There I was standing in my closet facing my old favourite pair of jeans. I think most women have "that" pair.. the pair you paid too much money for and somewhere between maternity jeans and giving in to buying a bigger size they made it to the back of the closet, somehow always eluding the donation bin with each purge in hopes they would once again fit.
Mine are a pair of Seven jeans that I bought after my daughter was born but before I found out I was pregnant with my son. They were my favourite, going out, make my butt look great jeans.
I have often over the past 4 years tried them on and then when not being able to get them up over my thighs immediately removed them in disgust and slumped into a deep depression proceeded by chocolate covered anythings...
Back to last night.. standing in my closet eyeing up my Seven jeans and having the thought of... if they don't fit I will be crushed.. but if they do.. My Ass will look fantastic tonight..
I eased them up closing my eyes in case the sausage casing effect reflected poorly in the mirror... there was no stopping at the lower thigh, not at the mid thigh and they didn't even stop at my booty. They just went up. No laying down required to zip them up either. MY FAVOURITE JEANS FIT!!!
Now I am not saying that I didn't get a muffin top, and that they were super comfortable after cheese, wine and a liter of water at the end of the evening.. but I wore them with pride and I felt fanfreakintastic.
As for my romantic night out with my hubby we had a great time, we went to Raw Canvas in Yaletown. Super cool place, for dinner we had tasting platters that consist of 3 cheeses and/or meats and 3 sides, onions, almonds, spreads, etc.. accompanied with baguette. I chose 3 AWESOME cheeses, almonds, cranberry sage spread and these delicious onions... and had 2 excellent glasses of wine. After we ate we went to the Painting Pit. You purchase a canvas from them and they supply all the paints, and set you up to make art. It was SO FUN!!! We got to hang out, be goofy, creative and not make food our focus. We had an excellent time at Raw Canvas and are really happy we went there. If your looking for something different and fun, I highly recommend it.
Today was back to the gym and hitting the water.
Here is my meal planner for this week: Things do change day by day, but this is the plan:
|Weekly Meal Planner|
|Jan 24 - 28 2011|
|Breakfast||Snack 1||Lunch||Snack 2||Dinner||Snack 3|
|Monday||Low Fat Yogurt||Orange, carrot sticks with hummous||2 hard boiled eggs, one with yolk one with out, 1 tbs half fat mayo, celery stalk, green onion, tomato, 6 whole wheat crackers, turkey pepperoni & low fat cheese||100 cal Thinsation package of something, apple & lite peanut butter||Chicken breast (bl sl), New potatoes, broccoli steamed, side salad||100 cal microwave popcorn, orange Aprox daily calorie total: 1230|
|Tuesday||2 slices Turkey Bacon, 2 eggs, sliced tomato||celery & carrot sticks with hummous||Chicken Ceasar salad (Low fat dressing), Orange||Apple with Light Peanut Butter||Salmon, Asparagus, Rice, green beans, red pepper||Orange, Thinsations 100 cal bag of something - Aprox daily calorie total: 1245|
|Wednesday||Old fashioned plain Oatmeal with strawberries and blueberries, low fat yogurt||Orange||2 Turkey pepperoni sticks, 1 hard boiled egg, celery sticks, carrot sticks, tomato, cucumber, 6 whole wheat crackers, apple||100 cal Thinsation package of something,||homemade baked chicken strips, home made yam & potato french fries (baked)||low fat yogurt with frozen berries, Aprox daily calories: 1150|
|Thursday||Low Fat Yogurt with 1/2 cup granola||celery, carrots, cucumber, tomato slices with hummous||Soup, grilled cheese sandwhich||Orange||Whole wheat burrito's with lean ground turkey, lettuce, tomato, salsa, fat free sour cream, low fat cheese (1 wrap & second as a salad only)||100 cal microwave popcorn, orange Aprox Daily calorie intake: 1250|
|Friday||Low Fat Yogurt with granola||Orange, carrot sticks with hummous||2 hard boiled eggs, one with yolk one with out, 1 tbs half fat mayo, celery stalk, green onion, tomato, on a whole wheat tortilla wrap||Apple with Light Peanut Butter||Chicken & rice with mushroom soup casserole, side salad||Orange, Thinsations 100 cal bag of something Aprox daily calorie intake: 1340|