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Hi! I'm Shanticka. My blog is about any and everything that I want it to be. Me, my family, work, personal style, friends, etc. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know me. Live, in living color.

11.10.2013

The Skin I'm In...

I hope you guys enjoyed your weekend. For those of us who work a 9 to 5 from Mon-Fri, tomorrow it's back to the rat race for another fun week of work. Yay *insert sarcasm*!!

Winter has come for us in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". And even though it didn't stick, we've actually gotten some snow! That may be a surprise to you (depending on where you're from), but it doesn't surprise me at all. Pretty much, any time after September, we expect it. lol!

It was such a nice Fall afternoon, that I decided to step out and take a few pics! I'm giving myself and my daughter a huge pat on the back for this, because it's been a struggle. My bathroom "selfies" have been off the chain on IG because of how my schedule has been. Are you following me on Instagram (@TickaNascha)?? If not, you're really missing out. Well, you're not really missing anything, but you should follow me anyway. Capeesh? Now on to the OOTD.





The dress that I'm wearing was given to me by Sis-Inlaw. She's a rockstar with her weight-loss and gave me a bag of items that she could no longer fit. One of the items I chose was this dress, knowing full well that I could not fit it. It was just too cute to pass up! I tried it on later on that evening, which confirmed what I knew to be true. There's a little bit of stretch in the material, but I couldn't get it past my hips/butt!! At that time, I hadn't really started my health journey, but I knew it was coming. This dress became somewhat of a goal for me.


Fast forward to now… I forgot all about it. I was looking for something to wear to work, complaining as usual about having nothing to wear, and this dress jumped out at me. Literally. It fell off of the hanger. I stared at it, and went back and forth on if I should try it on or not. Even though I know I'd been consistent in the gym (still got some work to do on my eating habits), I didn't see myself as being able to fit into the dress. I didn't want to be disappointed. Long story short, I tried it on, and... WAH-LAH!! It fit!! I haven't stepped on a scale in months, but once I was able to pull this dress down over my hips and it didn't cut off my circulation, I knew a few changes had taken place.



This served as a reminder for me. A reminder to continue to work towards my goals. Just because I don't see change everyday, doesn't mean that it isn't present. I'm going to keep going, and keep loving me along the way. This is why I rock =)




Blazer - Target
Dress - The Limited
Shoes - Urbanog.com

18 comments:

  1. You look amazing! Great dress...love it!

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  2. I co sign with Candyce! You really do look amazing! I need those shoes though! They are PERFECT with the dress and having a couple of drinks with the girls...or shoot just doing stuff by myself! They are awesome and so is the whole outfit!

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  3. Whitney 'Nic' James11/11/13, 5:13 AM

    You are doing a great job. Such an inspiration! Love the dress too!


    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  4. Pretty... Keep up the good work!!!

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  5. Yaaaay, gone gurl!!! You look great, keep it up because your hard work is showing!!!

    My struggle isn't eating, I do fine with that it's working out. I joined the gym at work again and have only been able to go about 3 times in the last almost 2 months. Having to get home in the evenings (wife and mommy duties call) and people in my car pool have to get home so it has made it hard to go to the gym at work. I can't go before work because I have to drop my son off at school and I have to catch my car pool in the morning. So I have to do it at home in the evenings.

    Now this is where it get's a little hard lol, when I get home my body wants to cook, shower, eat and relax. My son and husband (when he get's off work) want dinner ready so in the middle of my workouts I am having to pause and check on dinner so it makes it a little hard to get a really really good calorie/fat burning workout in. But I do what I can right now in hopes that I get the chance to either get a treadmill at home (I soooo want one) or I'm able to make it to the gym at least 2 days out if the work week and then add in some quick work outs at home couple of days.


    Carsedra McKoy:
    www.embracingtherealme.com
    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  6. foodfashionandflow11/11/13, 8:37 AM

    That dress looks so cute on you and your hair is looking good, but is always looks great!

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  7. Ooooo OK!!!! Sister-N-Law did that! U look absolutely STUNNING!!!! Hubby might have to lock you in the closet and hold you hostage! LOL!!!! J/K - And, yup I'm already following you on IG and errrrthang else!!!! HAAAA!!!! Keep up the good work and continue to motivate!

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  8. Tammie, I really appreciate you. Thank you so much. I'm gonna have to get a few more wears out of the wedges before giving them up though. lol!

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  9. Lynn, don't be trying to have my hubby lock me up! LOL!! Thank you for the compliment though. You know I'm trying hard out here! :)

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  10. Thank you!! I'm so glad that it's finally growing! It seemed to stop for a minute there :/

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  11. Style4Curves11/11/13, 10:43 AM

    and u ROCKED it honey!! You inspire me to keep going I definitely see you looking GOOD honey!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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  12. Girl, you are werking this dress! Keep up the good work, Ticka!

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  13. MISPAPELICOS11/17/13, 1:10 AM

    Fabulous always, my dear Ticka.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  14. Jeimy Hernandez12/6/13, 5:03 PM

    Wow you look amazing loving it from hair to toe omgosh that blue is poppin you go girl!!!

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  15. love this look!!


    www.rcsoatl.com

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  16. Work that dress!!

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