Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day Three...Or...Whose Pants Are They?

Today is theoretically day four of our diet plan, except that we kinda quit following it very closely after day two.  This was mainly due to a couple work events R had and me being on the road today.  However, we have been following it more or less, and overall we have been eating much healthier than we normally would have.

For instance, tonight we had to run some errands, and normally we would have either eaten out or grabbed fast food to go.  Instead, we decided to buy a rotisserie chicken with our groceries, and we also got a can of fat free baked beans, a bag of broccoli slaw, and some lower calorie cole slaw dressing.  When we got home, it took us two minutes to whip up dinner, and it was delicious!  If you've never tried the broccoli slaw (we hadn't) I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I haven't stepped on the scale, and I'm not sure I will, because that tends to derail me when I have been making healthy choices.  But I did go to Macy's today, because I had a job interview out of town, and there happened to be a Macy's two blocks from the office.  Two months ago when I lost my job, I bought a pair of black pants specifically to wear for job interviews, because none of my nice pants fit me so well anymore.  I knew these pants were kind of big on me last time I had an interview, but nothing that kept me from wearing them.

Until I walked into the Macy's dressing room today, caught a glimpse of myself in these giant pants, and realized I looked like a clown!  Or a homeless person.  Or something.  I mean, they were HUGE.  Holy cow.

So I bought a new pair of black pants.  In one size smaller.  Yay!


Brian said...

That had to make you feel really great...and it should. I agree with you, don't focus on the scale, just focus on the healthy food and great eating habits. You can make it happen!

Karen Peterson said...

That's so great, Janet!

I always measure my progress by how my clothes are fitting rather than what the scale says. It's much more accurate.

Yesterday, I put on a pair of jeans that, two weeks ago, felt really lose in the waist. When I put them on yesteray, they fit just right. No extra room. I was disappointed. And then I realized that I had just washed them and the last time I wore them they had stretched a bit. So, it turns out they actually DO fit better now!

Connie W said...

I love when my pants get too big!!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Throw out the scale and go my clothes alone! I swear I'm 15lbs heavier than before kids, yet I can still wear certain pre-prego clothes. I hate scales!!!

FourJedis said...

Woo hoo! What a great feeling! Congrats on the smaller size. I hate scales. They weighed me at the doctor the other day and while I'm happy with the body in the mirror, the number on the scale was 10 lbs more than what I was hoping it would be (but I feel like their scale at the dr's office is always a few extra, right?).

Jebbica said...

That's awesome! You are on day 4 and can already tell a difference? I am about to go to my 2-week weigh-in tomorrow and I don't feel any different at all. I'm not exercising as much as I'd like to be, but I've totally made over my eating. It's disappointing when you don't see much change. Last week I dropped a whopping 1.5 lbs. At this rate it will only take me 2 years to lose what I want! Kudos to you, though!