Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Off Track

Back in January, I mentioned that I was taking part in the Biggest Blogging Loser challenge, hosted by the very awesome Jennie. What I didn’t mention was that since the contest ended in March, I have been taking part in a similar, but much more laid back version of the same program, with a smaller (but even more completely amazing) group of ladies. And while I haven’t been losing weight at the same speed I had been in the first challenge, I was consistently dropping the numbers on the scale, however slight the change may have been from week to week.

Then we went to Indiana.

Now, having grown up in Indiana, I would have never even suggested that the state had much of anything to offer by way of ‘food you HAVE to try’, but I may not have given my beloved Hoosier state much credit, as this weekend was a big weekend on the food front for me.

Bub’s Burgers in Carmel (amazing). Double marshmallow Oreo frozen custard milkshake from Culver’s, home of the butter burger (perfect). 96th Street Steakburgers (so good). Skyline Chili (which is actually a Cincinnati thing, but they happened to have a franchise a couple of miles away from our hotel, and I am not one to pass up a shot at Cincinnati chili). There may have been another round of ice cream thrown in for good measure, as well as a rehearsal dinner at Maggiano’s and a ridiculously good piece of wedding cake. And that’s before I even start discussing the liquid calories from the weekend.

Let’s just say that we get one skip week over the course of this challenge, where we don’t have to submit a weight to the group at large, and I’m only about 150% sure that this is my week. I don’t even want to know what kind of damage I did last weekend…


Tank Top: Target
Sweater: J Crew
Skirt: Banana Republic
Sandals: Wet Seal 


  1. I adore that skirt! Especially with the green cardi. You're so cute!

    And I totally feel you on the eating thing. I went to Destin this weekend, threw my diet out the window and gained 4 pounds in two days! Good grief, there is something wrong with that! lol

  2. cute skirt and loving the green cardigan with it. very nice look. and um, yeah that food sounds ridiculously good (especially those burgers)! i can't stop eating. i ate so many sweets this past weekend. but they just tasted so darn good! food is such a pleasure to me! maybe i'll just never have a flat stomach. oh well, it's worth it.


  3. That shade of green looks great on you. We all are allowed to go off the rails for a time with our diets...

  4. That sounds like the PERFECT skip week! And so totally worth it too!

    I love the bright pop of green in the cardigan and that skirt is awesome. You look adorable!

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  5. I saw this and smiled :)

    My family will travel out of the way to get Skyline Chili and my parents have been known to send cans of it to my sister who lives in New Mexico. So good! :)


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