Like most days, Thursday had both ups and downs.
Up: A loss on the scale. Despite my worry about Wednesday’s sodium-packed dinner, I posted a loss for the week — down 1.6 pounds, putting me at 213.2. Just 5 more to go before I qualify for that discount on my health insurance!
Down: Too busy for a workout. I had errands to run and contest entries to judge, making me feel too rushed to take time to exercise. Consequently, the only activity I got was hoofing it through Sam’s Club when I stopped to get dog food.
Down: Failed shopping trip. While I was out running around, I decided to head to Old Navy to check out their Rockstar jeans. I received an email about them being on sale for $19 just that morning, and since my size 16s are getting too big, I thought I might as well try on a pair.
The ad — and signs in the store — trumpeted them as universally flattering. “A perfect fit for every body.”
See? Right there. ^
Don’t believe it. They’re super-skinny and looked just awful on me. Shopping fail. Big-time. I guess I could have tried on a larger size, but the whole point of trying on jeans was to go down a size, not up one (or two).
Up: Encouragement from online friends. When I tweeted about my lack of exercise, I got a response from Prior Fat Girl Liz.
After telling her, “I think that can be arranged,” I knew I had to make it happen. So when I got off work, I fired up the ol’ RipDeck app on my phone. It had been a while — my history says my last use was on June 4. Oops. I need to check in with it more regularly.
But it was a case of something being better than nothing — and I have Liz to thank for my mini-workout. Had she not answered my tweet, I’d have just written off the day.
One last up: I remembered to track all Thursday’s eats with my new PaleoViz app. Up ’til now, I’d been lucky to snap pictures of one meal a day. Hopefully it’ll become second nature.
A day with more ups than downs? I’ll take it!