away from being parents....a true rareity. You did a good thing and I'm sure if you sat back & thought about it, you'd realize that you burned enough calories to cover BOTH the Port and the cheese. Playing with kids uses ALOT of calories!!

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KIYOSHI04 7/5/2008 5:59PM

    i did the same thing just about.. not the glass of port although i considered it.
i had macaroni salad, which i dont even like, and a s'more...
that reminds me, i have to go get the dried on marshmallow out of my pants and shirt now.. how it managed to roll completely down my body i'm not sure.
but my nephew swears he didnt do it.

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LYNNDERBY1 7/5/2008 6:27AM

    Being with family sometimes can be a test of fortitude.....mental and physical. And this doesn't mean it has to be children....small ones, that is.....that are putting you thru this. Some times they are childlike....so matter how many years they have been on this earth. The solution is to know when to "cut and run"......for your sanity, and for keeping you out of either a prison or mental institution, that could mean little as a 15 minute visit.....hello, goodbye and on your way!!! emoticon

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

confuse me... big surprise there right? Am I the only one? The endless variety of people absolutely amaze me. Yet.... why should it? We are all different. I have studied the personalities.
There's my friends who love the hustle and bustle of always being busy. Every minute planned out and filled with one activity after another. Involved in so many things my head spins. Leading, directing, planning... and they love it!
Then there's the opposite, the ones that work, come home, sit... veg.... rarely going out, unless you pry them out with a crowbar. And they love it!
Yes, there are those in between ones too. A couple things here and there, yet solitude in their homes too.
Then there are those pinheads that whine and complain about their rotten luck and life. (I like to ignore them, otherwise I might get out a baseball bat!)

no revelations here... just a comment on people.

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YARELL 6/17/2008 9:33PM

    damn, i thought i was being slick.

What do you mean my friends are weird?????

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LYNNDERBY1 6/17/2008 11:16AM

    yep, we are all very different.......but wouldn't it be boring if the Lord had cloned us????? emoticon

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KRISLEEB 6/17/2008 9:28AM

    Gee, sounds like you have some WIERD friends!!! (he, he, he)

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