Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 31 of 84 in the StSC: Restaking Lost Ground, Grooving Again, Went Swimming in a REAL (not kiddie) Pool, My New Bathing Suit... Go eat a PLUMCOT, and Finding my Cheer Again!

Tanita-san: 189.8

So back in the 180s after some weight weirdnesses and a wacky week of moods and non-bingey overeating. I'm sure all the exercise yesterday helped. I had my Pilates session, which was slightly restrained due to some breathing issues. (Allergy-related, as I'm fine indoors, but get some small attacks when I go outside. Minor, but annoying.)

Then after Pilates, I checked the pool hours, saw they had night swimming back. So, hubby and I spent an hour padding and jumping about and otherwise having wet fun. It was really pretty to be there as the sun went down with big looming fluffy clouds and palm trees. Nice. Reminded me a bit of our honeymoon way back when.

I may try to do the pool thing once a week. I hated how my hair felt afterwards and did a protein and deep condish to get my silky status back. :)  Hubby had fun, too, so once a week should be doable.

No pics, as they don't allow cameras there. But I wore a new--very cheap--bathing suit, once piece. Not a swimdress. Just a regular once-piece.  See the pic at right. The fit at the bottom was perfect. I could have used a lot more room for "the girls", but adjusted the best I could. I let my crinkly thighs and saggy butt be out there, and whoever didn't like it, tough. I put on waterproof lip stain (RED) and wore my Chacos sandals (so I didn't have to be barefooted in the shower room and risk fungus). To and from the pool, I wore my FILA tennis skirt, and quite frankly, I looked cute. Hubby complimented me.

It's nice to feel like a cute girl sometimes, right?

Oh, while I remember: GO EAT SOME PLUMCOTS. Lord, they're so good this year. I want to eat 12 of them at one go, but I limit myself to two per meal or snack. So delicious. I want to weep with joy when I bite into one. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The peaches/nectarines/apricots/plums have been very nice, but the plumcots are INSANE!!!! ::spits out a pit as happy tears trail down the Princess' cheeks::::

And on a personal "positive" note: I noticed I was cheerful again, not just at the convention, hyped by the atmosphere, but in general. The way people respond, including the kids at the pool, made me realize my big grin was back in force and I had pushed my anxieties and concerns to the back of my mind enough to just be happy again. Sometimes, compartmentalizing ain't bad.

I feel like such a doofus that I did the Monday update for the challenge and forgot to add my linky to Debbi's list. Duh, me. Sorry to my fellow challengers about that.

I hope that we can all re-invigorate (well, those of us who had bobbled a bit) and see the full 12 weeks through. Some weeks won't be ideal, but progress is progress. Let's hang in there and make it a summer of transformation.

Well, I'm off to glug my fluids and figure out what to do exercise-wise as the cloudscape is mighty scary.

I wish you a happy and healthy Wednesday.


Candy kankles said...

That swimsuit is so perdy! Im glad ur gettin ur happy goin again :)

❦ fitcetera said...

It's always a great day when the Princess has her groove back!
That's the style of my suit and I like it more and more as I'm now shrinking abit.
I'm glad you had fun at a public pool! A big milestone! Congratulations, PD!
I've never seen nor heard of a Plumcot. Now I'm intrigued.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. Mmmmm plumcots. The challenge is great because it makes you see that you're not the only one struggling and going through the ups and downs. It's been wonderful to feel so united and supported!

spunkysuzi said...

That's a cute swimsuit!!
I'm still drinking 3 cups of water before eating and it's really helping! Thanks

MB said...

Glad your big grin is back and you're feeling cute. Rock on!

Anonymous said...

Nice swimsuit. Enjoy your night swimming!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Plumcots!! They are pretty awesome this year, aren't they?

I didn't get my weekly update linked this week, either. The linky was closed by the time I remembered!

Pretty swimsuit!

Kelly the Happy Texan said...

Yay for being in the 180s! :) And that is a cute swimsuit.

I come here when I need inspiration. THanks, chick. :)