Those two, separate but different.
This really shows my frugality and very Capricorn mentality. I have been putting off shopping through this entire process. When I started in January I was a size 24/26, and I am now a size 14/16. However, I have continued to wear my size 18/20 jeans without a belt. Pulling them up and trying to hope my hips keep them up. It has now gotten out of hand. I've been telling myself I would go shopping for three days now, searching for coupons online and then, ultimately deciding to not go because 1) I do not want to spend the money and 2) I don't like shopping.
In the last 6 months, I have spent less than $250 on clothing. I got some size 16/18 articles from a swap I did with a lady I met on OH in the area. I really would like to see an active clothing swap group going on in my area. I guess a lot of people hang on to things longer than necessary and just don't want to part with things? I haven't done this because I'm lazy about a lot of housework/organizational things. I'm no slob, but I'm just not tidy and organized like I wish I was.
I did very well over thanksgiving, not gorging myself but then on Friday ate a pint of Cookies and Cream ice cream over the course of four hours. This is my problem food. Ice Cream. I love it. It will be my demise. However, I have read quite a few recipes for Protein Ice Cream and tried a few. I have yet to try any ricotta based and Greek yogurt recipes. I have an ice cream freezer I borrowed from my mom months ago for this purpose. I will try both this week with some of the Muscle Milk flavors I currently have: Cake Batter, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Strawberry Milkshake.
Last time I was at the doctor, he did not give me a fill. Prior to this, I had .3 taken out. Suddenly, just before the holidays, I found my restriction had lessen, and I could pretty much consume more than 1/2- 3/4 cup of food but not more than 1 cup. It's almost been a year, I've lost at a steady rate, but if I don't lose this month I have to take the blame that I didn't do all the things I was suppose to this month but the sudden loss of restriction is also bothersome. I do have an appointment next week, that I'm thankful. My doctor is good about scheduling follow-up care for the first year - no charge for out of pocket patients. Next year, he projects to see me 3-4 times at $100 a pop. That is completely reasonable to spend on follow-up cake to me.
As for spending money on clothes, I think I am going to work on meeting folks in the area to swap with and go shopping a little today. I might as well go to Target and do some Christmas shopping.