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rain_cloud_glossyToday the forecast was rainy, which was great news, because we really need it.  Plus, I love cloudy weather at this time of year.  No matter what the weather was like today, I was all smiles, because it brought with it lots of new NSVs.

The first came as I was getting ready for a morning yoga class.  All of my previous yoga clothes have long since been donated because they’re too big for me, so I ended up putting on my running capris and a sleeveless yoga top that had always been too small for me.  The NSV comes in when I looked in the mirror and really liked the image I saw staring back at me.  Yes, the pants are tight, but I don’t feel self conscious, and the top that was too small in the past was now way too big, but it would work for the yoga class, so I wore it. And it was pretty cool that the grey pants went well with the grey in the top.

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Sorry for the bad lighting. I didn’t take the photo until later at night. I’ll take another one in the morning and change it out here.

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I was so cold this morning that I had on two jackets – my heavy raincoat and underneath it a fleece hoodie.

Once at the yoga studio, I was amazed that I was able to get into poses and postures that I have never been able to get into before.  Even something as simple as being able to draw my knees up to my chest and cradle my hands underneath the knees was something that eluded me in the past.  I was estatic that I could bend my leg up behind me and catch my foot in my hand – I’ve never, ever been able to do that before and always had to use straps to get into that position.  And the best of all was when we were doing chaturanga and I  could go directly back into downward dog on the tops of my toes, instead of having to drop to my knees first.  All of these little moments made me so proud as I continued to push myself through the 75 minute class. And this success definitely makes me want to get to another yoga class soon!!

Later in the afternoon my mom, sister, and I went to Macy’s to check out the Super Saturday sale.  I still had a bit over $100 on the gift card my parents had given me for Christmas, and it was time to get new jeans again.  Here’s where the NSV comes in – I’m now in a size 14.  Not a 14W, but a true, honest-to-goodness size 14 from the normal-size section!!!!! The jeans I got are slightly tight, but after about a week, they should look great.  I can’t tell you how exciting this is for me, especially considering I started in a tight size 28.  What a thrill!! I bought two pair – one in the dark wash in the photos and one in a wash slightly lighter.  I also got two tops, both in a size L!  Again, at my very heaviest I was wearing 26 in tops.

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(again, this lighting is really bad, so I’ll retake the photos in the morning. I just didn’t want to wait to post this).

What a day!  I still can’t believe that I am totally out of plus sizes!!!!!! This is a day to remember.  Thanks for letting me share it.

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Today’s post is going to be a bit of a mind dump, but I hope you’ll find it interesting, nevertheless.

Last night on Twitter, Kenlie had the best quote that I promptly retweeted and then posted today on FB, too.  I absolutely love it and plan to adopt it as my personal mantra for the rest of 2011:

Feed a dream…starve a doubt.” ~~Ray Davis @AffirmationSpot

This quote is perfect for me in so many ways, but most obviously because I have an important goal (dream) of getting to 266 pounds by the end of November and I’m going to need to stay positive in order to make it happen.  I can’t give in to negative thinking (doubts) seep into the equation.

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I just found out about a new company that will be selling plus-sized activewear  called AdoraOm.  It’s so new that it seems they haven’t got their website up and running yet.  I did like them on FB.  The clothes look really cute, and I cannot wait to be able to buy them!  I’m always on the lookout for yoga/workout clothes that are flattering and functional.  I can’t wait to be able to wear Lululemon and Lucy, but until I can wear those sizes, AdoraOm will fit the bill (and my butt!) nicely.  See for yourself:

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Last night wasn’t a great night for me at all in terms of eating.  I didn’t eat any one thing that was so bad for me, but the bulk of the food was just too much.  2225  calories to be exact.  I was up less than 2 lbs on the scale this morning, which wasn’t bad, but I don’t want to have another night like that again.  As I emailed ScaleWarfare today, she encouraged me to log it all into MyFitnessPal so that I had a record of it, which  I did.  I also wrote this note:

A really lazy, bored day. I need to give myself a kick in the ass on days like this. One thing I realized is that I felt very overwhelmed with all that I have to do at the moment (lots of essays to grade, part of a WASC report to write, curriculum to calendar out/plan, and household chores to do) and I just sort of shut down, which isn’t like me. Good to keep track of. (Thanks SW!)

I’m glad that I not only logged all the food but that I wrote the note, because that’s how I can avoid the same behavior in the future.  Plus, I need to stay honest and accountable to myself (and anyone who views my food log). Progress!!

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It’s been HOT here (well over 90 degrees), but today, instead of letting the heat lull me into laziness like I did yesterday, I’m heading to the pool.  I’m not even going to stop home to change  – I brought my clothes with me.  I know that if I did stop at home, I’d need to play with Sofi for awhile, and then I’d get caught up in other things, and then it would be too late to go for a swim.  This way, I can swim some serious laps and burn some good calories and then get home to Sofi and still have lots of time to get everything else done (see above).

Taking the initiative and keeping my mood positive already makes me feel so much better than I did yesterday.  I’m ready to tackle all my to-do’s head one today!

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