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    So one of my favorite stores is Dress Barn... I grew up in a family that would only shop in Bloomingdales.. so this is quite a controversial move.. but I just love the dresses and clothes that I think thin people wear!!! I have a pair of their Signature Fit shorts on now So I picked out a ridiculous dress, in a ridiculous size... and wore it to see my client in Houston yesterday. So without further ado....
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    So every day I discard, giveaway or put in the upstairs closets outfits that are too big. It's an adventure. So after my workout class - I basically am likely in for the day... Anyway I felt like I was putting on a costume. 1) wear clothes that are just so small.... 2) wear eye liner etc.. mean I am at home today literally working at computer. So anyway - with no further ado.. I bring you BadA$$ sue with a message of peace. Oh and today I am in solidarity with @Crayola64we are not eating mindlessly between our meals.. no extra veggies for me.... no snacking endlessly - today it is planned and it will happen - I will get to eat! Just not while cooking my meals. So I dressed up today and will have fun looking like a thin person.. who knows maybe Mr right will come to my door? Or i will be needed somewhere? f where I have been And lets put this in perspective of where I have been.... High School ( Boarding School - all girls) graduation picture... A sad sad day - who tells a severely overweight kid to wear white?? that is actually cruel. Maybe I should write a letter to the school...
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    Yippeee.... So I am trying to get to goal... and now it is .8 lbs away. I lost 2.4 lbs this week. Ok so I lost 0 last week - but even 1.2 lbs per week this close to goal is very exciting! Jenny Craig is an awesome plan!!! If you are considering it - Just do it. If you have lapsed.... so...come on back!! You got this! Chocolate Lava cake awaits. I have been working out at a gym I adore (Orange Theory Fitness). (Note: You don't have to workout to be on Jenny - Physical Activity helps!!! And it's great for you - but most of my issue is around food and well I was pretty out of shape so I'd like to get in shape... ) The concept is - you go for an hour and get cardio and weights in with a coach telling you when to run at Base pace, when to push it up and when to run all out (or walk, or bike, or elliptical). Then I do weights or squats or rower - more exercises they lead you through. The people are great - and I look forward to it. This week twice I went twice a day. It kept me from snacking on veggies before my meals (somewhat) also kept me away form a bar drinking a glass of wine or two for happy hour - hence the reason I went twice. It helps that I am in a weight loss competition at the gym that ends in 1 week or 2. I can't possibly win - but I wanted to be supportive.. and hitting my goal would be a win in my book. I am always looking to meet new people - working form home makes it a bit hard. So this helps as well. Anyway - So excited to lose weight and be near goal. I am thinking of entering the JC contest - need to get a good picture of me and my consultant. We took one today - but it's boring. I think I will wear a dress, get hair done etc. Anyway - here I am at the center (after golf). Behind me is my consultant's office. I know all the consultant's there - and we have fun every time I go in to visit/// Its like my own fan club, My mom also goes to Jenny... So they know my family - and are proud of my mom (as am I).
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    I think your feet are brave for branching out. Mine are cowards, wear walking shoes and sandals and that's about it! Even when I was teaching it was only comfie shoes.
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    Now you are in that category of "skinny girls we still have to like because they are nice"!
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    Did I mention it was a size 8!!!! OK girls - lets go dress shopping....
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    OK So they were ok - by no means were the muffins (see prior blog entry) the same as Jordan Marsh Muffins circa 1970 (and 250 calories each, according to the recipe I posted in My Fitness Pal. I made the recipe using Emily Bites muffin recipes - based with oatmeal. I swapped out the sugar for Truvia baking Blend and they landed at about 80 calories. I took 2 frozen muffins out of freezer into fridge last night, popped them in micro for about a minute and had them with coffee. A lite breakfast - and t's weigh in day. So that was good. they tasted a bit like oatmeal and not at all like Jordan Marsh's Blueberry muffins. (http://www.cooks.com/recipe/lk2p15t8/jordan-marsh-blueberry-muffins.html) So growing up in Boston those were a big to do! My go to breakfast (I am a quantity eater) Is 4 egg whites (196 grams) for the container - cooking spray, 1 tbsp parmesan (or try nutritional yeast maybe next time) and butter spray on the Lite Thomas muffin... and my 2 oatmeal bite muffins were just 1) small and 2) sort of dietetic.... Here's the thing - I bet I could have a nice smallish 250 calorie muffin and still have said where's the rest of breakfast? so my vote is for the eggs. But I have 5 more servings in freezer and will have them when I want warm muffins and coffee Had i followed her recipe to a T and used light brown sugar - no doubt they would have been a lot tastier. But maybe I don't need them to be too exciting and scrumptious. I have a food addiction - and I let it out of the cage during me meals... and I have chocolate lava cake for dessert - maybe it's good not to go too overboard at breakfast and stick to less exciting food.. hmmm.. but well to me a huge omelette is exciting. Anyhow - that's enough contemplation for one day - off to get weighed in and look for a dress to wow them on my next business trip. Ah the thin life!
