|The infamous dress.|
This pic was from
when I first got it.
Jerry and I both got on our hands and knees looking for the hook. I managed to find it and sew it back on. I can get in the dress and zip it, but I can't take a deep breath in it. The dress fit wonderfully when I bought it, but five pounds makes a big difference at this size. When the bride insisted we buy our dresses in April, I had a feeling this would happen, and was tempted to order a size up, but felt like I'd manage to maintain my weight.
Anyway, I'm just going to go easy on the sodium for the next couple of days, and hopefully that will be enough to make the dress more comfortable. I just don't understand it, because I didn't binge, I was 100% on track, and felt great! Until I tried on the dress. What a way to ruin my mood.
At around 7:00 last night, our power went out. I kept waiting for it to come right back on, but no such luck. There wasn't a storm (yet), but it was kind of windy. We lit some candles, and Jerry and I ended up spending the evening with a glass of wine and chatting. It was actually really nice to have the TV and computers off for the night. By the time we went to bed, the power was still out. Finally, just before 11:00, it came on.
This morning, my dad was off work and wanted to walk the kids to the bus stop, so I was able to head out earlier to run. I was all ready to run on the treadmill, but changed my mind at the last minute and went outside. I was expecting it to be really hot, since it was in the high 90's the last couple of days, but it wasn't TOO bad--"feels like" temp of 72 and humid.
I felt pretty good for the first mile, getting it done in 8:32, but I slowed way down after that. I felt like I was still running a sub-9:00 pace, but I finished the second mile in 9:01. I was discouraged when I saw that, and just kind of decided to run however I felt like running, and not push too hard to get the 8:58 pace (read: be a big baby that I didn't hit my target). Miles 3 and 4 were still in the 9's, and then I ended up having to turn onto a side street to avoid a bunch of construction on the road. Once I turned, my energy seemed to pick up, and I managed sub-9's for the rest of the run.
About a week ago, there was a deer that was hit by a car on the side of the road. I dread going past it, because it stinks, obviously. Today, I thought it was gone, and I saw what looked like a piece of cardboard laying there. When I got up next to it, I noticed the "cardboard" was moving. There were millions of tiny worms crawling all over the deer carcass, and I couldn't even see the deer anymore. So gross.
I went to TJ Maxx yesterday to look for a possible marathon outfit. I wanted to get a tank top that had a wide enough back for writing something on it. I have iron-on letters, so I'll probably just use those to make a race shirt. Anyway, I found this purple and white one for $10, so I wore it today to try it out and see if it was comfortable. It felt fine, so now I just need to come up with something to put on it.
I ended my no-peanut-butter streak today :) It wasn't an impulsive decision; I'd actually been thinking it over for a week, and decided today would be the day. I went 10 weeks without peanut butter! I never expected to make it that long. But I really missed it, and decided that if I can manage to eat it without bingeing, then I can end my streak early. I'm still not going to buy my new dishes until after the race, though.
I had peanut butter twice today. For breakfast, I made my old favorite of oatmeal with peanut butter, chocolate chips, caramel, and coconut; and for dinner, I had a Fluffernutter sandwich. Yes, peanut butter is just as good as I remember! ;)