While I felt a bit awkward eating this plate of food on the train ride to work yesterday morning, what I did love was that I didn’t feel rushed eating my breakfast like I do when I am sitting at my desk and work keeps piling up around me.  Three ounces leftover beef (well, really not leftover I cooked it before I left the house so it was still warm!) (3) 100 calorie pack of almonds (3) a hard boiled egg (2) and lots of fresh fruit.  But sadly between the three of us, we already ate all the mango!

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Another busy day, blah blah blah.  I know that’s probably getting old me telling you that, but I don’t really mind being busy.  I feel like I am actually earning my paycheck!  As luck would have it, the rain stayed away at lunch and I met my sister and her co-worker for a 45 minute walk at lunch – low 50’s, a bit windy, but it was nice catching up with my sister without distraction.

I had just enough time to get back and heat up lasagna soup and fruit for lunch – I didn’t even finish the soup, it got cold before I finished it, so I had two Nature Valley granola bars to go with lunch, so lunch was 14 points.

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And just like that, before I knew it, it was time to come home.  A couple people at work told me that my pants were too big.  All my pants are size 14, but even with a belt, the leg part of the pants are too big.  And the pants I wore yesterday are ones that get looser the longer you wear them – you know the ones that fit fine out of the dryer?  So I did a quick stop at our local thrift store because they were open until 7.  These were the black pants I wore to work:

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Sporting my fit bit too!  (I got 15k steps yesterday!)   So I tried on a pair of size 12!

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And guess what?  They fit!  I didn’t end up buying this pair because they were still a bit big in the pant leg area, but the fact that I could zip them up and button them without lying down on my bed is the best #nsv!  Hannah has told me that I should be wearing “tapered” pants but I am not sure I’ll have much luck at thrift stores, but I am up for the challenge!  I don’t want to spend too much money on clothes (ha, not like I normally do!) because by the end of spring/summer, I hope to be smaller still. Open-mouthed smile

I can’t believe that it’s March 1 already!  We had some pretty big thunderstorms yesterday, a sure sign of spring.  TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY I had my baby shower!   It was 70 degrees and we had all the windows open.  Fast forward to bringing her home from the hospital on March 11, and there was an inch of snow on the ground.  So I know we aren’t out of the clear on snow yet this winter.

But I digress!  It’s time for progress pics!  I had Hannah take the picture last night – she was making me laugh!  She’s a bit farther away than I normally set up the camera, but I think I can see some change!   My face definitely looks thinner, as do my legs.  What’s up with the damn middle section – ha! 

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Well that’s where Phase II comes in.  The first couple months I concentrated on the food, without having to kill myself at the gym.  But I know that the only way I can reshape my body is with strength training.  I know my friend Jody is secretly wishing I’d do cross-fit (not there yet Jody!) but I am bringing in strength training 3-4 times a week and we’ll see how the next progress pic looks at the end of March. 

And to keep it klassy, this is one of my favorite tank tops to wear because it is so soft, but it has stains all over the front of it, and I could care less.  Hannah and Jacob even had some friends come over and I was thinking to myself “at least I have a bra on!”

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You’re welcome!  Make it a great day!