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My thoughts On My Weight Loss

Three weeks in to Weight Watchers and I’m definitely lighter. According to their scale, I’ve lost 3 pounds in the first two weeks. And my scale at home says it’s more. And I was elated and hopeful until I wasn’t. And here’s what I’m thinking.

We all supposedly have a happiness set point. We can never dip down into depression or sale up into ecstatic oblivion before we settle back to what we believe to be comfortable. I was happy and hopeful and my size 12 pants were fitting. But then I started to look at how not far that really was. And how when I bloated up, I was feeling like I was back to where I was. Because I can be the queen of not going for a while (it’s supposedly a Virgo thing). And if I looked at the scale one day after I’d exorcised I was well below 160 pounds. But then another day I was back up above.

See how we do this to ourselves? We measure our worth by numbers ! Especially when we’re doing a weight loss program that will give us our money back if we lose a specific number, 10 pounds, in two months. I found myself panicking after this weekend’s birthday party. Because we derailed and were just fine with that. And my brain stumbled, so happy that for one day I was free of counting and budgeting what I put in my face. Like the good old days…when I gained this weight. Ahhhh.

Selfie for weight Loss on Shalavee.com

So that is where my brain has bounced just in the last several weeks. Thought I should keep you apprised. I need to keep the faith which of course I will anyway. And no doubt that I will lose this ten pounds. Mark the show off has already lost his. Sigh. Men lose it easier for some reason. And I’m happy for his hope and his personal revelations. I can’t say I’m enjoying the empty tummy feeling I have more often but I’m not panicked I’m gonna die. And the truest theory is that, as a woman, your weight can fluctuate 5 pounds in a week depending on cycles and such. That’s just the way it is. But hey, I’m fitting into my Capri pants too so I’m actually looking forward to breaking out the Summer wear and who knows, this might just be the year for a brand new bathing suit!

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Dig Deep For My Creative Soul

I prefer to live deep. I love thinking and pondering, considering and meditating. That deep kind of thinking that allows me to reach down into the roots of myself, into my creative soul, draw deeply from my intuition and come up quenched and real. As a mother, I get very little of that now. I live shallowly, twitching with the constant stimulus and reactions. This is parenting, and sometimes it feels like post traumatic stress disorder. Especially when there’s no good amount of time away or off.Spring plant thing on Shalavee.com

You get used to what you live. One day at a time sometimes means one minute at a time. Crisis and resolution after crisis and resolution. Living in your everyday is surface living. It’s automatic, task-oriented, short-term, keeping everyone alive kinda choice making. And that just is.

But going into creative mode is where I thrive. There you can expand and follow your thoughts out and away. You cultivate your sparks into fires. You connect with your center, your core finding out where you are and where you are going. A spark can suddenly ignite and you know what the next six months will find you doing. This what is called creative flow.Decorating flow on SHalavee.com

Fits and spurts but don’t give up I tell myself. True, our children are only small for so long and then they leave to go live their lives. It’s feast or famine, expect it. But my soul is roaring, craving the time and depth to dive and seek. Making me feel short and mean sometimes. So I attempt again to cajole my needs out of my life. Harass my husband for some away time with the kids. Say a prayer for my creativity and my children.

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Bang Goes March’s Start

Gonna throw some words and some pictures at you because that’s what I’ve got time and energy for this evening. This has been a long week and so much has happened. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the start of March and it was all Liony.

Wash room on Shalavee.com

The washer went kaputz a week and a half ago. Husband installed new one yesterday, Waaaahooo! See this post for the details.

Fiona and I had to go up to the laundromat to dry a last load of laundry.

Fiona on the folded laundry at Shalavee.com

Fiona got a big girl bed. We spent an exhaustive amount of energy fretting over and thinking about this and now it’s done. She loves it.

Fiona's big girl bed on Shalavee.com

Did I mention the part where you don’t expect the stealth snow.

walking in the snow day on Shalavee.com

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And our Wee Fiona turned three this weekend. Un-freaking-believable. Besides the fact that I was under duress to produce a Disney affiliated Minnie Mouse themed party, GASP, we ended up changing the date from Saturday to Sunday to insure a very special guest,¬†Eamon and Fiona’s first cousin Miss Emma, would be at the party.

glad for cousin Emma on Shalavee.com

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Three cupcake on Shalavee.com

Three cupcake on Shalavee.com

Emma and her cupcake on shalavee.com

Ariel costume on Shalavee.com

balloon fun on Shalavee.com

I was slightly more stressed out about the dryer in the prior week but everything turned out wonderfully. The birthday was a party success. The decorations, the cupcakes, and the food all turned out according to my bigger plan. And fun was had by all !

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