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Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend Wrap up and Friends Making Mondays

Friday ended up great. Went shopping at lunch and bought a pair of jeans. Drum roll please......... SIZE 16!!! That's right, not since college have jeans that small blessed these hips. I also bought a pair of size 14 shorts which are a little snug, but they were on clearance for 6 bucks and I couldn't resist. Plus, just the thought that I bought a size 14 anything and can actually wear them was soooo intoxicating.

I also found out I am down to an 18/20 in shirts, probably closer to the 18 rather than the 20. It is amazing to me. I was so excited that I went home Friday night and put on those jeans and wore them all evening. I would have worn them to bed,but my husband thinks I'm nuts enough as it is.

Woke up Saturday morning and when I weighed I was 212. Now, my official weigh in is not until Wednesday and I don't know if I'll still be down that low then, but I was sure happy to see I'm headed in that direction. That is my first weight loss goal and it is the lowest weight I've been in 11 years.

Saturday was spent trimming hedges, weeding flower beds and sweating. Lots and lots of sweating. Later that evening we did a little swimming and I practiced my newly learned TKD skills.

Eating was not great on Saturday. I was well within my budget, but I ate too much salty stuff and woke up yesterday puffy as expected. I also woke up with a massive stomach ache. I don't know why, but I felt like crap. I spent the whole day in bed yesterday and went to sleep last night by 7:30pm. Needless to say, there was no working out yesterday. I didn't eat anything but toast and saltines, so again with the sodium. Plus, my stomach hurt and I didn't drink any water either.

Today I've felt better, but I'm up 2 pounds and it is all water as my nearly falling off wedding rings are now snug. I'd like to know why we women have to retain fluids and bloat so easily. Grrr.

Anyway, no workout this am either as I was still feeling a little off, but as the day has worn on, I feel better and I have been drinking tons and tons of water. I'll be back to my old self in the am and that means, back to the 5 am workout. Yippee!

Doubt they'll be a swim tonight as my little one went to the dentist today and had her first filling and she was kinda tired when I checked on her at lunch.
And now from My friend Shane, via Kenz:
Friends Making Mondays

I like... doing things I never dreamed I could.

I don't like... that there are still days where the "old me" sneaks into my thinking.

I love... being a Mom.

I dream of... seeing my kids grow up into amazing people.

I wonder... why I waited so long to figure this health stuff out.

I know... that I can succeed. One day, one minute, one second, one CHOICE at a time.

I went... home at lunch to visit my cutie pie back from the dentist.

I have... so many things I'm thankful for.

I think... I can. I think I can....

I plan...to plan my meals more.

I regret... that I wasted so many years being fat and lazy.

I do... many things for many people.

I drink... Lots and lots of water and the occasional martini.

I wish... I had more time.

I am... determined.

I am not...perfect.

I need... more patience or is it patients? I guess both apply.

I graduated... into a smaller jean size this week.

I hope... I get home and dinner is already made.

I want... to make my weight loss goal.

I sometimes... wonder why it takes so long to lose weight I can gain by sniffing a cheesecake.

I always...enjoy watching my kids do silly things.

I can... do some silly things myself.

I work...for myself and sometimes my boss really pisses me off!

I cannot... do 100 push-ups, YET!

I avoid... bagels.

I will... do 100 push-ups, someday!


  1. I like it all, especially the new skinny jeans and your scale giving you a peep show of goal weights. Hope you're feeling all better by tomorrow. Keep drinking that water and shunning the saltines. Hold strong tomorrow too for a good WI on Wednesday.

  2. I'd wear the jeans to bed, with the size tag showing!


  3. Good for you!!! I avoid bagels right now too. Love them too much.

  4. NSV!

    I am not...perfect. Well said.

    Hope you feel better!

  5. Congrats on the skinny jeans! Flush that salt out with tons of water!

  6. A smaller pants size is right up there on the list of best rewards for what we do!

  7. Doc, I bet that darn scale won't say 212 on Wednesday. I bet it says 211!!

  8. Congratulations! That was a very uplifting post, so fun to read!!

  9. Congrats on the clothing sizes! That's so exciting!

  10. Oh, a dream come true! Clothes that FIT in smaller sizes. Congratulations!


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