and NO, I haven't had one in quite a while. But aren't they just the prettiest things?
Ahem. Back to the swirly thoughts.
Today I put on an old outfit (Lane Bryant funky print capri loungewear pants and the matching top) that I had from about 4 years ago, when I was thinner, and while the pants (size 14/16) were actually looser than I remember them being the last time I wore them (YAY!), the top made me depressed. It was short and wide and I felt F-A-T fat in it. So I took it off and checked the size...it was an 18/20. Huh. Too big. I put on a white Russell exercise top that I had purchased last July in size XL, but only wore once because it was tight, and guess what?!? Not only is it fitting nicely, but I look pretty good in it (Remember the new bra post? It's definitely working well with this shirt!). I could have spent the day in the original shirt, feeling bad about myself, but thankfully I tried another shirt and my entire outlook has brightened. What does that tell me? Well, for one, that I am shallow, but seriously, I resolve to not wear anything that I don't feel and look good in. My body image needs all the help it can get!
I read about Fage non-fat yogurt on Lori's Finding Radiance blog (amazing, inspiring weight-loss story) and asked my mother if she had tried it - she's way more adventurous than I am, so she's kind of like my guinea pig for some stuff - anyway, she did and liked it and today I tried it - measured out a serving (1 cup, drizzled it with 1 tsp. honey, and dug in. It was actually pretty good. But the funny thing is that I got full very quickly and stopped myself from finishing it just because it was there. WHAT?!? I listened to my body?!? Who am I?!?
Another thing. I posted about eating "maintenance-like" a couple days a week, and for me that was Friday and Saturday. We went to Art Step on Friday night and ate at a really cool restaurant, where I had some yummy super-garlicky garlic bread (they put it on your table when you sit down) and then I had the braised short ribs w/garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. It was soooo good. And I didn't finish it all - stopped about 3/4 the way in and passed the plate to my human garbage disposal, er, husband. We didn't even get dessert, I was that full. And Saturday afternoon we had a Papa Murphy's Take and Bake pizza - one of the de-lite ones that has a super thin crust, less sauce and half the cheese. It was good, but later on I felt kind of blech. I realized that I have been feeling much better on the days that I eat lots of veggies, lean proteins and good, fiber-y grains. So. More motivation to keep on the right track.
And thus ends another rambling, random post. Now you know the inside of my mind - it's a weird and funny and sometimes scary place to be!