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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Victory Thursday

I have several NSV's to share today. The first of which is that I actually remembered to do this!! Last week, I was so out of it, that I totally forgot. I'm feeling much more like my old self today. That is great news in any arena, not just weight loss. I still have two more days on the antibiotics, then I think I'll be home free.

Also as a result of feeling better, I've done 20 minutes on the stair stepper the past two days. I'm still not at full capacity there, but I have a plan. I'll do 20 minutes the best I can for the rest of the week. Next week, I'll start pushing the intensity. Once I feel like I have maxed out there, I'll add another 5 minutes. I'll keep going until I get a full 30 minutes in. I don't want to make my life revolve around my work outs, and I think 30 minutes of full on, sweat pouring exercise will get the job done. If not, I'll re-evaluate. Oh, and I'll do the free weights/strength training too. Got to keep working on these bat wings!

I've noticed in the past few days that my skirts have gotten longer. They seem like they are fitting well in the waist, so my assumption is that my 'assumption' is getting smaller! (get it? ;-D) My tummy is definitely shrinking. It has been a real hold out too! That is so exciting for me.

Another clothing item that has suddenly gotten too large is my shoes. I've heard of this phenomenon but not experienced it for myself until late last week. I have worn a 6 1/2 since high school. I never had babies, so I didn't experience the foot growth so many women do during pregnancy. Oddly, my foot didn't grow with my weight, that is unless shoe manufacturer's are pulling a ruse on us too! Sadly, two of my 'go to' pairs of classic pumps I wear to work several times a week are getting to floppy. Not so sadly, I'll have to go shoe shopping soon! I have a very favorite shoe store, that I have been wanting to visit. I was saving for a reward at 165 lbs. I'm close enough now, I just might get there before I get to go shopping.

On another note entirely...I'll be out of pocket this weekend. I have to attend a board retreat for my employer. I'm not looking forward to it on a lot of levels, but such is life. I won't be posting my weight this weekend. That's OK, but Saturday also happens to be the one year anniversary of this blog. I still feel like such a newbie when it comes to this. I've made no secret of the fact that I credit this blog and much more so the support of my readers for the success I've had during the last 12 months. Thank you, I appreciate it!  Here's to another great year together.


  1. Those are great NSVs! And stair steppers = hard! I have not been on one in ages but remember it (not fondly) from my old gym. I think it is great for the butt:)

  2. You are doing soooo great!!! The shoe thing is so strange. I've lost a size. When I was heavier, I never noticed that my feet were fat. Just everything else was. Well I guess they were too! I have tripped so many times. Kind of dangerous!! I have spent so much on new clothes, that shoe seem to be last on the list. I guess I better get some.

    Congrats on the 1 year mile stone!!

    Keep focused!