Archive for November, 2011

November 4, 2011

Going in with a Smile

This week I decided to not do a weight review. I honestly didn’t go to my Weight Watchers meeting last night either and I planned to not weigh myself this week. The main reason I am doing this is because of the horrible relationship I have with the scale, and I wanted to go into the wedding dress shopping with a smile. I tend to take the number and twist it in my head no matter what it says. If it says I lost, I give myself more justification to splurge a little. If it goes the other direction and shows a gain, I usually just beat myself up and swear to myself to do better the following week. This then leads into me feeling guilty about everything that goes in my mouth and it is just not a good thing. I am not breaking up with the scale permanently, I really do believe that keeping an eye on your weight is a good way to stay on track with your goals. This new scale might change my mind when I am not doing Weight Watchers

The Zero Scale.

I really like the concept of not seeing an actual number on the scale.

Non-Scale Victory!

I was at the gym last night and have a serious NSV; while I was looking at myself in the mirror doing body pump I noticed some muscle definition in my shoulders and arms. I tried to not stare at myself the whole time but hey when your sexy it’s hard 😉 Then as body pump went on I was doing side planks and saw what looked like the starting of a baby 4 pack in my upper abs. I was like whoa! Seriously?? When I went home I realized that it might have just been my angle and the way I was laying but hey I will take anything that looks like abs!

So now I am still beaming over the progress I saw from all my hard work the past few months. I could care less what the evil mean scale says anyways, I am going into wedding dress shopping with a smile 🙂

What are your thoughts on the scale?

I personally have always had a love hate relationship with it, as I said above. But I am not sure that I can truly give it up.

November 3, 2011

Dresses dancing in my head

I am crazy excited to go try on wedding dresses this weekend! I have been staring at this dress shop that is right around the corner from my house for the last 3 years that we have been living there. Naturally this place was going to be my first stop when the time had come for looking at wedding dresses, and the time is Sunday! I keep looking at pictures and thinking about what I might want but honestly I know that I am going to have to see what everything looks like on me. Drooling over pictures can only do so much (but it sure is fun!) In an effort to keep in an actual surprise, I don’t want to put any pictures up of what I am thinking of, you will just have to imagine. But here are some stuff I am definitely not thinking will be an option for my wedding dress.

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This dress is really just too much! And even thought I am not a virgin I am feeling more white.

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This one is just crazy. I honestly don’t think it is that bad besides the shoulders.

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Well there you have it, I had a bit of a hard time finding really bad ones. I honestly don’t think the last ones are too bad but they are somewhat ridiculous. But really who am I to judge what people want to wear on their special day?

Would you wear any of these dresses?

 

November 1, 2011

New Goals for November

Wow it is hard to believe that October is already over! Especially since I didn’t drink most of the month, I swear it was going to take forever hehe. November is upon us and I am ready  for to take on this month! before we talk to much about goals lets see my super cute Mad Men style Halloween outfit for Saturday’s party.

Aww didn’t I look totally Mad Men style? It took me forever to get my hair even that big, I learned from my researching that for the fabulous “Joan hair” they use false hair, I guess I can’t fake fake hair!

Now that you are all jealous of my first Halloween where I wasn’t super slutty, lets look at how this month went as far as my goals are concerned.

October Goals!

  • lose 3-4 pounds– Well since I had that big drop at the beginning of the month I have been able to  keep it off! I was hoping to have a little more but I will take what I got. My final WI for this month is on Thursday so we will see what the scale says. I am hoping for the best, but this weekend was a little crazy with food.
  • strength train 2 days a week with my running training– I have been doing body pump at my gym 1 time a week and also doing yoga 1 time a week pretty steadily so win!
  • relax and enjoy life even if it means not losing weight that week– This goal is always something I seem to forget, but I did good this whole month weight wise, and relaxing is something I did without trying much because I was fighting the nasty cold Jason had (that counts right?).
  • cook 1 dinner a week– Lets just say this happened. I have been cooking a lot more since I am meal planning more.
  • Don’t worry about what happened yesterday, focus on today– this is something that I will forever have to work on. I stress so easily about everything! I am working on it lets just call it a WIP (work in Progress).

Overall I am really impressed with my results. I even had a few people tell me they can tell I am working hard on my fitness and food, and it is showing in my body. I feel really confident this week with my body and what it is capable of. Well since I kicked major ass on my October goals lets shoot for the stars in November.

November Goals

  • Lose 2 pounds by December 1st
  • Finish my  book (seriously!)
  • Make sure to get 2 days of non running in a week (spin/yoga/body pump)
  • Meal plan every week

I think these are very attainable goals. Since last month I pretty much completed all my goals with flying colors, I am going to keep on keeping on! This month is going to be nuts with training for the Half Marathon in Vegas and Visiting my sister in Oregon, but I am ready for the challenge. I also joined the Pile on the Miles challenge to help keep me in check. Now if only I could make my legs not ache I would be set! Oh well, At least I already did my run for the day.

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