1/19/2011

Turning The Other Cheek

My right cheek hurt yesterday, but today my left hip, cheek and upper thigh are tight and painful. It's not as bad as it could be, I don't believe I've broken anything. Walking is a bit awful, but I can do it without help or screaming, so I'm pretty sure I'll live. Thanks to everyone who posted well wishes and stories, I think that's the most response I've ever gotten from a post, 11 comments. I am still amazed that people read this and are interested in what I have to say. You guys are the greatest.

I went to the goodwill last night and found this totally adorable yellow sweater. It's a large, which means it fits a bit tighter than most of my other sweaters but I love the color and it makes me smile, and for 1.50 you can't beat the price.
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I am going to find or make a dress with some yellow in it and wear this at Easter. something adorable with a very full skirt and so many bright colors it will make Jeeve's head explode. He wears four colors. Black, Blue, Tan and Gray. When I pull out my red cords and 70's fair isle sweater his eye starts to twitch a little and it makes me laugh.
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Something along these lines.

I took this picture of my weight loss log on calorie count, it's a really cool way to see how far I've come since I started this.
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I couldn't figure a way to import the actual graph so I figured this was almost as good. Randy says I'm making this look easy. I don't know about that but I hope I'm making it look do-able. I think of the decision to change my life as the motivational ending in a movie I saw recently while channel surfing. You know the scene where the shopaholic realizes she can't keep spending and needs to makes a big changes now, so she auctions her crap and pays off her debt. It wasn't easy but it was necessary and it was do-able. I think of this as auctioning off my fat and paying off my debts to myself. What debts?
1.) I owe myself order. I allowed my home to become the garbage heap my body was, full of junk I didn't need. I am now flying and have cleared about a half ton of clutter from my home, and more is leaving every day.
2.) I owe myself movement. I love to move and had forgotten about it. I crave the movement I had been denying myself for so long.
3.) I owe myself respect. I have always felt sort of blah about myself, I'm not awesome looking, or particularly stylish. But that doesn't matter, I'm not what I look like. I'm a friend, mom, daughter, sister and crafty girl who has things to offer the world.
4.) I owe myself happiness. I sort of always felt like I was stuck where I was but that's not so, I am making changes to do things that I love with people I love.
Every time I lose more weight I feel like I'm closer to paying these debts.

What do you owe yourself? Are you going to pay your debts?

11 comments:

Mrs. D said...

I hope your cheek is feeling better fast- my brother messed up his tailbone once and it took a while :( hope that's not what happened!

Love the outfit- too cute! I may need to stop by our local GW or salvation army.. Replacing clothes is getting too expensive!

And what do I owe myself.. I love your list, and I'd add more time with my son. As much work as raising kids is (we love every minute of it, but it IS work!) I deserve to be around to see how he turns out as an adult/husband/father/etc.

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

I'm with you on the yellow. I'm on a mission to add more bright colors to my wardrobe this year. I think Pj has hated what I've bought so far but he'll get used to it eventually. I just finished sewing one of those grosgrain cardigan tutorials- the one with the bee and it is SUPER cute! I'm working on the yellow one with rosettes, but on an aqua cardigan with white rickrack and yellow rosettes. *yay*

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

LOL- just read your comment on my blog! I'd be happy to help! DO you have a pattern yet cause if not, I KNOW that I have several like you described! They call for 4-5 yards of fabric, depending on the dress.

The Ninja said...

I don't have a pattern yet, I would love to see what you've got, and there is a sale this weekend at Joann's, Simplicity for 99 cents, I'm so there on saturday morning.

The Fat Mom said...

I love love love the yellow cardigan! The whole outfit is cuteness!

I wish I could sew. I've been thinking about taking some sewing lessons. It would be awesome to be able to sew a skirt or a cute dress.

What do I owe myself? I owe myself a life that I'm proud to live.

RickGetsFit.ca said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Never had a sore cheek - but I can imagine it's painful. Cheers!

Roxie said...

I love that yellow cardigan! I really have to get in to the Goodwill and check it out.

Glad your heiny is feeling better :)

Stephanie said...

I love the yellow sweater and you look absolutely AMAZING! One hot momma, for sure! ;) Hope your cheek starts feeling better soon. Tell hubby he needs to rub it for you to help it feel better. LOL ;)

Kelly said...

I can't wait til I can find clothes at goodwill!

Cute sweater!

Polar's Mom said...

Love that sweater-you can't beat that price with a stick! I owe myself some satisfaction...but I can't get no... ;-)

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Randy said...

Nice graph! I don't do anything too technical to get mine in there... just a quick "print screen" then paste into MS Paint, then crop and save as a JPG. Easy peasy.

Happy belated birthday by the way! Sorry I totally missed that.. I guess I can thank my head cold for that one. I like the Patron tequila.. Jeeves makes it plain that he is a man of exquisite taste.

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