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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I am subbing the next three days, and I'm pretty glad. I had yesterday and today off, so I'm ready to go in.

- short run and Pilates class after school
- drink all my water

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MCJULIEO 12/13/2012 11:46PM

    Nice progress!

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KACEYSW 12/11/2012 9:23PM

    Good for you! Keep up the great work!!!!!

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Eating comparison

Monday, December 10, 2012

I'm feeling good. I got in a nice little run this morning, and did some bike just for good measure. Headed down to my mum's house today to take her to the doctor. It's always a challenge to stick to eating good foods when I'm at my mom's house. I always feel like one of those articles "don't trick yourself by saying 'at least I'm doing better than they are'." I compare my food to my mom's food and think "well, at least I'm not eating that," and I know that is not the best way for me to think about my food.

Today's challenges:
- drink all my water
- make good food choices while away from home (I'm packing some clementines for a snack)
- enjoy the time with my mom

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/10/2012 9:16AM

    Have a great day with Mom and good luck making the best choices!

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KKKAREN 12/10/2012 9:05AM

    Have a good day!

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MCJULIEO 12/10/2012 9:01AM

    Mmmmmmm, clementines! Yum!

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SUNSHINE99999 12/10/2012 8:57AM

  clementines are great. Blessings to you and Mom.

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$10 motivation

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I'm not usually one to keep too-small clothes around as motivation - in the past I have, and I've ended up disappointed and returning the clothes because it wasn't helping me. But yesterday I went out to a little thrift store (I'm OBSESSED with thrift shopping as of late!) and I found a gorgeous J. Crew winter white wool skirt. The only problem was that it was a size 2. But I thought "what the heck, I'll see how close I am anyway." So I try it on, and the darn thing zipped up. It fit great around the waist! The thigh area is still snug, but I bought it anyway. For ten bucks??!? A size 2? Yes, please. On the way home I stopped and picked up some thigh slimmers (than you, Spanx!) to help me out for a while. I was SO freakin' excited.

Talk about motivation! I even skipped the ice cream I planned on eating last night and instead baked an apple for my dessert. I have a new goal! To wear the white skirt for Christmas Eve. One of my new (thrift store!) cashmere sweaters is winter white and will make a really beautiful Christmas outfit. Hooray!

Good things for today:
- drank water
- GREAT workout this morning!
- worked on some crafty stuff

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LALAFLOWERS 12/10/2012 7:10AM

    WOW!! What a great way to celebrate!

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TIGGER622 12/9/2012 10:11PM

    oh honey!!!! a 2?!?!? that is sooooo exciting!!!! keep up the good work!!! HUGS!

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MCJULIEO 12/9/2012 9:46PM

    Sounds like a great incentive to me!
You can do it!

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    YAY!!!! sounds beautiful and a picture is necessary come Christmas !!! I just found a new skirt and sweater at the consignment store(the skirt was $4!!! ) last week. My sizes are going UP ,though!!! A size 2 skirt...WOW! I was thrilled with a 6~~~ You are doing great and way to reward yourself with the baked apple...I just ate your ice cream(peppermint with real candy cane pieces)

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Morning habit

Saturday, December 08, 2012

It's a funny thing, the morning workout. Last night I was getting ready to go to bed, and I couldn't even bear the thought of having to workout this morning. But then, I woke up, put on my gym clothes, and it was a workout as usual. So weird, how a good night's sleep and the habit of putting on gym clothes first thing changes everything.

Today I have to get next week's workout schedule written down. I felt so lost this morning - I almost didn't go at all because I was fretting over what I was going to do at the gym. I definitely over-think things, often.

- plan workouts
- run some errands
- paint my nails
- drink all my water

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MCJULIEO 12/9/2012 12:42AM


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ARW715 12/8/2012 3:00PM

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DARJR50 12/8/2012 12:06PM

  Good for you. You have developed good lifestyle changes that are now becoming ingrained habits.

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FITWITHIN 12/8/2012 12:00PM

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PATSYB7 12/8/2012 11:42AM

    Planning is good--it sets you up for success! Good job! Have a great weekend. emoticon emoticon

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Spending the last two days with the kiddos really did a number on me! I woke up with a sore throat and just generally feeling pretty crappy. So I sat around in my sweats all day reading. I made it through the first two books of the Hunger Games trilogy (Finally!!!) and I CANNOT WAIT to read the last one.

I'm going to take a break from reading, though, and watch a little Monty Python. What a ridiculously indulgent day.

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/8/2012 9:44AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/8/2012 7:47AM

    Glad you had time to veg and take time for yourself! Great choice of books!!! Loved them, too!!

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CFMOSS 12/8/2012 7:37AM

    Aaaack to the not being well. I read the first book liked it but was very uncomfortable with its edge. Glad you can indulge yourself. Get better, read well.

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STILLHERE1111 12/7/2012 9:00PM

    My daughter and I both read all three books and LOVED them. In fact they are the last books I read that I couldn't put down. We liked the movie too and are looking forward to the next one.

I had had the first book for a long time and put off reading it because of the topic--I just thought it would be too dark--but I was wrong. They are uplifting.

Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy the last book--it is fantastic!!
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KACEYSW 12/7/2012 8:59PM

    Sorry you are feeling cruddy, but really glad you got some pleasant down-time indulging yourself!

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