No weigh-in today (not until December 1st, remember?) – but I did want to give a little status update. 🙂
Week was good over-all I got to the gym, I did a great series of stretches for my hip (and it’s feeling A LOT better!) and I started weeding through clothes. I am a pack-rat ~ and I have things in size 26/24/22/20/18….it’s kinda nuts. This weekend the plan is to discard (and donate of course) things I will not ever wear. To be frank, I bought some of these skinny clothes 5 years ago. No lie. So, styles change – my taste has changed…it’s time to reevaluate.
Now, my second clothing dilemma is how long to hold on to my “too big” clothes for. I need to take a tuck in the waist band of all my jeans this weekend (woo!) – but how long do I keep things like bulky tops or shoes that are too big? Little known weight-loss fact – your feet change size. In my case, it was pretty drastic. I used to be a 9.5 shoe, and now my size 8.5’s fit! So, in some cases I can add inner soles and make the shoes that are too big fit….but in other cases I think it’s time to donate them to Salvation Army.
This is a scary spot to be in. I have donated “too big” clothes more times than I care to recount. So, part of me is petrified to donate them; then not meet my weight-loss goals and have to buy fat clothes again. Another part of me says “But this time you’re sticking with it! You’ve consistently lost weight every month this year!“. (huge!)
What do you guys think?
This weekend I need to kick it up @ the gym. I built 2 new workouts for myself to try Saturday and Sunday ~ and I have my very last ATS bellydance class for Level 1! I’m so excited. This class has been a godsend in more ways than one. Our next session will be on Thursday nights, which will be hard once a month w/ my pager rotation, but I’ll make it work.
Oh, and I have given up alcohol until Christmas. Truthfully I don’t drink often (only when I go out, never at home) so it’s not THAT big of a deal, but it’s one more way to save calories. 🙂
Lastly, here’s a snapshot taken last weekend after a bellydance show. I’ll post the performance once I have the video!