I went clothes shopping at one of the large department stores today since I received a gift card from my in-laws for Christmas. I never once had to wander into the plus sized section! That sure felt great!
I knew they would be too small, but I opted to try on several pairs of size 14 jeans so that I could purchase one in anticipation of leaving the realm of the 16’s within which I currently reside. All of the pants could be done up – some much easier than others – but none of them left me without a muffin-top. I definitely am not a size 14 yet, but I was already expecting that outcome. I choose the ones that fit the best and purchased them so that I now have something to aim for. I am pretty sure that if I was stuck for something to wear I could put them on now and go out without feeling too self-conscious. They certainly had the least amount of stomach poking over the top of the material when done up!
I also bought a couple of simple new long-sleeved shirts and some underwear (all larges). I can’t believe that I am well and truly out of the ‘X’ sizes! I also looked for new exercise pants, because mine start to fall off now if I move around in them too much, but wasn’t able to get any that I felt comfortable in. The one style I liked was only to be found in an extra large or a medium – which were too big and too small, respectively – so, again, the large would have been the size of choice had it been available.
I had some success with a couple of medium sized tops that I decided not to buy. Plus, I tried on a really cute small tank top since I could not find it in a big enough size, but I am certainly not there yet. It wasn’t hideous though… there were lots of rolls, but it did cover everything which I found remarkable.
The one bad part about my fun shopping excursion was that I was so focused on finding new garments, and on my multiple trips into the change room to try everything on, that I didn’t realize that I was getting hungry. Before I knew it, several hours had passed without me eating and I suddenly crashed. I am one of those people who can go and go and go until my blood sugar gets too low and then I am a bumbling idiot teetering on some overly-emotional edge. It’s very rare that I get to that point, but today I did. Ugh! My wonderful husband pointed my towards the supermarket, I got some sushi, and I felt better after just a few bites. It’s amazing how much our bodies really are effected by how we fuel them.
Overall, the day was very good and I am feeling more on track with the exercise. Regardless of the blip with my energy level I know that I ate well today, so I am happy about that too. Things are moving along and I can’t wait to be able to pull those size 14’s on without any hesitation. One day soon… one day soon…
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 1/3 cup corn
- 1/3 cup roast potatoes
- 3/4 cup honey mustard glazed ham with mustard
- 3 cups spinach salad with cheese, croutons, red pepper, dried cranberries, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 chocolate
- 1 bite of smores pie
- 9 pieces of shrimp combo sushi rolls with soy sauce
- 35 minute walk
- 7 push ups
- 3 sets of 50 stomach crunches (1 straight, 1 right, and 1 left)
- 25 side lying leg raises for each leg
- 15 lunges for each leg