So, a real update for once. Woo-hoo. I actually think I'm sort of back. Back to the weight loss thing. I'm getting married in 5.5 weeks, and even that hadn't been enough to keep me on top of my game to get into a teeny tiny dress, for some reason.
I joined a local photographer's weight loss competition called "Photographers who Lose it." (clever name, eh?) My official weigh-in from July 15th is:
The competition involves weighing in on the 15th of every month (on the board / sheet thing), and it goes through February. For me, I'm just trying to use it for motivation to drop these last extra pounds before the wedding. 5.5 weeks = 10 pounds? (hopeful, wishful thinking.)
On that note, I'm looking to buy a bike this week so I can start exercising.
So! I'm sort of on a low carb diet but with fruit included. That's pretty similar to, what... South Beach? All I know is I'm doing salads with tons of veggies, tuna fish, that kind of thing. :)
I've been perusing some positive affirmation tumblr sites recently. There are a ton of self-love / body-love websites out there, and I just LOVE it. I have spent a few days just clicking through pages and saving the things I like the most (when I have time or am eating or something.)
Here are a few of my favorites right now:
They also have images of women / bodies to encourage / show how beautiful everyone is. I saved a few of the bodies that just made me go, "WOW." I'm kind of in love with this woman:
And... then it happened. I clicked through some more pages, and came upon... my own body. Myself. My body self from 2009, from the Exposed Movement.
It has 178 hearts below it. That's comments and re-blogs. I found it re-blogged all through Tumblr, with positive things to say, and even more re-blogging. Wow, just wow. What an amazing feeling that this image with my body and my thoughts could help promote positive body image. It's just wonderful. So, I should start with my own self, eh?
In other news, I did a tiny bit of shopping today. I've been really working on my self image, and wearing skirts / dresses / feeling cute more often. Ironically, I'm getting compliments and getting hit on more, which always is a boost for my self esteem.
I got this skirt today on clearance from Anthropologie (size 10). Friggin' HAD to have it. The detail is ridiculously cute!
And I got this cute dress. I think these two pieces will be nice for our 2nd engagement session coming up on August 1st. They are both just the slightest bit tight (the dress around my rib cage,) and the skirt slightly around my bootie, but it's not the worst. I may even lose another pound or two by the time 8/1 rolls around.