This was the first weekend in a while that I got a preview of fall like weather and got excited about the coming months ahead. I'm dreaming of dark nail polish, cool winds, brown boots, pumpkin spice lattes, baked apples and Dexter coming back....I am so excited I could almost sprout a pumpkin. I was also really happy this weekend when I met another weight loss goal so I thought it was time to give you a July update as promised in June. I have now lost 20 pounds in the last 8 weeks. I am currently in size 12 jeans from a size 24. I'm too proud to be embarrassed by this. I am now a few steps closer to making my 30 by 30 goal in December. One of the most motivational blogs I have found (and she has amazing free workout videos that I do daily on youtube) is blogilates. Homegirl can make me sweat...she is simply awesome.
I have also been staying motivated by looking at where I have been & trying to remember where it is that I want to go. And when that starts to fizzle out I turn the Olympics on and stare at the gymnastic and volleyball girls. It works wonders.
|The Hub's and I at Fisherman's wharf on our one year anniversary. November 2005|
I have also discovered that I evidently hold onto sweatshirts for too long as seen above & I also couldn't wait to put this ole' friend on after the Hub's birthday bash on Thursday-which was when this picture was taken. Obviously the sweatshirt is not form fitting and a little big, but I like to be able to compare how it feels when I wear it now and how it felt then. I now am trying to lose another 25 pounds in the next 9 weeks so it's time to change the routine up a little to get me over this little plateau I am finding myself on. I like to take each plateau of no loss as time to reflect and be thankful, instead of obsessing and becoming discouraged. I just keep remembering to grow from the inside out, the rest will take care of itself.
|Our roses this weekend in full bloom|