- Friday Sep 23, 2005
Happy Friday all,
Yes, I am up early on my day off. SUCKS! The reason being is Nissan. Nissan has crappy hours for their mechanics department! I have a recall on my car and I prefer to get it done before the wedding. Originally, I was going to do it over the weekend, but Nissan said they rather do it during the workweek. I cant do it during the workweek, because my schedule conflicts with theirs. So, I am forced to used my day off to do such an annoying chore. I just hope it doesnt take forever to fix the recall problem (and to do regular maintenance on it), because I have some vital shopping that I need to get done (for the wedding!!).
Anyway, yesterday started off decently. I didnt have much of an appetite, so I skipped breakfast. Why eat if you aint hungry? I ate my two snacks and lunch and drank water all day. This seemed to keep me full for the rest of the afternoon. Normally, my tummy is growling when I leave work, but not yesterday.
I got home and was in a piss poor mood. I think the car place really bugged me and I felt like I annoyed the crap out of my fiance about it by complaining too much about it. I felt horrible dumping that crap on him and kept to myself for the rest of the evening. And I realized that I wasnt hungry for the rest of the day either. I ate a meager 500 calories yesterday. Bad, I know, but my stomach wasnt telling me I was hungry!
Anyway, I managed to get some exercise in and finished the day off with a hot lavender bath. The bath made me fall right to sleep, which was exactly what I needed. The quality of sleep wasnt the best (filled with nightmares of feeling lost and being late to my own wedding), but at least I got some rest.
So, guess what number I saw on the scale today? 159! I know it is temporary, due to my lack of calories yesterday, but it was so damn awesome to see that number today. I can't wait to see that number when I actually earned it by eating and exercising properly.
Anyway, thank you for your excitement on seeing the pictures I plan to post tomorrow. It is exciting for me as well!!
Well, I will be back later on to read your entries. Have a great day and wonderful weekend!
- Thursday Sep 22, 2005
How goes it? Im doing ok. As soon as I thought my cold was gone, it surprised me with a hell of a cough a few minutes ago. Why is it taking forever to get rid of this cold? Grrr!
Anyway, other than that, I am in good spirits. I had a lovely evening with my fiance. He really liked the fact that I wrote about our engagement yesterday. ;o) Well, I had to tell the world on how I ended up with the love of my life! :o)
Last night, I remembered that we had taken a picture at the Braves game (on 9-24-04) right before the engagement took place. I hated the way I looked in my shirt in that picture! This morning, I realized that I still had the same shirt and tried it on. I grabbed the photo and showed it to my fiance. Then he looked at me and told me I looked so much better. I agreed! Anyway, this Saturday (9-24-05...a year later!), I am going to post this picture and a new picture of myself in the same shirt. I can't wait for you guys to see the difference!
Not too much new on the diet/exercise front. Only 30 more days of maintaining torture! Well, it hasnt been torture (I've enjoyed the extra eats and treats!), but I am anxious to lose the last 11 pounds in order to reach my first goal!
Well, I got some work to do so I better close. Have a great day!
Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!
- Wednesday Sep 21, 2005
Im so glad today is here! My workweek is almost over and I have a long weekend to look forward to. Of course, my day off (Friday), will be spent going shopping for my fiance and sister (maid of honor)wedding day gifts. I know exactly what Im going to get my fiance (sorry, cant tell ya, since he reads my entries religiously) and I have a pretty good idea on what to get my sister (white gold jewelry with aquamarine stones to match her beautiful eyes and bridesmaid dress). I also plan on getting a few things for myself to take with me on the honeymoon. Im sure you have an inkling of what I'm talking about! LOL!
Im looking forward to the weekend, mostly because it will be our "engagement anniversary weekend". Yep, this weekend will be our 1 year engagement. A year ago, it started with a Friday night Braves game...the division title winning game. One of the best games I've ever attended. That Saturday, we did our traditional college football deal, and on Sunday, we played frisbee and I made homemade spaghetti for dinner. After a few glasses of wine, I jokingly "proposed" to him by saying "marry me" and then went off to check my email. A few moments later, he came into the office and got down on one knee and slid a ring on my finger. I looked down and was in shock. He looked up at me with his gorgeous blue eyes and said "Jenny, love of my life, will you marry me?". I was still in shock and kept saying "yes!" "what?" "are you kidding me?" Sigh...
