Baggy clothes

So I’ve come to the realization that my clothes are too big for me now.  I’m down 2 sizes – but that depends on where you shop.   Some stores only sell sizes from 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.  While other stores sells clothes in the odd sizes; 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.  If you were to combine the sizes – then technically I’m down 4 sizes.  FOUR sizes!!!! I like the sound of that.  It’s got a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Pretty soon, I’ll have to start shopping for a new wardrobe.  I’ve been holding off because I’m still not at my goal weight.  What’s the point in buying new clothes now, when I’ll have to buy new clothes later?  Granted, my pants are really baggy on me now and I need a belt to keep them up.  The funny thing about wearing pants that are too big for you – when you put a belt on and tighten it – it looks like you have bubble butt.  Yup, that is NOT a good look – funny – but not a good look.

Published in: on April 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Are you kidding me? I can fit into a size that is TWO sizes smaller than before?!

So this past weekend I tried on some capris in a size that was two sizes smaller than what I would have worn in January.  THEY FIT! AND WERE NOT TIGHT!  Oh holy hell, I thought.  Was this mis-tagged?  Did I get a defective one?  So I had to go grab another one in the same size and try those on.  Yep – they fit!

I’ve been stepping on the scale a lot and love that I’ve been losing about a pound a week. I just never thought I’d be this close to my goal weight of 115 pounds.  Now, before you freak out and wonder how skinny does she want to be???  I’m short.  I’m only 4’11”.  My weight should be in the 105 – 115 range supposedly.  I think 105 is a bit too skinny for me.  115 is good – I’d rather have muscle definition & a flat abs than be skinny with no muscle definition.

I have yet to retake my measurements.  I’m assuming I’ve lost inches all over considering I can now take off my pants without unbuttoning them!!!!  I know, I know, it’s time to go shopping for some new clothes.  I was holding off on that.  I still have a gut though – need to really focus on that area.  The only way to do that – I need to work on my nutrition.

Well, I can’t diet.  I suck at dieting.  If I tell myself I can’t have something – I will constantly think about it.  What I have found that works for me – is to just have smaller portions.  I’ve stopped going out to lunch everyday at work.  I would hit a local Mexican place and order fish (soft) tacos.  I thought I was being healthy because it was all fresh ingredients – nothing deep-fried.  Then I found out the calorie count of the fish tacos were MORE than what I was supposed to consume in a day if I wanted to lose weight.  Oh holy hell!!!! That was an eye opener.

So I cut going out to lunch and started to bring my lunch.  I’m not very good at preparing meals to bring to work, so I usually buy frozen dinners like Safeway’s Eating Well, or Amy’s Organic frozen dinners.  I try to stick to the ones that are less than 300 calories and low in sodium, and so far it’s worked for me.  In between meals, I will have a P90x protein bar.  There are times though, that I wished I had a blender at work.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to make a Shakeology shake for lunch.  A chocolate peanut butter banana shake, or a chocolate cherry raspberry shake… the list goes on but those are my two absolute favorites!

Published in: on April 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shin splints suck!

It’s a new week. I started having shin splints last Sunday – noticed them on one of the walks around the Miwuk neighborhood. On Tuesday, I noticed that the muscle, just below the knee felt like it had a knot that ached. And this was while sitting down! I thought, “Crap – that sucks!” I checked symptoms online and did a shout out on Twitter. “Sounds like shin splints” was the majority of all the messages. Damn! So I did more research on how to treat it. I had to rest my leg, ice it and stretch it. I’ve been resting it, icing it and stretching it – and it’s killing me that I can’t do my cardio workout.

On Saturday, I went to get a massage to get it fixed – or at least stretched out as much as possible. My massage therapist did the best she could in the time allotted. She said that my leg was so tight and she needed more time, so I’m going back sooner than later.

In the meantime, I’m still icing it and stretching it the best I can. I will workout tonight – but will only do Lean Circuit 1 and will go easy on lunges. Maybe I’ll throw in some PiYo and see if that will help.

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I ate too much

So this past weekend was busy for me. On Saturday morning I participated in the Climb For Air vertical race (f/k/a Climb California). I’m happy to say that I beat my time from last year!! I climbed 52 floors, 104 flights of stairs, 1,197 steps all in 18 minutes 30 seconds! Boo ya! (Next year I plan on beating that time.)

The next day, around 6am, I, along with the hubby, pup, and friends, were on the way to Miwuk up in the Sierras.  One of my friend’s family owns a cabin there.

The indulgent eating began with a stop at Peet’s Coffee – before the road trip really started. I ordered a Dark Cherry Mocha – WITH whip! (Oh, so I asked for non-fat milk but really who the hell am I kidding?? It’s a freakin’ mocha!!).  I also ordered a ham and cheese croissant (but didn’t realize that the chick gave me a chocolate croissant until after we hit the open road – oh well.  Chocolate croissants are the BEST!)  One of the girls bought a bag of lemon vanilla shortbread cookies – YUMMY!!!! Oh so damn good! I’m really surprised we didn’t devour the bag in the 2 1/2 hour car ride!!!!! Last year that bag would have been empty the second I opened it!!

After about an hour, we hit the little town of Escalon and stopped for breakfast. AT. McDonalds.  Yup – you read right, at Mickey D’s. (I rarely eat fast food like that).  Everyone ordered a Mickey D’s breakfast, and my hubby went next door and ordered a breakfast sandwich that was most likely way more healthy than my msg-infused but oh so tasty breakfast.  Though, 30 minutes after eating it, I felt like I was dehydrated & bloated, like I hadn’t drank any water in hours.  (But the bloating was most likely from the the Dark Cherry Mocha I had earlier)

When we reached the cabin, we unpacked the car and decided to walk off the fast food breakfast in the neighborhood for about an hour or so.  After the walk, we drove out to the town of Twain Harte to hit their grocery store since we needed stuff for snacks before dinner.

What did we buy? A block of Irish Whiskey Cheddar for the hell of it, a bottle of Habanero tequila infused olive oil (for dinner– that oil has a KICK), bread, crackers, and many other cheeses.

The Irish Whiskey Cheddar is SO DAMN GOOD!!!!! OH.MY.GAWD.  I have to find out the name of it, so that I can find it here at home.  (But maybe it’s a good thing that Trader Joe’s doesn’t sell it here)

What did we munch on for snacks before dinner?  All the cheeses, apples and caramel sauce – which after looking at the calorie info – 100 calories per teaspoon… So how many apple slices, dunked in caramel sauce was eaten?  A lot… Calories in one glass of wine? Calories in cheese slices?  Forget it – most likely blew the calorie allowance for the day in one sitting!!!!  And that’s before dinner.

For dinner we had carnitas and a Mexican salad.  We should have had margaritas too, but instead we finished off three bottles of reds.  (We love to drink wine).

Breakfast the next day – pancakes, fruit, eggs, bacon and real maple syrup.  Lunch was all about eating the leftover carnitas and the rest of the cheese and crackers.

I know I ate more calories than I should have though.

We did do some hiking/walking around – so some calories were burned off – but that was probably the equivalent of what I ate for breakfast!!!   I have a lot of work ahead of me to loose the pounds I gained since last weekend and this week.  I have to lay off cardio since I possibly have shin splints in my left leg and it’s killing me not doing the Insanity workout!!!

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