Monday, May 24, 2010

The Makeover Project, Episode 3: Where's The Beauty in All of This?

Now we get into the discussion of where the usual Domesticity stuff fits into the scheme of things.

Right now I have a closet full of work clothes, and I need to go to the dressmaker soon to get a formal dress made in time for an event in June. (My dressmaker already has my measurements pre-Makeover Project, so it's too soon for her to re-measure me.) I can't do anything about this wardrobe until I am absolutely sure that I've lost at least 20 pounds, so until that happens, I'll have to stick to alterations at the local tailor.

In the meantime, here are my Domesticity Rewards for my weight loss goals:
  • 10 pounds: Manicure and pedicure.
  • 15 pounds: New makeup - and by this I actually mean going to Manila and plunking down some cash for some high quality stuff at a department store counter, as opposed to the cheap thrills that I can get at Mercury Drug. A new fragrance would be nice, too.
  • 20-25 pounds: Definitely a new pair of shoes. By this time I'll need to buy a new pair of running shoes, since the Reeboks that I bought last year might not age well into the next few years. Also, depending on how my knees are doing, I'll be able to treat myself to some high heels. 
  • 30-35 pounds: Start transitioning my wardrobe back to regular women's sizes. (Scribey tells me that Mango tends to be quite figure-friendly, so I'm thinking that a pilgrimage would be in order.) Also - depending on my schedule - a full spa day.
  • Target weight: CELEBRATION! And by "celebration" I actually mean "spending the whole day at Alabang Town Center, shopping for a new wardrobe." 
Notice that none of these rewards involve food or alcohol of any sort - I've already accepted the fact that there will be more than a few high-calorie treats coming my way throughout this time, so I'll have to act accordingly. Notice that I've also held off on discussing the maintenance phase - I am making plans for that, too, but right now I'm so focused on keeping the numbers down that the rest will have to come later.

Until then... ten less pounds, here we come!

Next entry: My first cross-post from my new SparkPeople blog!


kuri said...

Woohoo! Congrats on having all the planning worked out.
I was just thinking that I need to put down a concrete plan for achieving my goals. I've been coasting over the past few years.

Your nutritionist sounds great!
I need to improve my diet but I find it helps if I focus on eating more fruits and vegetables.
I'm lazy, so that usually amounts to salads or bananas, but sometimes I work in some apples and oranges.

Thanks for the yoga dvd reviews. I like your goal rewards too; they sound lovely.
If you're interested, I can send you some samples of the perfumes I have in my stash. They probably aren't what you're looking for, but can be fun nontheless.
Barbara Bui Le Parfum (very pleasant incense)
YSL Cinema (a bit sweet)
Chanel No. 5 parfum

meimei said...

@Kuri: Those samples sound good! (Especially the Chanel No. 5 - that used to be my fragrance back in high school, hee.) We have got to exchange email addresses ASAP.

For some reason - ever since I moved back to the Philippines - I've found it easier to eat more fruits and vegetables, partly because they're part and parcel of nearly every Asian meal. It's funny, because Hawaii is so packed with fresh produce and tropical fruit... and yet it's all so expensive that I can't even manage to squeeze in a salad or a banana at every meal! Pity.

kuri said...

excellent! tried to email you through blogger; hope it works.

meimei said...

Coolness! I just redid my Blogger profile so it shows a link to my email address, so it should turn up soon.