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Clothes: Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them!

Sunday, October 14, 2012      13 comments

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

Saturday, October 13, 2012      7 comments

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

Friday, October 12, 2012      10 comments

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

Thursday, October 11, 2012      11 comments

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      8 comments

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

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      22 comments

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 . . .

Sunday, October 07, 2012      11 comments

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

Saturday, October 06, 2012      14 comments

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

Friday, October 05, 2012      9 comments

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!

Thursday, October 04, 2012      12 comments

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?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      10 comments

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

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      13 comments

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

Monday, October 01, 2012      10 comments

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!

Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

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

Friday, September 28, 2012      11 comments

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


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