So, this weekend we will do the same thing. Saturday - college football and Sunday - go to the Braves game. And perhaps, on Monday, the day of our actual anniversary, I will recreate our dinner. Im such a romantic!
Its exciting knowing that I am going to marry him 31 days from now. I am looking forward to all that is in store for us...the triumphs, the challenges, the good times and the bad. I relish the fact that I no longer have to face the world on my own. He is my partner for life!
1. drink plenty of water
2. make healthy food choices
3. go grocery shopping
Breakfast: Take Heart Oatmeal with Blueberries, water
Snack: baby carrots, water
Lunch: lean cuisine, water
Snack: yogurt, water
Dinner: chicken and rice
Have a good day!
- Monday Sep 19, 2005
I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was ok. My weight successfully remained the same. I guess Im doing pretty good at maintaining such a high weight!
Anyway, Saturday morning, we went to a local pastry shop and picked out 6 decadent pastries to share for breakfast. We were able to eat four out of the six we purchased. Man, they were wonderful! I have no idea what the calories were in them, but it was nice not having to really worry about it! The rest of my food choices weren't great either. Sloppy joes for a late lunch and 1/4 of a spinach quesadilla for a light dinner. But, I did manage to drink nothing but water all day, which is a first on college football Saturday. The old me would down like 8-10 imported beers!! LOL.
Georgia Tech did well without their star quarterback, who was in a hospital for viral meningitis. They beat the Huskies with no problem! My Gators did great without our star wide reciever, who ended up getting his leg broken by a UT defender's helmet plowing into him at full speed. Another one of our big players got hurt with an ACL injury. I hope they both have speedy recoveries!
On Sunday, I was curious to see the damage I put my body through with all the crap I ate. I weighed 160!! Huh? Can you say CONFUSED? It was cool seeing that number for a few moments before my fiance and I finished off the last two pastries. We spent the day exercising, cleaning house, and working on wedding stuff. I CANT wait to be done with this planning. Im so SICK of it! Anyway, I didnt eat any food until dinner time. We went to a nice steakhouse restaurant and enjoyed some nice steak and merlot.
My fiance essentially fell asleep as soon as we got home, which was around 7pm. Big time bummer, because I was looking forward to an evening of talking with him. Oh well, what can you do. I went to bed early, due to boredom. I spent most of the night coughing, so I didnt get any additional sleep. This stupid cold sucks!
Anyway, at least I had a good weekend of pigging out. Time for me to get back on track during the workweek, so I dont gain weight and not fit my wedding dress next month!
1. eat light
2. drink plenty of water
Breakfast: Kashi Heart to Heart cereal, half pint of blueberries, skim milk
Snack: FF yogurt, water
Lunch: chicken with almonds and veggies, water
Snack: baby carrots, water
Dinner: grilled chicken and corn on the cob
Have a good day!
- Friday Sep 16, 2005
Thank goodness today is finally here! This has been one ruff week for my poor body! As you know, I've been dealing with some kind of weird allergy/sinus/cold thing all week. I've had an annoying dry cough, scratchy throat, and tons of sinus pressure. Well, last night sucked because of it!
First off, let me tell you how the run/walk race went. Well, we rode MARTA (metro) down to GSU (Georgia State University) and walked what seem like a mile to the event site! The walk itself wasnt bad, but the heat was horrid! I felt overheated from walking in the 90 degree sun! Once we got to my fiance's company's tent, I cooled down. I drank 4 bottles of water to rehydrate myself before the actual race. Then we walked another half mile to the starting line.
The race itself took 90 minutes to complete because of the thousands of walkers that participated in the race. Somehow, we ran into two of our friends who were also participating in the race. That was kind of cool. The best part was that the weather cooled down signficantly and I didnt overheat at all. It was also pretty neat that bystanders cheered us on throughout the race route. At the conclusion of the race, we got a complimentary t-shirt and other free items.
My fiance's company provided us a free dinner. I didnt eat much, other than some fresh fruit and few small samples of cookies that my fiance picked out. Most of the food provided was healthy stuff, but it didnt taste good at all. But I am kinda thankful for that, because neighboring tents were feasting on BBQ ribs, chips, cookies, and beer, which are things I would have pigged out on (I was STARVING). What a way for companies to promote good health at a fitness event, LOL!
