March 17, 2007

Croc Love






















Well, here's the thing. I'm on a journey to lose 16 lbs and in order to keep myself motivated, I'm giving myself weekly rewards. These rewards are earned after accomplishing healthy goals & are things that I typically wouldn't do for myself. And let me say, it's working. I'm down 5 lbs in 2 weeks! This week's goal was to do 2 miles on the treadmill for at least 5 days and my reward is a pair of crocs that I have been coveting for a year. Yes Mom. I know they are ugly. But like our dog, Yukon, they are so ugly they're cute. So now I need your vote. Butter, Blue or Khaki. My summer "Mom Uniform" is khaki, denim & white shorts, skirts or capris with t-shirts. Boring, yes I know, but that's another post. Also, if you know much about Crocs, please tell me your opinion about the Cayman style versus the Beach style.

40 comments:

  1. What a great idea to have weekly rewards! I love my crocs too - mine are in black ... I wanted the Khaki ones but couldn't find them...so that would be my choice for your vote. Have you seen the Mary Jane style crocs? Very cute!
    Happy St.Patrick's Day Jen

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  2. Well, Jen...I'm with your mom, they're too ugly for me, but congrats on your weight loss & whatever it takes, right? LOL I vote for the Khaki...that would be the most versatile, maybe. I guess I just don't get the croc love going on now. It's rampant in my town too...I just shake my head. :)

    Rhoda
    Southern Hospitality

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  3. I votw for that pretty spring blue...because they are so ugly that they are cute, you want them to stand out a little bit, right?!

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  4. I have several pairs of crocs, the Cayman, Islanders,prima and the flip flops. I give them as gifts and EVERY person wears them and loves them. I vote for the khaki, very versatile and won't show dirt !

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  5. LOL Yes, I live in the birthplace of Crocs (Boulder) and the debate is always the same. I too thought (think) they are the ugliest shoes ever, but I still bought a pair like everyone else here. They are SUPER comfortable. I wear them mostly on weekends, in summer, at home and putzing around my garden, great for gardening because they clean SO easy. I can tell you that I have neutral colored ones (brown and black)and bright colored ones (blue and pink)and I ALWAYS reach for the bright ones! Also, the Beach model are more "low profile", on the Caymans there is more space between the top of your foot and the shoe. I can stick my finger in between the top of my foot and the shoe. They are "looser". Hope that helps!

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  6. Oh but Jen, have you seen the maryjane crocs? Another must have! These are actually cute.

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  7. Sorry I got the 2 reversed. Beach is the more roomy one. Cayman is more sleek.

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  8. Jen, Probably I would go with the khaki since they're neutral but in honesty they're all so pretty it's hard to choose. I love the shades of the yellow & the blue, soft colors. Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong! :D

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  9. My vote is for the blue...I haven't succumbed yet, but I hear they are super comfortable.

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  10. I just bought some hideous pink mary janes for myself. They are comfy, but UGLY!

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  11. Jen,
    I need your address again. I just looked at it yesterday and today it's gone. I have the CDs ready to send........finally.
    krjdemmon@comcast.net

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  12. I have blue ones that I absolutely love. So comfy. I'm not sure what style they are. I put them on once and I was sold. Wore them right out of the store.
    Enjoy that well deserved reward.

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  13. Because the khaki ones would be so very practical, I say GO FOR BLUE! This is a reward after all! Have fun!! (Oh, and congrats on the weight loss too :)

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  14. Hey!

    Way to go!

    I love crocs and I choose the blue this week and the khaki when you make next week's goal :)

    Afterall, a girl can never have too many crocs :)

    Keep up the great work, girl!

    Martha

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  15. I love my crocs too, I'll agree they are ugly, but confortable. I got mine when I was working at the hospital. I have the Beach style in red. I think the main difference between the beach style and the cayman is the sizing, and a border indicating the difference. The original beach style are sized small(6-7), medium(8-9), etc and have a scalloped pattern. The cayman style has whole number sizes and no scallop. The picture of the shoes on your blog is the cayman style. I bought the beach based on the size b/c I was in b/w sizes. I think they sell the cayman style at Nordstrom and REI.

