I need to stop shopping. I have bought a lot of clothes lately, mostly because I'm finding good sales and liking what I see in the mirror more. I tried on a skirt and a little cardigan yesterday at Ann Taylor Loft -- the full skirt and the fitted cardigan highlighted the best things about my shape. I bought a blue dress at the Gap that just lights up my skin, highlights my small waist and, again, has a full skirt that covers a multitude of sins. I got a nice pair of cotton twill pants and a couple of casual tops.
Someone stop me. But it is fun to like myself in clothes again, and because people are cutting back, stores are sending out coupons, slashing prices, and it's all drawing me right in.
I'm still having some minor trouble with allergy-induced vertigo. If there is anyone out there who has found a good solution to this, please post it in the comments. I tried Sudafed (the real kind) and it didn't seem to have much effect. The Zyrtec I tried made me feel like I was completely dried out and gave me a hacking cough.
The dizziness has affected my exercise routine. Today I swam, but I kept it short (25 minutes) and easy (plenty of breaststroke and backstroke) and did not do any flip turns. I haven't been doing as much running because after the last run, I felt like I couldn't walk straight.