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Clothes: Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them!
It was bound to happen. With all the other things getting too big: blouses, pants, shoes. Now my bra is too big.
I was always generously endowed, so I'm not worried about it. But I've adjusted the straps, set the hooks to the tightest. And... Read more
The Joy of Giving
I gave my beautiful navy blue dress to a friend today. It was a great feeling: to bless her with a new-to-her outfit, to weed out of my closet clothes that don't fit, and to know that I'm doing it because I have been successful at losing pounds ... Read more
Walking Across a Plateau
Okay. I'm really happy to be in Onederland. But I'd really like to move away from the border. It's a terrific feeling weighing less than I have in 10 years. But I'd like to go down to what I weighed 15-20 years ago. Not that it was an ideal weig... Read more
Restaurants Sabotage Careful Eating
I had a great meal at Applebee's with my friend yesterday, but i was so glad that I checked out the nutritional info online before I went. The 7 oz. house steak was not on the menu so I asked our waitress about it. She said, yes, they have it bu... Read more
Applebee's Fit & Healthy Choices
I'm going to a movie with a friend today. She wants to see Frankenweenie. Okay. She's my friend. I'll go along.
After the movie we usually go out to lunch. She is on Weight Watchers, so she likes Applebees and there is one near the theater.... Read more
Goodbye Beautiful Navy Blue Dress
Last night I wore my beautiful navy blue dress with the white lace collar for the last time. It has lovely, slimming lines. It's long enough that I can get away without stockings or pantyhose and I always get lots of compliments when I wear it. ... Read more
The Morning After . . .
Woke up this morning feeling a little bit like a kid the day after Christmas--is that all there is? I asked myself what all my fuss was about to get ready for the big High School Reunion. But then I realized that it wasn't about being beautiful,... Read more
Photos Tell the Ugly Truth--and the Beautiful
Okay, so I've worked hard for four months now. I actually started dieting one month before I found SP, so make it 5 months. I look a lot better and I feel a lot better than when I started. I've dropped two dress sizes. I'm not there yet. In fact... Read more
Tomorrow Is the HS Reunion
And I'm ready! Got all the nails done yesterday [hands and feet] and going back today for a facial, just for good measure.
I have a nice, slimming-illusion dress that I'll wear and kicky sandals that will show off my pedicure. Little lacy j... Read more
New Skinny Jeans--In the Teens!
Okay, I wasn't going to put a lot of money into 'between' wardrobe. Just want to save until I reach my goal and get some nice things that will last [as will my weight loss, hopefully]. But I can't go naked until I reach goal [now that the weathe... Read more
Did You Ever See a Dog with a Fat Butt?
No! Of course not! So I get down on all fours and lift my leg, just like Fido. It's a powerful exercise for trimming the tush. Don't know what fancy name they have for it on SP, but I'm using it to work on my biggest measurement. It will take ti... Read more
The Same Two Pounds
It comes and goes: the same two pounds. Not the way I want it to be, especially since this is the two pounds that puts me out of or in to One-derland. So glad SP doesn't advertise it when I gain it.
I know this relatively small [for me] flu... Read more
Be Kind to Yourself
I have to remember this as I set my goals for October. Don't be too strict, don't push too hard; I have a long ways to go.
I walked today to change up from biking. I still can't go as far as I would like because of the hip injury in August.... Read more
Over the Hill? What Hill? I Didn't See Any Hill!
Okay, so I rested yesterday, a day before my scheduled rest. My thigh muscles seemed to have a residual tiredness that built up as consecutive days of exercise added up. Each day I was using a lower gear to go up the same hill on my bike; and th... Read more
Dressing on the Side
This is my new mantra for eating out. I never used to get dressing on the side and thought that people who asked for it were too picky. Now I'm practicing remembering to say it. I'll be doing lunch and a movie with an old friend today. We've kno... Read more