Anyway, we left soon after dinner was served and walked the mile back to the train station. Whew!! It took forever to get home, which was about 10pm. My dog was estatic in the fact that we were home again. The poor thing only had about an hour outside in the yard for the entire day. I felt horrible leaving her home alone for 15 hours. I will make it up to her this weekend!
I think we ended up in bed by 10:30pm. And thats when my night truly began...
It all started with me feeling restless, so I moved to the spare bedroom so I wouldnt disturb my fiance. I spent an hour dry coughing, sweating, and tossing and turning. I was burning up! I couldnt stop coughing and I felt like I couldnt breathe, which led me to hyperventilate and have a panic attack.
I stumbled into the main bedroom and woke up my fiance. I immediately started crying, which made him jump up in concern. I ended up running to the bathroom and vomiting. What had happen was that the constant dry-coughing caused a gag reflex reaction! By then, I felt as if I going crazy because I was crying to God to help me stop coughing. I managed to calm down a little bit and went to lay back down. I was drenched with sweat and laying under the fan at max speed. My fiance found some medicine to help me form a wet cough (I had dry cough last year as well!). Thankfully, it also made me drowsy and I fell asleep for about 4 hours. Around 4am, I woke up with an extreme headache and I took some migraine medicine and fell right back to sleep.
When the alarm went off at 5am, I felt exhausted....but my head felt clear and my throat felt nice. Before I left work this morning, I took a shot of cough syrup, just to be safe!
And now, I am at work, working on my SECOND cup of coffee. Its been a while since I've drank 2 cups of coffee at work. The worst part is that it is MCDONALD's coffee, which tastes like crap. But hell, all Im looking for today is a caffeine fix!! LOL. At least I used my FF creamer instead of their full fat stuff like I used to do.
I called my sweetheart a little bit ago. The poor thing is dragging, all because of my sickness. He refused to leave my side though, because he was worried about his Sweetpea! Sigh...love is a wonderful thang!
Today is gonna be a great day at work. First off, my boss aint here! That means peace and quiet, no stupid jokes, and no sexual harrassment! And with him not being here, I can totally bum out with jeans, flip flops, my Gator t-shirt, and ponytail! But, with the boss being out, most of my office mates will leave early, leaving me to hold down the fort. Yaay... :o(
Anyway, its Friday! And tomorrow is college football Saturday! I CANT wait to watch the UF vs Tennessee game! The Gators are favored by 6.5 points! Go Gators!! I can't wait to see how the Miami - Clemson game turns out (go Clemson!) and the FSU - Boston College game ends (go BC!). And of course, I have to cheer on my fiance's Yellow Jackets. They are playing the UConn Huskies. Should be interesting!
And Sunday, if the weather is nice, we may drive up to Helen, Georgia to enjoy their opening weekend of Oktoberfest!!
Well, I best get goin'. I got a busy day today!
1. water, water, water (still feel dehydrated from last night)
2. take doggie on much deserved walk
Breakfast: 1/4 cantaloupe, whole wheat english muffin topped with LF cottage cheese, 2 cups of McDumpy coffee (equals 1 large coffee from McD's)
Snack: sliced apples, water
Lunch: rosemary chicken and rice, water
Snack: a juicy ripe nectarine, water
Dinner: Hmmm....prolly something light for me
Have a great day and wonderful weekend!
- Thursday Sep 15, 2005
Man, this has been one busy morning!! I've been responding to emails, diary entries, and working ahead on my reports here at work! I've also been reading up on college football (my fall-time passion!) and New Orleans. Did you guys hear the news? New Orleans may open (to the public) the French Quarter and Central Business District next Monday! Awesome! It excites me that they are getting back up so quickly. Im hoping they will be 100% by next spring!
So, I slept like crap last night, thanks to my weird cold/allergy thing that Im trying to recover from. I woke up with a really bad sinus headache and coughing my brains out, which hurts like hell, by the way! I rather it get worse instead of linger in the beginning phase of a cold! Bring it on!
Yesterday was a good day. My fiance gave me wonderful compliments and looks to the outfit I wore to work. Nothing fancy, just jeans and a sky blue form fitting v-neck 3/4 sleeved cotton shirt, and tan opened toed high heeled sandals. Little did I know what he started. LOL. I got all kinds of looks yesterday...from both females and males. I did look pretty hot, haha.
