Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Reality - is relative?

Husband & I were watching "Last 10 lb Boot Camp" on the weekend. It was an episode with two friends - musicians I think - that wanted to lose 10 lbs before their next big concert.

At the beginning of the show - the taller of the two gals fit into a size 10 and was 166 lbs. Husband was convinced that there was NO way a woman that weighted THAT much fit into a size 10.

Obviously I have never discussed my weight with my husband - other than the fact that I'm always trying to lose weight.

Fast forward to today - I had to buy a dress for a wedding I'm going to on Saturday. I ended up with a size 10 (which I'm sure was vanity sized). I felt so discouraged I just about cried in the change room. Honestly - it wasn't size related. It was shape related. Over the past year my shape has changed significantly. All the while I am trying to change my habits, exercising like a friggen fool. I honestly don't know what to change at this point.

In any case - I really hadn't realized how bad it had all gotten until I was changing in the dressing room. Those lights don't give you anywhere to hide. Does anyone else out there have a problem with cellulite? How do you deal with it? Does anyone have any ideas of any changes I can make?

Meanwhile - daughter seems to be settling in nicely at University (Lethbridge). She actually started class today. I survived a week without her.

H-Woman - are you doing a weekend in Banff for Melissa's? I am with my walking group - any chance we could..... meet? Even just after the race for a quick hello?

I'm off to meet with my personal trainer. After today it feels like a huge waste of $$.

Oh, I had my first pilates class last night - it was..... good - but I thought it would be harder? I know she started us off at the very beginning..... makes me wonder what is in store!!


  1. Absolutely we should get together!! We're staying in Canmore but I anticipate a lot of time spent in Banff as well! Heading out on Friday and coming back Sunday night.

    Let me know how to get in touch with you and we'll figure something out!


  2. This post broke my heart. I know the feeling about losing weight and having your shape get all whacky. I find that men don't understand the weight to sizing relationship with women as its more an art then a science. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience in the dressing room.

    I weight 148lbs at 5'7" and I bought a dress in size 10 from H&M the other day. I can't get it done up on my ribs, but am dedicated to making it work by the end of the month.

    I tried Pilates and found it WAY too easy. My understanding is that it depends on the instructor.

  3. Glad to hear that your daughter is settling in. Exciting times for her!

    Cellulite? Yes. How do I deal with it? Avert my eyes? :)

  4. I hate vanity sizing - it's so ridiculous and doesn't help anyone - at a normal weight or overweight.