Thanksgiving weekend was a great family get together all around. I had dinner with my brother and his family on Sunday, and with my in-laws on Monday. I missed dinner with my father because he was enroute back from Nova Scotia with my cousin. As always, everyone accommodated my diet and served lots of protein and veggies. I'm truly blessed to have such supportive and loving people around me. It had been a while since I saw my in-laws and both my father and mother-in-law were shocked by my appearance. I think the last time I saw them was Canada Day long weekend which was the beginning of July. My father-in-law told me not to lose anymore weight. I didn't have the heart to tell him I still had a little ways to go before I got my certificate!
I thought I was going in for my weigh-in this Thursday, but after being all confused like and seeing the date in my book for next week, then calling the clinic, my next weigh-in is scheduled for October 18th. I haven't stepped on a scale since I was weighed almost three weeks ago. And since I've gone this long, I can wait another week. I do know that my size 12's are getting a little baggy. And I'm a bit bummed because my fitted Levi Strauss denim blazer is getting loose. I'm gonna be super bummed if I have to let it go soon. I love it!
Running is going great for me. I'm fitting in all the practice runs I need and clocked over 40k last week. When started tracking my runs on my Nike+ Running app. back in June, my average pace was 8:30 per kilometre. My last run had my average pace at 7:09 per kilometre. I'm still not Speedy Gonzales, but I can definitely see improvement. My legs are definitely getting stronger, and I'm losing weight, which makes me faster. Have I mentioned lately how much I love running?
The new body still takes some time getting used to. I always over estimate my size. I was in a thrift store today and got super excited when I saw a size 12 corduroy blazer that was fitted with a touch of lycra. It was brand new and still had the original sales tags. It had a cool lining and was camel coloured. I whipped off my coat to put it on, only to be super disappointed that it was too big for me! Well not terribly disappointed, but I wish it came in a size 10! But if it did, I likely wouldn't have seen it because I wouldn't dream of looking in the size 10 section...until my size 12's are falling off of me!
|This cracks me up. My father-in-law bought the cake and|
has a very thick Sicilian accent...they obviously didn't speak
Sicilian accent because he told them to write Julien!
|He's so happy to finally have the Happy Birthday song|
being sung to him:)
|He loved having a birthday cake, but didn't even have a|
crumb of it. My kid does not like sweets! Can you