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Baby Steps & Corduroy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hubby says I've got shiny object syndrome, and he's right. I am frequently distracted when something sidetracks me. This morning while getting ready for work, I was thinking about things I had promised to get done, and a possible timeline, when I noticed my corduroy jackets. Certainly not in season, but I have them hanging on the side of my dresser. The more recent purchase is a brown jacket, that was way snug last fall. It is still not a perfect fit. I need more room in my lower arms for it to fit properly, but it does slide right on and it buttons.

Then I tried on the other, like a deep purple or wine color and I until I recently rescued it, it was in the trunk of my old car (the one I am about to donate or sell to the junker). Sadly, the trunk frequently becomes my 2nd closet. Anyway, I tried that one on and it hung on me. Oh, I can still wear it and I will - but it hangs on me. I was trying to remember when I got that, and I think I can pinpoint to 2008 or before, remembering a particular student's comments about the color.

So then I started thinking if I arrived here in 2005 (around a 100 pounds lower than I am now), that I gained most of my weight between 2005, and 2008 - and therefore, I am now on the downswing since then. That is fabulous to me, and to the average ear, may sound crazy, but to me it is very tangible proof that I am making a difference in my body shape and what I weigh! Yippee!!

The day is off to a good start so far. I need to work out my gym schedule a bit better, but overall life is moving according to plan. I have been keeping my stress in check.

Hope all is well, sparkies!
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    emoticon Mar on the jackets AND for shining the light on your 'turn around' to health. Keep it up.
    1336 days ago
    It's great to have those NSV's to push you on. congrats.
    1337 days ago
    Congratulations on your success thus far!
    I like shiny things too ... like gold & diamonds emoticon
    1337 days ago
    Nice that you were able to put on the brown jacket and that the purple/wine jacket is hanging on you. emoticon
    1337 days ago
    Shiny object syndrome...LOL... yeah, me too. I don't even work but I never get anything done because I spend my day flitting from one thing to the next!

    emoticon on the jackets! By next fall they'll all be hanging on you!
    1338 days ago
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