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it feels like winter

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Let me just say that I am not loving this winter weather. I clearly need to buy more heavy sweaters, but I don't really want to buy any bulky clothes. I need to find a good way to stay warm without adding bulk. I am supposed to go shopping for Christmas gifts this weekend, so maybe I will have to splurge and by myself some new winter clothes. It's not that I haven't bought myself plenty of new clothes this year, it's just that I am buying more warm weather clothes... probably because that is what is on sale when it is cold out and I tend to be a very frugal person. Also, I am still not a big fan of shopping because while I think my body is looking great, I still get hung up over the sizes I have to buy. Also I want to know why I have to buy an 11 or 13 if I shop in juniors but in women's clothing I wear 8 or 10. But even that is all dependent on the brand and there is never any way to know what size you're really going to need... Maybe I'll just stick to buying sweaters. They are easy, just head for a medium and I should be okay... However, I would also like to get a really cute dress for the holidays.

Anyway, I could probably blather on about clothing issues for a while, but that is not really important. It's more interesting than nutrition. I know how to eat healthy, but sometimes I choose not to... that's the general theme of most of my blogs. I make some healthy choices and splurge some... It's great for maintenance, but not so much for weight loss. I guess I need to buckle down and get rid of at least 10 more pounds before I allow myself to settle into maintenance mode. After 3 months of really trying to eat right and exercise and now basically pleateauing for a month, I am ready to just maintain even though I know I technically should keep pushing and try to get my weight down a little more. If I could just get down into the upper ranges of a healthy BMI, I would be very happy and content to stop trying to lose weight, because that is the main reason I'm still even bothering. I don't look like a model, but I have a really good figure and I could be very happy at this weight except I want to be able to say that I am within the normal range on BMI... Ugh... this journey is getting tiring...
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CLRWILLIAMS25 12/6/2012 10:58AM

    The clothing size thing is definitely annoying. It would be nice to always be whatever size in every brand. We need clothes options like men's clothing- waist and length.
The journey gets especially hard during the holidays when there are treats, special events, parties and other reasons to indulge a little bit. honestly, I think maintaining through the holidays (especially if you're at your last 10 pounds to lose!) should be seen as a victory! Don't beat yourself up over it. If this is really going to be a lifestyle change, your lifestyle has to take into account indulgent days. It may help to change up your workouts a little bit or add in some HIIT to give you that jump start to losing the rest of the weight. Good luck!

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