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Old Thu, Feb-16-06, 04:24
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Plan: Dukan
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Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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Don't we love to laugh? What's up with that fat people being jolly? Jolly...doesn't the work sound fat? Ya know, bowl full of jelly and all. Well, I'm a lot happier now. I'll take thin and funny over fat and jolly any day. Happy laughing.
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Old Thu, Feb-16-06, 07:52
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: 297/173.3/150 Female 5'7" (top weight 340)
BF:41%/31%/??%
Progress: 84%
Location: Burlington, ON
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I love the bit about missing Lane Bryant! In a weird way, shopping for clothes was easier before, there were so few shops to choose from, I could visit all the different plus sized stores in a day and know what was available for me to wear for the whole season! Now I can walk into just about any store and find something to wear, the choice seems overwhelming! Clothes shopping is way harder now, before if it fit and didn't make me look gross, I bought it. Now, I'm actually looking for stuff that makes me feel like I look good and it's far more time consuming.

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Old Thu, Feb-16-06, 15:00
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 239/223/154 Female 66 inches
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A word on belts. I still have the same belt that I wore 60 lbs ago . My mother was making fun of me the other day when she saw me stabbing new holes in it with an ice pick. She said "Why don't you just buy another belt?" and I told her "because this one costed 30$." and then she says "How many holes are in that thing anyways?" and I didn't know so we counted. 17 holes!!! 5 that came with it, 12 that I made. I finally realized how ridiculous I was being by holding on to old stuff just because it was expensive. I tried to give it away but no one wanted it because it had a bunch of holes in it.
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Old Thu, Feb-16-06, 15:20
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Funny stuff!
Raven, you deserve a new belt, Girl. Your old belt is hazardous to your health...plus, we may have to talk about you now.{<: I can just imagine you with that ice pick.

Val, that is exactly what I meant about the Lane Bryant thing! I was never a shopper. I could go in and out of store in thirty seconds flat. My husband knew to watch me carefully 'cause I could scope quickly whether there would be anything I could/would wear--I waltzed out so quuickly, he knew I would leave him in my dust. And...Lord help any clerk offering to help me. I wanted NO interaction! I think that is why he got such a kick out of the whole Victoria's Secret thing. He kept muttering, "I can't believe you took her into the dressing room with you."

I cannot even begin to imagine what bathing suit shopping will be like! Yikes!
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Old Thu, Feb-16-06, 16:54
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 271/269/154 Female 5 feet, 6 inches
BF:43.7/..../24.9
Progress: 2%
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I have a belt that I was trying to decide whether to punch a new hole in it. After this, I've decided I could become fanantical, so I'm not going to do it! I have one belt, you know the kind that you just push the pin through the weave? Well, it used to fit right, now the end is just hanging. I guess new accessories are critical, too.
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Old Fri, Feb-17-06, 07:26
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Plan: Atkins/and calorie count
Stats: 188/178/124 Female 5 feet 3 inches
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Ooooh I had the opposite thing happen. When I first lost enough to shop everywhere...I did. AND - I felt like if it fit - I had to buy it!
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 04:04
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I went shopping with some birthday money yesterday. Guess what I bought? Belts! Ha Ha. I bought two. I also bought two pairs of jeans. I have just turned 47 today and I had the audacity to buy a pair of size 8 jeans with beads and sparkles. Aren't I rediculous? I don't care! And...get this...hold the phone....I also bought a pair of size 6 jeans. Will wonders never cease! Okay, sing this part: Today is my birthday and my tail is skinny.
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 05:12
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Progress: 14%
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Originally Posted by sarar
Okay, sing this part: Today is my birthday and my tail is skinny.

Can you hear me singing??? Have a very happy birthday
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 09:46
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Plan: Very Low Carb
Stats: 214/193.0/135 Female 5 foot 1 inches
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Progress: 27%
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I went shopping with some birthday money yesterday. Guess what I bought? Belts! Ha Ha. I bought two. I also bought two pairs of jeans. I have just turned 47 today and I had the audacity to buy a pair of size 8 jeans with beads and sparkles. Aren't I rediculous? I don't care! And...get this...hold the phone....I also bought a pair of size 6 jeans. Will wonders never cease! Okay, sing this part: Today is my birthday and my tail is skinny.
Sara<><


I plan to be singing the exact same thing on my birthday this year! It's the first day of August and I plan on enjoying it! On the size 6, way to go on the positive thinking! Happy belated Birthday!!!
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 16:50
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Happy birthday, Sara!!
Good for you getting your jeans! Whenever I wear mine I still get a thrill. I used to buy what fit and looked reasonably good. Now I only buy with I LOVE and it has to look GREAT. I have had only one pair of black pants that don't pull up with elastic (come on- they are comfortable!) and they are jeans. So I have been looking for a few months for just real black pants. I finally found them- and by waiting I learned a lot about what I like and don't like. And I love my new pants!
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 17:30
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 180/159/135 Female 63 inches (five 3)
BF:5'3"
Progress: 47%
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this thread is just so happy, i have to subscribe.
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Old Sat, Feb-18-06, 18:03
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Plan: Body For Life
Stats: 320/295/180 Female 67 inches
BF:too much thanks!
Progress: 18%
Location: Champaign, Illinois
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Happy birthday Sara! You go and buy as many sparkly size 8 or size 6 jeans as you want - you've earned it!!!
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Old Sun, Feb-19-06, 07:08
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Plan: Dukan
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Thanks Everybody!
I had the best birthday ever! My wonderful husband took me out for the day. He bought me a bunch of my favorite aromatherapy bubble baths and a new blouse. We went to see a play of Treasure Island. Pirates...Argh!...what fun!

