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And that's a wrap . . .

Wow. Busy, busy, busy. No time to write.

At any rate, as of last Saturday, I am officially freaked out.

Here's the story. For the past couple of months I have been a little bit depressed since every time I open my closet, there is nothing that fits. As a result, I have been wearing the same 3 outfits every week, mixing and matching parts and accessories to make them look different, since those are the only ones that don't make me look as if I am wearing someone else's clothes.

Sooooo, because last week I finally reached my target weight, I decided to do a little bit of shopping. The fact that my favorite clothing store was having a mega-sale was an incentive too.

To make a long story short, I go there, grab a number of pants (all size 6, since the 8's are now too big), and try them on. To my surprise, most of them fit rather loose. Finally, I grab this cute little pair of cropped pants, and bingo! They fit like a glove!

At that point I am extremely happy, looking at myself in the mirror and saying "Score!" when I look at the tag and I realize that they are not a size 6, but a size 4.

WTF?????

"So," says ballistabob. "When was the last time that you fit in a size 4?"

"In my adult life?" I reply.

"Yes."

"Never."

Needless to say that I walked out with a number of pieces that have refurbished my wardrobe a little bit, and that have lifted my spirits.

And that's it for now. Tomorrow, I will be writing about Pennsic and rapier, and how working out has been working out with my fighting.

Last but not least, as promised to siobhan_sca, here are a couple of pics of me wearing my Roman. (I wish I had more pics, especially with palla and all, but when you yourself are the shutterbug, you don't get many pictures of you.)



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reasdream
Aug. 18th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Bel looked seriously spiff in her roman.

(also ee! hadn't seen the picture of me in my new apron!)
siobhan_sca
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Amen! **Great** colors :-)
belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
And you looked fabulous, darling!
gianetta
Aug. 18th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Go you! I'm going to use you as inspiration to reverse the weight gain trend I've been seeing on my scale. You are looking Bel-ilicious!
reasdream
Aug. 18th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
You should ask her about the "Body By Bel" fitness plan. ;D
isenglass
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
If you don't, I will. Belfabulous - wanna share your secrets?
belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! I will be writing an article on LJ on this. Or maybe a series of articles to keep everyone going. What do you think?
isenglass
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Do it! I long to be inspired.
belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
You're on! Will do then! :-)
siobhan_sca
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
yay! Romans!
Thank you!! :-)

May I add you to my growing gallery of Roman Beauties?? One of these days, I'm going to post a page on my site :^) in addition to my handouts ....

Love the colors!

(( And I hear ya on the no-photos-of-photographer :-) I'll look to remedy that for you now and then! ))
belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: yay! Romans!
Sure! You can add me! I am all for fun!

(( And I hear ya on the no-photos-of-photographer :-) I'll look to remedy that for you now and then! ))

That would be asesome. Thanks!
siobhan_sca
Aug. 19th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: yay! Romans!
Great, thanks! And I'll ask Izzy to keep an eye out for you; she's another good one for taking candid shots of folks :-)
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belfebe
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And congrats to wearing an L! Keep up the good work. You may surprise yourself down the road!

And, I would love to look at your Roman dress closer up, that's different than mine but I like the drape!

Sure! It is a banded stola, and the instructions are in Iohanna's webpage. I have to say that it is not only flattering, but also incredibly comfortable, and quite easy to make. I can bring one of them to the Barony meeting if you are making it. :-)
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