Tuesday, January 8, 2008

shiny pants

one of my friends recently told me that my personal style had really changed, and i don't think it really has, except that now i am wearing the clothes i always wanted to wear but couldn't (wouldn't) before. and it made me think about all the things i didn't do, or rather, wouldn't let myself do, when i was heavier.

for example, when i was heavier:

i hated summer because i didn't want to wear tank tops or shorts. instead i overdressed and made myself hot and uncomfortable.

i wore a t-shirt over my bathing suit. in retrospect this probably just increased my blobby middle-section.

i didn't want to take group exercise classes because i was ashamed at how out of shape i was.

i was appalled at the idea of daily exercise, like riding my bike to work.

i didn't want people to look at me, because i didn't like looking at myself.

anyway, now i do like looking at myself, and i wear interesting clothes. like these shiny tight leggings i wore for new years:

this is before the party (no guests yet) and dancing by the snack table

and this is post party

last night i ran outside! finally. it was a bit wet but warm enough. i thought i was going for 4 miles, and today when i mapped it online, i realized that's 6.7 km. impressive! this coming from a girl who couldn't even go two minutes without stopping not that many months ago.

yesterday for lunch i went to wendy's and had a jr. hamburger deluxe with no mayo and a side salad. the hamburger was like heaven. mmmmmmm.

today i am eating:
reduced sugar apple cinnamon oatmeal
all bran bar
pc blue menu vegetable lasagna
fat free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup all bran
and for dinner, mystery! although probably edamame because i have some leftover from last night.


Anonymous said...

you are so cute girl.

Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

1. You are very pretty!
2. I think I'm in love with your leggings. :)

I am ashamed to say that I have never had edamame. I should really try it.

Laura said...

One day I will be able to wear shiny pants. But probably not because I'm old now :-P

You are adorable. Congratulations!

CaRoLyN said...


I could have written that post for myself! OMG I used to dread summer time. I remember goin camping once and it was like 30 C out and I was wearing a turtleneck and capris...was I insane???? I just drew more attention to myself because everyone was wondering what was wrong with me!

Anne said...

OMG, how cute are you. Love your outfit. I could never pull that off, I'm way too pear shaped. Anyhoo, you look great!

Congrats on the run :)

katieo said...

Uhhh, I had no idea you are adorable.

I could never pull off the pants and would trade arms with you in a New York minute.

Anne said...

Oh yeah, I'm with katieo, I would kill for your arms, woman!

Bi0nicw0man said...

Shut up! (a la Stacey)

that. is. all.


Cara said...

you are absolutely gorgeous! love the pants! :-)

Sara said...

Those pants are so fun - I could never pull those off but you sure do!

Okay remember when I jokingly said you should try out for CNTM - you totally should. Your body rocks and your face is amazing, esp those cheekbones! Plus how fun would it be for me to know someone on that show (you know b/c I'm not selfish or anything!)