Sunday, March 27, 2011
Back in the Country
I flew out last Sunday but I did weigh-in before I left. 185.8lbs. This is a huge milestone for me - 40lbs! Halfway at 3 month bandiversary! Fleeting as I'm sure it was - this is still a huge accomplishment for me.
And the hits keep on coming....I had to refresh my work wardrobe before this trip. A fabulous suit is absolutely crucial for my job & I got a great one late last week. The jacket was a size 12 - fit perfectly and even buttoned around my boobs. That never used to happen! Even better, the pants were size 10. I originally grabbed size 14 & 12 but the waist on the size 12s was just too huge. I'll admit the size 10 are a bit snug across my thighs but they fit nicely through waist & butt. Besides, in 5lbs, they will be ideal.
More than sizes, my tastes are changing, too. Usually, I would choose a dark suit with a brightly colored shirt underneath. "Black is sliming" and all that plus a garish color to draw attention up (very What Not to Wear). But this time, I went for a light colored suit (in a lighter weight fabric for spring) with a nude colored shirt underneath - all in all, it felt very fashionable. Nice change
But wait - there's more! I even bought a dress. shocking!! Calvin Klein so its very professional with sleek details. Light grey in color & I picked up some gorgeous camel stacked heels. I surprised myself & wore the dress to the first day of the conference. Now that I have a jaw line (this is new), I wore my hair up in a messy bun with larger gold hoops. I felt so put-together. Well-styled. Classic. Dare I say - even pretty?
Right before I left, I went in for my last free visit with the doc. Got just a smidge of a fill - 0.125 ccs. I'm surprised how much impact altitude seems to have on my band. Close to sea level in Munich I could eat all kinds of breads - pretzels, croissants, etc. All sorts of things that have been no-go living in Denver. And the minute I got off the plane back home....all those things are out the window again!