The new year…so far so good…

Posted grneyedmustang on March 9th, 2011 | Filed under dieting

This new year has started off pretty good, despite all the upheaval in my life.

Upheaval - I left my old job as a consultant. I decided that being a consultant wasn’t really conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. It was VERY HARD to maintain healthy eating habits and exercise while on the road. Not to mention the fact that coworkers wanted to go out and drink frequently while on the road. Aside from the fact that consulting just wasn’t for me and a few other factors — I decided to look for another job. So here I am, at another job, that doesn’t require nearly as much travel.

Because I got the new job, my commute was 52 miles a day in Dallas traffic. I hate commuting with a passion. I feel like it’s one of the biggest nonsensical time wasters ever. Once I got the job, I immediately set out to find a new place to live closer to the job. So ergo upheaval number two for the year - moving. I moved last week to a spot in Downtown Dallas which is really nice - I love it.

I am definitely a creature of habit, so all this upheaval has thrown my diet and exercise into a tizzy. I don’t know if I’ve gained any weight (I haven’t stepped on the scale since January), but my clothes are not feeling tight. I was also hitting spin class pretty hard before all my upheaval began, and I haven’t totally fallen off the wagon, so I’m hoping that I’ve minimized any damage to my waistline.

So since the end of the year, I’ve done fairly well. I went to Arkansas and back to Atlanta over the holidays to visit my family and I received a ton of comments on how good I looked. My grandmother even told me that I didn’t need to lose any more weight or otherwise I’d be too skinny (I beg to differ on that one). My new 3fc avatar pic was actually taken during my vacation. I love that pic, I think it looks very nice and “modely”…LOL.  I also wonder if my newfound glow has something to do with the relocation to Dallas? I will say that I am a lot happier here in Dallas than I was when I left Atlanta. I was pretty unhappy with things when I left Atlanta. Here, I’m feeling a lot better, I think it has to do with a number of factors, but I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. As far as the dating goes, I am dating on a regular basis, but no serious contenders as of yet. There was one who came close, but he really pissed me off right before I moved, and didn’t help one iota during the move, so he’s been cut from the team.

I had a major NSV yesterday. I’ve always wanted to shop in White House Black Market, but I felt like I was too big for their clothes. I went in there yesterday with a coworker and fell in LOVE with a shirt. I tried on the shirt and it fit (it was a size XL) - and in fact, it was almost too big! I was talking to the sales associate about the shirt, and she tells me that I look like I could probably wear quite a few items in the store in a size L - that XL’s would probably be too big!

This is the shirt in question:

I’m going back to get that shirt on Friday. :)

Next stop - Express - I’ve always wanted to shop there for work clothes, but once again, I think I’ve been too big.



One Response to “The new year…so far so good…”

  1. incontrol2day Says:

    I’m a creature of habit too so I totally relate. Good luck on your new job and getting used to your new location!

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