You might notice right off the bat that I did not put my weight in the title as I usually do; that’s because I’m not weighing myself today! And it’s Tuesday, not Sunday that I’m writing my update….as I mentioned last week we flew to San Francisco this past weekend for a wedding and just got back into Hawaii a couple of hours ago.
We had a fantastic time while we were there! The weather was perfect; mostly in the 70’s, clear blue skies, I didn’t even need a coat (and it was a good thing, because I forgot to bring one!). But I have to say, packing is easier when you’re not fat. I can’t quite figure out why, but deciding what to wear is so much easier and for me at least, I don’t have to pack so much. I did do a little shopping in Union Square but for shoes, not clothes.
I’m pretty happy with the clothes I have right now and don’t feel the need to buy lots of things. When I was heavy, I kept looking for something, ANYTHING, that might look good on me. I did have fun trying on some sexy high heel shoes, but in the end thought I would kill myself trying to walk in them, so I’ll leave that for another time! (But I love buying other sexy things again!!).
The wedding was perfect! First, it was at the big Church on the Stanford Campus (which was modeled after St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice). The day was glorious and if you have never been to the campus at Stanford, it is one classy place. My husband got his MBA there in 1990 and it is still one of his favorite places in the world!
The bride and groom were beautiful, we had so much fun seeing old friends, and I sure didn’t mind the compliments! Here I am in my strapless dress along with the mother of the bride in HER strapless dress…..we have both battled our weight for so many years; who would have thought we would be wearing these dresses proudly at almost 60 years of age! She lost a lot of weight with Weight Watchers and a personal trainer getting ready for the wedding, so here we were on this special day, both feeling pretty damn good about ourselves! It was a true celebration of friends, family and good times.
We saw a wonderful exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park on Friday: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier….. fabulous! If it comes to a town near you, I highly recommend it. The wedding was Saturday, we saw old family friends on Sunday, and Monday drove up to Marin to have lunch with my old boss and his wife. We have always been social, and we try to do a good job keeping in touch with people; it’s one of the best parts of life; seeing people who have meant a lot to you in your past. And even though my weight never kept me from wanting to see people, entertain, be with friends, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t more fun now that I’m not so heavy. People who care about you are happy that you look better; that you look healthier, and they can see you’re happier. So the entire experience is just more satisfying. This photo was taken of my husband and me outside the restaurant where we had just had lunch….I couldn’t help but notice the heavy woman on the right when I downloaded the photo….that was me last year…..I wanted to say to her that there is a way!!! But of course, she will need to find her own solution, and I hope she does.
Even with all the social events we attended, I’m still eating small portions, but over the past 5 days I have eaten a lot of high calorie foods, and unlike my very disciplined husband who runs 3 miles every day, I didn’t get any good exercise in at all. I went out for a walk several of the days, but as I’ve learned, my walks are more like saunters; not the least bit aerobic. I feel like I’ve gained a lb. or two; so tomorrow morning I will hit the treadmill and start on my regular program. HEY! I think this is what normal people do!! And what I should have been doing for so many years…..you go on vacation, or to special events, you indulge, then you cut back and work out to get those few lbs off…..WHAT A CONCEPT!!!!
I’ll be back next Sunday and promise to add my weight status…..hope there have been clear blue skies in your week…..
A hui hou!
Queen of Crop