Thursday, July 26, 2007

Beauty and Weight Loss

I had two great things happen yesterday. Both of them made me feel like a million bucks, so at the end of the day, I was a 2 million dollar woman.

After work yesterday I went to my WW meeting and am down another 3.6 pounds for a total of 13.7 in 6 weeks. I LOVE it!!! I don't feel deprived and am finding awesome and very easy ways to eat things that I enjoy but modify it so that it is much healthier.

I found a fantastic webside that gives really good alternatives to your favorite high fat, high calorie foods. I made their chicken strips and they were awesome. Almost as good as the deep fried ones. These were dipped in egg beaters, rolled in ground up Fiber One cereal and baked in the oven. It reduced the calories from about 1100 to 200. Devon gave them a 7 out of 10.

Last night I went to karaoke and was sitting at a table with the normal peeps drinking individual pitchers of water and having a lot of fun. I got up and sang All That Jazz by Catherine Zeta-Jones and noticed that there was a really good looking guy TOTALLY checking me out.

At first I thought it was a fluke but every time I looked his way, he would catch my eye and smile at me. This hasn't happened in a very long time if you remove the dirty old leering men from the mix.

I was reduced to junior high behavior with my friends Jen & Poppy. I turned to Jen and told her that I thought that the guy was checking me out. She confirmed my suspicions.

For the rest of the night, we exchanged smiles and looks. When I got up to sing, he would turn his chair around to watch me and was effusive in his applause when I was done.

Around midnight he and his friends got up from their table and he came over and asked me what my name was. I introduced myself and he told me that his name was Jed. He had light brownish blonde hair with blue eyes. He stood about 6 feet tall and had a nice, athletic build.

Jed: " I just wanted to come over and say hello and tell you how beautiful you are."

(Me??? Beautiful???? ***SWOON***)

Me: " Really? Wow! Thank you! That was very nice" (as you can see, I was VERY well spoken LOL)

Jed: "Well my friends are leaving and it was nice to meet you" and he starts to walk away

Me: "Wait, do you have a phone number?"

Jed: "I am not looking right now, I just went through a divorce. I just wanted to tell that you are beautiful."

We said our goodbyes and after he left I was mentally kicking myself for not giving him my number and telling him to call me when he was ready to start looking.

I went home with a syrupy smile on my face and am still walking around here with a two million dollar smile on my face.


Freckle Face Girl said...

How sweet!!! That was a wonderful compliment.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Yah! You are beautiful and deserve to be hearin' it from tall handsome strangers.

Later gorgeous.

Sizzle said...

boost! that's so awesome that he came over to tell you. YAY!

Moonbeam said...

Oh my, how I love these kind of stories.

Just the kind of boost you need right now. It's so nice when someone takes time to tell someone else something flattering and uplifting. Especially a dude.

egan said...

... and now I have a syrupy smile on my face. Wow, what great stories Rachel. I love that this guy was so honest about his personal life, crossing fingers he was.

Keep up your hard work on the WW front. That's great news.

reformattingmybrain said...

Aaah Rachel - That's wonderful! Of course you've been beautiful :-) It's so awesome when a stranger makes a special trip just to let you know that though! And to tell you that and then let you know what he'd just gone through, but still wanted to let you know - WOW!

Babybull40 said...

Nice job.. You are Beautiful.. and Jed doesn't know what he is missing out on.. I hope you run into him again.....Ciao Bella

Rachel said...

Freckle ~ It was SUPER sweet.

Lady ~ It was the cherry on top of the best hot fudge sundae day that I have had in a long time.

Sizzle ~ I thought that it was REALLY cool. Especially because he didn't have any kind of ulterior motive.

Egan ~ Yeah, my syrupy smile is still plastered on my face right now.

Reformat ~ I was a tad disappointed that he didn't want to give me his phone number but still, it is a moment that I will remember for a very long time.

babybull40 ~ I hope that I run into Jed again too. I go to that bar almost every Wed. so maybe we will see each other again.

Not so little Woman said...

Yay for compliments! And though giving him your number would've been a good idea, it's no biggie. There's plenty single men where he came from. I admire him being honest and not asking you for a number after his divorce. Many other people don't care less and just want to rebound.

Anne said...

YAY, chica! Keep up the good work on the WW. You're running perfectly in line with an excellent goal at 2 lbs a week.

It was also so very nice of Jed to compliment you. I think you're beautiful inside and out but it never hurts to hear it from a perfect stranger.

Eric said...

Maybe that should be your new go to song at karaoke.

Rachel said...

NSLW ~ I thought that it was really cool that he didn't ask for my number knowing inside that he wouldn't call.

Anne ~ I am really, really happy with how WW is going. It seems that I go little loss, big loss, little loss, big loss but I am not complaining. I will take any loss.

Jed was a complete gentleman and I will always remember how he made me feel.

Eric ~ I sing All That Jazz almost every week. It is really fun.

l.b. said...

Congratulations again on your weight loss. I'm sure you look gorgeous, as you always have, but I bet as your confidence grows you will get more and more looks from the boys. Attitude is essential

evil-e said...

good story...

Karaoke night will be anticipated a bit more I suppose.

It is good to hear that you are making significant progress on the WW. Keep up the good work.

Churlita said...

Good for you. Maybe he'll be there again. I would never had the courage to ask for his phone number. It seems as though your confidence is way up and that is always beautiful.

Tara said...

I'm feeling all giddy for you about Jed! That is awesome!! And that is also excellent news about the progress you're making!