The perfect dress...and big giveaway follow up.

I will give people through next wednesday to get their recipes in for those of you who don't know what I am talking about, check out yesterdays blog)...I will also be stopping by a few blogs to pick up a couple of recipes.
I will pick the winner on March 17th...My 36 th birthday.
I want to thank the people who stopped by and commented and left recipes.
I will copy them and start trying them on  thursday.
Should be interesting. lol.
I am going to log my food and tell you about my exercise...and then my trip to Target.
Today I ate...

1cup greek yogurt. 150 cal.
2 T. honey 120 cal.
1/2 cup peaches lite 60 cal.
breakfast total: 330 cal.

2 cups coffee...(I know...bad)....220 cal.

Lunch (practically ingenious today)
1 sandwich thin bun 100 cal.
12 thin slices oscar meyer chicken breast 100 cal.
1 sl. kraft cheese lf. 60 cal.
1 squirt spicy brown mustard 5 cal.
1 bag sugar snap peas uncooked 2 cups...70 cal
lunch 335 cal.

lunch was great and very filling.

snack; 10 turkey pepperoni and 5 sm. pretzel sticks.  45 cal.

1 big log of turkey kielbasa 330 cal.
2 peppers...1 red, 1 green 60
6 mushrooms 30
1 T butter. 100
Dinner 520 cal.

Daily total:  1445 cal.
Total burned at gym: 720

BMR. 1750
total deficit: 1025  cal. (or so)
Yesterdays deficit: 250
day before: around 950
so three day def: 2225 or so....
In one or two more days...I should be down a pound if I behave. lol.
Speaking of that..I will be glad to get these girl scout cookies out of my bedroom.

Well, after the gym tonight (and another set of 200 sit ups YEAH!!!)
I went to target in search of a new apron.
My old one broke and is huge.
I couldn't find one...so I was perusing the clothing section.
I spotted a really cute dress.
It was a V neck with a kind of empire waist.
It was white on top with paisley embellishments.
It was white, brown black and had some gold and pinkish stuff thrown in....Tim said it looked "mediteranean".
It was perfect.
My goal outfit...kind of.
For when I get down to a size 8.
Well, I got it in a medium.
It has a flowy bottom and a very forgiving stretchy center.
I know what it is supposed to look like.
Well I got it home and my husband says
"try it on.'
So I did...
Now if anything I am a fourteen/sixteen...not a ten.
So I was surprised that I was able to put it on and wear it.
It doesn't drape like it should at the bottom and the arms should be much more fluttery but I could wear it.
Then my husband looked at me and said...
"I bet *insert name of jack*ss friend here* and his girlfriend aren't together anymore"

Now, I need to explain that statement...cause it took a minute for me to get it.
Jack*ss friend told my husband when we first started dating (over 17 years ago) that we...meaning Tim and I, would never make it...that I would get fat after I had kids and that marriage was for idiots.
Well, I did get fat.
oh well.
So, that he recalled that while I was standing there in that dress....that tells me that I look enough like the woman he married for him to gloat.
Which was kind of strange, and kind of nice....
This whole weight loss thing has been a weird trip.
oh and I had another nice compliment from my brother in law the other day...
He saw my picture (my profile pic)
and he said "You look like the girl tim brought home 17 years ago"
I told him that he was my favorite brother...lol. 
That being said...I'll take a picture of me in the dress tomorrow.
Then again in about thirty pounds.
It will be kind of cool to see it morph into how I want it to look.
Hope you all had a great night.
Talk to you all tomorrow..
NOw I am off to see the blogs.


Linda Pressman said...

Chris, We're both March babies. Okay, you're a lot younger than me, but still. And you were born on St. Patrick's Day. My grandmother was too, but, being Orthodox Jewish she didn't care about that much...

Great on the dress and on it fitting now even if not exactly as you want. And I love that your husband gives a compliment that you have to interpret. I'm married to one of those too. Love him, but still, I have to translate what he says sometimes.

Fiona said...

Lovely compliments!

Patsy said...

I'm SO looking forward to the day I can get back into the lovely clothes I have currently lying in bin bags up in the loft!

Your hubby sounds lovely. :o)

Ellen said...

That new dress will fit perfectly in no time! Enjoy...

Hanlie said...

That's a lovely story! I can't wait to see the dress!

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Chris, congrats ont he dress. I think that is so sweet about your husband. :)

karen@fitnessjourney said...

You husband rocks! I'll bet you had a good laugh after that comment.

Helen said...

I'm glad you found a pretty goal dress. Good idea about taking the before and after pics in it. I have to say though that the vanity sizing DRIVES ME NUTS. Oh, you probably knew that since I've blogged (and whined) about it.

Mrs. Smith said...

Wow, you have some sweet men in your life <3
You do look great, can't wait to see the dress!

Kim said...

This post made me smile. It's always nice when the hubbies start saying sweet things about the weight loss. You should take a picture of your dress. :) And, your menu sounds very tasty and makes me realize that I may not be eating enough veggies. lol I'll be doing a post later today...internet was on the fritz yesterday and a bunch of other crap. I'll be looking for a recipe to contribute...unless you tell me that you're using one of my previous ones...let me know. :)

Retta said...

Sounds like your hubby is feeling "appreciative" of all your hard work and efforts! That's sweet of him to "gloat" over how you look... great compliment!

Yum Yucky said...

Mmmm! Greek yogurt with honey is my love. But, oh darn. I don't measure the honey. I just smather it all over the Greek. #FAIL!

266 said...

Awesome NSV's! So glad your hubby was able to remind you of that moment to help you know how far he thinks you have come!

paulawannacracker said...

oh, your husband is sweet. What a great post today. Well, all your posts are great but I find the recipe/giveaway most fun.

You also make your turkey kelbasa the same way I do. Its just delish.

Congrats on the dres Chris. You make counting calories so much easier than points. My daughter does the same thing and she never has a suprise weigh in. Hmmm? Has me thinking.

Better get back to work.

antgirl said...

That must make you feel good - the comment from your husband and fitting into the cute dress. Fabulous!

Foodie Girl said...

Can't wait to see the dress!

Bil White said...

Sweet! Can't wait to see you in the dress.

And what does your husband get when it fits???


Sally said...

Your brother-in-law is correct! Your profile pic is adorable!