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Summertime Blues

Guys, I’ve gained weight since I moved to Nashville, and it’s starting to stress me out.

In most of my winter clothes, I’m fine. Of course. But, now that I’ve started bringing out all of my summer shorts and t-shirts, I can no longer deny the reality. Things do not fit the way they used to.

I’ve observed about myself that when I’m busy with fun things and friends, I tend to gain weight. Perhaps that’s counter-intuitive but I a) have less time to work out, and b) most hanging out revolves around eating. Being depressed and lonely for two years did have its (one) perk…

So, as I work to get back in my summer clothes, here’s a picture from last summer when I still did fit in them. I’m using it as motivation for myself. Honestly, few things are as motivating as your clothes not fitting (she says as she finished her s’mores frappuccino).

1 - red tee, patterned shortsHave any of y’all gained the Nashville Five (or, you know, the winter/friends equivalent wherever you live)? How are you coping??? Is getting back to my normal size before a wedding in two weeks realistic? Let’s just agree that it is, k? Thanks. xoxo


  1. My advice? Cut out processed carbs and carbonated beverages. A paleo- or whole30-type diet is pretty common these days (and therefore easy to stick to even when dining out!), and I tend to get noticeable results after about a week. Also, avoid added sugars at all costs. Something like a frappuccino tastes light and isn’t filling, but your jaw will hit the floor when you see the calorie count. (Brew some flavored coffee at home and blend it up with almond milk and ice instead! You’ll feel so much better psychologically, even if you don’t see it on the scale.) If you normally eat healthy, you can have frappes or chips or dessert a few times a week without gaining weight, but it wasn’t until I got really strict about cutting that junk out that I started dropping sizes. You might not feel it now, but those caloric indulgences add up and really hold you back! Good luck – I know you’ll look fabulous no matter what. 🙂

    • Sarah_Beth

      May 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Kahryn! You’re right – when I eat a lot more protein and fewer carbs, I definitely see results. It’s just making the new habits (again) that’s the tricky part! hope you’re doing well.

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