June 23, 2011

I love that feeling

I woke up feeling very thin today. Do you know those days, where you just feel thinner, even if your weight is the same? That inspired me to try on some jeans I bought a few days ago from the thrift store, and they fit very well. I was happy about that! When I tried them on at the store, I thought to myself, "I need to drop a few pounds to get rid of the muffin top before I wear these".  At this weight, a few pounds really makes a difference in the way my clothes fit. I bought the jeans with the intention of cutting them into shorts, but I kind of like them as-is. I have zero pairs of shorts right now.

"The" jeans
I hopped on the dreadmill before I even ate breakfast. I just wanted to get it done for the day. I walked 3 miles at 4.0, and increased the incline by 1% every minute--up to 12%, and then decreased every minute back down. Then I increased by 0.5% every minute. It was a tough workout! A 12% incline is serious business!

I made Asian style tuna burgers for lunch per Beth's recipe at Beth's Journey. Tuna burgers have never appealed to me, but after reading her post, I decided to give them a try.

They were REALLY good! My husband and I each had one for lunch, and he asked if he could take the leftovers to work because he really liked them too. Eli even liked it until I told him it was made with tuna ;) 

I had bell pepper strips and dip on the side, to get in my one veggie for the day (this week's challenge is to eat at least one veggie per day). I'm glad I tried this recipe. I am having a hard time coming up with lunch ideas. Breakfast and dinner are easy meals to come up with, but lunch is difficult for me.

My kids are taking a two-week Safety City class, and I swear we're going to go broke because of it. It's about 1/2 hour away, and the class is 2 hours (11:30-1:30). I drop them off and since there isn't really enough time to go home for a while, I just go shopping. I went to Wal-Mart and Goodwill on Monday, a wholesale place and Kroger on Tuesday, and today I went to a big we-sell-everything store (kind of like a Super Wal-Mart). I tell myself it's just to kill time, but I end up buying a bunch of shit that I probably don't need. I really should go for a run while they're in class, but it's so hot outside at that time of day.

Remember how I had two stacks of jeans in my closet--on the left were all the jeans that were too small, and on the right were the jeans I was comfortable wearing in public? Well, I tried on all my jeans today, and I got to move some from the left pile to the right pile!

Previous pile--from June 1st. The left are the muffin top jeans, right are wear-in-public jeans.
And today... Look at all my wearable jeans!
By the way, EVERY PAIR of jeans I own are a size 3 or 4. But they are all different brands, so they vary greatly in how they fit. Lame, right? I really wish that there was a universal sizing system. Whatever, I'm feeling GREAT today--just like I did when I was consistently losing weight for 16 months.

What was the highlight of your day today?  I know it's vain, but the highlight of my day was being able to fit into some of my old jeans again!


  1. You look great Katie!!

    There are definitely days when I can look in the mirror and see how far I've come, days when I feel like I look thinner, and of course there are the days when I look fat and see how much further I have to go...I wish I could get rid of those days, but somehow I'm not sure they're ever going to fully go away.

    I need to go check out the tuna recipe as I love tuna.

  2. AnonymousJune 23, 2011

    My best part of the day was getting up at 5 AM and running for 30 minutes without stopping and I felt great. I have struggled with confidence in my running ability but today I felt awesome after doing it!

    Keep up the great work, you look awesome!

  3. you have totally inspired me to just start running, whether I think I can or not! you are truly amazing!

  4. You are too cute! I love the jeans! Sizing between companies really is crazy.

  5. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    I am happy for you katie. I really love that feeling too. I havent felt good about myself at all. Between tom and staying on track issues. I know I can do this. You are just glowing btw. I cant wait to have the I feel skinny day again. hugs... vanillamama

  6. You LOOK thin in that photo - congrats!! Fitting into jeans that are a new/smaller size is SUCH a good feeling. So glad you tried and loved those tuna burgers - I just ate my last one yesterday and am already thinking about making another batch!

  7. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    Greatest feeling in the world! Good job Katie!

  8. That IS a great feeling! I love those days. It's been awhile since I've felt that way unfortunately!

  9. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    way to go with the jeans!
    I was reading some of your stats and I am 5'3.75 exactly too!
    At 153 lbs I am a size 12 ... hmmm ... that is weird. To be a size 3/4 I'd have to be about 110 lbs!


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