shopping has never been so stressful

well, today was the big day. i finally went shopping (with some trusty personal shoppers - thanks, ladies!) for clothes that fit.

it was a very overwhelming experience. now 60 pounds down, it is very hard to see myself in this "new" way. i have a hard time believing smaller sizes fit and that it does not look too tight. luckily, i had two very supportive companions helping me out. i think i got the hang of it by the end of the afternoon.

here is what i got...
white shirt & kelly green pants - gap
 jeans - gap
teal sweater & jeans - nordstrom
 black skirt & purple tank - nordstrom
black blazer - nordstrom
 pink sweater - nordstrom
cream cardigan & denim button-up - nordstrom
black pants - the limited

additionally, i bought a pair of skinny jeans that are being hemmed at nordstrom and hopefully can be picked up before the end of this coming week. 

did i spend a lot of money? yes. much more than i anticipated. i figure, though, that most of the pieces i got can be mixed and matched so i should get a lot of use out of everything. the only purchase i am still debating over is the pink sweater. it was the priciest item AND it is cashmere which means dry clean only - i hate clothes that are dry clean only. then again, the skirt is too so i will see how i feel over the next week.

and, as i promised jacob, i did not buy shoes, purses or jewelry.

sorry about the lighting, the flash on the camera was making my eyes look wonky. : )


on the up & up

this has been an icky week - i have been sick since last thursday night and only just started feeling better today. being sick is the WORST. i left school early on friday, stayed home monday, and left early again yesterday. i finally went to the doctor and aside from suggesting that i take my migraine medicine, he did not have a definite reason as to why i was feeling so bad. luckily, taking the migraine medicine seemed to work and i feel (mostly) like myself again. : )

weight-wise, i was up again on saturday. THOSE FREAKIN' THREE POUNDS. even though i was sick, i still had an appetite and was eating pretty normally. i noticed this morning the number was down again so i hope i can maintain it until saturday. jacob and i did go for a walk tonight. it was nice to get outside for a bit. 

remember that black dress from the other week? well, i went back to target and got it in blue. 
pardon the hair and glasses, i was still feeling a bit "off" when i was getting ready. 

my first personal training session is tomorrow with melvin at la fitness. my only request will be for him not to make me cry.