Monday, November 30, 2009

Shreddin' Away!

Hey all!

So, I hope your Thanksgivings were lovely and full of love.

I was supposed to start the 30-Day Shred on Friday but it didn't happen. I have problems with doing the video while Dan is home, so now that he's back to work in the evenings after the holiday, I'm starting tonight.

I have a goal. I did something... I've heard that it's not the best idea to buy goal clothes, but I did it. I found the most amazing dress, and I'm dying to be able to fit into it for New Years.

It's the Alysssa Shirtdress from Delia's! They come in teal (below,) natural, purple and dark blue and from sizes 00 to 13/14. :)

The size is a 9/10, which is:
Bust: 36 (Current: 39.5)
Waist: 28 (Current: 30)
Hips: 38 (Current: 39)

It'll require me to lose 2 inches in my waist, 3.5 inches off of my chest and 1 inch off of my hips. I think I can do it!

So, it starts tonight. I'll let you all know how it goes!

On another note, I'd like to thank all of you lovelies for encouraging me to do the NaNoWriMo project. I crossed the finish line around 5 this morning, and hit the 50,066 word mark. Woo-hoo!



Chuck said...

Jen, I think another sample from your NaNoWriMo project would be a good post. Thought the first snippet was well done.

It's Monday, where's the music?? :)

Thanks for the post, it had been a few days and I was worried that "peeing on Jesus" thing HAD really freaked ya out!

Shred on! I am sure you can make it by Jan 1...oops Dec 31.

Take care

Emmett said...

Jen- I love the passion. You can do it!!


Aubree's Mommy said...

Hope to make you feel even more positive about your goal in knowing you only need to lose 3.5 inches off your chest rather than 4.5!! :-) Good Luck and I LOVE your blog!!

Ashton Dene' said...

A1. That dress is so cute!
B2. You can totally fit into it, get it girl!
C3. I'm so proud of you for doing awesome!

x, ash

Anonymous said... inspired me to buy the 30 Day Shred (or actually send my boyfriend out-on the spot-to pick it up for me). I am soooo feeling it. I made it halfway through one workout and almost barfed on the floor. My 6 yr old and 4 yr old wanted to try it with my and they kept on working out without me and then started yelling at me to get up off the couch. My thighs hurt so freakin bad and it's been two days already. I guess that's the punishment for not working out in like...a REALLY long time. I'm going to continue blogging about my Shred journey...I'll keep you posted. (

100in12 said...

i have a TON of goal clothes! two jackets and a few shirts :-)

that dress is absolutely adorable! you have great style

Unknown said...

Yikes, I am logging off here and going to order my 30 day shred DVD. We can do it.

Want to lose 5kg (roughly 12 pounds?) by Dec 31.

Unknown said...

Just got the DVD on ebay...shredding should commence any day now!

Anonymous said...

Yay for your nano!!! I finished mine, on Saturday :D

And the dress, well it's gorgeous. I can't wait to see pictures of you in that dress (you can do it!!!)

Selina said...

The dress would look so beautiful on YOU! :)

Claire said...

I love, love, love your taste in clothing, Jennifer! You are quite an inspiration. Keep up the fantastic work!

carla said...

Im with chuck---but I cant really leave that comment as Ive no plans to share my naNoWriMo :)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

You've got a group of girls shredding with ya! Can't wait to see your results!

Quincifer said...

Beautiful dress, good luck on your shred :)

Oh and congrats on the 50 thou, I can barely write 50!!

MegFordice said...

Good luck on the Shred! I also can't work out in front of my boyfriend. It is not a pretty sight, he doesn't need to see that.

kimert said...

What a cute dress!!! Good luck with the goal! :) I have faith you can do it.

Dani said...

That dress is super cute!! (I have goal clothes too. Lots of them.)

I'm starting my shred today too! I've done it before, this spring. It's TOUGH. Exactly what I need to lose some inches before xmas! :)

Children of the 90s said...

What a cute dress! I think it's okay to buy a "reach" weight loss dress if it's within a reasonably lose-able amount of inches, which this definitely is! Good luck :)

rachaelgking said...

I kind of want that shirt dress more than anything I've ever wanted in my life.

So, yeah. WIN.

Kendra said...

LOVE that dress!!! It will look fantastic on you!

I'm the same way, can't work out when Steven is in the house...which makes it really hard for me since he doesn't work right now!!!

Good luck with 30DS..I loved the workouts but had such a hard time sticking with it!

Chibi said...

Congrats on completing NaNoWriMo! And best of luck on the dress: from what I've seen so far, I'm pretty sure you can do it, too. :)

NJ said...

Cute dress Jenn! I went to Toronto this weekend to help my daughter find a dress for her work Christmas party. We went to a little dress shop right in the fashion district that was stocked full of dresses. The nicest thing I saw was how great the girls were at finding dresses for those who aren't a size 5. They went out of there way. Two girls were dancing in there dresses and the one girl's husband says to me "it's a very important test". So true!

Rachel said...

I want. That dress. In teal. Today.

I'm an absolute sucker for shirt dresses.

Good luck on the shred!!

E. White said...

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Preggo My Eggo said...

EEK, that dress is adorable!! You need a cute pair of T-straps to go with it...and hopefully you will have some new pyramid panties by then! Go Girl!

The Insatiable Host said...

dudette!! I knew you could do it - and with all the other "work stuff" stuff you have been doing! You are great! i do agree with your other stalkers that another snip from it would be great; however, i understand if you are holding out for Random House.

the dress will look fab fo shiz and i think that 30 day shed it it because I am canadian that i dont know what it is or how to do it? maybe blonde and canadian..maybe just drunk...either or...pls share the deets..(i know you posted, jilian michaels - blech i could tell you...- but what is the dilly???

the rum is raised in salutation Madam NaNoWeiMo EHG woot woot!!

Christy said...

congrats on finishing NaNoWriMo ... I didn;t even come close!

carla said...

ok Im not a jillian fan but I love love me some jackie warner.
know her?
I have a giveaway of her dvd today and it is the ONE DVD Id totally pry open my wallet for and spend my cash :)


(^_^) ♥ said...

ok jen, I need an update: how did you do with your first seesions of the 30 day shred? I just finished my first go at it and I'm exahusted, who thought 20 minutes could be SO INTENSE. My legs feel like jell-o!

Claire Dawn said...

That dress is simply beautiful! I need to get me in shape :(

Congrats on nano- I won at 11 pm. lol. Just like last year!