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Went workout clothes shopping tonight...mixed feelings

Monday, December 11, 2006

Well, I went shopping tonight and wanted to get some more workout clothes. I want to look and feel good when I go to the gym.

I stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods first, and I'm mad at them. They didn't have a THING for Plus-sized women!!! Of course, they have TONS of gear for large MEN, but NOTHING for women! And...a couple of those sports gear makers think that XL = 12-14!! Come on...us bigger girls want to work out and look good too!

So...I left with just a couple of pairs of workout socks. :-(

I went to Lane Bryant next. I got a tracksuit in the next size down. :-) It is a tiny bit tight, but I'll shrink into it. I got an 18/20 top, and 14/16 pants!

They had some Danskin leggings too. The 14/16 fit size-wise, but they were LONG. I have an average inseam, but the waistband went halfway up to my bra, and the pants were still 2 inches too long!!!

I was kind of bummed that the smaller clothes don't really look good yet. Sigh...I know slow is good, but it gets frustrating at times too. And I have these horrible rolls of fat on my belly! I guess I didn't really realize it until I was half-naked in front of a full-length mirror! They are definitely a LOT looser than they used to be, but they look horrible. Makes me sad on one hand, but it's a DEFINITE motivator to get to the gym on the other hand. :-)

Next training session with the weights is Wednesday night. I think my muscles will be recovered by then. ;-)
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    Suze, being in front of a dressing room mirror can be harsh - its one of the reasons I started to lose in the first place. It brings home the TRUTH about your size and where you are - there's nothing like a 3-way mirror to re-motivate me! Keep going - you WILL get into those smaller clothes, but give yourself some time! You've come a LONG WAY!
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