…but I can’t pull it off. 😦
Ok, so this post isn’t likely to resonate much with my male followers, but I need to indulge in this post. Humor me, please, and let me talk frankly to the girls for a moment.
If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, you know exactly what I mean! You see a cute outfit, but you either know that it wouldn’t be flattering on you, so you don’t even bother, or even worse, you find yourself in the dressing room discovering just how NOT flattering it is. You feel horrible!
There was a time… a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (ok, had to include SOMETHING for the guys! 😉 ) when I bought and chose my clothes strictly because I liked them. I didn’t give any thought to what they might look like on me or whether they would be thinning, etc.
But then I started to choose things that hid hips or thighs better. Then it was things that covered my arms. Before I knew it, I was buying and choosing clothes based strictly on whether they would be thinning or would just hide me completely. Most clothes that I thought were cute were completely disregarded, because fashion designers design for thin people.
Now, I’m not a fashion junkie. Nowhere near it. In fact, I’m a total tomboy who cares far more about being comfortable than fashionable. And since I work from home, I can pretty much wear whatever I want most of the time. That being said, there ARE cute clothes and outfits out there that I would wear if I could. Mostly I just don’t want to think about anything other than if I like it! And if I like it, I want to wear it! Period!
So, I’m only 2 days into the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge, but I at least feel like I’m again moving in the right direction. I’ve made it through the 1st two days without feeling deprived or hungry. In fact, I’ve actually enjoyed my food and found some surprisingly good new foods, some that I hadn’t even heard of until my friend who turned me onto AdvoCare took me grocery shopping at Sprout’s.
And of course, seeing immediate results on the scale and feeling more energized than normal keeps me motivated to keep going! Of course, I need to add in at least 30 minutes of exercise 5-6 times a week starting on Day 11. I might be less motivated then… 😉