Floral Dress and Denim Jacket

Floral Dress and Denim Jacket

Floral Dress and Denim Jacket

It’s ironic! I didn’t realize that only after I edited these photos that they were taken in front of a Pilates studio. I rarely pay attention to the surrounding environment when doing photo shoots. My focus is only on the background.

It’s a subliminal sign. It seems trying to remind me of my weight loss journey.  It may sound like a cliché how we talk about trying to lose weight all the time, but it never seems to happen.

After watching closely how many calories I should eat, following the food guide pyramid  and bicycling regularly,  I see no significant result yet. Maybe I’m in my weight plateau right now but I never give up. It’s important that I maintain healthy eating habits right?

Besides trying to lose weight, I love this knee length floral dress. This dress is made of polyester but nowadays polyester is getting a lot comfier and softer.

One thing I like about polyester is the wrinkle free material: resistant to most chemicals, stretching and shrinking, mildew and abrasion. No ironing needed!

On the other hand, the denim jacket is so versatile and sturdy.  This material combo is like a soft elegant woman hugged by a strong cowboy :) -heeeehaaa

I Wore :
Mossimo Dress (thrifted), Level 99 Denim Jacket (thrifted), Wedges (thrifted), Necklace: H&M

 

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    1. Looking great! I like the vintage mood of the pics too.

    2. Belinda says:

      Regarding your comment about weight loss, it could be that you aren’t eliminating the correct amount of calories per day. You need to remove an average of 500 calories per day from your diet. That means to lose 1 lb per week you need to remove 3500 calories per week. Also, if you are removing too many it can work against you because your body will think it’s starving and slow your metabolism. I am not a doctor, a trainer, or a nutritionist, but I am a woman who struggled to lose weight for 4 years. I did my research, applied what I learned, and have lost 59 lbs.

      Another thing that might be going on is that your workout might not be long enough, intense enough, or the best for your body type. I usually have a goal of burning 600 calories in my workout after a doctor recommended that I try to burn a minimum of 600 calories daily. I am 5’5″ and my daily workout is treadmill walking at a 15% grade and 3.2 mph , 40 pushups, and 48 walking lunges (alternated with leg lifts).I made sure to incorporate exercises that build muscle because it is recommended for my body type (mesomorph AKA medium) and an increase in muscle mass helps burn more fat. You can track the intensity of your exercise regimen by checking your recommended heart rate range then tracking that you are in it. Although some people recommend a “fat burning” range, I recommend the “cardio” range because it’s more strenous and heart health is important.

      Another suggestion is to use a food diary app so you can closely track what you’re eating. I use Calorie Counter for Android, it’s kinda buggy but I like the features and forums. I heard Fitness Pal is a good alternative. Documenting my food intake helped me get past a plateau. Above all, be patient because weight loss can be a slow journey and be open to trying different workout combinations if something is not working. Good luck! :0)

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