Monday, June 9, 2008

Pants are tight - but I feel good!

This morning I discovered that my pants were getting a little snug. I'm not breaking any fashion rules, yet, but they just aren't as loose as they should be. Clearly I've been enjoying myself far too much in the food/wine area. I pretty much fell off the WW wagon when I passed my "physical readiness test" a couple of weeks ago. It's such a relief to get it over with that I usually treat myself for a couple of days, weeks, months... *ahem* Hey, I like to celebrate!

I generally comfort myself with food, but since food was the cause of the problem this time I decided to resort to a little lunch time retail therapy. I justified my spree by going to specifically look for an iPod Shuffle to take with me on my workouts. That way I'm buying something to facilitate getting into shape! See how I can justify things? It's a gift.

(I KNOW! I'm the last person on the planet to have one, I just haven't been sufficiently depressed enough to make that kind of commitment.)

Also, I had the vague idea of buying some kind of Detox Kit to help my organs get back in shape while fully realizing that there was every chance the kit would simply sit on the shelf in my bath and make me feel guilty. However, since I thrive on retail remorse, I did not dwell on that aspect.

I found the shuffle (in a cute shade of green) and discussed the Detox Kit with the chick in GNC. Actually, it seemed quite doable. For seven days I take some vitamins and stay away from caffeine and dairy. I think I can tough it out for seven days. We'll see!

Then, while wasting time searching for something I did not yet know that I needed, I found a sale for children's clothes! Knowing that half of the clothes I send with Muffin to her dad's house never make it back, I figured I was doing us all a favor by stocking up on play clothes. I'm generous that way.

After that I determined that I would rather wear cute summery dresses rather than my ugly uniform when I go to the conference in DC next week. Nobody knows me in DC, so I think I can get away with it! Plus, I'll get a chance to show off my cute shoes. I tried on three dresses and they all fit! I bought them all. I am a bold and sassy chick.

At that point I decided that I should really reign in the debit-card and head back to work. I can't even describe how much better my mood is! If only I was spending somebody else's money... :)

9 comments:

Colleen said...

If it makes you feel any better, I still down own an iPod (although my husband just got a little nano, using your rationalization...hee hee).

thanks for stopping by today! :)

Laura B. said...

Well, certainly sounds like an experience to lift the spirits! Welcome to the iPod generation! :-)

Stacie said...

YAY. I love shopping...

I don't have an Ipod, so um, you aren't the last one to own one. :D

The great thing about WW is you can always jump back on the wagon. It never leaves without you ;)

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Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

i have a shuffle, but it was a gift. and i used it for a while after my daughter to (HA!) try and get back into shape. i thoroughly enjoyed it. only problem? the earphones kinda hurt.

so you're going to be in DC next week. innnnnterestinnnng. ;p

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

btw, LOVE the picture of Muffin.

WORKING MOM said...

Yes, wear the cute littl dress. Oh, and by the way, I don't have an ipod yet. Just don't seem to have the urge.Call me crazy.

calicobebop said...

For the record:

A) This post has received the most comments - by far!

B) Hoo-Ray to those of us that decided to jump on the iPod band-wagon when it suits us! Be it now - or later! Late Jumpers Unite!

Sarah said...

Do what I do, remind yourself of the anti-oxidant factor in your wine. That way when your pants are snug (and mine, lately are) you can relish in the fact you're healthy, and will live long enough to drink more wine.