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Wondering where people wearing size 2 shop? and Auto Service

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Grrrrrr... I hate to have to take my car back this week for another rotate and balance. It drove like butter after last weeks service. Then while riding down the road my we heard the road my husband heard the thunk thunk and said I think a tire just threw a weight. NOOOOO! but yes. My ride like butter is all bumpy and full of rattles again. So I am heading back today to leave the car to get fixed. Thank you life time rotation, balance, and alignment. It has been worth it already.

I got 5,600 steps yesterday. I am understanding when I work harder at work that means I sit more and am less active. I got most of these steps because I went out at lunch and looked for a SMALLER pair of pants! Yes, the size 4 I am wearing are falling off and I can pull them off without unbuttoning and unzipping again. I don't look too sloppy but without a belt I look a bit like a thug wannnabe with droopy droors. Sorry I don't mean to offend any slackers out there but it's just not my style and I wanna say pull up your pants. My solution yesterday was a belt...I also realize I will have to buy smaller belts or put more holes in the one I am wearing. Yes, I am happy I am not gaining but people this is a problem too!

I fit into the size 3 junior but they were too form fitting for this 56 year old. The 5 waist was loose...ugh. I felt lucky to find the size 4 ladies I am wearing now when I did but as I said they are now big. I bought 4 pair in different colors when I found them. Where do I find size 2 ladies. Four seemed to be the smallest I can find,and I had to go to different stores than I used to shop for these. Please tell me where people wearing size 2 ladies, actually shop if you know...

Anyhow other than the above it was a good day and I am off to work today. Have a great day.

  
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COLOR-BLUE 7/31/2014 6:33PM

    "D"

I don't wear a size 4, but I would try the New York & Company. When I went there to return a gift of a pair of pants, which were too big, they had all kinds of smaller sizes of things and they were cute too!

AWWW man, not again with the car! That's not good! But I'm with you, good for the lifetime warranty that you did have, as it's paid for itself, probably more than once over!!!

Go and get yourself some smaller clothes, and let me know if the New York & Company was able to help you.

Be blessed

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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NHES220 7/31/2014 12:50PM

    Or the Loft.

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MBPP50 7/31/2014 12:25PM

    Congrats on the loose pants. I will never be a size 2 so I have no idea where to find them.

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AURORADAWN5 7/31/2014 11:37AM

    Finding size 2 pants - oh how I long for the day! I was NEVER a size 2, but emoticon emoticon . It must feel wonderful to be there.

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ROBBIEY 7/31/2014 8:57AM

  I have the same problem. It is hard to find clothes for older women because they don't come in small sizes. Try White House Black Market.

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OSDOWNS 7/31/2014 8:19AM

    What a wonderful dilemma to have! Congrats!! :)

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Eight hours sleep :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am very glad to catch up on sleep last night. No tummy problems, YEAH! I am rested and glad to be because I have a long day today for a Wednesday. Generally it's Thursday's that I have these days. Tomorrow will be easier actually this week. So I am checking in then I off and going.

Hope you have a great day!

  
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CAKAROO 7/31/2014 6:14AM

    Have a great day!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/30/2014 9:37PM

    D"

I pray that you had a wonderful day and emoticon on the sleep!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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AURORADAWN5 7/30/2014 9:16PM

    A good night's sleep can make such a difference in how you approach the day. Hope you had a good one.

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COOP9002 7/30/2014 11:19AM

    Always good to plenty of sleep.

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MBPP50 7/30/2014 10:53AM

    emoticon Sleep is so important! Glad you got some.

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NHES220 7/30/2014 10:15AM

    I am happy when I get 7, 8 would be great!

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ROBBIEY 7/30/2014 8:18AM

  I rarely get 8 hours of sleep. I glad that you feel better today because of the extra sleep. Keep on Pushing Forward!!! You can do it !!!

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LWILKINS60 7/30/2014 8:15AM

    Can't remember the last time I got 8 hours!

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GOLFGMA 7/30/2014 8:10AM

    Enjoy your day. Glad you got some sleep! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 7/30/2014 7:57AM

    have a great day. and don't work to hard. :-)

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Oh my gosh what did I eat???

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last night at 2:30 am my stomach was cramping so badly that I was literally moaning in my sleep. The cramps and moaning woke me up. Well off to the bathroom. TMI I had to go but it was normal and included the cramping. Back in bed for thirty minutes to be awakened again! Back to bathroom with very loose this time. OH, what did I eat yesterday. I can't find anything abnormal that would do this in my food plan yesterday. Everything has been fine today. I sure hope this is not the same tonight.

OK on to today. I have about 7,000 steps so far and have had a good day. I got a one mile walk in before work, not run. I am resting my muscles and not running because I worked hard last week and have my big race day on Saturday. My food plan had gone well. I actually am reading a book just for fun (romance Joanna Lindsey book) I also started a new bible study "Run with God" A bible study for runners. How to not make running a God in your life and how to make running part of your spiritual life rather than the other way around.

We, in my church family, are praying for folks other than the prayer list right now from our prayer circle. While we pray for the listed folks we are challenged to pray for the person on your left and right. The belief being if we are lifting one another up we can keep from developing the problem that puts folks on the list. Hey, so I am praying for the one on my left, and on my right everywhere through the day as well as Dawn and Patrick( this week). God fills me through the day and I am blessed.

