Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I wish that clothing sizes were regulated, or at the very least there was a single standard everyone used. I got rid of my size 16s and dug out all my 14s to hang in my closet. So I go to get dressed for work in the morning, pull out my nicest pair of size 14 slacks...and they are too big! This is a good thing, right? I'm excited, maybe I've gone down another size!
So I put them in the donation pile and pull out the next pair. I can't pull them up past my thighs. I check the tag...size 14. My bubble has burst, apparently I am not size 12 yet. I go to the next pair...I can get them buttoned but they are skin tight and because of the style poof out around the belly. Yep, another size 14. I try the 4th pair and they fit perfectly.
Is it too much to ask clothing manufacturers to set a standard so we, the customers, know what to expect based on our measurements???
Saturday, January 29, 2011
A coworker & I have been talking about wanting to try Zumba for a few months now. We want to find something close to the office so we can go after work. We live in completely opposite & far directions, and since neither of us wanted to go alone after work is the solution.
Due to my extra-curricular schedule with my children Friday is now the only day of the week open to do this. So upon my return to work after the holidays/vacation 3 weeks ago I commenced a web search for a Zumba class that fit our criteria. There was one option. I called last week, got the information, but since it was Friday and neither of us had our exercise clothes we agreed to go next week (which was yesterday).
First, Mapquest lies. Our 20 minute drive was more like 30+. Then the road the community center is on is split in half and we were directed to the wrong half (there is a building & park splitting the road).
We finally make it there right at 5 as the class starts. We are not registered or changed and have 3 people yelling at us to get in the class. We rush to change at least our shoes & into t-shirts. So clad in jeans we run into the class which has started and is halfway through the 1st song.
Mind you, neither of us has ever even seen a Zumba class before, let alone been in one. Let's just say if anyone had possessed a recording device of any sort last night we would have had to hunt her down and commit grievous bodily harm to ensure that recording never saw the light of day LOL.
That said, it was fun, although primarily for laughing at how poorly we did. This was actually the 4th class in the 6 week session so we are waaaaaaaay behind. We agreed to stick it out for the last 2 classes and then start the next session (so we'll be waaaaaay ahead of all the other newbies).
Friday, January 28, 2011
I have 5 cats. I did not start out to be the crazy cat lady, it just sort of happened gradually without my noticing, kind of like my extra weight. But I take care of them so I don't qualify yet for an episode of Animal Hoarders, or whatever the name of the show is that my daughter watches.
Anyway, one of my cats is named Turtle and I know she loves me, her adopted Mom, in her own special kitty way. Turtle's special brand of love involves chewing on your hair while purring so madly you think a train is coming. I don't think she actually eats the hair since I have not found any hairballs, but she definitely likes chewing on it.
This brand of love isn't too bad on the surface. However Turtle really brings her love home by also kneading your scalp, your face, your ears, or basically whatever is in reach with her needle sharp little claws. In & out on some very sensitive areas.
At 3:43 in the morning.
This is not a pleasant way (or time) to wake up.
This is Turtle a year ago. She has much sharper claws now.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Per the scale this morning I am now down by 15 pounds! WooHoo! And officially in the 180s. 5 pounds left to go down a BMI level to merely "overweight". Next week I take measurements & I've been sleeping pretty good.
I feel like a Sparkler today! (except for the whole being up at 5 am thing, which I could have done without LOL)
(edited for spelling)
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