Hi Sio, I think that's the perfect reward for when you reach your goal weight--as you said you were going to put off buying the next set of scrubs for your next size down. I think you should go for it! Maybe even by just putting aside all the change in your purse at the end of the day, or donating a fixed amount to your scrub fund. You have great self discipline so I wouldn't suggest a 'cheat fund' lol.
I'm glad to hear about ex-tubby cat, and hope he keeps getting better I've also felt quite run-down lately, and I was wondering if it was low-carb flu? Or maybe just the heat? Is it still hot there in Maine? I think heat affects me more than anything else, even if I don't realise that's what's causing it. I fancy finding a creek and going for a cold, cold dip! ......... or maybe as far as my shower, haha, the streams and creeks around these parts aren't so clean unfortunately.
When I lived in Utah we had some fantastic streams that came right down the mountains... coldest streams you'd find in the blazing heat of summer with the winter run-off and crystal clear water. I wonder if Maine is similar? In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District in Northwest England, I wonder if there will be any pools or streams that are nice and clean? Though more than likely the weather will turn and it will be rainy and muggy and miserable, but hey
What are you averaging on calories per day? Are you (unconciously) being more active or energetic in what you're doing and therefore needing a few more calories? Just a thought