Wednesday after work I went to JCPenny’s to do some shirt shopping. I had a coupon and I need some new workout shirts. I really loved the new one I got about two months ago so I wanted to get a few other pairs. Hmmm. Who knew clothes buying was going to be so difficult? I’m kinda starting to feel like The Hulk.
I tried on some workout shirts–about two months ago I was wearing a medium–and the medium was too tight! Not too tight in general, no, it was specifically too tight in the shoulders. I was having difficulty getting the shirts on. Once the Medium was on, it was loose -fitting everywhere except my shoulders and chest. In fact, the shirts were baggy but tight in the shoulders. What the hell?
As a swimmer I’ve had to deal with clothes not fitting right for some time. Once I reached my goal weight (150) and surpassed it, my body shape hasn’t really changed much. I’ve been the same for awhile and my shoulders–while broad swimmer’s shoulders–were never really a problem. I was able to wear cute blouses and shirts in a Small or Medium size–sometimes even an Extra Small depending on where I was shopping. This is the first time in a long time where clothes just weren’t fitting right.
I left the store with two workout shirts and a new blouse. After trying them on again at home I have to return one workout shirt because it was just too big! It’s like wearing a mini dress. I got home from the mall and we ran to Beaverton for an errand and then to Hopworks for dinner.
Michael thought it would be fitting in honor of the Tour de France to go there because it’s decorated with bikes. (Want to see what the professional cyclists are eating to keep from bonking? Click here!)
We sat in the bar, which was packed, and all the TVs were set to Tour de France! We got to watch the last part of the stage while we waited for dinner. It was a close one with Cavendish squeaking out a win with his old teammate right behind him!
I tried a sample of their Pale Ale but it had a funny aftertaste I didn’t like.
I decided to go with the IPA instead. It was a very strong beer, with a grapefruit flavor to it. I love grapefruit, so I was okay with that.
I loved the margherita! The basil was fresh, the tomatoes were flavorful and there were cloves of roasted garlic. The crust had large sea salt on it. That was my favorite pizza. But you know what? Michael and I both agreed that after months of us making our own pizzas, we kind of prefer our own! Never thought I’d say that but it’s true!
I will say that the Hopworks margherita gave me ideas for own pizzas at home. I will be trying to recreate their version of it now. It was a good night with beer, cycling and pizza.
QUESTION: Have you noticed any changes in your body lately that you weren’t expecting?
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.