Anyway, the weirdest thing happened yesterday after work. I was waiting in line to get on the bus when I heard some man say "Miss?" "Miss?". Im like, who is this dude talking to, so I turned around as I was sliding my fare card and this old creepy man was staring at me from the sidewalk. He made eye contact with me and said "I walked all the way over here to tell you that you are so very pretty". I was baffled at this and all I could manage to say was "Okay?" and turned back around to head to my seat. I mean, what was that all about? Who stops a person getting on a bus to give them a compliment? I felt horrible afterwards, because I normally say "thank you" for any compliments, regardless who it comes from. I looked for him after the bus pulled away and he looked disappointed. So sad...
Later, I told my fiance about it and he basically told me to get used to all the compliments. I jokingly said, maybe I should just pile the weight back on so I dont get as many. He didnt like that idea so much! Truthfully, neither do I!
This morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and REALLY liked what I saw. It wasn't really my body that got my attention...it was my facial expression. I am happy and it really shows!! I then took some time to really look at my body and actually see the physical difference in myself. My legs are so much leaner, which I think makes me look taller (YAY!)! My stomach is flatter and I think even my chest is a little smaller (Thanks goodness!). I can honestly say that I look and feel good!
Oh yea, I've been meaning to tell y'all something. Today, my fiance and I are doing a benefit walk tonight with his company. It takes place here in downtown Atlanta and after the "race", his company will be feeding us dinner inside Turner Field stadium on the baseball field! Im excited to just walk on the same ground as our Braves! Of course, Im more excited in doing this walk for a good cause!
With that said, I have to leave work early today (darn!), so I can go home and take care of the dog. She needs her potty breaks and some exercise. Depending on what time I get home, I will play with her in the yard. Should be fun!
Well, I better close. I have some stuff to finish up here at work before I leave for the day!
1. water, water, water
2. have fun at the walk!
Breakfast: 1/4 cantaloupe, mini bagel with lite cream cheese, 1/2 cup of coffee, water
Snack: nectarine, water
Lunch: grilled chicken caesar pasta salad, water
Dinner: no freakin' clue!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!
- Wednesday Sep 14, 2005
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How you be today? I am doing pretty good. I got an annoying headache, scratchy throat, my sinuses are stuffed and aching, and I have a stiff neck....but other than that I am fantastic!
Last night, I watched The Biggest Loser 2. I have been looking forward to this show all year. The reason being: ME!! I watched it last year, desperately and hopelessly wishing to be thin, healthy, and happy. And now, as I watch it this year, I will reflect on how far I have come since this this series began.
The show really tugged at my heartstrings last night. Hearing those overweight people admit their disgust/disappointment with themselves and talking about their dreams of being healthier and happier really hit home. I cried along with them because I recognized that pain they were expressing so publicly. All of the contestants were great, except for one, and he got voted off last night. He wasnt committed to teamwork or giving 100% to his weight loss effort. However, at the end of the show, they did an update on him and he looks great! Too bad he missed out on gaining a few friends in the process.
Also, last night, I made a fabulous dinner of Cajun pork chops, red beans and rice, and salad. Quite yummy, if I do say so myself! On a sidenote, since I am speaking of NOLA cuisine, I FINALLY heard from one of my friends who was in the path of Katrina. She and her entire family lives in Covington, Louisiana (just north of Lake Pontchartrain). She and her family evacuated to northern Mississippi before the storm hit. It took her four days to get to her house due to all the damage. Her entire house was destroyed, but her parents place is fine, so she will be staying with them until her house is re-built. She also lost her job, due to the hurricane destroying her work of business. But she is safe...Whew! All I need is word from my Mississippian friend and I can completely relax!
Anyway, after dinner, I used my mixer and made some fabulous low fat, low sugar oatmeal raisin cookies. Yum, yum!! What can I make next? LOL!
So, as many as you know, I weigh myself each day. Right now, I still have no gain! Woohoo! I guess my combination of sporatic exercise and increased calorie consumption is doing the trick. I feel guilty not following a regular exercise schedule (actually, I am losing sleep over this), so I may jump back on it at full speed next week just to ease my conscience. I will make adjustments to the food end of things if I lose too much weight (pizza anyone?). Damn that wedding dress! ;o)
1. water, water, water
2. do laundry
3. work on wedding stuff (only 38 days left!)
