Yesterday was my 27th anniversary. I worked then went out to dinner to Marcello's Chop House. I had already decided to treat myself a little. I had the Petite Filet (7oz) with a baked potato. I only ate half the meat and brought the rest home. I had it loaded with a little butter, sour cream, chives, bacon & cheese (which I counted on SP). I had 2 small pieces of the homemade bread (also counted) and iced tea. It was really tasty. We ate and chatted and talked about where we might wind up moving in the next little bit. Then we went to the Toll House Cookie Store and I had raspberry sorbet (instead of Crème Brulee). Once we got home I pulled out some of my skinny clothes from several years ago. I tried them on and about half fit now. I could get the other half I could get on but they are still a little on the tight side but 10-15 more pounds and I will be back in them too. It is a good thing that most of my old stuff is classic in it's style and will still work today. They are mostly classic trendy styles since I am not an overly conservative dresser. I had forgotten about a lot of these things since it had be over 15 years since I wore them. It was like getting a new closet without spending all the money. I had just eaten a great anniversary dinner and still could fit in these clothes. It was pretty fun. As I was going through all the clothes I also found various sizes of fat clothes. I was a lot more stylish in my skinny clothes. Part of it is you can look good in a wider range of styles being thin. Part of it is the seeming need to cover everything possible when you are in large plus sizes. I know it didn't help but you still want to hide to some extent. I am going to finish cleaning out my closets and then have some friends over to see if any of it would work for them. What is left over is going to the charity my husband is on the board of. So in a round about way I am answering the question on one of the message boards....How many large clothes am I going to keep? My answer is none. It hasn't really helped me in any of my other attempts to keep the weigh off but this time is very different from all the others. I know and am prepared to accept the fact that I will have to work it (my plan) for the rest of my life. I have always know that but I am ready to accept it now. So for all of us who have done this dance before...Keep the faith and work the plan....ALWAYS!
T.G.I.F. It is crazy busy again today. I remember when I had time to get everything done and make sure it was done right. Now I am always doing 2 or 3 things simultaneously so who knows if its done well or not. I went to Lucky Jeans with a friend and my husband. I tried on some different ones and got a 29x32 Sweet & Low (whatever that means). The are mid-rise which I am not used to. The tag said it was an size 8. Can that be right? Surely not. Even years ago when I was thinner I didn't wear an 8. I think they are all crazy. I like it but crazy none the less. All my clothes from 3 months ago are so much too big I can't wear them, at all. They fall off. What a dilemma!!!
So I am back under 160 again after 3 days over it. Granted it is 159.8 but that is still below 160. Now if I can just get back to 157.4 and beyond. I know that the increase was a muscle-weighs-more than-fat thing or hormonal or fluid related but it is annoying none the less. I am stepping it up on my exercise bike by increasing the level of intensity several minutes at a time 4 times during my 60 minute ride. I am still doing FF&FU every morning. I am going to the Lucky Jeans store tonight with my friend that is in town. I had tried on a pair of Lucky's a year ago at Dillards but went with some Michael Kores jeans instead. I don't know if I will get any but I am curious to see what size I am in. I have been fitting into size 10 lately but I don't know about something so mainstream size wise. We shall see. I don't think I will be any larger than a 12 but you never know with sizing. It is different with everything you try on. Good luck to me!!
I had such a good time at dinner last night! I split the Asian Chicken Salad with my friend and it was great. I did my full work out this morning so although the scale is still up 2.8lbs this morning I am good with it (as good as possible anyway). I am not going to freak out and eat a bag of Brach's Jelly Beans. I am in control (for the moment) and I feel pretty good about it. My hubby gets home late tonight so things will be back to normal. I find that I like my version of normal. Most people think it isn't normal at all but it works us! That's the key. Just do it as Nike says!
Wow. This day is crazy but at least it is zipping by. My hubby left for Florida this morning for a mini vacation and I'm stuck here. He needed a day or two to hang with friends though. I am at work wishing I was there. Oh well. We are going to NOLA the end of July. I got up re-energized this morning. It is funny how a restful and fun weekend will do that. I am up 3 pounds this morning but since I am behaving I am not too worried. I know it is just a scale thing and not any issue with the healthy plan. Just keep my head down and do the work. The rest will follow. Better jump. I am barely keeping up and I have dinner plans with my best friend from DC. I am getting a healthy salad. I have it all planned!