Crabby Cake

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Size 10!

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I went outlet shopping… paying full price for clothing just seems so bizarre these days.

I’ve been eying the Jackson fit pants at Banana Republic for quite some time.  I wanted a pair of dress pants, but didn’t really have a need for them. I tried them on back in May but, bought tops instead. I thought about buying a pair to have them for a wine tasting, but that day came and I didn’t have the time to drive to the outlet.

Today I went to one of the outlet malls before a massage. (It happens to not be too far from one of the gluten free bakeries I love… the one that made me a gluten free red velvet cake and is making my birthday cake. Wednesday is my normal day off and total treat day!) I wanted some new clothing stuff for now and for fall.

I found the pants. They’re more of a curvy fit. I have big legs and curvy fit seems to work well for this. I looked for my normal size 12s. But, today felt different for some reason. The 12s were just right a few months ago, but what if they stretched out? I hate hate hate saggy butts! My butt no longer seems to be the size of a house and I want things to fit around it, not drape off it.

I tried the pants on first. You know, get that ill fitting thing out of the way! It will fit the worst and then I can try on stuff that I know will fit me well and not feel so bad about it. But, they fit. Well. With no muffin top. But, with no so flattering panty lines due to my cotton boyshorts.

Holy crap a 10! A pair of pants in a 10!!! I do own another pair of 10s, they’re boyfriend jeans and are cut huge. These aren’t huge and fit like I was meant to wear them! And that slight bit of stretch won’t look horrible a bit later in the day!!

The last pair of dress pants I bought in February of 2007 were a size 16.

If you’ve ever had to buy pants at Lane Bryant, buying a size 10 is awesome! (I could only wear the pants at Lane Bryant and I could wear their 18s. I always hated shopping there because I felt weird for once that I was smaller than the gals working there and they were NEVER friendly towards me.)

On ward and downwards!

(um, I’ll edit this later and add a picture, my camera needs charging.)

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August 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Spring means new stuff, right?

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Oh spring…

Since I’ve lost weight…( still in the 190s… ) I’ve bought a boat load of tops.  But, dude! you need pants to wear with those tops.

One of the biggest things I dread in life is trying on pants. I read the style and cut and I’m pretty confused. I have a larger butt, flat stomach, smaller waist, and huge thighs. Have you ever seen a tag with that fit on it? Yeah, me either.

I went to Nordstrom today because I found a pair of shoes I wanted. The gal came out with a size smaller and a size bigger. I totally would be fine if they would just come out and tell me I’m out of luck than them trying to convince me to try on a bigger size. I’m 32, my feet have been the same size since I was in the 7th grade. No shoes, well lets go up stairs…

I had an idea in my mind that I wanted to try on some skinny jeans. Yes, I’m behind the times… but a boot cut is supposed to help balance out my hips and crap. But lately, I feel like I’m wearing sails around my ankles and make more noise than I’d like when I walk. The first thing I saw were boyfriend jeans, I thought sure I’ll try them on.

So I’ve tried boyfriend jean on in the past and I really like the way they fit, but they’re not always had my size or they’ve looked way to distressed for my liking. I can wear jeans to work but, to many holes and I can’t.

I bought a pair. And the best but dumbest part is, I bought a size 10. 10! This shouldn’t be a big deal because they fit well and I don’t feel stuffed into them but holy crap, a 10. This is a huge deal to me because at my highest weight EVAR I bought a pair of jeans from Lane Braynt and they were an 18. A big person’s 18. Yuck. Not only is this a big deal, but this is also inspiring me to get my shit together and really work at losing weight again.

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April 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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The good of a bad economy?

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5k number two? Done!

My mom and I were at Macy’s today. She had seen this coat she had to have. I’ll have to admit it is pretty cute. Everything was on sale! Okay, everything but the DKNY jeans I wear… go figure. But I saw a cute down vest with a hood on it. A hood with fur on it. Totally trendy, I know. It was normally $69.00. It was 40% off and an extra 20% off with a Macy’s account. I told my mom about it and she asked me how much it was. My mom enjoys asking me how much things are after a discount because I don’t do math. But I figured it would be about $28ish dollars. I got it in black because black is practical and less trendy… She bought it and I would pay her next week. When she looked at the receipt it rang up at just over $16. As she dropped me back off in my driveway she told me to consider the vest a gift. Awww! Thanks mom.

Sweet Jesus! Macy’s is practically giving away clothing! 4 for the price of 1? Sweet. Like my mom said, the deals are pretty awesome right now, if you have the extra money to spend. And she does.

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October 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm

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Day off, yo!

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I hopped on the scale this morning and was over joyed that it said 212. !!!
I’m pretty stoked that there is a fly in the apartment, Abigail keeps snapping at it.
I went to Urban Outfitters today, I love their stuff. I wish I had some money to spend there. But, the happy thing was I felt like they actually had clothes I could fit into without looking like hippo in a skirt.
I also stopped into Ann Taylor Loft and tried on some pretty hot looking jeans. Jeans are my 210 reward…

On Saturday I had a pedicure and didn’t have the best experience or service. They’re sending me a gift card, sweet. Another spa service in my future!

