Hello Loves. This will probably be one of the most honest and transparent post I’ve posted thus far. So here goes… When I started this Blog over a year ago, I was at a point in my life where I really felt like I needed to take some time off and regroup. I’m naturally a busy person. Someone who always has several things going at the same time. For example, before I started this blog, I ran a successful Vintage Boutique and Designer Consignment Shop & a Private Salon in a separate location from the Boutique & Freelanced as a Makeup & Hair Artist and Educator(Did I mention, I’m also Married and I have 4 Children) I truly have been blessed to have a husband who truly supports me and because of that, I was able to do all those things at the same time, however, I am also a Born Again Christian who knows the importance of God First, Family & Then Career. I know I’m blessed to have something,(things,lol) that I love to do, and I’m truly passionate about Beauty & Fashion, however, because I love it soo much, Its easy for me to get unbalanced and put more and more on my plate, so October, 2013 after prayer and talking with my husband, I made the much needed decision to shut everything down and take a break and prioritize my life! This was one of the HARDEST things for me to do, but I knew in my heart, it was the right thing for my family. This has truly been a much needed rest,(if you can call it that…I’ve been redesigning each room in my home since I’ve been resting….lol) which brings me to my next point. I have gained so much weight that I haven’t been motivated to Blog because I am, well….. FAT AS HECK!! I mean…before my hiatus, I wasn’t happy with my weight, but I was able to still feel like me and dress in a way to camouflage my problem area, we as women all have them! So I was cool with it. But now!!!! I am just a big circle!!! That ain’t cute! Now, for my Disclaimer… you may look at me and say, Girl Bye! Bye Felicia, you are not fat! Or my favorite”Girl You Look Good For 4 Kids”! And I say this to you, I have literally gained 20lbs since December 2013 til now. 20 POUNDS!!! And yes, I know I’m cute or whateva..lol, but I am FAT TO ME!
So what am I going to do about it!
I discovered a while ago that I feel my best self at around 145/155 pounds. I love my curves and don’t want to be a skinny minny, but I do want to get back into a sweater dress(yup I said it..lol) without having to wear 3 spanks and 4 girdles to cinch in my waist to do it.( Disclaimer #2…. if you are over 25, you need on some type of spanks, jiggling booties ain’t where its at,it’s not cute! I digress, lol) So in order for me to get back to my true self, I need to lose around 30 pounds. I plan to change my eating to eat more clean and work out 3 times a week. I know that I need to reset my metabolism, I have a bad habit of eating one or two meals a day, because I don’t want to stop what I’m doing to eat. I am also extremely picky eater. I want what I want and nothing else! I will cook my family meals and not eat, because I just don’t want it. and before you say it…YES I CAN COOK! I’m a great cook, but I like fried, smothered, cheese & I cook relatively healthy for my family. I’m also going to see a nutritionist. I’m thinking about Weight Watcher as well. If anyone has any suggestions, or some things that have worked for you, please leave me a comment.
Thanks in advance for reading this long post!
Jeans, From my old boutique
Shirt, Thrifted J.Crew
Shoes, Old Steve Madden Jeckle Wedges
Jacket, Kenneth Cole, New York ( Brand New from Plato’s Closet)
Bracelets, Vintage, Thrifted(left hand) Henri Bendel right hand( gifted from my children)
Necklace, Chanel, YUP Vintage, Thrifted
Hat, Gifted from my youngest son,( I think from Target)
Hair….From my scalp, colored and styled by MOI(Me)
Makeup, You guessed it…ME ( I don’t have much on, Foundation, Mascara, Gloss)