A virtual hoard of the shiny things I find on the internet.
So I haven’t mentioned this much, but since Tom mentioned buying smaller clothes the other day, I thought maybe it was time for an update.
I’m down almost 40 pounds. I finally reached the point where I could no longer put off buying new clothes, because my dresses were literally falling off my shoulders. At the office. Not good. I needed new jeans months ago but resisted buying them because it was almost summer and there’s no wearing jeans during DC summer. But now it’s fall, I have no wearable jeans, and the first thing I am doing with my Fridays off* is to go out and buy a pair of jeans that fit.
I bought a bunch of new dresses this week- nothing fancy, just some Old Navy stuff. Because when you have to replace nearly your whole wardrobe at once and you still aren’t sure how long the new stuff will fit, you go inexpensive at first and then add nicer stuff as you go. The new dresses fit well, and might even be a half-size too big.
I also bought a pair of workout shorts to wear when I’m riding my bike in a dress. A size smaller than I would have expected. I expected to feel like a sausage bursting from the casing, since they are compression shorts. But they fit. With minimal muffin top.
What’s more, although I’m not riding my bike the long workout distances that Tom is, when I ride to work, I’m riding at higher gears than I used to, so improvement on that front as well.
I… I just don’t even know.
*Did I tell you this, Tumblr? Because of our website relaunch being moved up, I basically canceled my whole life all summer and discovered not too long ago that even with the week and a half I was going to be out of the office on vacation this fall, I still had so much use-it-or-lose-it vacation time to burn that I could take Fridays off for the rest of the year. So that’s what I’m doing. Of course, the problem is that my boss also has to burn a bunch of vacation, and there’s only two of us in the department, so… basically hope no one needed anything in the fourth quarter.