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    Sue, you are a BadA$$ in the best of ways! Keep looking good and feeling good; it will keep us on plan and on track! It is difficult to look at old photos and see where we’ve been but it’s so inspiring to see where we are or are headed now. You give a lot of hope to others who are struggling with their weight, myself included!! {{{hugs to you}}} And Mr. Right? I bet he’s going to show up soon!! He’d better have as many wonderful attributes as you do! When I was single, I dated Mr. First Love, Mr. Liar, spent years with Mr. Can’t Commit, and finally met (and married) Mr. Right! It will happen for you!!
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    Thanks guys - I cant really buy fancy shoes - so I gave all of these a try - and kept 4 - the black patents and tan patents - are not that bad comfort wise.. the platform makes them bearable... and now I have something for a dress for work... I kept the silvery sandals and the ropey ones with the squarish heel. Everything else went back to store. I am used to wearing SAS comfort shoes - not the sexiest...wanted to risk discomfort a bit.. and branched out a bit...
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    love it, great colors
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    Love anything polka dot! You and the dress are sooooo cute! I don't wear dresses much anymore, being the old retired lady! But I just found a casual one and bought it any way. Now where to wear it? Az is pretty casual so I will just have to start a new trend! I also just got a black and white polka dot cross body bag that I love. Wish we had a dress barn here, will have to check it out online. I was raised to be a Bloomingdale girl too but it didn't take!
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    You look beautiful! Love the dress. I'm always wearing dark or solid tops and always black slacks. Haven't worn a dress since my wedding and then wore it to my nephews wedding. It showed all my rolls. Lol you have to feel pumped. Good job!
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    Well I hit 32 pounds gone...from 214 to 182. It has been slow but steady. My daughter is 42 pounds down. We are going to our first doctor's appt. since we started Jenny on February 1st. I can't wait to get the results of our blood work. I know my doctor will be happy. I had quit smoking about 3 years ago and also had my thyroid removed. My blood pressure was so high that she put me on three types of medication . I also started pre-diabetes medicine. My A1C had creeped up to 6.1. My pill box looked like my mother's use too. I have felt so good lately. I have not had a cold or flu since I quit smoking, which is unbelievable. I had a huge tumor on my thyroid and was constantly sick. After all the drama I saw the scale continue to go up and up. My daughter continued to gain weight. She hit a high f 272. I had to do something for both of us..This is why I joined this program. I know it's expensive but we are worth it...
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    ☮️ Lookin Groovy!
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    Love the outfit Sue! You just look fabulous!! Who knew shoes can be as fun as dresses when you lose weight - but they are!!!
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    Congratulations! My branching out yesterday was a very cute pair of limited edition Birkenstocks with flowers on them!!
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    Sue, the outfit looks great! I love all the shoes. If my arthritic big toes could wear any of them, I’d keep them all! I’m SO GLAD you are enjoying the fruits of your weight loss journey. I can’t wait until I can have fun shopping again!!!!
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    You look wonderful! You would laugh if you saw the shoes I bought last week---two pairs of LL Bean hiker-type shoes and a pair of black flats. 40+ years of nurses' shoes and sneakers have me owning only one pair of "dressy" shoes reserved for weddings, lol. I go for pure comfort but applaud those who can wear the shoes you picked! If I could wear them I would buy them all!
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    lol I always wore flats because my husband and subsequent boyfriends were short. Now I can't even wear a heel and Al is 6'3"!!! 😂
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    Break up with Medusa, wake up the Warrior. Walk away from the self-doubt and self-criticism. Step into the light and kick some arse! Head high, shoulders back, deep breath. Food worries, I'm taking you down. I've been wrestling with you for too long. It's time to knock you out and flex some muscles with a warrior cry. No more, "Oh no? what will I eat at dinner? what if I can't resist the chocolate bowl?" I hop around like a worrisome bunny anxious, hiding, wringing my hands. What if I can't do this? What if it's too hard? What if I gain in back? What if...? what if...? Shut up! Just shut that up right now. Put on your Schwarzenegger face. Scowl a little, bring out Dirty Harry, Embody Thelma and Louise right before Thelma floors it off the cliff What about some of those super cool chicks in movies who kick some major butt? She's/He's inside you. The warrior is inside. Wake her up! I'll snarl at that stubborn scale and say, "Really? You're going to give me that kind of lip? Oh no. That is just not an acceptable answer from you. You watch, you watch. I'll be back here tomorrow, same time, same place. Yup, I'll be naked, with shaved legs, flossed teeth, clipped nails. And I'm going to stare you down again. and you WILL, you will eventually bend to my will!" Tomorrow. and tomorrow. and tomorrow. Let's decide warrior names for ourselves- Let's brainstorm favorite kick-a$$ characters and start taking on that attitude on this journey. It will be a LOT more fun! Please post your names Pictures and ideas.
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    Sue you look amazing! I love the smile the most!
