1.15.2008

Happiness Is… or How my week went

Here are my highs and lows for the Healthy You Challenge 2008 week 3 check-in.

Happiness is…
  • An emergency root canal on Monday that has returned me to the cheerful and loving creature I usually am. Today is the first day in 8 that I have not woken up with a surly attitude filled with pain. I wanted to kiss the endodontist that helped me. I feel a million times better.
  • Eating within my calorie guidelines!
  • Scrambling at the big girl's store for a little jacket to cover my upper arm chubs for the fancy party - and finding I can wear a 14!!! I also had to exchange a shirt Mr. Black gave me for Christmas, and I could get it in a 14/16 - it is a jersey knit, which is a lot more forgiving, but I know I'm getting closer to being able to wear that size in all fabrics and items.
  • Putting on a dress that I bought 3 years ago, and having to cinch the waist!
  • Having my coworker take this photo of me in said dress and chub-cover. Sassy!

The not so happy

  • Skipped an exercise session – pretty good reason, but skipped nonetheless.
  • Drank way too much wine at said party - empty calories. Ah, well, we live and learn.
  • Now that chewing is a wee bit easier – I’m fighting the urge to eat a lot of pizza and chocolate
  • Didn't log all my meals, but for reasons of laziness rather than wanting forget what I ate.

17 comments:

Lidian said...

I am glad you're feeling better - I know what a relief it is to get the root canal done (I had a great dr too) and that is a lovely pic of you!

Heather said...

you look great in your pic! all of your NSVs are amazing! I think the definitely outweigh your cons :)

Teale said...

Sounds like overall, you had a great week! Don't you love trying on clothes to find out they've outgrown you!

anonymouse said...

Look at you! What a pretty thing you are! I'm so glad your teeth/mouth is feeling better. How much nicer to have to fight temptation than not to have it at all, right?

Cammy said...

Lots of joy in your week, despite that icky root canal! I admire your attitude!

Chubby Chick said...

Wow... are you workin' that outfit or what??? lol You look GREAT!!!

I'm so glad your tooth ache is history! :)

The Cakehole said...

I love that dress, you look so pretty in that picture!

GeorgieGirl said...

Very pretty/sassy pose! How exciting to discover you can wear a smaller size than ya thought! Sounds like a great week, other than that root canal.

Thanks for the welcome to the Healthy You Challenge! It's going to be a great year!

janey said...

You are so CUTE in that picture! So glad youare feeling better lovely. xx

Hanlie said...

Sassy indeed! Looking good, girl!

At east there are more positives than negatives. And if you list your negatives, you've got them covered...

EVA said...

You look absolutely adorable! In a sassy way of course. Cograts on the size 14/16....there's something so sweet about knowing that you are in the smallest size available at the fat lady's store...it's like having one foot out the door!

Scale Junkie said...

What a lovely picture and YAY for fitting into a smaller size. So glad you were able to get the tooth taken care of quickly.

Blubba said...

It's great to see how confident you are in that picture. Congratulations on all that hard and successful work!

Carleen said...

you look great in the pic!! congrast on the NSV's your a inspiration!! have a great week

Krissie said...

that is the cutest dress I have ever seen! I want it! You rock it!

You know, I'm a fan of wine as well. When I am somewhere (or even at home), I alternate a glass of wine and a glass of water (in the wine glass, of course). It keeps something in my hand, and keeps me with half of the calories.

But I do love wine! And sangria!

CindyPTN said...

I can't imagine the pain of a root canal. Yikes. Great job this week. A little wine to celebrate that wonderful picture is worth it!

Cherry Dolphin said...

What a cute dress! You look great :)