Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How much did she lose this week?

This box of Franken Berry cereal YUM!
-.6 pounds

I'll admit I'm a little frustrated with the slow weight loss because I've really been pushing myself when it comes to exercise. I've been so sore all week. I owe it all to the weekend eating and drinking and I guess it could have been a lot worse. Still. Going. Down.

Next Wednesday I WILL hit that 5% mark. We have no social obligations this weekend and plan on doing some extra exercise. I'm really seeing the transition happening in our transitional neighborhood and there are lots of fun things going on like a new farmers market and a garden club festival. It would be really nice if the sun would ever decide to shine on a Saturday or Sunday!

Even though I'm down about the slow loss, I had a great NSV today. I feel like I just got engaged because I've been looking at my left hand all morning. My engagement ring fits again!!! I haven't worn it in well over a year and it's so embarrassing when people ask me why I don't wear a ring! I'd almost rather say my husband was too cheap to buy me one than admit it doesn't fit! That wouldn't be fair to him though because he did indeed buy me this gorgeous ring from the Orkney Islands off the Northeast cost of Scotland. He was so happy to see me wearing it again and I promised him I would add the wedding band for my next goal. It's very wide and hard to bend my finger if it's even a little tight.

My husband is going out tonight and I get to have whatever I want for dinner. Immediately I was dreaming of all the delicious things I could enjoy alone at home in front of the TV. The world of drive-thrus awaited! In reality, I'm starting my new week by going to my water aerobics class followed by a trip to Fresh Market for some sushi.

Things are really changing. There wasn't a question as to whether or not I would blow it out during my alone time. The answer was no right away...not even a small argument with myself!


  1. That is so great that your ring fits. I am so happy for you.

    And sushi for dinner sounds delicious. Maybe I'll follow your lead since my hubs won't home dinner either.

  2. I'm more a Count Chocula kind of guy, but congrats on the loss nonetheless.

  3. Yay, you! A loss is a LOSS! One of the best things I've found these last months of working to lose weight is that I can still have sushi once a week. Love sushi. Enjoy!

  4. I am so happy that your ring fits you. That is a great sign of how well you are doing!

    Also, WAY TO GO to opting for a healthy dinner when you are alone instead of the evilness of the drive thru!

  5. Your ring is beautiful and you have lovely nails. :-)
    Any day my weight is going down instead of up is a good day.

  6. Good for you! 5% is right around the corner and will happen for you.

    You have such a beautiful ring and must be soooo happy to get it back. This is a very happy day.

    I had to laugh about you being left alone to your own devices for dinner. It really brings me back to my own blowouts and how I would meticulously plan them out. Oh, how I hope that's a true thing of the past - for both of us.

  7. SUCH A BIG VICTORY with the ring.
    When my husband could finally wear his again (wedding :) no engagement ring there) he did a little jig I KNOW he thought I didnt see :)

  8. Your ring is so pretty - I'm glad it fits again!

  9. YAY for the ring fitting! Total non-scale victory!!!