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    so much fun!!! You get sucked in.. and end up buying these outfits... And if you have just lost 60 pounds... well that's my excuse. I actually love my new fitness class... and so grateful to Jenny Craig for 60+ pounds off my body!!
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    I hope you got great news at the doctor’s office! You and your daughter have both done well!!
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    Looking good. I'd post of picture of me in workout clothes but... it's not pretty! I workout first thing, bed hair, old tee and pj bottoms! Later in day when I do the bike its whatever retirement garb I've chosen! No fancy gym would let me in!
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    You look amazing! Love workout clothes
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    Looking great MissBumble!!!! You are truly an inspiration
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    YOU. LOOK. FABULOUS!!!! YES! you must enter the contest!
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    SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You are a skinny minnie!!!! You just look amazing amazing!!!!! I love what Jenny has done in our lives! It's PROOF that if you just follow the plan ....... It works!!!!!!!
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    You look fantastic skinny girl! Enter that contest!!!
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    That looks delicious @Ms Jam The Mac and Cheese with Green Beans is one of my favorites and I love Brussel Sprouts and Snap Peas!! Yummy!!
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    Exercises are important in our daily lives. The exercises improve both the strength and the efficiency of your cardiovascular system to get the oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Staying active keeps muscles strong and ligaments flexible. I recently found about the élastique sportif on the web. I got here more info about it. People who exercise burn more calories and look more toned.
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    So this is my first time blogging. Like ever. Usually afraid to put something out there in fear of trolls, but hey we're all in the same boat here right?! On week 5, was expecting a loss as I've been really diligent and exercising, but was up .6lbs. My consultant saw I was disappointed even after assuring me it's normal and probably sodium retention. So she did my measurements and I've lost 6 inches in a month 🙌. I'm still not happy when I look in a mirror, I've always been thinner, but after my 2nd pregnancy yikes, hello 30lbs! I want it gone quick and get ahead of myself, so I need to remind myself it's a journey and it WILL come off because I'm determined. In the mean time give myself some credit for what I have done and just keep pluggin away. Here's to all of us workin those lbs away ✌️
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    I have to provide an update! I had these muffins....defrosted and warmed in oven with tinfoil. Ate them with coffee...they were really good!! So they got better and a little crunchy on edges!
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    I forgot to mention that the Zucchini chocolate chip muffins are from Emily Bites. You can use sugar, I watch my added sugar intake for health reasons.
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    How adorable!! It's a happy dress to match your happy smile!!!!!! Adorbs!!
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    My judgement is you keep them all! Sticking with my strappy sandal and zip up back choices
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    Yay! All of your hard work, and here to stand. I am so glad you are relishing it and sharing with others. It helps us remember why we're doing this.
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    Sue, you and your green polka dotted dress are amazing! I love it!
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    Several warriors come to mind, but I think Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich is quite fitting!
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    Cute dress, Sue, and I love your happy attitude! Can’t wait for the day I can buy “standard” sizes again. with a much better selection!
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    Lol!! It will be our turn too eventually. You before me!
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    I just have to say I had the pot pie that I normally LOVE and it was terrible. That little disc did something.
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    Tomorrow, I’m buying that syrup! That meal looks delicious!!
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    So On JC I have lost a lot of weight -and am very grateful.. However - I decided to finish strong... or transition to maintenance strong... Sol today i got weighed in at the gym for my OT Weight Loss challenge - supposedly 6 weeks but officially starts Monday - so it's a bit longer. So weight was 154.4 I think (with sneakers). We were told to wear a tight outfit. So I sort of liked working out in the outfit... Anyway I am amazed that I am this thin (in clothes) and I know I don't have much to lose.. just getting to my goal of 145. (and I have a pair of jeans or two to fit into .. so these few pounds will help). Anyway here are the before photos. To be eligible for the prize for top percentage lost I have to attend class in my home gym 3 times a week - which may be hard if I travel. Also I cant possibly win - as 7 lbs I think it about 4% so that cant be the winning amount??? I would love to be able to do a pushup at the end of this. I think Ill go do some now (limited as they are - because I really cant push my body weight up) Hoping the picture of me seated is a bit better at the end of six weeks... but you never know. I cant imagine 7 lbs will be all that visible at this stage. Before JC - July 2016 photo
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    This looks amazing!
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    Back to they gym this morning,,,,strength and cardio. My goal is to lose 20 by June 1st. I know I can do this!
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    I weighed this morning and lost 5 pounds! Sooo excited!
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    I have been going to a trainer for over a year with very little, if any results. But, I realized today that I may not have been doing my part....so its a new month and i plan on literally working my butt off! i hope to be at least 25 pounds lighter my my 60th birthday in July....i can not believe I am almost 60! when i was twenty, sixty seemed ancient! I had this conversation with my 17 year old granddaughter the other day,,,,I said "on your 40th birthday, you will remember what your mema said. Time fly's after 21!"
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    looks good except for the brussel sprouts and sugar snap peas....lol I like spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers but definitely not any kind of peas, brussel sprouts or carrots....