Versatile Style by Tracey

Zebra Print & Olive

Posted on: March 11, 2015

Today’s outfit is actually not what I planned to wear

and the change is due to my recent weight gain…

Yes, that’s right my olive cargo jogger pants are too tight!  

I am so glad that I began this journey to get back to healthy eating and exercise or this would have felt rotten.

Instead I had the pleasure of saying, ” I am on my way!”  

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How lucky that I purchased a bunch of 3/4 sleeved t-shirts when I first began remaking my wardrobe.

Without this olive one, I wouldn’t have been able to pair the zebra jacket with olive to honor my third look with the Olive, Black and White combination.  

I bought this zebra print jean style jacket a few years ago from Metrostyle and never tire of it. I love pieces like that…

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I was having a bad hair day and gave up and pulled it into a barrette, time for a hair appointment…

I cringed at this picture as I can really see my weight gain here.

It is what it is and I am glad I am on top of it and will have the

pleasure of future photos to compare to this to see my progress…

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I may not have had a good hair day or liked my weight gain, 

but I love my brown lipstick and zebra jacket!  

Dear Readers, as I get back into self-care and not emotional eating, I am mulling over what healthy habits I let go of that allowed me to gain.  I think the most important one is that I stopped writing what I eat. I know for me that it was very beneficial and I never should have stopped. In doing it again these last few days I discovered I like the control I have as I plan my meals for the day and write the Weight Watcher Point Values. I can then see if I have any leftover points for the day and allocate some for snacks , although I prefer zero point fruit as snacks.  

Another BIG MISTAKE I had been making was to not eat lunch and by 3pm I was in

“I need CARBS mode”                    

Getting back to writing what I eat or planning out my day, curbs this issue

and I am thrilled to be back in control so fast.

 NO CARB CRAVINGS AT ALL!  

I tried this recipe for my lunch today, and loved it.. that Laughing Cow Cheese made this dish.. and by the way I did eggs, cheese, mushrooms and onions in my version. 

Gratitude

I am grateful that I didn’t wake up in the middle of the night, however I would prefer not waking up at 6 am either.

I am grateful that I know what I need to do to lose this weight gain, and am committed to doing it… You can’t ever succeed unless you are fully ready…

I am grateful to have support in friends and family. 

I am grateful that even with my early wake up, I was energized and couldn’t stand still waiting at the front door this morning for my friend and walking partner to pick me up..

I am grateful that tomorrow is Bowling Day! We are also going to Cloud9 to jump afterwards and yes, some of us parents are joining in on that FUN!  

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5 Responses to "Zebra Print & Olive"

I LOVE ZEBRA!!! Have never found a denim jacket in zebra…how fun!! I want you to know how much you are encouraging me, I too have slacked on “tracking” Tomorrow shall be a new day! 🙂 You’re doing great! Your postive attitude & God’s help will get us both on track!! 🙂 Have a great evening!

Thank you Gina… I wish I knew where to send you to find a zebra denim, but alas I’ve had mine for a few years now. Glad that my journey is helpful to you. We think as WW Lifetimers that we have this down, but those fundamentals are important…

So true…I know I got to comfortable & then the weight has just started creeping back up! Tracking is sooooo important!

Great job working on reversing your weight gain! I love your positive attitude. Tracking what I eat really helps me a lot too, I just don’t like taking the time to do it.

Yes, it is time consuming, but worth it… now that I’ve started doing it again… I know the true value…Thanks for commenting!

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