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Still chugging on!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

WELL! I am still moving. Nothing's stopping me! :D hahaha

What I'm most excited about from this past week is that I RAN again on Saturday.

I haven't run since.... not sure when. But I actually managed to do 30 minutes!!! Just like I used to!!! One of my slower times (didn't get that far), but NOT the slowest. Pretty on par with how I used to do back when I was running regularly. So YAY!!!!!!!! And I didn't hurt myself. So that's always a plus.

:D I felt like my dreams of running a 5K were OVER. But now I think it might be feasible for me to pick back up my running training and work my way up to the distance. Even if I do one, and I dont' run the entire way, that would be a really excellent experience. I'm gonna look up 5K's where my in-laws live to see if I might be able to participate in a "Turkey Trot" up there.

Ummmmmm............. OH YEAH! So down to 206. (1.5lbs down from last week.) Considering I lost 3lbs last week, I'm pretty ok with that loss... ESPECIALLY considering the DISASTER of a Saturday I had with eating. It was bingetastic. :( or a Binge-astrophe? eh. Whatever. I did not demonstrated my will-power, let's put it that way. I actually weighed in lower on Saturday Morning than I did this morning, but we're going to focus on the POSITIVE. :D

That's all for now!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 11/20/2007 9:51AM

    30 minutes of running is no small feat! A 5k is DEFINITELY within reach! :) (Did you find a 'Turkey Trot' to do?) -Lisa

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CMM339 11/15/2007 2:57PM

    Congrats on getting back into the running and still moving ahead. I think being able to do a 5K is a great motivator and even if you don't run the entire thing it's so worht it. The high you get from it is incredible. I am running 5 miles on Thanksgiving which should be interesting. I guess there's a huge hill at 3.5 miles which most people walk up. One thing I was told by experienced runners is it doesn't matter if you have to walk some just get out there and do it. Don't worry about your time just have fun. If I can finish the 5 miles I will be happy and get to eat an entire piece of pie at Thanksgiving.

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THICKNFIT 11/13/2007 6:38PM

    Congrats DANA DANE! That is wonderful! You have been keeping me on my toes girlfriend. We gotta get to our end of the year goal together. Thanks for keeping your blogs up to date. :)

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ERKRON 11/13/2007 9:38AM

    Glad to see you're going strong! I'm sending you a sparkmail regarding Team Kirby Only business. ;)

Running feels sooo good once you get going. I really need to get back into that once it warms up again.

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LAURANICOLE3 11/13/2007 9:27AM

    Woot woot! Dana express coming through! Hehehe. Good job girl! You are so close to your goal every time I look at your page I hold my breath before I scroll down to your little weight loss ticker thingie. You have amazing will power to have made it this far. Could I borrow some of that pleeeeease? =)

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LOBO1978_2000 11/13/2007 9:01AM

    Great Work! Keep it going!

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LIFEANDALL 11/13/2007 8:39AM

    Great job on the running! Be sure to let us know if you get into that 5K. That is one of my goals too, but it may be next year. Keep up the good work.

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J~E~N~N 11/13/2007 12:31AM

    good job on the 1.5 wt loss. also great to see your doing well running

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More success!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

WELL!! I went shopping this past Saturday. My DH agreed that I could spend some money on clothes and so I DID. But not OVERLY much because of course, I'm not quite at my goal, but I do lose sizes VERY SLOWLY it seems.

ANYWAY. I got some pants... in size 16! WOOHOO!!! That's really close to what I would consider a "normal" size. Many brands go up to 16, although a lot don't... so it's kinda that ALMOST size. If I get down to a 12/14 I will feel like I'm "normal" sized, but really, that may not be right with my frame. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!!! The sizes might go faster now that I'm smaller to begin with, who knows.

UM... and on Monday I weighed in 3lbs lighter than last week! WOOHOO!!! :)

SO. To reflect on how far I've come -- I now have 17.5lbs remaining to my goal. I actually looked it up again and it turns out healthy BMI for my height starts at 195, not 190. I'm NOT changing my goal, because I'd rather not be RIGHT on the edge of overweight. But it is exciting because it means that I actually only have 12.5lbs left to HEALTHY range.

SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I just need to hang in there and not go back to sad if my weigh-in doesn't go well NEXT Monday.

