In the last two days, I’ve been asked TWICE if I was pregnant. The first was a co-worker, the second was an old co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few years. She was at my friend Erika’s wedding last night. First she said I was “wasting away.” She hadn’t seen me since I’d lost all my weight and she said I was “glowing.” All wonderful compliments and it felt really nice that she noticed the weight loss. But really? Am I looking chubby around the mid-section or WHAT?! My old co-worker quickly said that I must be glowing because I’m in love. Yes, yes I am. Not pregnant though, thanks!
That brings me to my first tip in “Fat Etiquette.” Never never never ask a woman if she’s pregnant unless she’s like 9 months along and clearly ready to pop. When I was fat, I was asked if I was pregnant. Nope, just fat, thanks so much for asking. Luckily, it didn’t happen a lot and I wasn’t totally humiliated like a friend of mine: she was overweight and tended to carry all her weight in her mid-section. An older Chinese woman who didn’t speak English very well came up to her and RUBBED her belly saying “Good Luck.” Horrifying!!!
So avoid that faux paus, if possible!
On another note, I woke up this morning pretty sore from yesterday’s weights. Ugh. Ouch. Wah! I took some Advil and enjoyed the soreness a bit because it meant I worked hard. Breakfast this morning was Ezekiel toast with Crofter’s Raspberry Jam and two fried eggs.
I totally failed at removing the fried eggs from the pan and they totally folded over and were just a big FAIL. They tasted good, though.
I went to the pool and had a great swim. It always feels good to get in the pool after I workout really hard. Swimming seems to work out the soreness and the kinks.I did my routine in 45 minutes (1.25 miles) and I relaxed in the hot tub afterward. I feel much better after the pool!
Today is going to be very lazy. I plan on sitting in front of the computer watching “Rescue Me” on Netflix. Yay for lazy days and TV marathons!
Michael is glued to the TV watching the US Open this weekend. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich with Trader Joe’s Aioli mustard and light mayo.
I used this stuff A LOT when I was losing weight. My primary concern was limiting my calorie intake and my mentality towards food changed. I’d think “Are these calories worth it?” I have used ICBINB Spray in a long time. I bought it at the store on a whim recently. Now that I try to eat more “REAL” food, I find it harder and harder to use substitutes like this. It feels like eating cancer or something. It’s just all chemicals. Ick!
I used it today on my grilled cheese sandwich but I think once this bottle is done with, I’m not going to buy another one.
Look at how gooey and wonderful this sandwich is: