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V is for Victory!

Normally I don't like to post more than once a day. But today is worth posting about.

This is the dress that doesn't fit now :(
Tonight was date night. Paul and I haven't been out alone together in a long time and I wanted us to get to spend an evening doing something nice. I have this dress that I bought several months back (I got a fantastic deal on it! $90 dress for about $10!) and I wanted to wear it. So I tried it on and it just wouldn't fit right. I then realized that it was probably a bit too big and I was sad because I have yet to wear it, but excited that I might actually be a size down finally!

We're both sick so we decided to keep the evening low key. (Sorry dancing friends!) The initial plan was dinner and a movie. We looked up movie times and a place to eat. We got to the place to eat and it was closed for a private party. So we figured we'd try to go to the earlier showing of the movie and get dinner after. I thought we had time before the movie started so we went to Target to get Starbucks to tie us over until after the movie and so that I could get a smaller belt (I'm running out of holes on the belts I have and they're starting to get too big). Then we headed to the theater. We got to the movie and found out it had started five minutes before we got there. Scrapped the movie. We both remembered that we have always wanted to try Benihana, so we decided to eat there instead. I called and got us a reservation for an hour later. We decided to kill time at the mall. ( I swear this is going somewhere!)

I remembered that I had massive amounts of coupons for The Limited and I wanted to see if I was, indeed, down to a size 12. This has been a goal in the back of my mind for awhile and I wear their clothes often so it's a good gauge of where I'm at. I went in and bee-lined for a pair of size 12 jeans. My coupons were for a bunch of other items too so I looked around and grabbed a few tops to try on too.
Lo and behold, my dress was not lying to me when it told me I was too small for it and the jeans fit like a glove! I jumped up and down and did a happy dance in the dressing room haha! They were also 40% off! Win! All the large tops I'd grabbed swallowed me as well. I couldn't believe it. I ended up getting the jeans, a size small cardigan, and a medium sized undershirt. I think that your own clothes don't tell you as much as new clothes do about how your body changes. You gain a bit of weight and they stretch gradually with you. You lose a bit of weight and they don't really seem as big as they are. I think I may have to create a list of clothes and save up some money to have them tailored to fit me because I have some things I really like that I don't want to give up - like my dress.

Anyway, we made it to Benihana where we both had a lovely dinner complete with acrobatic food preparation. Everyone seemed to be getting ice cream with their dinner and I was a little bummed when I found out that it wasn't included. We'd done such a good job budgeting our meal so that we didn't end up with an outrageous bill - they can get expensive! So afterward we decided to split a slice of cheesecake at the cheesecake factory where our money would stretch a little further. I figured this was a great way to grow right out of the jeans I had just bought haha!

I also realized something else today. I think I'm lactose intolerant. I had an iced chai from starbucks and right before we got to Benihana I felt so bloated and gassy - yeah you all wanted to know that. I've been having this issue a lot lately and have been contributing it to the fact that I've been eating healthier foods, but I haven't really been paying all that much attention to know if this is true or not. For some reason I think I've finally connected the dots and I feel nearly sure that dairy has been what's causing these problems. This could be a very useful piece of information to have. I may be able to lose weight more effectively if I'm not bloated and crampy from dairy all the time and I'll feel much better in the long run as well!

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  1. Congrats! I am starting a new diet Monday. I need to go find this book called the primal blueprint. A couple of my friends are doing the diet and it is really going well for them. Glad u could get some time together with husband.

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  2. Great job! I love Benihana as well! I haven't been in ages, but I remember how much I enjoyed their food and watching it prepared in front of you is neat too. Congrats on buying size smaller clothes too! That rocks!!!!

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