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Oh, happy day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today I'm wearing a sweater dress. The idea was that it's easy to put on, and I didn't have to think too much about my outfit. Didn't have a whole lot of time between swimming and having to go to school, so an easy outfit it was. I planned to throw on a thick belt to hide the inevitable sweaterdress middle-pudge, but the only problem was that today? There *was* no middle pudge. Even with tights on.

I haven't worn this dress in about a year, so I kind of imagined what it was going to look like when it was on - and I imagined the funny ways I was going to have to sit today to keep my fat rolls from spilling over. I am freakin' thrilled. I didn't put on a belt, instead I tied on a scarf and am going to wear my sweater dress in all its glory today.

This is a HUGE sign that what I'm doing is working. What a great way to end the week!

- drink lots and lots of water
- don't take myself too seriously today - I'm subbing, and it's Friday.

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EATNBOOGERS 1/18/2013 7:19PM

    Awesome! Well done! Clothes are always the best measure!

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JJAQUES41 1/18/2013 10:29AM

    Go, sexy sweater dress outfit!

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KAREN_NY 1/18/2013 10:27AM

    Now THAT's how to make a happy friday! emoticon

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ELORACGO 1/18/2013 8:59AM

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DRAGONCHILDE 1/18/2013 8:58AM

    THat is an incredible, shout-it-from-the-rooftops victory! WELL DONE!

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CFMOSS 1/18/2013 8:22AM

    Big woooooohooooooo!!!!!!

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    emoticon That's freaking awesome!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/18/2013 7:59AM

    Fantastic! I can so relate with how you were thinking you'd have to try to disguise your middle in the dress...but happy for you that you don't have to. Love sweater dresses!

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PINKEUROGIRL 1/18/2013 7:55AM

    awesome news!! way to go!

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Back to the real world...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I definitely got spoiled on vacation. We had PERFECT weather - mid-80s every single day. I sat on the beach every day, and I got to run on wonderful flat Florida ground in the morning before it got ridiculously hot.

But now it's back to reality.

In the real world, it's 30 degrees, my luggage is still not here (although it is supposed to be coming today), and I have to put on real clothes to go to work. (I have a two-week gig subbing for testing - SO easy. Perfect!)

- drink all my water
- stick with the healthy nutrition plan
- 3ish mile run and Power Zen after school (Power Zen is Pilates and Yoga on the Reebok core board - I love it)
- keep my fingers crossed that my luggage comes today so I can get back into the swing of things!

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/15/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon Glad you had a great time! Welcome Back!!

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MPETERSON2311 1/15/2013 12:33PM

    good luck i hope you find your bags!

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BILLALEX70 1/15/2013 8:57AM

    Reality sucks, but that's what makes us appreciate vacations!

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EATNBOOGERS 1/15/2013 7:49AM

    Welcome back... I was hoping you were having a great time!

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SPARTANPHOTOG 1/15/2013 7:38AM

    ahhhh vacation sounds wonderful....

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AZMOMXTWO 1/15/2013 7:03AM

  I hope your luggage gets home soon how dare it stay away with out you
glad you had a good vacation

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DMEYER4 1/15/2013 7:01AM

  so happy you had a great vacation. welcome back to the real world

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Bring on the warmth!

Monday, January 07, 2013

This is going to be quick - I don't have a ton of time this morning. It is going to be SO crazy today. I have so much to do before we leave for the airport! But I am still going for a run this morning. Working out is the main way I don't make myself crazy.

- run
- drink all my water
- don't get too nuts-o with getting ready for vacation
- enjoy my kiddos at my sub job

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MCJULIEO 1/7/2013 11:27PM


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    oh, what fun!!! ENJOY!!!

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RUNNINGWILD 1/7/2013 12:00PM

    take me with you!!

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EATNBOOGERS 1/7/2013 8:35AM

    Woo hoo! Run run run! Sun sun sun!

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CFMOSS 1/7/2013 8:13AM

    Enjoy your vacation - you are worth the time apart.

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

I can hardly contain my excitement! Hubs and I are going on a vacation! We booked our flight this morning, and on Tuesday we will be soaking up the rays in Florida. I can't even wait. I am getting packed, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding what to take! I want to get in some running, and the place we're staying has a nice gym, so I want to get there, too. I have lots of workout gear going along with me!

I get a little crazy when it comes to getting ready to go on a vacation - every piece of laundry has to be done, the house needs to be cleaned... I can't stand coming home to housework. So today I have been doing tons of laundry and lots of cleaning. It needed to be done anyway, but it just seems like so much since we're getting ready to go away.

This afternoon I applied for my first administrative position in a school district! There is an opening for Director of Education, and while I don't finish school until this summer, the position starts "on or after" July 13th. Perfect timing! Keep your fingers crossed.

Time to drink some water and pack some more!

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DRAGONCHILDE 1/6/2013 11:27AM

    So jealous! Have fun on your vacation!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/6/2013 10:48AM

    Ooh, a vacation, that's something I haven't done in ages, lucky you! I hope you have the best of luck with the position, too.

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CFMOSS 1/6/2013 6:55AM

    Oh enjoy!!!!

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LYNNANN43 1/5/2013 11:53PM

    VACATION!! emoticon emoticon

Great luck on the job!! emoticon

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EATNBOOGERS 1/5/2013 11:24PM

    Woo hoo! Have fun, and I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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ETTEZEUS 1/5/2013 9:29PM

    Good luck with the job position Carrie!!
The weather has been pretty warm here so it should be wonderful when you come!

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    wow!!! what quick exciting news!!! and the job app,too!!!! have fun!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/5/2013 9:16PM

    Eeeeeek is right, squealing right along with you here, for both the vacation and job opportunity. Fantastic day.


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CRAFTINWIFE 1/5/2013 8:21PM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great trip!

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JERZGURL_NAN 1/5/2013 8:19PM

    Awesome - Have a Fantastically Fit FunTime!!! and best wishes on the job. That's exciting.

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SUNSHINE99999 1/5/2013 8:19PM

  Have a fantastic time together & my fingers are crossed on your behalf. emoticon

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Friday, January 04, 2013

I got some money from hubs' parents for Christmas - super excited because I haven't really been shopping for myself in a while (for anything fun, anyway. I had to get running shoes a little while ago). Yesterday my mom and I went shopping and I found a new fleece, a hat, and a skirt (in a size 4!!!). Since I didn't want to bore her with workout gear shopping, I decided to do that tonight. So tonight I found a new running 1/4 zip, knee-length gym tights, and two tanks. (The tanks were only $8 each at Under Armour!) I am so excited. I love getting new workout gear - it's such good motivation for me to get out there and do my workouts!

Tomorrow I have a run scheduled - I'm going to bundle up in some new gear and get outside. I have to suck it up and start adding miles if I'm going to finish this Pig standing up!

I subbed for the afternoon today. It was perfect - I got to the gym in the morning for a little elliptical and a sports conditioning class. The class is sort of like P90X/Intensity - tons of cardio and plyo stuff, and man, it's SO tough. I can feel the fat burning off when I'm in class!

Today's good stuff:
- I did a really good job with the eating
- Drank lots of water
- Got some great deals out shopping!
- Crossed a bunch of stuff off the to-do list

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CFMOSS 1/5/2013 7:16AM

    Enjoy your day!

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EATNBOOGERS 1/4/2013 11:14PM

    How cold is it there? I've been such a wimp lately about running in the cold (but I'll hike or ski). I love new workout togs, too. I love deals, too. Sounds like a pretty perfect day!

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MCJULIEO 1/4/2013 9:28PM

    Keep it up!

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