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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I started a new sparkteam. :P

Click the link above if you want to donate your too big clothes to those who need them --- OTHER SPARKERS!! ;) hehehe.

P.S. -- I hope someone has some Disney Princess Velcro Sneakers in MYYYYyy size ;) JK!

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GUGIE76 8/19/2007 10:07PM

    a great idea...i'm joining!!!!

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SWEETIE7544 8/16/2007 11:14PM

  What a GREAT idea! It's so much fun to get new (smaller) clothes when losing weight. But it can also be expensive if you have a lot to lose. Thanks so much for brining this up!

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TOBICAE 8/15/2007 9:58PM

    Dana, you're so awesome. Way to problem solve! Lol. The flickr group is working now, btw. I just checked and joined it.

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I need new clothes!!!!!!! :P

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Well -- I've been losing weight like crazy, as anyone who has visited my page or blog knows, and I am running out of clothes. Pretty soon I'll be thinner than I have been in my adult life, and I'm starting to get thinner than I have been in the professional workplace.

THEREFORE - I'm needing new work clothes. Actually, to be honest, I just need new clothes period.

I have one pair of jeans that fit, and one pair of work pants that fit. Ok two. But one is that "slinky" material? You know... all stretchy and whatnot? It feels like I'm wearing pajamas which is pretty creepy... and I have to wear a long shirt so I don't feel indecent. hahahaha. And I've been wearing these ancient stretch corduroys that are on their last leg. They're black and not jeans, so I've been wearing them to work... buuuut..... they have a giant hole where the label used to be on the back, and a little hole at the top inner corner of each pocket. The corduroy is worn down to the fabric in places. hahaha.

So anyway. Like I said. I need new clothes. I don't want to really BUY new clothes though. Because as much as I love shopping -- I'm just passing through this size. I'm going to be skinnier, and need new clothes again. So... it kinda sucks.

But anyway -- so the reason I'm telling you all this is because today I am wearing some pants that I haven't worn in a couple of weeks because they're too big. I just decided to wear them today -- and wow. They keep almost falling off. I wore a superlong shirt to kind of counteract that and also to help make the long low crotch look less weird. I'm wearing the highest heels I have (some like... mayyybe 2 inch cork wedges, hello I'm 6'2" people!), and the pants are dragging the ground. So today will be their last day in my service, probably.

Not to mention they have ridiculous looking wear in the general crotch area due to rubbing thighs when they actually fit and were form fitting when they were tighter on me... and it looks horrible now that my crotch is superlow and it's not really hidden between the aforementioned rubbing thighs...

*SIGH* It's a WONDERFUL problem to have. :) So I'm really bragging when I'm complaining. hahahahha

But still. I don't want to walk around looking "poor" as my coworker calls it. As I lose weight she's like -- you're just looking poorer and poorer.

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TERRIEBNL 8/15/2007 8:57PM

    this is a CATO's size 18... And I'm beginning to think CATOs runs large... worth a try, ya know?
I'm big on the bottom too (Avocado)... so... it just might worketh... your call :D


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LISAROUSSEAU 8/15/2007 8:02PM

    CONGRATS to you! I don't know how particular you are about where your clothes come from, but let me tell you what I have been doing. We have a great local thrift store here- nice stuff too. When I get down a size I take my old stuff in there and donate it (if it isn't worn out) and buy the next size down. I don't plan on staying this size so I don't see the since in paying full price somewhere. This really works for me. I have found some really cute khakis and jeans and skirts. Now, if you have tons of money, this won't be an issue!! Keep up your great progress. If people on here are offering things you can use, that would be awesome! Maybe we need to start a clothes exchange on here!!

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TERRIEBNL 8/15/2007 7:44PM

    If you don't mind my asking, what size could you possibly wear? I've got an 18 blue jean skirt lookin' for a home... and a variety of shirts in different sizes. I could send them down south.

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Feel like a bum.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Well, another charge posted somehow that was submitted before the card was closed and did not show pending for some unknown reason. :P So we ended up having to go to the bank and I can't get to the gym. WAHHHHHHH.

