Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Great NSV

First of all, Thank you so much for the support and encouragement! It is so amazing to come on here and feel the support through your comments. It's exactly what a girl needs to hear! You guys are all such an inspiration and somedays, reading your blogs are the only thing that will keep me on track.

I'm still reeling form my big loss yesterday but last night was another story. Last night I found out that stress really does trigger binge eating, in my case anyway. Sunday we had to move EVERYTHING out of our apartment because they were replacing the carpets. So all day Sunday and Monday we were living in total chaos. We couldn't find anything, we could even get into the kitchen, it was just a mess. So last night we have to go for a workout right after work, visit with hubby's parents as they just got back from a 2 week trip to Dominican (lucky lucky!) then come home, eat and move all of our stuff back into the apartment, clean, and try to get everything back to normal. By 9:00 I was exhausted. I kept walking to the fridge and mindlessly looking in. I opened the freezer and saw a frozen tub of light Cool Whip and I just sat there and stared at it thinking "Frozen Cool Whip would be heaven right now, it would honestly be the best thing I have ever tasted....but I held back. I ate my 2 cups of frozen veggies. Then I walked over to the cupboard and stared at those Caramel Chocolate Chip rice cakes for a good long while. I knew I wasn't going to break or fall off the wagon but I just kept thinking how good they would taste. Then I thought to myself..Would cool whip and rice cakes taste as good as losing 7 lbs felt?????? Then I got my answer NO WAY!!!!! So it just goes to show you that stress and fatigue may trigger a good binge.

Yesterday I forgot to tell you about an NSV I had on the weekend. I went bridesmaid dress shopping.....the dreaded "please don't make me wear a peach taffeta dress" bridesmaid shopping. I was a little nervous because those dresses always run so darn small and I was worried that I would put on a 14 and it would fit perfectly. I am the maid of honor in a friend's wedding so three of us headed out to the bridal shop in search for a dress. The wedding is a black and white wedding so I already had that going for me since I look hot in black. Plus black tends to hide the little bumps and lumps. Well I tried on a size 14 and it was floating. I had to hold it up to keep it on which made me feel fantastic but the real thrill came when the bride handed me a size 10. I looked at her and said, I'm not going to be able to zip that up! But she made me try it on and wouldn't ya know.....IT FIT!!! And it is the dress we are going to order. I won't be ordering it until about August so I am hoping to be ordering a size 8 by then! I was so excited. I left that shop with a swing in my hips let me tell you! To make it even better, the dress is adorable and I could totally wear it again. Who doesn't need a little black dress??
Hope every one else is having a GREAT week! Can't wait to read up on all your blogs!!


  1. Holy NSVs! Especially about the dress, that's amazing. Do you know how TINY a size-10 bridesmaid's dress is?!

    I like the idea of asking if the junk tastes as good as the weight loss as I'm about to reach for it. I think if I did this on my binge-y nights, I could really help reform bad habits. So, thanks for the great idea. :)

  2. wow - as NSV's go - that's a doozer!! Way to go, way to go, way to go!!

  3. Stress and Boredom are two of the biggest triggers for me. It's amazing how I get bored and I find myself wandering around the kitchen wondering what I'm going to eat next, haha. Congrats on not giving in to the stress though, that's a NSV in itself.

    Also, congrats on the NSV, it's amazing when you put on clothes you never think will fit, and they do! Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?

  4. that is so great that you held back! I don't know that I would have it in me these days!

    And WTG on the size 10! That is so awesome, girl!

  5. 7 POUNDS?! That must have felt amazing, you go girl!! Ah, the dreaded bridesmaid dress shopping. I've done it four times. This week last year (May 13) I was a bridesmaid for my brother's wedding and I wore a size 12 dress and weighed 168 and looked fantastic. Um, now I'm 222 and couldn't slip a leg into that dress, yikes! You will definitely have a great time at the wedding when you look awesome and feel confident. Oh, and I'm so proud of you for not giving in to the temptation to eat bad food when things get difficult, you're an inspiration Carolyn!

    Take care,

  6. oh man oh man what an amazing NSV, you are doing so great and I read yesterday;s post wow wow wow 7 LBS what the hell!!!! I am sooooooooooo happy for you, man all that hard work has really paid off, YEAH BABY!!!

  7. You need to change your blog name.. to SEVEN POUNDS AT A TIME!!!! (HEHE) My heavens.. I hate to sound unhip........but what's a NSV? YES..I AM UNCOOL! Just tell me what it is!! Signed..Your old fashioned..not with it.... mother!

  8. wow, that's an awesome nsv!!! way to go!!!!! and what willpower you have to not eat the cool whip and rice cakes, i wouldn't have been so strong, then again if i was stronger maybe i would stop gaining??????? you'll definitely have to post pics when you get the dress (i know it's not for a while :o)


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