I’m one month into my two-month experiment to wear everything in my closet and not buy more clothes, and so far, I’m doing eh on it. I’ve been wearing things that I haven’t worn in a while, and I’ve gotten rid of a few things. I’m doing better about planning my clothes in advance, but even when I look at some of the outfits I’ve worn (and post on my new fashion blog that I’m behind on maintaining), I’m not super thrilled about what I’ve put together. I know some of that comes from being frustrated with my weight, but I think some of it also comes from not having good basics in my closet and from just buying things haphazardly without any thoughts about what they will go with.
Also, I’ve bought a few new and new-to-me items. I went to the Under Armour outlet and got a new workout t-shirt and pants, and last week, one of my neighbors had a yard sale, and I bought a few things from her. She has fantastic clothes that I can wear to work, so that makes it okay, right? Okay, okay, I’ll work on this a little more.
I love clothes, but I am starting to realize that I have a lot of uncoordinated pieces. I also don’t really have a style, so it makes it difficult to really shop. I browse and buy instead of shopping with a purpose, and it’s bad on my wallet and my space. Plus, I’m not really sure what looks flattering on me, so I buy things that I think are cute, but may not really look good on me when I wear them in real life. It’s hard being a girl.
I have one more month of this experiment, but I do intend to wear everything in my closet. We’re just now starting to experience autumn-like weather, so I have a lot of winter items that I haven’t yet worn. I will continue trying not to buy too many items either, but we’ll see how that goes!
Woo hoo! I made up for last week plus a little extra. That’s always nice!
Now for a little confession. I had a bit of a breakdown yesterday. There’s someone I know who started her health journey at the end of July, and she’s already lost 13 pounds. I really started hitting it at the beginning of August, and I’m only down 6ish pounds. I got so frustrated wondering why my progress was so slow, what I should do differently, etc, and I may have sent one of my gym’s owners a crazy Facebook message telling her about everything I do wrong and asking why those things have caused me not to lose as much weight as the other girl. Sigh. So, for anyone out there who is reading this and working to lose weight, don’t worry if you have crazy jealousy days because it happens to everyone! Also, my trainer said not to compare myself to anyone else. I think this is an important lesson because I compare myself to others in a lot of ways- weight loss, marriage age, clothing, etc- but this is ridiculous. God created me to be me not anyone else. I know that’s a bit simplistic, but if I can keep that in mind, maybe the comparison game won’t seem as fun anymore.
Anyway. Confession time is over, and I feel better now! Now, for some stats!
Starting weight: 167 pounds Current weight: 160.6 (so close to being out of this number range!!) Goal weight: 125 pounds
Blah. I gained a pound. It’s not completely unexpected because I missed a couple of workouts, got lazy about tracking, and couldn’t stay out of the kitchen on Sunday and Monday. It will just serve as motivation for me over this next week!
I found something interesting online today too. It’s a 5 week challenge for your physical and spiritual self. I think it’ll be a nice addition to what I’ve been doing so far, and hey, prizes can’t hurt my motivation! 😉 If anyone wants to join me, visit the website on the picture below. Good luck!
I didn’t think it would happen after going to the county fair and missing a week’s worth of gym workouts, but I guess the little bit of cardio I did helped! And with that, I’ve lost 5.6 pounds, so I’ve made my first goal (so I get some new nail polish)!! And on time!! Yay!!
No exclamation point for this one. I’m not really super thrilled with this. I guess I should be grateful for any loss, and I did eat pretty poorly during the weekend, but I was really hoping to reach that 5 pound mark this week (I even had some nail polish picked out lol). That just gives me more motivation to hit it this week!