Taking the full measure of life

Weekly weigh-in

October 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

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My weight this week has been all over the place–all. over. the. place.  Three pounds up from my last weigh-in one day, and one pound down from my last weigh-in the next.  Then two pounds up the next day, etc.  And I’m actually okay with that.  In the last two weeks, I stopped taking one form of new birth control due to an allergy to it, and after my rash from that cleared up, I started taking a second form.  My body is going, “What?? What?!” hormonally, and I don’t blame it.  My emotions have been doing something similar.

For my weigh-in, I am going to count this morning’s weight now that (I think) my body is starting to be okay with the new hormonal settings.  So if I count that, I’m down half a pound–177 even. I’ll take it.

I had a big, expensive NSV this week.  It finally got cold enough in Georgia for me to need my sweaters.  I got down my box of winter clothes—mostly XLs—and . . . everything in it was too big for me.  Swallowed me.  Would not work.  I gave some away and threw some (stained, or ratty) ones away, and that left me needing to buy more.  (Actually, first, it left me rather cold on the morning that all this occurred; then it left me needing to buy more clothes.)  I wear medium tops now–size 10-12.     The sensible part of me knew I should hit the thrift stores to see what I could find, but I didn’t do that.  I couldn’t help celebrating a bit.  I didn’t go crazy, but I bought several tops from L.L. Bean and Lands’ End . . . and one from the Banana Republic outlet.  I justified it by saying a) this is a celebration, b) I am getting high-quality tops that are now a bit snug, so they will see me through a while, c) these are tops that will still serve someone else well when I am done with them, and d) I can afford the new tops.  All of that is true, so I’m just going to run with those emotions.  Honestly, I should still hit the thrift stores to look for a couple of button-down shirts to go with my new sweaters (and to wear on the days it inevitably creeps back into the high 60s in Georgia in winter).

Bonus:  I got to give some of my now-too-large clothes to my friend Les, who is also losing weight and had hit a threshold for needing new clothes, too.

Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Arlene W. // Oct 28, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Every time I try to comment, my friggin computer breaks its on-line connection. Errrrg. I’ve got to get around to calling out a tech guy or waiting until Matt gets a new computer and I get his hand-me-down.

    I like the concept of aprovechar. I’d never heard about it before and it is so right on. By titling your blog with this name, you’re helping me (and others) to remember the concept.

    You wrote about spring rolls in your last post. I had a pack in my pantry for at least the last five years. A couple of years ago, I told myself that I should throw it out if I didn’t use it soon. I used some a few months ago. Such a fun ingredient. Easy to use with a certain panash.

    You have a very sensible attitude about your weight fluctuation. The size of clothes that you’re now able to wear show that it’s not the number on the scale that matters. Your perseverance is paying off.

    I like Lands End and LL Beam. Also thrift shops.

  • 2 Jenn // Oct 29, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Hooray! I’m sure that was one fun, feel-good shopping trip.

  • 3 Les // Nov 9, 2007 at 6:26 am

    And I thank you very very much for the new (to me) clothes!! It’s exciting to be able to officially move down to that next size.


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