Size Large, The New Medium?
It is Sunday 2/10/2013. I still feel sick and bloated from that meatball sub yesterday, and it's been 25 hours. BUT just like everyday after a treat meal, I was down by 0.8 of a pound this morning. I went back and looked over my charts. Even though I weigh every morning, and it records here on my Ticker. I record my official "weight" on my own Google calendar on Tuesdays. I average between 2 and 2.5 LBS a week, which means this coming Tuesday I should be below 260! YAY......
One of my MFP friends made a very astute observation about that mealball sub yesterday, and I think she may be exactly right. I have never been much of a beef eater. <<<My grand-parents had a farm and raised pigs and cows, butchering season ruined me for life! I don't eat pork at all. I use to love turkey, but even that I only eat occassionally anymore. Tilapia, Tuna, and Chicken have always been my "Lean Proteins" of choice. But every once in a blue moon I will get a craving for a burger, or meatballs, or one of my sons flat iron steaks...he does them on the grill, and they are awesome! But even those 3 items rarely call to me.
Well since starting this plan on the first of January I have had no beef, none, nada, zip. I was trying to figure out how a little 8" inch sub made me so sick, when a huge eggplant parm meal 3 weeks ago, and a 10 inch veggie pizza 2 weeks ago, did not. This friend suggested maybe it was the beef!!!
DUH! <<<I am slapping myself in the head right now, and saying, "Coulda had a V-8"!!! How stupid of me! Of course! that has to be it! So now that that is settled....no more beef for me, and I won't miss it one little bit. :)
I am still doing well, that depressing blog I wrote a couple days ago about watching my grand-baby and the change in my routine possibly being the "Beginning of the End" changed dramatically. It seems they are only adding one day to his work schedule, so I am going to be just fine. :)
Yesterday I put on a pair of size 20 denim capris, and they fit! I was so excited! It is only February, at this rate I will be there before summer! And by there I don't mean goal. I just mean size 14. Ultimately I want to be a size 10, although an 8 would be beyond fantastic! But for me there has always been something about the size 14, I don't know why, it just always appealed to me...go figure....Also because I am shaped like a pear, hips slightly larger than my chest, I remember that when I was a size 14 on the bottom, I could wear a size medium top, and the word medium hasn't been in my clothing vocabulary for a very very long time!
Of course that was long ago, I have heard that because of the chronic obesity issue that clothing sizes over the years have slowly crept up in measurements, and that clothing that was a large 30 years ago is a medium now. I wonder if thats true? If it is, maybe I will see that size 8 after all! I remember as a young mother of 2 boys, when I was in my 20's and probably about the same weight as I am now, when I walked through the Missy's department to get to the Womens clothing, the clothing in Missy's looked like it wouldn't fit a Barbie Doll! I would be great if that has changed. If anyone reading this blog knows for a fact that clothing has, shall we say "expanded", post me a message, cause I'd love to know.
Well it's 5:37 here on the good old East coast, and I have to get dinner in the oven. Have a great night and let's all have a great new week!.............Beth Ann