Sunday, April 06, 2008
This afternoon I went shopping at Kohl's with my middle sister to get tops and some pants. We both really did not want to go, but we had to anyway. She is in desperate need of tops - non-knit tops that do not cling, and pants. She was a size 2/4 a while back, but she's really a size 7 now. Not feeling great stuffing 10 pounds into a 5 pound bag, if you know what I mean. So her self-esteem and body image were really low when she came crying to me and asked if I was ready to go shopping. So we went.
I hate Kohl's BTW. Used to be a big fan, but after they screwed me out of $50, I refuse to go there; but I had a gift card that needed to be used up, so we went. I have not been clothes shopping in MONTHS!
Styles suck. What's with the 70s prints out there? It looks like Mrs. Roper exploded in there. I hear that the baby doll, empire waist look is out, but lo and behold - everything was that! I'm trying NOT to look pregnant anymore, thank you very much. Not like I want to see the trandy belted shirts and high rise pants everywhere either. Dresses everywhere in that stretchy clingy material and awful 70s prints. I don't go anywhere that dictates I need to buy that many dresses. I take care of little kids 2 days a week and were jeans and scrub jackets the rest of the time.
I want to buy normal, classic looking clothes off the rack and not out of a silly catalog!! Delivery me from LL Bean! (quote from Beetlejuice). Call me cookoo, but I'm the wannabe J Crew, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean shopper...I haven't done it yet because of my size and I'm not made of money. Can we say conservative in the clothing department? God bless JCPenney and their annual clearance! I made a killing there in 2005 - $8 Worthington mid rise pants, thank you very much!
But I digress. I don't know what size I am! So we start looking around and I grab all the XLs and hesitate on some L's tops. I grab a size 14 pair of pants for sh*** & giggles. Good news - most of the XLs do not fit in the shoulders. Too big. OR The cut of some of the tops in the XL were cut VERY close. Any XL girl would have gotten depressed at those. The large sizes were weird too...2 more punds down and I'm there, but mainly they were poorly cut and UGLY. Not enough for me to be tempted to purchase any of them. I wound up buying 1 shirt in 2 colors, that fit nice, but will fit even better in a weeks or so. Apt 9 brand.
Best news of the night - the size 14 pants fit too big! They fit, but they were baggy in the ass and thighs. I fairly screamed in the changing room!! Did I buy them, you ask? Hell NO!
It was then and there that I decided that I will not buy anything - if I can help it - until I hit my goal weight. I'll muddle through with what is in my closet for now. I have enough pants to get me by, and tops too. I am determined to get to that goal weight in the next few months. To spend money on a pair of pants that will be loose in 2-4 weeks is ridiculous! It is against my frugal mom-like brain!
So I guess I just threw down my own gauntlett.
When I hit my goal weight of 150, I will buy myself:
- 3 new pants
- 5 new shirts
- all new bras
- all new underwear
That should hold me over for a while until I decide if there is more weight to be lost.
Oh crap - I just set down a challenge. Now I'll have to do it.
I hate shopping...now I have to pick the store too. How horrible is that!
I hope that incentive check comes in by then...
Saturday, April 05, 2008
My cold is almost over! I can feel it!
No sore throat, cough is almost completely gone, some slight sniffles but no major nose cloggage. The best is that my chest congestion is gone and I can breathe deeply again! One more day of TLC and I should be good to go! And even then, I'm back to baby steps again so I don't relapse. That would just stink.
Thanks to everyone who gave me well wishes over the last week and a half - it really meant a lot!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Today is a great day. I weigh 168. My halfway mark was 168.5 and I punched through!
I'm a little bit in shock. My brain's body image is still in, what I like to call, "fat mode" - but the mirror and clothes say different. It makes me happy and proud that I made it this far.
I can actually see my goal weight as possible. I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing and keep thinking thin.
Quick note: I'm still sick with this lingering cold. Colors are changing, but it's still hanging on, and now my hubby has it. From what I gather - it's more of a 2 or 2.5 week cold than a 1 week one. I have not worked out in 1 whole week and it is killing me, but I guess my metabolism has changed enough to continue weight loss, and that makes me happy even though right now I am sick.
Monday, March 31, 2008
What I say is true. First thing this morning after my blissful night's sleep last night (thank you Nyquil) was the greeting of the phlegm!
I know - that is SO gross to write about, but the awful truth is that it's a sign! My cold is on its way out!! HOORAY for phlegm!
I'm showered, fully dressed in my workout gear, makeup & hair done, shoes on and ready to start the day!!
Laundry, babysitting, laundry...that's the MO for the day and I am very happy to be doing that! Oh happy day!
Phlegm, I love you!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Gotta love family gatherings. Easter. The whole in-law family got the sniffles/ear infections/upper respiratory infections. A few individuals from each family in complete and utter misery.
We had a Christmas like this one year, except it was the flu!
I've been off my exercise routine since Thursday. I figured a couple days off would be no problem. I feel like I'm missing something now. Who'd have thunk it!!
I've been drinking water, keeping within calorie range - if not on the lower end of the spectrum range most days. Message boarding is at an all time low. My attention span is short because I am so tired. 3 hours of sleep last night.
Hopefully this shall pass this week.
The Pop-up is loaded 90% and almost ready to go!!!!!!!!
So much room in this thing!! I can't wait to go!
Today's blessing to be counted:
- The popup is in great condition and closed well
- hubby cleaned out the shed, tossing a couple ancient cabinets
- we got the kids outside for some exercise and air
- the kids fell asleep fast
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite ;)
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