Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 83 - baggy pants and puffy ankles

Today's report:

Your Daily Summary

GoalFoodExercise= Net

Exercise:  Tae Bo ripped extreme, and 14 (!) push ups

My pants are all looking a bit too baggy & unflattering.  I'm happy that I've shrunk a bit, but I'm a little bit bummed to lose my favorite pants from the past few summers.  I can't really afford a new wardrobe now either.  Maybe a tailor?  Or maybe I'll just keep enjoying my bread and let the bloating help fill in my pants.  Clever, eh?  (No - I didn't think so either.)

I went to my friend's 85th birthday party today.  Her Italian family had made enormous amounts and varieties of Italian foods - eggplant parmesan, baked ziti, ziti w/ chicken & broccoli, fettuccini alfredo,  chicken piccata, chicken marsala...and then there was the dessert table.  Oy vey.

I went down the buffet line and took tiny servings of my 4 favorites.  My plate was full, but it was only one paper plate, and it included a small salad, and I passed by the yummy looking fresh Italian bread and whole wheat dinner rolls.  (bread with pasta seems a bit much, right?)  

Dessert - a brownie, an Italian jelly cookie w/ chocolate topping, and a plain jelly sandwich cookie.  So yummy.  2 glasses of wine.  I wanted very badly to go take more fettuccini alfredo, even though I wasn't hungry anymore...but thinking of adding it to my list later and seeing the fat cal's climb that high...well, it gave me the will power I needed to resist.  

It's been a good week!  If I don't overdo the starches between now and Tues morning, I totally expect a loss on the scale.  My best indicator of my water retention/bloat factor is the indentation my ankle-socks leave on my ankles when I take them off.  It's so bad sometimes that it takes an hour or so to vanish...if I change into sandals mid-day, it's embarrassing how my ankles show this sock indent.  I'm not a salt-adder.  Could it REALLY just be sugars and/or starches making me puff out?

My visual motivation for the new week:


  1. Omg, that food sounds amazing. I've tried, but there is no low carb alternative to how great real, authentic pasta tastes. You did well taking small servings!

    I'm copying that picture as perfectly toned are her arms and legs, not too muscular, just nice!

  2. That sounds like a lot of tempting food!

    I've been trying to shrink some of my trousers in the washing machine/dryer - no luck yet. I look sloppy, but I'm not going to buy new clothes just yet. No matter how annoying the baggy pants may be, doesn't it feel good to be getting thinner? :)

  3. Don't forget the salt! Probably a bigger culprit than the sugar/starch.

    But it sounds like you did a good job at the birthday party.

    And great NSV about the baggy pants. Check out some used clothing stores to find some clothes that might fit... even if you'll just throw them out in a couple of weeks. =)

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