In UN-Spark-related news... I met new guy. He's OK I think. I'm glad I don't hate him for himself, because it'd b REALLY EASY then for me to turn all my bitterness towards him. But -- he seems ok so far. So hopefully all will be well. And it's a dude. Which means I'll probably get along with him better than a girl anyway. Just my way.

OH and I forgot to mention that in tops I'm already like a 12/14 or a LARGE. NO X's ANYMORE! WOOHOOO! :) hahahaha. OK so this varies depending on brand -- but most things I'll fit a large and a few things I'm still XL. But this is very freaking exciting. :) I actually tried an XL of a top on at WalMart and I looked like I was SWIMMING in it. Not a plus brand, but still. I might have even been able to go for a medium in that style.

I tried on some DRESSES. I REALLLLY want a dress. BUT. The one I liked was WAY too short on me. it was ok when standing -- semi short... but it was well below my fingertips and only a few inches above my knees (and me being so tall that's not too short really), but then when I bent over -- NOT EVEN JUST STRAIGHT BENDING NOW, I'm talking the dress/skirt wearers sqat...

It was not good.

SO! I tried on a skirt, but it looked bizarre, and I didn't like any of the other skirts. So PHOOEY.

But I'm still pleased with what I got, and I think the items will continue to serve me well even as I shrink a bit more. I can't wait to shop more when I'm even smaller. :)

I only tried on ONE THING that was too small when I went shopping and it was a juniors size 17. They were ugly anyway.

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SLCOLMAN 11/10/2007 12:44AM

    Congrats on the new clothes and the fab sizes!!

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THICKNFIT 11/9/2007 10:20PM

    Dana Dane, congrats on the loss! You are really doing terrific.
I wear a size 14/16, but I still have a problem with buying my tops big b/c of my muffin top. :( My friend is always getting on me about that, but I hate to see chicks wearing tops that they know they shouldn't be wearing. I do own some shirts that fit me nice, and you should see me after I get dressed asking my hubby and my oldest son if it looks right on me. LOL.

Anyway, congrats again lady! Keep on doing your thang. :)

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TERRIEBNL 11/8/2007 5:26PM

    sounds like great news all around, girly girl :).. you have inspired me to get my arse in gear this week, at least by monday... Having a rough kick start... I'll get there though... gone too far to turn back now :)

See you in HPC

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    Great news! So glad to hear about your progress-keep it up and you'll be at your goal before you know it!

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LOBO1978_2000 11/8/2007 9:15AM

    That is great news. Keep it up your almost there.

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J~E~N~N 11/8/2007 1:10AM

    That all sounds great. Congrats on the progress so far

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

I didn't actually cry, THANK HEAVENS.

But I'm sure I OBVIOUSLY looked like I was holding it back.

Either that or like I was about to go postal. Hahahaha. I could feel it in my eyes... and when I was leaving the office that chin started wobbling...

But I kept it together enough not to actually let it go. *sigh*

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LOBO1978_2000 11/2/2007 9:14AM

    Keep your head up and look forward. I made my old company regret not keeping me for all the stuff I was doing and not getting good reviews every year when part of the review was setting goals of doing more than you already do. They hired 3 people to replace me. That made them lose a lot of money

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So ticked off.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Yeah, so they hired some external applicant for the position I applied for.

Guy doesn't ACTUALLY even have experience in the same field. He was a manager over loss prevention. We do collections... NOT QUITE THE SAME THING. Ok similar... and he worked for a company which is one of our clients...

But I'm still more presently qualified for the position. They just hired someone with a prettier resume. Oh and probably because the B**** Boss and her best buddy don't like me so well.

The thing I hate is that when I get really angry I get teary. And I'm not crying because I'm weak! That's just what my body does! So I'm sitting there while the boss I like is trying to be sooo nice about it and trying to tell me how there are other positions going to be available and etc.etc. and he just KEEPS TALKING way too long. UGH. Now I'm writing about it an getting angry again and it's coming back.

I applied for a position in another department... and I hope they offer it to me. So I can leave them with a vacancy to regret their decision.

But I haven't heard anything about that one yet... so.

EFF them all.

