Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Dilemma

Ummmm, is it strange that I did a bridal boot camp workout today? Keep in mind that I've been married for nearly 14 years. In my defense, it was a great workout. Although the constant encouragement about looking good on my "big day" was somewhat lost on me. Oh well, screw em. It was a good workout and I'll do it again. So there.

I'm beginning to think that I need new clothes. I'm trying to hold out until I reach my goal. I mean who wants to buy new clothes that I can only wear for a couple of months? I've lost 35 lbs as of today and my goal is 47. (Hey, don't judge me. The goal weight is a round number.) So only 12 lbs until I treat myself to a whole new wardrobe! In the meanwhile, I've basically got 3 pairs of ill fitting jeans and a random assortment of tees, vests and hoodies. Thankfully my workplace is super casual so that's an acceptable work wardrobe. But I am looking pretty schlocky. (Huh, spellcheck liked schlocky. Go figure.) My standards have fallen from "fitting well" to "staying on." If I can take off a pair of pants without unbuttoning them, it's time for them to retire. Other than that, it's fair game. I am so thrilled that my former skinny jeans now require a belt to keep them above the plumb line...if you know what I mean. Anyhoo, what do you think? Should I break down and buy a few things? Or just power on and subject all who know me to this slovenly existence?


Anonymous May 8, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

Hi Lori WHOO HOOO!!!35 lbs is AWESOME!!! I have lost a couple more but it is slow now.It's harder without someone looking over your shoulder every week huh? It also could be because I am working out so much with weights now."In training" ya know! Ride for a Child is GREAT incentive to get healthy! I would wait if I were you...only because your goal size will be ever so much sweeter when you get there. I am still holding out on new jeans until I lose the last 5 lbs. I am almost comfortable in the next size down and want to get there. Great Job Lori!! Keep it up! Laura (your "loser" friend)

LCM May 10, 2008 at 6:53 AM  

You have done a great job! I think you should treat yourself to at least one pair of jeans. It's amazing what an attractive outfit will do to motivate you. I lost 30lbs after Fiona was born...after the baby weight was off, and when I got new clothes I felt hot. Don't underestimate that! Even old married women, heehee

Anonymous May 10, 2008 at 2:13 PM  

Maybe just a few staple items, otherwise, it may be harder to stay on track to lose the rest.

Anonymous May 10, 2008 at 11:05 PM  

Happy Mother's Day, you skinny, gorgeous, fabulous mom!
Thinking of you~
Katie Newsom

The Tucson Gang May 15, 2008 at 12:08 PM  

You go girl! I think you'll need a bridge wardrobe...maybe a couple of pieces of clothing - that you don't pay a fortune for - that are disposable. You can donate them once you drop the remaining weight. WOW - 35lbs is an amazing accomplishment! I wish I had your drive!!!! Can't wait to see you in person!!!


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