"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

OH! Losing Weight? Yea...I Still Do That...

I have been so wrapped up in my reading, and imaginary whirlwind single life, that I havn't had much time to talk about weight loss. Sure, I'm still trekking along on this trail! It's a lifestyle change, always and forever!

Still trying to drop that 15lbs I gained back, and have 10lbs to go. It's a lot slower not being on the extreme restrictions I was on to drop the weight, but this whole "maintenance" thing is sure hard! I'm learning to eat healthy in a way I can sustain forever, vs. eating from a list of "approved" foods. I still try to keep it clean, but I do enjoy my progressive light soup now and then, and rotisserie chickens!! (and turkey sandwhiches...mmm...) Oh, and let's not forget I've added back the wine and martini's which I'm sure is the biggest culprit of my slower weight loss. But, that's me. I have to find a way to make it work.

I can give up the ice cream, and pizza, and 95% of bad carbs...but I cannot forgoe a life with no wine or martini's. It is just not in the cards for me people!

If I'd gone back full swing, I could've dropped 15 lbs in 2 weeks. But, that isn't the real me, and I'm determined to find the balance I need to last me a lifetime. Trial and error.

Down only 5lbs.. but I have still seen so many changes in my body due to adding strength and core work. I'm not just an empty shell anymore, I am getting toned, and I love to see my arm muscles visible at rest. I touch my own guns a lot.

"These are mine?", I ask myself. And  myself answers, "oh yes, watch out Kelly Rippa!"

Hi Kelly Rippa's arms! You will be mine, oh yes....

What I am in mourning about, is saying goodbye to my favorite jeans. I am past the point where I can wash them in hot water, and dry them forever to wear them a few hours before they stretch back out again, and hang lifeless at my waist. (don't we all use this trick, ladies??)

They are so old, that I have been unsuccessful in locating them in smaller size.

I'm determined though, to find my levi, low, flare, 542's, with the button pockets, that make my ass look "just right", in my new size. 

There have been zero times before these jeans, that I thought my ass looked good in anything. And...we all know how important it is to think your ass looks good in your jeans...right, ladies??? I mean, it changes your entire outlook!

I bet if I had a Christian Grey, he would find me these jeans with all his worldly connections...

Oh, I'm sorry, did I just go "50 Shades of Grey" for a second? I am still kinda hung up on that. So much so, that after finishing the trilogy so quickly, I am now reading it again...at a normal human person with a life's pace...I'm determined to soak in every word now that I know the ending.


Rachel said...

Finding a balance + losing weight is really the way. There's no need to deprive yourself of normal things! :) And fave pair of jeans? Yeah, when I find them, I buy them. a LOT Of them. Because I'm afraid of that very situation.

Mel said...

I struggle with the "lifestyle" part of the change. I have always referred to it as a lifestyle change - and finding that balance is going to be tough at first. I am "bootcamping" my body into shape (normal routine of exercise, and adding JM Body Revolution- blog to come) to get the pounds down. Between that and MFP (thanks for the rec! I LOVE IT) I am hoping to have some major breakthroughs this summer.

What a bittersweet moment realizing you have literally shrunk out of your fave jeans! Have you checked ebay?

And don't we all need alittle Christian Grey in our lives?!

Fizzgig said...

lesson learned. I am going to start buying them in droves. I am so sad about it!! ive never had a body i enjoyed dressing, so this is all new to me!!

I lost the bulk of my weight via boot camp! I am a fan for sure! It is hard to find a life long balance, but I'm determined to get there!! usually after gaining weight id have given up. Not this time!! My fitness pal is my best friend! no thinking! just add in your workouts and food, and it does it for you!! brilliant!!

I have got a few google hits on ebay, and that is my next step, i was trying to find a store but they only sell that style in plus size now, which is not the size i previously had either....grrr.

Ah yes, christian. I still dream about him!! lol i never thought a fictional character that i pretty much hated at first would grow on me so much!

Teena in Toronto said...

I hate droopy drawers :(

Any chance you can get your jeans taken in a bit?

Fizzgig said...

i hadn't thought about that, but I have heard of people having clothes taken in! there is a place by my work that does that sort of thing, and you gave me a great idea!!! i hope it works!!!