Thursday, June 28, 2007

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

I have decidedly resorted to desperate measures. But really, is it so weird that I've taped a picture of Jessica Simpson to my desk? After reading through the ever informative Us Weekly magazine I decided to pull a page from it to serve as inspiration. The picture is of the newly trim again Jessica Simpson (as if she was ever big). I have taped my inspiration up near my computer monitor so that I may be constantly reminded of my goal; LOSE THIS BABY WEIGHT! My hope is that having the slim, trim Jessica Simpson staring me down all day will make me less apt to bring snacks up from the kitchen.

I am headed in the right direction on the scale. I have been losing but not nearly as quickly as I'd like. My goal is to lose 15-20lbs over the next couple months. Secretly I'd love to lose 25-30 but I'm trying to maintain realistic goals so that it's not too overwhelming. I wish I could get back into running again. There was a time that I was running about 20 miles a week but that just seems way way way to ambitious. I'd be happy to be going for regular walks at the moment.

Last week over a lunch hour I made a quick trip to Steve & Barrys. Since I'm in transition with my weight I don't want to spend a lot on clothes but I do need a few wardrobe pick-me-ups to get me through the next month or two. If you have a Steve & Barrys nearby and are looking to pick up a few inexpensive pieces I suggest you check out Sarah Jessica Parkers 'Bitten' line. It's very inexpensive and I was able to find some stylish tops. I also found some flip-flops that are very similar to JCrew's but sooo cheap. They are having a sale right now 2 for $6! Word of advice though, they seem to run big, I bought 8's and should have gone with the 7's.
Here's a not so great picture of them.

This weekend we're going to spend some time out in the sun and handsome hubs and I are going out for a date night. Just dinner and a movie, just the two of us. We desperately need some adult time so I'm really looking forward to it. If I'm feeling inspired I think I might re-paint our front door and switch out the pots on either side of the door. I purchased two urns a few weeks back that would look nice. Just need to pick up some flowers from the nursery. Gosh though, it's been so hot here I'm wondering if there's anything left alive to choose from!

iPod download recommendations for the week: Hey Delialah, by the Plain White T's, The Boys of Summer (acoustic version) by The Eagles-Don Henley, and for more laid back fun in the sun don't forget Bob Marley's 'Stir it up' (nearly anything of his fits well)


The Chic Chauffeur said...

Hi there. I clicked over from another blog, and had to add my two cents worth about Bitten. They have a darling black jacket, in a pea coat style that is cut on a sort of angle to make it the most slimming thing ever. If my husband hadn't been with me tapping his toe, I'd have bought it on the spot. But since he said, 'don't you have at least 3 black jackets almost identical to that one'?, I slipped it back on the rack and bought the socks we had ducked in to get, and will have to sneak back later to add it to my stable of black coats. It was only $19.99 . . . and almost as cute as the one I got at Banana Republic for about 10 times that!

Thirty-One Trendy said...

Aggghhh! I can't believe you're obsessing over Jessica Simpson too. I just went out and bought the 5 Factor Diet book just because that's the diet and exercise program that helped her lose the 20 pounds. I'm right there with you when it comes to losing the baby weight. We should set a goal and try to keep each other motivated.

Christy said...

I think the inspiration pic of Jessica is a great idea. I have been known to do that in the past as well except I usually use an older slimmer pic of myself. I'm wanting to lose about 15-20 over the next 3 months too so maybe we can check in with each other on it.

Julie said...


Enjoyed your blog. I found out how to lose weight.. we had a weight loss challenge at work. Every one who wanted to enter had to hand over $50.00 in cash. You had 10 weeks to lose 15 pounds or you lost your money. The winners got to split the losers money. Well that must have been my week spot because I was dang determined not to lose my fifty bucks! ha ha.. Actually that was my week spot (loosing the money) but because my $50.00 turned into $180.00 I found out that it is not everyones week spot!

During that time - I ate a LOT of tic-tacs. The mint helped me not get heart burn from not eating and the 1.5 calories per mint didn't hurt! I have a list of other things I did to lose the weight and actually lost 18 pounds.

Good luck!