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    Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Fun Finds For Your Spring Closet...

    Feathers are the thing this year, but PLEASE don't go crazy!
    I love how this one was added as accent. Not overpowering at all, but still makes a bold statement.

    Peacock Feather Cardigan - $19.80 - Faith21 -

    Every fashionable girl knows that a wardrobe is never complete without a really fabulous pair of jeans that accentuate all the right angles!

    I love the color of this distressed pair, but some women may find that a darker wash is more slimming. Whatever your preference, be sure to pick a pair the skims the body, is not too tight and not too loose. The right jean should hug the bottom--not choke it, fall on or just slightly above the hip (unless you are 15, please avoid the lower riders), and elongate the leg. A little distress is fine, but too much bleaching or patchiness interrupts the flow of the eye, and will make you look wider. If you need more backside, get a jean that has alot of pocket detail on the rear. If you're attempting to downplay your blessed bootieliciousness, go with a jean that minimizes the pocket or eliminates it all together.

    Daring Distressed Jean - $24.99 -

    If you're the slightest bit daring and have a little bit a leg power, you might want to add a mini dress to your arsenal. This one provides a perfect a mount of drape to hide flabby arms and fuller tummies and is well worth the money.

    Roxie Beaded V-Neck Batwing Plus Size Dress in Ivory - $175

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    Cute & Affordable Spring Accessories that EVERYONE can wear...

    My pick!

    Stone Embellished Platform Sandals - $42 -

    Doodle Umbrella - $5.50 -

    Multi Plaid Oblong Scarf - $8.50 - Wet Seal

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    Progress Photos - March 2010 (-103 pounds)

    Yep, that's your friendly blogger, trying on dresses in NYC at Macy's famous flagship store in Herald Square. You can't tell from these photos, but I've been sick for a few days now with a miserable cough/fever combo. I've missed a few cardio sessions as a result, but good news... I'm still losing weight! Not sure how. My appetite has not disappeared at all. In fact, the meds I'm taking actually stimulate appetite. I still manage to do a bit of my weight training routine from bed, and I do get out for the occasional walk, but other than that, no real cardio. It's not often that one drops 2 pounds after eating a steak & cheese sub slathered in mayo, a bucket of chicken noodle soup, and three 32 ounce Gatorades. So hey, I'll take it!

    The black and white paisley print was a roomy size 12 (misses) and the black jewel neck number was a size 14. I still need to do a lot of work to fit into that size 12 (as you can see, I've still got a that pesky back fat and gut thing going on in the profile photo above), but this is a good sign that I might be able to fit into the bikini I bought just in time to kick off the summer season.

    135 here I come. Only 82 more pounds to go now!

    Last weight recorded: 219
    Pounds lost: -2
    New weight recorded: 217

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    Sunday, March 14, 2010
    Lingerie for big gals: Some of my faves...

    Who would have guessed that the folks at Lane Bryant carried bras
    is beautiful as this? Kinda pricey, but well worth the money for a unique look in a large cup. My favorite color and super sexy!

    Pleated Bandau Bra -Lane Bryant- $42

    This is simply one of the cutest lingerie looks out there.
    Quite comfortable for a bustier, and the polka dot thing is so fun!

    Paulina Polkadot Bustier Set - The Burlesque Lingerie Company - $42.99

    I've always loved H&C's eclectic assortment of plus size lingerie, and this very grown-up version of the filly panty makes me feel a bit flirty.

    Rhumba Panty with Garters - Hips & Curves - $24.95


    A Tale of two Yasi's in family photos...

    A still very large (but losing) version of me in June 09....

    This one is of me today (well, two weeks ago) -- 101 Pounds down and counting (March 2010)

    Accomplishments: Slipped into a pants size 14 (albeit snuggly), and went on an audition for a modeling gig with a major national magazine-my first in years. Started Yoga (I'm very flexible!), Taekwon-Do (now 6 weeks in training for my white belt), and can now run a mile in 9'05" flat.

    Last weight recorded: 223
    Pounds lost: -5
    New weight recorded: 219

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