Saturday, March 21, 2009

Shopping (in my garage!)

I'm dreading Monday, already. Back to work after a week off is hard to face. Oh, well, I'm just so grateful for having a week off! I got a few things done, not everything I had on my list but I don't care. Those things I don't stress about.

I planted some azalea bushes today in the front. There was an ugly bare spot that needed some life and now it looks much better. It was hot today but it felt good to be out there digging in the dirt. I love dirt! I love being outside, well, right now anyway. When it's August and September and the humidity makes me a sweaty mess and the skeeters are swarming let's just say I won't be outside as much.

Like many dieters, I have bins of clothing in a variety of sizes stored away in my garage. Sizes that range from 24 down to 14. I've been keeping my smaller sizes in hopes that someday I'll wear them again. The larger sizes I need to give away but I'm afraid to since I've lost and gained in the past. A few years ago I lost a good amount of weight and was wearing size L and some 14/16's. I had to buy some new things and got some really cute skirts and pants and tops that I can't wait to wear again. When I got those new things in the smaller sizes I gave away my fat clothes. Who knew I'd need them again? In just a matter of months I had to go shopping for fat clothes. Gahh! Why did I gain the weight back? Why? That is the question we all want the answer to, isn't it?

Yesterday I got some of the bins out and found a few size 20's and 1-2x's that fit nice. Yay! I needed some new shirts to wear to work since it's gotten warmer. I love not having to go shopping right now. It's kind of a deal I've made with myself this time. I will get rid of my fat clothes when I get to my size 14/16's that are in the garage. I don't intend to gain any weight back this time and please, God willing, I won't. The last time I lost I think it was for all the wrong reasons. This time I just want to feel good and be healthy and fit.

This morning I stepped on the scale and it said 254.8! That means I've lost 1.4 lbs since last Friday. A pound at a time is hard to take but I'll take it!

Here are my little Azalea's I planted today. Aren't they cute?! Yep, there small, but they'll grow!

Enjoy your day and have a great week! If I haven't said it lately, you guys are great! I've been slacking in leaving comments on some of your blogs but I'm reading them and enjoying every word!


  1. Hi Tena!
    That's great that you can shop right at home! lol
    Oh, I love gardening and can't wait to get outside to play in the dirt. I totally agree with you...I love dirt, too!
    Hey, I haven't been around and have been so up and down. I'm sorry I've missed all that's gone on in your life lately.
    A big congratulations on your weight loss so far!!! FANTASTIC!

  2. Tena,

    I totally know what you mean...I go back tomorrow after a week off myself. I am kind of glad for it to tell the truth. It's the first full week I've had off in a while. I kind of went alittle batty. Back to the routine. Great attitude with the weight loss. I will take it one pound at a time myself, I feel like I am in it for the long haul this time.

  3. That's a great loss!

    Enjoy your last day off! Pack as much into it as you can!

  4. Great job on the loss this week!

    I gave my "fat clothes" away last time I lost weight, too. Alas, I gained so much weight back that I'm really wishing I hadn't, because then I'd actually have something to wear right now.

  5. Look at you! Sprucing up your yard (I love azaleas) & getting organized with your clothing.

    Spring arrived here with a gorgeous sunny day. But, two days later...beautiful snow showers. It's all good.

  6. Tena, have you been peeking into my garage? I have at least three bins of various sized clothes in there. Congrats on the loss - love the azaleas. I wish I knew how to garden.

  7. Ditto on the bins of clothes in the garage. Ditto on buying new fat clothes once before - but I'm never doing it again.

    Enjoy the 20's!

  8. how was the rest of the weekend?

    and a loss is a loss and youve come FAAAAR, Woman!

  9. Can't wait to get out into the garden to get my hands dirty! My tulips and daffodils are just poking out of the ground, buds are forming on some of my plants and it smells so green!

  10. We have the same blog title! Aren't we creative? Kinda cool since we are both in education and have similar musical tastes. :) You were here first, though I think! Congrats on the loss (and the azaleas!)