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  1. charismaloy
    April 18, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Just think, summer = warm weather = outdoor activities = exercise = weight loss = SKINNY JEANS!!!! At least that’s what I tell myself every spring!!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 18, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

      LOL! I live in the desert- so I am preparing to hide from the sun. No fun sunny days for me, not when it’s 110 outside. But the gym is there and maybe hiking in the mountains. Thanks Charis!

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      • charismaloy
        April 18, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

        Sweetie, I grew up in the Mojave. It’s all in the timing! The yardwork gets done in the evening and you spend the heat of the day in the a pool that someone was wise enough to put a sunscreen over! Besides any exercise done in the desert summer counts double! You get the workout plus equal time of suana treatment!! Learned the hard way about staying hydrated though. You should definitley do that part!!

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        • alicamckennajohnson
          April 23, 2012 @ 12:33 am

          I am totally willing to count what I do outside for double points LOL. I do my best to go out early or late, but I’m such a wimp. Maybe this year I’ll suck it up better and go out and do stuff.

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  2. Bill Jones, Jr.
    April 18, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Ran across this yesterday: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1274. Not 100% sure I buy into it, but when I lost all my weight, I wanted to wear ZERO of the “skinny” clothes I kept. Threw them all in the trash and bought new ones.

    You might motivate yourself by setting size goals, and promising to buy yourself something every time you hit one. It helped me.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 18, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

      Wow there are so good points in there. But I hate wasting money 🙁 But maybe I should go through and set my old jeans free …. Do you use sparkpeople? I have int eh past and have just started up again- I love how easy it is to use.

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      • Bill Jones, Jr.
        April 23, 2012 @ 1:44 am

        I do use it. I would never have been able to lose my weight without it. My ex-wife and I used it at the same time, and we lost a combined 65 pounds. Then she realized she was too young and pretty for me, and she left. 😉

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        • alicamckennajohnson
          April 24, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

          Oh no 🙁 I love using spark people- and it helps a lot when I do it and don’t try and hide what I eat, and who am I hiding from anyway??

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  3. Julie Glover
    April 18, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Living in Texas, it’s more than jeans weather. It’s almost time to pull out the shorts (some people already have). Then I experience those same thoughts of does it fit? can I zip? But also “Oh my pasty white legs!” and “I don’t remember all those varicose veins” and “When did my knees start sagging like that?” Why, oh why, do we do this to ourselves!

    Your post made me smile. Glad your jeans fit. Best wishes for a fab wardrobe and great weather, Alica!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 18, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

      Guh- yes shorts are even worse!!! We are so good at noticing our imperfections, which I bet 80% no one else even notices. Thanks Julie

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  4. Melinda VanLone
    April 18, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    See that is why I like the “skinny” jeans at Old Navy…they stretch 😀

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  5. Jennette Marie Powell
    April 18, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    I can so relate! My last pair of jeans ripped unfashionably, so I had to go shopping. Gloria Vanderbilt stretch jeans to the rescue LOL!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 23, 2012 @ 12:34 am

      I’m going to remember those. Yes, unfashionable rips- it happens all the time grr.

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  6. readytochangenow
    April 19, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    This post make me snort coffee out of my nose – excellent.

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  7. Ingrid Schaffenburg
    April 20, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Yay! A little less like hell is always good 🙂 And I agree with Melinda. I’m at the age now where stretch is the only kind of jean I can wear. The regular is just too uncomfortable.

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  8. Debra Kristi
    April 21, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    LOL. This post cracked me up. I tossed a bunch of my jeans last year then I got out of my exercise groove because I have been planted in my chair writing. Maybe I should have held on to some of my fatter pairs. We are already in shorts here in Cali. 85 today.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 23, 2012 @ 12:36 am

      It’s hot here in Southern Arizona too. I’m more of a carpi woman myself- short aren’t so flattering any more.

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  9. Jolyse Barnett
    April 21, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Hi Alica! I feel your pain. Here’s a post I wrote in response to Aimee@everydayepistle.com a few months back:

    I tried on my bitter pants today; considered whether to wear them to work. They chose to elude me, however, wiggling down my legs into a puddle of disappointment. I wore a skirt instead.

    Thought you may be able to appreciate. 🙂 Hang in there.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      April 23, 2012 @ 12:37 am

      Thanks Jolyse, one of my favorite things to wear use to be sarongs, they covered everything, protecting me from the sun and if I gained or lost weight it didn;t matter, but that was about 20 or so pounds ago and now they snug to make a good knot. So sad.

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