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!