This is my Sunday goin' to meetin' outfit today. The combination red, black, bow and polka dots evoked a slight Minnie Mouse resemblance. I have on a wonderful new pair of oxfords I wish you could see. I picked them up at our grocery store for $11, total bargain. The skirt I bought from Twila Jean. I had let it slip through my fingers previously then when I saw it in her Etsy shop I couldn't let it go again. Here she is modeling, which shows just how perfect it is-and truer color. (I have to admit I debated putting her gorgeous photo up with the one of me.)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
We celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday. Mav and I went with another couple to see the stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, followed by dinner and a V.D. party. The usual suspects were all there; our hosts Team Jessup, Vixen Vintage and the lovely ex-Housewife.
I made this skirt and have decided to make one for each holiday. It was so simple and fun.
It was fun to be out, but two nights out in one week is pushing my limit. Wonderful thing about yesterday was Team Jessup also threw a kids V.D. party earlier in the day, giving my girls a fun place to be while we went to the theatre. Family is a very good thing.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I'll admit Mike Ness has always been the hearthtrob. A lot of my girlfriends have slept with him, ( the 'scene' used to be so small) and I realized early on it meant more not to. (that's what I tell myself j/k) He and I had breakfast together once early in my marriage. Mav was on a trip, it was all innocent and nice-although Mav wasn't very happy. Funny story goes not long after when Ruth was born they made a mistake on her birth certificate and wrote 'Ness' instead of 'Mess'. I like to tease Mav about that. (She's 14 now and he can almost laugh about it!)
I don't go out to shows anymore but I always make an exception for Social D. I have to wonder though, how has he aged so much while I have stayed the same?!
Friday, February 4, 2011
I am pretty sick today and it bums me out because we missed running yesterday and now I am missing it today. Yes, I am back at it! We started last week at the beginning of Couch To 5K. Starting at the beginning after all the hard running work we put in last year can be discouraging, but it is better than not re starting at all.
What happened was I got to the point where, although I wasn't at goal, I was content. My clothes fit fine, maybe even with a bit of room and while I did not feel thin, I also didn't feel fat. It is this happy medium that was the beginning of trouble. "Happy" being a key word. I feel happy and I want to celebrate life with family and friends, which of course means f-o-o-d. So fast forward several months to the present and here you have me feeling miserable, nothing fits and I not only feel fat but the scale reinforces that feeling.
I am 10 pounds heavier than I was the last time I started running. I have been afraid of the scale for months and braved it yesterday and while not surprised, I was disappointed.
I will not share my weight and measurements with you this time. I just can't.
Changes are coming. Exercise is the first step I am taking. I am taking smaller steps toward healthier eating (although I will get there). I debate going back to Weight Watchers. I know it works but wish I could make the changes as lifestyle changes rather than joining a program. One reason is because when I am not part of WW I leave it all behind. It seems separate from my "real life".
Here are a few things I am doing now to get back on track;
Beginning Couch to 5K with the goal of running a 5K at the end of March.
Using the wii fit on non running days
Teaching health and nutrition as part of our homeschool studies to help the girls understand why we need to make better choices and making sure I am modeling this
If you are an arm chair psychologist like myself you will notice above that I associate food with happiness and contentment. I will also need to find a way to work on that. It is so untrue because food actually brings me here to the point I am right now, feeling like crap and dreading digging myself out of it.
I'll keep you posted!