Friday night after work I went out w/some friends for a drink & dinner. I got a martini, but only drank half. Then I ordered a burger & fries, but left fries on my plate. It was a splurge for the burger, but I had the points for it & worked it in! That night Mike & I went to see a band play, and I just drank diet cokes instead of loading up the points w/alcohol.
Saturday I cooked a couple different things. I made some chocolate mousse w/SF-FF pudding & cool whip free. I also tried out a lemon/garlic shrimp recipe. I will tweak things next time, but it was pretty good on top of wheat pasta. Then for dinner I made my stuffed burgers. Those are always a hit, and they make so many! I cooked most of them & froze 3 to thaw & cook later.
Today I decided to head to a nearby town (where I went to college) to go shopping. They closed the Lane Bryant in my town until they get a new location, so I have to travel about 45 minutes to the nearest one. I really needed a new bra and a couple shirts. Sometimes you'll have really good shopping days when you try stuff on & you're really happy with it, and sometimes you'll have the kind of shopping day where nothing fits, nothing looks good, etc. The last time I went shopping there, it was one of the bad days. This time though, I had success!
And I also had a big NSV. I got 4 shirts, and they were all 18/20s!!! I definately have the perception that I'm still bigger than I am. When I look at an 18/20 top, it looks too small to me, I think I won't fit in it. And when I put it on, I convince myself it must be too tight... because I dont' wear 18/20s. Oh, but I do! If I had been more interested in the research aspect of my degree (I have a bachelor's in psychology), I would be very interested in studying individuals that had lost good amounts of weight. I'd be interested in their perceptions of clothing sizes as well as other size-related things. For example... if a bench is full of people & there's only a space between 2 people, I don't think I'll fit, when in reality my body would fit. I just still have the perception that I'm wider than I am. Anyway, taht was just a random little tidbit.
It was interesting b/c I just wrote about how when I lived in Bloomington I ate out all the time... and I found myself right on the strip of restaurants that I used to always travel to. It was lunchtime, and I saw the Steak n Shake, Taco Bell, Culvers, and Dairy Queen that I used to always go to. And I also saw a Subway, so that's where I went for lunch! No temptation to have the other stuff! And another amazing NSV... I didn't finish my wrap. I ate about 2/3 of it, and I wasn't hungry anymore. Instead of finishing it anyway, I just stopped.
So yeah, this was a really good weekend. I don't want to get my hopes up, since it hasn't been a full week since my last weigh-in, but I feel like I've been so on-track that I *might* reach my 40 pounds this week. Whatever happens though, it'll be ok. I know I've done good, and the NSV's show it!
This is what 18/20 tops look like on me!