another in a series of "all about me" posts
It is with great pride and happiness, and also a little bit of wistful sadness, that I announce the impending retirement of my favorite pair of pants.
Truthfully, they haven't fit me properly for over a year. When I originally started losing weight, the first place I lost was in my waist. The pants started slipping to my hips, and then off my hips, so I just put in a half-assed dart at the waistband using a safety pin. And that's pretty much the way it's been ever since. (for the sake of the photo, I pulled off the safety pin)
I noticed today though that they are getting saggy-baggy basically through the butt and thighs, to an extent they look pretty ridiculous. So as soon as I can find a comparable pair on sale, these will be going to the donation pile.
Did you catch that? BAGGY IN THE THIGHS! I sort of noticed recently straight out of the shower that maybe at just the right angle my thighs might look a little smaller than they used to. And when I ran this weekend, my compression pants were no longer compressing (though that could just as easily be because they are old and the Lycra is giving out...). But these pants? I know these pants. They were never this loose before.
And so, it looks like I'm actually making progress again. For anyone who just stumbled here and is currently thinking "what are you talking about??" I'd like to acknowledge that yes, I'm still fat. I'm still just about 25-30 pounds lighter than when I started almost two years ago, but I feel like I might be at a turning point right now. I've decided to tweak my work schedule a little bit (which I still need to clear with my boss) so that I can run in the morning two weekdays and still do my long runs on the weekends. I'm doing much better with eating decent food at home - broccoli has become my staple veggie, and I eat 2-3 bags of it a week. And though I've been slipping and eating more fast food than I should, when I get my butt in gear and cook enough food for the week in one day, I cut that out completely too.
...and I acknowledge that I've been ending far too many posts this way, but I just added another race for March and I like to keep my running tally (pun unintended). Here's what I have coming up:
- This week: Running for Lemons Virtual 5k
- Dec 1: Space Coast Half Marathon
- Dec 7: Orlando Half Marathon* (I'm considering buying a new pair of shoes just so I can use the VIP potty hahaha)
- Dec 14: Tap n Run 4k Beer Run
- February 22: Disney's Enchanted 10k (day 1 of the Glass Slipper Challenge)
- February 23: Disney's Princess Half Marathon (day 2 of the Glass Slipper Challenge)
- *new* March 16: Sarasota Half Marathon
So now that I've got four half-marathons scheduled in four months, I figure I might as well add one in January to make it five in five...and maybe shoot for one in April or May...just to round it off to a half dozen. Woah...I might have an addiction! Oh well, at least this one is unlikely to kill me!
*after the Orlando Half, I'm eligible to join the "Half Fanatics." Whether I'd actually spend $40 for a membership to a club just for the sake of belonging isn't the point.