My Journey – Part Five
A sweater like this one is just the right thing for a foggy, rainy day. The grey and yellow brightened up my day nicely and the flowers were just the hint of Spring I needed. I’m having fun with grey combinations – stay tuned for more fun match-ups!
Now more on the journey…
To answer some of your questions, today I’ll talk about the diet portion of my journey. As I mentioned earlier, I started my diet in January of 2012 with a 21 day cleanse. I used the Standard Process program which combined natural supplements with a specific diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and lots of water. I had already eliminated caffeine, aspartame and diet sodas, so I started drinking green tea and using natural sweeteners (Stevia and honey). I also limited my alcohol intake – just for special occasions. I replaced ice cream with frozen yogurt and made smoothies every morning for breakfast (frozen fruit and water, no juice or milk). After the cleanse I stuck to 1200 calories a day, adjusting my calories to compensate for any I burned during exercise. It was a tricky balance, but it paid off. All in all it took about 10 months to lose the 30 pounds. And I can guarantee you every single day was worth it. Now I still adhere to the 1200 calories a day and log everything I eat in the My Fitness Pal app. With continuing my diet and exercise I’ve kept the weight off (at least 25 pounds of it) and feel better than I did in my 40s. Life is good!
Merona grey flowered sweater: Target
Mustard turtleneck knit top: CATO
Jordache denim leggings: Walmart
Bandolino black riding boots: DSW
Have a lovely, healthy day!
If you have a minute, would you swing on over and check out my music site? I’ve added a video and updated the gig calendar with new dates for 2015 http://www.reverbnation.com/loriyeary
Follow me on Twitter! @StyleSavvyDFW
Need more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest Boards! Style Savvy DFW Pinterest
If you’d like to see some of my previous outfits in one place, check out my Facebook page! StyleSavvy DFW Facebook.
I’m a proud member of the women-over-40-blogger-community! Check out my fellow over 40 bloggers for more fashion tips!