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Shopping List For Sunday: Popcorn, Barbecue Sauce, Ice, and Fat Chick Clothes

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Most of it is just regular stuff but darn it I have to - and I mean HAVE TO - go clothes shopping tomorrow.

We are going to my husband's niece's VERY posh wedding in Atlanta next weekend, and I am invited to several other related events - with the wedding, a total of four 'dress-up' appearances. I have ONE nice outfit, purchased for a different niece's graduation last year.

Of course, I wish I was several sizes smaller - but, I'm not.

But you know what? Since starting with Spark People almost two months ago:

1. My HDL (good) cholesterol is now off the charts - it's higher than 100. My doctor said I'm the fifth patient in 35 years of family practice to do that.

2. My triglycerides (the soluble fat in your bloodstream) are less than half when I started.

3. This one involves medication - but my blood pressure is down from a stroke-zone of 220/100 to 160/78 - I'm not quite there yet, but I'm making progress.

4. I've only lost a few pounds, but I'm FAR more active and I have more energy. I've tackled projects - even finished a few! - that I've been unable to surmount for two years.

5. I'm happier. I considered myself happy already, but I have profoundly enjoyed the interaction with my new Spark friends. I've found positive, intelligent, funny people who are all working towards goals - and they INSPIRE me.

Big group hugs to you all - you mean SO very much to me.

I'll go buy my Fat Chick Clothes, and hopefully they'll be going to the consignment store before I have to wear them again.

SMOOOOOOCH!
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  • INTENTWON
    Once you list out all of the positive things going on in your life, the size of clothing really doesn't seem to be such a huge deal does it? Congratulations on everything you've accomplished! And fyi, you're a great inspiration to us too. Have a great time at the wedding showing off your awesome self.
    3136 days ago
  • GRYPHON55
    And I'm sure everyone will notice how much happier you are, your spirit shining out from every healthy cell in your body! I hope you find some beautiful clothes, and don't forget that accessories can MAKE the outfit, so have fun with those too!
    3136 days ago
  • WILDFLOWER-
    I go with what Ms Lala said!! And really - those are some huge accomplishments!! Isn't it amazing how much something as simple as diet and exercise can change your body. Knowledge is key, followed quickly by desire for something better -- good for you for doing this!

    Have fun shopping for fancy duds! Get something pretty - you deserve it!!
    3136 days ago
  • BARCINTL
    These are all huge accomplishments and you should be really proud of yourself. Your attitude is inspiring *applause*!!
    3136 days ago
  • LN7777
    Great attitude!!! emoticon
    3136 days ago
  • ELSIE_BEE
    Good attitude. Have oodles of fun at the wedding!
    3136 days ago
  • SHEALUNA
    What an AWESOME post. Congrats on the super positive changes you've made. Changes that are much more important in the long run than your dress size. Way to rock it!
    3136 days ago
  • PUDLECRAZY
    Woot! Great news on the health front, which is a soooo much more important change than dress size. That will come next. Especially with your newly gained health and energy.

    Have a great time shopping. You will look fabulous in whatever size dress you wear because you are a fabulous person. I am so happy to be your spark friend because you bring such joy and positive input to my days.

    Chris
    3136 days ago
  • STRONGPOWER
    Have a great time at the wedding and surrounding festivities.

    You're progress is wonderful!!
    3136 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    Stroke zone??!! YOIKS! Your new numbers are very impressive. You went from almost dying to being alive!! Who CAN'T call THAT progress?
    I wish that you find some divine duds for the posh palace.
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    3136 days ago
  • DALAI_LALA
    It doesn't matter what size they are! The difference is the healthier, more active person who will be inside of them. You will look awesome for the posh events and everyone will notice how happy and glowing you are - "Did you change your hair?"

    Why no, you changed EVERYthing!

    Lala
    3136 days ago
  • PRINCESSNURSE
    Way to go focusing on the positive health changes that you have made! If you keep doing the right things the weight will come off and those fat clothes will end up at the consignment shop for sure!
    3136 days ago
  • IPA-RAY
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    You have gained so much health in such a short time!
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    The weight loss tends to be more permanent when it is gradual. Be patient.
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    3136 days ago
  • ALEXTHEHUNN
    Glad you seem to be feeling better.

    You're right that even though all the weight hasn't come off yet, even the progress/improvement so far is GREAT. I don't have specific numbers on BP or HDL but I know how much better I feel and I can tell by my level of activity that significant improvements have already taken place.

    Just think what several more months can do!

    Enjoy shopping. Buy something pretty & fun.

    Alex
    3136 days ago
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