My in-laws have decided to move in with my sister-in law and they have been getting rid of household items. They had a Nordic Track that I hoped would be offered to me. Well, guess what? It was! Yesterday, my father in law offered it us and we were able to take it home. It took me a little while to get it going as I found it awkward. Today, I was able to work out on it for 2 hours. I had to break it up in one hour sections but I did it. I really liked it. It was a lot of fun. I now need to find a place for it to go. I do not think that smack dab in the middle of my dining room is good place for it. I have a couple of ideas and I will have to wait and see what hubby thinks of it.
I do think that this is going to be my winter workout. Now that it is getting colder here in Ohio I won't be able to go on my bike rides. I have to think about cancelling my YMCA membership as the scholarship amount I was given is higher than what I can afford. It went up $13! The funny part to all of this is that there is a section on the application that asks how much you can afford. I put it down and the amount that I will have to pay is almost 5 times what I can afford. Well that is all from here. I hope everyone is having a good week.
Yes, I am Princess Glutina. I have been gluten free for over 16 months. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have improved in knowing what I can eat and what I need to stay away from. Sometimes I end up being glutened but it is only because I forget to ask family members what is in a meal. They know I am gluten intolerant but forget and put something with gluten in a meal. You live and you learn.
I just returned from Disney World and they are wonderful when it comes to having items that are gluten free. I stayed on Disney property so we had free dining for our whole visit. This gave me 1 counter service and 1 sit down meal a day. I even get one snack. I was able to talk to a chef for all of my meals. They would tell me what I could have or walk me through the buffet. I loved it. I have to admit it felt nice to have someone pay that much attention to my dietary habits. The snack was a little harder to find. I do not usually snack so I skipped it most days. I used my snacks and brought back bakery cookies for my hubby.
If you ever go to Downtown Disney please look up Babycakes. It is a gluten free and vegan bakery. I am not a big fan of gluten free cupcakes but these were wonderful. Babycakes is also supplying the Animal Kingdom with some little cupcakes as a snack at an allergy free kiosk. If it goes over well at the Animal Kingdom it will be implemented in the other parks. I went to Customer Relations and sang their praises.
My sincere thanks to the Disney Corporation for taking my allergy into consideration. I was able to eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant and they are using a computer screen for ordering. I had to use an allergen tab that showed me what I could have. This was great. The chef did not have to take time away from the kitchen to come and talk to me. I had a lot to choose from- and usually I don't so I was happy.
I hope everyone is having a great start of the week.
Today I decided to spend some money on me and buy some much needed clothing. I am going to Disney World next week with my friend and her daughter and I need summer clothes. I really haven't been able to go clothes shopping since I was laid off. I have been able to get a couple of pieces here and there but it isn't much.
On Wednesdays the local thrift store has the whole store 50% off. I went early and started to find clothes. I was there for about 2 hours. I tried on shorts, jeans, tops, and dresses. Some of the stuff fit me perfectly and some other stuff didn't. It was a huge NSV for me because I did not get upset if a particular size did not fit. I can fit in to a size 4 pair of jeans but according to Ann Taylor I better look for an 8. The old me would have been very upset by this. The new me moved on and found a different pair to try on. Now I know, I will never be able to wear a size 4 dress because I do not have a size 4 chest. I can wear a size 10 in that department. I am ok with it. None of the dresses I tried on fit. Better luck next time. It was hard finding items in my size. (I know I won't get much sympathy for that one...hehe) There were tons of 10-12. I wish I had known this when I was that size.
Overall, I had a lot of fun. There was a lot of trial and error since I am looking for clothes that actually fit. I had to relearn how to dress my body. I have learned it is better to get something that fits and flatters rather than to settle for any size. I still have a hard time with this because I still see myself as chubby and tend to buy things that are a little too big. I would buy clothes that were a 2x even though I wasn't that size. I'm still learning...baby steps. For the first time in my life I was able to find and wear designer labels. I know it is a little vain...but it made me happy. I'm also thrilled for the first time since I started going with them to Disney World I will be wearing all women's clothes. Yes, I wore men's shorts and shirts because they were comfy. Now I am finding women's clothes that fit. You know what? They are comfy too.
Yesterday I decided that it was time to get a proper bra fitting. I hadn't had a proper fitting since I lost the weight.
Here is a little background info. About 12 years ago I had a reduction since I had horrible back pain due to having a 36FF chest. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made and always recommend women to look into it if they are in a lot of pain. After I had the surgery, I went down to a 36D. When I was at my highest weight I went up to a 40 D. All of this with a 5'0 frame. Not only is it a pain to find clothes that fit because I was overweight but it was harder finding clothes that would accommodate my chest.
I was able to go to a certain lingerie store and had a proper fitting. It was wonderful. She helped me get my new measurements and was able to find the bras that would fit me. I was in the changing room and it didn't even bother me that she saw me in my bra without a shirt. A couple of years ago I would have been horrified to have some one see me like that. I felt great with my new found bra knowledge. I was even happier with my increase in self esteem and positive self image. As soon as I get a job I will be going on a crazy bra shopping frenzy.