Saturday, June 13, 2009

Things That Make You Go Huh!

I've had a crazy week and have had to "let go" of being so stringent on my calorie intake...I mean, when you have to down three bottles of banana-flavored barium, it's not like you can track those calories in your food journal! On a side note, is it weird that the first thing I wondered when I was handed the drinks was "how many calories are in these"? But I digress.

Between all of that, and my long, long day on Thursday, I just stopped worrying about "how much" and concentrated on "what" I was putting in my body. I ended up eating a couple of pieces of cheese at the reception, plus a few whole wheat crackers, and a few stuffed mushrooms (which had an olive tapenade-like filling - spicy and good!), and later on half of a turkey sandwich on whole wheat (I left off part of the bun). It was a long day and I was hungry and needed fuel to keep going.

Then Friday was kind of crazy, what with driving two hours to Austin to pick up Barbara and Theresa - I had my usual Fage/Strawberries/Kashi Cereal breakfast, and ate a protein bar on the drive, but because their plane was delayed three hours (gotta love Texas weather), we didn't end up eating until 8:45 that night - hit a Chili's on the way back home where I had a grilled chicken sandwich on whole wheat with Buffalo sauce and steamed broccoli. I was starving and was the first one finished, which is unusual for me!

So anyway, even though I try to just weigh in once a month, I was feeling like things have been a little out-of-control for the past week, which drove me to drag out Mary Lou and check out the damage...can you believe I heard cheers and applause from her?!? Not only had I LOST weight, but the platform reset itself (it does this for every 10 pounds you lose)! Naturally, I then had to go hook up my Wii Fit (I don't make it easy to weigh myself...for my own good) and holy moly I was down over 5 pounds since June 1st!!! Sometimes (ok, most of the time) I just don't understand dieting and how the body works...this is definitely one of those times! But hey - I'll take it!

Also, I had an awesome NSV yesterday...while waiting for the plane, we went to the super-fancy ultra-nice Barton Creek Square mall in Austin, where I shopped for new bras (sadly, by myself, as there won't be time to get back to Austin with Barbara for shopping) at Soma Intimates - my mother had recently shopped at their store in Portland, and loved their bras, so I wanted to try them. I knew I needed a smaller size, but wow - I am now wearing a 36DD, down from a 40DD (that I bought last October). That, my friends, is the result of working out...I swear, I have no back-fat anymore. Now if I could just get my belly and thighs to emulate my back, I'd be looking fiiiine!

18 comments:

  1. Yay to smaller bras AND to the wonders of the body!

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  2. If you EVER figure out the body and weight loss, please write a book. I beg you. I cannot figure it out for the life of me. Congrats on your unsuspecting five pound loss and for new bras :) I wish you all the best with those test results, too. The make that flavor in banana now?

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  3. there go the boobie!! HA! Who would have though a smaller bra would equal a victory?! Only in our world, only in our world.

    Congrats on the pounds lost!!

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  4. Yay for smaller bra sizes and congrats on the 5 lbs. That's huge! Very well done. By the way, you're already looking fiiiine!!!!

    I hope you're feeling better!

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  5. DID YOU WAVE TO ME?
    I was at barton creek yesterday?!

    small world...

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  6. I would wonder the same thing about the banana flavored barium. But "low-cal" banana flavored barium sounds even worse.

    Hope the tests get you some answers and that you feel better soon!

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  7. Congratulations on the unexpected loss - and on the NSV! It is wonderful how much exercise can reshape our bodies . . . I'm sure it won't be long before the rest of you follows the example set by your back :)

    Chili's can be tough, but it sounds like you made great choices. I hope you have a wonderful time during your friend's visit, and I'm keeping the good thought for your test results.

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  8. Oh back fat, I will NOT miss you!! Seriously, though, I worry about the rolls in my back as much as the ones in the front!! I am down two clothes sizes so far, but not bra sizes- I am SO praying for that soon.

    It sounds like you are still doing a fantastic job at the weight loss. It's amazing how losses sneak up on you sometimes when you don't even expect it! Great work!!

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  9. Wow, you have had a crazy week, but I'm glad you had such a nice suprise with the weight loss!! And the NSV. Of course, you have been working out so much and staying on track, it isn't much of a suprise to me! :-)

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  10. AWESOME NSV and congrats on the weight loss!!! You're making some great progress!

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  11. Sounds like a good weekend - with the exception of barium. Yes - no use trying to figure out those calories. Yuk!

    I'm interested in sending my back fat to wherever you sent yours. Please provide forwarding address.

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  12. Sounds like a busy, but fun weekend. Congrats on the 5 pound loss, that's so awesome. I'm also totally impressed you only weigh in once a month. It's hard for me not to step on the scale every morning.

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  13. Hooray for no back fat and congrats on the 5lbs. I don't understand how it all works either but you are obviously doing something right!! YAY Shelley!!

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  14. Yahoo! That's great news Shelley. And new bras too - what a great weekend!!

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  15. My body is a mystery too. Why some weeks are really good and others are so so even after giving it my best.

    I congradulate you on only weighing in once a month. Good for you.

    A size smaller bra is awesome. Say goodbye to that back fat!

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  16. Your are probably the 3rd person today that has wrote that they only weigh once a month. I've been considering it because I'm a "scale addict".

    Great job on the smaller bra! Now, how weird is it is that I complimented your small bra? :-)

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  17. Yeah on the weight loss! And, it is so funny how your boobs get smaller first!

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