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A Great Dinner and New Clothes

Posted by Susan on May 24, 2009

Tonight , once again, I made spaghetti squash! I love it and was dying to try it with tomato sauce ! I made the squash, and had my husband grill some portabella mushrooms for me . I heated up some sauce and put it all together. To finish it off , I topped it with some fat free parm. cheese.

It was AMAZING ! So good ! To me it tasted like a huge bowl of pasta ! The entire meal was less than 300 calories and I was full when I was done ! I even forgot my dessert….but remembered later and had it then !

After Dinner I ran out to the store my sister manages to see if she could help me find some clothes, or at least fit me so I can determine my actual size. In regular pants I am a 7-8. In dress pants I am a 6 ! A 6 ??????? Yeah , a 6 !! I tried on a whole bunch of things I would never have picked out . I pretty much stood in the dressing room in my underwear while she handed me things. I found a lot of cute things , but I definately do not have the money to buy everything all at once so I settled on these for now.


Matt and I made a deal. Since I need everything……….and I mean everything……….We decided I would buy one outfit once a month. So at the end of June I can buy something else. I have a whole bunch of things I tried on that I loved so this will be fun. Sooner or later I will build a wordrobe. I am trying to buy some basic stuff for now.
I am really happy that at least I didn’t feel so frustrated with the prospect of buying clothes this time ! And I am so lucky to have a sister to help me ! She is so great and knows me so well. She also isn’t afraid to tell me when things don’t look right on me ! I can’t wait to wear me new clothes and I can’t wait to buy more !!!!!!

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Saturday : Out with the old to make way for the new !

Posted by Susan on April 26, 2009

Yesterday was a great day ! The weather in Connecticut was more like summer than spring ! I was able to open windows and let the fresh air in ! I got so much done it was crazy ! I was like a machine ! I ended up getting up at 5 :00 am , weighed myself , and blogged . After that I was off like a shot ! By the time my husband got up at 9:00 am, I’d straightened the house , (I’d cleaned the night before ) , made my turkey breast cutlets for the week , done more than half the laundry , and made a shopping list and got my coupons ready for food shopping . My husband was no sooner out of the bed , and I had it stripped and had clean sheets on it ! Then we did our food shopping for the week ( I got some good stuff this week , I’ll post on that later ! ) . Once we got home and got everthing put away and I finished the laundry and went outside to do yard work.

We decided this year that we are going to get rid of all the stuff the previous owners planted around our house , and start fresh. I spent most of the day digging things up ! I am so excited to change the landscaping around our home ! We are working had toward a ” clean slate ” and then more work begins , planting all the things we want in the yard . I have a definate vision of how I want it to look and it will be so much fun watching it all come together !

After the day in the yard , we showered and made dinner . We made burgers on the grill . I had a turkey burger , and it was great ! Just as good as a regular burger . I had it on a lite bun with a spinach salad . My husband mad some yummy french fries , and I had 2 fries . We got to eat on the deck for the first time this year . It was so nice to eat outside . The leaves on the trees have not filled in yet so we had a nice view of the lake . It was perfect !

After dinner I was still feeling ambitious so I decided to go through my summer clothes and see exactly what I could still wear this summer. The answer to my question was ……….. NOTHING ! I tried on everthing , and everything was huge ! Most of my pants, capris, and shorts were size 14 or 12. All of the tops were L and XL . I had things with tags on them that I bought at the end of the season on sale . I ended up packing up 3 big trash bags of clothes ( pics above ) , and that is just the summer stuff. I haven’t even looked at the winter clothes as of yet . At the end of the clean out I ended up with about 6 tops ……… That ‘s it !!!!! I still have 10 lbs. to go , so I am hoping to just hold off buying things until it is finally off . I am thinking I will just buy things as I need them or when I run into a good sales . It felt good to let go of the old me to make way for the new me . I want the clothes gone though ……… I never want to be that old me again !

This morning my husband and I are going for a hike at an old farm in our neighborhood . They turned half of it into a nature preserve with hiking trails through it . I can’t wait ! Then it is back to work in the yard for more pulling out the old to make way for the new ! I guess that is the theme of this weekend . It is both scarey and exciting ! I am enjoying it though !

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