Monday, April 29, 2013

Far too long and Life is Good

This was a crazy weekend.  We had a lot of busy work to do Saturday then Sunday we drove out of town to meet a friend of ours we hadn't seen in 4 years.  She moved away and we've kept in touch via Facebook so I know she's seen me / our weight loss.  Like most people who haven't seen us in a while, it's still kind of fun to see their jaws drop in person or say "your pictures don't do you justice at all."  She kept saying how we're "disappearing" and couldn't believe how different we looked.  I have to say, I really kind of needed that.  It topped off the 7 lb loss for the month and was a good reminder that yes, we've come a long way. I wish she lived close to us again.  I really miss her and her positive, outgoing attitude.  It felt so good to be out and about.  I even wore heels!  I might wear them like twice a year but it felt nice to gussy up a bit and I was having a "thin day."  You know, when you look at pics taken that day and go..."yeah...I looked as good as I thought I did."  Those tend to be rare.

She attended a wedding with some of my old co-workers and I guess one of them said he'd heard I lost a lot of weight so it's getting around.  I didn't get to attend the get together of my old co-workers when they gathered a month or two ago so hopefully they'll have another one when I've made more progress.  But back to our time with our friend.

We had lunch at a restaurant we'd been to a few times.  This meal was a little disappointing taste wise but I was so busy flapping my gums I didn't let it ruin our time together.  Afterward we did a little shopping and ended up at the Life is Good store.  We didn't even make it inside before loading up on three shirts, one of which was this one for me...


I'm wearing it right now.  It reminds me of our pup and how much she loved to curl up in the front of the fireplace and sleep.  I got a Christmas shirt the last time we were there too.  They need to stop making cute Christmas shirts or I'm in trouble.  I also assumed I wore an XL but apparently I'm between sizes and the large I bought as a goal shirt fit...


I could live in these shirts.  They're so comfy, positive and just make you feel good.  They feel better when they're on sale.

We got home a little late but still went down and did the scheduled circuit.  I burned 915 calories which isn't too bad!  We had dinner and a snack and settled in for the night.  I was a pooped pup but am ready to get some stuff done today.  

What did you do this weekend?

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14 comments:

  1. It was such a good weekend and a great time meeting up with old friends. And it certainly doesn't hurt getting a big ego boost out of it. It really was the perfect cap to this month where we really took a stand and made it happen again and this is living proof that we know exactly how to get back into losing weight regularly again and that is exciting! Life is good!

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    1. Definitely. Of course I'm bloated like a puffer fish this morning and nothing pisses me off more than when you have a high cal restaurant meal and it's not worth it. Especially if we're only going to get one a month then we're going to have to go places we can count on because I'm not wasting those! At least we know what works now so onward when we get back.

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  2. Sounds like a nice visit with your friend. Hurray for ego boosts!

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    1. It sure was and yes, sometimes we need those ego boosts to carry us when a plateau has taken over our lives! LOL

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  3. I'm glad you guys had a good visit with your friend.

    Our weekend wasn't nearly as nice as yours sounds. Little boy had soccer Saturday and we did get some stuff done around the house. Unfortunately just as we were getting ready to leave for the game Saturday morning OPDC (other peoples drama and crap) landed in our front yard. Hopefully it will be resolved today, but it's been an unwelcome guest all weekend.

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    1. Tell people to keep their drama for their mamas and move on. We all have our own drama and don't need to deal with anyone else's! Hope it's all resolved asap!

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  4. Wow was this a "meet ur old friend" weekend...lol..
    We drove to Cleveland to meet my friend from grad school whom I havent seen in 6 years and she just had a baby boy,,it was fun to meet up and talk about the "good old days"...

    those t-shirts look good..I have a pink t-shirt from that store:) heehhe...

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    1. Glad you had fun catching up with your friend too!

      I love that store. Their shirts are so cozy and soft!

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  5. My kids' band had a "gig" weekend and they rocked it! It's a good thing I wasn't hungry and already had dinner planned or I would have tackled the guy carrying the try of nachos & onion rings... they smelled so good!

    I can't wait for that moment this Christmas when I show up in Dallas to see family I haven't seen since last April. With lots of hard work and a little luck I will be 72 pounds lighter - which should be a huge difference physically and mentally for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Good on ya for not tackling the nacho onion ring man! ;-)

      I'm sure you will get that awesome moment this Christmas. Keep it up!

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  6. Sometimes you don't realize how far you've come until you see your progress through someone else's eyes! I'm glad you had a good weekend. Mine was spent cooking and gardening--good times. I totally need to go clothes shopping too one of these days...

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    1. Absolutely! Several people commented about how we looked that day so it was kinda nice! :-)

      Glad you had a nice weekend and yes, go shopping! I give you permission! HA!

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  7. Sounds like you had a most wonderful weekend! I'm so glad you got to see your friend in person and could spend good, quality time together. And the shirts are darn cute!!

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    1. Me too...it was nice to get out and socialize! I know right?! Love Life is Good!

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