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4/24 - 5/1 Recap and May Goals

Sunday, May 02, 2021

For April, I feel like I struggled just as much if not more than March. But the past couple of weeks or so, I stopped putting in a lot of extra time at work. Trying to create more healthy boundaries vs my compulsion to work..especially since we are short handed... which may be remedied soon.

I was able to pull out of the last week getting more exercise in....but didn't really do any abs or arm workouts. I also completed the gratitude journal for the last week. Art has just fallen by the wayside. I tried that recipe for Crockpot Quinoa Tacos from Barbie176's blog. It was pretty good. I think I may make it again, but if I do, I plan to half the recipe and maybe skip the salsa.. It was kind of more spicy even with the mild version... than I had expected. It is just way too much for just me. I will certainly be freezing some of it.

Tracking the water... was just a non-starter.. I may try this month...but I have removed it as a goal.

I went to the bank and was looking at myself in the camera and realized once again... how different I was looking.... Yes, I can tell I am smaller now... but sometimes, I still see that bigger woman. With the weight I have lost, I finally decided to brave a department store to see if I could find something new. We will be going back into the office next month on a hybrid schedule. I really need something that doesn't just hang on me. So off I go... double masked on a mission to find a couple of things...and just get out.. I have mostly opted for keeping my exposure to the general public very limited... only what is absolutely necessary and going in non-peak times. While I have ordered couple of things online in the past few months. I just felt I needed to get into the store. I found a top on clearance and a pair of slacks on clearance.. I wanted to try them on ..but then I remembered the dressing rooms were not available. I just wasn't sure it was going to it.. the slacks were the main concern as they were another size down... then what I last purchased a couple of months ago.

I got home and tried it on. The shirt fit, which based on some other shirts which I do have in that size...figured it would. The slacks fit also. I was surprised. They are slightly snug in a couple of areas.. well it seems.. maybe I have just gotten so used to wearing baggy clothes.

Then when I got home I decided, I had to order a few more things..because honestly, I need some smaller clothes especially for going back to the office... and I am tired of baggy clothes.. I have decided in a few weeks, to go through all of my bigger clothes...and either donate or throw out....because I need to make room for the smaller sizes.

Other than my roommate, no one has really seen me since the start of the pandemic... well there are the grocery store clerks etc.... but none of them have ever said anything to me about the weight loss. I'm sure they can see it.. It's pretty obvious... as my roommate said on Saturday.. you look like a completely different person.. ...

of course if I would not wear stuff that was baggy.... that would help. but I can't afford to go out and buy a complete new wardrobe every time I drop a size..or two or three......so I am trying to pick and choose...

I wish sometimes, I felt more comfortable posting progress pictures.. I am just not..

So for May: It's more of a rinse and repeat.

1. gratitude journal every day
2. art goal - twice per week none
3. ab exercises 3 times per week only twice
4. short arm workout / strength training 2 times per week

Monthly goal:

Finish unit 3 in the art class -

If you got this far, thanks for reading.

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    2 days ago
    You are doing so well! I am losing weight slowwwwlllyyy. I have lost about 10 lbs. in the past year. A couple of my skirts wouldn't stay on my hips anymore, so I donated those. But I haven't really lost enough weight to go down a clothing size or anything. I am working to get into the 170s this month. You are truly inspirational to me as you attach your goals every week despite everything!
    36 days ago
    Good for you on making such progress on downsizing your clothes! .. You can be very proud of yourself!
    42 days ago
    Smart to still limit your exposure to public places.
    Glad you found some new clothes. They often give us the encouragement to keep on track.
    42 days ago
    I'm buying myself the bare essentials for clothing until I hit a stable weight... So I can't wait until I have a wardrobe that fits me either!
    42 days ago
    It’s good when you fit into a less size as you want.
    Don’t know what’s open beside you but I’ve seen folk say they shop charity shops when they want a smaller size they won’t need for long.
    42 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    I am glad you liked the quinoa tacos. I used Newman's Pineapple Salsa which is pretty mild and I did not use an entire jar. I agree with you about making less next time emoticon on your progress for April and good luck on your May goals! I am glad you found some clothes that fit better. emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    42 days ago
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