I felt exceptional today. I didn't necessarily get any more sleep than I normally do, yet I was able to work through the day without an afternoon nap. I don't know how to explain it, really. Unless it was quality over quantity. Could be.
I'm emceeing a big wedding tomorrow night. Today was tuxedo fitting day. I suggested using the same measurements from last time, after all, it wasn't that long ago. The fitter, knowing how I've lost weight and continue losing, recommended new measurements. They had to size me down.
The jacket is a 44 long and the shirt is a Large, instead of an extra large. The jacket size is smaller than at my previous low weight in November 2010 and I'm still 10 or 12 pounds away from that weight.
The only reasonable explanation is something I noticed a long time ago. When I lost over 100 pounds in 2004, then quickly gained it back, I gained in different places. Parts of me remained smaller. The biggest example was my wrists. Only pre-2004 before pictures show my top weight wrists. Even the most recent relapse/regain period didn't give me big puffy wrists.
When a size 44 long was suggested today, I balked, "No, I don't want it to be too small and uncomfortable." Joe at Spray's Tuxedos insisted I try it on. It fit perfectly. I didn't feel like it was too small, at all. It felt good. Joe added, "You don't realize how small you've gotten. You're now smaller than me." To me, Joe looks like an average size guy. I'm fitting into sizes smaller than him--it just doesn't compute very easily. My brain seems to get an error message when I try to embrace the reality of my new smaller size.
I made it into the Y tonight for a good workout. then to the store and home to cook a wonderful meal. I almost picked up my usual chicken and zucchini squash tacos with lettuce and sour cream from the Mexican restaurant a few blocks from my apartment. They ring it up cheap. $6.52 for the entire order. It's difficult to prepare a homemade version for less.
I decided to cook my dinner tonight, considering I'll likely be dining out with an old friend and broadcasting mentor for lunch tomorrow--and if I have my way, we'll be going to that Mexican restaurant and I'll be having the chicken and zucchini fajita tacos. Best I not do them back to back.
I'm headed to bed relatively early for me on a Friday night. No short nap today. I can feel the difference in my tiredness. I'll be out as soon as my head hits the pillow.
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! It's Friday. Yay! Sugar free hazelnut creamer (1 tblspn in each cup) 2 cups. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/cw1BH0N4mu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 1, 2015
2 cheese omelet. 3 egg whites, 1 whole w/1 slice each, provolone & swiss. Anjou pear, golden delicious apple. 431 cal pic.twitter.com/NqQdpeb3CS— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 1, 2015
FF/SF Bean & Provolone Tostada & a Guac Tostada w/42g avocado, lettuce, lghtsr crm (15g). Pear. 415 cal pic.twitter.com/IWpp35piaZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 1, 2015
Some afternoon coffee. "Some," as in 2 cups. Sugar free hazelnut in my Maxwell House Dark Roast. 30calX2 cups= 60 cal pic.twitter.com/JdV20sExEV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 1, 2015
2 cup refill earlier. I have zero excuse for not drinking enough, especially at work, where it's complimentary. pic.twitter.com/nGCSkg846U— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 1, 2015
Workout time. #elliptical ride. 2 cups water. #watertracking #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/P7SeQi5k7C— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Level 17, elliptical ride sweat machine. The #endorphinsflow freely, released by the energy of my body. 2 cup refill. pic.twitter.com/eMHdDkpR9b— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Dinner stuff... pic.twitter.com/S2gPJdczmp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Love kabobs. Chicken, tonight. pic.twitter.com/hTGdMIqRFw— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Chicken (7.5oz) kabob & 2 bell pepper & red onion kabobs. Grilled asparagus & sweet potato medallions (175g) 539 cal. pic.twitter.com/MDkrKQnlbZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
After dinner cup. Just one. Dark roast with sugar free hazelnut. 30 cal. pic.twitter.com/wmfYGLvEoT— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Small Cara Cara orange & Anjou pear. 160 cal. pic.twitter.com/GIs2tNRySt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
Net calories after exercise calories burned too low. Added 1 tblspn natural peanut butter. #lastfoodofday 95 cal. pic.twitter.com/3tPalpysm8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 2, 2015
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