Posted on January 11 2012
My mom got me two scarves for Christmas. A red one and a mustard color one. I had asked for them because I kept seeing awesome outfits on pinterest
I've been trying to pair them up with sweaters and shirts that people usually wouldn't put them with. A black shirt with jeans and a yellow scarf doesn't really scream my style. But my pink and gray sweater...yup, that's what I did:)
I've also been going to the gym a few times a week. I've lost 8 pounds now, since November. I need to lose 15 to reach my goal weight of 145. My body though, is changing drastically. And these Old Navy jeans that I'm wearing here are almost too big! I'm just really happy to not feel like I have to cover up love handles with an oversized sweater anymore. I mean, I know I am not a super model, but losing weight sure makes you feel like one!
oh, the sweater and the scarf are from Target too.
Do I have any tips on losing weight? Find someone to do it with you. It's a lot easier for me to go to the gym when I know Michelle's going to be there. Find a class that you like too. If all I did was run on a treadmill, I would hate it. I love the bodypump (weight lifting) class and the spin classes.
Also I think that my diet has changed just because I have the mentality now that I don't want to undo all my work at the gym for just a couple of cookies. Don't get me wrong though, I totally stuffed my face Friday night when we went to the steakhouse. I even ate the whole dessert by. my. self. I'm trying really hard not to be obsessed with the calorie game though. So when I'm home, I try to be really good. Like last night, I fixed chicken strips and french fries for the boys. So I had a huge plate of lettuce with a chopped up chicken strip on it, a little cheese, and a couple of croutons. Oh and zesty italian dressing instead of ranch. Definitely less calories than three chicken strips and a pile of fries.
I do definitely feel better, physically and about myself. I have better posture too. I'm more confident. I think getting up and going is easier too.
I don't want you to think I'm bragging either. When I started, my weight was just about 10 pounds off of what it was when I brought Bo home from the hospital. He will be five next month. I'm not calling it baby weight anymore!
I'll keep you updated on my weight though. I really want to make it to my goal.