I tried on my skinny jeans the other night. And they fit! Not that I would wear them out of the house yet, but I could button them closed. whoohoo! I'm going to the Kelly Clarkson concert tonight (feeding my inner 14 year old) and I'm happy with my outfit, a favorite top paired with jeans in my "fat" size. They're roomy, which is a million times better than a night of misery in too tight jeans.
So now I'm trying to figure out how I did it. I have been running regularly, and upping my intake of fruits and veggies. The morning smoothie is now a habit, it's truly refreshing, and I get excited over how many servings of the good stuff I'm getting. I've been throwing chia seeds in the shake too, they're the "new" flax seed, and they help keep you feeling full. I usually just have the shake, and then suddenly, it's lunchtime. Believe me, I'm definitely still indulging in things, which makes me think the weight would come off quicker if I just gave them up. Baby steps.
On a side note, I've been reading a bunch of chick lit lately. But hey, it's summer. I did read "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger, which is what I chose for my book club for September. Great book, I cried at the end, which is rare for me. I've got a few waiting for me at the library, I'm trying to cut back on my Barnes & Noble shopping. I love having a stack of books just waiting for me to dive into. I just don't know which to read first!
This photo is old, but I really like it. I look happy, because I am.