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.