Friday, November 18, 2011

Baby Steps in Classic Boots

Triathlete-wise, there's not much going on. I had a personal training session lined up with Brittany, who was recommended by my chiropractor, but then two days beforehand she called me up and told me she had gotten another job and wasn't going to be able to work with me on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are the days that I customarily work at home and have a flexible schedule. This is the second trainer I've tried to connect with; the first one, even more highly recommended by my chiropractor, doesn't work Tuesday/Thursdays at all. What's wrong with Tuesdays, I wanna know? Are all the trainers in Sacramento skiving off, getting together to eat Ring Dings, drink Kool-Aid, chew the fat about their clients? So to speak.

I've tried to line up appointments for Mondays or Wednesdays, and time and time again it happens that something happens right at the time that I would need to be leaving for the right train to make the appointment. I'm thinking I might change my schedule so that I'm home Mondays and Wednesdays, just so I can find a trainer.

In other news, I threw away a few nasty-ass Jell-o brand "chocolate mousse" desserts that had been lurking in the back of the fridge for... yeah, no. I'm not gonna even tell you how long. And the pathetic thing is, I knew they were nasty when I bought 'em.

I've also bagged up some clothes for Goodwill and bought a few new ones. I'm not the first person to realize that I was putting off buying clothes because I felt that I was "too fat." Or the first person to get happy and buy some new duds. Or even the first person to buy a nice pair of black boots from Zappo's just because.

P.S. I am also buying whole milk organic yogurt. Did I mention that last time? It's pretty amazing.


  1. Whole milk dairy... yummmmmm.... I switched and can't imagine going back. It's a completely different experience. Frustrating thing is that at the grocery stores where I shop, it can be difficult to find whole milk plain yogurt -- everyone seems to want the nonfat or lowfat. Oddly enough, after I switched, my weight stayed the same and my cholesterol actually went down.

  2. We haven't gone all the way on milk - just 2%, but the whole milk yogurt is just fantastic. I can only find it in the "natural foods" section of the supermarket. I guess we're lucky to have a "natural foods" section - I put it in quotes because some of the foods in there seem a little unnatural to me.

  3. I don't remember when I had this revelation ... that I had to stop putting my life off until I was the 'right' weight. From that point on, I only had clothes in my closet that FIT ME. I have friends who when they lost weight went "shopping in their closet" because they had so many sizes in there. Not me.

    Which is not a "boo hoo, poor me" comment because I had years of freedom where I didn't have too small clothes in my closet mocking me and telling me I was a failure because I wasn't that size any more. (Though I am kind of sorry I got rid of those size L bike shorts and had to buy new ones - those things are freaking expensive.)

    Plus, when you have clothes in your closet that don't fit, for some reason this keeps you from replacing them. It's like your brain gets tricked: I can't buy a cocktail dress because I have one. It doesn't fit me, but it might some day so I can't get rid of it and I can't get a new one because I have one. Except you don't really have one. If that makes sense.

    Anyway, have fun shopping!