Friday, May 6, 2011

A Partial Victory

We are amid finals, people!  I just want to take a moment out of my very busy schedule to say that I stepped on the scale this morning, and I had to step on it again because I was in utter disbelief.  I am down 4.4 pounds since early Tuesday morning.  I'm sure you noticed that I did not post my weekly weigh in on Tuesday.  I gained 0.8 pounds :( Lets not talk about it right now;  it's depressing, and I have to get back to my work.  I learned my lesson.  Never go over all my points-- including the weekly ones.  Back to the good news... 4.4 pounds! I'll take it! I pray it stays that big of a number until Tuesday ('official' weigh in days).

Happy eating!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Uncovering Victoria's Secret

I went to the Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts with some friends on Saturday. I started my trip by attempting to eat healthy at the Cheesecake Factory. FYI: stay away from the low carb cheesecake; it's not nearly as healthy as it sounds! We tested furniture at LoveSac, a store whose name  always makes me chuckle. We even spent time mocking some of the items at Anthropology, where I really liked the ornamental knobs, but the rope magnifying glass was a bit much. Eventually, we stopped in Victoria's Secret because, after all, we had a coupon. 
With the help and patience of a friend, I bought my first ever Victoria's Secret bra. It may sound silly to some of you, but it was a big moment for me. I've always been too large to fit in their sizes. Eventually, I barely fit into some of the extended sizes, but I was never able to find anything in colors other than black or nude. Well, the fitting room attendant measured me and revealed that I had lost an inch and a cup size since I was last measured. Woot! I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to believe her. Then, she left me with a bin of bras in my size. 

I encountered some bras that were definitely not acceptable... How can I put this delicately? Some bras were definitely not "industrial" enough. Lol. Let's be serious, Vicky's-- two hooks to restrain these?! I think not. With the recommendation of my friend, I discovered the Incredible by Victoria. It truly is as incredible as they say. This line of bras has self-adjusting straps, which are AMAZING, especially for short people like me who find that bra straps don't go short enough. It's smoothing and comfortable, and they had it in bright pink. I had to have it. The bra was $48 before the coupon. I love it and cannot wait for a sale and more coupons so I can buy more.