Cardigan: Jana Kos Fall 2011 Collection
Simply  Vera Top: Kohls
Blue Pant: Coldwater Creek
Shoes: Old Navy

This weekend I decorated for autumn and sure enough….this morning the temps are in the 60s!!  Amazing!  Now, if we can get some rain clouds, then happy days are here again!
I walked out to the incredible feel of cool weather and the smell of burnt wood.  We had a huge fire on our end of town yesterday which was scary, but contained after hours of work by 30 units of fire fighters.  But, the rest of the state is also burning and a immense fire near Bastrop is not contained and taking house after house with it.  Bastrop had a beautiful state park filled with pine trees and reports tell of these gorgeous, dry trees exploding like small bombs.  Our state is so dry.

The air still smells of burnt wood!
 But, on a happier note and in honor of the cool breezes blowing, I wore a look with a hint of autumn in it!  I really love the color and styling of this Jana Kos cardigan…but the Simply Vera blouse from Kohls is what gives it a pop!  The minute I saw this blouse on sale at Kohl’s, I thought of the saffron cardigan.  So, I grabbed it and ran all over the store looking for the color to hold it up against. Finally, I found a similar color and was satisfied that this would work.  This cardigan has seaming in the front and back which provides a fit like no other cardiagan I have tried on.  I love it.

Love the Fit
Other new breezes blowing through my life include beginning Round Two of the HCG Diet.  Unfortunately, I have gained some of the weight back that I lost, but I am confident I can lose it and more with round two.  It starts today.  I spent yesterday cooking in order to be prepared for the week.  I cooked three fresh vegetable dishes and two meats.  I froze most of it, so that it will not stress me to cook when I come home from work in the afternoons.
The first round I lost 28 pounds with really no exercise program.  This time I am ramping up the exercise.  I walked three mornings this past weekend…and tonight I will go to my first ever ZUMBA session.  We will see if I survive.  I really like my new doctor…she has helped me in so many ways and the ZUMBA exercise class is beginning tonight at her office.  Once a week, we will dance around like crazy and work on ABS.  So, I plan for weekends to be walking; Tuesdays ZUMBA; and the other days stretching and weights with Jane Fonda.

Just a little pattern mixing with the bracelet!
We will see how it goes!  I still have cholesterol issues and I really desire to get down to a 12 or 14 misses size.  That is realistic for me…of course I could dream big for a size 10, but I do not think I have ever been a 10 in my life!  So, if I hit a 12, I would be swinging from Hemisphere Plaza downtown!! Hopefully I can buy a new sweater or two for the upcoming cold weather….(it pays to be optimistic!!)

Does anyone else have new plans for Autumn 2011??

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