Yesterday I went out shopping with a friend to help her find a little black dress, a black skirt, and some long-sleeved tops. I think she went away with 2 dresses (one black, one polka-dotted), a black velvet skirt, & two v-necked sweaters. Unless I’m forgetting a few things? Anyway, much fun was had, we got to catch up & commiserate about boys, and we had sushi for dinner. Today I’m prepping for an early dinner to welcome my long-travelling love home and doing some housekeeping chores.
Well, halfway there time-wise, anyway. Not really halfway there weight-wise yet!
Current Weight: 141.4 lbs
At Last Weigh-in: 140.2 lbs
Starting Weight: 144 lbs
Weight Loss to Date: 2.6 lbs
I’ve been noticing, though, that lately counting calories isn’t working very well for me. Either I’ll forget to count, or I’ll skimp on “real food” so that I can eat calorie-dense treat foods later in the day, which means I’m running on too much sugar and not enough everything else and I feel hungry and irritable. I’ve decided that it’s time to take a different tactic. Instead of counting (I honestly have a pretty good idea of portion size by now & can keep a pretty good mental tally) I’m trying to eat a bigger breakfast, a lighter dinner, and limit myself to one “treat” a day, be it a cookie, sweet coffee, cocoa, ice cream, or a mixed drink… no more of this silly business of skimping on real food to eat more sweets. I’m also trying to get in some real physical activity every day: running, biking, or serious housecleaning. I just need to up the ante a little on strength training, and all will be well. On the plus side, the few pounds I have managed to lose have taken about an inch and a half off my waist (it’s between 25 and 26, depending on the time of day) and about an inch off my hips (from 41 to 40) so that’s good.
Sheer blue scarf: From my Grandma
Blue angora cardigan: 57th Street Antiques Mall
Ruffled black shirt: Aeropostale
Blue patent belt: Target, in the kids’ section
Black bangle: Article Consignment
Black gloves with bow details: 57th Street Antiques Mall
Black wool pencil skirt: Goodwill
Black pumps: Got from Tiffany, who they were too large for