Okay so long story short… I’m disappointed. This challenge was definitely a challenge for me. I will most likely sound ungrateful but really, I’m not. I am just trying to process and get used to this whole new body I have and writing is how I do that.
Anyways, I had hoped that I would have lost enough weight by now to fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes but that just didn’t happen. I really should NOT complain. The circumstances surrounding my emergency c-section led to my having to take many medications to recover and become healthy again and some of them caused a dramatic weight gain. And just because you know I’m all about keepin’ it real, I’ll just put this out there. At 5″4′ I was 138 lbs when I got pregnant. I was 177 lbs when I delivered. Six weeks later? I was tipping the scale at 201 lbs! Thank you kindly, Prednisone and Inderal.
I have worked hard though at eating right and trying to be more active. Jen nearly killed me with the 30 Day Shred. Over the last 4-6 weeks I have lost over 33 lbs. I am just now below what I weighed when I gave birth.I still have about 40 lbs to go to get to my “normal” weight.
I said all of that to say that I did shop my closet and while I found some great stuff that I had never pieced together before (using Shari’s amazing book), I am unable to wear any of it. I tried. So, I am going to have to buy some clothes after all so that I have something other than maternity clothes to wear to Relevant. Unless of course there are still some clothing companies out there looking for a sponsor!
I did post some pictures of my new outfits but the lighting is really bad because it was raining and I couldn’t get any good sunlight.When I do go out and buy some more clothes… or get a clothes sponsor , then I will post more pictures.
Using Shari’s book: Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad I was able to figure out what colors, styles, and accessories would look best on me. Let me just tell you, Shari rocks! She really knows her stuff. Even though the clothes didn’t fit when I tried them on I was impressed with the drastic difference the colors made on me. My eyes popped, my skin glowed, and I didn’t look as red in the face as I normally do. I also like her tricks for wearing your clothes in such a way that it gives the appearance that you are slimmer than you really are. If you don’t have the book, grab it. It is so worth it for the information you receive. I am actually going to review it soon because it really does deserve its own post and y’all I bought the book myself. This is not an obligation review. After hearing Shari speak about these topics I was hooked so I paid for the book and it exceeded all of my expectations. She goes into make-up, hair, jewelry, body types, swimsuits, sprucing up the “girls” – so much great info and lots of pictures! I even spotted my friend, Marybeth Whalen as one of the models in the book.
So here are my three outfits and some are mix and matched. I could have made even more outfits using just these pieces.
And just so you know that I did try to put them on: (I must love embarrassing myself)
The shirt and jeans did not fit so of course they look crazy and I had to take the photo from the side. I didn’t want to flash anyone. Go ahead, laugh. I do. The medicine probably saved my life but it gave me quite a bit of weight to carry for a while. It really is just my vanity that makes me irritable about it. I am thankful that I had the meds to take. Vanity is fleeing anyway. So girls, let’s get over that, huh? We are all beautiful no matter what color of our hair is, or what the number on our scales says, or the size of our ears. Amen?
So.. what’s in your closet?