Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You Can Pinch One Less Inch!

I have lost a full inch on each my waist and hips. I am so excited! I don't have a scale, so I'm not tracking my weight very well, but it's just gravity anyway.

I was able to wear a pair of pants yesterday that had NEVER fit! I got them from a catalog (they were VERY inexpensive) and had never been able to wear them. I was able to get them buttoned if I put on Spanx, but it wasn't pretty and I sure wouldn't have been comfortable. However, I wore them yesterday without any special undergarments or discomfort! Being able to wear things that haven't fit for a while (or ever) feels like I've just come home from a shopping spree, but it's already paid for.

Monday: heathered green tee, chocolate cardigan, camel cords, gold & green bangles, olive Skechers
Tuesday: purple 3/4 sleeved button-down, purple argyle sweater vest, black wide-legged pants, silver & pearl multi-strand chain necklace, black patent pee-toe pumps
Wednesday: white ribbed tank, salmon-y 3/4 sleeved tunic, mid-rinse jeans (ON), mixed stone necklace, turquoise earrings & bracelets, fUggs

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boo-tay Be Gone!

It's only been a couple of weeks that I've been diligently eating 1200 calories per day and I am proud to report that I have lost a full inch from both my waist and my boo-tay. Yippee! I am currently wearing my favorite jeans (dark rinse Long & Lean from the Gap) which had not fit for over six months. Whoopee! Also, let me shout out to The Schma who is also working on decreasing her girth - we have some nasty gene pool baddies to fight off.

For the record, 1200 calories kind of sucks, but I'm making it work with small portions and lots of produce. No one should eat fewer than 1200 calories without medical supervision and everyone should listen to their bodies. Case in point, if I NEED to eat (like I'm dizzy or uncomfortable or feeling shaky or whatever), I will have a bowl of cereal (measured to one serving size) even though that may put me over my preferred caloric allotment - no passing out for The Material Girl!

Now I just have to get some more activity...

Monday: mid-rinse jeans (S & B), pale yellow tank, coral v-neck sweater, fUggs
Tuesday: dark rinse jeans (Mossimo), black v-neck tee, camel cardi-wrap secured with antique pin, antiqued silver earrings, black & silver belt, black & camel pointy-toed stilettos (thanks to The Cheap Chick for my new footwear!)
Wednesday: wine-colored button down, brown plaid pants, garnet studs, large gold circle necklace, red platform peep-toe pumps
Thursday: Inspi(red) v-neck tee, camel cord blazer, dark rinse Long & Leans, black & gold belt, garnet studs, black round-toe wedges

Thursday, January 10, 2008

What Did I Get Myself Into?

My girlfriend, Sanchez, recently asked me to join her in a pact. Of course, I said, What kind of pact? We will wear string bikinis when we are 40. Excuse me? I have NEVER worn a string bikini - bikini yes, string no - especially since giving birth twice. However, I am a determined little Material Girl and since I have entered into such an insane bargain, I intend to meet the challenge. Sanchez (it comes from Naughty T-shirt Night at a Girls' Weekend) has fewer years to reach the 40 mark, but she's starting out a helluva lot smaller than I am, so I think that makes us pretty much even. Yikes! I am still following the 1200 calorie plan and may be doing so for the next 4.5 to start exercising more...

Wednesday: red v-neck tee, black fleece hoody, silver necklace, silver CZ studs, black belt with silver buckle, black skinny jeans and black kicks (this may be a repeat outfit)
Thursday: black v-neck long-sleeved tee, turquoise earrings and bracelets, black pashmina as a scarf, black belt with silver buckle, super-dark jeans (bought on sale at Banana Republic for $23.99 from $128.00 while shopping with Sanchez) and super-fabulous turquoise and yellow hidden platform pumps -- This outfit is ALL about the shoes!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Little by Little...

So, I recently measured my waist and hips. It was horrible! I recognize that I am not the same size as I was when I was 20. Why should I be? I am certainly not the same person I was when I was 20. However, I really didn't realize just how much I have grown (not in the good way) since then until I measured my waist and hips and they were both ten inches bigger than they had been! Ten inches! That's bigger than my feet for God's sake! I need to breathe. I had previously started to whittle away at my excess adipose tissue, but I am now filled with renewed fervor. Hopefully there will be less and less of me (and my generous booty) in the weeks to come.

As I decrease, I am looking forward to one thing more than all others combined: wearing my clothes that no longer fit. It's like renewing old friendships and always makes me smile. I can't wait to fit back into my favorite pair of jeans and I will once again wear the world's greatest suit.

Monday: charcoal gray long sleeved tee, black sweater coat, silver necklace, black and silver earrings, black and silver wide belt, dark rinse jeans (Levi's), running shoes
Tuesday: pink patterned shell, pink 3/4 sleeved velvet blazer, dark rinse jeans (Mossimo), sparkly silver hoops, silver necklace, dark pink patent peep-toe ankle strap mini heeled wedges