Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend Recap

Hi folks!!  Hope you all had a Hoppy Easter!! 

Yes, that is the kind of mood I'm in on this fabulous Monday morning.  Wanna know why?  It's because I finally got my sh*t together and didn't sabotage myself over the weekend.  I lost 3.6 pounds this week.  Can I get a "what, what"??  5 to go for my Olympic Challenge. 

My mom is doing NutriSystem and working so freaking hard.  I watched her make good choices all weekend and struggle to lose ANYTHING AT ALL.  I don't know if her metabolism is just so super slow or what, but she does everything she is supposed to do in a week barely loses anything.  I was so inspired because honestly, all I have to do is be reasonable and take away some of the treats/snacks.  My workouts help, of course, but by making a few better choices over the weekend, I actually lost.  And I lost A LOT.  Now, I know I won't lose that every week.  But there is no reason for me not to make these small choices to get to my goal when my mom is struggling to maintain.  I can and I will do this.

You know that since my mom was in town that I went shopping, right?  I bought several new things, so I wanted to share a couple with you.  Please note the patented Laura Belle pose.  :)  I don't think the dress photographed nearly as good as it looked.  When I put it on, I just had the biggest smile all over my face.  The shorts outfit just felt fun!  I bought a lot of color blocking things like the orange shorts, hot pink burmudas, purple carpis & red jeans, then bright tanks and T-shirts in opposing colors to make it all pop.  I LOVE me some bright colors.

Saturday evening we went to see the Hunger Games.  I loved the books and I thought the movie was very good!  Sunday, we had Easter Mass and then went to brunch.  In addition to my parents and me, BFF, Lizard, BFF's uncle's family and another friend and her family all joined us.  There were 12 of us and it was delightful! 

Today my parents are heading back to Florida.  I can't tell you how blessed I am to have such amazing and caring parents.  They are fun and I enjoy being around them.  Not everybody has that and I know how lucky I am!!

Gotta get to work!



Anonymous said...

Love the orange shorts!

FitBy40 said...

OMG, I love LOVE LOVE that dress. Adorable. And, who woulda' thought that we'd ever even consider wearing horizontal stripes, right?!
Glad you had a great visit and an awesome loss. You rock!
Sexy legs by the way.

Jessica said...

Glad you had a good Easter!! Love the dress!

Darlin1 said...

You look great in shorts....GOOD FOR YOU!!


Andrea said...

LOVE the outfits! Glad you had a good Easter weekend with your friends and family!

Will I see you at group tonight?

Stephanie M. said...

Woo! Congrats on the loss. I can totally relate to working your butt off for almost no results.

Rachel said...

You look fantastic!!!

Barbara said...

You look fantastic.. absolutely adorable outfits and yes the pose suits you to a T.

Glad you had such a wonderful loss. you go girl!

Maria said...

You are a superstar! Totally cute outfits too ;) You better bring that shirt to Chicago because I'm borrowing it! LOL