I'm 5'10" and have struggled to find clothing that is long enough. Jeans are a continuous problem. Skirts have been impossible for a long time. Long skirts stop at a funky spot on me, not just below the knee, not mid calf, but somewhere mid calf to ankle. Basically in a funky spot that they should not stop and therefore I've never been able to wear long skirts. Through the years of trying them on, I've also that that even if they were long enough, that I didn't look good in them. I've always felt they've made me look like I have huge hips. And lets be honest I have had huge hips. That's my problem area. Earlier this summer a FB friend suggested I try Kohl's. I did and I actually found a skirt that was long enough. I didn't have a chance to wear it. I got it in early July, went to Canada, got sick. . . suddenly it's fall. But I wore it to a wedding this weekend. I called this a historic moment and had to get photographic proof. :)
It felt weird to walk around and feel the skirt at my ankles. At my ANKLES!!!! I pulled it off and didn't think I looked too dorky. I refused to wear a short dress so it was this or pants.
I started my weekend with a 3 mile run/walk on Sat. I repeated that on Sunday. Remember I had a goal of running by Oct 1st. Well I consider this success. I'm not running the full distance, but that wasn't the goal. The goal to be hitting the pavement and putting in the miles.
My lung capacity isn't the best and my heart rate sometimes gets too high. But I'm working on it and I'll get it back. It's going to take time, but I knew that going in. 6+ weeks of laying around doing nothing had to have some kind of impact.
It feels good to be working out again cause I'm fat. I see it in that skirt photo. I'm slowing reintroducing advocare back into my life. I missed it. But I cut out all supplements other than what the doc told me to take for my illness. I'm not very good at taking a lot of stuff. So I had a hard time keeping up with what I needed to take to get better. So I'm back on the wagon! I feel like I have the willpower today to get through the day without eating sugary things and without soda.
Spark helps with avoiding the soda. Advocare doesn't make a variety box. I bought all flavors and made my own variety boxes. I still have some that I'd like to sell. These are packaged in the older square packaging (except for 2 flavors), so I have a special price on them. If you've wanted to try spark, or try all the flavors, let me know. If you aren't local I'll ship them to you. Ask me about the price!
On Sunday we went to the last Cardinals home game of the regular season. There was a special for all inclusive seats and we sat on the Powerade Bridge.
I pigged out yesterday. I don't even want to think about. The scale is *so* high this morning. This was my *first* round at the buffet. I made my own brisket nachos. I went back for a hotdog and more cookies. We had Chinese for dinner. Ahh! Today is *going* to be good. I feel fat and that is motivation to be good.
I took a fun photo of a bracelet that I got on etsy.
I wear that to every game. I LOVE it!
We ride the Redbird Express to the game. Because there was also a football game in StL yesterday the traffic was awful. It took us over 30 mins to get out of downtown and let's just say I'm surprised we didn't get in a wreck. Our bus driver lady was NUTS! But we were talking to the people sitting behind us. We were in sideways seats and they were in front facing seats so it was pretty easy to chat. And suddenly I realized that the man seemed *very* familiar. Maybe he was my 8th grade science teacher? So I asked. I was wrong, but he was my teacher. He was my math teacher when I was a Jr. I had him for Trig/Pre-Calc. He was one of my favorite teachers! His voice was so familiar but I couldn't place him at first. I think since he was wearing a hat it threw me off. It was fun to catch up and also fun to tell him that I went on to get a degree in math. Now I might be looking for him on the bus next season!