Feeling very good today. Had a great weekend of playing outside with my big girl. Little one was stuck inside for most of it, feeling miserable. She had shots last week and was suffering from a fever on Saturday and Sunday. She is all better this morning, but I sure felt bad for her! I ate fairly well this weekend. We had a work event to go to for my husbands job that was offering a huge buffet and alcohol. It was a very fun time. I did okay with eating. The meat looked like processed deli meat, so I stayed away. They had a beautiful oyster bar so I stuck to them. Had a few beers, then the crab dip called my name. I ate a TON of it, but instead of going for the crackers or bread, I grabbed a bunch of veggies and sort of had a fondue thing going. I ate a few other things that I'm sure I wasn't supposed to, but all in all I consider it a great success.
Yesterday I was feeling remorseful about eating so much the night before so I just stuck to my chicken and veggie soup. It is yummy and full of everything I need so I felt as though I recovered well.
Today I was rummaging through the fridge, trying to figure out what in the world to take to work as I was STARVING, when my amazing mom shows up (she watches my little one during the days) with a thawed out, T-Bone steak. Yahoo!! Score! She said she was thinking of me and thought I might really enjoy it. So I threw it in a pan full of butter and took it to work. It's already gone : ) My mom is awesome. While the steak was cooking, I threw together a big salad to have later, so my day is looking great.
I feel smaller today, I'm not sure that it is very noticeable yet as I have quite a bit to lose, but I have a feeling that I will be going down a size in my jeans fairly soon. I am cautiously optimistic that I will be able to wear my 12's (they are really really forgiving 12's) this coming weekend for my daughters birthday party. Let's see how it goes!
Oh yeah! I am also doing (trying to do) the You Are Your Own Gym basic workout. I have yet to do day two because day one literally made my arms stop working for 2 days. I feel better today, meaning I could put my bra on and a shirt over my head without crying this morning, so I guess I can do day two now. I have several short term goals to keep my competitive spirit going. Obviously the first one is to beat my husband : ). One of the longer term goals is to participate in the Tough Mudder in September of 2013. To do this I need to get A LOT stronger besides just losing a ton of weight. I have been too chicken to register but by January 1, 2013 I want to weigh 150 and be able to do at least one pull up. That is the day I will register my name.