Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here I Go Again

Ok, here I go again. New Goal: Wear my hair in a bun without worrying about my double chin. Let the weight loss journey begin, again. - Court

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm Bad ( and Good) At Maintaining Things

What can I say? I'm horrible at "maintaining" a blog when life gets busy.

To catch everyone up on things, I'm definitely a pro at "maintaining" my weight. For the past month, I've basically stayed the same. No gains. No losses.

I will say that I can definitely tell a difference in my weight...especially in photos. It's a lovely feeling (even if I'm the only one that can notice it)!

(March 2011 with K. Bradley at my favorite store)

(July 2011 with Ava Kristen Morton wearing something from my favorite store and about 12 pounds lighter)

This is a nice thing to say about myself, but I've got to become more disciplined in my journey to a thinner me.

So how am I going to do this? I think I'll make a list.

1. Eat my Jenny Craig meals more.

2. Order grilled chicken salads or meats and veggies when I eat out.

3. Exercise (with my new Walk It Off DVD).

4. Drink more water.

5. Remind myself that I'll feel much better when I lose this weight.

Soon To Be Thin,


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Your Daily Affirmation

As of 6.14.11, I am at 11.6 pounds. It's a slow process, but it's working!

Maybe the hot weather will help burn calories...or maybe I should just shop more.

I'll give everyone a more detailed update soon, but for now watch this and smile!

I think we could all use some of her positivity!

Soon To Be Thin,


Monday, June 6, 2011

Ups & Downs

"This is the stuff that gets under my skin, but I've got to trust You know exactly what You're doing."

Ups and downs, isn't that the way life goes sometimes?

Two weeks ago, I lost four/tenths of a pound.

One week ago, I gained one pound.

You could call this a plateau, but I simply believe it's a slight lack of self-discipline on my part. I'm working hard to stick with the diet this week, but with luncheons and socials galore it's becoming difficult.

I do think about things before I eat them and I order healthy items from a menu, but I need to work harder. My health and happiness is much more important than bread and french fries.

So what do you do when you've hit a "plateau" or have temptations all around you?

Soon To Be Thin,


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Why not?

An update one night before I weigh again...

Last week I lost two more pounds, bringing my grand total to 11.2 lbs.

I can definitely tell a difference, especially with my clothes. I keep fighting the urge to shop for new jeans & work pants. Maybe I should enjoy the bagginess for a bit, right?

To sum up my adventure so far: I ADORE JENNY CRAIG.

Seriously, if you are interested in becoming a healthier YOU, contact Jenny now (1-800-597-5366) or visit their website to learn more.

Of course, I'm always ready to share my story and advice with you. I know I'm not famous, skinny, or a Jenny representative, but I might be able to help!

Soon To Be Thin,


p.s. This blog post was not paid for by Jenny Craig...haha! This is proof that I truly adore this program and the counselors at JC who encourage me, especially Ms. Brenda!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Put On A Happy Face

I believe I owe everyone an update. Life has been hectic lately & I've been struggling on the diet front.

Last week, I gained 0.6 pounds. That's not much at all, but I definitely don't want it to become a weekly occurrence. It's gotten harder for me to avoid eating out (as it's a social aspect of my life). I do, however, order with my weight loss in mind. Hopefully this will help me move closer to my goals.

We'll see how I do this week. I pray I have the strength and will to continue doing well on Jenny Craig. I truly love it, but I don't want life to get in the way. Of course, my weight loss will make my life better.

Now, I'm going to put on my happy face!

"So you must live as God's obedient children. Don't slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn't know any better then." -- 1 Peter 1:14

Soon To Be Thin,


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ruffle Your Feathers

What's my favorite part of losing weight?


As most of you know, I'm a shop-a-holic. If someone says shopping, I say when? Lately, I've discovered that my clothes are bigger and my waist is smaller. What a wonderful feeling! Although I can't buy new clothes (grad student budget), it's exciting to look for inspiration from magazines & other blogs and recreate it from my current wardrobe.

Doing something as simple as putting a cool shirt over a dress, makes one feel like they are wearing something new. Ten pounds ago, I refrained from being adventurous because my confidence level was low. Now, I simply go for it. I mean why not?

My suggestions for boosting confidence level in a stylish way:

1. Wear a belt, or two. (Target has the best)

2. Put on some heels. (it automatically makes you feel more powerful)

3. Get your hair done (and put some feathers on your head)

4. Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry (Turkoyz, Forever 21 & Anthropologie have the best selection)

5. Find inspiration from your favorite magazine.

I can't wait to shop for a skinny wardrobe, but until then I'll work what I have!

Soon To Be Thin,