Dress Shopping

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I woke up this morning determined to get that shopping I was supposed to do yesterday done. Turns out they just opened a Ross down the street this weekend, and for once I made some really great finds, despite being in that no man's land between plus size and regular sizes. I found a black one-button blazer with cinching on the 3/4 sleeves that could be dressy or casual, and a dress to wear to court for the final divorce hearing (which was a 14!), and it's one of those dresses that look like a frilly button up tucked into a high-waisted skirt with a black belt a the empire waist transition. On top of that, I bought this dressy maxi dress thing in hopes I could wear it to the cocktail party/Cirque du Soliel show next weekend: It's a synthetic jersey knit material, sleeveless black with a jeweled scoop neck and a fabric band just under the bust. I think it's super cute, but the only problem is that it's floor length, and I'm wondering if that alone makes it a bit too dressy for something that most girls are going to be wearing "cocktail attire" too. I'm really lame with these different attire rules. Well, I've got a week to return it and find something better, I suppose.

According to the scale I'm down to 202.2 pounds, which is a 1.8 pound loss from six days ago. I would have preferred it to be over two pounds, but considering I got zero exercise in for the week, I'm not going to complain. I'm really, really close to Onederland! I would like to be able to be under 200 seven days from now, but it will more likely be 10-14. Either way I'm making progress, so I'm happy.

It's Sunday, which means I have to go back to work tomorrow (boo!). That, and this will be my last week as a temp! I'm both nervous and excited, and hoping I can come out of this transition financially. Thanks to missing three days last week, my upcoming paycheck is going to be pathetic, and I don't think I have enough in savings to cover the deficit. This also means I have to delay this month's accelerated debt repayments and I will therefore be a month behind schedule on paying off my credit cards. I'm super bummed about it, but I have to keep telling myself this is a necessity for the transition, and soon I can hopefully make up for that month shortcoming with the additional wages I will be making. I'm starting to get good at looking on the bright side of things, haha.

We just had a brief rain spell, and there's thunder in the distance. That combined with the drafty fifty-four degrees (Fahrenheit) and the cloudy sky, I'm positively sleepy, and am tempted to don flannel pajamas and crawl into bed with a book for the rest of the day (my goodness, there's less of it than I realized!). The drowsiness is probably also from the fact that, due to my inability to read nutrition labels, I consumed a late 1,030 calorie lunch today. The only good news is that my breakfast was only a hundred calories, and I'm stuffed enough to go without dinner, so hopefully it will all balance out.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It seems like quite a few of us had great shopping adventures! Here's a pleasant and quick week ahead!
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    1986 days ago
    Wow, it sounds like you found some really nice clothing out shopping. Another fan of black, I see, lol! ;) I wouldn't worry about what other people are wearing next week; you should just wear the dress you bought, and I'm sure you will look amazing in it. You should post some pictures!

    I know it's hard not to worry about money, but just think, in just over a week you'll be in a place where you don't have to worry about losing money for taking sick days. I'm sure you'll be able to regroup nicely when you start your new job. Just one more week to go. You can do it.

    And congrats on your weight loss. You are so close to onederland. I am so excited for you! :)
    1989 days ago
  • FIT@401
    You will be in onderland in know time. Great positive attitude even with all the struggles. Way to go emoticon
    1989 days ago
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