Sunday, February 22, 2009
I had a nice long weekend. Friday was a sick day for a doctor's appointment, so I had three days off. Yay!
Yesterday I went to a bridal shower for a friend who I haven't seen in almost two years. It was so nice to see everyone I used to teach with, but it made me miss them a whole lot, too. Last night I went to a spaghetti dinner with my mom - I made sure to really think about what I was eating and not go crazy (I LOVE spaghetti). I didn't eat the bread that came with the meal (it was just plain white bread, so I didn't think the calories would be worth it) and I didn't get croutons on my salad (I saw how many they put on - again, not worth it!). When I was full of spaghetti, I covered my plate with my napkin. No need to overeat there.
On Friday night, I went out with a friend to a movie and dinner. We went to Applebee's (I've been there a few times this past week) where I got a small (4 oz.) steak, boiled potatoes, and broccoli (one of their "Weight Watchers" meals - it was pretty good). My friend got an appetizer of buffalo chicken fingers bites and a Caesar salad. I wasn't eating any of the chicken bites, and it seemed to make her self conscious because she said to me "please eat some of these." I ate two. They were little, so I didn't feel bad, but I definitely did not want to eat any more. I can only imagine how horribly caloric and fattening they are! Sometimes it's hard to stay on track when my best friend doesn't eat healthy. Yet I can remember a time when I watched a good friend eat healthy and lose a lot of weight while I pretended not to care and stuff french fries with cheese and ranch dressing in my mouth every time we went out. I was jealous, but I didn't do anything about it. We ended up joining a gym together, which was really fun. We both had the money to do it, and we went a lot. She stayed fit and I lost a bit of weight. When we went our separate ways after school, she stayed on the treadmill, and I went back to the couch.
I don't know what clicked for me this time. Is it because I'll be 30 this year? Is it because I moved away from my family and friends and I finally really get to "be myself"? I don't know. But I do know that I love my new lifestyle and I love the way it makes me feel.
Wow, deep. On a lighter note, my fiance and I just got finished measuring five pairs of pants to be shortened. They will still be big in the legs and waist, but they won't be dragging on the floor anymore. Sure is cheaper than buying new pants!