For the last few months, I’ve really been working on improving myself. First and foremost, I’ve been trying to lose the extra pounds that I’ve put on over the last 4 years while working my office job. Well, I have officially lost the “office job pounds” as I like to call them. As of Monday I have lost a total of 29.5 pounds since November 1st. If I count from my pre-pregnancy weight I have lost 41 pounds.
I am really proud of myself for what I have done so far, but I still have quite a ways to go before I am satisfied. According to the Body Mass Index, I am still overweight, but am no longer obese. I suppose that is an accomplishment. Someday I would like to not be overweight.
I am starting to feel much better about the way I look and how my clothes fit. But, did you know that clothing styles, particularly pants, have seriously changed over the last 4 years? I pulled out all of my old clothes and was thinking, “Great, I have a whole new wardrobe now!” I didn’t realize how much styles have changed. All of my old jeans have the regular cut waist rather than the low-rise or mid-rise that I prefer now. And, they are not stretchy! How in the world did I ever live without stretchy jeans?!? They are so much more comfortable! Fortunately, the committee approved lastnight that after hubby gets paid on Friday I can treat myself to a new pair of jeans that actually fit (as long as I use my $10 off coupon at Old Navy). This will come in handy as I want to go out looking smokin’ hot for my birthday.
Along with the weight loss, I am looking for other ways to improve myself both in my appearance and emotionally. So, today I decided on a whim to go get another hole put in my ear. I have had three piercings on the left ear and only one on the right for many years now. Last year hubby got me some beautiful saphire earrings (that match my wedding ring) but I never wear them because I always have to have hoops in my first hole (I’m kinda weird like that). So, I went and had another piercing done on the right side so that I can wear the saphires in the second holes and wear the whole pair of earrings. Now I just gotta wait for it to heal.
The next step is my hair. I like my haircut, but I’ve basically had it the same for about 4 years now and I’m tired of it. It has gotten shorter and longer, but I always go back the exact same style (when I can find someone to cut it right for me). So, I’m going to go short again. Really short. I’m still working up the courage but I’m pretty sure that’s what I want to do. I have done it once before and loved it. I just got tired of the constant trims to keep it that short. Right now I have so many baby hairs that are growing back in after the pregnancy shedding that it would be a really good time to do it, otherwise I’m just going to be really frizzy for a while.
I’m still working on finding some gym time in my busy day. You would think it wouldn’t be so hard since the gym is in my basement, but it is. About the only time I can fit it into my day is after Zach goes to bed around 8:30 and by then I’m exhausted. I did at least get down there Saturday morning. Hopefully I can make that a regular thing even if it is only once a week.
So, the appearance improvements are coming along nicely. The next step is the emotional improvements and I’m not really sure where to start on that. I have started trying to find a little time just for me during the day and when I can, it seems to help. There are good days and bad, but hopefully soon there will be more good than bad. I guess all I can do is keep trying to take a little step at a time.