Monday, September 29, 2008

Seriously? It's September 29th Already???

Where did September go? And more importantly, where did my exercise mojo go? Argh! While I am dieting most days and eating sensibly the rest, the exercising has not been happening very often. Boo on me! This will be a very slow process, weight-loss wise, if I do not get cracking on the exercise again.

OK. Tonight I ride my bike. And I will report in here tomorrow that I did if I don't post anything, y'all will know I'm slacking and then I will be embarrassed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Long Time No Post

So it's the day after my work's big shindig and I have to say, I was very happy with how I looked last night! I bought this cute top (in a regular store!) and wore it with my new black dress pants, and with this stylish necklace and coordinating earrings I was working it!!! I had a great hair day and was wearing black mascara (normally I wear brown for a more natural look) and I looked very dressed up, for me. This was a great benefit of my weight loss - choosing a nice outfit and feeling good about myself instead of settling for whatever fits me. Lots of pictures were taken - hopefully I'll see them at work tomorrow and will snag one for my blog if I look as good in it as I felt.

Edited to add in this photo from the event...I cropped it from a bigger photo, and what you can't see is I'm looking at one of my co-workers as he's selling some "cash bar" tickets, waiting to see if he would put the money into the cash drawer (he kept leaving tens and twenties out on the table) - it got to be funny after a while, although you wouldn't know it by the look on my face!

So...THE DIET. I have been kind of slack on it lately, and especially this past weekend, what with Hurricane Food. What, you may wonder, is Hurricane Food? Basically it's junk food. Lay in a good supply, because you may lose power and then you will be hot and bored and let's face it, what else is there to do but console yourself with food? There was a lot of chips and cookies eaten, even though we did not lose power. In case you think I am making this up about Hurricane Food, my co-worker, who lost her house to Katrina, told me last night that she spent the weekend with her cousin, who had every kind of chip in house, along with tons of cookies, candy and Shipley's donuts! So really is true.

Anyway, I got back on track on Monday - don't want to outgrow my new clothes! I would actually like to lose another 10 pounds by the end of October - not a huge amount, but a do-able goal. So I'll be shaking it (haha, get it?) more days than not, and eating low-calorie the rest of the time. Hang in there, my fellow dieters...we can all be grumpy and hungry together!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I Guess They Don't Want To Lose A Customer...

Weird conversation that I had with a salesgirl (heretofore known as "SG") at Lane Bryant today:

SG: Hey, I haven't seen you here in a while!
Me: I know, I've been losing weight so I'm trying not to buy much right now.
SG: Step back so I can get a look at you (I was wearing my "too big" clothes because I have to save the stuff that fits for work) - wow, you have lost a lot.
Me: Yep - and I'm almost out of fitting into your clothes. I'll be sad when I can't shop here anymore because everything is so easy to buy - you coordinate it for me!
SG: Well, we go down to a size aren't going to get any smaller than that, are you?
Me: I don't know...(thinking in reality, yes)
SG: Why would you want to get smaller than that? You should just stop at size 14.
Me: Well, we'll see...(good old non-confrontational me!)

Now, this salesgirl has always been very nice and helpful to me whenever I'm shopping there, and they are not on commission, so it's not like she'd be losing any cash in her pocket when I can't shop there, but I just thought it was weird that she would be so incredulous that I would want to be smaller than a size 14! I guess she is really content with her self-image - more power to her!

The reason that I was shopping in the first place is because last night I realized that the big annual banquet for my work is in less that two weeks - and of course I have nothing dressy to wear. I bought a pair of black dress pants - now I just need a top. I guess I'll have to hit the mall (ugh) this weekend.