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10 miles.

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Yesterday my friend and I walked 10 miles.


This made today’s walk of 5 mile feel like a breeze.

I had this summer goal that I would walk from Seward Park to the I-90 bridge and back. That trip was only about 7 miles. But, we started from my friend’s house and walked to the park instead of driving. Then we walked past I-90 to a small market to buy water. We ended up adding 3 extra miles! Crazy!

I’m so proud of the both of us!

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August 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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Love list 8.9.10

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Today is 8.9.10. Weird. Today is also the day I turn 32. Whew! Today also feels like fall and it has started to drizzle… it’s my fault, I really have been jonesing for soups, hoodies, and scarves… I’ll pretend it was a birthday wish and you can blame the weather on me.


  • Kevin and the dog. They’re my little family.
  • being okay with being in my 30s. Every year just gets better.
  • admitting defeat, being able to know where you went wrong, and being able to ask for help
  • down sizing my closet. all things XL are now gone.
  • morning fog
  • the idea of living with so much less. sadly, with Kevin, this will never happen. But, I can still do my part!
  • Haley’s Corner Bakery. The GF red velvet cake we had for the 4th of July was a total hit! My mom ordered the birthday cake from there, I bet it will be just as rad.
  • *Bitch Cakes* reached goal! Congrats to Sheryl!
  • Pumpkin. The color. Aka, orange. Who knew I would like it so much and it would look so go on me?!
  • exercise. I get in a funk and stop, a get back in the groove and the bad funk goes away.
  • silicone iPhone covers verses hard plastic ones
  • new socks
  • calling all living small things monkey. dogs and toddlers, mostly
  • my mom calling me to ask me if I’ve tried gluten free beer from my favorite brewery. She told me she would suggest they bottle it. Yay mom!
  • Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque
  • all the August birthdays! There are so many Leos!
  • bandages made especially for blisters
  • realizing I don’t NEED much
  • vacations and plans for future vacations
  • Prop 8 being overturned !!!
  • being able to easily touch my toes while wearing jeans
  • Seward Park
  • knowing where I’m going, but having no clue what street I’m on
  • salads as big as my face
  • outlet stores
  • sauteed spinach
  • conversations about stuff and why we don’t want other people’s stuff
  • menu tastings
  • setting goals
  • birthday wishes from people, high and low and near and far

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August 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

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Size 10!

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I went outlet shopping… paying full price for clothing just seems so bizarre these days.

I’ve been eying the Jackson fit pants at Banana Republic for quite some time.  I wanted a pair of dress pants, but didn’t really have a need for them. I tried them on back in May but, bought tops instead. I thought about buying a pair to have them for a wine tasting, but that day came and I didn’t have the time to drive to the outlet.

Today I went to one of the outlet malls before a massage. (It happens to not be too far from one of the gluten free bakeries I love… the one that made me a gluten free red velvet cake and is making my birthday cake. Wednesday is my normal day off and total treat day!) I wanted some new clothing stuff for now and for fall.

I found the pants. They’re more of a curvy fit. I have big legs and curvy fit seems to work well for this. I looked for my normal size 12s. But, today felt different for some reason. The 12s were just right a few months ago, but what if they stretched out? I hate hate hate saggy butts! My butt no longer seems to be the size of a house and I want things to fit around it, not drape off it.

I tried the pants on first. You know, get that ill fitting thing out of the way! It will fit the worst and then I can try on stuff that I know will fit me well and not feel so bad about it. But, they fit. Well. With no muffin top. But, with no so flattering panty lines due to my cotton boyshorts.

Holy crap a 10! A pair of pants in a 10!!! I do own another pair of 10s, they’re boyfriend jeans and are cut huge. These aren’t huge and fit like I was meant to wear them! And that slight bit of stretch won’t look horrible a bit later in the day!!

The last pair of dress pants I bought in February of 2007 were a size 16.

If you’ve ever had to buy pants at Lane Bryant, buying a size 10 is awesome! (I could only wear the pants at Lane Bryant and I could wear their 18s. I always hated shopping there because I felt weird for once that I was smaller than the gals working there and they were NEVER friendly towards me.)

On ward and downwards!

(um, I’ll edit this later and add a picture, my camera needs charging.)

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August 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Another entry about weight loss…

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Fat Stats:

Start of WW in May 2008: 230

Today: 193.4

Goal: 155ish

Weight needed to be lost to reach goal: 38.4

Oh yes. I even took a bunch of time off of WW to get some other crap figured out without gaining more than a 3 pounds.

I’m on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I don’t head back to work until August 16th. I’m not going anywhere rad this August, I’m just chilling at home. I have lots of stuff I plan on doing. But, I’m super excited to get back on track and lose more weight..

I’m slow at losing weight. I’m okay with it being slow. Some weeks I lose 2 pounds, other weeks I gain 1. Either way, I’m down with it. Some weeks I’m all about exercising. Some weeks, I’m all about stuffing my face. Either way, I’m using Weight Watchers because it works for me. It works well for my food allergies and possible disease. I’m also super stoked because WW has a iPhone app and I can record stuff as I’m eating.

Yeah, back to being on vacation. So I’m doing things I want to do. And I want to exercise. I want to roast veggies. I want to read books. I want to get back into really eating healthy and not having to think about it. I’m getting my motorcycle endorsement. I’m cleaning house. I’m turning 32.

Basically, I’m getting out of auto pilot mode. See ya July… Hello August.

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August 2, 2010 at 11:19 am