Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Good, The Bad & The Little Black Dress

I did it! Graduation was Monday and I officially have my master's! It was about a week of parties and happy hours and visiting with family - my parents came in from Las Vegas, which I think is so sweet because it was totally unnecessary, but made the whole event feel more special. The majority of my food choices were good ones (although I did have veggie quesadillas, chicken fingers and a mini cupcake one night! oops!), but I did drink beer pretty much every day for 6 days in a row. As a result, I blew my flex points out of the water. I think I ate and drank 50 more flex points than my 35 allotted. Wow! I made an effort to journal everything because I knew I'd be up this week, so I wanted to have firm proof of why, and I have it. I am officially up 4.6 lbs. since last Thursday. I'm bummed because it puts me back under 50 lbs. lost, but I know I can get back there an a few weeks. My short-term goal is to not gain any weight during my trip to New York next week. It's going to be tough, but I think I can do it if I make wise choices and only drink a little bit.

But lest you think last week was all bad news, I had two good non-scale victories. First, I exercised for 90 minutes last week. I finally did that CardioSculpt video I've been jabbering about for weeks. It is great! I think I am going to buy it (I have it out from Netflix.) And I went to the gym and rode the bike for 30 minutes. It was a total of 30 minutes more than my goal of 60 minutes for the week, so I am happy. And my real non-scale victory was that I wore a little black dress and fabulous peep toe pumps to graduation under my gown. There was a reception afterwards where everyone got to see my dress. What is so validating is that the last time I wore that dress was at a friend's wedding - in 1997! And it wasn't tight or anything! It felt great to feel like I looked good for a change. There weren't many photos taken, but I'll see if there's a good one of me in the dress and post it ;)

Oh, and I just want to thank everyone for their insightful, and at times humorous, comments about my botched attempt at a kiss. Here's the update ... I saw him twice since the debacle (at the reception and then at a party Tuesday night) and I think I caught him looking at me (I made sure I looked gooood both times), but it could have been my imagination. At both events we successfully avoided talking to each other and now that the graduation celebrations have come to an end the next time I will likely see him is some time far into the future at a class reunion. He turned out to be the best person to have this happen with since I never have to see him again! And it seems like he didn't mention anything to his friends. If he did, and someone says something to me in the future, at least I won't have to go to class the next day and be embarrassed. I don't know if I'll ever make the first move again in the future. But this time it was definitely his loss! Because I have been told that I'm a really good kisser! :)

9 comments:

Jules said...

I am so glad that you looked hot, and I think it has proven that he was not worth the angst, as anyone who can't even talk to you after a small incident like that is not worth the hassle.

Can't wait to see a photo!!

Virgin fat is the fat that you have never lost yet. I have tried losing fat a number of times and have not been below 102.9kg for 6 years, so I am in virgin territory!!

What is ONE-derland??

jodi said...

several gratulations right back at'cha... on your master's, on journaling, on your little black dress, and for moving past the whole no-kiss thing... never say never - i used to be pretty shy around guys but there might be a moment where you should go for it - and it may be the best thing that's ever happened to you... live in the moment and trust your gut... ;o)

what part of p'burg did you grow-up? my b/f's family is near butler and evans city...

have a great weekend... :o)

VegasGirl said...

Yay for graduating with your masters!! What are your big plans now? I'm just curious because I'm working on my Masters now =D

Congrats on the dress. I have my little black dress hanging up in my closet for inspiration. I hope I'll be able to put it on and flirt around a party in the future!

As for the weight gain, yeah, beer is the worst!!! It always seems to pack on the pounds when I decide to indulge.

jen said...

Congratulations, both on looking great at graduation and on letting the kiss thing blow over. Good luck with your career plans! You should post pics of your purses here.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your graduation!!! :) -girlinga.com

Kim said...

Congratulations on graduation and looking and feeling hot in your little black dress!!!!!! YEAH!!!

MissXXL said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR MASTERS!!! Thats so awesome, I can only DREAM of something that amazing happening to myself!

Lily T said...

There's a lot that happened, but I'm glad you are focusing on the good. I also graduated this weekend, and it has wreck havoc on my diet. But I'm back to being good.

In response to your question on my blog - I think there's many different ways that you can measure or have someone measure your fat percentage. The way that I did it was the most common and inexpensive way. Which is to do a skin fold test, where someone pinches your fat with a plastic thingy (picture shown on my blog). When I had someone do it for me at the gym, he checked at four places (bicep, tricep, back, and above the hip).

Vanessa said...

Congratulations! Both on getting your degree and doing so wearing a fantastic little black dress!

You've accomplished a lot this year - I know the perfect job is right around the corner. I can't wait to hear about it.