Friday, September 19, 2008

Julie: Week 4, and a setback

Last week was pretty darn stressful. I had the power outage (my power is finally back as of 7:30 Thursday night). I got stranded twice; once because of my own stupidity and once because of a bad gas gauge on a loaner car. I had a small party on Saturday (after being stranded earlier in the day). Am I a stress eater? Oh, yes I am. My apartment was completely silent, I read a book and ate cookies and didn't feel terribly bad about it.

We all have bad weeks, and I think large amounts of stress can be considered "bad". Amy had a really good point: first, the pound I gained this week might contain muscle from my workouts (possible, but not probable) and even then, I have a good excuse. We all have our stress relievers. What I need to do is find a healthier stress reliever that I can do at home without electricity.

Good thing though? Shopping this week! I bought some clothes that fit-- I may have gone up a jean size, but I feel so much better in clothes that fit me well. Today I'm rocking a purple lace and cotton shirt from Bebe, a black pencil skirt, hose and heels. I should probably post a picture, but I don't know who'd take it at this point. Just goes to show you-- clothes can definitely help make the woman. Buy clothes for the size you're IN, not the size you want to be. You'll feel and look better, sexier, more proportional (or more sophisticated, or whatever you're going for) if your clothes fit-- that goes for too big AND too small.


Monika R. "RedKat" said...

You go girl! I completely agree that clothes can help make the woman, no matter the size. The clothing manufacturers are all wonky anyway...they don't ever keep to standard size scale!

Amy in Ohio said...

I need to bite the bullet and purchase some transitional clothes. It was exciting at first when the pants started loosing up and I had to wear a belt. But now they are just a baggy mess and I look just as heavy as I did before due to all the fabric.

I just hate spending money on clothes I hope will only be around for a few months.

Kate The Great said...

I know what you mean about the well fitting clothes.

There was a time I would have squeezed into a smaller size of pants (even if they led to the horrifying affliction of camel toe) just to stave off the act of buying a bigger size.

But now I know, the right size can actually make you look slimmer!

Anonymous said...

Getting great clothes that fit well is a huge confidence booster. If only I could afford to buy awesome new clothes more often. Hmmmmm

Michelle said...

Julie - you always look great. But I know what you mean. My jeans finally fit this year, and I love it. It's so nice to have clothing that truly fits. (Now if only I could find a bra that truly fits.)

Amy - for transitional clothes, try the Snooty Fox and other consignment stores. That way you're getting great clothes but you're not paying full price while you're in your transitional period. Plus, you can sell all your old bigger clothes.