My Progress

Saturday, February 14, 2009

V-day Love: That's What I'm TALKIN About!

What a great week. I was really happy with my food and my workouts, I stayed off the scale for a full 7 days, and I really felt like my body was responding well this week. I asked more of it than I ever have before and it gave a firm "sir, yes, sir" in response. Way to go, body! So imagine the smile on my face when the receptionist handed me my book and I saw that I had lost 4.2 pounds (well, actually, it said -3.2 but that's because she's bad at math; I double checked and it really was 4.2). That puts me exactly 0.2 pounds shy of my 85-pound star, and I only came in 2.6 shy of losing 20 pounds for the Valentine's day challenge I joined on the WW boards. Awesome!

Speaking of V-day, this has been one of the best. I'm such a sappy sentimental fool.... I had already bought my girlfriend 2 presents (a pedipaws since she wants to clip the dog's nails but is afraid to use clippers and a cute pink water bottle because she hates her old one and it'll help her get in her daily water), a bag of lindt chocolates, a card that I wrote a VERY heartfelt message in, and a gift bag with froofy tissue paper earlier this week. We exchanged gifts, she read my card and cried. I got a new high quality chef's knife and a new beard trimmer, both of which I've been in need for quite a while.

Then Thursday I was driving by a store advertising 2 dozen roses for 20 bucks. I went in and found out they were selling them unarranged, so I spent an extra 25 and got a nice arrangement of 12 pinks instead. I got home, put them in a vase and put them on display. She loved em.

So you'd think between the gifts last night and the flowers Thursday that I'd be pretty much done right? Nope. I dropped by Papa Murphy's yesterday after class. It is her favorite pizza of all time, but she never gets because I don't care for it and we really don't eat anything we don't cook ourselves as of late. Anyhow, I picked up a heart-shaped pizza from there too. It was actually pretty good, and I even let myself enjoy having a couple of slices of normal pizza the night before weigh-in.

Then, after weigh-in, we came home and had heart-shaped pancakes (thanks for the idea Lyn!) and omelets. We'll spend the rest of the day doing lunch at a Mongolian BBQ (yum, been cravin that for weeks), hittin up the theater for a matinee, some Costco love, then relaxin at home, watchin a movie curled up in bed with a loving girlfriend, some leftover heart-shaped pizza and some V-day themed chocolate chip cookies.

I'm so romantic it even makes ME sick.

Progress so far: 84.8 pounds.


Lyn said...

Aren't you sweet! I think I'll have to count 200 calories I absorbed by osmosis just reading this :)

Tony said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I hope that you have a wonderful Valentine's day.

RunTX said...

What a great accomplishment...
looking forward to you following my blog as I will follow this blog too

bbubblyb said...

Sounds like a really romantic great Valentine's Day. I'm sure the girlfriend is thinking you're a keeper *grin*. Way to go on 4.2 lbs gone forever that's wonderful.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Nice job man :D I'll have to remember some of this stuff :D

And awesome job on the loss! Congrats!

CJ said...

You sound like you are very romantic! Oh, and awesome WI too! LOL

Brandi said...

You are doing SOOOO GREAT! COngrats on the lost poundage AND way to go on the romance! What a lucky lady...are you gonna be bringing her around sunday dinner anytime soon? :)