Friday, May 15, 2015

Weigh in Day and Finalized Outfits for Family Photos

Before stepping on the scale this morning, I mentally prepared myself for a large gain. When I stepped on the scale, I was surprised to find that I could actually breathe a sigh of relief.

I only gained .1 lb.! Now imagine if I had stayed on track this week…I probably would have had a nice loss. But you never know.

Stats for the week:

  • Weekly Points Used: All of them and then some 
  • Activity Points Earned: 22
  • Activity Points Used: All of them and then some
  • Total steps: 46,546
  • Weight Loss this Week: +.1
  • Total Weight Loss to Date: –10.3 lbs.

I’m especially happy that I didn’t lose my “10 lbs. lost status”. I haven’t even gotten my pedicure yet!!

This brings up something that I need to work on—when I inevitably mess up sometimes, I need to remember that every healthy choice counts. I don’t need to wait until weigh in day to “start over again” with a clean slate. It’s totally a mind thing and as much as I wanted to keep at it…I kept thinking in the back of my mind, “well, what’s the point? I’ve already messed up this much!”. There is a point—health, and it doesn’t start and stop depending upon a couple of “bad” choices. It all counts.


I was so excited to see that I received the skirt I ordered in the mail today!! I rushed inside to try it on and…”oh no”…I pulled another Alissa.

You see, I routinely make these stupid mistakes. Like accidently ordering the wrong color leaves for the tree decal in the nursery, or buying paint that I thought was gray and it was actually purple, or adding a cup of rosemary and salt to a recipe instead of 1 Tbs. Ok, that one is from long, long ago and was my first cooking experience, but you get the picture.

So what did I do? I gave the wrong measurements for my skirt! 3” too large, to be exact. I tried on the skirt and I literally cannot keep it on me because it’s so huge.

I may tend to make dumb mistakes like this from time to time, but you know what I’m also good at? Fixing problems. Although my sister says that I do not need to try to “fix” everything all of the time, I tend to think that in some ways this is a good quality that I have when it applies to things that do not involve emotional fixing…which is where I have a problem…and I’m working on fixing that one with my counselor…so I guess I just like to fix things. lol

Alright, so I thought…this skirt is just too perfect for the family photos that I’m not going to just give up on it. Better too big than too small. I safety pinned it together and it works. The next time I see my mom, I will see if she can fix it for me.

I really like how it turned out! What do you think? I will need to wear an additional tank underneath to make sure the chevron doesn’t show through my tank. The picture isn’t the greatest because I don’t have a good mirror (it’s old and has this foggy appearance that doesn’t come off of it).

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I bought my tops at Old Navy (both the denim and the tank), and the skirt is from Needle Nook by Marcy on Etsy. The headband is from Hipsy Headbands which I ordered from Amazon Prime (affiliate link).

Here is what baby girl will wear:

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And then I picked up this shirt for hubby at Old Navy. I was in a hurry and when I was leaving I saw a shirt that had all of the colors that we’re wearing…but don’t think I’ll have time to go back and get that one.

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So what do you think?

7 comments:

  1. When we expect it's gonna be a gain it's always great when it's not as bad as we expected (I gained 1/2lb this week - expected 2lb) but it's part of the course. Overall weightloss means much more than a blip. You look fab in the picture and your little Miss is growing so quick! Have a great weekend x

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  2. Yes, too big can be fixed pretty easily!!! WHEW! Love the colors. And I hate that my skirt tops show through my skirts!!! So annoying! That is such a cute pic of Sienna. :) So glad you didn't have a big gain. I know that made you super happy! When I would flop at WW, I would pick a restart day and say "I will allot myself 20 weekly allowance points to last me until WI day." Even though I had already used all 49, it still felt less stressful to get back on track and allow myself a certain amount to continue on with than to conquer mentally staying perfectly within my points each day.

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  3. Nice job.....on overall weight loss and choice of colors/outfits.

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  4. I love the outfit! Almost makes me want to redo our family photos just to have a chance at properly coordinating our outfits ;)

    Surprise maintain/weight loss is always exciting, if not frustrating--I've had weeks where I've been perfect in terms of my eating, but not lose a bit--then I'll go crazy one week and blow my points out of the water, and I'll lose 2 pounds. I've been working on letting it roll though, and just continuing on with improving my habits. I'm glad you got to keep your 10-pound loss! :)

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  5. Love that outfit. You look cute. As does the babe (obviously).

    It's hard to stop making bad decisions once you start. I struggle with that too. "oh well, I've already messed up today, so I'll wait until tomorrow to be good." The struggle is real.

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  6. Oh I just love the colors! You look great and you will all coordinate beautifully :)

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  7. Tried commenting when you first posted but my internet was acting up.
    I love your outfit! The colors are great and it's so flattering on you! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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