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The Jeans

Thursday, December 04, 2014

I posted awhile ago that I'm in this weird place where I've lost some weight, but not a lot and very proportionally so nothing is really too big, but things are a little bit looser in general and overall I just feel a little dumpy and frumpy. So, I finally went shopping.

And in the middle of it, this was my mindset:

And you can see from all the likes how many people agree with me on the denim issue. Why are jeans so difficult?!

In the end, I bought one pair of size 12 Petite jeans that are still too long unless I wear 3"+ heeled boots, which is fine until it starts getting icy. But I was happy that at least they are a size 12 instead of a 14 and I tried to focus on the positives even if by then I hated my body and everyone at the mall.

Anyway, on the upside, today is the first day I have worn said new jeans to work, and earlier today my colleague told me I look great and these jeans make me look "long and lean" which is hilarious given the height problems previously mentioned.

But still, I'll take it. Long and lean, indeed!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SMILINGTREE 12/5/2014 8:55AM

    I know a few people who get all of their jeans tailored. It's understandable! (I have the same too-long-in-the-leg issues!)

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PRETTYPITHY 12/4/2014 8:24PM

    Jean shopping is the worst. But they are great for accountability! When I gain weight I can delude myself into think it is okay -- but the jeans don't lie!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 12/4/2014 3:55PM

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3 weeks, 30,000 miles, 3 pounds ... Sort of

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The title is a bit fudged, but ...

In just over three weeks, I've flown just under 30,000 miles, and when I came home my first weigh-in was not quite three pounds heavier than when I left.

A day later, that went down two pounds, so I'm guessing there's an element of water retention at play. That and the scale is obviously psychotic so it'll probably go up 12 pounds tomorrow just to screw with me.

But all things considered, this isn't too bad. My last trip was 12 days. Twelve days of irregular exercise, sleep, and food patterns, 100% restaurant meals, and the last few days were in Japan where vegetarian is barely even a concept which left me with plates of plain rice or pasta and nearly no nutritional value.

That was my last travel stint of the year, and I'm not going anywhere until mid-January. I AM SO GLAD TO BE HOME. Granted, I've been wide awake since 2AM and I could do without this part, but once I recover from the jet lag, I look forward to grocery shopping, cooking my own meals, and returning to my regular vegan ways.

I went back to boot camp last night for the first time in two weeks. IT WAS ROOOOOUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH. It's amazing how fast strength can go away. I did run several times while I was away but I admittedly slacked on the whole strength training component, and boy did it show. But I'm back. I would've gone back this morning except I was worried I'd fall asleep in the middle of it (see previous comment about 2AM wake up call).

I'll be back tomorrow morning - after a good night's sleep. Tylenol PM induced, just to be sure. I am not opposed to better living through chemistry.

So, good morning! How have you been?!

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PAPER_WINGS18 11/20/2014 4:00PM

    I think you did great, all things considered! That sucks that Japan's idea of vegetarian is just carbs galore. (I'd be in Heaven, ha!) But ~3 lbs. isn't bad. And look at you, getting right back into the swing of things with boot camp!


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FORZACHANDMATT 11/20/2014 10:05AM

    So glad you don't have to travel again until January and great job getting back to boot camp

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SMILINGTREE 11/20/2014 9:25AM

    hoorrray! for homecomings :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/20/2014 7:21AM

    3lbs is really not bad after so much travel! I gained 12 after a flight back from New Zealand (you're right, the scale is a psycho).

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A Good Problem To Have

Monday, November 03, 2014

I've lost about 12 pounds now. Which is great. Yay! Go me!

The problem ... and I use that term in the best possible sense of the term ... is that it's all coming off very evenly. Follow me here.

My clothes are not really too big. But they are looser. So I find myself putting my jeans in the dryer a lot to try to shrink them up a little.

But now my jeans are all faded.

My sweaters are pilling.

And faded.

But it's not worth it to go buy new clothes yet.

If this isn't the epitome of a first world problem, I don't know what is, but still ...

I just want to lose weight faster so that I can warrant a shopping spree.



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MARYONAMISSION 11/4/2014 12:49AM

    Lol, good problem indeed. I suggest you buy a few things to get you through. Great job on your weight loss so far! Keep up the good work.

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EVIE4NOW 11/3/2014 9:53AM

  Faded or not, I'll bet those jeans are comfortable. Try a 2nd hand store or a goodwill type store. You will be able to get a lot without spending a lot for those in between stages.

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CRACKERS4554 11/3/2014 9:46AM

    Congrats on the 12 pounds! Your workout schedule is fantastic and should help you drop those pounds in no time! Head to the nearest thrift store if you need some retail therapy!

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NELLJONES 11/3/2014 9:15AM

    Sounds like the clothing equivalent of hair that is between short and long when you are letting it grow.

Faded jeans are the best, especially when you fade them over time rather than paying the manufacturer to fade them for you.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Woo hoo, look at me go flip a freaking monster truck tire!

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VANGO79 10/21/2014 9:42AM

    Get it girl!

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APROMISE4ME 10/19/2014 8:09AM

    Fantastic workout ! Thankyou for sharing this !

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MOONGLOWSNANA 10/18/2014 8:31PM

  And with proper lifting technique as well! emoticon

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DEE1221 10/18/2014 7:06PM

    emoticon You Go Girl!!

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SMILINGTREE 10/17/2014 1:55PM

    You are a total bad a$$! Go! Go! :)

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MOJO0607 10/17/2014 10:31AM

    How awesome! And empowering!! Way to go!

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Cardio Circuit Madness! And Tire Flipping!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today was the kind of boot camp class I LOOOOOOOVE!

Being kind of competitive but super slow is not a good combination because even though everyone is super supportive and amazing, I can't help but constantly notice the fact that I'm dead last, or behind on reps, or using a lighter band, or whatever. But today was circuits! Just me all by my lonesome. No comparisons, no noticing that he's doing 50 when I'm doing 15, or he's doing a mile when I'm doing half that, or whatever.

Ten stations:

Step ups on the monster truck tire
Monster truck tire flips
Double cone ladder with sprints
Double floor ladder
Jump Rope
High knees side steps
Squats with 8 pound ball throw downs
Box jumps
Squats with 8 pound ball toss ups
Heavy rope swings

Four rounds of one minute on, 15 seconds rest between stations, then a bonus mini round of 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest between stations.

It was awesome!

Awww, bummer, I wanted to share a video of me on the tire flip - a FREAKING MONSTER TRUCK TIRE FLIP - but spark won't let me upload a video. Stupid spark. :(

**UPDATE** Go look at the next post, I uploaded the video file separately.


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