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Winsome and Lose Some

January 26th, 2014 at 10:12 am


Definition of winsome: cheerful and engaging.

I was most definitely NOT winsome this past week. Feeling more like myself today after a decent sleep and some alone time yesterday reading some light fluff. I've been immersed in "The Catcher in the Rye" with my 10th grader, and Greek mythology with my 6th grader. The 9th is reading "A Lesson Before Dying" which is pretty heavy, too.

DH has gained weight since he's been in the stressful position (started in July). He's not working out at all and while I've been cooking healthy, he's stress eating. He needed to look nice in business casual for a function today with his fraternal organization. He inherited a blue sport coat from my stepdad which works (if unbuttoned), but he grew out of his khakis. Thankfully, our Goodwill lets you return clothes that don't fit for a credit. 40s didn't fit. Embarrassment But I exchanged for 42s which worked (relief!). The cost was $4.99.

But then he needed a belt. I needed to grocery shop for a few items before the polar vortex returns later today. So I went to Target. His belt cost $14.99.

I suppose the lesson is you win some and lose some. I *am* happy for the $4.99 pants, and I did look at belts at the GW, but there wasn't the right size/color/style/condition.

I am hopeful that DH will lose some weight and move towards fit and healthy again, but not much I can do about his lack of motivation.

So, be theme for today is win some and lose some.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay warm and safe.

5 Responses to “Winsome and Lose Some”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, that is all we can do sometimes. Great job on the pants!!

  2. snafu Says:

    DH 'elevators' weight so he buys pants with elastic tabs like Haggar or those from Eddie Bauer. If that fails, I take them to the tailor for an elastic insert at the back seam. She think's Im crazy but it gives 2 sized flexibility.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I can identify with DH. I'm a stress eater, too.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Clever title, there. Smile

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    I am so a stress eater myself and with this polar vortex, as you call it, has made my attempts to lose weight unfruitful.

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