The last time I was really happy with the way I looked was around the time we got married in April of 2007. I enjoyed shopping for clothes, I felt good in little dresses and sleeveless shirts, and I liked what I saw when I looked in the mirror. That was over four years ago. This past week, though, I have really started feeling good about myself again. In fact, I dug out some clothes from that time four years ago and I wore them again!
This picture was taken during our honeymoon in Costa Rica, in April of 2007. Make a note of the top I am wearing in the picture.
Shortly after Bryce was born, my aunt and cousin were visiting, and I decided to give them all of my size 8 (and even some size 6) clothes. I figured that I would never be that small again, and the boxes were just taking up space in my house. I did keep a few tops that I thought I might be able to get back into one day, and they have been sitting in my closet collecting dust.
This past Saturday my friend and I were taking the kids to the movies and then going out to dinner. As usual, I couldn't find anything I wanted to wear. You see, most of my clothes are huge on me and look ridiculous, so I get frustrated when getting dressed every day. I just haven't had time to go shopping for new clothes. So I dug way back in the back corner of my closet and found some tops from my "skinny days". I grabbed one and decided to try it on, even though I didn't think it would look all that great. To my surprise, it did! I came out of the bathroom and asked Brian what he thought and he said "that looks really cute!"
I was so excited! I thought it looked pretty cute too, and I really couldn't remember the last time I felt that good looking in the mirror. And guess which top it was?
Yep, the same top I wore on my honeymoon four years ago! When I finished getting dressed, even Rylie paid me a compliment. She said "mommy, you look so pretty!" I told her that since we both looked pretty we should have daddy take a picture of us, and she agreed. (SHOCKER!) So we went outside and had a little photo session before our night out. It was so much fun!
I owe this great feeling all to Nutrisystem! The amount of weight that I have lost in just three weeks on the Nutrisystem program has really made me feel so much better about myself! I even went out today and did a little shopping, and guess what? I BOUGHT A DRESS! Those who know me personally are picking their jaws up off the ground right about now, because I just DO NOT wear dresses. Well, I do now! That's just how good I feel right now. Thanks Nutrisystem!
I'm still really enjoying the Nutrisystem food, too! Some of the meals I enjoyed this past week were Breakfast Burrito for breakfast, Toasted Ham and Cheese for lunch, BBQ Sauce over Beef, Beans and Rice for dinner, and Ice Cream Sandwich for dessert.
I absolutely love the fact that I get dessert every night! Having that little bit of sweet after the kids go to bed helps keep me motivated to eat right all day, and to stay away from the sugary snacks.
Now for my weekly weigh in. I lost another pound this week! I have a feeling that my weight loss will be slower as I get closer to my goal, but I will be happy with even a pound a week.
Week One Loss: -3.2
Week Two Loss: -2.0
Week Three Loss: -1.0
Thank you all for following along with me on my Nutrisystem journey! I hope you will check back next week to see my progress.
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