James Perse ruched pencil skirt (on sale in size 0 at Shopbop with 20% off – WEAREFAMILY13 – not on sale at Saks, in tie-dye at Revolve, and similar styles at James Perse)
James Perse tank top (n/a)
Demy Lee sweater (sold out)
Rebecca pendant (sent from Forzieri to review, I’m wearing it backwards and shorter)
Gerard Darel bag (sent by Forzieri to review – see my video review here)
I wanted to show you more James Perse ruched-goodness today and wear this ruched pencil skirt since it’s on sale at Shopbop and an additional 20% off with code WEAREFAMILY13 until tomorrow (you knew about that code right? I gave you early access yesterday on Grechen’s Codes ;)) Sadly, the skirt is only in stock in a size 0 (I’m wearing a size 3), but lucky you if you can wear that size! This skirt is amazing, and really easy to wear, although a bit long on my frame, so I generally cinch it up a bit. It’s also high-waisted which is good for hiding a tummy if you have one…
Now, I feel like it’s time for a weight-loss update. Since I started, which was around February 25th, I’ve lost 17 pounds and I still have 35 more to lose to reach my goal weight of 120 lbs. I really thought I’d be further along by now, but overall, I’m pleased with my progress, given that I have started to build in one cheat-meal a week and I did do some cheating in Florida (although compared to my cheat meals on previous diets, these are TAME. I still don’t eat bread or pasta, my cheats are chips and maybe ice cream. Oh, and I did have a fancy drink last night…). I really like what I’m eating now, which is a David Kirsch protein shake for breakfast, a ton-o-spinach salad with either poached chicken or salmon on it for lunch, red peppers and an egg for a snack, and then some meat and tons-o-kale for dinner. For desert, I have a LaCroix sparkling water – there’s not sugar, just “essence” to “flavor” it, but it smells so good it makes me feel like I’m eating something sweet. Oh, and I’ve been bad and pop some sugar-free sour ice-breakers lately if I need a fix.
My hip/butt area has really toned up and shrunk-down a lot, but as you can tell from the picture (hello!!! saddlebags!!!) there’s still work to be done. Although I don’t think those will ever disappear completely – I’m doomed to have saddlebags forever, it’s just the shape of my body, and that’s where I carry my weight. And my thighs are getting bigger I think, because of all the Pure Barre work I’m doing. Actually, I believe that if I wasn’t exercising so much, I would be losing weight faster, so I’m going to go down to only 5 days a week – I can’t cut it out completely; it’s what keeps me sane, but my thighs have definitely bulked up a bit.
How are you doing? Have you tried to lose weight/get healthy since the new year?