Friday, March 18, 2011

A Trifecta of A-HA moments and a couple of challenges.

I must have visited my blog page 50 times yesterday.  It is my new happy place!!  (Thanks again, Jen! <3)  So, each time I would see something new and feel good all over again.  But one time as I was scrolling down, the picture of me popped up that I took yesterday and for a split second, I didn't realize who it was.  And it wasn't because of the hair!!  I truly had not seen the total impact of my weightloss until that moment.  I knew I was smaller, but I just didn't see how much.  Man, that was a good feeling.  Total A-HA moment.

Yesterday, I had another 1400 calorie deficit.  I'm really proud of myself, because I just don't usually do that well.  I think partly I'm at MY sweet spot.  But also, I'm showing some will power that I never used to have.  Don't get me wrong...I'm on a 6 week challenge and I know that is making all the difference.  I won't be able to do this long term, but it is nice to take advantage of being pumped up and lose as much as possible. the scale didn't move.  The A-HA moment came when I realized that I didn't care.  I know that I did what I was supposed to do.  The scale is either just catching up or will catch up later.  Either way, as long as I do what I'm supposed to do, good things will happen. 

I'm wearing my size 14 jeans from Cato today.  They are definitely not too big, but they aren't too tight either.  I had a thought that I should go to Cato and try on the size 12s.  Another A-HA moment came when I realized that I'm thinking about size 12s.  I have NEVER worn size 12 jeans.  EVER.  Now, I realize that they might not fit, however, to even be thinking about it is a really big deal.  YAY!

 As Spring comes and I want to start wearing shorter sleeves, I'm having a dilemma with my Body Bugg.  My upper arms and my thighs have always been my biggest problem areas.  I'm finally truly seeing them shrink and it is AWESOME!  However, now that my upper arms are getting smaller, the skin is getting quite saggy.  It isn't too big of a deal except my Body Bugg draws a lot of attention to it and squeezes it like a a sausage in a loose casing.  It is REALLY unattractive.  I don't think there is anything to be done.  I just have to keep working at it.  I'm not going to not wear the there you go.

We are going to Babe's Chicken for lunch today.  They have AMAZING catfish and since it is Lent, my BFF wants to go.  I do too!  BUT, I'm going to have to be very careful to stay within my target calorie range.  My biggest worry was the biscuit.  Interestingly enough, as I was thinking about that, Debi emailed me and told me that someone brought a cookie cake to her office today.  We made a pact "no biscuit for me, no cookie cake for her."  Whew!  That should help a lot!

Happy Friday, Blogland!



Ronnie said...

Yummmm, chicken. Avoid the biscuits but enjoy you some catfish! My grandpa (the non-shitty one!) used to be a catfisherman (is that a word), and he'd fry catfish tails for us. TOO YUMMY! I love me some catfish.

It's hard to believe how fantastic we ALL look after losing even a little bit of weight, I still can't believe the changes I see in myself so far, not even 50 lbs in (not that that's a little bit - but certainly not GOAL). Imagine how great we're gonna look when we get where we want to be though. :)

Shannon said...

you really do look fantastic! love the new layout btw.

Stacey said...

I miss fried catfish. There is nowhere that I know of in my area that comes close to making it. I was thinking about that yesterday that I really wanted to hunt some down!

Sarah-Wife, Mother, Friend, Writer said...

Your AHa moments are so awesome! You have to feel great---as well you should! The pants sizes ARE SO EXCITING!

Great job!


Dawnya said...

Your moments are great. The fact that you are seeing yourself in such a new light is a great accomplishment. I bet you are looking good in your jeans. Keep up the great work Beth Ann.