I am not sure how I made it through today though. After I weighed in this morning all I think about was chips...yummy Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips. I am pretty sure with the crazy work week I am having that I could eat my weight in them. I am now mentally calculating how much space my weight in chips would take up....a good size room I would imagine.
I made a deal with myself on the way to work this morning. I had to stop at Walgreen's to pick up some pictures I had ordered. My deal was that if they had Lay's Sour Cream & Onion in the small bag (the beautiful green bag) I would get them. If they didn't, I wouldn't get any chips of any sort. Well, it was a good day for "dieting" at Walgreen's - not a small bag of Sour Cream & Onion to be found and believe me I looked! Then when I got to work, I received word of an impossible deadline. Ooohh I wanted those chips!
So bottom line...one thing I know for sure is that I am a stress eater. And apparently the solution is to not have junk food lurking around.
Back to the weigh-in. Last week I had gained 2 pounds. This morning I was down 4 pounds. That made me very happy. Not only did I lose the 2 I had gained, but an additional 2 for this week. Puts me right back on track. Even more exciting is that I hit a new new milestone. Part of me would love to announce to the world what that milestone is, but the part of me that doesn't want my blog reading husband to know how much I weigh won't let me :) Please no guesses in the comments, but I know there are some ladies out there that know what I am talking about! I will confess that I have lost a total of 30.8 pounds.
In other exciting news, I have more clothing options for my bottom half than I think I have EVER had before. There is not a single pair of jeans in my closet that I cannot wear. Or a single pair of shorts/capris in my drawer that I cannot wear. I believe there is one lone pair of pants that I can't fit into. Obviously, I am not cured of buying too small clothes because I bought these that particular pair of pants on clearance this summer - $5 if I remember correctly.
Although it is great that I can now wear everything (except the new pants) there is a serious lesson to be learned. I found a pair of pants in the closet this morning that still had the tags on them. I tried them on and they fit, but that doesn't mean they look good on me. They are plenty big, but not at all flattering. They are a bit tight in the waist and super baggy in the crotch (ugh...I hate that word). As I cut the tag off them I was glad to see I bought them on clearance and only paid $3.74. Only $3.74! But was it really worth it to have them hanging in the closet for years only to find out the pants don't flatter my shape? It didn't make me feel good in the least to wear them.