Monday, November 2, 2009

New Threads

I think I'm gonna need some downtime soon.  Another whirlwind weekend.

We still have the Japanese exchange students staying with us.  They arrived Friday afternoon, very nervous, very excited.  We had pizza and fruit with a yogurt dip.  I had two thin pieces (as planned) and managed to stay within my calorie level quite nicely.  We also carved some pumpkins.  They don't have Halloween there so this was pretty fun.




On Saturday we went out to a Japanese restaurant for lunch - this made the girls VERY happy.  However, I ate too much rice and beef teriyaki.  Then for "dinner" I ate a full size Coffee Crisp bar.  But it was very good, and I still managed to juggle my day around to keep in my calorie range.  I figured it was Halloween, and I NEVER do something like that, so why not.

Yesterday we went shopping to a HUGE mall.  I am SO not a mall person, but it wasn't that bad.  Not alot of great choices in the food fair.  Why is it that healthier meals are so expensive.  I had a small side of rice and the insides of a vegetable samosa (skipped the fried batter part, even though it does taste good).  For dinner the girls wanted to cook for us.  They made a vegetable curry dish with rice.  It tasted quite good.  I've never had something like this.  At the end of the day my calories were OK, but my carb level was definitely VERY high and protein was next to nil.  Oh well, I'm balancing that out today.

My food choices haven't been stellar the last few days, but I am working hard to stay focused and not let it become an all out crazy fest.  They'll ony be here until early Wednesday morning, so it's short term.

While at the mall I had two very exciting events!  First, I bought this pair of jeans ....





They are a size 7 - wahooooo!!!!  When I got down to 135 lbs in 2001 I barely fit into a size 7, sometimes 8, but rarely 7.  I actually tried on a few size 7 jeans from various stores and they all fit.  I am finally getting to the point where I can choose my clothes for how they look instead of just that they fit.  I love it!  My husband said I should go back and get a size 5 (now he's really crazy).  Though, these aren't super tight.  The waist fits just right.

I also tried on a hoodie at Lululemon.  I grabbed the size 8 first of all, and it looked fine.  But the bottom line is I can't jusitfy spending $100 on a sweatshirt (even if it is super comfy and makes me one of the coolest Moms around).  My daughter wanted the same one and I jokingly said "maybe we can share it".  I thought she'd pop a gasket after hearing that.  So she tried on the 8, but it was really too big for her, even with another sweater underneath.  So ... I grabbed the size 6, figuring no way in hell would it fit.  Well, guess what - if fit!  And my daughter said it looked better than the 8.


I remember when Syl was trying to fit into her pink (of course) size 6 Lulu hoodie.  I remember thinking, gee that's awesome, but I'll never wear that size.  Hmmm, never say never!

I didn't buy the sweater, but I'm keeping it on the radar.  How cool is it that I can (sort of) share clothes with my 13 yr old daughter!  Sure they're loose on her, but no crazy loose.

I have some fun other news but I'm going to save it .......

6 comments:

allthingsinmoderation said...

You look great ! Congrats on your new size ! Looks like all of your hard core working out has paid off !

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

WOOT WOOT!!!! All your hard work continues to pay off! AND, further proof that the # on the scale means nothing cuz you are at the same size you were in 2001 and are a different size! You look just as amazing on the outside as you are on the inside!

Syl said...

oh a cliff hanger......

Heidi, the one thing that really stands out in your pictures (bsides the fact that you are smokin' hot) is your smile. It is a smile of confidence. I don't think I have ever seen your smile that big.

So refreshing, you have worked so hard and I am so very proud of you.

And to share your clothes with your daughter, well that's just double the wardrobe my friend!

I love my hoodie, it's my most prized possession. I think you should get one as a reward when you get to your goal. I know i keep thinking what if I lose to much and then my hoodie is to big, but baggy is in :-)

If you don't have a lu lu hoodie by the time I see you next year, I will make sure our weekend ends in you getting one...I'm kinda pushy just a little :-)
Syl

Tamara said...

This post is perfect! Before, you were 'bigger' at the same weight. Just another awesome indicator that the number on the scale is only one small way of gauging our progress.

Haha! The only thing I can wear of my 13 year old's is shoes! WTG Heidi. You are gorgeous!

Missy said...

Super cute jeans! You look great!!

Marcelle said...

Thanks for the visit and comment to my blog...
wow you look fantastic...I know the journey you have traveled - you I know are feeling FANTASTIC...