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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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CLIMBERS_ROCK 4/23/2013 9:41AM

    Congratulations emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 4/23/2013 9:35AM

    Good for you - enjoy the ring!

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LRSILVER 4/23/2013 8:37AM

    Enjoy the ring. Great blog

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KANOE10 4/23/2013 8:27AM

    Too fun getting new rings and a new leather jacket. You deserve it!

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MOMMY445 4/23/2013 8:20AM

    congratulations! that is fabulous news! have a wonderful day!

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DIANNEMT 4/23/2013 8:13AM

    Wonderful!! I hurt my ring finger in October and lost my wedding ring because of it--so I understand wanting to wear a ring. Maybe the swelling will disappear eventually!! Good for you!

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CATE195 4/23/2013 8:01AM

    Enjoy that new jacket and the ring! emoticon

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BESSHAILE 4/23/2013 8:00AM

    Two non-scale victories. Congratulations.

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MIMIDOT 4/23/2013 7:55AM

    Great blog! I can feel your happiness. Good going! Keep it up!

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SANDYCRANE 4/23/2013 7:01AM

    Congratulations.

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/23/2013 6:48AM

    What a lovely tribute to your efforts and to your husband's support! Congratulations and keep up the great work.
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COOKIE_AT_51 4/23/2013 6:41AM

    Yay You! emoticon you ALL your achievements! That is so nice that you are able to ride with your DH. I think that is wonderful that you got new rings together ... very appropriate emoticon

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PENOWOK 4/23/2013 6:23AM

    That's wonderful!! You are doing really well!!

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LANNIEMANUEL 4/23/2013 6:16AM

    way to go

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LIFETIMER54 4/23/2013 6:12AM

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TRYINGHARD54 4/23/2013 5:56AM

    Yippy !! emoticon

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BEANIES_MOM 4/23/2013 4:39AM

    That is awesome! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 4/23/2013 12:33AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations on your 60 Pound Weight Loss, Your new Ring and Leather Jackket. Enjoy Them Very Much. MayYou Have a Wonderful Happy Birthday. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!

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DEEEBEE 4/22/2013 11:51PM

    Such good news...everyone has got to have their spirits lifted after reading your blog.



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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/22/2013 11:41PM

    That is so emoticon emoticon . SP is great we can all do it with SP! emoticon emoticon Good on you for these achievements you dseserve it! emoticon

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ANGELA76H 4/22/2013 11:17PM

    Congrats! Those are both great achievements. Way to stick to your goals! You CAN do this!

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UNIQUEYGIRL 4/22/2013 10:53PM

    I totally get the clothes thing....as for my wedding ring. At one point I was afraid I was going to have to get it cut off.....anyways, isn't it nice when you know you can buy something a little snug and have the confidence to know it will fit soon? I used to not buy any clothes because I kept having to get bigger and bigger sizes and I didn't want to get a lot of clothes in case I lost weight, but I had no plan. Now there is a plan. Enjoy your new coat! You deserve it!

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SILVERWITCH59 4/22/2013 9:39PM

    Go you :) emoticon I had to chuckle just a little one of my goals is to fit back into my chaps . I had them custom made .They are really cute. ;) I am getting close emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/22/2013 9:30PM

    Wonderful! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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KATRENIAH 4/22/2013 9:17PM

    I just felt good reading your post. You don't take treating yourself lightly, so it makes it more impactful when you DO treat yourself. The wedding rings sound beautiful (maybe you could post a picture if you have the time? I'd love to see what they actually look like), and your description of not wanting to be both with the fat old chick on the back of the bike comment made me laugh.

Thanks so much for sharing this part of your story with us. Keep up the good work! I look forward to hearing about how that jacket just keeps getting looser. emoticon

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68ANNE 4/22/2013 7:31PM

    I really enjoyed reading this blog. I smiled and felt bad about the loss of rings and chuckled at the end.

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NORWOODGIRL 4/22/2013 6:01PM

    Good for you!

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JUMPINJULIE 4/22/2013 5:19PM

    Awesome how fun. I;m so happy for you.

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PHOENIX1949 4/22/2013 5:14PM

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AUSFAM 4/22/2013 4:34PM

    Yeah for you!!!! :)

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MYRTROSE 4/22/2013 4:33PM

    Congrats on letting someone buy nice things for you! I'm the same way...I have a whole arsenal of reasons not to spend on myself!

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TERRIMMIX 4/22/2013 4:08PM

    That's great! Now you know we wanna see pics right? Right? Ü

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/22/2013 3:59PM

    The rings sound fantastic!! My hubby wants us to get new ones.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/22/2013 3:10PM

    Absolutely awesome! I'm so proud of you.

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CLARKKAMI 4/22/2013 2:48PM

    This was such a fun post to read. I am so very excited for you, and Happy birthday in advance.

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TORTISE110 4/22/2013 2:43PM

    Such fun, what we can do when we get along to where we want to go! Enjoy every minute of your new ring and jacket!

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/22/2013 1:46PM

    emoticon emoticon on your weight loss, as wwell as the ring and jacket. Sure feels good to say

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PEZMOM1 4/22/2013 1:03PM

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JSALERNO 4/22/2013 1:02PM

    I THINK IT IS HARD ON MEN WHEN WE TELL THEM WE DON'T WANT THINGS. IT IS GOOD YOU GOT A JACKET AND IT IS NOT YOUR PLACE TO JUSTIFY GETTING IT. JUST ENJOY IT WHEN YOU GO OUT RIDING.

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SUGIRL06 4/22/2013 12:36PM

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SLENDERELLA61 4/22/2013 12:28PM

    Enjoy your ring and jacket. You deserve them both!! Keep up the great work. You are doing SUPER!!

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MZKYNDLY 4/22/2013 12:03PM

    It has been years since my riding on the back of a harley days, but boy do I remember how fun it was to just get up and go for long day trips , enjoy!!!

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SCOOTER4263 4/22/2013 12:02PM

    That's awesome. Good for you, for getting the rings and the jacket and the harley and everything else!

For what it's worth, I quit wearing my wedding ring years ago when the kids asked me if we'd had it inscribed. I had to pry it off to look (we hadn't) and then there was no way it was going back on. Like you, after 20 years, who needs a symbol? A good side effect, by the way, was that I no longer have that huge callous under my ring (on the palm) from using tools.

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COOP9002 4/22/2013 11:56AM

    Excellent job on the weight loss and it's great that your husband got to share in this celebration with you.


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SORTIZA99 4/22/2013 11:44AM

    Congratulations!!!
Good day.

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RAKASHA 4/22/2013 11:43AM

    Way to go!

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PATTISTAMPS 4/22/2013 11:41AM

    I will look forward to a photo of you in the jacket come fall!!! Woo Hoo! And yes, I know that wedding rings may not be the highest priority, but it is awfully nice to have one!

I haven't ridden for about 30 years, but would love to ride again someday...

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