Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yesterday my sister decided to take me out to eat dinner for my birthday.... my birthday is this coming Saturday.
We went to eat at a Chinese buffet that I really like, it has hibachi where you can pick out what veggies and meat and sauce you want and they cook it up for you... and sushi... I have been having a huge craving for sushi lately.
Anywhoo I was really mindful while eating. I got my hibachi with just some veggies and shrimp... I told the dude cooking "NO Butter!" ... they usually ladle butter on the grill before cooking your food which can add easily a few hundred calories. Then I got some teriyaki sauce on it. It was really good.
I split a plate of sushi with my sister, staying away from mayo sauce and fried stuff.
And then I got a few of the extra little things that I really like, 1 or two small peices of sesame chicken, wonton soup (I only ate about 1/3 of the wonton and soup was bland to did not eat any of that) a dumpling and a few fried cheese wontons.... yum! I remember when I use to come to this restaurant and eat an entire plate stacked with like 20 cheese wontons. Wow I have come a long way since then, its no wonder I was almost 300 lbs!
Dinner ended up coming up to about 15 points, which is kinda high and all but I had the forethought to eat very lightly for breakfast and lunch and stayed on track for the day! Go me!
Later we went up to the mall. I got my hair cut for the first time in almost 2 years. I got my hair cut about two months into my weight loss journey and it was horrible. I ended up with boy hair cut up to my ear... you can look at my progress pics to see that hack job.
I usually go really short... I have every time I have ever gotten my hair cut. I get it cut short and then grow it out to about my shoulders and get it all cut off again. This time I only got about 1/2 an inch cut off of it. Very different for me. I geuss I always wanted something that was really dramatic... I was just concerned with doing something that looked good this time and something that would work for me. I guess I have changed some in the last few years.
I was very specific this time and I brought a picture. It was a few pictures of Kristen Stewart, the actress who plays Bella on Twilight. I thought her hair would really work for me since her hair type is wavy like mine and she has sort of a square face like me too.
Hair cut came out awesome but the lady was not a very good hair dresser... she kept whipping my hair in my face for one and when she styled it I felt like she was going to rip it all out at the roots. not a very pleasurable hair cut but at least I got what I wanted. She waaaay over product it though so my hair was hard as a brick... When I got home I had to take a hammer and chisel to it. lol.
After that we went over to a store called Maurices - www.maurices.com ... they had a lot of clothes I really liked. I'm not in a position to buy anything right now because I don't have the money but I thought it might be fun to try on skinny girl clothes. I have not really had a chance to do that yet because Im always out with my husband when I go out and you know how guys are when you try to try on anything. He would not have been happy about me trying on an entire armful of clothes that I had not intention of buying.
My sister on the other hand was more than happy to join in on my little fashion adventure though. She took her roll as my personal fashion consultant and started pulling things off the racks for me to try on. I just let her, I don't really have any since of fashion yet.... I have never been able to wear clothes like that, its only been t shirts and jeans for me... because thats all I could ever find to wear because hell if I was paying Lane Bryant prices. lol.
So I started trying stuff on and I was looking really good. At one point I remember saying out loud "Damn, I'm hot!" It was more in an astonished tone though... lol, Like I was just realizing something. I realize its much easier to feel good about yourself when your clothes fit right and are flattering. I'm really looking forward to getting a little bit of extra money around tax return time and buying myself some new outfits.
It was fun and made me feel alot better about myself, I think everyone should do something nice for themselves now an then, it really helps put you in a better mood... I felt kinda bad for the sales girl though, she was looking pretty excited when I had like 300 dollars worth of stuff to try on. She kept coming up to the dressing room door and pitching credit card offers and stuff. I re-shelved the stuff myself though so she couldn't be too upset. :-P
Have a Great Tuesday!