Top: Urban Outfitters
Dress (worn as a skirt): Target
Shoes: Simply Vera Wang for Kohl’s
Necklace: Forever 21
I don’t know that I’ve ever dressed up for the 4th but I love this blouse so I decided to put it on to be a bit festive. Benson’s epilepsy has been acting up again so we had a pretty low key 4th of July. Just dinner at my parents and a drive in movie (which I changed for), but dressing up made it feel special.
I’m currently about 9 weeks into a 16 week long weight loss challenge and I’m rather surprised that I’m currently in the lead! Woot! Woot! I know I talked a big talk about being competitive and having a lot of weight to lose (which I do) but being that I hadn’t been able to get it off in the past I was still kind of skeptical that I could actually get it done*.
So far I’ve lost about 15 pounds, which is something that I’m pretty darn happy about. There’s still a long ways to go both in terms of time and weight but if you’ve ever tried to slim down then you know that actually losing weight is one of the biggest motivators to keep on losing. It’s really hard in the beginning because you want to see the scale go down and when it doesn’t happen right away it’s really easy to give up and tell yourself you’ll start again next week. I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me and there’s really no guarantee that it won’t sometime in the future. The past 8 and a half weeks have been far from perfect. I’ve definitely had my share of bad meals and lazy days, but I’ve tried really hard to not let it become a string of bad meals and lazy days.
9 weeks down and 7 to go…at least in terms of the challenge. It’s pretty exciting to think I may win the jackpot but win or lose I’m just happy to be losing weight.
*If you’re skeptical that I’ll be able to keep the weight off and continue to lose more, you’re not alone. No one is more skeptical about that than me. Only time will tell and if you don’t see me on a regular basis to see for yourself how I do, I’ll keep you updated here. Public accountability seems to be a good source of motivation too!