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July 31, 2008 at 2:42 am

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My future is so dull but I still need shades.

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I had to take my Coach sunglasses back to Nordstrom, again. This time the lens was not in right and looked like it could eventually pop out. They didn’t have the burgundy at the location I was at so I went with black. I suppose I could have gotten a different style altogether but I really like the shape. The girl asked if I wanted to find them at another location… um no, I’m here now and it’s 75 degrees out.

3rd pair in 2 years.

I heart Nordstrom’s return policy.

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July 2, 2008 at 12:28 am

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Happy Friday!

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Watermelon juice? Years ago when I worked in a juice bar the summer was always fun, fruit flies by the platoons! But we used to make random fruit concoctions including stuff with watermelon. Today I got a free Evolution Watermelon juice. Let me tell you, it’s like summer in a container! And minus the seeds! And there was no extra crap in it, just juice! Um, but the price is a bit higher than you might pay for an Odwalla, but after hearing about this company, it might be worth it on those days I feel like blowing $4 on a juice.

Today was fantastically started by waking up at 5:30 only to realize I was supposed to have been at work a half hour prior… reseting the alarm time and setting the alarm are two different things.

I order this shirt from The Herbivore Clothing Co. I am not a vegetarian any more, but I really care about food and the way it is grown and processed and where it comes from. I was also stoked because I was able to order a large.

My mom took me shopping yesterday because she understands the whole “I’ve lost weight, and now I want to wear clothes that are closer to my size, even though I’m not done losing weight yet.” thing. Thanks mom, I love you. She lost 30lbs doing the South Beach Diet (um, she read the book, there was no online program when she did it) and has kept it off for something like 2 years. She looks great, I’m proud of her. She’s proud of me. But, when she was losing weight she had extra cash to spend on clothes and bought a whole new wardrobe. I’m excited because I can wear stuff from Ann Taylor Loft again without feeling like I’m squishing into everything, some thing yes, I squish… most things, no squish, but not always flattering. She bought me jeans that were $20 that I fit into. Even if I can only wear them for 2 months or something, $20.

I have a dinner date with an old friend from my OSU days in a week. Yay!

Summer has arrived in Seattle, thank god! 90 degrees tomorrow?!

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June 28, 2008 at 1:59 am

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I bought a new wallet, it’s made by Hobo International. I’ve seen a couple of people with it and I think it’s brilliant. It’s a wallet\clutch thing in a cantaloupe color… rightly called melon. Since I couldn’t find any awesome pictures that would work with me and not sure where the camera is at the moment, you can see it here.

So this whole Weight Watchers thing is really easy for me, as of now. Years back when I had just come off of Paxil, something I was consuming was making me sick. My stomach was a mess for year or so. I had some allergy tests done and they came up with me being allergic to 4 things that were constantly in my diet. A few years later my naturopath tested me for food allergies via blood and come up with nothing. So I started to eat everything again. The stomach issues returned. I have a weird intolerance to soy proteins. So anyway, that whole entire time, I kept a really decent food journal of what I ate. Some of the time I was doing really good, the other times I cringed when I recorded my food intake. But the truth is, for me this works. I’m not one of those people who can lie to myself all that easily. Sure I look in the mirror and think to myself I don’t look as fat as I am. But I know that when I shop I have to look for xls and 16s and that I have to really shimmy through tight spaces. (I want to be back at the 170 I was at before I gained all the weight from Paxil.) The Weight Watchers eTools work because now I can enter stuff into a computer and it figures stuff out for me. All I need from any packaged foods I eat are the calories, the fat and the fiber. Enter it in and be on my way….

I am not one of those fat people who uses the flex plan so I can eat 3 cupcakes in one day.

So far I’m down 3 pounds.

Go me. I bought the wallet to reward myself for finally figuring out that maybe I really do need help to lose weight and that maybe joining a gym again and still eating improperly just won’t cut it this time. I’ll reward myself when I lose my first 10% with a new tattoo.

Um, as of May 3, 2008, I am no longer using half and half in my coffee.

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May 7, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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Money crunch.

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I gave my grandpa a massage today, and he paid me $60.

$10.89 – Madonna’s new CD
$2.20 – Drip coffee and Seattle Times
$44.00 – one full tank of gas. OUCH! I drive a small Honda Civic.

I bought my grandpa a birthday card before I went to his house and it was about $2.99. That was a $60 spent quick.

Wow, apparently $60 doesn’t go as far as it used to?
I could have bought a new pair of DKNY jeans like I thought about but the gas tank needed filling today or tomorrow, so I did it.

Thank you jesus for a 12 mile round trip commute instead of the old one I used to make that was 60.

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May 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm

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