P.S. -- plus they're probably waiting to try to give me one of the other positions as long as they possibly can because if they hire me before other folks, they have yet another position to fill -- MY OLD ONE. So why pay me more when they can pay me less??? and wait. FOREVER. It's just such BS.

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LOBO1978_2000 11/2/2007 9:12AM

    Wow. That sounds really bad. I hope things start going your way.

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TOBICAE 11/1/2007 11:36PM

    I do the same thing crying. I just leak when I'm upset. And at random times. My poor husband thinks he's made me cry way too often. Good for you looking for another position. Not that it's quite the same thing, but in high school something similar always happened when I was up for a better position in band. When I was completely qualified to be a section leader in 11th grade, I got passed up by a person with no people skills that didn't play near as well as I did either, just because he was a grade ahead and seniority ruled. Then, when I tried out for drum major and just about everyone thought that I would be really good at it (a majority of them wrote it in my yearbook, actually), I got passed up for a soon to be sophomore and junior. The supposed reason was that the director needed me on clarinet, but the people he picked were 2 of his 3 tenor saxes, the third being an incoming freshman. We all knew he did it because the sophomore's mother scared him, but it made me so mad to be taken for granted like that. I almost quit band, like the guy that everyone hoped would be my co-drum major! He got the same raw deal. Sorry, I'm in a ranting mood, lol. TTYL

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AMUNET_RA 11/1/2007 10:47PM

    ((HUGS)) I do the same thing!

Grrr! I'd be so mad, too! Hope you can escape! (and I hope they regret losing you!!!)


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KATHEE3 11/1/2007 10:25PM

Don't let them get to you and don't feel you have to apoligize to anyone for crying, it's only a natural.reaction to such a big dissappointment. Just prove to them they made a big mistake!

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CASSIE_84 11/1/2007 9:47PM

    *hugs*...I am the same way when I am angry...ugh, I hate it. But yeah, that really sucks. :(

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    Holy cow, you really do work in my same office! On a serious note, I am sorry to hear about this. It's just not right. I hope things turn out for you.

And I totally do the crying thing too. I hate that I do it-feels like my body is betraying me in front of the very people that should never see me cry! Grrr...

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J~E~N~N 11/1/2007 6:34PM

    Bastards!! So sorry for ya. I know how you feel with the whole crying thing. Whenever I get upset I cry even if I'm super angry I cry. It drives me nuts :( Best of luck to you though

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Holiday Excitement!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I just am BURSTING with excitement over my holiday plans for this year. We are actually taking a nice trip to go visit my GRANDMOTHER and uncle in South Florida for the first time ever. (Well, not for ME ever, but for the WE of husband and wife EVer.) Yes, that's right, my Gma has never met my hubby. So I am VERY excited about this.

I was just talking with my mom and we nailed down what dates we're going to be where on our trip so we can reserve rooms and whatnot, so now it's feeling very real! :) We were talking about how we need to go to the beach we always went to... :D It's going to be so fun!

Plus I get to see my in-laws for Thanksgiving, so I'm very excited about that as well. Everything seems to be falling into place pretty well.

I'm also very excited to be seeing everyone so much smaller than the last time they saw me!!! (Not so much for the mother/father in law... they saw me quite recently...) But for the siblings in law that were in school in Utah and I haven't seen since May... they will be seeing a whole new me!

And MY family hasn't seen me since EASTER. :D Who knows what I looked like when I saw my Gma last... I really can't remember. It may not have been as bad as I got, but it's probably still bigger than I will be by the time we go to see them.

Well. Anyway. I'm bursting with excitement about this, but I'm still at work for another good TWO HOURS so no one to really share it with except you lovely sparkpals!!! :) So you're the first to join me in my excitement!

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SLCOLMAN 11/1/2007 2:53PM

    Woo Hoo on getting to go on a vacation!!! Enjoy the time with your loved ones!

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    Awesome! I can't wait to hear about their reactions to the new smaller you!

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LOBO1978_2000 11/1/2007 8:53AM

    That is some awesome news. That is a great feeling to be visting someone for the first time as husband and wife. I am sure your so ready to show your new self off to everyone. Keep it up. Your an inspiration to us all.

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J~E~N~N 10/31/2007 10:38PM

    That sounds wonderful. The best part will be seeing those relatives and having them comment on how wonderful you look. Have fun :)

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