I certainly had a nice time that involved the usual over-indulging of meals upon meals and treats with dessert on top, all from the convenience of my couch, dining table or pretty much anything else that allows me to eat while sitting on my ass. So I am starting this Monday off on a
I don't know where the willpower I had in my youth went. In high school, I went through several years where I was a good 30+ pounds overweight but just sucked it all in as part of my well-this-is-high-school experience. I ate everything and it did get to the point where I was pre-eating (having a meal before your normal meal). Half-way through, I made up my mind that what I was doing just wasn't working, so I worked out - i.e., walked in place in front of the TV - and ate less. Just like that. Made up my mind and stuck to it. The weight just dropped off and stayed off through college and beyond, even though I stopped watching what I ate back in high school.
Top: J.Crew colorblock stripe (sim as dress)
Jeans: J.Crew vintage destroyed matchstick - note to self, flats with rolled jeans, eh ... (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: Overstock (sim, sim)
Bag: Longchamp (worn here - sim, sim, plain)
But now I obviously don't have the metabolism of a 16 year-old and have a fairly sedentary job when I am not traveling - so what's a girl to do? The hardest part for me is getting started. I have no willpower! Where did I all go? I totally live by the "I'll start tomorrow" mentality when it comes to food because I never want to miss out on that great [insert food name here]. And I can't ascribe to the Bethanny Frankel mentality of "eat what you want, but no more than three bites" because I certainly can't stop at just three bites of anything - and who wants to throw away perfectly good food?
I know I am not overweight by any means, but my life seems to be a constant struggle with wanting to continue fitting into the clothes I already have (in the size I have them) and just wanting to eat everything in sight.
So I'd love some advice, ladies. How do you maintain your lovely figures? What do you do to start yourself in a new level of eating or activity, and how to you stay motivated?
Shorts: Old Navy (sim, sim)
Shoes: Jack Rogers via Anthropologie whipstitched akebia (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: Emerson Fry gold (sim zodiac)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory cabochan & F21 (sim, sim, sim)
Bag: Pour La Victoire roma (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
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And on a non food-related note, thanks to you all of you who entered in my Shopbop giveaway for a $100 gift card. It's time to announce the winner! So out of 201 qualified entries (originall had 195 comments, deleted 4 dupes or corrections, then added 10 that should have been separated entries), the winning entry drawn by random.org, is -
Which means that the winner of the gift card from Shopbop is -
Congrats! You'll be contacted directly by the generous folks at Shopbop with instructs on how to redeem your prize. Thanks again, to all you lovely gals who participated.