Weekend Update 10-5-09

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

It's been another eventful weekend. Some events I wish could have been avoided, others I'm over the moon about!

Friday afternoon hubby and I picked up the boys from school and headed to the mall so mommy could do some long over due clothes shopping. I've been putting off buying anything substantial for a while now, knowing I'd only be wearing it for a short time I didn't want to waste the money. The time has finally come though where with only 8 or so pounds to go I needed to bite the bullet and get some nice fitting clothes. That and I'm sure the ladies who stand behind me in Turbo Kick Box don't like to watch me adjust my pants and underwear every 60 seconds lol! Plus I've worked hard so I deserve to look cute in some new digs right?

Firs stop was Lady Footlocker. I scored two pairs of new work out pants for $25.00 saaa-weeet!!! Then, I had a coupon for my favorite store New York & Company and scored some awesome deals! The sales lady spent a lot of time with me and threw in an even better coupon!! Let me just tell you ladies NY&CO has AWESOME coupons if you sign up for their rewards card (free). They send them out all the time -- the one I used was spend $150 get $60 off!! Plus their buy one get one half off deals you can't beat it!! I saved over $100!! I purchased 3 pairs of SIZE 2 pants HOLY FREAKIN COW I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! (NY & CO runs small but its still a small triumph), a tunic and leggings and a few shirts (all size smalls WOO HOO). Then it was off to Tilly's where I got another cute little top combo (more smalls). My husband and boys were so cute helping me shop. He was going around the store picking stuff out for me. I came out of the dressing room and told him I needed a size 2 and his jaw hit the floor, hehe there I was with probably the biggest smile EVER!!!!

After the mall we used a gift card I won at book club for dinner at Outback, we hadn't been there is over a year so why not right? I got a salad, small sirloin, sweet potato, and steamed veggies. It was mmm mmm good!!!

After dinner we headed to Wal-Mart. I was in desparate need of sports bras & underwear. You seriously gotta love Wal-Mart three sports bras for $10, a three pack of underwear for $5.50, work out tank tops for $4 each, and a pair of spandex shorts for $7 - I'm cheap and I'm not afraid to admit it hehehe. Okay not cheap, Frugal!

You know I always take lots of pictures so here's a little fashion show.....
Tunic Dress & legings NY&CO

hubby picked this one out NY&CO

Top from Tilly's Jeans from NY&CO

New work out clothes

After shopping and dinner we headed home to find one of our front windows broken, for a split second we thought we were broken into. Then I figured it had to have been our dog Monster who loves to get excited when people walk by our house. He somehow managed to break the window, but stayed in the house, thankfully. At first appearance he seemed okay, I found a bit of blood around the house but couldn't see any obvious wounds on him so I cleaned it up and proceeded on with unpacking the car. A few minutes later I noticed more blood! Oh geesh!! First I feel bad for him, then I start to freak a little because we just spent most of our money at the mall!! OH NO!! I found an inch long gash between his front legs and it was pretty deep, not bleeding bad but gross. I called my sister in law's sister who is a vet and lives nearby. She was nice enough to come over, helped us clean it up and she called us in a perscription for antibiotics. Its so nice to have a vet in the family. The wound is still open but trying to heal. I need to go to the store and get a butterfly bandage to try and keep it closed. Hopefully we can avoid any major vet bills. Sarah thinks it will heal on its own though as long as we keep it clean. In the mean time poor baby has a lampshade on his head and he's not too happy! ((squeemish eyes look away!))

Saturday we had a nice family hike, this one much easier than last weekends since we had little ones with us. This ones right in town and mostly paved - a pretty good incline still.
Trail Head

