Friday, October 10, 2008

mo·ti·va·tion

–noun
1.the act or an instance of motivating.
2.the state or condition of being motivated.
3.something that motivates; inducement; incentive.

What with discovering that I've lost six pounds in the last month, and buying some really small new jeans (so small that when I hold them up I can't believe I fit into them!) and some cute new white blouses, I'm having fun with my new body!

I have been playing "What Not To Wear" in my closet with Stacy and Clinton's voices in my head, trying on different outfits, mixing and layering(!) different pieces, and of course, accessorizing with fun necklaces, earrings and THE CLUTCH (yes, I watch a lot of WNTW, lol). I am really motivated to keep going with this diet. I haven't felt this good, emotionally, about my looks in a loooooooooong time.

Couple of things I did to help cement my commitment to this weight loss:

  1. I got rid of all my old jeans and capris that were too big - some as much as 5 sizes too big! No more wearing loose pants, even at home. I figure that if I'm too comfortable, I might forget and overeat.
  2. Tossed the remainder of my old tops, even my favorites, because they are not flattering to wear, and I didn't feel good in them anymore.
  3. Started riding my bike in the mornings that I'm not working - the weather is cooler during the day now, and it feels good to get moving earlier in the day.
  4. Got back on the shakes on my workdays. This was my plan all along, but now I'm actually doing it!
I've also been reading some other weight-loss blogs, which helps keep everything front and centered in my mind regarding dieting. Plus it's fun to see how others are coping with the challenges of dieting - I'm not the only crazy thinker out there! I'll add the blogs that I find interesting to my "blogs I'm reading" section soon.

2 comments:

  1. Good move cleaning out the closet of too big clothes, etc. Only wear what you feel and look good in. I don't think there can be too much WNTW, they always have good ideas. I really would like Nick to style Stacy's hair tho.

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  2. Her hair is getting a bit long...I love her skunk stripe, though.

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