Sunday, March 04, 2007
On Saturday Jess dropped me off by the Brook House so I could spend the day in the city and he could go work on his condo. I walked from there to the Prudential mall - maybe 2 or 3 miles. Along the way I stopped for a large coffee with splenda and lots of skim milk.
Anyway, without going into every possible detail, here's what I bought:
*a red necklace
*a wide red belt - size SMALL!!!
*wanted to buy red leopard print flats but they were a bit too small
*tried on a gold dress for the wedding in sizes 10, 8, and 6. The 6 was the best. Wonder how the 4 would have fit. $320...expensive. Tried on with a pair of $480 Gucci sandals just for fun.
*Got Spanx - size small! Would definitely make vast improvements to my rear view in a satin dress, but will also make me look better in anything
*Tried on bras that you can lower the back to (34 B and C, as given to me by the woman who measured me at Saks - both seemed to fit), but didn't buy
*Tried on many tops and even leggings at another store, all size smalls fit though one button down top probably fit a bit better in medium
*At Ann Taylor Loft tried on a top in an 8, 6, and finally 4. I bought the FOUR!!!!!?!!!!! Really cute white spring top. Wore with red necklace and red belt.
*34C Ipex in white
*At the Gap was told I looked like an 8. Tried on size-8 jeans, couldn't even button. 10s were tight. :(
*At Banana Republic the 8s and 10s both could be squeezed on but were both tight.
How can I be a 4 at one store and have 10s be too tight at another? Okay, they probably were the right size, because I was wearing my old 12 jeans that day and they kept falling down. But they would have been TIGHT. Also, I think I'm smaller on top than on bottom. The woman in intimates at Saks actually said I am small around the rib cage (because one kind of spanx fit me weird there). Me - small??
It makes me wonder. At 150+ pounds, if I am fitting into size small, then will I be able to fit into anything at 136? Did I mention Jess said 136 might be too skinny?
After all that shopping I had dinner at Chili's in Copley Plaza with Laura, Lisa, and Jess. I was going to have the Guiltless Salmon but decided that was just way too much food. I mean, it's healthy, but who needs portions that big? Laura and Lisa were splitting the 2-person beef fajitas and I got in on that. Laura said she was really hungry but Lisa and I offered to split just one person's share. I ended up eating 1.5 tortillas and probably enough fillings for 2 whole fajitas, but without cheese or sour cream and limited guacamole. It was the perfect size. Lisa isn't dieting but she thought it was the perfect size, and SHE is a great size herself. So this is the way I gotta eat for the rest of my life. Of course when I eat at home I can eat a little more because it's healthier - less sodium, more fiber, no butter or whatever they cooked in.
Random - at Express Laura and Lisa both tried on black pants that were too small. Lisa tried on the 2s and Laura tried on the 4s.
I see how vanity sizing really would make people want to buy more. Who wouldn't want to buy the size 4 top they fit into if they've never ever ever worn a size 4 before? (heehee) Me! Size 4? I just can't get over it. Today I wore my old size fourTEEN jeans and they weren't that baggy
Also in Saks I asked about that size 30 question I had. They told me size 30 is equivalent to a 10. So I should fit into those size 30 Seven for All Mankind jeans soon.
Friday, March 02, 2007
I ran for an HOUR today. Stats:
*1st mile 8 min 45 sec (fastest ever)
*2nd mile 19 min 10 sec (that's 2 miles in under 20 minutes - woohoo!)
*3rd mile 32 min 44 sec (I think?) (Not quite ready for 3 miles in under a half hour - but will get there)
*4th mile 43ish? minutes?
*5th mile 55ish? minutes??
1 hour: 5.33 miles
I also did a 5 min warmup on the recumbant bike and a 5 min cooldown 3.0mph on the treadmill. I'd say I pushed myself as hard as I possibly could.
also...I ate like a thin person at lunch at the Rick Lavoie conference today! I took just a little bit of food on my plate and didn't eat it all - when I was done I put my napkin on top of my food. It was very high calorie food - chicken stuffed with stuffing in a creamy sauce and breaded fish. I ate plenty of plain salad and a little bit of veggies that were probably cooked in butter.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Oh geez, I just wrote all about it and when I tried to post I got an error. Oh well, basically the news is that I made goal and have to maintain for 6 weeks to earn Lifetime. That'll be sometime in April and I'll probably be at an all-time lowest weight then (less than 147).
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Just found a website with interesting tidbits- http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.ht
Here's what I learned:
*At my current weight, age, and height, I'm at the 48th percentile of weight!! That means I weigh less than average!!!!!!!!! Holy smokes!
*They have two different criteria for judging whether you are "normal weight" or "marginally overweight." At my current weight I was "normal" by one, and "marginally overweight" by the other. I played around with it to find that the 2nd way would require me to weigh 145 or less to be "normal weight."
*According to this site my weight should be between 116 and 145 OR 154, depending on which standard you use.
*It said most women prefer a BMI of 20-22 and men 23-25. A BMI of 20-22 for me is between 124-136.
*It also said that at a BMI of 17-22 you have a longer than average life expectancy. Not sure what my weight would have to be to have a BMI of 17, I just know I'll never be there. I know that less than 18.5 is considered underweight.
Soooo...seems like I should be aiming for a weight of 124-136. I want a longer life expectancy!! But I don't want any problems associated with being underweight, either.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
My BMI is 24.6 today. My weight has been steadily dropping the past several days. On Friday (first morning weigh-in after Cancun) I weighed 157.0. Now, 5 days later, I weigh 152.4. TOM is just ending so that's part of it. Also now I'm wondering if maybe Friday was a temporary spike up due to the junk I ate on the plane (muffin, cheeseburger, chocolate) but my "real" weight was lower than that even earlier.
Anyway, feeling as good as ever. I LOVE how nice everyone is on this website. Like yesterday I happened to show some interest in a bean soup recipe on a WW team posting, and soon afterwards I had a recipe for bean soup in my sparkmail inbox!!! I actually made the recipe and had some for dinner last night, breakfast today, and will have more for dinner tonight. (I love how much longer food lasts now that I am eating correct portion sizes. It saves a lot of money!) This recipe is really nutritious and satisfying, and it's a GREAT way to use all those dry beans I bought.
If I have any worries right now, it's that I'm spending way too much time on SP and am not that interested in my job right now. It's not like I'm slacking on my job, but just not as passionate because I'm passionate about my weightloss instead.
Anyway, it's amazing how powerful I feel. I am soooo close to my lowest adult weight ever - 147 - just 5 pounds to go! But when I weighed 147 I was barely eating and knew I was not living a lifestyle I could maintain. NOW, however, I know I can reach that and beyond on a healthy lifestyle. The difference is knowing how many calories/points/nutrients I am eating per day. I will never go too high OR too low. I would love to whittle my weight down to the 130s. It could take a year...but who cares. While I wait to get there, I'll still be thin!
Get An Email Alert Each Time SEPPIESUSAN Posts