Sunday, May 16, 2010
I just wanted to share a couple of observations... about this new, fit, smaller body. 1. I'm still large. My size is going down but I'm not skinny and the past 2+ months of work weren't some weird insta-slim session. I sometimes have to remind myself of that. 2. I can no longer just buy clothes online. Kinda bummed about that. But clothes fit completely different now. I went to Target on Friday evening with Christy and tried on 8 different shirts in styles I would have liked pre-weight loss. All shirts I most likely would have just bought off the clearance rack at some point- no trying on, just buying a size I now will fit. But this time, I tried on all those shirts and discovered that clothes can actually be flattering. And unflattering. As I was pushing into a size 18 (XXL), I was just buying what looked roomy, was a color or pattern I liked, and was cheap. Now, as I bounce around in 14's and a few 12's, I want my clothes to be flattering and look nice. Which means actually shopping and trying things on. This is a good thing... but I will miss the ease of online shopping or just grabbing stuff off the clearance rack without a thought! 3. I have bones! My clavical (that front bone on either side of the neck that stretch out towards your shoulders) is more pronounced, defined. I'm really noticing my hip bones lately, too. When I lie down, when I'm sitting- I have hip bones that stick out. Other parts of my body that have been well padded are starting to stick out, be defined. 4. I can jog across a ________. If I need to get across the backyard quickly... if I want to cross the street or parking lot faster... if I'm trying to catch up to the family... whatever it is I'm trying to accomplish, I can jog a distance without being winded, exhausted, done. 5. As I get myself in better shape, I want my surroundings to be in better shape, too. I have more desire and energy to straighten up the living room, put away clothes, garden, and so on. It still isn't something I'd call a top priority- I really don't think Jeff or I inherited any sort of cleaning genes. But it's interesting that I have this drive, this energy, this need to move more and that housework is sometimes how that energy needs to come out. The journey continues... as for this morning, I'm off to run before church and a mom-and-kids trip to Ohio for the day!