Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Lucky Number! (Jenny: Day 6)
Yesterday I burned 941.3 calories by walking 16,464 steps! Since I'm 46 years old and my birth year is also '64, I'm thinking that must be a lucky number for me, right? Perhaps I should play the Lotto. *smile*
In addition to my normal morning walk with Loki, I also logged a bunch of steps walking the mall. Now, those who know me well are well aware of my loathing for the mall. I avoid that place at any cost, only go there when absolutely necessary. Yesterday was one of those days.
As I mentioned, Beren and I are going to New York this weekend. Since the weather is a bit cooler than here in Florida, I need a few articles of clothing. Long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, that sort of thing. And..jeans. Yes, I do have a pair of jeans already but none that fit well and are NY-worthy. I've been having a hard time finding jeans that fit in the waist/hips that don't gap in my legs/butt; Beren complains that they "sag in the ass" and we certainly don't want that! *wink* I did a bit of online research, googling the phrase "jeans for curvy women no muffin top." After much research, the same brand came up time & time again: Not Your Daughter's Jeans. They got rave reviews, look really stylish, where can I buy them and, of course, how much? Um...yikes...ranging from $89 to $120-ish, these are definitely the most expensive jeans I've ever purchased! I could get several pairs of the cheap brands for that price! However, since I was desperate and nothing else is fitting properly, I trudged off to the department store to try these babies on, fully expecting disappointment.
Got to Dillard's, found the ladies jeans, and several racks of NYDJ in every size, shape & color. Grabbed a couple pairs along with a couple of Levi's in the new "curvy" style. Braved the dressing room, eased myself into those $$$ pants and...lo, and behold, they fit! Beautifully! Soft, flexible, and no ass-sagging! Just to be sure I couldn't get away with the Levi's, I tried 'em. Ewww! I don't know what kind of "curves" they expect to fit into these things but it damn sure isn't mine!
Bottom line: I walked out with one $89 pair of NYDJ and could easily have bought another pair if my budget had allowed. In fact, I just might break the bank and go back for another pair today, they are seriously that nice!
I did very well Jenny-wise as well:
Breakfast: Jenny's Cranberry Almond Cereal, 8 oz fat-free milk, coffee, fruit (I actually saved the fruit for my morning snack), Jenny's multivitamin
Snack: Yogurt (80-100 calories) and mixed berries (saved from breakfast)
Lunch: Large green salad with Jenny's dressing, Jenny's Tuna Salad, Jenny's multivitamin
Snack: Jenny's White Cheddar Popcorn
Dinner: Jenny's Salisbury Steak, 1 cup of steamed green beans, Jenny's antioxidant
Snack: fruit (apple), herbal tea
2 Liters of water consumed over the span of the day
I wasn't fond of the Tuna, won't order that one again, nor the Salisbury Steak but that's just because I'm not a big meat-eater. Otherwise, everything was very tasty!
Off to work for me and then perhaps another trip to the mall? *wink* Gotta log those steps, you know!
Have a Beauty-Full Day,