Tired of the now baggy jeans and baggy bras that I bought 6 months ago,
I decided to go get fitted again.
I walked in wearing a 36DD and size 12 jeans.
I came home with size 8 jeans and 34D bras!! I tried on a size 6 which is my goal, they fit me, but I still purchased two pairs of the 8's. I like my jean somewhat loose, so Im going to give myself another month or so before I go get them.
I had a dream last night that I became a motivational speaker for weight loss.
Particularly geared to people that turned to surgery to get fast results. Ive been told that I can get to my goals without going under the knife... and Im going to see if they are right. Taken with my iphone, these are size 12 jeans (clearly too big) and a medium shirt with a 36 DD bra.
When someone says they lost the weight through diet and exercise, I feel as though they are not truly answering the question as to how they did it. So I thought I would try and explain mine.
This is me Dec of 2008.
While in the hospital giving birth to my daughter, I top the scales at 230lbs. In this picture I was approx 175, I dont truly know because at this point I has stopped looking in the mirrors, let alone weighing myself. Pictures of me like this are extremely rare. I happened to stumble upon this one via a friends facebook photo album.
First of all, you have to want a change.
Its a lot of work and its something that you have to always be conscious of. I admit, Im obsessed with it...but I feel as though you will never see a change if you arent to some degree committed to a healthier you.
I avoid most meat, though I dont recommend it and I try to consume what I can for its protein value only. I mainly drink water, rice milk and orange juice. I enjoy all types of salads and soups. Pasta is my down fall and I try to limit my white-carb intake. I also try to avoid sugar in the juice I drink and an excessive amount of salt in the soup I eat. I eat this way, because it is what I enjoy, and its what works for me. I dont consider it a "diet" its just what I eat. My life doesnt revolve around food. I eat when Im hungry and always try to consider is portion size.
I feel as though mixing it up to avoid a routine helps with the longevity of staying with it. It is however good to get in a routine of WHEN you are doing it, so you stay committed to a time. My personal goal it to strengthen and tighten my core and build my cardio. So I combine those in my workouts.
"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."
Some may think that this is a Bob Marley song or quote, however it is not. Though I have yet to find its original origin. Its lovely and beautiful either way.