Tuesday, May 18, 2010

86 Days and Counting.....

Happy Tuesday, Shopaholics! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to a new week. I've been a little down the past few days, hence my lack of posts. I just haven't felt like there was anything extraordinary to tell you about - and certainly not as exciting as some of my blogger friends out there. Remember, this Shopaholic doesn't live in a major metro area so my life and events tend to be a little simple - beach, time with DH, family and friends. Not necessarily in that order, of course. :-)

Moving on...I was just brave enough to take a look at the calendar and I couldn't believe what I saw! There are 86 days until my 40th birthday! Un.Flippin.Believable. For the record, I do NOT "feel" almost 40. I don't "think" I look almost 40. (If you think I do, just don't tell me, not sure I could handle it this week).

Here's the thing - I promised myself I was going to lose a whole bunch of weight before I turned 40. So far, I've lost 25 pounds but goodness I have a lot to go! So today I have a new goal - hold on tight, 'cause this is huge.

Shopaholic Pledge - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1) In the next 30 days, I will lose 10 pounds. I will keep you updated - but will not be posting weight numbers. Nope, not around these parts.

2) Until I lose those 10 pounds, I.will.not.purchase.one.more.Lilly.Pulitzer.Dress.  Before you think I've lost my mind, notice I didn't mention cosmetics, jewelry, skin care, accessories, etc. I'm not insane over here.

Don't get me wrong, I don't really believe it's important to weigh a certain number on the scale. I've always judged myself by how I felt in my clothes, and what size I wore. However, it's time to bring in the big guns now...and maybe if I won't allow myself to buy clothes, I will finally get (and stay!) serious. Let's be honest - the weight will only get more difficult to lose as I get older. Oy.

Wish me luck! I finished up my movie theatre size box of Raisinets as I wrote this up on Monday night, haha. Now - can I do it!?!?! Stay tuned!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!



20 comments:

  1. Good luck!!! Hoping you can buy your next Lilly dress soon!! I'm cheering you on!!!
    XOXO

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  2. Good Luck! Maybe I will try to join you in this endeavor...I never thought about bribing myself thin before!! And with the Lilly Pulitzer sale on the horizon, I MUST stay motivated!

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  3. Wow, you look amazing for almost 40! I seriously guessed you were at the oldest, 35. Good luck with your goals, and these need to be mine too, especially the first one! :)

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  4. You can do it!!!! Hang in there. :) I'll be thinking of you and cheering you on!!

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  5. You go girl, I am with you all the way!! It just seems like yesterday we were dressing up to for the May-pole at Uncle Herbert's. I miss those days, it was so much fun. I only have 78 days so I will beat you there. Love you.

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  6. You go, girl! I am so proud of you :)

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  7. Good luck, I know you'll do it! You have some perseverance!! :-)

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  8. You totally can do it! Especially with such a great incentive. Too many cute dresses to not follow the goal!! Good luck <3

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  9. I know you can do it, Lori!!! And nothing will motivate like not being able to buy new Lilly clothing.

    PS - You don't look a DAY over 25!

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  10. First of all, you don't look 40 at all. And, secondly I'm certain you can keep your pledge. I highly, HIGHLY recommend P90X. You will come out the other end a diff person, I promise. Good luck Lori! Now, off to order the Lilly Worth Shift in bouquet with that 20% off offer darn it...XXOO

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  11. Just call me the welcome wagon Lori dear. Sometimes 40 sucks, sometimes it doesn't.
    You are gonna be just fine!

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  12. Good luck, you better let Lilly know cause they'll wonder if you died LOL! I know you can do it Lori!!!
    xoxo
    SC

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  13. you can TOTALLY do it. Ugh, in 2 weeks -- from today -- I am, gasp... forty THREE!!!

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  14. Lori - I have the same goal right now! I'm turning 30 in Sept and have.got.to.lose.weight. I've lost 15 and my goal is another 20 before the big 3-0. And I have said the same thing - no more Lillys until then!!! You keep it up girl!!!!

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  15. I need inspiration to loose those 25 pounds too. I had it in March, but lost the gumption!

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  16. of COURSE you can do it. we Bad Ass Bitches can do anything we set our minds to! xoxox

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