Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Operation Red Bikini

Morning loves. I have great news. Holly rigged my blog up to actually allow my comments on others' blogs to be able to be responded to via email. Yes, I am lightyears behind in the blogging game, but thanks to Holly I can communicate with you people now! Thanks Mrs. Clinton Stanfield.

In other news, remember how I wanted to wear an eeny meeny bikini next summer? Well, as my instagram followers now know (sorry for the half dressed woman popping up on your iphones) I decided to step my goal up a notch yesterday.

In the back of my mind, I knew my ultimate goal for the summer was to wear a two piece, with confidence, and no shorts, t shirt or cover up to hide behind. I made some poor decisions that did not align with this goal though. I know how easy it can be to set a goal on the back burner and before you know it, the time is here and you're not any closer. I decided a few days before to buy a bikini. Well stupid me forgets it's November, so on a few shopping trips, no bikinis were in sight. I was playing around on Pinterest working yesterday and came across asos.com. Their bathing suits seemed reasonably priced and they were having a 30 percent off on everything sale. Pair that with free shipping and you got yourself a winner. I searched the site for a while, consulting with my husband via email and Leigh Ann for their opinions.

Just to brag a bit- My husband is amazing. He is so supportive of my weight loss goals and is extremely encouraging. He never hesitates to tell me how good I'm doing and how proud he is of me. He says any bathing suit would look good on me now. Yeah right babe, but thanks anyway!

I decided, with the help of my fashion consultants, on this little number:


A few thoughts:
1-I don't want to be as skinny as the model. Curves are pretty yall!
2-I knew I needed something with support because no matter what weight I'll be, I'll always have the twins.
3- I have always wanted a red bikini!
4-The thing may never even fit. I ordered a size 10 botton (I wear a 12 pants now, but reviews say the bottoms run small) and a 36 DD top. Large twins..what can ya do? I know it'll be too small now but ideally it'll be too big by July. It was hard to decide what to order but I went with my best guess. At my lowest weight on WW (169) I wore a size 10 barely, so I figure at 158ish, a 10 should be okay. It takes alot of poundage for me to go down a size.
 
While this goal seems vain to some, I know alot of you can relate. I just want to feel pretty and not have to cover up with a thousand layers when it's a thousand degrees outside. I remember in high school, weighing 20 pounds less than I do now, I wore a t shirt and shorts to swim on my senior trip in Cancun. All my friends were skinny and tan, and I was chubby and fake baked. It was not a good feeling and I stuck out like a sore thumb. For once, I want to feel good about doing something as normal as wearing a bathing suit confidently. Next year, it'll happen.
My goal is to lose 25 more pounds by July. I think this is reasonable and realistic. I am not hardcore set on the pound amount because I am focused on toning up as well, and I know about muscle weighing more than fat, I just wanted some number to be able to measure.
 
 
Reality really hit me today when I got the email first thing saying my BIKINI had shipped already. Holy smokes. I plan to hang it on my closet door as a reminder. It's already working and I haven't even received it yet! I went to the gym to do some ab work, shoulders and arms this morning when all I really wanted to do was watch Real Housewives and be lazy till work. Let's hope #operationredbikini remains in full affect!


 
 
Oh, one more huge thing. I promise to post a picture in the bikini (if it ever fits properly) on this blog come summer time. No pressure..

29 comments:

  1. I think this is awesome girl!!!! You can do this!

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  2. awesome idea! I have the same goal when we head to FL at the end of April... I am signed up for my first half marathon April 7th so I should be in the best shape of my life! .... I definitely want to be rocking a bikini, just not sure I am brave as you to buy one now! ;)

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  3. Good for you, seriously! It's pretty empowering to put your goals out there for all to see but think how empowering (x 1000) it will be to post that bikini picture!!

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  4. You go girl!! I know you are going to ROCK it!!! So proud of you!!! and you have AMAZING taste because that is the cutest bikini ever!!!

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  5. Bikini goal is not vain! It's fucking bad ass! I have been known to chant "bi-ki-ni, bi-ki-ni, bi-ki-ni, bi-ki-ni..." over and over like a freaking mantra while on the treadmill, or during spin class, or to keep my fatass out of the pantry. You rock that red bikini! xo

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  6. Can we do this goal together? I would love nothing more than to rock a two piece {with thong bottoms-- kinda joking, kinda not}.