I used to only go 3x a week -- but I guess last week really got me into going more. So I feel like a bum. I'm trying not to be down about it but I really need to go shopping as well. *sigh* and no money credited back yet. So it's annoying. But DH said he'd go to the PD to file the PR on his own. So that's nice. Can't wait to go eat lunch! :P


Update on the ID Theft type situation for those who care...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

So, everything that was pending posted and it turned out only two charges actually went through. So yay! So the amount lost turned out to be MUCH less than we expected. DH did all the paperwork with the bank today, so we're planning on going to the PD tomorrow and then after that, hopefully *crossed fingers* *knocks on wood*, we're done. YAY! Well except for waiting on the $$$ to be credited back to us. I think DH is feeling very relieved. Plus I know I hav time to take off of work to go to the PD, so that's nice. We plan on heading over there in the morning and then maybe hitting the gym in the afternoon?

I need to, anyway.

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LAURANICOLE3 8/15/2007 4:04PM

    Hope everything works out for you! I've never known anyone who has had this happen to them but I think if it were me I would be 100 different kinds of hysterical. Then again I'm sort of a nutcase anyway when something bad happens. You're doing a great job keeping a clear head!

Hope your gym visit was fun!

Wait... is fun an okay word to use? Maybe I should have said "productive"? Eh well you get the idea =)

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TURTLE72701 8/15/2007 1:03AM

    I am so glad that everything seems to be working out. You are very lucky you caught this in time!!!

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Now for a sad post.. :P

Monday, August 13, 2007


DH's check card info got hacked somehow. Stolen from a transaction at some point, who knows. Our checking acct information appears to be secure. But yeah -- someone racked up over two grand in fraudulent charges on our account. DH is veryveryvery stressed about this. I am upset, annoyed, aggravated, but calm. I know what to do in situations like this because I talk to so many people every day who are victims of fraud and I also help take supervisor calls for a fraud hotline... so I mean. No it's never happened to me, but I know what we need to do. So I'm just taking us through it step by step as we can. We have to wait for all the charges to actually post to the account before we can dispute them -- right now all but one are pending (or at least when we checked them this morning). This morning we were able to apply a fraud alert to our credit reports just in case.

Then once we get all our dispute paperwork through at the bank, we have to complete an FTC ID Theft Complaint form, take it to the PD and file a Police Report.


It's a Visa card so luckily they have a zero liability policy for fraud, we should be able to recover all of the fraudulent charges plus any fees incurred due to those charges. It just takes time. And is aggravating.

So anyway. :P pity me. :D hahaha

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THICKY_THICK 8/14/2007 8:05PM

    i'm so sorry. a similar situation happened to my co-worker. he got everything back but it took a while. it also caused him to get into a fight with his wife because he thought she did it. when it's such a huge amount of money sometimes people get really really upset at the wrong people. keep your head up. it'll be over hopefully soon.

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    Man, that stinks. That happened to me a few years ago. Someone opened a credit card in my name and I started receiving bills for it. It's really upsetting when it happens to you - and yes, I remember going through the phone calls with the credit card company, and filing police reports.

Best of luck to you.

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TERRIEBNL 8/13/2007 9:50PM

    oh man, this site is beginning to scare me LOL
you're the second blogger I've read in less than five minutes who has had bank card issues... I think I'm going to go hide mine in my pad bag LOL

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MY3DLIFE 8/13/2007 8:51PM

    If you haven't seen this web page yet, it's also helpful in preventing any identity theft:

Mainly, I call Equifax and the other two main companies are notified. The only drawback is if you are in the middle of trying to purchase major items, because they call you at home to verify every purchase or credit opening for six months after you report the missing credit stuff. I've had to do this three times - twice because of wallets that have gone missing, but once because of someone using my ATM Card - it was so frightening because it was my own bank account and I happened to check the balance the day after they'd withdrawn quite a bit, so I feel your anxiety! Hope all is restored to normalcy soon.

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MAGNETMAMA 8/13/2007 8:41PM

    So sad for you that this happened, it is always something that happens to other people... right? Great that you can keep your cool and deal with the situation and that you caught it when you did...

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