| Clothes Shopping, Weight, Movie, HGTV Design Star, Next Food Network Star
||[Jul. 14th, 2008|02:31 pm]
I partly got over my clothes-shopping phobia on Friday. One of my co-workers was going to Avenue and I asked if I could tag along. I hadn’t planned on buying much of anything – maybe one of my usual baggy tops, but I wanted to try on some different sizes of pants and/or skirts to see if I could determine what size I am now. That sort of worked and sort of didn’t. I ended up buying a navy blue top, a pair of khaki bermuda shorts and a pair of red capri pants, and a dress. The sizing thing, though, didn’t work so well. Their sizes run super big to the point of ridiculousness, so I still have no idea what size I would wear at another store.
By way of explanation ... I started out at the beginning of the year wearing mostly a size 28/4x. (Yes, I had gotten that fat! Ugh!) After 7 months, I have been wearing mostly 24s, but those are too big for me (and the 26s I still sometimes wear are so big they are falling off me). I am wearing size 22 jeans today. But the bermuda shorts I bought at Avenue were size 22 and they are a good bit too big. The capris were a size 18 and they are just a little tight. 18!!! There is no way I am a size 18 or even approaching that. So I have concluded that I am probably a size 22 but working towards a 20 and that since I still like my tops really baggy (I can’t stand to have fabric touching me in certain places), I am a size whatever in tops. I can probably stand wearing a 24/2x for now. Mostly I wear things much larger and they are huge on me.
But, at least I got some shopping done and I didn’t feel like everyone was staring at me and thinking I’m too fat to even deserve clothes at all. *sigh*
I haven’t weighed myself in over a month. I took a couple of weeks off, got sick with some kind of awful stomach virus, then injured myself. That was 2 1 /2 - 3 weeks of being out of my routine. I’ve been back into it for a couple of weeks and I think I’m losing again and have successfully “jump started” my metabolism, but I’m scared to weigh myself. I’m just afraid taking time off made me gain a ton of weight, which is ridiculous and my clothes say otherwise, but I can’t help being paranoid about it. Not good. :(
On a happier note, other than the 5 days or so that I had an injured knee, my workouts have been going really well. I’ve progressed both in terms of range of motion and in the weight I can lift and I feel like my cardio workout are going well also. I only have a trainer once a week, so I’m doing one session with weights on my own. In a week or two I’ll add in another session on my own. I also have a couple of dvds I keep meaning to try – pilates and tai chi – but I haven’t gotten to them yet.
No weekend Netflix movies this weekend - I was too busy. But the same co-worker I went shopping with and I went to see War, Inc. and it was not as bad as I’d been led to believe it was... There are definitely some major flaws in it. It’s origin as the sequel to Grosse Point Blank is glaringly obvious and IMO it would have been a better movie if it had stayed on that track. There are a couple of times the political speeches get a little too long-winded. And some of the major plot points are ridiculously predictable. There are two “surprise” revelations that are not in any way a surprise at all. So most of the problems are with the script. There are a few acting/directing glitches. Ben Kingsley sounds too much like Truman Capote to the point that I laughed at what I think was the unintentional humor of it. The guy who plays Hillary Duff’s fiance wasn’t nearly over the top enough to fit in with the rest of the movie. Marisa Tomei is actually quite good, as is the actor I’ve never heard of who played Omar Sharif. And of course I’m not going to criticize either Joan or John Cusack. Hillary Duff was, eh, okay. She does the accent well enough, I guess. The character’s basically herself magnified a bit, though, so she doesn’t deserve much credit for playing her respectably well. Those are mostly the down sides to it. It’s actually pretty funny and co-worker agreed with me (actually she laughed even more than I did). But then John Cusack is her favorite actor, as well, so these are hardly unbiased opinions. Despite my bias I can admit it is far from the best movie out this summer, but I did enjoy watching it.
Then on Sunday night I watched HGTV Design Star...
Toss me some tinfoil and meet me on the grassy knoll. As much as I am glad Tracee’s gone, I am absolutely certain that was a set up to get rid of her. I don’t think it just happened that she got the paint can with the star. In fact, I can’t remember anyone else taking the lid off their can. I also have absolutely no doubt that her teammates basically blew off the challenge to facilitate her removal. They could have taken it upon themselves to do something interesting with the backsplash when she didn’t show up. They could have suggested more interesting design ideas. Instead, they basically worked as construction laborers rather than designers. Not that I blame them. And again, I’m glad Vern called her out on the blame game and I’m glad she’s gone. But I will believe that was a setup until the end of time. I liked Mikey V., but I agree his presentation was probably worst. I’m semi-okay with the three remaining contestants, though Trish is beginning to remind me of Peg Bundy. Wouldn’t Peg Bundy be hilarious in a reality TV competition? Hee!
Next Food Network Star and the conclusion to that was obvious the minute the words “culinary school” escaped Kelsey’s mouth. Aaron’s food looked really tasty. And I would very happily have a super rich dinner of lobster mac & cheese and cassoulet. On a “cheat day” that is. Yum! Funniest moment – Lisa idolizing Paula Deen who then goes on and on and on about how much she hated Lisa’s mac and cheese. Hahahahahaha!