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Monday, September 12, 2011

Weigh In and NSV

163.  That's -1/2 lb since last week.  Given that I did not drink ANY water over the weekend and I engaged in binging behaviors that rival preband Panda days...I'll take the gift the scale gods have given me this morning.

Weekend was good, albeit much too short.  We ran some errands Saturday morning and then went in search of a new pair of shorts.  I was down to only 1 pair that fit without me constantly pulling them up and they are a cream color which for a backyard bbq just wasn't going to work.  Money is tight so we tried Goodwill first.  Apparently there was some kind of 50% off sale and the line at the registers was out the door.  Not worth it.  Then we tried Old Navy and JCPenney.  Did you know Fall has come?  Apparently, you canNOT buy a pair of shorts in either of these stores anymore because Fall Fashion is in and Summer Fashion is out.  That's all fine and dandy except it's still over 100 degrees here in AZ and I needed a pair of shorts.  Apparently, the Juniors section of JCPenney isn't as fashion forward so that's where I found my shorts.  Yes, ladies and gentleman, I found a Juniors size 13 pair of shorts that fit and fit well.  I could barely fit into Juniors when I WAS a junior but  lo and behold, there I was.  Standing in the dressing room, trying on 6 different pairs of shorts, ranging from a 13 to 15 that little teeny boppers wear.  Crazy!  Not to worry, the pair I bought are still very age appropriate.  Fabulous NSV though.

Went to the bbq Saturday night and a good time was had by all.  Ate my weight in chips (ugh) and drank my weight in Skinny Girl Sangria but that's alright.  Sunday was a hang out day, not much to report.  Hubby got the den and back patio straightened out while I accomplished virtually nothing in the house.  Oh well.  I'll get on the organizing bandwagon sooner or later.

The Primal Tracker is still there and I'm still filling it in with red dots.  This week is going to look better.  At least have more of the multi colored balls.  Also, Hubby and I are starting a new motivation technique for working out.  We're going to pay "Activity Fines" for days we don't have at least 30 minutes of activity.  So, for each day we don't log 30 minutes, we pay a dollar.  Fines are paid in weekly installments.  A couple rules, it has to be 30 minutes of continuous activity and it doesn't have to be working out...cleaning, for instance counts, as long as it's continuous.  The other rule is you can't bank minutes.  So you can't NOT do anything Tuesday and Wednesday and then go hiking for 1 1/2 hours on Thursday.  We'll see how it goes.  We figure after 6 months or something, we'll spend the money on something fun...kind of like a cuss jar.  We're also working on some kind of monthly reward system for doing well but we're not real sure how we're working that yet.  I figured the reward chart is working for the kids, might as well try it with the adults.

Now for your Monday DEMotivation:

9 comments:

Dawnya said...

Sounds like a great weekend. That is the greates NSV I have seen in awhile. Good Job Panda!!! You are kicking ass and taking names.

I love the idea of a monthly reward. Ya'll can do it.

Kristin50 said...

That is a WOW! How terrific for you I am sure you were doing a happy dance for sure! Keep it up all the hard word is paying off!

~Lisa~ said...

What an incredible NSV!! Juniors?? Way to go, Lady!! I love the motivational ideas - sounds like lots of FUN!

Lee Ann said...

great NSV! way to go!! :)

JRD said...

oooooh, gurl, that is an AWESOME NSV!!!! Get down with your bad self!! You are doing so, so well - its so inspiring! I also love the idea of a monthly treat! Extremely motivating...

JRD said...

Hey MP! Thanks for your comment on my latest post - and I think you probably are more creative than you think you are...there's always ways to expand that side...I'm a strangely analytical person too, very type A and list-happy - this side is often at war with my creative side! Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks! And again - your NSV this weekend is amazing!!

Elizabeth said...

Nice NSV!!!! Totally agree on the AZ fall fashion... we can't wear it until at least late Oct....

Cece said...

size 13 ???? never heard of it ... glad you found it !!

Andrea said...

Congrats on the loss and NSV...awesome!