I never could shop at A&F. I always used to be so jealous of those who could. It seemed like some of status simple or something…then in college I lost some weight and I was able to fit into American Eagle shirts (not pants because I have hips). I thought that these two stores were the same. Well I was WRONG! An XL at A&F is an XS in the real world. Well now I know why! Read the article to find out.
I find it disturbing that Jeffries (the CEO) determines cool kid status by what clothing they wear. That is what is wrong with this world. The label on clothes says how “cool” a person is.
Hey Mike Jeffries, I have something to say to you: I might be fat, but I could lose weight. You can’t fix being a douche canoe.
I just don’t feel like running. These are the days that start me on the cycle of quitting. I can’t give up now! I have a 5K to run in August!! I did however walk a mile today when we took the kids outside….but it was in sandals at a slow pace. I already have my work out clothes on, so I’m ready to go after dinner. I just need to DO IT!
I did Day 3 of Week 1 of Couch to 5K today. Today was the worst day so far (since I decided to train for a 5K). It started out okay. It was a perfect temperature (when the wind wasn’t bringing tears to my eyes) and a beautiful day! I did my 5 minutes of walking to warm up then began. Everything was fine until about half way through.
Then I started to get terrible cramps in the sides of my calves. It almost brought tears to my eyes. STILL I continued on. I did not quit. Part of that is probably because my husband kept pushing me to continue and telling me if I stopped my legs would tighten up more.
I’m not sure what I need to do to avoid that kind of pain. I guess stretching before hand could help some. I didn’t have this problem the previous two days this past week…maybe I was pushing myself harder this time? I would love any advice!!
Here is my countdown to Color Me Rad:
I went out to lunch with a friend yesterday after visiting the Cornwall Michael’s (which was WAY more expensive than a US Michael’s). I ordered a sandwich with turkey, apple, avocado, cheddar, and lettuce. It was supposed to come with chips but I said to keep them off of my plate. The sandwich was DELICIOUS! The waitress asked if we wanted dessert and I said no. Yay me! That saved me enough points to get a hot chocolate after the hockey game. :-D
I’m getting back on track. That is my (sorta-solemn) vow. I am going to start out small. When I have started out in the past I try to go too big and then I fail. I’m going to weigh in every week.
Here are my January goals:
1. Drink 64 oz of water a day.
2. Do Zumba at least twice a week.
I’m not going to join Weight Watchers again right away. I’m going to start by using portion control. I also plan on breaking out Zumba for the Wii again. It’s been far too long. I loved doing it, but got lazy when summer vacation was over. I’ve done nothing but eat junk for the past week. I just had a feeling this would happen over Christmas vacation. Wish me luck…I’m going to need it! I want to be able to fit into my summer clothes when I go on a cruise for Spring Break.
By some miracle or really good luck my weight stayed the same this week. I didn’t do the best eating. Silly me made some muffins on Tuesday and they were all gone on Thursday. Apparently I offset that by staying within my points otherwise. I’ve been pretty unmotivated lately. I haven’t done exercise (other than walking for miles in DC) in so long. I don’t want to go back into my old ways, so I’m sticking with Weight Watchers!