NO MORE FAT LADY CLOTHES!!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
There is a clothing store near my home that is going out of business. Probably at least half of my wardrobe is from that store. With their prices all being 40-60% off right now, it's SOOOOO tempting to go in and buy a bunch of clothes. But at the same time - I hate clothes shopping! Just another reminder of how fat I am, right?
But, as some of you read in my last blog, I do like to look nice, all the time. It's part of me. I don't do pj's in public and rarely wear even a sweatshirt because I am too afraid of looking sloppy. Sooo, again, clothing store with cute clothes and deep discounts?? It's the perfect storm.
Wait! I am trying to get thin and healthy! Hello! I cannot, and will not, go out and buy more fat lady clothes! Not until I start dropping sizes. Now, there are some things out of my control. A few weeks ago I noticed that the thin area on the inner thigh of my jeans had turned into a hole. As much as I hated to, I spent $25 on a new pair at Target. And, I haven't bought a new zip up (or button down) sweater in a few years to wear with my short sleeved shirts in winter. I know I need to get one. I avoided it last year because everything I saw was either sloppy looking or too expensive. And now, I only have one sweater, it's stretched out and too big and sloppy looking (and brown so it doesn't go with a lot of my black or gray clothing). It's time for a nice sweater. But other than that and a pair of boots, I should be set on shoes and clothes until spring when I hope to be buying new clothes a few sizes smaller.
My hubby has taken over laundry, and I am grateful. But he just doesn't see the importance of my shirts not getting dried in the dryer. If my shirts all shrink, I'll be forced to buy more fat lady clothes. NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
I know that I will end up buying more fat lady clothes no matter what. I will not magically jump from a 24 to an 8 or 10. But I at least want to wait until I can buy 18's or 20's and not more of what I already have plenty of.
Annnnndd, on the workout front, almost completed 4 weeks of 6x a week workouts. Today we did Week 4 Day 2 of C25K. It was rough. Just a few months ago I could run 30 minutes with no break. Now, since the stress fracture and taking a month off in the hopes (notice I said HOPES) that my knees would get better, I lost all that progress. It's a bummer, starting over like a newbie. But I am starting to feel pain in that same left tibia area again. I read on some running forums that people can get twinges of pain in old injury sites, especially stress fractures. It doesn't necessarily mean it's injured again. I am trying to think of a way to keep up my progress and not REGRESS and not injure myself. Joe and I have been debating on whether or not to stop the running program, but seriously, it means so much to me to be able to say I finished it. And, last time my leg pain was never actually diagnosed as a stress fracture and no fracture was seen on the x-ray. Dr said it probably was, but results were not conclusive. What if back in March I COULD HAVE kept running. I don't want that to happen again. So, my plan is that I will finish out Week 4. This weekend I will skip the one hour bootcamp which can be brutal on your legs. Hubby and I are going to put together a ST routine that focuses on arms and abs for my Saturday workout instead. Then Sunday is off, then next week we will do Week 4 again. Week 5 is quite a bit harder than Week 4. By the end of Week 5 I would be running 20 minutes without stopping. I think my leg needs some recoup time. I really hope that the extra week will do the trick and I don't have to stop running AGAIN.
Well, there you have it. No more fat lady clothes and the great "to run or not to run" debate.
A nap sounds good right about now...