Hello to all my bloggin buddies & Happy Thursday to you all!!
I can hardly believe that today is Feb 24th!! Tell me please, where is the time going??? My goodness...Lent is gonna be here in 2 weeks and Easter in 2 months!! On the upside of that, with Easter comes springtime!!! I am so dang tired of the snow and ready to have my car stay clean for more than a day.
So, as I look back over my weight loss progress since the new year, it has been a pretty slow process and I feel somewhat stuck in the 190s. January only brought a 2.8# loss and so far Feb has only been something like 1-2#s.....I truly have to go & look at my log. Anyways, I am getting really really tired of this being so slow in going and have decided to jumpstart my weightloss efforts by being absolutely DILIGENT in watching my sugars & carbs intake. I know many of you know that I have been doing the WW program since Dec 1st and it has been working well but for some reason, I am just feeling stalled, so I am going to try to get back on track with the BFC plan while still keeping track of the WW healthy guidelines. I want to be in the 180's by Easter....I would love to say the LOW 180s but I will take 189.8 if need be. It just gets me closer & closer to that 160 mark, and then ultimately 150. I am trying to take this in steps, not focusing on the big number but in attaining smaller goals in my journey. When I hit 189, my next short term goal will be 179 (OMG...havent been in the 170s for 18+years!!!!) and then 169, and then 160 (my first goal) and then 150, my ultimate goal! I plan to have this goal completed by m birthday in late Sept and I believe with every shred of my being that it IS going to be a reality!! I feel so focused and ready to move forward!! I feel like I am just lollygagging and I cant stand it anymore.
My favorite black jeans have gotten so big that while we were in church last week, every time I got up from sitting, I had to pull them up. I read an article in WW magazine about jeans and it said if you have to pull your jeans up all the time, if they are saggy in the butt and if you can put 2 fingers in at the waistband, it is time to buy a new pr of jeans.....so that is what I did on Tues. I got a 30% coupon for Kohls too, and found a really great pr of black jeans in a 16 that fit comfortably and look quite good. They are Lees and the cut is very slimming. They are kind of longer in length so I put them on with a cute pr of black boots with a heel and they really lengthen your torso and make me look much more slender. The only problem is, for some reason, they sit at the waist and not lower on the hips so they kind of accentuate the back fat...Uggh!!! My sister told me to wear them for about 2 hrs and they will stretch out so that is my plan and hopefully that will help. I also got an incredible bargain on a coat . Rosalie, you will love this.....I found this ADORABLE Apt 9 black short coat, originally marked $120. then on the 80% off rack so it was marked down to $24. and I used my 30% coupon so I got it for $16.80!!!! It is on the lighter side so it will be good to wear into spring too and it is so stylish!!! LOVE IT when I get a great bargain!!! I have been having to wear a 1X for the past few years and I am FINALLY wearing a regular XL from the Ladies (not womens) dept!! This coat was a regular XL and I was very excited about that!!! I am SOOOOO sick & tired of shopping in the womens section.....all the clothes there are so "Bubba" looking, like grandma-ish. I walk in the stores and look at all the cute stylish clothing and cant wait til I can breeze in and shop there. Still have to try it on & make sure it fits alright.
I was talking with one of the girls at work yesterday who is going to have lap band surgery in May . I was telling her about all the overweight ppl on the cruise and how sad it was and really made me think......I dont want to ever look like that!! I want to know what it feels like to be thin!! I wait with anticipation for the day when I can finally SEE my collarbones again!! I think that is such a beautiful thing on a woman when you can see the collarbones. I can feel mine now, but they are still in hiding. I want a flat tummy!!! She said to me, "but you have such a beautiful face". I told her that I want the body to go with it. I am tired of people saying that to me. I want to finally feel like I am the complete package, with a pretty face & body to match. Does that sound vain to you for wanting that? I have never known what its like to live in a thin body and for once in my life, I want to know what it feels like.
So thats my "thoughts du Sherri". I hope you are all having a great day today!! Keep the faith and keep on keepin on!!! Inch by inch, we are getting there!
Love & belief!