Just yesterday the scale said 276.6 lbs. I have decided to make 275 lbs a goal for this week. Wish me luck!
Ok. So We've established I was out of town last week and the week before. Well, I was featured in Jack Sh*t's W.I.D.T.H. post on June 2! (Find that post here ==> WIDTH A Little Help From My Friends. I'm the 4th one down, you can't miss me...) I haven't been this excited since he actually posted a comment on my blog last year! (Find that post here ==> I Think Therefore I Can't?. Side note, I've come a long way, Baby!)
I didn't discover this until I ran to my internet upon my return home Tuesday. It was like getting a Christmas present that you hope you'll get, but aren't too sure you've been good enough throughout the year. I feel famous now.
Onto other equally exciting news...
I have almost won the bathing suit challenge! YAH-HOOOOO! I told you a few weeks ago that I made yet another bathing suit purchase; this one from Land's End. Can I just say they rock? I opted for a two-piece which still baffles and befuddles me. I've mentioned in other postings that, even though I am a plus-sized shopper, I do not have a plus-sized bust. This is really aggrivating when shopping for a bathing suit. I have enough to merritt underwire, but not enough to merritt a large cup area. I just need a normal size C-cup. When I buy a suit by the bra size, I end up with like a size 16 fit which isn't physically possible at the moment (<== like how I choose to stay postive here?) When I try just the "soft cup" one-piece The Girls just hang in not flattering ways. You see, perkiness just isn't part of the picture anymore.
Anyway. I decided to buy separates so I can specify a smaller top size to a lager bottom size. It totally worked. The girl swim shorts are a good fit as long as I'm not sitting at a 90* angle and one of the two tops fits superbly while the onter one will be nice for a little later this season (said optimistically). They're both the same size (in theory) but one's a halter and fits differently. I love it, but I'm new to halters so it's an adjustment. I'll be keeping that one for later this summer. My suits were delivered on Thursday.
Aren't they cute??
Moms and I went to Concierge Gym on Sunday. She did two miles on the recumbent and decided to go to the pool while I finished up on the elliptical and weight/circuit machines. I got in a 50 minute workout that felt GOOD. I found her wading around so I took off the tennies sat down and put my feet in the water. Heaven. It was great. It occured to me that I had only gone swimming once while on vacation and that just wasn't setting right with the soul. There weren't many people around and I kept thinking "I could have gone and gotten my suit on and been back by now". By time I got to round three of that train of thought I'd had enough and went to change.
I decided to throw on my new suit (that's the solid black top, not the vine halter). I pull some shorts over my shorts, throw on my white button-down I use as a summer cover-up slather on a decent layer of sun-screen (I am a firm believer in protecting your skin in the sun), grab towels and the sun-screen bottles and head down to the pool. All in all, it took me about 15 minutes. I walked right in, took off my top layer of shorts, the button-down-cover-up and walked head held high (but still looking down so I didn't miss any steps) into the pool. What a triumphant moment! To top it off, I stayed in when cute boys came in. I didn't mind when they ended up at the spots next to ours. I was a little uncomfortable, but I didn't let me get too worked up, after all, I have a great tan right now. I get out, maneuver to put more sun-screen on, and totally lay out all exposed-like on my chair! To top it off, I totally manage to get an invitation to a White Party happening in the not so distant future from the cutest one.
At the end of pool time, I get up, pull on my button-down shirt and walk out. I didn't even pull on the second layer of shorts! I'm so very proud of me. This losing weight business has boosted my confidence in ways I didn't even know needed to be done.
That's just another reason Why I Do This Here...