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218 and holding

Monday, March 11, 2013

Despite my subconcious efforts to derail my progress, I am happy to say that this morning i stepped on the emoticon and weighed in at 218.2. I was so shocked . . .and happy. It isn't much but that put me down 0.4 lbs since mid-February. Considering the amount and types of foods I have been eating emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon . I was expecting to step on the scale and see 221. I feel like I have gotten a Get Out of Jail Free Card.

And if anyone knows the game of Monolopoly, you know those don't come around often. I leave for California tomorrow morning. I have two dinner dates scheduled with my team. I need to eat light prior to those dinner dates and get in a workout beforehand. I need to keep the water on hand and chug whenever possible. I need to stay away from the training room candy bowl.

Thank goodness I put in good workouts and kept my water intake up. And thank goodness for the muscle I have built that helped to torch calories even when I didn't do my part. I guess I could have always done worst. I should give myself a little credit.

But anywho. I have FANTASTIC news for all of those who love a good deal. One of the Jewelry stores in our mall is going out of business. It seems they have been going out of business for the last six months but I guess they are shutting the doors at the end of this month. Everything must go! is plastered everywhere. I stop in there just to see what they have for men's wedding bands. There is a line of bands called Tungsten which are highly durable silver and titanium rings. They tend to be less expensive than gold or platinum but they are much more sturdy and they tend to have contemporary designs. I found two that I really liked but considering I couldn't remember Derrell's exact ring size, I didn't buy as all sales were final. The next morning I take Derrell in and the store is swamped with people. As soon as we sit down, the sales consultant looks at me and says, "I sold the one ring first thing this morning and the one you really liked, just fifteen minutes ago." I was bummed because Derrell has pretty small fingers for a guy and they didn't have a huge selection. Our guy began going through every ring in his display trying to find an 8.25. He found two in the Tungsten line. The first one, I was not a fan of. It was titanium and silver striped. It was like male costume jewlery. The other one was perfect. Classy with architectural detail but not a lot of bling or extra stuff. Derrell was a fan. I was so nervous that it wouldn't fit. He tried it on and it fit like a glove! Then it came to price. The retail sticker said it was like $524. They had signs saying 60% off so I figured we would pay a few hundred. We didn't. I don't even want to tell you what this

cost us. Are you ready???? $66!!!! That is correct: SIXTY-SIX DOLLARS. I don't know how she figured that number. I seen her typing on a calculator, looking at a chart, typing and then look and say, "Oy my." We hurredly said, "Yes!!!" To think that we got a $500 band for sixty some bucks is emoticon . As she was ringing us up, I seen they had a bridal display with champagne flutes that I had just seen two days prior online for $59 plus tax. I asked her if she would sell them (they were still in the box). She said, "23 bucks". I told her to ring it up! SO we walked out of there with Derrell's band and our toasting flutes for $98. I feel like I just committed a Class A Felony! Now to start practicing our first kiss as husband and wife!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THISSPRING2012 5/6/2013 10:22AM

    That is a beautiful ring! Congrats on the price! How great is that!?!

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JENNY160 3/16/2013 6:09PM

    LOL! I love that you got his wedding ring for 66 bucks! My stepdaughter laughs every time I say, "I think I have a coupon for that..." and start digging through my purse.

The funny thing is, I usually DO.

I should just get a T-Shirt that say's that.

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KTTAYLOR21 3/15/2013 1:57PM

    I can SO relate. My bridal set was $3,000.00. It was Mother's Day weekend and they had all kinds of sales going on and we ended up paying 1,200.00. It felt great!!!

emoticon with your weight loss! You can do it!! You've done it!!


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LADYBUG546 3/15/2013 10:27AM

    Love bargains...we got our bands last week well ordered them and they were on sale for 30% off and then mine I got an additional 10% so it was good bargain for us.

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ALLIEALLIE2 3/15/2013 8:52AM

    emoticon SCORE!!! emoticon

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PURPLE180 3/12/2013 7:34PM

    Oh, how I LOVE a GREAT deal and boy didn't you find one. Congrats on your weigh in...way to hold steady there. Enjoy your trip and be safe.

