It's Monday again. This issue (Monday) seems to happen all the time. I wish there was a way to skip it or sleep through it. The week always looks much more promising once Monday is over. I had a great weekend. I ate out and didn't blow it. I am gonna do this or else. Or else what I don't know. I just know I am going to do this. I did my bike and FF&FU this morning. I find I am paying more attention to the quality of the exercise in FF&FU. I really like the workout. They aren't too hard and seem to be doing something. I think I will add a few minutes on my Wii three days a week after work. I should be able to manage that. It is suppose to be 100 again today in ABQ. Too hot for me. I will stay inside unless I have to get out for something. I had better jump. Times a wasting as they say. Hopefully Monday will pass quickly!
It is a lazy Sunday. New Mexico is experiencing record highs this weekend. Both days are 100+. As they say at least we don't have humidity. I am hanging out indoors though. I have learned that a lazy day doesn't mean lay around all day. I did an hour on my Lifecycle and my FF&FU for today. Now I can be lazy if I want to. I am watching the race at Pocono. I hope JG does well. I wish the weekends were longer but I suspect I'm not alone on that one. Oh well only one more full week until I am off to TN to see my parents for Father's Day. It will be good to see everyone. They will certainly notice my weight loss. They have seen me at about every weight I have ever been at over the years. It is nice to know you have support no matter what. I do with my husband, family and close friends. Of course the guys at Spark People too.
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!!