It isn’t a typo. I was weak this week. Well, actually I was weak last weekend! Don’t judge! In addition, I’m posting this on Thursday evening because somewhere, it’s already Friday! Oh my friends, I hope you fared better than I did last weekend!
Hey, I don’t even LIKE pizza, but I was such a glutton last weekend I would have walked right up to a slice and slathered it all over me!
Roman came to visit last Friday, and on Saturday evening I cooked up a storm of a dinner for all of us—including Bonaparte’s daughter and her family.
And I had no will power.
Yes. Let’s. Let’s Taco about my weakness when it comes to food!
While out and about on Saturday afternoon with Roman, we stopped at the new Taco Bell by my home. We had to do it because when Roman was in high school, it was one of those places we stopped by all the time. And it brought back memories of when he was playing JV Baseball and I ran to get Taco Bell for him and his team mates. I got into a lot of trouble from the coach for that bad mom move. The good moms brought oranges to the games!
Anyway, while Roman ordered half the menu, I devoured gingerly snacked on a cheese quesadilla, which was 11 Weight Watchers Points. Given my 30 daily point allowance, the 11-pointer was setting me in the right direction.
Yum. Yum. You have no idea how great 11 points can taste! I can’t even drive past Taco Bell because the temptation is too good. What would Jesus have done in the desert for 40 days if there was a Taco Bell? I’ll tell you what he would have done. He would have caved!!!!
Until aperitif time. I’m so weak. I had a couple of aperitifs and appetizers. Then I had a bit of lemongrass chicken but I had quite the portion of my macaroni/shrimp salad. I couldn’t help it. Dessert was the frozen nougatine that I made.
I fared no better in the consumption department on Sunday. We headed into Philly and walked a lot, but I enjoyed nice Bourbon and the spicy green beans that Roman bought.
Just in case you didn’t read my Philly post, I enjoyed a nice shot of Jim Beam followed by a chaser of Diet Coke..
..and we feasted upon these spicy Bloody Beans. To be honest with you, I figured the beans would clean out my innards because they were so spicy and I would lose some weight with the cleansing. My asbestos stomach wouldn’t allow it.
Dinner was another gluttonous event. Right outta the film “La Grande Bouffe”.
Might I suggest watching the film. It’ll change the way you think about a big feast!
Oh. And since Monday was a holiday, there was more stuffing my face drinking and eating.
I felt like a stuffed bird by Monday night!
Yes. This is me after the three-day weekend!
Was I ashamed? No—and I should have been a bit ashamed because I have no willpower at times. But, I was with my son and having a great Labor Day Weekend.
What’s a Holiday weak-end without a delicious burger and all the trimmin’s??
And the 3-day Holiday weekend is over. And I paid for it when I stepped on the scale Tuesday morning. I gained two pounds, bringing my weight to 162.
But—the past few days I went off carbs. Drank lots of water and ate small and healthy portions and am happy to report that my weight is a pound lighter than it was last week.
Bonaparte knew I was upset and he surprised me by making this healthy salad for our dinner last night!
I managed to take a little bit of the leftovers for lunch today. Look at that tomato. This year was an excellent tomato year!
Lesson learned! Have willpower and don’t be weak. And now I’m encouraged with that small loss.
My weight after dinner this evening. AFTER dinner!! Despite my weakness, I managed to lose a pound. I’m pumped!
With the heat index in the mid-to-high nineties here in the Philly ‘burbs, the summer clothing isn’t going to be packed away for a while.
But I want to touch upon something. Dressing while losing weight. I’m not a fan of boxy clothing. Even at my heaviest, I still like a fitted item of clothing. And, while losing weight, I also want to keep the “look” simple. It’s just too hot for accessories. Wearing a heavy necklace would do me in and wearing a scarf would have me sweating.
And today, I kept it hot-weather simple. I wore a simple t-shirt dress. I am so happy that Old Navy brought this dress back for another season. I purchased two last year and three this year. My closet has two black, two gray and one blue of this baby. I paid $15 for this dress and love it. There is a bit of stretch and the bust line has darts to give it a good shape. The sleeves aren’t too short—they are an actually “short” sleeve.
This is a great dress to wear during weight loss because the stretch will kind of shrink as the body shrinks.
Even though I didn’t accessorize with this dress, I wore nude Repetto ballet flats, my watch with the brown leather wrap around band and carried my Longchamp leather bag in the caramel color. See what I mean about being fitted? You do NOT have to be skinny or lean to wear a fitted dress!!
What do you think?
I also cut bangs into the topper I’ve been wearing. It’s too hot for a wig and my hair is in such dire need of a root job–the thinning is worse than ever too. I’m plopping toppers on my head these days. Bangs make it look a bit more natural!
And for my weakness. It’ll pass. All Things Must Pass. George Harrison (RIP my favorite Beatle) said so: