Thursday, August 1, 2013

August news

Okay, business first.

August measurements (I did not take measurements in July, so these numbers are two months lost instead of the typical one).

Bust: 43.5" (0)
Chest: 37" (0)
Waist: 38" (-2.5)
Hip: 48" (-2.5)
Thigh: 26" (-3)
Calve: 20" (-1.25)
Upper Arm: 15" (-1)
Forearm: 11" (-1)
Neck: 15" (-1)

Total inches lost in two months: 12.25"
Total inches lost: 19.75"

My weight has plateaued in the high 240s - it varies between 247 and 249 and hasn't shown any signs of dropping.  I know why though; I've become very lazy with portion control.  I'm going to be stepping up my game in the next few weeks before school starts.  I've also been lazy with working out; again, going to step up that game before school starts.

Onto the fun.

My friend was here visiting last weekend and we went back-to-school shopping for clothes that (1) fit and (2) are professional enough to teach in.

Here's a little peak at what we found.

5 pairs of pants (including one pair of size 16 capris - they *almost* fit perfectly); 6 tops and one pair of really cute sandals (I can wear nice sandals to school in the fall).

Here's a pic of the size 18 jeans on - jeans that actually fit! :D

And then to top off the weekend, I found a size 16 little black dress that looks quite good (if I do say so myself).  I am going to a fundraiser this weekend and will be wearing it - I'll be sure to get a picture to show everybody!

Even though my weight is being stubborn, I am noticing how clothes fit differently (and that clothes that fit actually look and feel better) and being able to fit into sizes that are in the teens instead of twenties is a really good feeling.

When I started trying to lose weight I was wearing size 22 jeans from Old Navy's plus size department.  They had stretchy material in the stomach area and were the furthest thing from flattering imaginable.  And they were dangerously close to not fitting; realizing that the next step was buying size 24 jeans was a big catalyst to get my butt in shape.  Don't worry though; I've kept one pair of these jeans so that I can put them on and laugh at how far I've come; I'm planning an after picture in the jeans once I get to my goal weight - think I'll be able to fit both legs in one pants leg? :)

Perhaps even crazier, is the fact that I'm looking forward to going shopping again to find another pair of jeans and maybe some more tops before school starts.  Being able to fit into the things I want to try on in the fitting room is a crazy experience.

I'm not the weight I thought I would be before school started; but that's okay.  I'm going to challenge myself to see how healthy I can get in the next three weeks; I am planning to pretend like I am having to get to school by 7:15 in the morning (even if I don't actually have to) so that I get into the habit of waking up early, working out, getting ready and eating breakfast (and taking care of Owen!). 

And maybe I'll find some more cute clothes by the time school starts!