Saturday, July 17, 2010

Advantages...

There are certain advantages a girl has when she's broken up from her "likes to cook" boyfriend. She's sad, she's busy, she hates grocery shopping, dislikes cooking and frankly is too lazy or tired or sad to be figuring out meals. There's also the fact I am no longer being fed carb-heavy pasta meals multiple times a week. Most of the stuff in my fridge is questionable and if it wasn't for the farmer's market and Trader Joe's, I'd have already died from starvation. As it is, I've skipped a lot of meals in lieu of fruit, popcorn, cereal, etc. And because of that, I've lost weight. I know it's not the healthiest way to lose weight but I do manage 2 decent meals a day. I just end up forgoing dinner unless I actually have dinner plans. Not to mention that pasta/bread heavy diet I was eating was going straight to my lower half. I was being strangled by the "fat pants"

I've been thinking about shopping a lot. But each time I think about going to any specific store, I change my mind. I know I'm losing weight. I know I need new cute clothes. I hate finding clothes that are my style that still look cute and fashionable on me. I'm a fun tee/tank, cargo/capri wearing girl with colorful flipflops and hoodie type of girl. But despite losing weight, I know I'm on a see-saw with it until I commit to some sort of fitness regime. I'm still trying to decide and work out when/how often I can fit that into my schedule.

Today, I was running errands around the city and I had some free time on my hands before an appointment..wondering how to kill 35 minutes. When I saw a huge sign beckoning at me from a known retailer...50% additional off SALE items. Ah...one of my favorite words. SALE! It's not as good as my #1 word...CAKE! But I'll take sale any day so I went in. I still wasn't totally in the mood to try on clothes but I ended up seeing a pair of cute below knee cargos. The grey pair was in my usually strangling size and the pale blue pair was in my usual size. Guess what!? I walked out of there with the grey pair (which I liked better anyways) and they fit...comfortably! They are still on the edge but it's incentive to stay in this size and even better was they were only $20 with the whole sale thing! It was a nice feeling!

Now to figure out this fitness thing so I can get my $20 worth out of these cargos! lol Every class I have taken lately has been a total dud. I don't really like working out either but I think it will help my racing brain plus tire me out so I can actually sleep more than 4 hours a night. As you can imagine, 4 hours a night is not enough and I'm kind of a wreck running on caffeine and adrenaline.

As I sit and type, I'm starving! I slipped two meals today and probably should have eaten pasta for dinner instead of my scallop entree. What am I saying!? I don't need pasta! I can finally fit into all my size 10s. Finally! My wardrobe has increased tremendously now!

Sorry for the stream of consciousness email. If you here for stitching stuff...come back tomorrow. I need to take pictures to post!

13 comments:

April Mechelle said...

I am like you. Just think if you are back into a smaller size in your closet... It is like having a whole new wardobe!! LOL

Jackie said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and the new grey cargos! Great job at finding the silver lining! :)

Carol said...

That is wonderful, Valerie! And I know that now that you've found yourself losing weight, you'll do everything to keep on track--including finding a type of exercise that you like. I find that I sleep so much better on the days I exercise and it is a major anti-anxiety helper... Good luck and wear those new grey cargo shorts with pride :)

Lisa said...

Congrats to your weight loss...I know that the "jump start" to it isn't the way you had hoped, but as mentioned it is a "silver lining" to the situation. I am glad to hear that you did celebrate with new clothing - for you do deserve it! It sounds like you have a realistic view of the how to keep it going in the right direction...with all the exercise options out there, I know that you will find one that suits you best. Take care and enjoy your new wardrobe!

Margaret said...

Great stuff about the weight loss! Don't forget the healthy, but keep on losing! :D Don't you love sales? They're the best -- especially when you're losing weight. lol!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

It is really fun (and truly necessary, I believe) to reward yourself with a cute something every now and then.

Deb said...

Congrats on losing weight! It's such a great feeling, isn't it. How about walking. That's what I do. I hate classes or having to be somewhere at a specific time. You can walk anytime!

Andrea said...

Cake! is my favorite word too. nd not being a size 10, I'd say I eat way more of it than you, lol!
Sounds very uplifting, trying on the strangle me size and finding that they don't strangle you. You deserve some happiness! :-)

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Julie said...

Well done on the sale purchase, its always nice to save pennies and have more for that next stash purchase.

Theresa said...

It always feels so good to fit in a smaller size clothes~~ I'm actually heading at the opposite direction right now, and it makes me sad.....

I'm not the working out type of girl, either, but I find exercising really does help me sleep better, especially the nights that I went to my Yoga class, it really helps releasing all the stress.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on loosing weight! I know that when DH is away, I tend to keep my weight much better. He always seems to feel that I can eat just as much as he can. HA! Just make sure you eat at least two good meals a day and stay away from the hydrogenated oils and prepackaged meals.

Meari said...

Good luck with finding that perfect fitness routine. I need one of those, too. Yuck, it's not one of my favorite things. Food is! LOL