Friday, October 30, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

I had to pull out my winter coat today. I am one of those people who hates feeling weighed down – and, therefore, is extremely averse to umbrellas, layers, and heavy clothing of any sort - so I was really unhappy that I had to finally give in and pull out the warmer wear. But, lo and behold, the jacket was really loose! It was sticking way out and away from my body at the bottom of the garment, leaving a ridiculous gape between the fabric and my waist and hips. And this is a piece of clothing which fit me tightly at the end of the last chilly season!

After I allowed myself a moment of pride over the too large coat, I set out on a long walk, with two short breaks part way through since I was still in the middle of getting stuff accomplished and running errands. It was so wet though! The sky was just pouring down the rain and I was soaked in less than ten minutes. But, I was determined to finish what I had set out to do, so I just put my head down and stayed the course. Luckily it started letting up about half way through my trek. However, even as I type this my jacket is still drying over the back of a chair, so it’s pretty apparent that I was not feeling terribly warm and dry for the rest of my day after the walk.

Anyhow, I am glad I finally got in some decent exercise, regardless of the cold and the wet that I had to contend with. I think that a hot bath is in order now to counter the chill that I still feel from being out in that miserable weather. I am definitely looking forward to Christmas and all the lovely holiday stuff that is coming up, but at this moment I just wish it could still be summer. The thought of dragging myself out in that kind of precipitation again to get in a good workout is less than appealing at this point in time.

- 9 glasses of water throughout the day
- 2 1/2 cups of spinach salad with bacon bits, grated cheese, hard boiled egg, tomato, mushroom, and vinaigrette
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 light Laughing Cow wedge, tomato, and pepper
- 8 melba toast crackers
- 3/4 cup fat free yogurt with 1 cup Force Active cereal
- 1 Mandarin orange

- 1 hour and 45 minute walk
- 2 sets of 5 push-ups


  1. I love that feeling of accomplishment when the clothes are loose when you have not worn them in forever! It just goes to show how far you have come!
    Have a great weekend :-)

  2. Hey! You just reminded me that I, too, have a winter coat to ry on -- last year it was bit too tight.
    Good for you for getting that walk in rain or shine!
    Determination is half the battle! You W*O*N!

  3. I'm running into issues with too-big coats, too. It's a very unfamiliar feeling, I gotta tell ya.

    Hope things dry out for you and that you have a spooktacular Halloween weekend!

  4. It was very unexpected... it never occured to me that the jacket would fit so differently!

  5. Isn't it awesome when you pull out clothes that are way too big for you! I just bought a new winter coat because my old one was HUGE!