Breakfast: 1/4 cantaloupe, 4 small oatmeal cookies, coffee
Snack: apple slices, water
Lunch: lemongrass chicken and veggies, water
Snack: a juicy necterine, water
Dinner: who knows!
Have a good day!
- Tuesday Sep 13, 2005
Good morning all,
I am doing a little better this morning. After my dinner and exercise, I had a relapse of pains and upset stomach that I had experienced earlier that day. I woke up a little yucky this morning, but seem to be doing pretty good at the moment. The bad thing is that my sinuses seem to be clogging up and my throat feels scratchy. Please don't let me be coming down with a cold!
I do have some splendid news to share. My fiance's house is finally under contract!! This new real estate agent got the job done in two weeks. Too bad we wasted a whole summer on the other folks! Oh well, at least it is finally done. I look forward to not maintaining two houses anymore and having my fiance's name added to my house. The bad thing is that the closing date is Nov 1...the day after we get back from our honeymoon!! What a great way to start married life in Atlanta, LOL.
So tonight, The Biggest Loser show premieres tonight. I am excited about this show. Its the only reality tv show that I like...I think it is because I can relate to it, unlike the other shows that are on. I still remember when it came on last year. I remember feeling fat and miserable as I watched those overweight people literally work their a$$es off on each episode. I felt that the only way I was going to lose weight was to get on that show. I was desperate, but also very scared...scared of failing miserably!
And now here I am, almost a year later since the series began. So much has CHANGED! I haven't been this skinny AND healthy since my college days. I finally love myself from the inside out because I now know that I am worth it!!! I have learned to treat my mind, body, and soul with respect. I now put myself first instead of pleasing others with my life choices. I've learned in order to bring happiness to others, I must first find happiness for myself.
I have had struggles on my journey like unplanned weight plateaus, inner battles, lapses in judgement, etc. But Im glad I had those struggles, because I wouldnt be where I am today. I learned how to deal with those struggles and overcome them.
My favorites were the weight plateaus....for weeks I would weigh in the same and it would frustrate me to no end. What happened was that my body had adapted to my healthy habits and started maintaining at those levels. I finally realized that I needed to add more exercise to my agenda to jumpstart the weight loss again. Ever since that day, I didnt have any plateaus (other than TOM related ones).
And now, I am at another crossroad...forcing myself to maintain in order to fit perfectly in my wedding dress next month. Boy, what a struggle this has been! Not only physically (unintentionally losing weight!!), but mentally. It has been quite a mental challenge forcing myself not to lose weight when I am only 11 pounds away from my first goal.
But, Im learning to take advantage of this temporary maintain stage. I can enjoy extra calories with treats I normally wouldnt eat while trying to lose weight and relax on exercise a little bit. And the timing couldnt be better, since I just recieved a wonderful wedding gift from my future mother-in-law: A 5 quart mixer!! During the next couple of weeks, Im going to experiment in the kitchen with it. This weekend will be a new recipe for oatmeal cookies. Perhaps, I will finally learn how to make real homemade breads and cakes!
The best thing about this new lifestyle is knowing that I now have the disclipine to handle my current weight situation. If I see a difference on the scale, I know that I have to make adjustments to my caloric intake and exercise AND act on it in order to achieve the results that I want. Feels powerful!! Meanwhile, Im using this opportunity (temporary maintaining period) as a preview lesson to learning the maintaining lifestyle, which Im sure is more difficult than losing all the weight in the world!
1. concentrate on veggies, fruits, water
2. watch biggest loser
Breakfast: Health Nut whole wheat bread topped with LF cottage cheese and fresh raspberries, 1/4 cantaloupe, water
Snack: 1 medium pear, water
Lunch: Spinach & Mushroom pizza, water
Snack: 20 baby carrots, water
Dinner: Salad, grilled fish, water
Have a good day!
PS. WELCOME BACK JENNIFER68! I've missed you so. Now, if Cynthia and Sandrella would come back, my DD world would be complete! :o)
- Monday Sep 12, 2005
I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was nice. Saturday morning started with my weigh in...no change. Yay, I maintained! I had a light breakfast and went on a 5 mile walk with my fiance and dog. It's been forever since I did one of those, due to the hot weather. But now that fall is coming, we can start them up again. Yay! Anyway, I noticed that I am in much better shape than I was the last time I did the 5 mile walk, which was probably around early May. That brightened my spirits some.
