I have been reading blogs off and on this morning and thinking I haven't posted for a while. Like 3 whole days. What's up? Not much. On Saturday night we invited a couple over for dinner and the party grew to a total of 7 people so I decided to cook a little Indian food and order some of the harder stuff from a local take-out place. The Beef Masala was heaven, as was the lentil casserole I made. The Chicken Tandoor which wasn't made by me was excellent. Lots of food and usually I would be stuffed for days after a feast of such proportions. But I put just over 1 cup of a bit of everything including Naan and was happily satisfied. Lots of leftovers too. I also confessed to the two couples who were there that I had the band. They seemed happy for me and not one negative comment. Still not fully out in the open, especially at work (no way, never).
Sunday was a BBQ for my BIL but I had nothing to wear but my baggy butt pants, so decided to bite the bullet and go shopping. Funny how the head doesn't seem to recognize the weight that has come off (almost 25 pounds). I carry my weight mostly in my gut and top so am still in the Large/XL tops. I've always been able to fit in size 16 pants, so grabbed a size 14 and they fit. One down, browse some more and decide to see what the size 12 pants look like. OMG. They fit! Now these are elastic waist so the muffin top isn't too bad but I was thrilled. After three stores, I ended up with 2 pairs of capris, 1 blouse and one ruffly top. I felt so pretty. I plan more shopping next weekend when I go visit my BFF in Hamilton (be warned L). All the time I was looking I kept hearing Stacey from "What Not to Wear" telling me to get out of my comfort zone of blacks and navy blue and try something different. Now I need to go bra shopping for the girls. YUK!
All this shopping made me a bit late for the BBQ but I was feeling pretty good in my new clothes. I even put on makeup—on a weekend! Pulled back 3 beers and then just a bit of a sausage, salad and a small piece of cake. Today, I wore another of the outfits and am feeling rather subdued for some reason. I think I am still trying to get my head around the smaller fitting clothes. I have been living in baggy butt pants and tops for so long, it feels good to have stuff that fits. So my advice to anyone who has lost weight—go out and try on some smaller clothes. Even if you don't buy them, it will really give a boost to your brain. There were probably 5 things I wanted to buy for later but realized I could wait—there will be even more selection when I get off the next 20 pounds, and the next 20 pounds.
I also felt good that the band was limiting the amount I could eat. I am taking the advice from Women Food and God (by Geneen Roth) and trying to eat when I'm hungry not because I'm sad, or upset, or happy, or whatever. I am truly thinking before I eat but need much more practice. I am down just a tiny little bit of weight (<1 pound) but have a fill scheduled for Friday afternoon. This one should do it and then I'll get moving downward again. My membership at the gym starts on June 1st, so am hoping some weights and the treadmill will be my friend. I might even try some of the classes that they offer. Got to get out of my comfort zone.
That's it. That's all. Happy Monday!