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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a great day.

Today was a great day. I spent it hanging out with my BFF.  It was a relaxing day and we had a great time visiting. We don't get too many chances to hang out without kids so we relish that time. We started the day with a trip to the gym. We warmed up on the elliptical and then trained with my trainer for an hour. It's fun having someone else to train with. Helped the time pass faster.

We did sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, chest presses, hammer curls and squats and other stuff I don't remember. It was a good workout and we were tired and hungry when done. After a much needed shower, we decided to see a movie at the fancy place. We had an hour to kill so we hit the shops nearby.

We have both lost weight over this last year and we are both struggling with our new sizes. Not in a bad way, but it is overwhelming to not know what size you are. I've known my size for years. I've never shopped in regular stores. When you are plus sized, you are usually confined to a small area of any store. Now, we can look through the whole thing. It is exciting, but sometimes overstimulating. We went to JCP and shopped for some shirts. I bought a few XL and a couple L. Just some simple spring shirts, but I needed them.

Trying on clothes and walking through the bathing suits is very motivating. I even tried on a few dresses. I have my med school reunion in May and I think I'm going. I'm sorta ambivalent, but I'm thinking about it. I tried on a few dresses. Seems I'm between sizes and I think I will be down in to a solid 14 dress. That's a biggie. I can wear 14 jeans and pants, but the girls, well...still big. Smaller, but big so dresses are not quite there. I'll wait until closer and look again.

We saw The Adjustment Bureau at the movie and it was good. Not amazing, but that's ok. It was entertaining and we enjoyed it. We had the house salad and the grilled asparagus. We got the filet sliders and halfed them, that's one and 1/2 each. It was tasty and just enough.

After the movie we did a little more shopping and then home to the kids. Little girl is better, still has fever, not as often. I'll be glad when everyone is well again. I'll be working tomorrow and then off on Friday. I'm really enjoying my time off. I needed a break badly.

I've been around, reading blogs and such. Hope you are all having a good week. See you tomorrow!


  1. Glad you had such a nice day. I used to have the most amazing workout/diet buddy who became a great friend. Sadly, she moved far away several years ago.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day :)

  3. Sounds like the kind of day that we all need to have once in a while. Good for you...

  4. Sounds like a perfect day out with a friend. I know what you are saying about adjusting to your new size. It is exciting and frustrating at the same time!

    You will be even smaller by May so do hold off on trying to find an outfit until it gets closer.

    Hope the kids are all better soon.


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