It did turn off cold and reminded me that I haven't posted on the phenomina of being cold. I have always been hot natured. I could break into a beaded sweat mustache at 70 degrees. I used to have this dreadful little thought that when I die and people are trying to think of my attributes for the eulogy they would say, "Now that Sara...she could really sweat." My makeup would begin to melt off before I made it out of my bedroom. The back of my hair was often sopping wet. I used fans like an old southern grandmother (okay, just like my old southern grandmother taught me). I don't think I've gotten a good look at a priest or preacher for years--they were blurs between the swatting pages of my pew bulletins. I could continue on, but I think you have the picture.

Now I actually get cold. I mean really cold. Mind you, I live in south Alabama--how cold can it actually be? The words of My Sweet Mama (a tiny woman) come out of my mouth. "Goodness, I b'lieve I've caught a chill." "Wait, let me just grab a sweater." This one really amazes me, 'cause My Sweet Mama used to torture my sisters and me with her sweater thing. She used to bundle us up whenever she got cold--this did not suit my hefty sisters or me. [The worst was when she made us wear coats OVER our Halloween costumes!!! How cruel! I tried to make her understand that Halloween costumes worn over excited children are akin to thermal underwear--warm and toasty. She didn't buy it.]

This past summer my wonderful husband praised me for how cheap I was to cool. The poor man has spent so many nights bundled in comforters under arctic air conditioning. Meanwhile I was moaning, "Oh I'm so hot...aren't you hot?...it is soooo hot" while I huffed and threw bed clothes off of my side. I think he tried to respond, but his teeth were chattering and I wasn't clear on what he was saying.

Ah, but this winter has been different. My wonderful man says, "Do you think we need the gas logs on today?" Then he quickly says, "Never mind, you enjoy them." I know he is thinking of all of the times he has caught me with my beautiful blazing fire roaring under the motors of the air conditioner. [Yes, I've always been a dreadful high-maintance woman.] Now I sit huddled with layers on and my personal hot-water bottle in my lap--I am constantly robbing heat from my darling dappled Doxie, Stella Belle. Then, I got a great idea from my chameleon, James Bond. He has heating areas attached to walls within his gigantic lizard lounge. I've taken to keeping a heating pad in my favorite spot on the sofa.

Now, I'm gonna tell this next part, but don't even bother yelling at me for being a cruel teacher. I'm not perfect, but I am honest. I always got especially hot while teaching. As you can probably imagine I can be quite dramatic with speech, movement, and gestures. The kids may not learn everything they need to know, but they are entertained. My last name is Robinson and my classroom is Robinson's Island--complete with palm trees and fake tropical birds suspended from the ceiling. I began every year except this one explaining that I am the queen of the island--and that I get hot easy. "I'm old and fat. It is hard to cool me. You are young with good blood circulation. I advise you to keep a sweater here at school." Not this year. In fact, I have even used Beulah, our horrible-stinky-heater. She blows on and doesn't want to shut off. We just do that kid thing of pulling our shirts up over our noses and forge forth. I'm afraid I may become an adult version of what I call "Coat Kids." If you are not a teacher, you may not know about these creatures. Every class has at least one. From the precise moment that a Coat Kid obtains the new school year coat--possibly in September--they wear it ALWAYS. They are the little bundled critters peeping out of hoods or above zipped up collars. The teacher only sees their eyes and the tips of their fingers gripping the pencil. They constantly play and fiddle with their coat/security blankets. They often want to pull it over their heads and hunker into their seats like brightly colored boulders. It is February now and the coats are filthy and disgusting. My Darling Diauna may be clad in a precious, carefully assembled ensemble for all I know--what I see is the remains of a pink-fleeced carcass that surely died under the wheels of an 18-wheeler somewhere. Gracious, I have digressed, haven't I? But, I do wonder if my kids aren't just a little sick of seeing my wonderful new coat of the season--a red leather, Jones New York jacket!!

Tell the truth...haven't you noticed that after losing a significant amount of weight...you freeze your slim behind off?!
Sara<><
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Old Sun, Feb-19-06, 07:14
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
Stats: 180/140/150 Female 65 in
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Hi Sara-
I was FREEZING the first winter- and I am usually cold anyway. I wore fleece socks and long underwear and 2 or 3 warm shirts layered- in the house! My bones also hurt when I sat, or even lay in bed- bones not used to being without their fat cushion. Then it just got better- and I am pretty back to normal temp wise.
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Old Mon, Feb-20-06, 02:01
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Plan: atkins induction
Stats: 330/330/165 Female 5' 10"
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WOW! What an inspiring thread!! This really gives me something to look forward too! I want what you have Sara!! I read thru that first post and nearly cried. I kept thinking..i cant WAIT to be able to say that..and that..and that...wow!! Next time i am tempted to "cheat" i will read that post again!! that should stop anyone dead in their tracks!
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