My Brother and nephew

our boys

At the top

Today (sunday) is a pretty low key day watching football and cleaning house. For those who know I have not yet heard back from the news station about doing a story on my journey but hopefully I will hear something back this week. The Canyon hike is now a little less than three weeks away, I'm getting very excited! Yesterday we scouted out the gear we need to buy and I can't wait!!! On another side note today I weighed in at 133.2 pounds!! We'll see what Friday's official weigh in brings but I'm super excited to still see the scale moving down!! I've been on track all weekend for once and feeling good about October! This coming Saturday is my 10 year HS reunion, though I don't think very many people are going it will still be fun to catch up with old friends. Today my friend told me she has P90X for me to borrow, and I am SOOOOO excited!! Friday I saw a spark members page -- he had a day 1 and day 59 P90X photo and WOOAH!!! It was the one thing I needed to see the boost me into I GOTTA DO THAT!! mode!! Time to get rrrrrrrriiipppped!!!!!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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  • no profile photo CD5972746
    You are the one who I love reading about...You are such an inspiration. emoticon I hope everything goes ok with Monster. Keep up the fantastic work and looking forward to hearing more from you. Thank you again for all you do!! emoticon
    4198 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/16/2009 9:14:26 PM
    Great work!! Thanks for the inspiration of keeping going.
    4201 days ago
    I love reading your blogs! Size 2 wow you literally worked your but off. Congrats! How is Monster? Hopefully he heals up good. I have a chocolate lab, so I know how it goes. Have a great week. Mo emoticon
    4203 days ago
    At first glance, I thought I you posted a pic of your doggies bum. Ahahaha! I'm such a dork. I hope he's feeling better, It looks painful :o(
    As for the size 2s, I know exactly how great it feels. When I got into my first pair I nearly freaked out and had a heart attack LOL. Hoping to get that feeling back soon. In the next year or so. Oh! Have a wonderful time at your big 10 year reunion tomorrow! Bring tons of pix and brag it up girl!
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    4205 days ago
    phew whitt! Looking awesome ! What an inspiration. More than the size 2, it's your happiness that I find catching. emoticon
    4206 days ago
    Too Cute!! Love the new clothes. Size 2!!! Holy crap!!!
    4206 days ago
    how cool. I love love love the clothes!
    4206 days ago
    I love your blog! Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration!
    4206 days ago
    you look great in your new clothes! size 2 is AWESOME!!! i hope to try p90X soon myself. have fun on your canyon hike. hiking is so much fun.
    4207 days ago
    I just wanted to tell you that you are quite motivational... thank goodness for your blog.... I decided to blog my own journey as well...
    4207 days ago
  • MOMMY314
    Wow, how awesome that must feel. I can not wait until it is my time to be doing the same thing. I have only been on this site for a while and blogs like this are really an inspiration.

    I love the outfit in the third picture down! How cute!
    4207 days ago
    Oh my goodness! Your poor dog! My dog gets so excited when he hears us outside the door that he throws himself against the window if we don't come in right away. I'm always afraid he's gonna end up jumping right through it. Of course, he only weighs like, 7 pounds, soooo... :o)

    Way to go on the size 2's! That must be the best feeling!
    4207 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2009 2:50:32 PM
    I checked out your main page and I just have to say you're such a great inspiration! Amazing job. I was thinking today that maybe my time frame of a year isn't long enough but it looks like you were able to accomplish it! Thank you for sharing so many pictures, it really does help motivate.
    4208 days ago
  • -FEMALE-
    I was looking at your profile page, and I just wanted to tell you that you look amazing! You really made such a change in your life, and look absolutely fantastic! I hope this time next year I can hold as much pride as you should have for what you've done! Looking at your progress over 1 year is astonishing! You've really made me feel like it's possible. Thanks so much for inspiring me all over again!
    4208 days ago
  • no profile photo STOCKEXPLOSION0
    great post! Love it!

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    4208 days ago
  • no profile photo STOCKEXPLOSION0
    great post! Love it!

    4208 days ago
    Woo girl you look so party. Girl i feel that i am not going to make it but i am happy to see all of you looking better every day!!!
    4208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2009 6:55:52 PM
    4208 days ago
    I love it...your new digs are ADORABLE! I'm totally jealous of your area's hiking potential...I live in East Tulsa, where it is flat, and nothing is even paved, so no hiking or blading :( My regards to Monster.
    4208 days ago
    4208 days ago
    I LOVE NY&Co. You look great! Keep up the good work.
    4208 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5553271
    I didn't know what a size 2 looks like. You look fabulous and so healthy. My views of size and weight are so warped by the media that I appreciate being able to see a normal person who looks fantastic. The clothes all look great. Good family times and hope the dog is going to be okay. I know you'll take good care of him! Enjoy the new purchases.

    4208 days ago
  • RLEWIS14
    Great blog as always. Seeing your progress keeps me MOTIVATED!
    4208 days ago
    Sounds like an great weekend : ) Well minus the whole doggy situation
    4208 days ago
    4208 days ago
    Great blog :)
    4208 days ago
  • CAALAN23
    You look fabulous and scored some really cute clothes!

