Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38- I choose shoes

So I know this is petty and there are several people worse off than me, working in insurance makes that very clear, but there was an unwelcome side effect of the flash flooding in Melbourne. My shoes!
Normally I wouldn't complain, I'd already have gone to the closest shoe shop I could find, probably before I went out that night (to see Belinda Carlisle at Doncaster Shopping Town Hotel) to grab myself a new pair. I needed a classy pair of shoes to go with the classy venue.
I might have bought a couple of pairs, maybe three! Then I may have needed a new outfit to go with the shoes, a couple of tops, maybe a new pair of earrings, something leopard, they've got really awesome leopard at Sportsgirl at the moment, why did I go in there? Wait, what was I talking about? Oh that's right, not being able to buy shoes.
But I can't. I promised myself. This is the only promise I've kept so far (not buying clothing or accessories), well that and wearing a belt. See left. I think I need to wear another belt to achieve that goal. I've been wearing the same black pair of shoes to work for the last couple of months and now they are destroyed!
Why didn't I consider this before I started? I only have about 8 pairs, only 3 that are appropriate for work which includes a pair of purple suede pair with bedazzled heels and every time I wear them, my manager Zoe (who I have never seen look anything but immaculate) says, "Louise, I like what you're wearing, I'd wear everything except the shoes".
I'm in trouble!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32- Weigh in

I approached the scales, naked, took off my necklace just in case. Ensured that bladder was empty. Ensured that my hair was not wet. I closed my eyes, stepped on, took in a deep breath, looked down. 3.2 kgs lost in total. I breathed out. Success. My aim was to lose 3 kgs.
In hind sight, I have not been altogether 'good' in January. There have been plenty of slip ups, plenty of binges, barely any exercise and a week off the wagon.
There's also been very little focus on my 'closet'. True, I have not purchased anything, clothing or accessories, pat on the back for that Louise, your bank account is looking healthier, but in terms of mixing things up and actually using what I have to it's full potential, no good.
February I will make a few adjustments. Firstly, let's set my new goal, 3 kgs, which will take me to 75.1 kgs. Throughout February I am doing a fundraising activity in which I have agreed to cut out sugar. I can have a day off, but it will cost me $10 a day. I have a few events in Feb including Ingrid's 30th and  3 days in Ocean Grove, so I'm already paying $40, my goal will be not to pay anymore than this $40.
Goal 3, in Feb, I will go to the gym at least 2 times per week. Baby steps. Talking of Step, there is a 6.15 am class that I will go to at least once in Feb.
Clothing goals, I will wear 5 items sometime in the month from my 'hoard' of clothing and 2 items of my golden 18. Additionally, I need to wear a belt at least 3 days.
Finally, something needs to be done about my hair, I wear it up and crap everyday, you will see better hair in Feb, promise.
I'd better write this all down.
I forgot to say also, I got into my Millinery course. That starts in Feb, so a busy month.