Ask anyone who has just gained weight or is overweight if clothes shopping is fun for them.
If you would've asked me last January, I would've told you just how much I hated it.
Last Saturday, I packed up the twins into the van and went shopping for a pair of pants.
I very excitedly donated my size 14's, and 12's to a local charity two weeks ago, and since then I only have one pair of pants to wear out casually.
I did keep a pair of size 14 jeans though to keep track of my progress and hopefully take a great "thinner" picture in them this summer. I'm hoping I'll be at my goal weight by then.
I also kept some of my workout pants because I can tie them at the waist to fit better.
It was however funny when I didn't cinch the waist of one of the ones I was currently wearing, and they started falling off. Lucky for me, I was working out alone in my own family room!
I'm not THAT comfortable with my bum!
Anyways... back to the shopping trip.
I went to Ross. It's a great store where you can buy a whole bunch of stuff at really good prices.
I ended up coming home with
*size 10 jeans @ $12.99
*size 10 grey pants @ $10.99
*medium size grey rayon shirt with cute ties on the shoulders @ $6.49 (clearance, and totally cute!)
*medium size black/white chiffon see-thru short sleeve shirt @ $11.99
I was a shopping machine! I only spent about $45 and bought two tops and two bottoms!
I also felt good with the experience because $20 of the purchase was a gift from my bday back in February.
The best part of this shopping trip was that I dropped down a couple of sizes in pants, and I actually fit into medium sized tops!
I haven't worn medium tops in over 5 years!
I was talking about the experience with my husband a couple of nights ago, and I started crying.
Yes, I was actually crying. Happy tears though!
It was fun to shop again.
It was exciting to fit into tops that I didn't think I could.
You know, the ones with buttons in the front?!?!
I used to really hate those because I have some pretty big boobs, and whevever I gain weight, I gain it there first.
I just wanted to share this good experience with you.
You readers are such great supporters.
I 've been feeling like my feet issues are setting me back.
Yesterday, I signed up to try out a small local gym by my house, so I can use their more "modern" bike. I really hate the stationary bike at my clubhouse.
This gym is giving me a week for free, and they also do just "month-by-month," so that might work out for me. It's brand new too, so it's pretty nice.
I lost 2.5 pounds!
Yay! I'm so grateful that my feet problems didn't set me back this week.
I'm determined to get on the bike 4-5 days a week and burn off calories and fat.
I'll take a pic of my new cute earrings that I buy today. They're my "20 pounds gone" reward!
Have a happy and healthy day!