Holy crap I look skinny!

I am aware that that is an extremely self centered post title.  But seriously, it's all I can think when I look at this OOTD picture.  I can't help but think it's the angle Joe's taking it from but he takes them all from pretty much the same spot every day (laying in bed).  Anyway, let's discuss this magic outfit.  My sweater is from the Banana Republic outlet in Atlantic City with a grey tank underneath from...wait for it...New York & Company!  My pants are from The Limited and I'm wearing the same Naturalizer pumps from Monday, they're like the perfect height and super comfortable.
I woke up with a migraine Thursday morning; that's always the worst feeling.  I took a quick shower hoping the steam would help but when that didn't work I ran downstairs to take an imitrex.  Thankfully it only took 1 pill and about 2 hours for it to subside.  We were down to two pretty sad looking bananas in the kitchen so I decided to make some protein shakes and put them out of their misery = 392 calories.
Joe had the day off and offered to take me out to lunch since we were pretty much out of my lunch foods at home.  He was going to be at my office anyway putting a remote start in for one of my coworkers so it was a nice break from work.  We went around the corner to Gary's, a little breakfast & lunch place, really the only place near my office that isn't fast food.  Someone could really make a killing opening up another type of restaurant around here...I had a turkey club but asked them to hold the 3rd slice of bread & didn't touch the potato chips = 420 calories.
I could really tell the difference after eating a substantial lunch as opposed to a salad or an assortment of low calorie options, I was full all afternoon.  I didn't get any pangs of hunger until half way through my kickboxing class.  The class was a pretty good time but my left knee and right ankle were bothering me so I tried to avoid any major jumping or craziness.  I'm really trying to get more interesting pictures of my workouts so here's a shot I nabbed during our ab routine.
Joe had been wanting to make grilled cheese sandwiches & soup (my favorite) for a few days but I asked him to please wait until Thursday because I'd have more calories to eat because of kickboxing.  I really don't have the willpower to say no to bread & cheese plus it's the perfect meal when you're not feeling so great.  That's right my migraine came back right before I left work, someone sprayed some very strong perfume and I felt crappy alomost immediately.  I popped another imitrex and pretty much subsided but I could tell it wasn't going down without a fight.  I had 2 sandwiches and a cup of chicken corn chowder = 882 calories.
Joe finally had enough free time to get to the grocery store!  All of my go to foods have been restocked in the fridge!  He also picked up a healthy eating magazine and said "I'm not afraid to be seen buying a Women's magazine," lol.  I'm really so lucky that he's supportive of my new eating habits, this whole process would be much harder if I was always having get him to understand.  He's even started talking about joining the gym again!
I made sure to prep some of the snacks (mmmm carrot cake dip) for tomorrow night's jewelry party after dinner.  I'm not going to have a lot of time to get things together after work and before people start showing up.  Once I had taken care of as much as I could we headed to the couch and spent the rest of the evening playing WORDS with friends and watching American Idol.  My migraine was getting stronger again before bed but I hoped to knock it out without taking another pill so I chugged a bottle of water and hoped some sleep might be all I needed.

How did I do on my February goals?
1. Read 2 books:  I read a little before the gym...
2. Burn at least 750 calories a day for at least 20 days: 2674 burned - 1694 eaten = 980 burned, 19 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 60 minutes today, 1095 total for month (goal met)
4. Eat 1 fruit or veggie with each meal for at least 20 days: banana w/breakfast, lettuce & tomato cup w/lunch, nothing w/dinner, 10 days total
5. 10 spend free days - didn't buy anything, 12 days total (goal met)...


  1. Was looking through your archives yesterday and HECK YEAH! You do look totally skinny! Congratulations on your achievements thus far!!!

  2. You really do look amazing!