Friday, August 08, 2014
I have some younger friends, I refer to them as "the kids" since they're young enough to be my kids, that I see on a weekly basis. We usually do dinner somewhere and catch up on our week and what's coming up. I really got serious about tracking everything within the last week or so and haven't told anyone that I'm working on losing a few pounds again. Not that I don't want to tell them, it's more of I want to see if I can do this without everyone worrying what I can and can't eat. Honestly, I can eat anything and everything as long as I'm smart about it.
Yesterday was one of those days when I just was never really hungry, those days are few and far between, BTW, LOL. One of the kids texted and asked what sounded good for dinner. In most cases, I don't have a preference since I can find something to eat just about anywhere. I told her I hadn't thought about it but what sounded good to her? She replied, pizza. My mind went PIZZA! Oh No, NOT PIZZA! but I said ok. After meeting up and spending 10 minutes deciding what pizza we had Domino's deliver pepperoni with extra cheese. I ate 3 slices and drank a bottle of water. I was full but in the back of my mind I was wondering how far over my limits had I gone. I reminded myself that even if I did go over it was only one meal on one day. I had another bottle of water on the way home and kept reminding myself it was ok, I had a decent amount of calories to spend on dinner and I wasn't going to worry about it either way.
I got home and got on SparkPeople and Domino's (to get the nutrition info). Although the slice of pizza was more calories than I would have liked I ended up still within my range for the day (except for sodium). I was so happy! I ended my day knowing that I can have pizza as long as I plan for it.
When I got up this morning I got on the scale and my weight was actually down. It's probably good that I had the pizza early in my restart so I can plan my weekly meetings with the kids and know that no matter where we eat as long as I make good choices it'll all be ok.
Monday, November 11, 2013
I just finished working a wholesale trade show with one of my bosses. I was nervous since I'd never worked with her before. She was as easy to work with as he was, what a great time we had! We had dinner at Cracker Barrel every night and tried different things, we agreed they have a nice atmosphere and a good cup of coffee. The show didn't turn out to be good but it gave me the opportunity to get to know her a little better. I do some trade shows on my own and working with her gave me the chance to ask some questions and bounce some ideas about how to make it easier for me when writing orders. It was a good week but we are both pet parents and missed our fur-kids. Even if it's awhile before I get to work with her again, we'll always have Cracker Barrel and coffee with Splenda!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Being a plus-sized woman I never understood how anyone could be frustrated with being able to wear different size jeans (sometimes by the same label). Well, now I understand.
When I started my journey I wore a size 18 jeans, my first drop to size 16 was wonderful. Next stop, size 14. I got to that point and then on the short trip to size 12. I'm happy that I can fit in size 12... actually I told someone I don't think I've worn a size 12 since I was 12 (not really that much of an exaggeration).
I was out of town and ran into Sam's Club. I've found that not every store carries all the same merchandise, foods pretty much so, other stuff (clothes, household goods, pet stuff, etc) not so. I found a pair of teal blue jeans by Bandolino that my Sam's didn't have. I picked up a pair in size 12 since my other Bandolino denim jeans are a 14 and fit well but my new Lee denim jeans are size 12. When I got home I tried on the 12's, they have a big gap at the back of the waistband so they are too big (hahaha, I never thought a 12 would be too big). When I was in my Sam's they had the same Bandolino jeans in dark purple (oooh... purple) which I picked up in size 10! OMG - a 10! and they fit! pick me up off the floor! or as Stacy London would say "Shut Up!"
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining but... now when I go to try on jeans I'm going to have to take 2 or 3 different sizes in to see what number fits.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I usually just wear sneakers, I have a couple pairs of dress shoes just in case but they don't get much wear. My niece had mentioned she needed a new pair of boots but couldn't quite decided what style or where she was going to get them. She is really good about not buying something just to have it, she has to like something to add it to her wardrobe. That got me thinking, I haven't worn boots in ages (ok, I am old enough that that means more than a good number of years). When I was out running around I stopped at Shoe Carnival and took a peek at what they had. I found a pair of boots I liked that had heels but were about $60.00, too much for me to pay without giving them a ton of thought. I figured if I didn't fall down once I got outside I could wait on the boots. Well, I didn't so I was happy to wait, that was...
... until Payless Shoes sent a mailer out advertising boots on sale and a $10.00 off coupon. I figured I'd go look - not really a good thing for me to do once I have an idea locked in my head. I went to Payless, looked at boots and ended up buying 3 pair. I now have a pair of tan suede cowboy boots, a pair of black flat heel boots and a pair of purple flat heel boots. They are all ankle height, the cowboy boots look cute with my size 12 jeans, the black boots will be worn with my skirt to church on Christmas and the purple boots... well they are my guilty pleasure boots since I LOVE purple.
It's a good thing I don't go shopping very often! I don't think my budget could take much more!
Well, these boots were made for walking... and I've got more steps on my journey (maybe I need another pair of sneakers?)!
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