P.S.: You guys are such a cute couple. emoticon

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LILSHINE 3/12/2013 3:48PM

    As one of my favorite preachers would say "that's the favor of God"!!! Love it...

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STELLASMYBEBE 3/12/2013 10:19AM

    I lOVE bargains! Good job and the ring is gorgeous :)

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2016LUTMP 3/12/2013 8:28AM

    You have come so far and are obviously an inspiration for many. So, stay focused!! One of my favorite sayings "Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you". Keep going! emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 3/12/2013 2:59AM

    See? That was pure luck for you two! The ring is amazing! I love it!
And well done for not gaining a lot of weight, I guess your body remembers to burn some weight, even if you don't emoticon


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REGILIEH 3/11/2013 9:51PM

    LOVE IT!!! FANTASTIC!!! You all are just too cute together! So happy for you on your weight too! What a GREAT day!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOGUSANNIE 3/11/2013 8:29PM

    Gotta love a great bargain!!!!!

I don't want to sound like a Debbie downer...just a heads up...don't get too comfortable knowing you didn't gain weight while eating crap....that's how it starts....stay vigilant!!!!

Awesome job!
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ADARKARA 3/11/2013 6:11PM

    That's awesome! I work at a jewelry store and a lot of men like the Titanium and Tungsten bands. What a steal!!!

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VERONICAVW_140 3/11/2013 4:13PM

    Phew! Glad that you didn't take a hit on the scale. I also read your last blog. I am glad that you were able to catch yourself before falling back into your old lifestyle. My husband and I are both recovering addicts. He from drugs and alcohol and I from bulimia. There is a saying in the addiction/recovery world, "I saw you setting yourself up for a relapse a good while back." Meaning one could see someone else falling into old habits that were bond to bring them back into the addiction. I am so proud of you that you were able to snap out of the funk and get back on track!

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RENATARUNS 3/11/2013 2:55PM

    AMAZING on that ring, how completely cool is that. It looks great, too.

And I hope you dont' take this the wrong way, but your to-be husband is gorgeous. I'm married, I can say these things, right?

Have fun on your trip!

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SHRINKING_SARA 3/11/2013 2:52PM

    Woo hoo -- love a deal!

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SUGAR0814 3/11/2013 2:50PM

    Congrats on the weight loss & the deal of the century! God is good ALL the time! Such a blessing!! emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 3/11/2013 2:44PM

    "I feel like I just committed a Class A Felony!" emoticon Good for you guys!

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RAIN454 3/11/2013 2:38PM

    how awesome were those prices?!! so happy for you guys and WOO-HOO on the weightloss! I had to laugh out loud when i saw your get out of jail free card ;)
haha.. too funny!

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JMEPAYNE 3/11/2013 2:21PM

    My husband has a similar wedding band- VERY durable. My white gold band has gotten much more scratched than his ring. HMPH!
Rock on with your deals! that really helps... weddings are so darn expensive!

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DALID414 3/11/2013 2:02PM

    Practice makes perfect emoticon

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DONNA5281 3/11/2013 2:02PM

  What a bargain. It is so amazing what you had to pay for what you bought!

I love the ring that you picked out for him.

Cute pic of you two.

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STLADEE 3/11/2013 2:00PM

    That's AWEsome! What a wonderful price!
I keep telling people it's not about the money you spend b/c it's truly about the coming together of TWO people and the committment well and that you like the ring!

AND congrats on the loss too!

Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 2:01:58 PM

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ALICIALYNNE 3/11/2013 1:49PM

    You two are so. darn. cute!!!

GORGEOUS ring, and an absolute steal. Good work!

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NASFKAB 3/11/2013 1:48PM

  awesome so happy for you

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TEMPERANCE88 3/11/2013 1:44PM

    Awesome! Congrats on the amazing deals! And what an adorable pic of you two :)

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/11/2013 1:38PM

    awesome deals!! That's great! :)

Cute picture of you two. Gorgeous!

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MIZCATHI 3/11/2013 1:35PM

    I just love good deals! Congrats and enjoy it. You will tell the story for years. cat

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