  
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CAKAROO 7/30/2014 5:55AM

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EVIE4NOW 7/29/2014 8:26PM

  Sounds like you picked up a little bug for your tummy to react that way.

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TWIRLNYC 7/29/2014 6:44PM

  I have that reaction when I eat anything with "sugar alcohols" they are in a lot if sugar free item.

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MBPP50 7/29/2014 5:37PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your inspiring prayer stories.

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Nice Sunday

Monday, July 28, 2014

I was finally glad to sit down yesterday and rest. That however didn't happen until about 5 pm. Fortunately I had gone ahead and cooked our evening meal and cleaned up the kitchen so when I rested I could really rest. We went back in and ate around 6 pm with little muss and fuss.

I started the day with that 2 mile run/walk I clocked before church and then we had a wonderful worship service.

After Church we came home and donated two TV's to a family. I have been trying to give away these TV's for months and didn't know why NO ONE WANTED them. Well now I know. A single hard working mother whom I work with and is a sewing friend has had every TV in her house (3 different ones) die in the past two months. I didn't know. She has one daughter in college, one in a tuition based performing arts school (senior), and one in the local high school who is a cheerleader. To say she is strapped and can't afford to replace even one is an understatement. She has just shifted TV's around one at a time till the third one died. All rather old models. Now mine were not brand new models either but she now is the proud owner of two more for her home. Feeling Blessed to be able to help her. These are the people you are happy to help as they work so hard to provide.

We then proceeded to go to lunch and WALMART, mistake but necessary during peak time Sunday afternoon, then I cut and prepared fruit and portions for lunches this week. Yes it was necessary to clean the refrigerator and the kitchen, sadly neglected except for a quick swipe this past week. So I was tired when I sat down and had my 10,000 steps :).

The outcome of not resting enough yesterday is I am tired this morning. It also could because I awoke at 2:30 AM again for 30 min or so and slept fitfully after. I am feeling good emotionally just a little tired.

  
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COLOR-BLUE 7/28/2014 9:03PM

    "D"

God knows exactly whom should have gotten those TVs this whole time, that's why nobody else claimed them, as God had them earmarked for the lady and her girls. He wasn't letting anyone come near those TVs! And, as you pondered the question as to why nobody wanted those TVs, look what God plopped into your lap! What a act of kindness you were to that lady and her daughters. Just keep listening to God, as He's always right, even though we don't see the whole picture, yet!


be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MBPP50 7/28/2014 10:14AM

    emoticon It seems as though God always puts the right people in our lives when they need what we have to give.

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AURORADAWN5 7/28/2014 10:08AM

    Great that you still had the TVs when she needed them. I'm a firm beleiver that EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
Have a great day.

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NHES220 7/28/2014 9:39AM

    Great that you were able to help her out with the TVs. It was a busy weekend for me too. Saturday I had just under 19,000 steps. Run in the morning for 4 miles and then running around downtown looking at condos with our daughter.

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HMBROWN1 7/28/2014 8:48AM

    It must have been a bad night for waking and insomnia! I also woke at 2:30. I was still up at 5:30 so I just got up. I will (hopefully) sleep like a baby tonight.

Have a great day! Heather

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My First Garmin Run!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I got my Garmin Forerunner 220 Watch yesterday in the mail. Charged it up and took it for the first two mile run this morning. This is usually a rest day and I ran hard yesterday and need to rest but I could not wait to log my first run!!!! So it is shorter and slower but it is logged in and I am doing it!!! Yea! I was reminiscing about this with my husband today. I started the journey with Fit Bit in June 1, 2013 so I have kept the fit bit habit for a year and two months right now. Oh my gosh I have remained committed and used that tool daily tracking my steps. It's become a part of me. Like putting on my glasses or watch everyday. I don't wear them at night but do fit bit to track my sleep! It has served me well with getting in my daily steps, helping me be accountable and achieving my healthy goals including the loss of 120 lbs without looking sickly.

So today I took a new journey with my Garmin 220 run. It gives me additional data to help me grow as a runner and new goals to meet this coming year. On Aug 2 I ran my first official Woodstock 5 K and this year will be my SECOND time! I never thought I would be hooked on exercise and am praising God for this amazing opportunity to do this right. It is my best prayer time. I am learning to run with God more each time I go out. First giving thanks for my life that I might even run and then submitting unto him each step.

Here is my first watch reading. No I am not speedy Gonzalez or the road runner (if your old enough to remember this cartoon) but I am 56 and working it!


My photo printed in a feature article but is not on the internet link to the article! Here is the article link

http://www.annistonstar.com/life/article_b
5e7abe4-142d-11e4-be7d-001a4bcf887a.html

Here is the part they didn't put on internet...


I am taking lots of risks I wouldn't have previously taken in life. I am reaping many new blessings due to them as well. Thank you Jesus!

  
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NHES220 7/28/2014 11:40AM

    Enjoy the Garmin! Keep up the great work!

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AURORADAWN5 7/27/2014 5:26PM

    What cool gizmo. Glad it finally arrived after it's adventures with the US post office. Hope you have a great time using it.
Keep on emoticon

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COOP9002 7/27/2014 4:19PM

    Nice job!!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/27/2014 2:40PM

    "D"

What a testimony you have!!! You're doing FANTASTIC and I'm incredibly proud of you!!! You make me homesick at not being able to do the 5Ks right now. But it's all in DIVINE ORDER, and by His Grace, I'm already walk/jogging them NOW!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MBPP50 7/27/2014 9:57AM

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