10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Monday, October 01, 2007

'I'll be fine. I think I've figured out how to steer by gesturing emphatically."

Saturday night Matt took me shopping. I needed interview clothes, kicking ass and taking names clothes. I bought a lot of things with the knowledge that I couldn't really pop back to the mall before Monday, not having a car and all (which is getting very, very old now...point of fact). I picked up a shirt and tights and a dress, and a skirt and a very expensive bra (of course it wasn't part of the sale...of course) and more boots. I tried on some pants too, size ten pants. They fit! Not well enough for an interview, but they buttoned without hassle and it looks like I'm getting very close.

The interview, it went very well. The nice man said I was personable! That's good right? Personable. I'm crossing everything I've got because I think that job could be a really good fit for me. That's the last I'm going to think of it so I don't completely jinx myself or go completely insane when I don't get called for a second round. Positive, Positive, Positive.

Hey, I got the new scale. I already hate it. I mean, it's honest and it says I weigh 173.something. Bastard. That's the kickster with getting a new scale, so much to learn about the new regime. I guess my new starting point is 173. Which I'm trying really hard not to think about because hello, size ten. I couldn't button a ten the last time I thought I weighed 173 so I'm going to keep it positive in this arena too. I just need to keep up with everything I'm doing and eventually I'll get where I want to go.

Everything I'm doing is pretty much pilates 'till I just can't pilates no more. I tried another of my new dvd's on saturday, it's like a pilates sample platter. The latest one is actually the first one I bought, the Body Band Challenge. Ana always does this little intro before the program starts and I always listen because I've learned a lot from the previous intros. On the Body Band Challenge intro she says all the usual stuff about working your core and breathing and yadda yadda "this is the most challenging workout I've ever put together". Say what? I know I've been saying that every new dvd/tool kicks my ass but this time I feel particularly validated. I sort of wish I had gone into it thinking "this dvd is for wusses" rather than "most challenging ever" but I think I did pretty well. I couldn't do everything, I did a lot of watching with trepidation but I think that's an important part of the process. When I master it won't I be smug?


Zanitta said...

yay for the interveiw and boo for the scale. That's the problem with new scales, you never know exactly how far off the old one was.

Amy said...

I think I'm getting somewhere with it, it just takes some getting used to.