Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

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Welcome to Weight Loss Wednesday!!!! ...Which I intend to do every or most Wednesdays for a while. This was a secret for a little while, but I'm terrible at keeping secrets. Truth be told, I think I was just afraid of failing again (I've been at this for, well, most of my teenage/adult life.). What makes this time different? Well, as seen above, it's already working and I've decided this time around I'm not letting my world revolve around losing weight. I'm already beautiful and confident (and I'm not being conceited! I promise!! I just believe in being confident and finding beauty and confidence starting from within), so, it's not so much about that as much as it is a challenge for myself and getting healthy and being able to run a marathon at some point soon! I also have crazy optimism. Like, for serious. Nothing could break my optimism at this point. I refuse to give up!
SO! Thus far I have lost a total of 26 pounds since the end of November! Yay me!  And how I've done it is a combination of running, hiking, giving up sugar and starches (I'm allergic to most of them anyway) and the HCG diet (hcg is pretty controversial, I've found, so I probably won't go into that as much. But I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about it emailed to me :). I'm planning on adding dance classes, and weight training to that list this month as well!
And, hopefully, I can be a source of inspiration and optimism to others who are in the same weight loss boat!!! I know how hard it can be, but I also know how awesome and wonderful it can be :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Resolution Darling.

I don't typically do New Years Resolutions. But I like setting goals. And these are just a few of my goals for this year. There are more that I am working on that are of the business-related and health-related sort. These are some of the fun ones :)

 1. I was better about this in 2012, but I did notice at some points that I was letting my role of Nanny take over my appearance. There is absolutely nothing wrong with yoga pants and hoodies, but  they are not what I want to wear every day of my life. I thoroughly enjoy dressing up. And I intend to dress up every day this year and for the rest of my life. Life is too short to not treat every day like a tea party.

2. Charles Spurgeon was awesome. And his teaching has been such a blessing in my walk with God. "Morning and Evening" are short devotions, one in the morning and one in the evening!

3. I am sorry to say I stopped painting my nails in the middle of 2012... Life is also too short for icky nails.

 4. You never ever know what sorts of amazing things you're going to wish you'd had your camera for. And I have an awesome camera.

5. I tend to eat slightly repetitive and sometimes boring food.

6. Yes!

7. I didn't do this so much last year and I missed some amazing things. I was really super happy with the shows I did go to (Paloma Faith hugged me!!!!!!), but this definitely needs to happen more this year. Starting  with this past Saturday! I saw my friend, Shelley Cardoos, perform in New Bedford. She was awesome and it was so lovely to get out on a Saturday night! And this coming Friday is The Darkness in Boston!

8. This happened a lot in 2012, but definitely needs to happen more in 2013. Camping is one of my favorite things in the whole world.

9. I've started leaving all my money at home! There is really no need for me to bring it everywhere. I just end up buying shoes and feeling guilty.... :)  So, no more debit cards, credit cards or cash unless absolutely needed! Plus, I'm moving this year! I need to save all the money I possibly can!!

10. I feel constantly guilty for not playing more music. I can't totally explain this.... but I feel just awful. SO! Two or more songs a month. That is my plan!

11. I've wanted the same tattoo for a long time now and have just simply been too chicken to get it :) It's time.

12. No more shampoo/conditioner. It's damaging to my hair and unnecessary. If you search "No Poo" on youtube you can find all sorts of ways to do it. I'm going the Baking Soda/ Essential Oil/Vinegar route. And I'm super excited about it! I like knowing what's in the products I use and making sure they're not damaging to my health or the bit of earth I occupy :)

13. I've got some races coming up again this year! Last year was a good start, but this year I'm for serious :)  I'm going to beat my time and continue to push myself.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

You Were Always Singing Along.

Dress: Thrifted 
Cardi: Free People
Tights: Dots
Shoes: F21
Ring: H+M
Pocket Watch: Etsy


This has been stuck in my head for a full week now. I'd be totally sick of it, but it's pretty cute.....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Dress Looks Nice On You

Dress: Hen Feathers (Mebane, NC)
Cardi: Free People
Tights: Dots
Shoes: F21
Necklace: F21

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Season 2

I'm sitting here, eating breakfast, drinking my eighth cup of coffee, and watching the new season of Bunheads. I actually had to pause it, mid-episode to write a mini review and tell all of you how much I'M IN LOVE WITH IT.  I'm working on much more interesting posts, I promise, but oh my goodness folks. Stop what you're doing and go watch this on Hulu, okay?
Also, I have realized as much as I would rather relate to a nice normalish character.... I can relate completely to Truly. She's nuts, and I too have built a full cardboard kitchen at one point in my life. Well, actually, it was a whole town. 
Watch this. It may change your life.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I've Taken Up Wearing Purple.

I think one of my pre-New Years Resolutions is wear purple. I started a few weeks before 2013 and since then I have worn something purple almost every day. I hadn't liked purple for a very long time (A very good friend killed purple for me when we were kiddos. She knows who she is and that I still love her.)! I see now how silly that was.

Dress: Dots
Belt: Dots
Sweater: Target
Shoes: F21
Tights: Dots