Sunday, August 31, 2014
Today I turn 51! Although I don't have any blood family I will be celebrating with my "family" of friends! I'm getting cupcakes from Sam's Club to celebrate. I refuse to not celebrate even though I'm working a fair with my girlfriend. I feel the best I have in a lot of years, physically and mentally. My "family" already knows today is cupcake day, I've been telling some people for a couple weeks, lol.
Today is going to be a good day no matter what! I only regret that some of my "family" won't be able to celebrate with me today but then I'll just remind them they missed out on cupcakes (nobody likes to miss out on cupcakes).
I'm going to enjoy my cupcakes (putting one away for later on). I'm going to make a cupcake sandwich by splitting the cupcake in half (top and bottom half), putting the bottom half on top of the frosting to make a cupcake sandwich! Frosting in every bite, yummy!
Well, here's to a great day with the best family possible!
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.
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