    Also... my friend Courtney started this DietBet... Where you pay $20 and whoever loses 4% of their body fat within a month, splits the pot. I signed up for December... I'll post the info to my blog tomorrow. :)

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  7. Can I get in on your operation? Same red bikini and all? I'll come see you in July and we can take Twinie Red Bikini photos together! I'm serious...but I'll get a different red bikini - but I have stretch marks from the kids...that's my whole thinking aorund not wearing a bikini...like a sexy one piece? Haha! Email me and help me find a suit! xoxo

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  8. Girl I completely understand. I had bought one last year when I started my weightloss journey and I hung it right next to my closet for a daily reminder. Everytime I wanted to eat something bad I would go look at the suit and didnt want the bad food any more and when I put it on last summer for the first time in 7 years it felt amazing!! Now Im planning on spending my whole honeymoon in one in May so Im trying to lose the last 15lbs so girl we can do this :) BTW Such a cute suit!! Love it!

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  9. Oh I loooove this idea! except I'm gonna have to be with Darci and just wear a sexy, slutty one piece. birthing twins = no matter how thin I get there will be NO bikinis. Awesome work!!!

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  10. You can do it Kassie! I'm so proud of you!! You can definitely lose 25 lbs by July.

    Great goals!

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  11. You go girl!!! My goal is to be confident in a bikini also. I have always been very critical of myself and i want to feel confident next summer. Thanks for being real!

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  12. Adorable!! I'd love to be in a bikini some day, but after being pregnant that may have to wait until after a tummy tuck lol. You should join in on my holiday weight loss dietbet challenge! Holly is doing it too! Check out www.dietbet.com/journeyofadreamer - $20 buy in and anyone who loses 4% of their starting weight over 4 weeks gets to split the pot! So you can lose weight and win cash!

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  13. Such a good goal!! You are gonna rock that shit if I have to come to LA and make you do squats all the way down your street!

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  14. 25 lbs? you got this! oh and welcome to 2012!

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  15. This is wonderful! I do the same thing. I actually have 2 bikinis I bought before summer thinking I would fit into them, but I haven't :-( I'm back into it and trying to lose about the same amount as you! Good luck!!!!

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  16. I love this idea! I have a bikini I have held on to since early college, wishing one day to fit back in to. Maybe I need to make it something I see everyday as a motivator! You can do it girl!

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  17. I LOVE that bikini - it looks vintage to me, so cute! Good for you for picking a goal and working towards it. I'll be looking to you for more motivation between now and the summer!

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  18. Reminds me f that yogurt commercial where the cute girl eats her little yogurt every day and longingly stares at her yellow polka dot bikini as the seasons change outside her window until BAM she's skinny! I think your plan of eating sensibly and working your butt off will be much more effective. YOU GO!

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  19. You'll be rocking that bikini in no time!!

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  21. I’m Mercy brown by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. Madurai the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I’m so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and always there to answer you question giving you the good advice that you need. his email is maduraitemple@yahoo.com


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  22. I never believed in love spells or magic until I met this spell caster once when i went to see my friend in Indian this year on a business summit. I meant a man who's name is Dr ATILA he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one's gone, lost, misbehaving lover and magic money spell or spell for a good job or luck spell .I'm now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 5 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 7 days when i returned to Canada, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married. I didn't believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is atilahealinghome@yahoo.com

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  24. I’m Mercy brown by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. Madurai the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I’m so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and always there to answer you question giving you the good advice that you need. his email is maduraitemple@yahoo.com

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  26. My Name is TRACY, From New York,USA.I wish to share my testimonies with the
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  28. i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is mrs. Dona Smith from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in December this year on a business summit. i ment a man called dr. ADAGBA.He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com Great ADAGBAi thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you i would have been losted and wasted thank you. please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay.. What a powerful man such as Dr ADAGBA.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com

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  29. i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is mrs. Dona Smith from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in December this year on a business summit. i ment a man called dr. ADAGBA.He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com Great ADAGBAi thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you i would have been losted and wasted thank you. please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay.. What a powerful man such as Dr ADAGBA.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com

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