Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wardrobe Malfunction

Yesterday, was a normal day at work. I was in a Halloween-y outfit: black skinny pants, black top, orange sweater. Everything was good with the world. And then. It happened. I SPLIT MY PANTS!!! From the crotch, all the way down to the middle of my thighs. BOTH THIGHS!!!! DISASTER!!!!!!!!!!! I pulled my sweater down and took quick but short steps (lest I flash someone some inner thigh) to my desk, put on my knee-length jacket, stuck my laptop in my bag, and got the hell out of there to work the rest of the afternoon from home (with un-split pants).

As funny/disastrous as this was, it has served as a wake up call. Truth is, I have put on some weight. Actually, that's a lie. In the almost 10-years that N and I have been married, I've put on 30 lbs.
30 lbs!!!!!!!! And moved up many dress sizes. And to be honest, I am not comfortable. I love fashion, and while I've learned to camouflage, fashion is not as cute or fun when you're not the weight that you're supposed to be. So, this unpleasant pant-splitting incident has gotten me motivated: motivated to eat right and workout, and set a real goal, and put it out there in the world for you to see. So here's my goal: I want to be 130 lbs by our 10-year anniversary in July. That's a 25 lb loss. Totally achievable.

A few years ago, I saw a dietician when I was in India, and she put me on this great eating plan where I lost 10 lbs. But then I stopped being vigilant, and they creeped back on. So its time to go back on this plan. There's really nothing radical about the plan, its mainly portion control. I will tell you more about it as the weeks progress, but needless to say, I will be checking in with you every Friday to let you know how I'm doing, starting with this Friday.

You will probably see a lot of tweets relating to my workout activities, so if you ever want to join me, just let me know!! Oh and one more thing. I'm not allowing myself to buy any more clothes. Each 5 lb loss gets me a new outfit until I reach my goal, and that's pretty much all the clothes shopping I'm allowing myself.

So, for the sake of my love of fashion, this 130 lb goal weight is an absolute necessity!

Let's do this!!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Listening Now: October Playlist

Whoa, has it been a month since my last post? Where did all the time go? I will catch you up on some of the very fun things I've done in my time off, but for now, here is the October playlist:
1. Better Off- Haim (new album)
2. Heart Out- The 1975 (new album)
3. Hold Me- Tom Odell (he hasn't hit it quite big here yet, but his album is great)
4. All I Know- Matrix & Futurebound (great workout track)
5. Oceans - Coasts
6. Free- Graffiti6
7. Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth feat. Emilie Sande
8. Afterglow- Wilkinson (brand new album released yesterday!)
9. High Low Middle- My Brightest Diamond (a good reminder for life in general)
10. Glowing- Nikki Williams
11. Lost & Not Found - Chase & Status (LOVE them, new album)
12. Always - Panama (I am OBSESSED with this song)
13. Count on Me (feat Moko) - Chase & Status (this is a another great workout song)
14. Elevate - St. Lucia (they were an openers for Two Door Cinema Club earlier this month, so good)
15. Do What U Want - Lady Gaga (she's BACK in all her pop glory!)
16. Endless Summer - The Jezabels

And there you have it! 16 tracks that I'm listening to on repeat!!