Another occasion for the naked happy dance . . . another .8 down and 2.2 pounds in 2 days.
I am stunned. I know this happens every cycle — my weight bounces around for 2-3 weeks and I feel bloated and awful. Then, as things trail off, I drop a couple of pounds. Still, every month, it’s a wonderful surprise.
Today, I wrote a list of things I will do after I reach my goal weight, which as of this morning is only 8 pounds away.
I watched the Pope on tv, for the second day in a row. Very moving stuff. Of course, watching the Pope on tv delayed my leaving for my 6 pm meeting. I called ahead, and still arrived after 630. Oops.
Most of the difficulty in leaving: I could not figure out what to wear. Seriously. Everything is too big or not right. I finally ended up with a perfect Spring outfit: a black pencil skirt, black tights (did not shave my legs), fab shoes, a lavender french-cuffed fitted cotton shirt with a chevron pattern, a black sweater that is cut like a blazer, and a silver belt. The shoes are ridiculous and very high. Normally, I toss ballet flats into my bag so I do not have to walk more than half a block in heels.
Well, I was late and I did not feel like grabbing a felt shoe bag, so I skipped the flats. Of course, that meant I ended up walking 4 blocks up and down hills to get there. After the meeting, I ended up with extremely sore feet and still had to walk back 4 blocks, now in the dark. Yay. I also had to run to the grocery store since I was out of well everything. I managed to make it through Whole Foods in my sexy secretary ensemble and ridiculous shoes without falling. Since it was after 9, I looked even more ridiculous than usual.
I also looked skinny. I mean, I know I am not yet skinny, but I looked skinny. That old self-confidence is back in full effect. It’s the clothes and the attitude that’s turning heads, but I am getting that I can appeal to someone I would find appealing.
Breakfast: Nuts! I am out of eggs and chorizo and I am lazy.
Lunch: late, late, late (like I did not eat until 230) and while on a conference call: 3 oz turkey breast grilled. 2 oz spring mix. 1 tbs apple cider vinaigrette. .5 oz feta. I love my salads.
Dinner: feta, onion and bitter greens frittata. I wanted something really light for dinner. I did not buy egg beaters since I was at whole foods and they are 2x as much. Instead, I bought a dozen cage-free organic brown eggs for $2.29. Tonight, I used two whole eggs, but for breakfast, I think I will do 1 egg + 1 egg white. I may add heavy cream just to smooth them out. It will be an experiment. It’s also a significant increase in my calories, but I am okay with that.