Friday, June 8, 2007

Adventures in Dieting...

For about 2 months now I have been on a really strict diet.

The good thing is- I have lost 20 lbs! Which is great, because I never thought I would wear the size I wore in HIGH SCHOOL again!

The bad thing about that is- I have NO CLOTHES THAT FIT!!! I am not talking my clothes fit poorly... they actually fall off- I guess that's what happens when you go from a 14/16 to a 8/9... I finally had to go out and buy a pair of pants and shorts because I needed to make a professional contact.

It's not so bad when your shirts are loose- but pants rolled at the waist or super-low riders (crotch at the knees, anyone?) do not make the best first impression.

Our budget does not allow for new clothing purchases- and I got rid of the clothes I wore in high school a long time ago- so I guess I will be making it with a very limited wardrobe... I see lots of laundry in my future.

Oh, and my diet? I got diagnosed with diabetes/pre-diabetes 2 months ago and decided to be very aggressive about it. (My dad has been diabetic for ~20 years so I know the complications first hand.) I got the book Diabetes Solution and have been following Dr. Bernstein's recommendations religiously, plus I started on Avandamet which I think has been helping a lot.

And, I've been working out a lot- for the first month anyway- but I hurt my knee so I have been taking it easier lately and I have still been losing weight.

Now I am worried that I may gain the weight back.... and waste any smaller clothes that I buy...

5 comments:

Queen Heather said...

Girl, go check out Marshalls & Ross for cute clothes at a discount price. I love those stores. Also, Hudson's treasure hunt is good to at times.

Can't wait to see that size 8 you!

One Tired Mom said...

Wow!! Congrats!! Thrift store shop girl! Can't beat only paying a couple of dollars for an item!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! You are doing great. Definitely check out Ross. I've found some great deals there. Kohl's is pretty good too. They have some things on clearance right now - 80% off.

Toni said...

Good for you! I need to do something!

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

That is terrific!!!