Monday, April 27, 2009

Ladies Only...Men Please Vacate the Blog Now

Yes, it's time for another Ladies Only post!

So...I had my annual mammogram today - oh the joy of being in your 40's! If you've ever had one, you know that after the technician is finished, you have to sit in the waiting room while they check the films to make sure that they are clear enough for the radiologist to read. And if you've never had one, well, now you know! Anyway, the tech came out and told me that the films were fine...but then she asked me if I'd lost weight. I said that I had. She got this relieved look on her face and said that my breasts were so much smaller than last year's films she was worried that there had been an identity mix-up! How 'bout that for a weirdly interesting non-scale victory?!?

And now on to part 2 of today's mammo story. After the shock and trauma of my first one, when I was 40, I decided to treat myself to ice cream every time I had to go through this. Yes, I know it's part of being a grown-up and taking care of my health, but I still don't like it - a treat was definitely in order.

In years past, I've headed from the mammo appointment straight to Coldstone Creamery, where I would get a "Founder's Favorite" in the Love It size. I would sit in my car and enjoy my ice cream. Notice I did not sit in the store and eat it - that would be embarrassing; the lone chubby woman chowing down on a treat that she obviously did not need.

Today, I still planned on having my ice cream treat, but after checking the calorie count of the Founder's Favorite (eek!), I decided to find an alternative. I went to our new Baskin Robbins and had a 4 oz. serving of Lemon Sorbet for 130 calories and I loved it! Ben and Jerry's is much closer to our house, so when I've wanted a treat I've gotten their child-sized Lemon Sorbet for 100 calories and was satisfied. But I have to say that BR beats B&J hands-down in taste for the Battle of the Lemon Sorbets (didn't know one was brewing, did ya?)!

Oh, and I sat at a little table in the store, all by myself, and ate my ice cream - with absolutely no embarrassment! That, to me, is another non-scale victory!

25 comments:

  1. hehe, I did a post about six months ago called "who stole my boobies?" because they disappeared! In some WEIRD way, it's a non-scale victory...I think?

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  2. That is a great victory and now I want to head to BR to buy a gallon of lemon sorbet. :)

    I've never had a mammygram but I guess i need to. haven't even been to the gyno in almost 9 years. I hate going so much. sigh.

    Love your story. haha I got a good laugh out of that.

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  3. I love this post! It made me LOL and go Aww and clap with joy for you all in one reading!

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  4. lol Good job getting your yearly squeeze. ;-) I think that's the most unusual NSV I've ever read...and may it happen to me some day!!! lol

    Cool you found a new ice cream. Sounds yummy, and I love that you ate in store. Wonderful!!

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  5. Great post! It's these little steps that help us to know we are getting healthier attitudes about food! Good for you! Glad the mammo went well, too!

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  6. Mmmm, lemon sorbet - a great reward! And a great NSV, lol.

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  7. baby steps to big losses, Shelley! (the sorbet :) big losses here boobwise when I lost weight. BIG)

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  8. I turn 40 in a few weeks, and haven't had a mammogram yet, so I guess that is something to look forward too! ;)
    Great non-scale victories, sorbet and eating it in the store! :)

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  9. What a great image of you sitting at a table with your lemon sorbet, rewarding yourself after the traumatic event!!

    I have lost 5 pounds--guess where?

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  10. his is something I have had to work on too. Every time I did anything I would reward myself with a "treat" which was always food. Go to the dentist=get ice cream, PAP Smear=Frozen Margarita, Hard day at work=Pizza...anyway, you get the point but it has really been hard to change that mindset! Good for you!

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  11. I won't be sorry to see my bustline reduce when I lose more weight. Clothing definitely hangs better when the breasts are smaller. I agree with you that it's embarrassing to eat ice-cream (or any splurge food) alone in public if you're heavy. When you drive, don't you see plenty of women eating out of a bag? Great idea about the lemon sorbet. Delicious!

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  12. Those are 2 of the best NSV's I've ever heard. Congrats Shelley! You are doing SUCH a great job!

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  13. Hooray for all the non-scale victories!! :D

    You are doing so good!

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  14. Oh, that's very cool! Congrats on the non-scale victory. :)

    I'll have to try the BR Lemon Sorbet. There's one very close to here. Unfortunately it's half of a Dunkin Donuts so I have to smell the donuts when I walk in....

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  15. Hooray for a day full of victories!
    Cindie

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  16. This summmer will be my first mammogram, I turn 40. I had one scheduled a few years ago, and the morning of it, the clinic called and said there was a 3 hour wait, and so did I want to reschedule. mmm. yeah.

    How awful are they?

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  17. I had no idea B & J made sorbet. I just assumed everything they made was automatically evil. So, uh, guess what I'm a-gettin' at the store next time?

    And 1/2 cup of frozen treat at around 100 calories cannot be rejoiced over enough.

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  18. NSV are just the best. I love how Annette put on my comments from yesterday. I love that she thought those weren't your boobies. That is the oddest NSV that I have heard of so far! I will taking a trp to BR. I love sorbet more then ice cream. Thanks for the tip, and the picture of you sitting at that table ENJOYING your treat.

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  19. Much as I love my Ethel and Lucy, I would jump at the chance (with sports bra firmly in place) to have the same mamo experience you had. And what a great way to celebrate - many well-deserved victories. Good for you!

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  20. Nice NSVs . . . for some reason, my mammos are hard to read so they usually also do an ultrasound - I hate the goop they use, and I would just LOVE it if next time they can just read the mammo.

    Good choice swapping BR for CC . . . the CC thing sounds delish but wow it packs a calorie punch!

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  21. Great post. Doesn't it just make us feel "so accomplished and victorious" when we start making "thought through choices" Every time I do, I feel like the lifestyle changes are really happening...not just wishing.

    Great choice and glad you received a good mammogram report.

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  22. You know, I never considered checking Baskin Robbins for low-cal treats! We used to go often for the dollar scoop nights...now perhaps we'll go again!! Woohoo's all around. :)

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  23. awesome victories....on all counts!!!

    Smaller boobies---yeah!!

    I love anything lemon :)

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  24. My doctor sends me for them every two years. Not the most pleasant thing to do but better safe that sorry.

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  25. You go girl!!I had no clue about the mammograms....blah!!

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