Fashion Week, part 1

Last week and weekend marked the spring/summer shows for Kansas City Fashion Week. I went to a few events, as I have the last few season, and there was some really great stuff offered this time around. The designers showed some great stuff, and it’ll be fun to see similar items in the stores come spring.

I was able to wear some new (and smaller) clothes to the KCFW events, and it felt really good! I continue to lose, slowly but surely, and keep the weight off, so I know these clothes will eventually be too big as well, and I CAN’T WAIT!
I went a little out of my comfort zone with a bodycon dress on Wednesday night, for the Runway on the Rooftop show, at the rooftop pool for Kansas City’s One Light Apartments.
It definitely wasn’t something I would’ve worn, or felt like I could’ve worn, even a year ago. And definitely not in 2013 when I started.

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The KCFW shows have changed quite a bit since I started attending, and definitely for the better. They’ve always been good, but they’re so much better now. And the new twist of the rooftop runway show, with the runway set up in the pool. It added a really fun ambiance that made the night really relaxed and exciting.

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A few of the looks from Zafar Boutique in Kansas City

 

Some of the runway showings from The Garment District Kansas City.

Some of the runway showings from The Garment District Kansas City.

 

Down, down, down.

I’ve been stuck at 230 pounds for what feels like forever. I’ve been fluctuating between 230-234 for months, but couldn’t get below 230 pounds, for whatever reason.

Until this morning! This morning I was at 228.8! YEAH!

I finally broke that plane and I’m so excited I could scream. I did a little happy dance in my kitchen this morning (my scale is in my kitchen because that’s the only place with extra room and a flat surface).

I was getting really frustrated and discouraged about whether or not I was never going to break 230, but I knew I needed to just keep up what I was doing, and it would happen eventually. Slow and steady wins the race (or at least remains IN the race). I knew this wasn’t going to be something that happened over night, but it made it awfully hard to stay motivated when I didn’t see the numbers changing.

So today I’m wearing jeans I haven’t worn in quite some time, weighing less than I have in quite some time, and feeling happier than I have in at least a month!

This has provided an excellent (and needed) push to stay motivated while on vacation!

Hey there

So, I’ve started a blog. It isn’t the first time, but now I have something I actually want to share.
Whether or not anyone wants to read about my journey and progress, well, that is to be determined.

I plan to share things I learn about myself and the world while I work (slowly, but surely) toward a healthier Sabrina.

Things you should know about me:

  • I laugh. A lot.
  • I started working out in March 2013.
  • I started changing my eating habits in April 2014.
  • I’ve lost 12 pounds so far, and have at least 65 to go.
  • It is rare to find me in a truly bad mood.

I plan to post measurements (using today as a starting point, as I didn’t take them before I started, though I wish I would have) as I go, both to hold myself accountable and hopefully help at least one other person who is looking to make a change!