I have FINALLY escaped the extreme obesity category of BMI's as I now have a BMI of under 40! (Now it is 39.8, but that is UNDER 40!) It is really quite a relief to just be plain old vanilla obese without the extra verbiage of EXTRA, MORBIDLY, SUPER FATTY FAT FAT.
I only lost .4 lbs this week, but I consider that a victory considering the weekend consisted of visiting with my best high school girlfriends away from home at a very nice resort in close proximity to great steakhouses, and P.F. Changs AND Cheesecake Factory. I made better choices, but still completely enjoyed myself with respect to food and drink!
This is the 5th summer that I have gotten together with my girlfriends (just the girls) and we spend quite a bit of time eating, but also shopping. The shopping has been nightmarish for me because my girlfriends...all size medium at the MOST, so they like to peruse the clearance racks at the big department stores and the women's sizes (I now despise being called a woman, fyi) are never in the same place, and let's face it, department stores really like us fatties to wear BOWS, and FLOWERS, and WINNIE THE POOH, so I either had to pretend to look at clothes that would never fit or go browse by myself...both options SUCK.
However, this year I was able to peruse without the "you MUST be shopping for someone else" look plastered on all the sales people. BUT, I was only able to get pajamas while shopping because I am at a weird size...the 1X's were too frumpy, but the XL's were too clingy. I will say, the shopping portions of the weekend were much more fun this year, because I saw lots of cute things that are within reach!!
Next year I will be sure to have shopping money and a shopping ass!