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  16. The buttery yellow ones...please. MimiG

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  17. never heard of crocs. now i am intriqued. kaki goes with everything. especially the soft new colors of the spring. i vote for the kaki.
    robin

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  18. Contrats on your weight loss! I have the butter crocs and love them. I got them about 2 years ago and the color goes with everything. Everyone in our family has a pair and we all love them. They are so comfy. My next croc purchase will be the mary janes...so so cute!!

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  19. Noooo! Don't listen to the neutralies! Go for the blue the blue the blue....

    I'd pick the red ones, actually, but that is just me.

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  20. Jen, I think it's wonderful that you are rewarding yourself for your healthy choices. It's a great idea. As far as my vote, I think that khaki or blue would be most versitile, with khaki matching most anything. Not sure if that helps. Good luck - I'll be rooting for you!
    allie from minneapolis
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  21. okay...after i have this baby i am so taking inspiration from you for loosing the weight! i'm so proud of you and anyone who sets a goal and sticks to it. it's so motivating to others. you MUST tell us what you find out about the crocs...i've been wearing KEEN shoes that are similar, but i need some crocs too...maybe pink for baby girl? congrats on the beginning of weight loss, i'll be there shortly. blessings girly!

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  22. This is not the time to be practical, after all it IS a reward....so I vote for the buttah yellow! If you can't eat it at least you can wear it.
    I have 3 pair of Crocs and they are all in sensible colors...next pair NOT. :)


    www.thescentedcottage.blogspot.com

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  23. I have the blue ones, and think they are hideous, but I love them anyway :D :D You won't regret them!

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  24. Well I originally thought they were ugly, but last summer my daughter wanted me to buy her a pair, and she chose PINK! She wears them whenever she can, and now those crocs have grown on me! I vote for the baby blue color! =)

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  25. Thanks Jen for this idea of rewards in my own weight loss. Obviously that idea is working really good for you. I am going to try that this week for myself as well. Thanks for the encouragement post.

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  26. The khaki would probably go with more, but the blue ones are darling!

    Congratulations on your weight loss!
    God bless!
    Terri

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  27. Try as I might I cannot dig these...I love them on others, but......

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  28. OK, so I don't post on here often. Thank you, Rhoda! lol They are UGLY! If I were going to reward myself for losing weight (you go girl) it would be a lot better reward than that. :o) Yukon was, indeed, ugly but he was furry - are the crocs furry, too? lol Love you, sweetie.
    Mommie Dearest

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  29. Have you seen the new Maryjane ones? They are super cute! I have a pink pair of Caymans and NEVER wear them because they are enormous and just too pink. If I was getting another pair, I'd get a neutral color. I only wear mine for yardwork now!

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  30. I would go with the yellow! Yes, definitely the yellow!

    Congratulations on your weight loss!

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  31. They aren't as popular here in Northern California but when I went to Martha's Vineyard last summer I couldn't believe how many people were wearing them. I hated them when they first came out but now they've grown on me and I think they are so cute. My vote is for the blue.

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  32. Definitely blue, then work out another week to give yourself a pair of cream. I love crocks!

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  33. Love the crocs... they just look so comfy! I would say the khaki or the blue. And you've inspired me... I'm going to reward myself when I reach goals too! lol I've started counting calories and jogging in the mornings. A reward may be just the thing to keep me going!!

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  34. Jen, rewards help me, too. I just love those new spring colors! My son says that they are the most comfy things ever...and those colors make them cute!

    Andrea

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  35. Oh my GOD! I call them my magic shoes. It may sound dumb, but not only did they help my knee, but they help keep my diabetes under control (I walk for exercise). I have 3 pair now, had to buy a basic black for funerals and formal occasions. I vote for the Khaki, but I think you should buy red instead...they are so cheerful!

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  37. Jen:
    I have the pink Mary Jane Crocs and I love them. I wear them around the house and think they are so comfortable. Every time I wear them out people tell me how cute they are. I dunno maybe it's cause I have small feet. Plan on getting more for the summer. Congrats on the weight loss. I so need to get my butt in gear!!

    Enjoy them!

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