Cut (Weigh-in)

So I guess that with all the excitement over pasta and puppies and haircuts (oh my!) this week, not to mention that li’l ol’ Monday holiday that we owe to Dr. King, I kinda forgot that yesterday was Wednesday. Which means I totally forgot that I was supposed to weigh-in. Oops.

Well, never fear! I will be making up for it today and you lurkers will indeed get to see this week’s weighty number. But first, the moment I know you have simply been waiting on pins and needles for…

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Le Before.

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Le After.

It’s not too-too different from how it was before, but I’m really digging it! Sarah, my stylist, brought the back up to my hairline and then just re-layered it all over, just like many of you suggested! I didn’t lose that much length in the front but the mullet-esque look is finito. Huzzah!

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In true fashion, I forced my roommate to take many, many photos of me hamming it up with my new ‘do.

I think it’ll be really fun to experiment with, too! Put in tons of wax and pomade for an edgy, rocker look, or flatten it down and add some shine for a kind of ’20s flapper vibe. Variety is the spice of life, no?

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Okay, okay, last ones, I promise.

Post-haircut, I met up with Reema for dinner at Sweetwater Tavern, one of our favorites! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fully resist the pull of the Ozzie roll… another whoops to add to yesterday’s list.

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I had a glass of pinot grigio to start, then had a deceptively UNhealthy dinner of soup and salad!

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A delicious crab & corn chowder, and a salad with chicken, goat cheese, grilled corn, dried cranberries, and a champaign vinaigrette. Ah well, at least it was delicious! Let’s see how it affected my belated weigh-in, shall we?

Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 194.2 lbs
This Weigh-in: 193.9 lbs
Difference: -0.3 lbs

Well, given the incredibly 4 libbies I dropped last week, I’m not too surprised by this. Especially given the aforementioned less-than-stellar eats from yesterday. Regardless, I’ll take it! Every tenth of a pound lost is a loss nonetheless, and I’m whittling my way back down towards the 180s week by week. It’s happening! This is definitely going to be my year… she says in the middle of January. Heh.

Onward!

Thank Goodness for Trader Joe’s

I think I may have found a wrench in my “dump everything and move to Boulder as quickly as humanly possible” dream.

I think I'll keep it.

Bailey informed me that there are, in fact, no Trader Joe’s in Colorado! And I’m just not sure how I would cope with that.

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Case in point: yesterday’s grocery shopping extravaganza!

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Left to right: TJ’s white bean & basil hummus, dolmas, fresh mozzerella balls (hehehe… balls.), 2 cans of light coconut milk, jar of peanut sate sauce, can o’ pineapple.

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Jalapeno chicken sausage (yum!), frozen mushroom ravioli (to add to my stash of I-don’t-wanna-cook back-ups in the freezer), bacon ends & pieces (for cooking — much cheaper than whole bacon!), ground turkey breast, chicken breast tenders.

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Kale, sliced mango, brussels sprouts, two limes ($0.39 each!), two kiwis, baby bell peppers (literally the cutest thing ever), mini heirloom tomatoes, and seedless red grapes (tucked behind the tomatoes, you can’t see ’em.)

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Misc: Garlic-infused olive oil, maple syrup, wasabi almonds (!!), whole wheat hot dog buns.

And ALL of that (which really is quite a lot!) for less than $80! I. Love. Trader. Joe’s. After doing my happy-pantry-dance, I got to enjoy this view for the next hour or so:

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BAHAHA. Love you, Reema!

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We went to Sweetwater Tavern, where I indulged just a little much. But if you saw my daily eats from last night, you can kind of tell I had adjusted my day to account for eating out. I just didn’t factor in that I would desperately be needing one of these by the end of the day:

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Hehe. I drank half of their prickly pear frozen marg (which was more than enough for me — is it possible my alcohol tolerance is still in Boulder?) before Reema graciously helped me out.

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I got crab cakes! They were about one-tenth the size of the gargantuan crab cakes I had in Baltimore, but unlike those, Sweetwater’s have like, zero breading on the inside, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

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I swapped out the regular fries that came with it for sweet ‘tater ones. Plus cole slaw. Ate it all. Totally delicious, totally worth it.

What’s your favorite going-out-to-eat indulgence?

Sushi’s kind of a no-brainer for me, so I don’t really count it as an answer to this question, haha. So I guess I would say that I love me some crab cakes, and seafood in general will always be my choice. That section of the menu is always the first to jump out at me, hehe. I imagine that most men would probably be a pretty easy guess: STEAK!