Well, I'm certainly not going to win a consistency award this month. I've been terrible about spinning the wheel and logging in. Despite that, I've been eating pretty well and exercising well too. I rediscovered my pool, and have been doing laps after I get all sweaty in my regular kickboxing workouts. I actually logged a loss today, so I'm within 2.5 pounds of my goal now.
Why all the inconsistency here? Well, I had finals to write and grade, grades to submit, and a birthday party to plan for a nine year old. Said nine year old saw a blog I was reading about a giant peanut butter cup. She had already told me that her party theme was going to be "dogs," but once she saw the pictures of the peanut butter cup, she modified that, and requested a "dog and candy" theme party. What??? Huh??? How does that even work?
Well, I managed it. As is our tradition, I made the cakes and cupcakes, we made the cake decorations together, and then she decorated the cupcakes by herself. I also made the giant peanut butter cup, and though it is seriously nothing that should ever be posted (or even discussed on SP) I'm posting it here.
I'm not kidding you - it was sooooo good. I only ate one piece though, and it was tiny. I was proud. (I'm editing this after the fact - I just realized that with no context, you can't tell how big that monster is. It was made in a 9 inch tart pan. The little ones are mini cupcake sized.)
I am also posting the cakes - not for diet breaking reasons, but for pride reasons. I think our joint decorating skills worked wonderfully well together, and I adored this cake.
Dogs and candy - get it?? I think it came out to be really cute.
This one is a close up of two of the dogs. My daughter made the one that looks like it is sleeping.
Ok, that is it for the food porn. Were you expecting that cupcake that was lurking in my fridge? I threw it away when the semester ended, and I promise, it wasn't pretty by that time.
In more party news, I wore a bikini! This is the first time I've been in a bikini in 7 years. I wouldn't let my husband photograph me, so there are no pics to show, but I think I looked pretty good. My best friend approved me in the bikini before I took off the cover-up at the party. I am pretty excited. Even though they were all old friends, wearing a bikini in front of others was a BIG step, and no one laughed.
I know, I know, you're thinking that was the mindblow, right? WRONG!
Today at the grocery store ordering cheese, the deli clerk told me I was "TOO SKINNY" and that I should eat more food!!! WHAT???? This is nowhere near true. I'm not even to the middle of my BMI range yet, so I'm nowhere near underweight, so it may just be that the woman had vision problems.
I took it as a compliment anyway. I didn't enjoy the lecture I got from her about how I would get sick if I didn't eat more food, but the lady was not a native speaker of English. Given the language barrier, I didn't think I should take time to try to argue with her about the fact that I feel great, I exercise regularly and am losing weight in a very healthy way.
Still, I never thought in my wildest dreams, that anyone would ever see me and think "skinnyperson." I think I look good, but I don't see "skinnyperson" yet.
So, mind blown, I'm off to have a great workout. I think I'm a bit over on calories today, so somewhere, a grocery deli clerk is smiling.
I've missed you, my sparkpeeps!