Monday, May 4, 2009

Best Girl's Day Ever!!

Saturday was sooooo much fun. It involved a lot of shopping. We spent hours inside of JCPenny (we had coupons - which is so not us to use them that is why we are so proud). Let me preface this post by saying my best bud is 5'8 and a size 10 (with a flat tummy). This after having twins a year ago. She has her body issues too, but not like the rest of us.

I am 5'10 and currently a size 16 (bordering on a 14 - that is to say on Saturday I tried a size 14 shorts that had about 8 inches of muffin top, however I did get them zipped and buttoned - that poor button). At Avenue I can easily wear a 14 but in other stores, not so much.

So this is the first time that my BB and I could shop in the same store. In the dressing room I was in, I found some interesting outfits that someone left behind. I decided that if it fit I would try it on and then go to her dressing room. Oh yes, it fit. It was an awesome outfit that I think was left over from 1989, including the shoulder pads. We delighted in it so much we had to take a picture. Here is where I would share the pic but it is on my BB's phone. That turned into me picking out some fabulous outfits for my BB to try on. We laughed so hard, it hurt. We were so annoying that a salesperson came in and asked that we get our clothes and leave because customers were waiting. Oh yeah? Well so was I. I waited a long time to be able to enjoy time shopping. Usually it is a lonely and not fun experience. I did not leave. I moved into BB dressing room and started trying on people's left overs in there. God I love JCPenny (best workout yoga pants, by the way).

We also got pedicures, which is when I was told I had an ingrown toe nail (no wonder it hurt). I had never had one before. And we went out to dinner at a fabulous restaurant and had a cocktail and everything. I did not even gain any weight (and I ate a lot - yeah cheat meal!)

However, Sunday I made all my fabulous Cinco de Mayo foods (early I know), but it sure was heavenly. My weight went up half a pound. I paid for all that eating today at the gym. My trainer is really burning up my muscles - jerk.

Today we were off school (scheduled holiday, not swine flu). I went to see my doc because I have had some bad dizzy spells the last few weeks. I suspected my blood pressure medicine so I tracked my blood pressure for a week. A few things happened at the doc's office.
  1. My doc did not recognize me because of the weight loss and I was just there in January
  2. She took me off all my blood pressure medicine - yeah!! I have been on it for at least 7 years.
  3. I had to come back later in the day and have the ingrown toe nail removed. Yuck!

So that was my fabulous day off: workout, doc, nap, laundry, blog reading (my fav), and now procrastinating school work for the kiddos. We are making the cutest Mother's Day cookbook. Writing with kids is so entertaining. I highly recommend it.

On a random side note - my mother pointed out to me that I was a size 16 when I moved to Texas 9 years ago. The funny thing is, I currently weigh 30 pounds more than I did when I moved here. That is how much of a difference exercise can make in your body. It just proves to me what I have been thinking this whole journey. I do not want to get back to something that I once was, I want to create something that never has been. I am not quite sure what all that entails yet but I am enjoying the journey of discovery along the way. Enjoying that day of shopping in the same fitting room with some of the same clothes with my BB was worth every calorie counted and every challenging workout. I look forward to much, much more.


Anonymous said...

I loved this post! I can't wait to be able to enjoy trying on clothes in a normal store!

Fat[free]Me said...

Truly a wonderful post. I am dying to do the clothes thing too and well done on getting off the BP meds - fantastic!

I love your plan to not aim to go back and be something you once were - it is an opportunity to move forwards and be a whole new you! I shall try to follow suit!

Aimee said...

"I do not want to get back to something that I once was, I want to create something that never has been."

you're fabulous - i love that line.

Aimee said...

check out my blog - i picked you!

Sandy said...

Glad you had a great time!!!! I need an uplifting post to read today...well I would pass on the toe nail, lol!!!

Keep up the great work!