Thursday, February 24, 2011

Saying bye to the old me (pictures)

This past weekend I did some major spring cleaning. I usually do this once or twice a year to get rid of clothing I haven't worn in a while and just make my room nice and neat. I'm not sure what got into my but this time, I got rid of a ton of clothes. Like my closest is seriously empty now!
I'm close to going down another size, so anything that I wore last spring/summer are now way too big to fit me. Even clothing I bought this past fall are just gigantic. I still really can't see the weight loss when I look in the mirror, but I can definitely see it when my pants actually fall down when I'm walking. Or my shirts fall off my shoulders. So this past weekend I got rid of things that I not only no longer wore, but that was too big. I packed up at least 3 black garbage bags of clothing to take to the clothing donation boxed in my town.

It kinda felt awesome to say goodbye to those clothes and to the person that I no longer I am. It's liberating. I honestly could have tossed more clothing, but then I would literally have nothing to wear and I'm not going to be going on a big shopping spree just yet. I'm just buying cheap clothes that will get me through 'til I go down another size. Although I did just get a pair of jeans that were a size 18!!!!! I hadn't been that size since I was a freshman in college!!! So exciting to slip those on!!!!!!

I'm waiting for the summer when I (fingers crossed) hit 90 pounds lost. I'm waiting for the day when I don't have to shop at a plus sized shop anymore.
It's coming close, I can see and feel it!!

I would never pose for a full length picture but I found this on a friends facebook page and I can't believe how big I was. This was taken spring of 2010

About 55 pounds down here - January 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Riding an elephant

Here are some more pictures from my trip to India. I got to ride an elephant while I was there and it was so much fun!!! Exhilarating and fun!!

Me on the elephant (freaking out right now that I'm going to fall)
Taking a ride around the block!

The elephant kneels down and you have to climb up the backside.
First you step on the back leg, then you climb onto the tail and then you have to climb up the butt to the top. It was scary to climb on it.

All dressed up for us.

My second ride. A lot less scary this time.

Me and my new friend.

This is Qutub Minar in New Delhi. One of the coolest things I saw while there!

Look at all the detailing on the minar.

It was really high

This is the Iron Pillar. It was built around 4 AD and has NEVER rusted. Isn't that amazing?

A shot of the Iron Pillar and Minar together.

One of my last nights in India. With my niece!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Cleaning

It's been getting warmer here in NJ and it has caused me to want to do a little spring cleaning with my clothes.

One I have way too many clothes
Two I don't wear half of them anymore
Three A lot of them are now too big!!! (YAY!)

However, with the clothes that are too big, I still keep on wearing them. I have some serious body dysmorphia going on and I'm afraid to buy smaller clothes. I'm afraid they won't fit (although they do), but mostly I'm afraid that I'll look like crap wearing them. I zero in on my problem areas and that's all I can see when I try on clothes that actually fit me. I do know that baggy clothes = me looking terrible and bigger than I actually am. But they are like my comfort blanket. I can't seem to let it go.

I know it's time. Even though I'm not at my goal weight yet, I'm not going to continue wearing seriously baggy stuff until I loose another 50 pounds. That's just crazy. I need to spend some money on a few key pieces to hold me over until I'm down another size. Which means I'll be shopping only sale items for the time being. I just got a bunch of stuff from Torrid that were really cheap. They are having a big clearance sale and I scored some awesome pants and tops for all under 10 bucks each!! whoo hoo!!

So this weekend looks to be the perfect opportunity to clean my room and get rid of a lot of stuff!!! I get in these moods to just clean out and this is definitely one of them. I'll try and give my mom some of my clothes and then the rest are off to the clothing donation boxes near me.

Do you like spring cleaning?

Monday, February 14, 2011

India Part 3 (I got Henna!)

More pictures from my trip. I promise to only do one more post from my trip. There was just soo many pictures! Next one will be about my elephant ride!

India Gate (Tomb of an unknown solider)
The President's House


The Lotus Temple

So cool

Look at the petals. So detailed

I got Henna done. This is what it looks like while drying.

So goopy and tempting to close my hand while it dried.

After. Look at how detailed!!

It cost me only 2 bucks to get this done!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

India Part 2

I went to this fort with my brother. It was a fort but also where people lived, worked and shopped. It was huge!!
I look so tiny compared to the walls!

You can see the foundation still there and most of the walls are still up.

A mosque that was across the street

Me under an Arch. I don't know why but I love to take pictures under arches. lol

Not sure what this was, but looked really cool.

You can see the mosque through the little window. (AKA me trying to be artsy)

A little house (also me under another arch)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Back!!!

India was amazing!! I'm soo happy I got the chance to visit there. It wasn't scary like I was kinda expecting it to be. While there is a huge culture shock, it was great to experience it and see how differently people live. I got to see a ton of sights and amazing places. I took like 600 plus pictures while there! lol. While I won't show you that many, I am going to probably do multiple posts about my trip. There is just too much to talk about!

The first place I visited while in India was the Taj Mahal. It's one of the seven wonders of the world. There was no way I could not go there. While it was about a 4 hour drive to get there from New Dehli, it was totally worth it. It is truly gorgeous and something that people need to see in person. It's just amazing.

This is the main gateway (Darwaza) that you pass through to get into the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal. Where the tombs are.

Me in front of it!

A picture that almost everyone takes while at the Taj. But really fun!!

Look at all the detail. Just amazing

This is the guest house. On the other side of the Taj, is a mosque that looks exactly the same. When building this, they wanted everything to be symmetrical.

Shoe covers you had to wear to go inside the building.

The tombs. These aren't the actual tombs (they are underground) but an exact replica.

Our guide really knew where to take cool pictures. This is a picture of the guest house, taken inside the Taj.

Another great picture that the guide knew to take.

And cows in the middle of the street while we were on our way home! Something you don't get to see every day!

Stay tuned to see more pictures of my trip!!