Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thoughts Swirling in My Head Much Like a DQ Soft-Serve Ice Cream Cone...

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 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!


  1. It is funny that you do miss eating the veggies and grains. Eating the right foods just seems to settle better with our systems and doesn't make us sorry for what we ate.

  2. Good job on the NSV! Fitting into old clothes is awesome! Keep up the great work my friend! :)


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