Me with my first race number ever.
Weekend was pretty good. Friday night, we went to my oldest daughter's family dance at school. It was some music and a bunch of kids jumping around but it was fun. It was only an hour and a half out of our lives so not so bad. I told my husband as we were leaving that we should enjoy it while we can because the day will come when she not only doesn't want us to go to a dance with her but she'll want to go with a...gulp... BOY.
Saturday, we did the 5k in the morning and then I went out shopping for a new outfit to reward myself. All my stuff is hanging on me so I decided to try to find something that actually fit. I was bummed when I went to Target and all their size 16 stuff fit but looked terrible. So based on what I've read on these blogs, I headed to Old Navy. I have NEVER shopped there because I wasn't aware of the vanity sizing until I started reading blogs. Well, now that's the ONLY place I'll shop. It's soooo good for the ego. LOL. At Old Navy, I'm a size 14! Yes, you read that right, a size 14! Talk about vanity sizing! But I don't care. I found a pair of denim capris and a tshirt I liked and they were both on sale. My new favorite-ist store EVER!
Then we went to my hubby's friend's house so the girls could play with their daughters. We had a good time and stayed until around 9. This is part of my "Get Social" effort and it went well.
Sunday, we went to a Spring Training game and had lots of fun. I ate way too much including a hotdog, nachos, popcorn and yes...SODA! I haven't really had soda since being banded and it tasted soooo good. I felt like such a pig though. I should probably also say that my daughter probably ate 1/4 of my hotdog and the popcorn and nachos were shared by the entire family. As for the soda, I had maybe 6 sips the entire day. I also skipped dinner. So calorie wise, I think everything evened out.
Also, I wanted to give you all an update on the issues I've been having with my mom. Either she reads my blog (If so, hi mom) or it's just interesting timing but she's made a few comments about my weight loss lately and even went so far as to buy me new bras since I was complaining about the old ones not fitting as well. She also commented on how I need to buy some more stuff since everything is just hanging off of me. She's right and that's partly why I went shopping over the weekend. It's just one outfit but it's a start and it does feel nice wearing clothes that fit. It was also really nice to get the compliments from her and know the effort hasn't gone unnoticed.
That was my weekend in a nutshell. I want to thank everyone for the well wishes on my first 5k. As I was running, I could hear you all cheering me on in my head and it definitely makes a difference. Even though it's Tuesday, I leave you with a Belated Monday DEMotivator (I was apparently so demotivated, I couldn't get this posted yesterday):