One week from today.
I'm in countdown mode for my doctor's appointment, the first since starting this diet. I'm going in 33 pounds lighter, maybe even a few pounds lighter than that (we'll see at the next weigh-in). I'll have labs done, but it will take a good week (or more) after that, before I'll know my results.
I've been reading blogs this evening. I see that a few bloggers have done a "power day" - or two - leading up to their doctors' appointments, but no one ever follows up by saying whether that paid off or not. I wasn't planning on doing anything special, but maybe I ought to ... LOL
I picked up the pants I dropped off for alterations earlier in the week. I won't attempt to try on the (now) famous size 24 jeans until a week from Friday, but I'm going to give a 24-Update. We'll see if I can get them off, once I get into them. I won't have an extra long leg material to use to my advantage next time.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I'd like as a reward for making it to my next goal, and dropping out of the morbid obesity category. I've decided on a Kate Spade handbag. I REALLY cannot afford it though. I just wanted to make this milestone special, and this bag does it for me. It is a black & cream colored barrow street anabel bag. NO, I don't have a baby, but that bag has loads of convenient compartments. The price tag is pretty hefty though, for this gal. (Let's face it, who can afford those NY prices, unless you live in NY.) I may go with choice # 2, the Kate Spade New York Travel Anabel. Less compartments, same great look, and only slightly less damaging to the pocketbook. I'm still dreaming about the barrow street anabel baby bag though, in black/cream ... maybe I have some more thinking to do on it. I just hope it is still around by the time I hit my next mini-goal. LOL
You'd think I was a fashionista, and really I'm not, which makes these things so much more special. I dangle nice carrots for incentives. (Trust me, I've rarely earned any ... until now.)
I read on one woman's blog that she is buying charms for a charm bracelet. What a great idea that was! It makes me wonder what (if any) rewards others set for themselves.
I so rarely buy anything for myself, it is a luxury, which also makes it special. My husband teased me about the RL shoes I "earned" with my last mini-goal. I needed replacement shoes anyway (always practical), but he teased me because I haven't bought shoes for myself in 8 or 9 years. (Yes, ladies, YEARS) LOL
Day 85, onward and downward, as they say ... I say, Kate Spade Barrow Street Anabel Baby Bag, here I come!