OK so I am standing in front of my closet this morning, looking for something to wear. I know, we all complain about not having anything but today it’s really true. Seems like I have gained a few pounds over the past several months; seams are screaming, buttons are popping and there are unsightly buldges peaking out from my well coordinated pajamas. OK, I have to admit I have seen this coming. It’s been happening since October.

Last year when this happened, (this is a regular occurrence for me) I got a personal trainer, went gonzo on my eating habits and successfully dropped down from 208lbs to 188lbs. I was down to my ideal model weight. I always say, “To the victor goes the spoils!” For me that meant new clothes… Pants, sweaters, shirts just a shameless potpouri of designer names came to live in my humble abode. Seems like shedding 20 pounds meant adding another 200 in clothing.

The impetus for this frenzy was to prepare for my trip to Cancun, which is an annual junket for me every November. Of course while there, all I did was eat & drink, sun & party, eat & drink some more, shop and of course…eat and drink. You do notice I did have time to shop. Purchases of note… a truly groovy D&G sweater and 2 pairs of sunglasses (D&G and Chanel).

Anyway, I returned home just in time for what I like to call the Holiday Feeding Frenzy… Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! Food, parties and of course, eating and drinking. Needless to say, I fell off of my healthy lifestyle regimen. The only thing saving me was the fact that I teach spinning twice a week so I did get some exercise. However the cold chill of the winter months had left the rest of my exercise program in hibernation.

So now depressed, standing in front of all those fabulous clothes, I have now come to the decision that it’s time to get back on the exercise wheel again and give it another whirl. To make matters worse, the threat of summer is looming largely on the horizon. Moreover, today’s an InCircle day at Neiman Marcus and I refuse to buy clothes above my target weight limit. Model weight….here I come!