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  • I have a wrap-around sport skirt like that. Funny thing is that now that it fits I haven't worn it. I really should.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    • I will always have to live with cellulite and saggy skin after I lose the excess fat. I will be one of those women who looks great in clothes but perhaps not so great naked. I have been overweight far too long and to such an extreme degree that I am sure irreparable external damage has been done. I can live with that though. My goal is to be strong, healthy and look as good as I can. It sure as hell will be much, much better than where I am at now!

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      • I think every woman has "that" article of clothing. For me it was a dress I wore to a wedding umpteen years ago. Black column dress with a slit on the side, very fitted. Hung in the closet for ever. I finally got into it, never wore it anywhere, then got back out of it (it was too big). It went to the donation pile when we moved. Funny thing, when I got into it I was almost 20 pounds more than when I wore it the first time, but it was too big.

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        • Originally posted by Leida View Post
          OMG, I have THE SKIRT as well. It hangs in the closet... waiting. It is not a pencil one, it is a godet (? i dunno proper word in English, tight on tope, opening up on the bottom, 6 sections?) so we both are cheering upon the waistline. Or at least I hope the skirt wants to be worn, not to be send to the Thrift store....
          I think they call that a tulip skirt. I've got one of those I wore to a couple of weddings last year. Really great thrift store find. It won't be wearable much longer though, and it's not as versatile as a pencil skirt. But I absolutely loved wearing it.

          Originally posted by KimT View Post
          I think every woman has "that" article of clothing. For me it was a dress I wore to a wedding umpteen years ago. Black column dress with a slit on the side, very fitted. Hung in the closet for ever. I finally got into it, never wore it anywhere, then got back out of it (it was too big). It went to the donation pile when we moved. Funny thing, when I got into it I was almost 20 pounds more than when I wore it the first time, but it was too big.
          Okay, how does that work? I've been assuming that they've changed the sizes since I was young, as I'm wearing smaller numbers now than when I was married and weighed 135. But in your case, it's the same dress... Do we develop a heavier core as we age? LOL! Sure isn't extra muscle in my case.
          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
          - Lewis Mumford

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          • I'm not sure either Judg! I know the sizes have changed. I had been dieting up to the point of wearing that dress and remembeer the weight I made it too. For me I did lose fat while gaining muscle. I was doing Muay Thai and then a lot of heavy kettlebell lifting. I like the idea of a heavier core. I guess I just became more dense.

            Fortunately for me, my mom was able to salvage a lot of clothes along the way by altering them. It was strange mentally though to be wearing the "same" clothes, but knowing they were sizes smaller. I actually would rip the tags out of the ones she fixed so I didn't have to look at the size.

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            • Nope, not tulip skirt. I would never be able to wear tulip cut with my hips! Wow, it is actually called godet in English as well, I guess pattern was originally French.

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              EDIT: actually, it is more of a gore than godet... now that I've read an article on it! Live and learn....

              @sbhikes: You go for it! It really boggles me how many women want to fit in jeans, when skirts and dresses are so much prettier!!!
              Last edited by Leida; 06-28-2012, 09:58 AM.
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              • Godet, it is. I am obviously not a fashionista. Mine is a godet. A nice black crepe one.
                Kim, that is too funny about taking the size tags off... Why not? It wasn't the same size anymore anyway.
                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                - Lewis Mumford

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                • Wanted to pop in and share an embarrassing moment which had me laughing. My 9 yr old and I are trying to do at least 1-2 hours a day slow moving together. We took our bikes to a trail in blue mountain that was graded 'easy' on a biking website and OMG, it was a mountain trail. I'd push my bike up steep rocky rooted hills and then careen down them, breaks on, wailing in terror like a ... well, a (deleted girl and replacing with chicken? 47 year old scaredy cat?). Some EXTREMELY fit 60 year olds (!!) zipped past us and eventually came back our way. They took pity on us and told us of a gentle 'rail straight' bike path to start off with for 'folks like us'. I stood there, panting, bike helmet askew thanking them over and over for the advice. Derned internet. They laughed when I told them the website said 'easy'. They were very nice, though, and my son is very proud of me for trying it. At least we don't have to go back to the school parking lot. I'm trying to get used to bike riding so we can go on the many (paved!) beautiful paths that are a tad too hilly for my mushy thighs and butt.

