What is it about the days before a holiday weekend? Some sort of payment to the Gods of Work so we can have an extra day off I guess. Well I am making a payment in full today for having a 3 day weekend. It is going fairly fast. Hopefully tomorrow will fly by. I can really use an extra day off. Maybe I will finish cleaning out my closets. Maybe not. I think I will just play it by ear. It is a holiday after all. I must confess. I had a piece of cinnamon pudding cake. I am guessing it was probably 500 cals. It had a glaze frosting and not the really bad kind. I will just ride a little longer on my bike tomorrow or go for a walk. I would love to go tonight but it is really windy and there are some clouds rolling in. I have made some progress. I would normally have ditched the diet for at least until Sunday or Monday since I ate something I wanted and didn't plan for. Now however I am going to go home and have my salad with 4 oz chicken. I will forgive myself but I won't give myself permission to keep on eating for no reason. Good for me!
This afternoon I go to the ortho guy about my toe. I really hope there isn't anything other than it needs more time to heal. I already have the new patient paperwork filled out. It is nice that you can print something off their web site and be able to finish it at your leisure instead of trying to do it in the office before your appointment. Speaking of my appointment...I better run (or hobble).
Well another week is gone with a new one just getting started. I hope this one is good. I hate when I get to Friday afternoon and I feel exhausted, mentally and physically. At least I can get some R&R over the weekends. I am excited about my weight loss, healthy life style and smaller sizes in clothes. I am going to the doctor tomorrow for my toe. I really want to get past the ouchy part. If it weren't for my Life Cycle I would be in big trouble. It is one of the few things that doesn't hurt my toe at all. There are a couple of the FF&FU routines that are okay but a couple others want you to stand on your tiptoes. That is not gonna happen until this thing heals. I am officially in the 150s now. I haven't seen that weight range in a decade and a half. It is kind of fun to be excited about weighing. Kind of weird too! Well here's to a great week for all the Sparkers!
I can't believe it is already Sunday. The weekends always just fly by. I went to Chico's yesterday as planned. I wear a size 1! I was stunned. I still have trouble believing I am in these sizes. I found a top that I thought made me look thin. I never think I look thin! I had an online only coupon so I came home and ordered them. I will take pics and post them when that get here. I also stopped at Coldwater Creek to see about some new black jeans. They were out of the 10s. I thought, "What the hell. I might as well try on the 8s to see how far I have to go." I was stunned when I put them on and they buttoned and zipped! They were a little tight I thought but the CWC chick and two other ladies trying on things said they weren't. I guess I am just so used to having my clothes be a little on the loose side I think anything that is remotely tight is too big. I wasn't de-energized but I am certainly re-energized for another work week of healthy living! Sometimes motivation comes in small usable doses!!!!!
Woo Hoo.....it's Saturday. I know. (I have tremendous mastery of the under stated.) I have done my FF&FU for the day but I still need to get on my exercise bike. I can't type while I am on it so I decide to do this first and then ride like the wind. I slept until 11:45. I must have needed it. I think the stressful end of the week and the stupid broken toe took their toll. This is why the weekend is so precious to me. The years I worked 12 hour night shift I didn't fully appreciate weekends because I worked every other one. I appreciated any day (or night actually) off to rest up, get a few things done and have some fun. Now that I work days shift, weekdays only, I really understand the weekend value much more. Six of one half a dozen of another I suppose. I may go to Chico's this afternoon. I haven't really shopped there a lot because of the 0, 1, 2 and 3 sizing they have. I didn't immediately know what size to get and I shied away from asking since I figured they probably didn't have my size anyway. At 159 I think they probably do have some things that fit me. I have a $25 off my purchase coupon that expires today so I am going to check it out. Should be fun at the very least to see what size I wear even if I don't find anything I really like. I realized about 20 diets ago that trying on smaller sizes keeps me energized for the calorie reduction better than anything else I have ever tried. Of course the reverse is true also. The yen and yang of it I guess. There is good and bad to everything. Enjoy the good and ignore the bad I always say. I just wish it was that easy. Although when you are living a healthy life style and feeling pretty damn good about it, it is a little easier to ignore the bad!