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On learning from the movies

Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
-Audrey Hepburn

A little late, but it's still Friday on the West coast! 

Today I had a wedding, so no nanny job, so my day was pretty free. I took Marlo for a 2.65 mile walk, which is quite far for her little bad breathing self. I  tried to turn back a few times, but she wasn't having it, and kept going. Finally I knew she was beat and we had over a mile to go back, so I turned her around. To say she was tired the rest of the day was an understatement!

After my duties at the wedding, I met up with one of my besties, Sarah, who I haven't hung out with in far too long. We caught up for a bit, then headed to the mall for some retail therapy. She was looking for work blouses and some every day clothes, I needed summer basics because I don't fit in any of my old stuff anymore.

Being fit and losing weight has so many awesome perks, like feeling healthy and looking good. Some drawbacks are shrinking out of your wardrobe. Today I mentioned to Sarah that I have been at a plateau of 132lbs for awhile. It got me thinking that a little over a year ago, I was at another plateau of 147lbs. To realize I had lost 15lbs in the last year floored me a bit, and really put my hard earned body into a new light. I am my biggest critic, like most women, and I very easily find faults and flaws, but rarely celebrate myself.  

When I got home from the mall I gave Billy a fashion show of all of my finds, and then started throwing out all the clothes that no longer fit. I got to my bikini drawer, and modeled each one for Billy, who gave me the harsh, but constructive, criticism I needed. "That one makes it look like you're carrying a load...that top makes you look saggy...oh, I like that one, it's cute!" I ended up tossing 4 suits and keeping 2 and a half, and only one is really flattering. I think I have to go shopping again *grin*.

This week I have been trying to love my body more, and really see myself the way Billy does. I still have my trouble areas, but I have goals and a plan to work on them, and I won't hate myself because of them. Or at least I can try! I hope you will join me in celebrating your hard earned wins and your body as is today. 


  1. you definitely need to go shopping again ;) You should be proud because you look fabulous!! You are one of the most beautiful girls/women whichever you prefer to be called I know -both inside and out!

  2. Well done Adrian! You are focusing on fitness which makes the weight loss a fabulous side effect! And last year you hadn't completed a triathlon!

  3. That is awesome that you're body is changing so much, and hey 132 isn't a bad place to plateau, you look amazing and that's a really good and healthy weight. I'm shrinking out of my clothes too but I can't get rid of any of them because I want to have more babies which means getting big and shrinking over and over again for years. But the shopping is fun!

  4. Shopping is the best reward to weightloss!! You totally deserve it!!

    I think I need to go bikini shopping too! My favourite one is starting to get worn- I hate when that happens!

  5. Congratulations on the weight loss! I am a new follower from Mingle Monday. I lost about 10 lbs since August, going from 147 to 137, give or take. I also love to run and cycle. I am hoping to do a triathlon and duathlon this fall. Also my first half marathon. (Check me out: http://www.craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com)


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