Monday, November 5, 2012

Wardrobe Victories!

I weighed in at 202.5 pounds this morning.  I am so close to Onederland that I can taste it.  I will be there in the next couple of weeks!

I've discovered a new love of Spinning.  My gym has these Spinning bikes that run programs - I've been doing intervals on them recently - I ride about 20 miles in an hour, and I sweat like a hog.  It's amazing.  I love it!

I had two major shopping victories yesterday.  First, the wife and I were wandering around some shops and decided to go in Banana Republic.  I know I said something the other day about being able to shop at BR now, but I don't know if I really believed it.  But we went in and I started picking through the sales rack, and I found this:  Faux-Leather Trim Dress  It was 50% off, so I figured, "What the hell?"  I tried it on in a 14 and it totally fit.  So now I own my very first piece of clothing from Banana Republic!  My style is slowly getting a makeover. 

I also tried on a dress, a skirt and a couple of blouses from Anne Klein but, while they fit, I didn't like them, so I passed.  But they fit!  I can try on clothes at Anne Klein!

And then we went to Target, because the wife and I have decided that I need to step up my work wardrobe when I start my new job.  I wear a lot of dresses now, but a lot of them are too big and kind of old, and just overall I'm starting to look a little schlubby.  I want to get off to a good start at the new job and make good first impressions, so I'm trying to build an affordable workwear wardrobe.  So I bought a couple of cardigans, along with this dress.  So pretty.

And then...  the second victory.  I tried on, fit perfectly into and purchased size 10 jeans.  Eeeeeeeeeeee!

Now I just have to avoid buying a purse at the Coach factory clearance that's going on right now.  Oh, shopping. 

I found out today that I passed the background check for my new job, yay!  I'm giving my notice at my current job on Wednesday.  One of two things will happen at that point - 1) the shit will hit the fan or 2) everyone will completely ignore it.  I'm 95% certain that option 2 is going to happen. 

The wife and I are narrowing down our apartment search.  Cost of living is certainly higher in the new destination city than it is in Fort Worth, TX - rent prices are higher than I'm used to.  But we're gonna get it done.  We may end up renting an apartment sight unseen - which makes me nervous.  I wish we had friends in western PA (yes, we're moving to PA!) who could help us out with scoping out the neighborhood.


  1. Congrats on the sizes you can now fit into :) And I love the two dresses! Bravo :)

    I'm slowly going down in sizes too but not as lightening fast like you. I'm just enjoying the process on my end.

    Can't you find an apartment complex/agency that show cases their units online? I thought bigger cities offered that?!

    When do you move to the new zip code? And what do your dresses look like now that you've been wearing to work???

    1. Most of them show the units online, but they're just sample pictures - you know, pretty, dressed up, totally staged pictures that don't give you a great grasp of dimensions or the view or what the neighbors might be like.

      I start my new job on 12/3, so I was planning to move Thanksgiving weekend. Eek!

      Most of my old dresses are from Ross. So they're not, like, the trendiest things you've ever seen. Especially not when they're several sizes too big.

  2. Size 10!! HOLLA!! :) Awesome. And PA from TX... hope you like snow. :)

    1. Oh, I'm not from TX - I've only lived here for about 16 months. I'm originally from MI. And I do like snow. :)

  3. I live in Central PA but my daughter is in Western PA. Maybe some day when I am out there I can meet you and the wife??????