On Saturday, I went to my parent's house to get a bridesmaids dress shortened. The wedding is Labor Day weekend. As per previous posts, I've been trying to lose weight for hmm.. the last ten years! But more specifically at least ten pounds for this event but can't seem to get focused. There was once a time when I was super healthy, motivated and had will power when it came to resisting sweets and unhealthy foods. But for some reason a few years ago, I fell into this other school of thought that you only live once, and might as well indulge. I don't know where that idea came from and I don't think it's a good rational. I'll always be able to eat a nice piece of birthday cake, chocolate chip cookie, etc. Life is full of possibilities and there will be other opportunities to indulge. So I need to get back to being focused.
So I can barely breathe in the dress. My stupid plan to get a smaller size in order to motivate me was just plane stupid. Maybe it would have worked if the dress were at my apartment as a reminder.. anyway, now I'm freaked out. I have 3 weeks to absolutely lose five pounds. I don't even think that's possible. I guess I can do push ups, etc. as well as give up sweets and maybe even carbs completely. Oh yeah, and drinking? Oy vey. Meanwhile, as of now- this week I may go out to dinner Tuesday, have a dinner and birthday party on Wednesday night, a work event Thursday and who knows what the weekend will bring. Wish me luck.