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Happy Thursday!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just got back from the gym. It was weigh-in night. I got rid of three (three!) pounds this week. I am so excited. I didn't even take a shower yet, I was so excited to post it.
My piano is tuned.
My teeth are healthy (except my dentist recommended Invisalign braces to straighten out my slightly crooked front teeth. Ugh).
Lunch is packed for tomorrow.
I drank all my water today.
Tomorrow is Friday!
I can wear the cute vest my fiance bought me for Christmas. He bought a medium and I'm not sure I should have been offended, but I wasn't. It motivated me. Tonight I tried it on (as I like to do sometimes) and it zipped up with nary a problem. I can't wait until he comes home so I can show him!
When I was running tonight, my pants were falling down. One more pound to go, and then it will be 10 pounds rid of since I started SP on 1/1/09. I think I'll treat myself to some new running pants.
I need a shower before bed...

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EATNBOOGERS 1/31/2009 7:31PM

    Here's to 9 lbs! emoticon

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Snow Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I got the phone call last night that school was closed, so I got a little extra sleep last night. Cleared off the car late morning, looked at some vacation info, and read a little bit.
I figured out a new goal, too. I am going to San Francisco and China in July, and I would LOVE to be able to wear a bikini out in San Fran and I would love even more to buy a beautiful silk dress in China.
Last night I got on the scale at the gym, even though it was two days early for my weigh-in... I was just curious. It looks like I lost another pound! I think I'm going to start saying I got rid of another pound. "Lost" makes it sound a little like I am trying to find it again. And I most definitely am not trying to find that weight again.
I think I'm going to treat myself to a nap this afternoon. I don't often get to take a wonderful afternoon nap!

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AMYJEAN75 1/29/2009 2:46PM

    I love naps. And the ridding of pounds. You go girl!


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Argh - the popcorn again!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tonight when I got home from the gym, I was craving a salty treat, so I made some microwave popcorn. I ate the whole bag. And it wasn't a 100 calorie bag, it was an entire bag of Act II Butter Popcorn. It was so good. It's not often at all that I eat an entire bag of popcorn... but tonight I was so hungry for it. Not only did I eat the whole bag, but I ate it while i watched The Biggest Loser. Ugh.

But there is good news! Tomorrow we have a snow day (I just got the phone call). One of the teachers told me today that I was her inspiration because I was looking like I lost weight. I don't think I have ever been anyone's inspiration! I got my butt to the gym, I ran a little bit, and I did some lower body and abs stuff.


Happy Monday!

Monday, January 26, 2009

This morning I decided to wear a skirt. I don't always like to wear skirts in the winter since tights give me that horrible roll at the top. (Why in the world don't the make tights longer up top???) Anyway, I put on my tights today, and the roll is hardly there. Wahoo! I put on my skirt, and my skirt is big! Wahoo wahoo! I put on my shirt and it is laying smoothly - no funny bumps or lumps. I put on my boots and they are a little looser around the calves. Yay! (J. Crew makes the most wonderful extended-calf boots.)
This weekend I got a postcard from my gym congratulating me on my hard work. There was even a little hand written note "you are doing an awesome job!" How's that for motivation?!?!



Yay for cute coats!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Last night I went to dinner with two college friends. I did really well with my eating - I stayed on plan and only had 4 small bites of cheesecake for dessert. I have two boxes of leftovers - a serving of mahi and a piece of cheesecake. I love dessert, so I let myself have a couple bites. And I didn't even have any of the whipped cream! So I was really proud of myself.

So the guilt trip - I ate slowly and not very much of my dinner. I was full! I have learned to stop eating when I'm full. Then I got dessert and had a few small bites. I stopped eating and drank my coffee. It was then that the food talk started. One friend started saying "I don't eat this way at home, I just am eating this all because there is ice cream and I can't take it home." Then the other friend said practically the same thing.

I felt bad only because it seemed like they felt guilty for eating all their food while I made sure to leave some.

I read an article on SP called "Are Your Friends Making You Fat?" and I really believe that it's true for all the reasons they stated in the article. It IS easy to justify eating a giant piece of cheesecake when another friend eats a whole brownie sundae. It's easy to eat "just another bite" when another friend has more weight to lose than I do.

A good part of the evening though: one friend asked if I got a new coat. I said proudly "no, it's a coat I haven't fit into in a year and a half." Yippee for cute coats that fit!


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