what size are you now? Perhaps if some of your friends have outgrown [in either direction] professional clothing in that size, we can send it on to you.
there's a mental picture, short skirt and leggings, oh maybe I'm thinking of legwarmers like in the eighties, that's a better mental picture. *chuckles*
I would have appreciated legwarmers today!
Your office rules for the 5$ donation thing. That's rad beyond my wildest dreams.
Would silk long underwear help for your commute times?
Under pants, yes. But with nylons or tights on it would probably look even sillier.
2005-11-18 02:24 pm (UTC)
the trick of Minnesota schoolgirls
You and every "smart" woman.....I wear tennis shoes going to wark and when I get a client change into heals, then return to the comfy shoes afterward....this soooo helps my legs and back!!.....I'm soooooooo proud of you, I remember january being so hard when you started your new way of living and exercising, how much have you lost? I'm going to follow in your footsteps starting next Jamuary!
2005-11-18 02:35 pm (UTC)
Re: the trick of Minnesota schoolgirls
I've lost 84 pounds. And, yeah, I do the "leave my heels at work" thing.
I know what you mean about "personal insulation". I lost 60 pounds my freshman year of college, and I went from being a constant sweat-er (not to be confused with a sweater that you wear!) to always being cold unless I'm wrapped up properly. It was something I never considered before I lost the weight.
I had the same thoughts as you, considering that I have also lost some of my "personal insulation" as well. I was going to wear sweatpants under my skirts until I got to work, something I picked up in my Catholic School Girl days, but the idea of tights is a VERY good one. I bookmarked a page last year with lots of colors... me thinks I should buy some for this coming season.
Today I'm wearing long pants, a sweater, a camisole, and a t-shirt. And I'm STILL cold. I wish I had tights!
I kept them on under the jeans, and I'm rather liking the extra layer!
We just moved to Wisconsin from cental Washington. I think we are in for a big shock.
My husband talked to his sister last night. She lives in Northern California and the high yesterday was 75. I am so jealous.
Welcome to Wisconsin! Unless you're along the eastern edge, you're probably already facing some seriously cold weather. If you're within like 10 miles of the lake, you get the "Lake Effect." This means the temps can be up to 10 degrees warmer, but you get a buttload more snow.
Either way, stock up on warm clothes and resign yourself to Shoveling as Aerobic Exericise AND Weight Lifting!
I can't believe how flippin' cold it is. This weather sucks.
I'm really shocked at how little cold tolerance I have. Being too hot is uncomfotable, but being too cold is downright painful.
I have a milk chocolate brown Bill Blass down coat with a faux fur collar and horn buttons.
It's warm, it's beautiful. It would probably fit you. If brown is your color, send me your mailing address and it's yours!
Damn! I will take it! I'll send address in an comment that I will immediately delete.
Thank you so much!
out of curiosity, how are you going to keep up your exercise levels now that you won't be able to bike to work as much?
I have not been biking to work AT ALL since school started back up - I can't carry that much gear, and I'm not comfortable riding home from downtown in the dark.
I have been thrashing away on my NordicTrack, 40-50 minutes 5 or 6 times a week. It means more time commitment to the working-out itself, since it isn't tied to commuting anymore, but I can read on the NordicTrack and it's where I keep my sanity by reading non-fiction, non-lawschool books.
Well, that is a downside but on the other hand, regular clothes tend to be cheaper than plus sizes. So you can buy another great coat for less than you paid for the first one!
You don't want to sell your old coat, do you? I'm still a fatass (though a somewhat slimmer one than I was a few months ago) and I don't have a good coat. I've been looking for one but the thrift stores don't have my size and Wal-Mart sucks. :(
I can't bear to part with the leather one, but I have a wool one that you can have, though it is long - it may be too long for you, as I remember you being somewhat shorter than I. If you want it, I'll just give it to you, since someone else is giving me a coat.
Hey, Sis, there's an awesome resale shop here - they sell rich people's clothes. Want me to look for a suit for you?
Maybe I'll take you up on this after the first of the year - the bank account is feeling poorly just now.
I am sure you look perfectly pleasing. For me, to be warm is the only time I will ever commit a fashion faux pas. What's a gilr to do?
OHHH, I hate the cold, too. I have to stand outside and supervise children playing. They complain that they have to wear hats and costs and gloves. I'm shivering. My solution; I bought a floor length 100% wool coat and it's toasty! The best part is I got it at a resale shop for $20.!!!
Coincidentally, my daughter and son-in-law sent me a catalog and gift certificate which arrived today, for WinterSilks! I think you might find a more fashionable solution to your problem! Try WinterSilks.com.
Ooo, they have some pretty things!