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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

motivation comes in all forms

hi everyone! :) happy tuesday (this lady at work adds happy-whatever to every day of the week...unfortunately it's rubbing off on me!)

first off: you have to read katie's post, it made me giggle. second off, this being OP thing is great, i'm lovin it. i'm going to try to get back to my flex points though. i didn't do any last week, needed a jump start, but now im back to normal i think. i packed some yummy goodies for snacks/lunch today: almonds, sliced apple, chunky natural peanut butter and my favorite 100 calorie cupcakes. they are my afternoon treat and i will never give them up.

weight is heading downward, slowly but surely. those holiday pounds sure were fun to gain but now i'm ready to get back to normal. the clothes are feeling A LOT better, i just need to see that # drop sometime soon.

i have a friend's bachelorette party in march. all my high school girlfriends will be there. i see them a few times a year at events such as this and holidays. i am using the party weekend as my motivation to drop these LBS. because you know every event you go to is an unspoken competition. am i right ladies? who has lost/gained weight, who has the best jeans, cutest shoes, new haircut, etc. i'm fine in the clothes & shoes department but i definitely want people to ask my FAVORITE question of all time "have you lost weight?" or my second favorite "have you lost MORE weight?" muahah (evil laugh necessary) - maybe that is the wrong reason to want to lose weight. and actually it's not my reason, it's motivation.

alright...back to work. the heels i'm wearing are killing me. the fact that i've guzzling water from my nalgene isn't helping the situation. luckily none of you are here to see me walking -5 mph and wobbling down the hall in these ridiculous things! :)


Randi said...

Complete agreement about the competition thing. It's great when you're winning - but I turn into a total b*tch when I'm not! (hoping other people get fat, offering them seconds on brownie's etc.) It's always a great motivation though you're right. Use it!

CaRoLyN said...

It's like they are instantly sizing you up as soon as you walk through the door. You can tell everyone is checking you out. I love getting the "Carolyn you are fading away!" I know it's so not true but oh well, it strokes my ego!
Bachelorettes are a good time though so have a few glasses of wine and soak it all up :)

CaRoLyN said...

PS Thanks for the tips on New York. We have been trying to figure out where to stay. I noticed the prices are way lower in Queens or Brooklyn...would you recommend? I think we are going to get a transit pass for the time that we are there. I heard the system is really good and you can get where you need to go without much hassle. Plus we plan on doing tons and tons of walking (to keep off the vacation pounds! Any attractions that are a must see?

katieo said...

:) Thanks!

And I agree, the holidays were so fun to just be free and not really care. If I were to go back and do it again, I would've done it all the same.

RunningNan said...

Oh wow. I have a lady that sits right next to me that does the "Happy-Whatever" too. We get happy Monday - Friday, Happy January, Happy Day, Happy Spring, and so on from there. I thought she was the only one!