Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sweeeeet Sixteen

They're tight.  They stretch. But, I didn't have to lay on the bed to zip them up or jump up and down.  I just had to suck in my belly a little. But, I'm wearing size 16 jeans today (and yesterday actually because when I was in the dressing room and able to zip them up, I quickly got a second pair!)  I am offically the smallest I've been in my entire adult life. 


Other stuff:

So, this week I've been really busy with outings.  Wonderful gatherings but lots of opportunities for off plan eating.  I'm happy to say that I made sure that I have eaten my foods.  I read someones blog earlier who said that she had cheated without cheating...which I like.  I understand that.  I've eaten my foods but two days this week I chose to eat a protein bar for the social aspect of feeling like I had a "dessert" or treat.  I took my son out to dinner at Chili's on Thursday.  I ordered a plain salad and a side of steamed broccoli and carrots from the kid's menu.  I also got oil and vinegar dressing and only used the vinegar for my dressing. it actually was very good and very filling.  While my son was eating this brownie w/ ice cream for his dessert, I ate a protein bar.  I deliberately didn't have chicken put on the salad so that I could use my protein serving with the bar.  Don't you know that that little bugger asked me for some of my protein bar! 

Yesterday, I went to a work BBQ thingy at my boss' house.  It was nice.  I brought my own food.  I had grilled chicken teriyaki, greens and sweet potato (it wasn't that great though...the sweet potato).  For "dessert" I had four strawberries (that equals about 1/2 cup, which is my carb portion for snacks) and another protein bar. 

I have another protein bar in my freezer and I thought about bringing it for my snack today as my son and I went tot the movies but I knew that would not be good.  I packed my snacks and lunch and a bag of tomatoes that I got from a farm fest this morning.  I ate chicken and pineapple before I went into the movie and snacked a bit on the tomatoes inside.  It's really amazing how you just want to eat at certain times...the movies definitely fall into that category for me. It's funny, whenever I go to the movies now, I have to stop myself from mentally deciding what snacks I'll get from the concession stand. I realized that I looked forward to that as much as I looked forward to the movie.  Anyway, I think I did pretty good today, except with my water! Gotta do better with the water and the sleep.

Well tomorrow is prep day.  I do all of my cooking for the week.  I'm a bit torn because President Obama is going to be like right down the street at a rally and I'm thinking about going.  I saw him before when he was running but he's President now!  I think I'll get a good nights rest and get up early, just in case we decide we'll deal with the massive crowds and security lines.

Have a great rest of your weekend everyone.  Have you done what you need to be ready for the week?


  1. yay for size 16!!!! Im so jealous!!! You rock!!! :D

  2. Size SIXTEEN!!!!!!!!! Awesome! Feels good huh?

  3. Oh, congratulations on those size 16's!! You've come so very far.

  4. Amazing. Love the Chili's story and that was a great example of what to eat in a fast food sit down joint. Almost exactly what I would eat, except you had the foresight to bring dessert. I just get coffee. Nice !!!

  5. Thanks all! Feels great to have those tight behind sixteens on my butt! lol

    Allan-Yeah, I like it because it was planned and thought out. It wasn't out of an impulse. I actually went to Chili's before and got a grilled chicken salad and told them how to prepare it (no salt, no oil, etc. no extras on the salad, croutons, cheese.) I know she thought I was wacko. But, it's amazing how you can get things prepared when you just ask.

  6. What a super sweet sixteen! GREAT JOB!!

    I know what you mean about the movies, I feel like I have to wear a gas mask to keep out the popcorn smell-since I start drooling like a Pavlovian dog as soon as I walk in.

    I'm very impressed with your Chili's dining choices-I didn't think there was anything healthy to get there-you set me straight!

    Polar's Mom

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  9. congratulations! That is a good feeling. pretty soon you'll be swimming in them. Trust me. Keep up the good work.

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