Swim suit shopping, I dreaded it. I haven’t bought one in over 10 years, refusing to wear one or set foot in a changing room with :::gasp::: MIRRORS. Nope, no way!

Now having a 3 year old who wants to swim, I can’t say no, and she can’t swim alone so off I went. Swim suit department AND dressing room!

I am still not at my goal but have made some major progress, along with losing over 60 pounds I have been taken off all rx meds, including thyroid medication. What I haven’t gotten over is the chubby girl in the mirror hiding in baggy clothes (because we all now how that fools everybody LOL).

Today I did it. I went into the REGULAR size department and grabbed some suits and found one that not only fits, but one I could look at in the mirror 🙂

Probably seems silly to many but it was a big deal for me. Now I am wearing it in public tomorrow and not even nervous. I still jiggle and have some weight to lose and toning to do but I don’t care, I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of myself.

I’m also going to toss out a bunch of baggy stuff and buy some things that fit. I encourage you all, no matter what size or shape you are, no matter how you think you look, get at least one thing in your closet that fits you, flatters you and makes you feel good about yourself.


getting back on track


Now that routine is getting settled with baby girl and new job, I realize how much I have been neglecting myself and am ready to get back on track. Had my Shakeology for breakfast and did a small workout with granddaughter. She is so cute trying to do squats and push-ups! Dancing with her is serious aerobics, she is exhausting!

Challenging myself to count my veggies and fruits, I eat them but don’t think I have been eating as much as I should lately (although I do constantly finish her apples and bananas). Water is never an issue since I drink tons

Currently I am working an extra couple hours to cover another location, when that position is filled I will take those two hours back for writing time and longer workout time.

Updating my entries online at my tracking site (FREE!) And thanks to being some “magic” age, I will have new numbers to enter when I go get my blood drawn and results from doctor FUN FUN!

Blood pressure has gone up over the last year (imagine that!) but nothing doc is worried about, I just have to track it for a few months and give him results, he expects it to go down now that life is becoming more routine and I am GETTING BACK ON TRACK!

I love trying out new apps for tracking, the above is my favorite for overall goal tracking (weight, measurements, BP, sugars, etc.).  For food tracking I like MyFitnessPal (also free online and smartphone app). Currently trying out Jillian Michaels Slim Down smartphone app as well as P90X smartphone app.

Also updating my to-do list and even set reminders to check my to-do list, yea, I’m bad at that one!