Monday, May 28, 2007

Monday Monday

Well my first weekend on the "revised" plan went pretty well and I must say I did pretty well at the wedding shower as well. I didn't even TOUCH the desserts...and there was a ton of them! My mother in law had ordered two dessert trays from Sobey's for the shower and they were filled with cheesecakes, eclairs, mousse...alll VERY decadent desserts. they look amazing but I stayed away. I didn't even touch the Chocolate Peanut butter Marshmallow squares and they are one of my favorites!! I stuck with the veggie tray and other than that, I had about a 1/2 cup of potato salad and 2 small pieces of cheese. So overall I did really well. I STUFFED myself with the veggies first so that I wouldn't be tempted by the desserts. for dessert, I stuck with the fruit tray. I was pretty happy with myself afterwards. I think the secret to my success was that before the shower I had went out and bought a Mars bar and left it at home. The whole time I was at the shower, I was thinking about my Mars bar and how great it was going to taste!!! When I finally got home and was able to indulge, it was heaven!! Everything I expected and more! All in all, I would say I did pretty good on my weekend challanges. I know I am still carrying around a few extra lbs though from last weekend's splurge (I think I honestly gained about 5 or 6 lbs!!) but I know it will come off it I keep it up. My next WI is on Saturday so I need to work my butt off to get back down there.

I also had a great NSV on Saturday. It was 35 C on Saturday and it was sooo hot here in New Brunswick, I think we were experiencing a heat wave. When I got back form my walk on Saturday morning, I couldn't stand the thought of putting on jeans and I didn't have any shorts or capris that fit me anymore so I went down to Suzy Shier in search of a cute jean skirt to wear to the shower. With my best friend in tow, we searched and searched and took about 7 or 8 different shorts/skirts into the changing room. Well I found the CUTEST little jean skirt in a size 9!!!! And I happened to notice that it was just a little loose around the waist so I asked my best friend Ryan to grab me a 7 just to be humorous....well I tried it on and IT FIT!!! I couldn't believe I had gotten myself into a 7!!!! 7!!!! I saved the tag and I am thinking about framing it :) Granted it was a skirt and they tend to fit a little bigger anyway and it has lots of stretch in it... but I don't's a 7!!!!

That was my weekend in a be quite honest I must say I did have a few glasses of wine Saturday night when I got home but it was just what I needed after such a long day planning the shower, decorating and all that jazz. How was everyone's weekend??


  1. Your determination is incredible, Carolyn - great, great job on resisting all of those desserts!!! And excellent idea about the Mars bar at home!

    And woo hooo on the size 7!!!!!!! Definitely a NSV - but a HUGE outcome from all of your dedication and hard work.

    I admire you, and you inspire me soooo very much.

  2. I am SO proud of you on so many counts. First - a size 7 skirt! Hello skinny-mini! I am also impressed at your restraint at the Shower. I find environments like that where everyone uses food as a form of socializing are the hardest to control myself in.

    Good for you, those few pounds from last weekend will be gone in no time!

  3. whoo-hoo on the size 7! That is great! I don't even remember the last time I was a 7...I don't think I ever was!!!

    Good planning with the Mars bar at home. That was a great way to remind yourself that you would have a nice portion controlled treat soon enough!

    You will be at your goal before you know it my dear!

  4. Yay! You rock!! Size numero 7! I can't even imagine that! You look so great and you're doing awesome!!!

    And it's always nice to have those Mars bars, sometimes *wink wink*

  5. Wow, a 7!! I can't wait to fit into that size again.
    Congrats on eating well at the party... that was a good idea to have a Mars bar at home for a reward!
    Have a great week!

  6. Congrats on getting into a size 7!!!!! Your Mars bar idea is great. . .I'm going to start doing that when I go out. . .tonight in fact!

  7. Congrats on the NSV, that is awesome that you fit into a 7! It's such great motivation to keep on trucking when you have a NSV like that.

    As far as the shower went, it's amazing how the thought of that mars bar sitting at home can keep you on track! Great job avoiding the desserts and filling up on fruits and veggies!

  8. Yay!!!! OMG!! Size 7!!! That is so amazing!! You should be really happy/excited/proud of yourself.

    That's an awesome idea to have a treat waiting at home. I think I might borrow that idea next time I have to go to a party with tastey treats.

  9. Awesome Carolyn!!
    I have to say I am pretty impressed with your will power!! I don't know if I would have been able to avoid that dessert tray! Way to go on keeping your mind on the Mars bar waiting at home! :D

    WOOOoooHOoooo for size 7!! High five! I'm super excited for you!! :D


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