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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I have not had much SP time, but I have been Sparkin'! I've been staying in range every day. My weight is holding at 190...hoping to break into the 180's any day.

Today was a rough day...my car didn't start this morning...so I had to take DH's car to work. Work was a little frustrating because I am trying to accomplish a large task but had a lot of distractions and interruptions...keeping me from getting maximum work done on the project. Then I had a particularly difficult individual come in and give me a hard time...nice. But I handled it. Honestly, I took some time to do some deep breathing and took a break away from everyone and just did some boxing moves to release some stress. It worked.

We finished the living room this weekend. We put up pictures on the walls and some baseboard and added a piece of furniture and a lamp...and voila...it's done. I really like it. It feels very homey and pretty and "done." Here are some pics.

I really like the new brown walls...they were off-white before. The tan is so warm and relaxing. I like it a lot.

I did begin cleaning out my closet but have a lot more to do. It's harder than I expected it to be. It's actually hard to let go of the fat clothes. I'm doing pretty good with the pants. But the tops...they still look okay...but are roomy/big. I think I will try again to go through those. I can see that I am doing myself an injustice in keeping the roomy/big tops. They do not flatter the figure that I am achieving like a better fitting top would. So, I will have to work on this some more this week. I think a good test for them is to put them on and then hold my arms out to the sides. If the top fits up my arms and into my armpit...they "fit"...if they bag or hang away from the arms and armpit, they are too big. Yeah, they look "okay" with the arms down at the sides, but when you hold the arms out, you can see that they are really draping.

Before, when I was doing my progress pics, I was wearing the same top and pants as I started in. This time, I decided to change that, too. I wore the clothes that really fit and show off my new curves. Here are my 9-month progress pics.

So, onward...with SP and with my home makeover. Next, we are working on the bathroom. I have the paint purchased and a new mirror for it. Now, the work...need to sand the ceiling and paint the ceiling and the walls. That will be a nice workout, I guess.

I have been struggling with getting to the Y for workouts. Tonight, I did a Wii workout. I enjoyed it. I need to do some soul-searching and see what I can come up with as far as a solution to getting to the Y or changing my workout routines so that they WILL happen.

I'm enjoying Biggest Loser tonight. Hope you all are having a great week. Spark on!
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    You are getting so small! The room looks great too.
    3761 days ago
    Cathy you are looking great!! What a change. So glad that you changed your outfit so we could see you hard work!

    3762 days ago
    Great job! Love the walls - it's a similar color to what I chose for my house. Your progress photos are FANTASTIC too! Way to go!!
    3763 days ago
  • L1LL1AN_M
    Love your living room. It looks so comfortable and relaxing. I'm having trouble sorting through my closet too. Since I'm retired I really don't need all my "dress" clothes so I'm trying to sort through them to make more room in our closet. I paid good money for those sweaters and I don't want to give them away! LOL!!!
    3764 days ago
    Your living room looks terrific. You're looking terrific! I think all that renovation work is a contributing factor. Just another reason for me to get off my a$$ and attack all the jobs we have to do. Hope all your patients ( and the doctor) are pleasant today. Have a great week.
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    The progress is evident. Keep working it, your doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3764 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2011 8:54:05 AM
    You look great! and so does your living room. Spark on!
    3764 days ago
    I like the new paint! I think that color must be the "new" thing to do; it is the color of the wall in my DD's new house! I am thinking about it for my old house...ha!

    I had the exact same problem with my bigger clothes, and then some that I just held on to for too long had armholes that were hanging almost to my waist...it was time for them to go, then!

    Your new pics are wonderful! They DO really show your progress. Good job!

    3764 days ago
    WOW LADY! You're lookin' FAB! emoticon !!!
    What a NICE job you did on your redecorating! Very nice!!!

    And emoticon for havin' to pitch the fat clothes! You're definitely NOT gonna be needin' them anymore! emoticon

    Time to do some shopping! emoticon

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    3764 days ago
    New clothes was definitely a good idea! The changes are so obvious now you look amazing!!!
    Love the house too, I really like the brown it's much more homey then white is...
    3764 days ago
    I love your loungeroom ... I love your pics of you! You have done an amazing job and I always come away from your blogs encouraged.

    I was the same with tops, but I came to the conclusion that I didn't 'feel' good in them - they're gone. I say, definitely get rid of the 'big girl' tops ... you are no longer that big girl!!
    3764 days ago
    Congratulations on changing the living room, and yourself!!! You are doing a great job, keep up the good work!
    3764 days ago
    The living room looks so nice!!

    I have trouble getting rid of fat clothes too.
    3764 days ago
    Your progress pics are amazing. You are doing an awesome job. emoticon

    Love the paint job! Warm and inviting emoticon
    3764 days ago
    I really enjoyed your blog tonight! I am also going through my "heavier" clothes, and was amazed at how many I am actually parting with! It is SCARY, isn't it!? You are really coming along wonderfully, and you can tell that you have been progressing! emoticon
    3764 days ago
    Oops! I hit that button twice!
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    Comment edited on: 4/12/2011 10:53:40 PM
  • SHERRY257
    Wow! These photos are great! They really show your progress I love your house make over, too! emoticon
    3764 days ago
    Cathy -- you have such a tiny, itty bitty waist! How beautiful! I am so proud of you. You are doing great. I agree with you on the blouses. The clothes you're wearing in these progress pics really do show off your beautiful curves. Your old one didn't. This is a very good switch. Congratulations.

    And the living room looks beautiful. I bet it is really very easy to be comfy there. How awesome.

    I am so doing the happy dance for you!
    3764 days ago
    You are doing GREAT!!! Looking quite Fabulous! Kudos!
    3764 days ago
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