Monday, April 22, 2013

A sunny Sunday

Yesterday was cold, but at least the sky was blue and the sun was out.  I'm thankful that it just looks like spring, at this point.  I did take some other outfit photos during the day, but afterwards, I settled into this cozy outfit for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  I was chilled to the bone after taking photos outside, so this fuzzy sweatshirt and fleece-lined moccasins were the perfect choice.

Outfit Details:
Montauk sweatshirt: gift from Steven
Gray tank: Old Navy (similar)
Jeans: thrifted
Moccasins: Target


I'm trying to get back into really committing to Weight Watchers again.  For those who don't know, I've lost a significant amount of weight on this program (from October of 2011 to the summer of 2012, I lost about 45 pounds).  I've managed to keep the grand majority of this weight off, but I definitely have slipped a lot in the last few months.  Even though I still fit in my clothes, I feel myself feeling not as confident in them, and feel generally less energized and less optimistic.  I haven't done my weekly weigh-ins in a long time, and I haven't been tracking my food.  Everyone slips up once and a while, and I think some personal things were making me turn to food (like I have always done in those situations).  So I finally came to the conclusion that I really need to get back to where I was... and get beyond it!  When I started to plateau, I still wanted to lose 10 pounds, ideally, and now I'm probably needing to lose about 15 total.  Since my Weight Watchers weeks have always started on Sundays (it's always been the day of my weigh ins, which also means it marks the starting over of Points for the week), I figured that yesterday was a really good time to get back on it.  I also felt that maybe by mentioning it in a public forum, I'd be extra-motivated to stick to my guns!  


FYI, for those interested: these are my before and after photos (before starting Weight Watchers, and then in August of 2012)!  I've definitely gained a little weight back since the second photo was taken, but I really want to get to that point again - and then get a little beyond that hurdle!


I tracked all of my food yesterday, and even exercised on our elliptical for half an hour (which I haven't been able to do in forever!), so I felt great about that.  Once I find motivation, I'm usually good about maintaining that, so I feel very positively about getting back into my good habits.  :)


Have a wonderful Monday!

11 comments:

  1. So proud of you! What an amazing accomplishment. I love that sweatshirt. Great post, full of inspiration.

    Love, Richelle of Lynn + Lou

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  2. Loving the Montauk sweater. It's so lovely there!

    I totally get wanting to go back to the weight you were in August but you look really great now! And also the before pic looks lovely! It's great to want to be healthier again but don't stress yourself out too much :)

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  3. Oh wow, what a great accomplishment! You look great in both pictures, but it's wonderful that you were able to stick to your goal and you look fantastic! Hooray for motivation! :)

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  4. wow that's an amazing accomplishment hun and sharing something so personal with us!! you look amazing!!! hope you are feeling great because you always look amazing hun!! xxxx big love

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  5. That's great you lost all of that weight! I lost 45 pounds as well, so I can relate. It is definetly hard to keep it off, but it sounds like you're really focused now. You look wonderful already, though!


    ~Bristol

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  6. Totally adorable outfit - I love that sweatshirt, btw. You definitely have done an awesome job committing to weight loss, it's pretty inspiring :-)

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  7. That is the cutest sweatshirt! And I love those shoes! Keep working towards your goal though--you look great! I've finally started exercising again!

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  8. Awesome! Thanks for sharing about your weight loss. You look great and should be proud of your accomplishments. I've had success with the program too, lost 35 pounds three years ago. You motivated me to get back on track too! Good luck :)

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  9. Oooh you look so adorable in that after picture! And I have faith that you can do it, and go past your previous plateau! I've lost 36 pounds (over a year) so far myself by working out and eating clean (no secret pills). I wasn't even aiming to lose that much but it's become such a major part of my lifestyle that I can't stop. Hopefully that motivates you a little :)

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