Oral Hygiene Day for me today, as I had my teeth cleaned this morning (routine cleaning/exam). The dentist was so surprised at my weight loss (he hasn't seen me in six months). I was a little embarrassed though, when he said, "Wow, Ann, you are really gorgeous!" Come on ... gorgeous? I'm not buying it, but I strangely felt happier writing the check today. LOL
I have a luncheon to attend today. It will be held at a restaurant that is new to me, and not likely to have many choices. I'm going to be very selective. As long as they have salad, I should be fine. These things don't bother me anymore. I'm up to the challenge, and if nothing works, I enjoy the company and eat at home (before or after). I can't afford to excuse myself this time of year. Steadfastness, my motivational word for today, speaks to that. The need to find and stick to a proper path to good health. The thing I've discovered in previous attempts, is that there is always another excuse, right around the corner. Life happens. It finally clicked that I have to change my go-to repsonses to those challenges, if I want to regain good, long-term health.
Dentist's comments aside, I have some NSVs to share today. I'm able to easily touch my fingers all the way around my left wrist now. (I've been able to do that with my right wrist for months already.) My comfy pair of gray stretchy pants have now been relegated to "house pants," because they are too big to wear in public. In fact, the only thing holding them up are my hips. (When will they finally start reducing significantly?)
I can now (barely) fit into a suit - one size smaller than I'm wearing today! I wouldn't be able to sit in it yet, but the fact I can get everything buttoned/zipped is pretty neat. Another ten pounds and I should be there comfortably. So close, so close ...
It will be fun to see what progress has been made in my size-24 jeans. This Friday is the 24-Update!
Speaking of updates:
SDDDY8 Update -
Calories today: 1713 Whoa ... over by 118 calories! So, what happened? I forgot a fruit serving until day's end, and had to decide - get some needed nutrients, or stay within bounds. I chose (this time) the nutrients. I can make up the 118 calories easily tomorrow or over the next few days. The choice was mine - and made consciously, after weighing the options and consequences.
Water today: 19