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!