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New Year New Me Update…Sticks and Stones

We are now well into the New Year, so I figured I was long overdue for my New Year’s Resolution update.

With wedding plans well underway and only 4 and a half months left to go, my fitness plan has been anything but consistent.  I’ve been trying to get some evening walks in after dinner and even tried a bit of a run for the first time since my car accident.  I was in some pain later that night, and the next morning, but it felt good to run again.  Although I haven’t really lost any more weight since my initial 10 pound loss, I have been able to maintain and not pack any weight back on.

With my wedding day quickly approaching, I’m re-motivated to get back on the workout bandwagon.  While I’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin, regardless of my size, I occasionally have emotional obstacles that come my way.

A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to console an acquaintance about her weight gain from her own car accident.  I told her to not beat herself up about it.  Weight gain seems to be a part of the process with mending from a car accident, and she looks hot anyway!  When I was relating to her by mentioning how I’ve been there, and I myself have also gained weight, she was quick to agree with me and remember how thin “I used to be”.  She said things like… “yes, you used to be quite slim and in amazing shape if I recall”…. “you used to run didn’t you?” … “such a shame you’ve gained so much weight”.

Nothing like words like these to burst a girl’s cute bubble.  I’m sure her intent was not to destroy my self confidence, but it did sting a bit.  However, instead of  letting these words do any kind of  real damage, I’ve decided to let the words motivate me to get organized and again make exercise a priority in my weekly routine.  Wedding dress, here I come!

Have you ever experienced this kind of brutal honesty?  How did you handle it?

Outfit

Tops: Dex & Kersh
Jeans: Cookie Johnson
Scarf: Barefoot Contessa
Shoes: Nine West
Belt: Brave Leather

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Liane Cunningham
    June 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

    When I first started reading this article I thought how beautiful you look!

    I think all of us curvey girls have had words like that said to us at one time or even two, three maybe more. But you have to remember that we are all changing in our age, body and circumstance’s. Personaly I have never seen you happier with your life, your man, and all you have to look forward to. So don’t beat yourself up about it. You are beautiful inside and out and sometimes people speak out of jealousy not true words.

  • Reply
    Natasha
    July 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    You look lovely here!
    I don’t know why anyone would say something like that…you are absolutely beautiful!

    • Reply
      PrairieGirl
      July 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate the <3 🙂

  • Reply
    Liv
    July 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    You look beautiful! I can’t believe someone would say that to you. I guess some people just say whatever first comes into their brains!!! Maybe she felt like she wanted to say something like that so she felt better about herself.

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      PrairieGirl
      July 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Yes, people never cease to amaze me. I like when people are honest, but brutal honesty is just brutal. Thanks for the love Liv!

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    Melissa
    July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I adore these pictures of you. And you also know my thoughts on this topic (maybe because I rambled about it for an hour :p). You really look great any time I’ve seen you. It’s silly when people feel the need to make comments.

    xo

    • Reply
      PrairieGirl
      July 8, 2011 at 1:19 am

      Thanks Melissa! And you never ramble…we just like to make sure we cover every detail when we chat;-)

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