Monday, August 10, 2009

Wacky weekend!

This weekend went really well! Friday I did not go to the gym - had plans with Jess to have a "girls night out", which always starts with having a play date at her house with all SEVEN of our children. We usually grill out and let the kids play until they're tired. Jess was thoughtful enough to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts for me so I could stay on plan. We went out to our favorite bar and had a blast! At around 3 a.m. we went with a group of friends to IHOP for "breakfast". Jess and I split an Eggbeaters omelet since neither of us were really hungry. Alcohol was limited to one margarita, so I think it was a good night out. It's nice to go out and be conscious of my diet again.

Saturday I had to babysit Jess's kids since her hubby went out of town. I am a brave woman, and decided to go shopping at Target (with 7 kids) since we had Tax-free weekend here in TN. I really racked up, and ended up buying myself a few things out of the REGULAR SECTION of the store. I can officially wear a XXL. Remember when I used to work at Target? I tried on a XXL shirt once and couldn't get my arms through it, and every other time I tried it was a similar experience. So that's a big NSV for me. I bought a maxi dress, which seems to be pretty stylish right now. Jess has one and I love it, but I'm not 100% sure I love it on me. I ended the day by taking the "tribe" to the pool. It was a great day - avoiding bad food was not an issue. The only splurge was a Frap from Starbucks. After being up all night and dealing with 7 kids in a department store, I think I deserved it!

Yesterday was pretty relaxing. My children spend Sat. nights with their dad now, so I just chilled out Sat. night, then spent a little time with the boyfriend yesterday during the day. It was still midnight before I went to bed, but I woke up focused this morning and ready to have a great week! I meant to WI, but overslept and forgot. I'll do it in the a.m. I am really enjoying my return to the blog world! Love reading everyone, and have found more great blogs. Check out this chick - http://mesohongry.blogspot.com/ (that's where I stole the graphic - thanks!).

14 comments:

Fat Daddy said...

Wow! When do you sleep?

HopeFool said...

7 kids?!?


Willingly you took on 7 kids alone? And you left the house? It's going to take me some time to wrap my head around that one.

I've got my sister's kids for 2 of the 3 weeks left of our summer and that'll make 4. It starts tomorrow. Today I am mentally preparing myself for the challenge.

I am amazed that you can limit yourself to one drink. Bravo!

Jules said...

Sounds like a great weekend. :)

Hadley said...

The regular section of the store!?!? Amazing! Congrats!

And my hat off to you for being able to not just keep an eye on 7 kids, but to organize them enough to get out of the house. Well done.

bbubblyb said...

Sounds like a great weekend for ya!!! That is amazing to me taking 7 kids out alone lol. Way to go fitting in the XXL clothes though, it's always a great feeling fitting into the clothes at a regular store.

skinnyhollie said...

Jess's kids are just like mine, and vice versa. All together, they are 12, 10, 9, 5, 4, 3 and 2. By the time another one comes along for either one of us, we've adjusted to having the rest of them so it's a gradual thing to learn how to take them all out together. We also both drive suburbans, lol. The older ones help out with the younger ones, so that helps too. But thankfully they listen (sometimes) and I have learned to have patience. It's really not even a big deal anymore.

Shelley said...

Woot woot - congrats on an awesome NSV!!! And Target clothes run small, so you are REALLY in the regular sizes!!!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

LOL...Thanks for the shout out! Man, I looked at your before and after pics on your other blog and you look great. Wow...what a diff 50 pounds makes. Extra weight makes people look older. With your 50 gone you look younger. Keep up the good job.

7 kids by yourself? That's brave. I have two older kids and it's still a challenge.

Good job with the one margarita. You did better than I did. And congrats on your NSV. I'll be glad when I can get pants from the "regular side."

Thanks for stopping by and following.

Carlos said...

seven kids, by yourself!!! impressive

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I have 7 kids, so I commend you on your bravery!

Sounds like a crazy weekend, but fun!

Irene Robertson said...

Wait! When the hell did u get yurself a boyfriend? Damn, apparently I've missed a lot. LOL!

msswtlikecandii said...

Hi... I am just found your blog site last night. I spent two hours reading from start to finish. I admire your honesty and guts. You had me crying and cheering at the same time. This was my FIRST time reading blogs. I typed in "weight loss blogs" and yours was the first. Your continuing story has inspired me to get my 234lbs up and moving. It will be a struggle that I am FINALLY willing to take. I cheer you on and I cheer for myself even louder. All I can say is "YOU GO GIRL!!". :)

Fatty "2 x 4" Finkelstein said...

Wow - you look so great, and your blog is really inspirational. I'm just starting out on my journey (and on my blog), and have over 100 lbs to lose. It's easy to feel overwhelmed sometimes, but there sure is a great weight loss blogger community. Good luck, keep going! :)

elife said...

The regular section!! That is awesome.