Monday, July 21, 2008

You gotta have goals

To continue celebrating the fact that I've lost 20 lbs! (thankyouverymuch), I'm going to let y'all in on a little secret. It's not something I'm normally comfortable discussing, because, well, it's one of those things that if I put it out there, you'll know that it's a goal of mine. So you'll be expecting some results, and despite my recent success (of losing 20 lbs!), I'm still not positive I'm going to succeed at this whole weight loss thing. I know, I'm being SUCH a girl about this, but that's just where I'm at.

Also, I need this public forum to give me some motivation. Because if I put it out there, I have to follow through, right? This'll give me some fresh motivation. I haven't been exercising lately, well, other than chasing 3 kids around and working in the yard. But that doesn't count as exercise, because I did those things before and I still got fat. I need to start walking again and I think I've found a way to make it happen.

A couple of times this summer I've found some really great clothing sales. Usually when I find these sales, I can never find anything in my size because there are only size 2s left, and hello?, who wears a size 2 anyway? That's why they're on sale . . . no one will buy them because no one can wear them.

But two particular times this summer, I've found some cute things. They weren't technically my size, but maybe one size smaller. One blouse I found back in the middle of May. When I put it on, I could get it around me, but it looked too small. You know? But the sale was buy one get one for 99 cents! How could I resist? So I reasoned, it's only 99 cents. I think I'll buy it and make it my goal shirt. By the end of the summer, I want to be able to wear this shirt.

Well, about 3 weeks ago I started wearing it. I'd hit my goal, and it felt great! Now the one I bought at full price is too big. So by my way of thinking, I paid full price for the goal shirt and only 99 cents for the shirt that fit at the time.

It works out in my mind, anyways.

So a few nights ago, Honey and I were shopping for a new grill, and I came across another great sale. What's great about this story is that previously, I'd never been able to buy much at this particular store because even their biggest clothes didn't usually fit me. As I approached the $4.88 rack, I was immediately drawn to this skirt. I checked the size. It's not my size, but I reasoned that it's probably just one size smaller. I continued to look for a shirt to match it, and I found one, a size down, on the $4.88 rack.

For those of you keeping score at home, that's one goal outfit for $10.22. I totally bought it.

I got home and tried it on, just to be sure I was being realistic, and was delighted to find out that, yes, indeed, if I sucked it in, I could get the clothing on my body. But it was in no way comfortable, nor could I really, you know, breathe. Just the perfect fit for a goal outfit.

I fully plan on wearing it just as soon as I comfortably can, even if it isn't until December. (Hey, I've got a coat.) But if I want to wear it any at all this summer, I've got to get off my hind end and start walking. Think skinny vibes for me.


Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

You can DO IT!!

Rah, Rah, Sis-boom-bah!!

Misty said...

good for you! and you can totally do it!!!!

javamamma said...

Way cute outfit! How 'bout pics of you IN the outfit when it fits ya?

Erica said...

Congratulations on meeting one of your goals!! I have been exercising since May and still am not in my goal outfit but I am going to keep going because after I exercise I feel amazing. I know that you can do it!! Sending positive thoughts your way!

Jen said...

That's awesome and the outfit is REALLY CUTE! It even matches your blog ;) Anyways, I KNOW you can do it! Thanks for the motivation! I need to go run now :)