Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I'll post up today's actions later and just keep moving forward with the numbers. But for now...
I went out to an insanely good, but calorie-ific lunch with a friend for Easter. Our food babies post lunch were INSANE. Especially mine. Think Jessica Simpson five months preggers and hi Morgan's food baby!
It was then we decided to go try on dresses at Banana Republic. No joke. With food babies.
I somehow found a straight, white dress I LOVED. I rarely like the straight look for me because A-line just works better... Not because of my body shape when fitter, but because for now, my butt is just that big, it needs all the help it can get.
But I got brave and tried it on anyways. I'm still flirting between a 14/16, although mostly 14 these days. I was deathly afraid to put it on post this bloat inducing meal though. IT ZIPPED UP.
Ok, so it didn't exactly look pretty fit wise... Details! Back to that in a moment.
The color was also shocking. I'm butt white. No joke. BUTT white. I glow in the freaking dark, I'm that white. I'm a shade short of albino. It's nuts. So, therefore, I can NEVER wear white. I don't even know that I own a white shirt!!!
But... it actually... looked... good. Sara was in the room with me trying on a dress for herself and she thought (color wise) it looked fantastic. That alone was exciting.
So I asked her if she thought in 10 pounds, with Spanx, if I'd be ok to go by graduation. We're talking a consistent just over 2 pound loss a week.
She gave me a resounding YES. And THEN, for added benefit, not only that, she reminded me her birthday is another 6 or so weeks after that. And the dress should be PERFECT by then, if not a little loose (no Spanx needed then!). It's a beautiful dress, so would totally be worth the money to have it taken in when I get even smaller.
So THEN. We stopped by the shoe store. She loaned me a bit of money (because I'm honest and will pay her back) and I ended up buying two pairs of shoes, one for grad and one for her birthday, both to go with the dress. She only loaned me the money with the contingency I immediately buy the dress and WEAR IT. AWESOME FRIEND. So I'm rockin' and rollin'.
I have amazing motivation right now.
Ok, ok. Full disclosure. Chocolate and I had a mini run in last night due to emotional trauma having to do with the ex and his fam. But! I worked through it and drank my water and got in a workout or two and made it happen. So, I'm alive. So far 1.4 pounds down from Saturday, which includes the Food Baby inducing Sunday AND train wreck with chocolate. So WHEN (not if) I keep rocking this week, I should be well on my way to a 10 pound loss in 4 weeks (when I walk in grad).
Feel free to hold me accountable... I mean... really... accountable. If you were so inclined to be one of those hold me accountable people, feel free to just stop by my page, leave a comment asking how the dress fitting is going... Or whatever dress related verbiage you'd like to use.
OH! Crud. My brain is all over the place. I have the best mommy in the world. I sent her the link and she bought it for me! Here's the catch. She had it sent home... to California. So I won't be able to test try on the dress UNTIL I GET THERE! Oh my gosh. AND I get there on a Tuesday and grad isn't until Friday. Talk about having something to keep me honest! Either way, I have a picture hanging up and the "pre" pictures with the food baby during the dress try on. It's really quite ridiculous. I'm actually kind of interested in NOT being able to try it on for four weeks. I think this could be a particularly interesting challenge.
There's more and I want to write about my day with Christine, but that's another massive blog waiting to happen and I think I'm going to write about it on the other blog, so I'll post up the link then.
ROCK IT SPARKIES!