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Fat Sunday~ pix & redemption

Monday, June 11, 2012

This weekend was going absolutely phenom stellar as long as I wore my One good dress,
the black one where my stomach gets hidden by a loose & forgiving skirt . Plus, it's a wrap, so I can tie it off to the side & give an inch or two.

I played a great show in it on Friday night, & what the heck it wasn't dirty so I wore it to my daughter's graduation Saturday.

I told myself I looked good.

Then Sunday came.

I stepped on the scale & saw an ugly number emoticon .

My husband had a fishing charter, but wanted me to meet him later in Newport so we could go on a 3 mile walk (the Cliff Walk) & then out to dinner.

This posed a problem, what could I possibly wear In Public to walk - in the Summer- plus then go out to dinner?
Because the one thing that looked good on me right now is that one dress that you wouldn't exactly want to do a hike in.

I tried on my capris that Sagged & Bagged on me last year, & they were too tight.


I am 5-7 lbs over what I was last Summer.


I put on some black stretch capris from Job Lot & a black t-shirt. I felt like I was wearing pajamas.
I did not feel attractive, sporty or excited.

By this time I was running late, my DH was waiting for me in the hot sun (I was also bringing him clean clothes, since his were covered in fish guts from the charter)
both of us were cranky- we were not exactly off to a great start.

But we did the walk, & as I walked I began to feel Better.

We saw some beautiful sights!

This was someone's 'Summer Cottage'...

The walk was about 3 1/2 miles, & I saw plenty of people wearing nice flowing maxi dresses & sandals...so I could've worn my one dress,
but I am glad I didn't.

We went out to a pub afterward & ate outside. I had a grilled chicken sandwich, & only ate a few of the sweet potato fries.
I had 2 glasses of white wine, when I really only needed one.
Did I leave out that I had some fried calimari with banana peppers? I guess I did. Small portion-

Oh well!

We do not do this too often...so I won't feel too guilty.

I don't like having my picture taken in bright light, with pajamas on...

but it is worth it because my husband looks at me like this...

Driving home...

Today is a new day.

I was lounging around in my PJs, telling myself I could have another 'rest day' & I happened to read a stranger's blog on Spark.

She has been exercising 6-7 days a week, & her results are what I want mine to be.

So I got dressed & did my JM 30 Day Shred.

I feel So much better.

Last Summer felt so great to wear what I wanted & not worry about cellulite or rolls,
I know consistent exercise is key to that. & I need 5-7 days, instead of 3-4.

I just need to remember that!!
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  • CHEEKY1000
    It took me awhile to learn that it's possible to have decadent, special meals--just not everyday. lol Good on you! I've accepted that to continue losing weight, I have to work out at least 5 days a week. At 3 or 4 days, I maintain. The good news: I know I'll be able to maintain. lol

    What a beautiful location for a walk! I'm quite jealous. In addition, what a handsome fella to walk with! Yay you!

    Adorable picture of you, btw.
    2081 days ago
    Sounds like it was a wonderful day. Dinner out, plus a couple of workouts-walk, plus the shred- you're a true Sparker!
    I totally get the PJ feeling outfit- I have a couple monochromatic separates that give me that look. My favorite pants from last summer ceased to be my favorite this summer, when my teenage daughter referred to them as clown pants. They're plaid- I thought they look more like golfer pants. Not that I golf.

    Have a Great Week!

    2082 days ago
    It's funny how we gravitate towards certain clothes that we love. I have had clothes over the years that I wore threadbare. LOL.

    The pictures were wonderful and the walk and dinner sounded the same.
    2083 days ago

    Now that you know what you need, schedule it and do it!
    2083 days ago
    You and your DH look like you belong together...and you're both very good-looking!

    Glad you went on the hike.

    My sister made me feel weird about wearing shorts this weekend. She is 4 years younger than me and says she never wears them because she has spider veins on her legs. Well, I have spider veins too and it made me paronoid, even though I never wear short-shorts, by any means! But my daughter says that's silly and the veins aren't even that bad. So I'm going to keep wearing the shorts, I guess. It's funny how much we worry about what we wear...yet you see people out in public who obviously don't!
    2083 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Sounds like you had a beautiful all round kind of day by the end of it. You brought things back to a positive state. Remember, improvement, not perfection, can be your guiding words. Five to seven pounds is not so very far away ... do you have an anniversary coming up or some kind of target. How about an actual list of the # of calories you need to burn, ie, 5 lb = 17,500 calories and 7 lb = 24,500 calories. Delete your "extra" workouts from those numbers ... and then buy some nice new capris once you reach your goal.:)

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your walk and dinner.
    2083 days ago
    You are so beautiful!

    Thanks for the fun story!!

    2083 days ago
    What a beautiful walk. I'm glad you at least wore something and went.
    Yay for JM!!! She'll get you back where you want to be.
    Very handsome husband for a very pretty lady :-)
    2083 days ago
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