Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Killin' It





Jacket: H&M (similar); Top: c/o Style Lately; Skirt: Ann Taylor; Heels: Michael Kors

I don't know if I've shared with you all that I'm on a diet. One of those "uh-oh, my pants feel tight and my outfit photos look... lumpier around the hips" type of diet. The "maybe wine every night is a bad idea" or the "too many brewery tours lately?" realization diet. Actually, maybe it was rediscovering that Portland is a poutine hotspot. Can you say miso and bacon gravy poutine? Or vegetable based gravy and goat cheese curd poutine? Okay, I'm super hungry again.

Anyway, I have finally lost some of the pounds that moving to Portland had packed on (I don't really show weight gain under 10 pounds very much as I'm tall, but I can usually feel it pretty well). Hallelujah. The first time I could actually see that I am looking a bit trimmer was in these photos. The Ann Taylor skirt I am wearing above is awesome, but it definitely shows problem areas in photos in the hip and thigh region. No thanks!

For me dieting consists of cutting out all the snacking in my day. I've stopped going for the bag of chips in the work snack cupboard. And the animal crackers. On top of my lunch. I've also started correctly portioning out my morning cereal (how is 1/2 a cup an actual portion size of cereal?!). And then for dinner, Ben and I have been focusing on leaner meals using tuna, salmon, or simple chicken curries. Of course, we top the night off with actual serving sizes of alcohol (wine is about 4-6 oz. per serving) or skip it altogether. On the weekends, I just eat what I want so that I can still enjoy myself. I have found that designating myself as the driver for brewery or bar expeditions cuts back on everything I imbibe. A natural and safe diet in itself.

Anyway, besides inanimate objects like my lipgloss looking like cheetos and peoples' heads looking like roast chickens ripe for the eating... it's going well! :)

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20 comments

  1. You look very feminine and very fit! Dieting might be the wrong word to use here, because I find all of the diets silly and full of restrictions, so it's all about the portion control, bit of logic and a weekend where you satisfy your munchies and then eat clean throughout the week.

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  2. Ugh, I feel ya - Portland has seriously wreaked havoc on my body! I look back from pictures in Tahoe where I used to work out a lot and eat super clean and I'm like man, I looked awesome haha...but now, there is just too much good food to resist! It's a constant struggle but I'm hoping that Cam and I can get better about cooking more at home and eating fresh produce as the weather warms up and local things are in season at the farmer's market!

    But you look awesome as usual and I feel like we're our own worst critics :)

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  3. I am moving to Portland in a couple weeks (weeee!) but having just visited, can totally understand. The food trucks, the beer. You look amazing and always have, but great going!

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  4. Looking great!!!! And I feel you on the Portland pooch effect!! I think I need a fitness club instead of a book club. :)

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  5. I think the "killin' it" tee is pretty perfect for you right now, with the weight loss and all. You look FABULOUS! I gained some weight moving to Boston, myself- arrrg all the yummy new restaurants haha! But really, you look gorgeous and looove the skirt :)
    -Rach
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  6. I never even noticed the weight gain but congrats on losing it! I judge my weight by how my clothes fit since I don't own a scale. lol. You are killin' it in this outfit! Get it? I know, I'm hilarious! jk lol

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  7. LOVEEE the killin it tee!! You pull it off so well :)

    xx,
    Liz

    www.thewestvillagevoyager.com/

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  8. Love that tee! Love how you paired it with lady like pieces too instead of a jeans and tee.

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  9. So gorgeous! You really are killin it!! ;-)

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  10. i dont see that you needed to loss any weight at all, you look great! and yeah you really are killin it in this outfit!
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  11. Ugh I've ben trying to lose weight too--darn you, bathing suit season. You look amazing in these photos and definitely are "killin it"

    xo Amy
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  12. ah good luck! i find that when i gain a few pounds from some overindulging, just cutting back a little bit helps a lot. i'm sure you'll be back to your old self in no time! and i think you look fab :)

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  13. Good luck! It's soo hard to cut back, but man that feeling when you know you aren't at your best is so rough.

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  14. You definitely don't need to be on a diet. Love this top.

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  15. I'm OBSESSED with this outfit. Love it

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  16. I LOVE your tee! and even though you styled your skirt with a tee this outfit looks so polished! Love it!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  17. tis is a fab outfit, id wear it to work miuns the tee shirt though! im the same when it comes to dieting, just cut back a little. im lucky too being tall, can hide it better
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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