Friday night was the once a month night Market at the Farmer's Market. I think we missed the first month they started doing it, but we've been there every month since. It's so fun to try some different food and treat ourselves. I did not get a good picture of Josh's food, but he had barbecue with mac and cheese and garlic cheese grits. He really enjoyed it. I had a seafood pie:
(it was very small, so I didn't feel guilty eating it)
and, a marvelous cupcake!
I didn't feel guilty about this either, as I can't remember the last time I had a cupcake. I had already made my mind up that if there were any strawberry cupcakes present, that I was going to eat one. Well, then I saw that there were strawberry lemonade cupcakes and I knew I had to have one. However, once I got into the car and bit into it, I discovered she had given me a blueberry lemon cupcake, but I found I didn't mind at all. The inside of the cupcake was full of blueberries, and the icing was lemon. So wonderful.
Now for a little food confession. I fell off the WW wagon with a big ol' thud last Thursday. I was just so hungry after lunch, and I was at work, and I dove headfirst into some cookies and cheez-its. Then I felt awful about myself and lack of self control. That night was "movie night" with the Hubbin, and when he suggested ordering pizza, I thought "why not?" Heck, if I was going to go off plan, might as well go WAY off. Here's where the heroine has an "aha'' moment: I grabbed two pieces of pizza and could only eat one... I just didn't want it. I was already feeling yucky after the cookies and cheez-its, and I don't mean "yucky" as in "self-loathing" (although there was a little bit of that)... I just did not enjoy the way it tasted or the way it made me feel. My body isn't used to running on junk anymore. I made peace with myself, and got back on plan. I didn't even worry about what I ate on our Farmer's Market date, because it was small portions and wonderful quality time with my husband. Nothing wrong with fully enjoying the moment sometimes. We had a great time.
(and can I just be vain for a moment and say that I love that my face is slimming down a little and my chin is more defined? Because I do.)
Saturday morning we went to the gym and then I headed out for a brief shopping expedition. Every year we have a work event that we have to get pretty dressy for, and every year I go to Ross to buy a dress because I'm cheap and I know I'm not going to wear it more than once. Every year I find a dress for less than $20.
When I got to Ross I filled up my cart with several dresses to try on. Not just for the work event, but dresses I liked in general. Let's just say most of them looked better on the hanger. Yikes. You can tell by my face(s) I wasn't too thrilled. Here's proof:
Maybe I should just stay away from prints??? Egads.
But I did find a suitable dress ($19.99! And although it doesn't looks super-great in the photo, it's very flattering in person) a couple of tops, some new bras, a pair of dress shoes, some jeans and a cute little printed dress (though you can't tell in the photo how cute or flattering it is) that's way too short for work, but blew Josh's mind when I put it on at home. I told him I had nowhere to wear it, unless he wanted to take me out for a hot date... Otherwise I'd have to return it... Let's just say I think I'm gonna get a hot date soon.