I adopted a little bit of a different attitude this week. I tried really hard to focus on eating well. I didn’t have any sweets, candy, junk food, etc. I tried to limit my simple carbs and fill up on vegetables and light soups. I did not count calories. This made me nervous. I struggle with determining what the “right” amount of calories is. As a breastfeeding mom I felt that if I made good choices, I could let my body lead the way.
As far as exercise goes I did Just Dance 4 three times this week (50 min, 30 min, and 50 min) and I did the elliptical once for 30 min and one nice paced family walk for 30 min.
Yesterday was weigh in day–
Weight: -1.4 lbs for a total of -4 lbs
Neck: -.25 for a total of -.25 inches
Arm: -.25 for a total of -.25 inches
Bust: — for a total of -1.5 inches
Waist: — for a total of -2 inches
Belly Button (complete post partum belly): -1 for a total of -2 inches
Hips: -.75 for a total of -.75 inches
Thighs: -1.25 for a total of -1.25
I have endless inches to lose around my middle and I cannot wait to have a waist again.
This weekend we went back to school/fall shopping. Took advantage of some Labor Day sales.
As I was going through Eleanor’s haul I realized how jealous I was. How much I wished I could have bought a cute polka dot dress for myself, and a pair of skinny red jeans and the perfect pair of boot cut jeans. I miss clothes. I miss fashion. I miss making outfits and having fun with clothes and expressing myself through what I wear.
Clothes are a huge motivator for me. I want to fill my closet with beautiful things and have a reason to get dressed. Every time I don’t want to workout or want to give in and dive into a brownie sundae I think of buying a cute pair of jeans and funky top and a cute fitted blazer and rocking it.
And when I get there, you guys will be so sick of looking at selfies of me and my new clothes you will wish I never lost all this weight.
Is fashion a big motivator for you? What gets you going?
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