Afterwards, we went to the fiance's house and cleaned for a bit. Then we came back and started our college football Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the games without going crazy on snacking and drinking, which is a first for me. Yay! I stayed up way too late to watch the conclusion of two battles, LSU vs Arizona State and Ohio State vs Texas.
Sunday, I slept in late and we enjoyed crossaints and chocolate eclairs for breakfast. Then we went grocery shopping and had a huge rotisserie chicken meal for lunch. Dessert was a decandent brownie. We ended the day with a 3 mile walk and a movie called "The Secret Lives of Dentists". Loved it.
This morning, I am not feeling well. I am wondering if it has to do with all the sugar I ate yesterday. I feel light headed, queasy, and have no appetite whatsoever. In fact, the smell of all of my co-workers foods makes my stomach turn. I hope I make it through today, since I have no way home until mid-afternoon. Sucks!
Well, I better get back to my reports. Have a good day.
8-3pm: Lower back in severe pain, nausea, migraine headache, dizzy, sleepy...
3pm: Pain, headache, nausea gone....thanks to migraine medication!
11am - forced down some apple slices, water, water, water
2:30pm - tummy growling, but the thought of a big meal made me queasy. Satisfied tummy with 4 oz of LF cottage cheese
3:40pm - tummy hungry again, but almost time to leave work - ate 1 medium pear
Dinner time - starving! 1/4 rotisserie chicken and huge salad
Water intake as of 730pm - 112 oz
- Friday Sep 09, 2005
Thank goodness it is Friday. This has been one hell of a week for me. I really need a break from everything. It would be nice to pick up and leave the city for a few days of R & R. But alas, that ain't happenin'.I got too much crap to do this weekend to relax.
Rumor has it that we have a buyer for our house. The problem is that we haven't recieved the papers to sign to make it official yet! Anyway, whenever it becomes official, we will have to haul the rest of my fiance's stuff from the house and do some last minute cleaning for the home inspection. Joy! And of course, the wedding and honeymoon. YAY, more planning to do. We have so much we need to work on and it is only 43 days away.
ANYWAY, despite all the stress and literal headaches (I have lost count of all the horrible headaches I've had this week), I am doing good with the diet and exercise. That is a big plus! The old me would have succombed to chocolate, alcohol, and fast food of all kinds to help me cope with stress. Im so glad that those things aren't part of my support system anymore. Many thanks goes out to my amazing fiance, my darling sister, and my dear friends on here. Thanks!
On to an interesting thing that happened at work today. This morning, I noticed a co-worker who had on a nice floral dress. I complimented her on it. She responded by saying "A while ago, I purchased this dress a size too small, since it was unavailable in my size...and now I fit it and I feel GREAT!!" I was sincerely happy for her and said congratulations.
I knew she was trying to diet and had noticed a slight change in her eating habits but had no idea she was succeeding! I have noticed that she doesnt depend on the vending machines and McDonalds nearly as much. She eats a lot less while at work (she was a constant snacker!!) and concentrates more on drinking ice water all day long. Sometimes her food choices are off (chips, french fries, and hamburgers), but I have seen improvements in her overall diet. I have no idea if she is exercising, but at least she is feeding her body better nutrients.
Anyway, a few minutes later, another co-worker showed up. She is the one who has been watching her figure for years. She saw the new dress on my fellow co-worker and commented on it as well. The girl told her about how she didnt fit the dress until today and the second co-worker was thrilled for her. The second co-worker then proceeded to say something like "Wow first Jen and then you. You guys are doing great, especially Jen. I can't believe how much weight she lost. Im JEALOUS!!!" I couldnt believe my ears when she said that!!
Then, the first co-worker said "Yea, I am nowhere dedicated like Jen. She really watches what she eats while I still struggle with making good food choices. She looks fabulous. I will be there one day, I promise." I love that she promised herself this!!
The entire conversation was spoken as if I weren't there, but it was loud enough for everyone to hear. Its nice knowing that my co-workers notice a change in my eating habits and seeing the results from them. :o) I'd like to think that my lifestyle change inspired her to take better care of herself. She deserves it!
Well, work is calling, so I better close this. Have a good weekend!