Wednesday, August 09, 2006

two of my favorite things, shopping and food

I went to one of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor LOFT, last night and went a little crazy with my store credit card. I'm looking for an outfit to wear to my sister's bachelorette party this weekend, and none of my clothes are suitably glam for the trip to the gay strip club that is on the agenda.

I bought a bunch of stuff last night, some of which I'm going to take back today, but I still don't think I have something to wear Saturday. I did get this green lacy camisole (picture is from the ATL website), a green shrug, a tiered brown skirt, an embellished burgandy tank sweater, and a cool tan linen jacket.

What was weird about the shopping trip is that even though I've just lost a little bit since the last time I went there, it seemed like all of a sudden, everything fits differently. Some of the tops are size medium, and the jacket is a size 10. I thought it was just that this store's clothes run big (they do sometimes), but when I came home to try the tank and shrug with my cute black flippy skirt, size 14, it was so much too big on me that it looked lumpy under the tank. Yet another day in the funhouse mirror. I have no idea what size I really need to be wearing anymore. Just last week, I bought a pair of khakis in a size 12 from J. Crew, but they looked a little tight. Maybe I should try them on again just for reference.

On the food front, Lori suggested that people might be interested to see what a typical day looks like for me on Weight Watchers. So I thought I'd post an entry from my food diary for the curious. I don't follow Kay Sheppard's food plan like a lot of the people on Angry Fat Girlz, though I think it is a great plan and admire those who do. I know that what I'm doing works for me, when I actually do it. And lately, it's been easier for me to stay in my points range, mostly because I've been doing more exercise and earning more activity points.

I have a lot of room for improvement. It's kind of scary to post this because I am afraid people will criticize my choices, because I know that I used quite a few points here on things that are kind of junky. This isn't a great day, or a bad day, just a kind of average day.

A Typical Day (28 points):
Exercise: 1 hour of walking= 2 activity points
Breakfast (5 points):

  • 2 slices of sprouted-grain bread (2)
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (2)
  • coffee with half and half (1)

Lunch (6 points):

  • 1/2 cup cooked pasta (2)
  • 2 oz. cooked boneless skinless chicken (2)
  • sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, basil, sauteed in one tsp. of olive oil, with salt and pepper (1)
  • mixed greens and chopped veggies with no dressing (0)
  • cherries (1)

Snack (4 points):

  • oatmeal raisin cookie (3)
  • 1 caramel (1)

Dinner (10 points):

  • homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, scant amount of part-skim mozzerella and tomato sauce (6)
  • carrots and celery (0)
  • 1 tablespoon of hummus (1)
  • 1 oz. blue corn tortilla chips (3)

Snack (3 points):

  • 3 cups air-popped popcorn spritzed with oil and salted (1)
  • Grown Up Soda, Dry Meyer Lemon (2)

1 comment:

  1. my friends from college love the gay strip clubs there, they say no one appreciates an outfit like a naked gay man.


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