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?