Monday, May 30, 2011

After Memorial Weekend feast, now at 103 lbs Lost...and remembering the fallen...

I was able to update my ticker, as Tanita-san said a nice thing to me: 195.8

The farther I get from 200, the more I feel firmly in Onederland.

I would not have been surprised to see an uptick today, as with the family together yesterday, there was much to feast on. I stuck to the proteins (Cuban-style roast pork, had about one ounce; Serrano ham, a a few thin slices; roast chicken breast, 3 ounces) and cheese (I took an artisan platter with Mancheo, Appenzeller, and Cheddar), mixed field greens salad with avocado and tomato, and fruit. I dolloped olive tapenade on the chicken, since I didn't have any of the breads.

For treats: I had 1/2 of a teaspoon's worth of Torta de Santiago, just to taste one of my fave desserts. 1/2 tsp, and done. Got the rich almond flavor and the texture and that was it. Had some chocolate (dark) with cherries.That was dessert. Drank green tea, LifeWater sugarfree, and coffee.

When I got home and was peckish, I had a pear with organic almond butter and some lite coconut milk. And my vitamins.

I had a great time. Got lots of compliments on my weight loss and my new outfit. I wore a dress I bought at Express, off the rack. First time. Hubby shops there a lot, has for years, and I never fit into anything. I got this one last week. Size Large. Short. I got to wear my new sandals with it (had to buy shoes in the past couple weeks as my feet shrank a size and aren't W/D anymore). Not the most flattering style--I really need 3/4 sleeves, hah--but it's a milestone dress and I got all excited. Still need a better fitting bra. Not enough up room in my latest DDDD.

Here's a quickie camera pic hubby took when we went to Gulfstream Village to pick up the salad and the cheese platter:


Express Dress Size Large--and blobby upper arms getting fresh air...

Smiling at Hubby...Good day....

Slept great. And was nice to see the scale friendly after all that salt (ie, ham, cheese, olives).

And this holiday weekend,  I am very aware of the many blessings we have in our family, even as we're sad my eldest sis now has come down with Lupus (SLE). Middle sister has it. I fear it may be in my future, given how it's going with the autoimmunity.

I hope not and pray not.

Still, we have love and food and homes and laughter and leisure and work and clean water and good doctors ....and FREEDOM. And it's a great country to be citizens of. God bless this nation and it's freedom fighters, and my He bless the family and friends of all who have fallen keeping us safe and rich with liberties. May He give our leaders great wisdom so that the only wars we fight in future be the unavoidable and absolutely necessary ones...

For love of country they accepted death...  
~James A. Garfield

10 comments:

Anne H said...

I tried to comment yesterday but goofy blogger was acting a fool.
Just want to say - you look wonderful - and you are doing great!

Marilee said...

You look lovely in that dress.

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Good job on the loss! Isn't it great the farther and farther you get from 200? It's a number I never want to see in my life again! I love that dress it's super cute! Where did you get it?

Rettakat said...

I saw your progress pics, and just WOW! Lovely dress. :-)

I sent you an email, but in case it doesn't go thru, just know I totally appreciate the comment you left me. It was powerful, and meant sooo much to me. Thank you!

Loretta
=^..^=

Kelliann said...

Awesome pics! You look fab!! I really enjoy your blog, so I have chosen you to receive a "Stylish Blogger Award!"
http://lifeincareer-sis.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-first-award.html
Enjoy!!

Julie said...

You are beautiful Mir, really!!!! You keep this life style challenge of yours going and you'll be where you want to be in no time at all. I am so proud of you.
Take care and have a blessed and awesome week.

Susan said...

Tanita-san being your friend. Way to go!

lv2 said...

You look great and thanks for the important thoughts on an important day.

Debbi Does Dieting said...

I am so mad at myself when I see you doing so well. I am TOTALLY happy for you but I see where I could and SHOULD be if I didn't blow away the last month. I've gained a LOT of weight this last month, I didn't think I did THAT bad but the scale was not friendly this morning. I'm ready to get back on track. I need some MAJOR work to catch up with you! SO happy for you though!

Floriana said...

Cute dress! It looks great on you, bare arms and all. :)