First of all, Atlanta is hot as Hell today. Temperatures nearing 100F all week. Yuck.
Today was really fun, despite the heat. It was the first day back for teachers. I got so much positive feedback about how good I'm looking. Lots of comments. Lots of questions. The most interesting question was when people asked how much more I want to lose. That seems quite invasive to ask, but since I've been very open since the beginning, I answered pretty honestly. I don't think they intended to overstep boundaries at all. I think that helps me stay responsible. I've said (out loud) what my expectations are for myself. Everyone will know if I fail. On the good side, though, everyone will know when I've made progress. I loved it today.
My relationship with Max is progressing. We had our first tenseness/argument/problem. Turns out he found one of your blogs in the history of his computer, couldn't resist temptation, clicked around until he found mine, and read the damn thing (really just the parts about him). First, I've been very careful to make sure everything is deleted from his history, but I must have messed up once. Now, we've had some long discussions about some of the things I said about him (like when I said he was a little 'rough around the edges'). That's a conversation (or three) I could have done without. I'm hurt since he specifically knew that he wasn't allowed, but I have no question about his devotion to me at this time. First, he fessed up immediately when he saw me. Second, there was total fear/sadness/mortification in his eyes when he thought I might break up with him over this. I know he will not make that mistake again. I wasn't sure if I should blog about this, and your comments won't make me bring it up again with him. I promised myself that I would get passed this, and at this time, I think I have. He's done his penance in my mind.
I'm going out for a yummy dinner with my best friend at my favorite restaurant in Atlanta (Kyma Greek food on Piedmont Road). Points be damned ... I only go there once or twice a year. We've decided to go all girly and wear dresses, so I've got to go do my hair now. Opa!
P.S. A big shoutout and thanks to Spidey who mentioned me as this week's Weight Loss Winner on his blog. I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks Spidey! Can't wait to see who wins this week! I hadn't read his blog before, but it's awesome. Check it out.
P.P.S. I was also in first place for my team the Fit and Fabulous this week on Kim's Weight Loss Challenge. I'm so glad to be contributing finally, and I hope to make a good effort with Wednesday's weigh-in also.