                  I figure by this fall I'll be so fit we'll bring the husband along to that same 'easy' mountain trail and I'll ride RINGS around him!
                  Last edited by KerryK; 06-28-2012, 02:58 PM. Reason: girls don't wail, only scaredy cat chickens like me!
                  SW: 243
                  CW: 177
                  Goal: Health

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                  • Originally posted by KimT View Post
                    I think every woman has "that" article of clothing. For me it was a dress I wore to a wedding umpteen years ago. Black column dress with a slit on the side, very fitted. Hung in the closet for ever. I finally got into it, never wore it anywhere, then got back out of it (it was too big). It went to the donation pile when we moved. Funny thing, when I got into it I was almost 20 pounds more than when I wore it the first time, but it was too big.
                    Yep. I had a black leather pencil skirt but it doesn't get cold enough to wear leather very often here so, by the time I excavated it from my closet, it was already too big. I had completely bypassed it.

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                    • The reason I never wear my skirt is that when I ride my Vespa, it flies open and when I hike, my legs get all scratched up. But one of these days I'll pin it shut so I can ride my Vespa.

                      Kerry, don't feel bad. I have hiked and backpacked thousands of miles all alone, I've seen numerous bears and rattlesnakes and they only scared me a little, I had to swim across swollen creeks with my backpack on and I've hitchhiked. But put me on a mountain bike on a trail and I'm scared to DEATH. I hate mountain biking. It's too nerve-wracking.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                        The reason I never wear my skirt is that when I ride my Vespa, it flies open and when I hike, my legs get all scratched up. But one of these days I'll pin it shut so I can ride my Vespa.

                        Kerry, don't feel bad. I have hiked and backpacked thousands of miles all alone, I've seen numerous bears and rattlesnakes and they only scared me a little, I had to swim across swollen creeks with my backpack on and I've hitchhiked. But put me on a mountain bike on a trail and I'm scared to DEATH. I hate mountain biking. It's too nerve-wracking.
                        Thanks, SB! I'd love to hear a bit about your seeing those bears... I can't imagine not being frightened. Were they in the distance lumbering along? Or did they approach where you were camping? If you're willing to share I'd love to read about it.
                        SW: 243
                        CW: 177
                        Goal: Health

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                        • KerryK, I'm with sbhikes on this, mountain biking freaks me out (never actually tried it), so major kudos to you for doing as much as you did!

                          Shame about the leather skirt PaleoBird. I brought a bunch of clothes when we moved here, but have a feeling I'm never going to need to unpack them, unless I go home to Pittsburgh in the winter!

                          sbhikes, I'm just thinking of the looks you'd get on your Vespa with your skirt!

                          So my dog had major surgery yesterday. They removed an ulcerated mole on the side of his face that required 6 stitches, removed a large tumor from his chest that left a 6 inch scar, and shaved a spot on his leg for the blood draw and IV. They also cleaned his teeth and clipped his nails while he was out, so he's sporting some pearly whites again. Poor thing is limping around from being strapped on his back. He's almost 12 and he's my baby since I don't have kids. He's looking mighty beat up, but at least he's better today than yesterday. We've at least had him on grain-free food for a while and give him supplements, so I'm hoping he heals quickly. I was stressed, PMS-ing and had a headache all night and all morning. Broke and took an Excedrin migraine which made me hyper and then we ran a few errands and ended up getting frozen yogurt. Guess it could have been so much worse.
                          Last edited by KimT; 06-28-2012, 06:08 PM.

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                          • KimT, sounds like your poor dog had a trying time. I'm glad he's home safe with you now.

                            Mmm, frozen yogurt... I'm avoiding cleaning the kitchen right now 'cause I'm avoiding the kitchen, period. It's getting hot again and ice cream sure would hit the spot. Time to break out some seltzer.
                            SW: 243
                            CW: 177
                            Goal: Health

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                            • Frozen fruit smoothies. 'Nuff said.

                              Kerry, that is just great. Now, there's something to shoot for, riding rings around hubby! Mine is trying to deal with the fact that I am now much skinnier than he is. He was always the athlete, so it's a hard thing to wrap his head around. He tells everybody he has to catch up to me.
                              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                              - Lewis Mumford

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                              • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                                Thanks, SB! I'd love to hear a bit about your seeing those bears... I can't imagine not being frightened. Were they in the distance lumbering along? Or did they approach where you were camping? If you're willing to share I'd love to read about it.
                                On the Pacific Crest Trail I saw 9 bears. I never saw them when when I was camping, only while I was hiking. Several of them were walking my way down the trail when we saw each other. As soon as they saw me, they usually turned around and ran or they ran perpendicular away. One of them was way down in a meadow way below the trail. One of them was stealing car camper food in a car camper campground. One was eating a dead deer. One climbed a tree right over the trail and I had to walk under him to get away. People always ask what you should do when you see a bear and I always say take a picture. Here are pictures of the last two:
                                In Yosemite, was eating a dead deer.


                                In Oregon, was young. Did not see mama.


                                Here are pictures from my hike. Now the whole world knows my name. https://picasaweb.google.com/dianesoini
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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