Weight Loss, Swag, & Chicken

Remember back at the beginning of the year when I publicly proclaimed my goal to lose weight? Remember how I updated you guys for like 2 weeks and then basically stopped? Well I may have stopped writing about it in excruciatingly painful detail, but that doesn’t mean I gave up all together. Sure, I’ve had my good weeks and bad weeks. I’ve definitely wavered and faltered on my healthy eating; but overall, I’ve been doing MUCH better. It’s a very subtle change, virtually unnoticeable if you see me everyday. But I’ve actually lost 15 lbs and I feel so great! The other day someone told me that I looked “fitter”…I’LL TAKE IT!

I made a promise to myself awhile back: No buying new clothes until you reach a certain goal weight. Gotta love positive reinforcement! That goal weight for me: 160. For the most part (I needed new underwear, okay!?), I kept that promise to myself. So, that’s why I was SOOOO excited when I stepped on the scale yesterday and it read:

Wooohoooo! Time for some new SWAG! I immediately stepped off the scale, hopped in my car, and drove to the mall. I got a little excited and went on a bit of a spree. But, mostly everything was a necessity.

I got 5 new running shirts! I usually have the hardest time finding running gear that I like and fits me well. I have never found a tank top that fits correctly. As a “curvy runner” (as I like to refer to myself), I can’t wear the super tight fitting running tanks. Like seriously, you can’t have hips and wear one of those or it’ll ride up like crazy and you’ll spend most of the run pulling it back down. I was pretty pumped when I found a semi-fitted running tank yesterday that fit perfectly! I bought 3! Hah. I looooove Target’s running gear. The Champion brand really works well for me, plus it’s so much cheaper than Nike. Win, win.

These were kind of a spur of the moment buy. I know, I just bought new running shoes. But, remember how I was hesitant to buy Nike because they don’t always work well for my wide feet? And then, remember how I started to feel pain in my foot? Well, I think the two events are related. I went for the Brooks brand this time around. I’ve heard good things and they felt nice and lightweight on my big, fat feet. I’m going to take them for a light 6-miler tomorrow morning. I’m pretty excited to test them out! I also think it’s important for runners to have more than 1 pair of shoes, so I will probably alternate between using both.

I bought this dress from Old Navy because it was cute and I wanted to. Let’s be honest, you can never have enough summer dresses.

And then this happened. I have been wanting to buy brightly colored pants for awhile now, but I’ve been wondering whether or not I’m hipster enough to pull them off. Well, verdict is in: apparently I am. I went ahead and bought these teal ones from Old Navy and I’m sort of obsessed. I’ll probably need to buy 4 more pair, but I’ll have to limit wearing them only when I’m at scene concerts. Also, seriously Old Navy, WTF is up with your sizing on these? I am NOT a size 14.

My final purchase of the day. Obviously not for me, but for my sister! She and Robert have this whole monkey/animal set up in the soon-to-be baby’s room and I just couldn’t resist this. Look at the freaking monkeys on the feet! I’m going to explode from cuteness overload. Anyway, this was going to be a surprise, but I know she’ll see it here first. You’re welcome, sister. You and Baby Silly can thank me SOON. So soon! 😀

To end this post on a serious note, apparently today is Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. I will not be attending and I think it’s absolutely absurd. This is the 21st century, aren’t we supposed to be past ignorance, hatred, and bigotry? However, I can’t say I’m surprised about their stance based on the fact that they are a Christian organization.  My question is, what gives a fast food chain the right to be an authority on such hot issues? Stick to making spicy chicken. And waffle fries. Our country has come a long way, but we seriously have so far to go.

Has your opinion of Chick-Fil-A changed at all? Will you still eat there in the future?

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  1. Nice job on the weight loss. ON the serious note, whether you agree or disagree with the CEO of Chik-fil-A’s stance on marriage, he certainly had every right to say whatever he feels. That is freedom of speech. However, there is no freedom from consequences. If people are unhappy with his remarks, they should spend their money elsewhere. As for me, who cares what he thinks? I am going to eat about as many GRILLED chicken sandwiches as I did before. And occasionally a chicken biscuit because they taste good. 😉

    • Yep, I totally agree. But just because he says it, doesn’t mean I have to agree with and support it. I don’t like to support hatred of any kind. That being said, I don’t care much about what he thinks as well, and man…I don’t know if I can live without another spicy chicken sandwich, so I will likely eat there again too.

  2. Monkey theme nursery you say!? Umm did you not think of Tom Tom the tarsier? That kid totally needs a tarsier toy, because tarsiers are adorable and not creepy like you seem to think.

  3. Wow sister! Congrats on loosing 15 pounds! And OMG, that little outfit is soo cute!

    • Thanks sis! Isn’t it awesome? It’s actually footie pajamas. 3-6 months, so he might not be able to wear it right away.

  4. LOVE the idea for setting a weight goal before going shopping again. I didn’t really think about that but it is a fantastic idea, I mean nothing is more motivating than shopping for some clothes…I’m totally stealing it 🙂

    • Haha yes, I figure a reward of clothing is better for a healthy lifestyle than a reward of food. It definitely worked. Good luck!!

  5. Congrats on the weight loss! Whoo! That’s such a great feeling. It’s even more awesome that you bought workout clothes to celebrate – that will just keep you going! I had to laugh about the fitted tank comment – I had to buy a workout top on the fly the other day and ended up getting my first fitted tank. Yeah – forget those! I thought it was cute until I tried to actually work out in it. First, last, and only one of those for me! (Also, liked your notes on Chik-fil-A.)

    • Seriously. Who even buys those fitted tanks? They don’t fit anyone! Semi-fitted is where it’s at. I guess we learned the lesson the hard way!

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