Slow Go

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Today is the first day of “Dump Your Pump”, a health & weight-loss challenge my work is encouraging it’s employees to join. I did join, even though I would have preferred this challenge to have started weeks ago, BEFORE my wedding, but still.

I have been known to be a person always armed with a plethora of projects and goals, and I have also been known for my snail-like pace at getting things done. Sometime this works to my advantage, I secretly adore the shocked look on the face of someone close to me when they discover I actually accomplished something I set out to do, be it months, or years ago.

My determination to finish school came at a surprise when I finally got my ass in gear sometime back in 2009; actually setting a wedding date was an even bigger one after being engaged to Kyle for 5+ years. The smaller things are what really shock Kyle at times, like learning how to jar food after spontaneously picking up a jarring book at Costco. Or teaching myself little crafts like making wreaths and random decorations for the wedding, better yet, planning the entire wedding.

Maintaining a healthy weight and cooking healthy meals is something I can do, with a lot of determination, but it helps to have a place to check into each week (work). So yeah, I guess my days of sitting in front of the TV, stuffing my face with triscuts, cream cheese, & BBQ sauce are over (yeah, I am gross but that is a delicious combination, even if it eventually makes me sick). WORD.

Details
Dress-Modcloth
Jacket,Belt, Sweater,& Purse-Thrifted
Shoes-Payless
Scarf-Target
Necklace-F21

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  1. I love your jacket! It's such a great color. I am so happy that it is Fall - bring on the leather and the boots!

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  2. You look fabulous! The outfit is so colorful and creative. And your hair is perfect!

    Love your attitude and determination. You'll go far with those.

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  3. It is hard, but yes, you can do it! We've been slowly making some healthy changes in the last year or so and it's made a huge difference!

    The color combination you have on is so fantastic! I love the jacket and your cute shoes. You just look adorable!

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  4. I think you have noticeably changed over the past year alone with looking healthy through living more healthy. I will say though, triscuits with bbq sauce and cream cheese sounds good to me. haha. Really. I'd eat it. It reminds me of this type of dip I make with chilli, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese that I'd eat with tostitos.
    You look wonderful and I congratulate you on your hard work.
    +Victoria+

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  5. Ooh, you can do it! Cooking healthy meals every night is actually super fun, but it's the snacking in between that gets me. Sob. Anyway, LOVE the outfit -- such a pretty color scheme, and those shoes are gorgeous! xx

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  6. wow its really nice to see you achieve your goals :)

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  7. Hey luv, you look so terribly cute!

    I like that you are doing the decorations for your wedding (my family did the ones for my wedding), and the 'dump ur pump' idea sounds great too!

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  8. hello sara cut and dyed his hair was beautiful and always well dressed you look beautiful

    kisses rose jp

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  9. Wow. I love your company. We have zumba on weekends in the office but I don't get to join since I work on weekends.

    I try to live a healthy lifestyle too and I'm spending more time in the kitchen now. I am so glad for whoever invented cookbooks! Swear!

    Love your bag and dress, btw. =)

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  10. I love that your workplace is promoting healthy living - such a fabulous idea for the start of a new season!

    You look beautiful, Sara; I'm seriously digging the color of your jacket!! :)

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  11. Layers, layers, layers, yay layers!

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  12. Awesome shoes and scarf. I love that line "Dump your Pump"!

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  13. Such an incredible dress and I love the way you spiced it up, too!

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  14. i love how incredibly colorful your outfit is! you have such a great taste.
    I know how you feel about having lots of goals and projects! I get the exact same reaction from loved ones so don't fret hehe.

    i'm so so proud of you with your health and weight journey/lifestyle change. you have stuck to it and you are just so amazingly inspiring. i fell off of the bandwagon almost completely, but I think i'm finally getting myself back on track.

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  15. Your jacket looks like the one Rose wore in Season 4! :O

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Talk nerdy to me.