This Friday Five is another NSV edition because I seem to be having a lot of them lately.
1. Every day when I get dressed for school, I see in the mirror that my shape is changing drastically. This is encouraging. My upper arms are smaller around, my belly is starting to flatten out a little more, and my booty is considerably less plump than it was before. I can see that there is less fat in my neck area as well.
2. I am standing and walking around my classroom so much more than I ever have. This is a great thing for a few reasons: it means I’m not tethered to my desk or lab stool. It also means that I am out and among the kids, stopping behavior issues before they start–this is great since all my classes have 25+ kids in them this year. Finally, it means that my daily step count is going up, up, up!
3. I have hit 7000+ steps nearly every day this week so far. Monday was the exception because we were off and I didn’t purposely exercise here at home. Had I been at school Monday, it would have happened. I am going to find a way to make it happen tomorrow for sure.
4. My wedding jewelry is getting very loose. It’s not loose enough yet that I need it to be resized, but I think potentially by my anniversary in November it may need to be. My college class ring is also very loose and will need to be resized as well.
5. I am nearly down another clothing size. I went shopping tonight for a few things to add to my Fall wardrobe, and I bought them a size smaller than I currently am. I know that by the time it is cool enough here to wear what I bought, I will be able to wear the things I got and have them look right. Fall here doesn’t happen until around late October-early November at best–hell, it still got up to 102 today! I can’t wait until I get down another pants size, though. I have determined that I am built a bit like a genie bottle:
My bottom half is definitely a different size than my top half. I wear a smaller shirt size than I do pants size which is frustrating because I can shop for tops in most places, but pants I still have to buy from places like Lane Bryant. I refuse to buy pants until I’m down another couple of sizes on bottom so that I can start shopping for them where I’ve been shopping for all my other clothes–Talbots. I tend to stray from dressing trendy–always have. My taste in clothes is much more classic and conservative than what most plus-size retailers sell to women of my size. I don’t anticipate that will change as I’m able to wear smaller sizes. I’ll dedicate another post to style and how I came to settle on what I like later on.
I’m closing in on two months post-op, and life is pretty sweet at the moment. There is a guy in my Rotary Club who is also a post-op sleever who told me, “These first six months are a wild ride.” He was absolutely right–so far, these two have certainly been that, and a bit surreal. I am anxious to see what the coming months will bring.