    Awww, poor Monster!! LOL! Those collars are horrible and when my dog had to wear one, he was constantly knocking stuff over. I hope he heals okay.
    4208 days ago
  • FIT_BY40
    Clothers shopping always rocks but it's even better when you have to buy a smaller size. In your words "Saaa-weet!" Also if you go to NY&Co's website, you can sign up with your email and you get some of those same coupons once or twice a week!
    4208 days ago
    Wow you look amazing! I love the jean outfit. I can't wait to weigh 30 pounds less. I am still on plateau but I'm going to keep at it.
    4209 days ago
    I just love your picture journaling! It is GREAT! I love the new clothes. I dream of a size 2! How awsome is that to go to NY&Co and get a size 2! they have such CUTE clothes there! Thank you for the blog.
    4209 days ago
    I LOVE reading your blog!! Size 2's??!! WTG!! Your new outfits are really cute. I especially like the sweater vest in the 2nd picture. It's really cute! I've never shopped at New York and Company so i'll have to see if they have a website to check out. Sounds like you got some fabulous deals. Have a great day!
    4209 days ago
    You rock! I'm so inspired by your blog! You make me feel like I can do anything if I just focus - congratulations!
    4209 days ago
  • KLMGSU07
    Woohoo for new clothes! Btw, I work at New York and Company... you got some things I have my eye on. Btw, BIG sales starts there tomorrow, and we put new product out today! ;)
    4209 days ago
  • COOP1224
    Aww, your doggie looks like mine did for a month! Hope it heals ok! WAY TO GO on the 2's! WOO HOO!!! You look so cute in your new clothes. You rock!
    4209 days ago
    I think size 2s and I think stick figure but you look strong and healthy. so go get ripped girl!!! U can do it!!! emoticon
    4209 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2009 3:58:55 PM
    wow-- in september you were excited about a size 4 just a month ago and now a size 2, I bet you were over the moon! As always I love the weekend photo's.

    4209 days ago
    What a GREAT weekend and you look fab in all your new clothes! I really like the leggins outfit..look at your skinny-inny legs woman! HOTT!!! And the hike was beautiful too! You're such an inspiration future twin, hah!
    4209 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2644837
    GReat weekend shopping!
    Size 2s!!! That ROCKS!!!!
    Way to go!

    Looks like a lovely hike too.

    Sorry to hear about your doggie! :(
    4209 days ago
    congratulations stacy! You're awesome!!! Size 2? How awesome is THAT??
    4209 days ago
  • MANDAO97
    Your blogs never fail to inspire me. Love the new clothes - you really look amazing! You are going to wow everyone at the reunion. Have fun getting ripped! emoticon
    4209 days ago
    Congratulations on the size 2. You deserve some new clothes after all your hard work. Hope your dog is feeling better.

    4210 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1314464
    Congrats on the size 2s!! That has to be a great feeling. And I'm sorry about your doggie. I hope he heals soon. :(
    4210 days ago
    Looks as though you had an amazing weekend. You look great in your outfits. size 2 Whoa. Well done. Your hike looks like it was a lot of fun. And what can I say about Monster. Poor dog. He did a job on your window though.
    4210 days ago
    you are looking fab! love the new clothes and keep up the good work!!!
    4210 days ago
  • OCEAN76
    great job
    4210 days ago
    That is so awesome!! you are going to be glowing at your reunion i'm sure!!! my 10 yr one is next year, i'm ready to weigh less then i did back then!
    4210 days ago
    Your blog was pretty long but I read every word! You are such an inspiration. The new outfits are cute. I lost a size and am still wearing my old size but it's getting to the point where I have to give in and spend some money. My work clothes especially looks huge! I just don't want to spend the money quite yet. If I can lose 1 more size then I really think it's time to shop. Poor doggy!!
    4210 days ago
    emoticon for giving me the inspiration I need to get my butt a truckin' to my goal!!
    4210 days ago
    Yay for well deserved Shopping spree!!!! :D

    Hope your dog gets better soon, and well hopefully not THAT excited anymore.

    4210 days ago
  • LEELEE3865
    You write the best blogs! Congratulations on a unbelievably awesome job.
    4210 days ago
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