I had dinner with a friend Friday night, and she came over afterward to try on some of my old clothes. She left with an overflowing garbage bag full of stuff I don’t need any more. Some of it was too big for me, and I got rid of some others to make room in my closet for new skinny-girl clothes. Anyway, we went to dinner and I made some BAD decisions.
It all started out with the hot spinach dip with chips. Kelly had NEVER had spinach dip before, so we NEEDED to get it. (Or at least that’s how I rationalized it.) By the time our meals came, we weren’t even hungry, yet I still managed to eat ALL of my waffle fries. I also had a spicy black bean burger, but I only had a few bites of that. I seriously felt sick to my stomach, but I just kept eating. Why do I do that? Masochistic, I guess.
I had been so good all week, too! I worked out 6 of 7 days last week and made healthy eating decisions. I know it’s fine to splurge every now and then, but I really shouldn’t have done it during Jen and Annabel’s Challenge. I already knew that my reaching that 154-pound goal was questionable (and pretty much nonexistent at this point), but I sabotaged my efforts anyway. Dumb. As of this morning, I weigh 160, so I’m down 4 pounds from when I began. Not too happy about it, but I’m not hating it either. I’ve still lost weight!
Back to my busy weekend. I went to the mall Saturday to buy a new shirt. I was specifically looking for a kelly green, short-sleeved shirt. I walked into Gap, and amongst other-colored shirts of the same style, I spotted a lone kelly green shirt — an XS.
Riiiiiiiight. I’ve never owned an extra small anything my entire life. I am an M or L girl. However, this shirt looked big enough, so I tried it on … and it fit! I live in reality, so I know the tag must have been marked incorrectly, but I’m still jazzed to have an XS shirt in my wardrobe now :)
Saturday night was my good friend Elizabeth’s bachelorette party. Here I am with the gorgeous bride-to-be. (Check out my new shirt AND my new ’do!)
We began at a winery in Stillwater, MN, for a tour and wine tasting. Someone snapped a shot of a VERY happy me. I could have been super happy about all the wine of the evening, but I’m guessing I was more pumped about all the cheese and crackers we got to eat.
Afterward, we had dinner at Chai’s Thai in Minneapolis. FAB FOOD! And spicy, let me tell you! Sometimes I would stick my tongue in my water while I was drinking it.
I had the green curry with tofu. I know it kinda looks like goo, but it tastes amazing when you put it on top of rice. The green, red and yellow peppers are really good after soaking in the green curry sauce. Although I’m guessing my entrée at Chai’s wasn’t that unhealthy, the many adult beverages and 5000 crackers with cheese aren’t going to aid in my efforts.
And now onto Sunday. I attended my friend Kim’s wedding and it was a blast. Although the adult beverages were flowing once again, I burned some major cals on the dance floor.
As you can see, there’s not even anyone around me, and I don’t care! I’m not a great dancer, but I sure like to have fun out there. I’m counting it as my exercise for the day because I really worked up a sweat. I didn’t manage to take many pictures of the evening, but I’ll try to post a better one of me if someone else took one. I love that dress and I wanna show it off!
And now for the main event — the contest winner! Congratulations,
You are now the proud owner of a shiny green water bottle … if you email me your mailing address :)
That’s it for now. Later, loves.