I’ve totally been a slacker this week with taking pictures for What I Wore Wednesday. I’m having an internal argument with my body these days. Not the same argument that I wrote about yesterday but instead one regarding where I was one year ago weight-wise and where I am now.
This time last year I had just reached my goal weight of 125 marking a 43 lb weight loss in a year! I was so excited to slide into those size 3/4 pants at Maurices. This year I’m sitting about 15lbs heavier. Not where I want to be at all. I will acknowledge that 125 was probably too low a goal to maintain for my post-menopausal body. The crazy high pain levels, surgery, and post-op Megace treatments have not helped matters. However, I still need to take ownership that my poor decisions have contributed as well (even though its very tempting to blame it all on the Megace since weight gain is the #1 side effect).
While my husband really likes my body at its current weight (I gained my curves back!), I would like to lose at least 5-8lbs. I think I would feel much more comfortable if I weighed between 130-135. So while I’ve been browsing Pinterest for cute outfit ideas, I’ve also been building a motivation board to help get me back in gear to make some healthy decisions. I’m not going to say diet but rather a lifestyle change. As much as I looooove my Dr. Pepper, its about time that we broke up. The holidays aren’t exactly the best time to kick the sweets to the curb, I know its a choice I won’t regret. I’m hoping the Sisterhood will have a challenge that kicks off after Christmas!
Enough of the shop talk – let’s talk clothes shall we? While I stunk at taking pictures this week, I did plenty of pinning! These are some of my favorite outfits from Pinterest* for what the series should be named “What I wish I Was Wearing Wednesday” instead:
*Dress/Outfit is no longer available*
Words cannot describe how much I love this dress! I feel like its a bit edgy but feminine at the same time! I would have to trade out the shoes thought. Maybe black or even a pop of color like pink.
Source: French Connection
Lucinda Sequin Dress
This would be so fun for a Christmas or even a New Years party! What girl doesn’t love sequins & sparkles?
Source: Net-A-Porter Fashion Fix
This one is more causal but still includes some sparkle! Love the mix of the sequins and animal print!
Source: Let It Snow – Polyvore
This is a totally casual outfit but I think it would be perfect for a holiday shopping trip or hanging out with family and friends!
If you got to pick a dream outfit for the holiday season, what would it be?
***Important Note: If you love these outfits as much as I do and want to add them to your favorite Pinterest boards, please click through by clicking on the image or the link below so that you can pin the outfit to its original source***