Monday, October 17, 2011

Weigh In & Long Weekend Recap

162. -1/2 lb since last week and maintaining my lowest. The way I ate the last four days, I'm VERY happy with this. I've been off work since last Wednesday and you can tell.

Thursday - Spent the day with my girls. We went to the park and then walked over to Jamba Juice for a morning treat. It's nice being within walking distance to some stuff. The girls loved it and it was a special little thing for them. We did a little Goodwill shopping, movie watching and hanging out.  I also discovered Chocolate Covered Potato Chips.  Luckily, these aren't AS good as they sound.  Chocolate covered pretzels are better but I admit...they were pretty darn good.

Friday - Went out to breakfast with my girls, packed for my weekend away with Hubby (This wasn't really a weekend away...more like a mini staycation but it felt so nice to have a little "us" time). Got the girls packed, did a little snack shopping, had a phone interview for an internal posting. Dropped the girls off at my mom's house (she was kind enough to watch them both Friday AND Saturday nights), checked into the hotel and we spent Friday night at a 40th Birthday party for a friend of Hubby's. It was a lot of fun. Drank a bit too much. Hubby had his first, "Am I stuck or too drunk and that's why I'm nauseous?" moment. Turns out he was stuck and didn't realize it. Aaaah....good times. I snapped a quick pic of my outfit (had to text it to a friend to see if it looked good enough to go out in public in) and here it is below. I got lots of compliments about my weight loss throughout the night as a lot of the people hadn't seen me in awhile. And I wasn't socially inept all night so all was well.

Saturday - Hubby and I slept in...late enough to where we just grabbed lunch when we were finally up and moving. We walked around Old Town Scottsdale, remembered why we don't go down there much (VERY touristy), came back to our room, napped, hung out, did...other...stuff...ahem. Later we grabbed drinks and dinner.

Sunday - Woke up when we felt like it (so nice not getting woken up at 6:30 a.m. by my youngin's), picked up the girls. As a reward for their reward chart for the week and earning extra stars for being good for Grandma over the weekend, we went to Build A Bear. Not sure if they have this in the UK, Canada or Australia so for my foreign followers...a quick rundown. Build a Bear Workshop is a store at the mall where you get an unstuffed stuffed animal (you can pick from about 2 dozen) and they change throughout the seasons. You get to stuff them, put a little heart in them, buy little outfits for them and spend a bundle on little accessories for these stuffed animals. You get little birth certificates and everything. After spending a small fortune, my girls were so excited to have their new little friends and we had pretzel bites, let them play and made our way home. A special note to Draz - I think my youngest takes after you...She was obsessed with buying shoes for her new friend. I told her maybe she'd get some for her birthday in November but she couldn't get over wanting to buy matching shoes for her stuffed animal. I thought of you. NSV on Sunday: I have a second interview for that internal posting on Tuesday so I need an outfit (All my appropriate interview stuff is either way too big or still too small). I found a very cute brown skirt and jacket at Sears and the skirt is a size 12 and the jacket is a size MEDIUM! The jacket's a bit stretchy which explains the size difference but still...a MEDIUM!!! I'll take a pic after my interview on Tuesday to properly give credit to this NSV.

So there we are.  Back at work today and just not feeling it.  I have a lot of catching up to do and prepping to do for my interview.  The hiring process for this position is a bit drawn out so not expecting to hear anything any time soon but hopefully it'll pan out.

For your Monday DEMotivation:


Kristin50 said...

You look simply amazing! Glad you had a great weekend!

JRD said...

Sounds like a blast, my friend! And you're looking hottie-hot hot!! Congrats on all those NSVs - you are doing so well!

Amanda said...


you know I have never been stuck while being drunk! I tend to loosen up with drinking!

All in all MandaPanda I think that sounds like a really nice weekend!

My niece in the UK loves build a bear! I want a bear when I go in...but I refrain!

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend - quality hubby AND children time. Win- Win

Dawnya said...

Hot look great...and so darn tiny. I thought you had been MIA...I remember you always post from work.

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend with your honey. I'm glad you got to enjoy a little R&R. I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get that position.

~Lisa~ said...

You look absolutely TERRIFIC!!! What a wonderful sounding weekend!!

I will be sending prayers and good vibes for you and the position you're looking for!!

Nora said...

What a nice weekend! You are turning into a skinny minny:)

Ronnie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Glad you got some time alone. :)

And haha on hubs' first stuck episode. Now he's not a virgin anymore.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

A little girl after my own heart! LOVE her. You look phenom in the pic! xoxo