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!!!!


10 comments:

Heather said...

You got this, Shibani!!
p.s. You look fabulous now, btw.

fabulouslytabitha said...

you can totally do this!! ill be thinking of you :)

Allison M. said...

Join Heather and me at crossfit whenever you like!

Amanda @ Clue Into CLE said...

First off, I think you look fantastic, but I understand the feeling (I've also slipped and need to stop the momentum of my weight gain and lose some).

I'm looking forward to reading more about your portion control plan -- that's my and my husband's downfall.

You can do this!

Susan Kifus said...

friend I have been there so many time and know what this feels like. I have even taken those pants, and had them fixed. I refuse to have a scale in the house but instead, I use the pants I can no longer button and have fixed a few times and use those as my scale to lose weight.
I too have put on a few lbs and make up every excuse about it.

Lets see if I can do this again!

Jessica Corson said...

Good luck! I have been on a slump myself lately and need to get my health & fitness goals back in gear. Looking forward to hearing about your journey!

Fizzgig said...

horribly hilarious!! How awful!! but, oh those pounds creep up so sneakily...especially when your clothes get older and give a bit...it's hard to keep track! best of luck on your new journey, you can do it. there is nothing like feeling comfortable in your skin!!

Blog-The New Black said...

This post is amazing in the best/worst way. First - it's amazing because you told the Internet. Second - it's the worst, well because you split your pants. I've gained about 10 lbs and my whole office is doing a weight loss competition so we are weighing in every Monday for the next 90 days (with a cash prize to the biggest loser!). I'll be following your journey AND I'd LOVE to work out together. Lets go to Inner Bliss or Harness soon!! xoxo

h said...

I think you look fabulous, but the most important thing is that you feel great. I so appreciate your willingness to go through this weight loss process in the public eye - that's not an easy thing to do. Very inspiring. Best of luck in achieving your goal!

Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

Good luck, Shibani! I gained about 30 lbs. in the last couple of years, too, & in January, I went on Weight Watchers. I lost about 20, but I couldn't afford to continue the program & have since fallen off the wagon. I want to try to get back on, too. I'm going to a black-tie optional wedding in May & would love to be a size 10 by then...