Happy Valentine's Day! Someone on my Facebook thread posted an angry cats meme that said "St. Valentine's...My favorite massacre." I love it!
Anyway, with the fourteenth I am officially halfway through my experiment. It's still going really well. I am posting photos on Instagram most days. Tuesday and today I did not wear tops from my items. Because I needed to wear purple, yellow, and green on Tuesday and pink today. But other than that I have stuck to my items, even if I haven't posted a picture. I've started getting more creative with the color combinations and layering combinations that I am doing. Trying to spice things up and not be so obvious about wearing the same thing all the time. I think I've done a pretty good job. I will say, though, that without my tanks and cardigans, I would be in a world of trouble. It's those layering pieces that really keep me from wearing everything on rotation.
I have taken out one of the pairs of pants in favor of adding a black and white striped shirt. I may have added another shirt, but I cannot remember right now. Essentially, I've done a couple of ad hoc additions and substitutions.
I still think that this has helped me think a bit more creatively about my clothing and is keeping me from wearing the exact same thing over and over. I haven't bought any more clothes, but if I were to go shopping, I think I would ponder my purchases a bit more--what can I wear this with? how will this fit in?--instead of my old "I like it and I want it in all ten colors!"
This is really important because I am totally out of room for clothes! My closet at the apartment was so jammed that I couldn't hardly get anything in or out, so I weeded through. My closet at my parents' house is totally full as well. So the clothes I weeded out are laying in a tub in the floor of my closet. I could probably do a preliminary sweep of clothes that I wouldn't and shouldn't wear once I lose weight, but I just haven't had the time or energy when I've gone home.
On Tuesday I discovered that there was exactly one month until we leave for spring break. In other words, if I started on Wednesday, I would have the ability to do the entire 30 Day Shred before we left. I went for it. I have never been so out of breath. I have never been more sore than I am today. At least not in recent memory. But I want to stick with it. If I can lose even ten pounds I will be a happy girl. If I lose more, even better!
But right now I feel like I am floating in a sea of tips and ideas about how to best do the weight loss thing.
I have a My Fitness Pal account. I am not very good with it. I don't think that recording what I eat really helps me. I know it helps other people and that is great for them.
I don't like doing several small meals throughout the day. I really prefer the three moderate sized meals and two snacks. I think my biggest downfall is if I let myself get too hungry between lunch and supper. Because I don't make the best food decisions when I get super hungry. Because I get hangry and ridiculously impatient with the world, let alone cooking something healthy.
I don't really know why I am sharing this. It's just on my mind as I type.
I haven't really read much this week, which has been quite a bummer for me. I've just been going and going. Tomorrow I should be able to do quite a bit of reading though. That's what I love about Fridays--I don't really have much in the way of anything to do, so I read. I will have to go into work for a bit tomorrow morning and do a quick homework assignment, but after that the day is mine. I even made a list of what I want to read. It's several things, but I am currently successfully juggling several things, so I'm going to let it happen.
I still want the noise to die down so that I can read more. I am tired of the constant thinking, the perpetual going and doing, the being too wiped out at the end of the day to properly unwind by reading in bed, the being so easily distracted that when I do get time to read, I wind up wasting it by texting people or messing on the internet. I haven't read it, but I kind of want to do the Walden thing. But only so I can just read. I don't want to do the farming and the thinking about the state of mankind.
On that happy note, I should finish getting ready for work.