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Couple of Long Term goals met

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Monday, April 22, 2013

I didnt know how else to title this blog.

One of my goals when I started my journey, I wanted to get a new wedding ring. I hadnt been able to wear mine in many many years. Then after the house fire, well I didnt have it anymore. Same for DH.

Now, I didnt need the marriage ring symbol really, we have been married 20 years and know we are stuck with each other emoticon ... ummm I mean still deep in wedded bliss... emoticon (something is deep huh?) jk, jk... anyways, I just thought it would be nice to wear a ring again, so that was one of my goals. I dont think I ever got around to writing it down, but it was a goal that has stayed with me nonetheless.

So last weekend, we were at the Leatherman, and saw some rings that matched DH's new harley. Really pretty blue onyx looking. Not really wedding rings, but they had guys and gal's rings with this same stone.

So yesterday, we went back and got them emoticon Not the size 6 I remember my first rings being haha but that is okay. If my fingers lose anymore, I can have it resized, or get another I guess, they werent all that expensive. But expensive wasnt my goal. I just wanted to be able to wear a ring again, and not look like, well.... I dont know the metaphor here. Like a pudgey fat woman trying to cut off her circulation by wearing a ring that just made her hands look even fatter and pudgier.

Okay, so that was one thing. The other thing, since DH got his first bike 2 years ago, I didnt really want to buy too much for me to wear. I knew I wanted to lose weight. Well it took me awhile to get serious with my weight loss efforts. He got the bike in April of 2011. It became apparent that he really wanted to ride it, it wasnt just a short lived phase of some sort. A harley had always been a goal of his. And he is at the stage in his life where we could afford it, and he is still physically able to enjoy it.

So I knew that I would either need to ride with him, or stay home. I also knew that I did not want to be the old fat chick on the back of the bike. I was okay being one or the other, but not both. And since I wasn't getting any younger, I guess that only left the other in my power to control.

So I made a few little changes, about 20 lbs worth, but it wasnt until November of 2011 that I really made up my mind. But it wasn't until January of 2012 when I found Spark, that things really started to happen.

So even though I am not to goal yet, things are moving along again and I feel confident that I will get there, and hopefully yet this year. So while we were at the Harley dealer shindig in Columbia on Saturday, we found a woman's leather jacket about 30% off, that had the Harley stitching stuff down the arms, in the same blues that matches the bike. (and now our rings)

Well, needless to say, DH wanted me to get it. It is a little snug, but not bad. So it is okay now that the weather is getting warmer, and it will be okay when the weather gets colder and I have to layer under it. So I think it was a good investment, even though I am still making progress. It should only fit better and better each time I wear it. emoticon

And DH was so happy that I "let" him buy me some things. I justified it in my mind that well I DO have a b-day soon, oh geesh, like a few days.... and then there is Mother's Day.....

But really, they were both goals of mine and it seemed like a good time to go ahead and spend a few bucks emoticon
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ADAPTINGANNIE 7/30/2013 1:15AM

    emoticon Kudos on setting and reaching goals. emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 4/30/2013 6:33AM

  Wear it in good health. emoticon

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RED_DEVIL_APRIL 4/28/2013 11:52PM

    Way to go. Don't feel bad about rewarding yourself. Your worth it.

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GABY1948 4/25/2013 7:33AM

    emoticon emoticon You are progressing well, it is good when you reach goals often instead of one big one at "the END". You are doing fantastic!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/25/2013 12:47AM

    Yaaaaay congratulations!!! It's fun to be able to buy things without feeling like the fat chick, isn't it? :) Your jacket sounds hot! Enjoy it!


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MARYJEANSL 4/24/2013 11:11PM

  It's always nice to have some concrete rewards for success. Congrats!

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JANEMARIE77 4/24/2013 8:08AM

    you are amazing and deserving everyday emoticon

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STRONG_SARAH 4/24/2013 12:55AM

    Sounds great! And what a coincidence, my husband told me yesterday he'd sold his kawasaki and bought a Harley. Today I ride for the first time on it! Why don't you post a picture? I might today

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JAMER123 4/24/2013 12:17AM

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Good to hear that SP has been the thing that has helped. It certainly has been for me as well. Great blog and enjoy the Harley rides with your honey.

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CICELY360 4/23/2013 10:29PM

  good jpb

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KARRENLYNN 4/23/2013 10:19PM

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! Have fun riding with your honey this summer!

Karen

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I LOVE MOTORCYCLES BUT I AM NOW AFRAID TO GET ON ONE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN 2 BIKE ACCIDENTS. ENJOY IT

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CHARTHESTAR 4/23/2013 9:37PM

    great goals to have met. Love the fact you got matching rings! And the leather jacket sounds fantastic! you will have to post a photo of yourself wearing it!

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ROBB1N 4/23/2013 7:41PM

    Good for you!

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SUSIEMT 4/23/2013 6:58PM

    Okay! Your husband knows you are worth it! Now do some positive self talking so you know it! Get with it girl! You are so worth it!! WooHoo to you!

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SHANNONY84 4/23/2013 6:10PM

    Good for you! I hold happiness for you!

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    Excellent.

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  That is tremendous! So WONDERFUL !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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POMATOJUICE 4/23/2013 11:59AM

    Aww! That was such a sweet story! First off, congrats on the progress from your previous post. I suppose the rings and jackets fall into the NSV category, but I've always thought of NSVs as little things you notice that make life better. These seem pretty major to me, though, so I don't know if I'd call them NSVs! Milestones, indeed! That's fantastic :D

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IAMAGEMLOVER 4/23/2013 11:06AM

    You earned it. Now enjoy the rewards. I envy you. I love to ride motorcycles but my friend hates them. He says they are death bikes.

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DJSHIP46 4/23/2013 10:47AM

    Enjoy your victories!!!

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SJKENT1 4/23/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon that is so awesome!! I bet your husband feels like he has scored big that he gets to sleep with his biker chick

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GRIZ1GIRL 4/23/2013 10:07AM

    Woo hoo! Yay YOU!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/23/2013 9:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I want to be able to fit into my wedding ring again. So happy for you that you were able meet your goal!

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