Saturday, June 04, 2011
Today I went shopping with my mom, she is a super-shopper, the person that I've shopped with all my life and she knows me better than anyone...I really, really needed some slacks for work. We recently got a new dress code at work that said we couldn't wear jeans AT ALL - what!?!?! Ok, so I've lost 28-29 pounds and I've gone down 4 pant sizes and I really have little to wear. I have 2 pairs of slacks that were in my closet that I 'shrunk in to' but they are really over a size too large...and I bought a pair of slacks several weeks ago when I shopped with my daughter...and those fit kind of ok right now...I shopped in jeans that were at least a size too large...
I bought a pair of jeans in 16 long today...and I bought a pair of slacks (that are just a little small) in size 16 that I will be wearing in a couple of weeks...and I bought 4 shirts, all XL (not the 2X I was wearing 5 months ago!) I went to my niece's graduation party feeling FABULOUS and looking long and lean!!
I don't have many clothes...I really don't want to make an investment in clothes that I don't intend to wear for long...but I do have to look presentable at work.
Sizes are crazy, fits are weird, shapes are strange...and that's the clothes, the body is even more confusing!!!! But...I'm just taking it one garment at a time, praying I don't have too many meetings in the same week with the same staff (the key is to keep moving so no one notices that you are wearing the same thing as last time they saw you!)
So, this shopping trip wasn't hugely successful in number of garments purchased, but to fit in a 16 long...honestly, almost brings tears to my eyes. Today I honestly saw a glimpse of just where I MAY be able to take my body through this journey...Blessings my SP Friends! May you too see a glimpse of your inner greatness!!!! Karen
Monday, May 30, 2011
During the summer we usually buy food that we don't normally have in the house because the kids are home all day and they consume enormous amounts of food - ginormous, enormous quantities of food...so we shopped on Saturday morning, stocking up for summer...including pop tarts. My beloved and I do this shipping without the kids, but trust me, with their input (!)...
So, pop tarts...hold NO desire for me at all! I haven't been eating sweets!! But then my son said "Cherry Pop Tarts"!?!?! And said he does eat cherry...and from that moment on, those d$@& pop tarts were screaming at me from the pantry. I tried everything...Water, a nap, reading, laundry but they would NOT shut up! I ate a pack, both of the nasty, frosty, sprinkly, really pretty disgusting pastries...and they were marginal at best.
I logged them... and I'm over it...but dang, what a waste of calories, sugar, etc. I could have wasted the same on cheesecake!!!!
Thank you friends! This is an interesting journey...I will not let pop tarts derail me and the good I've been doing. It's a little stone in my shoe, a bump in the road. Karen
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I've been married for almost 17 years...and I love him, I really, really love him. He is the father of the children that I was told I would never have (100% chance of never having children without major medial intervention) yet here are the lovely children, sired by him, carried by my own body...the children, 12 and 14 years later, are 'the frosting on the cake'...the man and I who created them are the cake. We really are a great team, we are really, The Team. I love him more than breath, I love him more than life itself and I love him more than the children that we created together, against the odds of being able to make miracles.
So, since I've made wonderful, beautiful children with my mate...do I deserve more? Yes, I do. God gave me these children and a wonderful husband to prove His power, now He give me Spark to give me health. You are all my proof that God wants me to be healthy in His name. Blessings from Him, to all of His children. Karen
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