Since I didn’t post yesterday I will do a “Weekend Round Up” …did I just really say that?
Yesterday (the 28th) I worked on my day off by helping the Volunteer Coordinator hold his monthly training for the new volunteers at our agency. I represented the Social Work discipline and educated the group about Elder Abuse, Ethics, Cultural Diversity and Advance Health Care Directives. Our Coordinator said I did a great job & the group responded well, so there’s that.
Every time our agency holds trainings and in-services we get REALLY good food from this Italian restaurant but it becomes a problem from a Weight Watcher’s (WW) perspective since I can’t eat all the pizza and pasta I want. So instead I ate one slice of pizza and a litte bit of pasta. I have calculated a “little bit” and it comes out to 2-3 bites. I decided that I am going to say that meal was 10 points. I should probably tell you right now that I was a real rebel yesterday morning and only drank coffee for breakfast = 0 points.
I also had in mind that I was going out with my co-workers to watch one of them play music with his band and we were going to a bar that has a good reputation for their martinis and food. I wanted to go into the night with at least 20 points to my disposal and I did, which was a good thing considering I ate a delicious mushroom, swiss hamburger with sweet potato fries that quite possibly was heaven in my mouth. I purposely only ate half of the meal though because I had a feeling that all of that food would have been way over my 20 point allotment. In addition, I decided to be a real adult and order a pear martini. I say “adult” because I REALLYYYYYYY HATE the taste of ALL alcohol and would be more apt to ordering a Shirley Temple at a bar than anything else.
Dear Friends who know me and are saying “She’s lying…she lovesss alcohol”,
I love the feeling of being buzzed/drunk if the occasion calls for it. Unfortunately I have to drink in order to get drunk. Have any of you ever seen me drink one drink just to sit back and enjoy it? No, you haven’t. BECAUSE IT’S NEVER HAPPENED.
P.S. Don’t drink unless you’re 21 or you’re that angry/emotional drunk that everyone rolls their eyes at.
So I ordered the pear martini and did not enjoy it. In fact, I didn’t finish it and everyone looked at me like I was committing a crime for not finishing what I had started.
Aside from what I ate and drank that night I took a picture of myself before I headed out. I like this. I like what I was wearing and I can tell I have lost some weight. Keep up the good work, self! I also realize that black is the most forgiving color on the planet so I am convinced I look much smaller in this picture then I actually am in real life. But enough with the weird insult I’m giving myself right now. Moving on…
Today (SUNDAY) I fancied myself a breakfast burrito = 11 points. Then I visited a family friend and we hung out in her pool and played with her dog and her daughter’s dog. I think I was in the pool for 3-4 hours which was great considering it was “Valley Hot” today= WAY TOO HOT OUTSIDE. For exercise I treaded water for 15 minutes which felt like 2 hours = +2 Activity Points. It was a great (and short) workout and really got my heart pumping.
I figured since this is a weight loss blog I should post some sort of Before and After pictures of me which makes me feel so awkward it’s not even funny. Since I am a grown woman with a career that I care about I refuse to post some crazy bikini pictures of me because:
A.) I don’t want to scare anyone
B.) I need to be careful about what I post on the internets due to my profession
So although embarrassing, I am doing this for the greater good and putting myself out there. There’s gotta be at least one person that is going to appreciate this (I hope). This is me in my “practical swimsuit” that I use when I swim laps at the gym and don’t feel like having body parts spilling out all over the place when I am exercising.
So as you can see I have been working on my tan, year round. Pshhhhhhhhh yahhhhh right. I am so white, I am nearly transparent. My tattoo artist would always tell me that I had the best skin to tattoo on because it’s so white that every color would show up super bright hahahahha. Speaking of tattoos, I would like to get this one except I would like to replace this dog with my dog. It would be fantastic.
Speaking of dogs, I swam with these furry gems today:
So that’s about it. Oh wait, I ate 2 slices of thin crust pizza today = 8 points. This weekend is apparently a huge pizza party for me. I also came home from swimming and took my dog for a walk = +1 Activity points. I have no idea what I am going to do for dinner but chances are good that I am going to eat a bunch of fruit and vegetables since my body is crying from carb overload. I believe I have 11 points to eat OR 14 if I want to “eat” my activity points. But I won’t.
All in all, it was a really nice weekend and I am feeling really great. My family friend told me I look the best she has ever seen me look and my friend Amber texted me today to tell me how wonderful I look. Those words are really kind & awesome to hear especially when I wanted to quit on Friday and go into a cave to eat a few cheeseburgers. It definitely threw some fuel on the already burning fire and I am grateful that I have people in my life who are able to tell me that they can see a difference. It really means the world to me. XOXO
Thanks again for reading everyone!