Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ain't no model y'all {fo realz}

Fact...if I was a model, I would be fired. I totally feel awkward in front of the camera (and much prefer to be the one taking the pictures) and I'm totally that girl who gets her hair stuck in her lip gloss while trying to look serious. Yep, it's embarrassing. However, in the excitement of sharing my end of the month weight report with all of you, I thought I would reveal if I could fit or not fit into the dress I previously purchased and talked about in this past post because some of you have been asking.

Drum roll please....


It's fits!!!!!! The first size 8 I have ever worn in my adult life. Crazy, right?! After nearly five months of working hard, pushing my running limits and saying NO to all of the "extras" I am able to say I am 45 pounds down and feeling great. Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and for going on this journey with me. I am sure it is boring to read about to some of you, but I love being able to have a place to share my successes and my failures. So thank you for not judging me.

I have had a lot of people email me and ask what I am doing to get the weight off. I wish I could say something magical. But it is simply increasing my movement and decreasing my calorie and sugar intake. Truly. I have NOT given up lattes or an occasional piece of chocolate, nor do I only eat salads, or count points....boring. However, I try not to eat bread when it comes to the table, or fill my diet with pastas or sandwiches too often, and I only "take small bites" of the things I bake. My biggest advice is to also get up from the table at the end of the meal just not feeling hungry....NOT making sure you are totally full. I run anywhere from 2-3 miles a day and make myself walk everywhere and be active playing with my son or even doing housework. Every little bit counts, but throughout this process I have been far from perfect. There are days that I am so tired my feet will hardly walk out the door, or days where I just want french fries and I just go for it. And let's face it...as a lady, you CANNOT weigh every day, especially at certain times during the month or it's mental torture. But little by little I have embraced the good with the bad and I just keep on keeping on.


So tell me....have you ever worked hard to fit into something and had it happen? I expected balloons to drop and birds to sing....but even though that didn't happen I was still smiling from ear to ear!

See you lovelies tomorrow for my HALLOWEEN launch...woooo whooooo!


22 comments:

  1. You look great! The dress is beautiful but that smile is even better.

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  2. Congratulations! You are such an inspiration. I need to lose about 100 lbs and the idea of it is so overwhelming! Little changes can = big impact.

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  3. i'm really happy for you! that's kind of amazing. i've been following since you lived on the east coast (just never commented)... but i'm pretty sure this accomplishment warrants some sort of praise! WAY TO GO!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS! Courtney you look absolutely gorgeous! What an inspiration... I need to get some extra pounds off myself and seeing you along your journey is so inspiring!

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  5. That is wonderful! That dress looks amazing on you! I love your blog! Thank you for all of your hard work and inspiration!

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  6. You look amazing it that dress! Way to go you!

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  7. You look fantastic & actually VERY model-like. :) Love this blog!

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  8. Darling dress. I luv denim with florals. Cute girl at any weight.

    Congrats!

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  9. Who wants to be a model anyway?

    You look fab-u-lous dahling!
    Congratulations on making your goal!

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  10. Losing 45 pounds is something to be proud of for sure! You look great in the dress and I love the denim jacket over it.

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  11. Wow! Congratulations and you LOOK GREAT! I am sure you feel great too! I love the floral print of your dress--- seriously, too cute! Keep up the good work :)

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  12. holy f-bomb Court you look AHHH-mazing... not that you didn`t before, but you have this glow about you lately that`s intoxicating - I`m drunk. Not only do you look fab that whole outfit is BANANAS. I`m pretty sure you`re going to announce another pregnancy any day now because I just KNOW your husband can`t keep his hands off sexy you... who couldÉ I`m so happy for you and I love that you haven`t given up on baked goods because then we couldn`t be friends. love ya hot mama. xo

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  13. Courtney!! Get out of TOWN. You look FAB. U. LOUS. And the fact that you did it with reasonable lifestyle changes and occasional "splurges" (because who can live without those?) is an inspiration to many of us who struggle. Great job, you should be so proud!!

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  14. Just found you today from Pulchritude Fest, and what a lovely time I've had here! Adore your projects, and your weight loss story was so inspiring. Look forward to hanging around and getting to know you more. :-) Have a great day...

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  15. You look fabulous Court! Congrats, I wish I could be as strong as you to keep pushing through to accomplish your personal goals :)

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  16. thank you so much to ALL of you for your sweet and kind words. They are so powerful and motivating. And to those of you struggling YOU CAN DO IT! I am here to support you and help, just email me ;.)

    Also to Sara K...you ALWAYS crack me up! Not working on getting preggers any time soon ;.)

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  17. My Oh My, that smile says it all! You look great!!!

    I was down to a size 8 just before getting pregnant (I've never ever been even close to a size 8 in my adult life). I bought these green skinny jeans (I call them my "too cool for me" pants), and felt great when I wore them. I'm currently 32 weeks along and those green pants are tucked away. When they make their reappearance I'm hoping for balloons to drop and birds to sing too. :)

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  18. holy crap! the hubs is a lucky man!

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  19. You look FANTASTIC!!!!! I remember when you bought the dress and now look at you looking so cute in it! Good work lady!

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  21. Congratulations!! I'm so glad you posted! Omg, your post is so inspirational -- I haven't worn a single-digit-dress in ages, and it's always me thinking I totally don't want to give up my yummy noms! Movement, I like it.

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