Friday, March 23, 2012
I know I recently wrote about this, but I can't even tell you how excited I am. Today I looked in the mirror while I was getting ready, and I saw some arm definition. Without flexing, without doing anything. It was just *there*. I have been working so hard on my upper body strength - it feels amazing to have something to show for it!
I'm feeling super good today. My bum looks great in my pants, my arms are lookin' fine in my sleeveless shirt, and my hair did what I needed it to do today. This is a great day.
Last night I went out to dinner with my bestie - we started planning our summer road trip to Florida. I thought we were going to Red Lobster, but she said she was in the mood for pasta. So Olive Garden it was. I'm not a huge fan of Olive Garden - I'm not really a pasta eater anymore, and their chicken dishes aren't all that good. So I checked on the website to see what the calories looked like - wow. Not too many "good" choices. So I did a mix of:
- garden salad with dressing on the side (the salad there is often swimming in dressing)
- Pasta e fagioli (130 calories for a serving - not too bad!)
- Caprese flatbread (300 calories for half - I brought the rest home to hubs)
- a breadstick (come on, they're good!)
- NO dessert!
So I consider it a successful night. This week has been insane with the eating - I miss eating at home. And tonight is another night out to eat - I am hosting a talent show at school and I don't have time to come home in between school and being there. So I have to get *something* for dinner. I think take-out sushi might be a good option. There is a great little place close to school and they have great sushi.
Good thing about last night!
I Sparked my friend! She was bummed out about her weight, so of course I went on and on about SparkPeople. And I think the biggest testament to how well it works is my success! I don't like to brag, but I'm proud of the fact that I've kept with this for over three years and I've kept my weight off. Last year's ten pound creep-up was due to not tracking my food and not Sparking as diligently as I had been in the first two years. But I got back on track, and I've lost all but three pounds of my creep - all since January! So I think she's signing up for a 5K walk! One of my little hints for her was to sign up for something because like it or not, the event will be there! So you might as well be ready for it.