Monday, October 28, 2013

{WIWS} Race Day

So, last week, I kept meaning to get WIWS posted....didn't happen.  Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday....and the Sunday before.

Sunday, October 20th
Shirt:  Resale shop
Linen Pants:  Old Navy
Earrings:  Dillards

Sunday, October 27th

Shirt:  Lane Bryant - given to me by a friend
Pants:  Old Navy
Shoes: (not pictured - very sensible Land's End black shoes)
Necklace:  Kohl's

I'm having a hard time picking out outfits now that the cold weather is upon us.  I have lots of pairs of dress pants, but I'm at a weird, in between sizes stage as I (still) struggle to lose the baby weight from that cute 16 m/o.  Right now, I'm in between my bigger and smaller sized pants, so it's kind of clothing limbo that results in this.....

The aftermath of trying on every pair of dress pants I own

I think maybe I need to find some cute Fall/Winter dresses that I can wear with boots and leggings and start giving that style a try....at least until I'm out of pants limbo.

From this weekend, a few pictures of my latest fitness adventure that has resulted in being in between pant sizes for now, a 5K trail run my sisters, a friend and I did this Saturday.

Sweet Pea and I, ready to run

A friend and I waiting to start

The whole gang


Finished!


Notice the parrot eating a cookie, Polly wants a cookie, not a cracker :)

So, the weight struggle still continues.  I've lost a couple pounds, but I measured myself this week and over the last three months, I've lost 15 inches total.  It's always slower than I would like, but my body IS changing.  I'm getting stronger and stronger.  Based on the fluctuations my weight has done up and down the scale the last few months, I'd guess I've probably put on almost 10 lbs of muscle....which makes me feel a little like I started with none, but it's showing me that there ARE results happening.  So maybe I  CAN do this. 

Still praying for another little baby soon, but working hard right now to make it a strong and healthy place for that baby in the meantime.

What I Wore Sunday linkupStop by Fine Linen and Purple for more WIWS.



6 comments:

  1. Ugh! I hate that in between size phase. Maxi skirts might be a good option as well because they are nice and stretchy! I think you look great! And it's so frustrating that muscle has to weigh more than fat. Seems a little unfair! :)

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    1. Definitely frustrating - I picked up some leggings to wear under my dresses for now :)

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  2. You look great Annie! I can definitely tell a difference!

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  3. You two look so cute getting ready for your run! I feel you on the pants not fitting - even when I weigh the same as my pre-pregnancy weight, none of my pants fit right... Skirts have definitely done the trick for me, especially when they have elastic in the back like a bunch from eShakti. Much more forgiving than tailored pants. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks - will have to check it out!

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