18 July 2013
Not Feeling Like an Empress
I apologize in advance but I am going to be a bit whiny today. You see, I am bit frustrated with myself.
I've mentioned before that I've gained some weight over the past few months that I am less than happy about. I know I'm far from big and there are way more important things in life to obsess about, but it is really beginning to wear down on my confidence. I have this middle that just seems to want to keep expanding and nothing feels like it is working to get rid of it.
I don't want to be teeny tiny, I just want to quit having to suck it in and to be able to fit into the clothes I already have.
I'm trying to do better ... though I feel like I've been in the same cycle for months. I've started/restarted exercising regularly, doing at least 30 minutes about four-five times each week (Jillian Michaels videos or treadmill time). I've been reading different diet books. I've been trying to watch what I eat (really limiting fast food, fried food, eating more fresh veg and fruit, staying away from junk foods) - but it's hard because I love food. And I've seen literally zero results. In months.
So what's a gal to do? I hate the idea of "being on a diet" because how does one keep the weight off when they stop dieting? I'd rather do something that takes more time but gives me results I can stick with. Plus ... carbs are like my best friends. Ones I don't get to see enough of lately. And honestly, I am not a huge fan of working out either but I guess I will need up the frequency and length of my exercises.
And keep my fingers crossed for some semblance of waistband looseness. Bah!
Now I know everyone's different but I'm curious to know how you ladies do it. How do you manage your weight and stay healthy?
Blazer: Cartonnier via Anthropologie hello sunday (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Dress: Lilka via Anthropologie empress (dif pattern, sim, sleeved, pricey)
Belt: Limited (sim, sim)
Bracelets: F21 (sim, sim) & Asos (sim, pricey)
Rings: F21 (steal, sim, sim)
Bag: Brahmin anytime (worn here - deal, sim, woven)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction pine a colada (worn here - sim, deal, spotted)
Linking up with Tara at Mix & Match Fashion.