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A Night with the "IN" crowd.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I have been remiss in my blogging lately so I am going to try to catch up. Last night was my night out with the "in" crowd (as I call them) but really it is just a group of ladies that meet for a movie and meal(and maybe a drink) and chat. So, we saw "Identity Theft" and it was pretty good - about what you would expect with only a few surprises. Then we went to Applebee's and chatted/ate/drank. I left early because we were sitting near the bar and unfortunately they allow smoking at the bar - it was making me ill. I can't tolerate cigarette smoke. I actually need to shower because I can smell it in my hair (yuck).
The friend who invited me is also a coworker who used to work nights with me but now works dayshift (so we only see eachother in passing). She is an amazing woman who I respect so much - she lost 30 or so pounds over a year ago and has kept it off. She used P90X and so did another co-worker - both with amazing results. I have those dvd's but can only do about 10mins of them without wanting to hurl, they are so intense! Anyway, she has overcome some obstacles and set goals for herself and made it! I really respect anyone who can do that....that is why I am here on SparkPeople - to be like that, to set goals, meet goals and make my life what I want it to be. If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be going out with "the girls", I would have called you just wasn't something I would have even considered (not that I wouldn't be invited, I would have just been too busy/tired/embarrassed to go). Don't get me wrong, my coworker has never treated me different for my weight(and I have gone up and down 30 pounds over the years), it is really just my perception and positive attitude that has changed things for me.
I was carded twice in the past week for alcohol (which I find hilarious being 40+ yrs old) and I thought last night would be number 3, but alas, did not happen. None of us got carded. All these ladies are 40 and above but they told me that someone always gets carded from their group except the youngest one who is my coworker and barely 40. I think since she lost the weight her facial features are I don't really know how to describe it but she has deepened lines on her forehead and around her mouth - she was talking about getting botox and fillers done. I am kind of wondering about when I lose the weight, if my face will suddenly age since it won't be plumped out with the fat cells like it is now? I am not a vain person and I don't wear makeup but I do color my hair (to cover the gray) but I think I won't like it if my face changes with the weight loss. Taking off weight is supposed to make a person look younger, not older. Maybe I am just worried over nothing.
Another blogger was talking about Vitamin D deficiency and how taking it was actually helping her drop pounds. A different coworker who lost 30 pounds also swears by this. She is 50+ years old and is taking 1000mgs twice a day. She said her belly was never flat until she started taking it. I think I might try it since I work night shift and barely ever see the sun (therefore I am Vitamin D deficient).
I you are still reading this - thanks. The ladies last night got a kick out of my comment about them being the "IN" crowd. They are all just down to earth ladies and fun to be with.
I am doing great on my exercise and my eating - YAY!
Have a great weekend Sparkers.
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    Your night out sounds like great fun. I have a friend who swears by Vit D too. I think it is supposed to have a lot of health benefits, and few of us get us much sunlight as we need.
    1676 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! It is always fun to get out with the "girls". hey! I envy you still being carded. I'm 40+ and haven't been carded in soooo long, I don't think I can remember back that far! emoticon

    Great job on eating and exercising! God bless you! emoticon
    1677 days ago
    Great blog; it sounds like a great group of friends to support you on this journey.
    1677 days ago
    Ha! I can't imagine how you came to be remiss in your blogging! LOL! I'm glad you had a good time. It's great going out with a bunch of women. That''s fun. I had lunch with a group today. We always have a good time.

    1679 days ago
    emoticon IN Crowd.....good for you! Sounds like a great way to spend Friday night!
    1679 days ago
    Sounds like you are making great progress. Just losing a few pounds can really change how you see yourself even if other people already seen you the way you see yourself now.

    I share your thoughts on what will my face look like without the fat. I have a habit of raising one eyebrow a lot and just with my loss I've noticed a crease on that side of my forehead. I started taking gelatin because I know people that swear by it to help to helping the "skin flab" of losing weight.

    Vitamin D is a big thing so many people get short on during winter time but, you may check in to a smaller dose than 1,000mg because it is something that can get stored in the liver.
    1679 days ago
    Love it! I'd like to see Identity Thief...Jason Bateman is my imaginary boyfriend emoticon
    Don't let the fear of what your face will look like once you lose weight stop you from really going after it. The possibility of saggy skin and wrinkles does not compare with a healthy and active body and mind. You got this! Keep going emoticon
    1679 days ago
    It sounds like you had a good time in spite of the smoke - I cannot tolerate it, either.

    1679 days ago
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