My Wake-Up Call

I’m sure that most people know there are 2 things I  really enjoy (besides my family and working out!!!) – Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 8.25.37 PM

and Happy Hour –

5 O'Clock  Somewhere
5 O’Clock Somewhere

Overall, we try to eat fairly healthy most of the time but I do like my wine and cocktails which usually leads to a salty snack of some sort!

Well……last week Chris and I had a dressy event to go to.  Thursday evening I decided to try on my 2 options.

I put on my first choice dress and IT DIDN’T ZIP!!!

the dress I wore in my sister's wedding (July 2006)
the dress I wore in my sister’s wedding (July 2006)

Umm….it wasn’t a happy time for me!!!  Chris, being the super supportive husband, said it was because I’ve been lifting weights since it is a side zip and it was the top 1/3 that didn’t work. Nice try!!

Thankfully I had another dress that could work – but, it didn’t do much for the roll that is now my stomach!!!Kim & ChrisI sucked it in most of the night but…..

So, I have realized that it is time to make some major changes!!  I can’t possibly work out longer or harder.  My mileage is currently  high (for me) and I know that I need at least one day off most weeks even though my head says “work out anyway!!”

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Now I’m realizing that I have to make some changes:
*  cut out some of the junk (chips, Cheetos…..)
* eliminate happy hour some days
* work on portion control (a huge weakness of mine)
* work on eating plenty of healthy meals – protein heavy!!!

The problem is when I cut down on the amount I eat for dinner then I’m starving within 30 minutes!!!  I guess it will just take a bit of time to readjust (again).

Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 8.55.51 PMHave you ever put on something that you thought for sure would still fit and been completely disappointed when it didn’t?!

Happy Monday!!

Kim

PS – I realize that I’m not really overweight – I’m just not the size that I prefer!!!!

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