Friday, August 24, 2012
I have to admit, I'm having the sort of day where I'm feeling frustrated.
I'm the kind of girl who sets goals. Big goals. If you're going to dream, dream big I say. So, I aspire to lose weight and run a 5K. I aspire to feel comfortable in my own skin. I dare to dream that I will advance professionally and personally.
Today's a hard day because I'm looking at stagnation in the face. I've been in the realm of 204.4 and 204.5 for 10 days now. I've been keeping my calories in check and I've been running further and longer than I ever thought I could. (25 minutes of running! Two miles!) Yet, here I am, and my weight isn't shifting even a little bit. I tell myself that it's better to be sticking where I am than going up, but it doesn't make me any happier - it just makes me wonder at what part in my life do I need to work harder.
I've been working at my company for a little over a year. Long story short I have an issue of perceptions of my attention to detail, work ethic, and organizational skills that go completely against pretty much my own self perception. Things that I am assessed with and I think "How can you have this impression? Does that really even sound like me?"
It's just two blows in one week. It's two things I know I need to work harder at that I almost think I want to curl up and let win.
DragonCon is six days away. I finished up my prototype jacket last night and with a bit more effort I should be able to get it pretty close to where I want it to be. I wrapped up gauntlets last night and still need to finish boot covers.
We're almost over the hill with just one more week to push things out. This weekend I'm going to knock out the bulk. (I hope.)
Keep on sparking, everyone!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Welcome to Thursday and day 5 of my weighing 204.4.
There's a thing about being a woman losing weight that our male counterparts don't get to experience - that one week a month were the scale means absolutely nothing and persmission is given to ignore it while focusing on some amazing non-scale-victories.
My non-scale-victory for this week has already been mentioned: the magically disappearing inches. I sew costumes and often have costumes sewn for me so I need to have accurate measurements taken every so often. Well, inches are going away. Two from my chest, one from my waist, and another two from my hips. I'm liking it, and it just means all of my costumes are going to fit even better.
So, the one marginally disappointing thing this week is that the finish line photos were published from the Liberty Mile. There's that one picture out there on the internet of "What I think I look like when I run / What I actually look like." Well, it's been confirmed, I actually look as ungraceful and uncoordinated as I imagine I do. No big deal, the look on my face says I'll run anybody over that gets between me and that line.
So, onto the topic at the title of my blog - Fashion Model.
DragonCon hosts a lot of different programming at the yearly con - and one of the tracks is costuming. I love to sew and be creative with costuming, so the track is right up my alley. Yesterday there was an all-call out for models. They wanted two average women, one plus, and a male. Well, I volunteered to be their plus. Sent in my measurements and I'm waiting to hear back. It's a fun opportunity because I have the confidence of the sun and love to play dress up. Given the option, would any of you guys be willing to be a 'Fashion Model?' why or why not?
That's about it from over here. Diet and exercise are going well. Yesterday was my day off and I spent it helping my parents pack. Today is C25K Week 6 Run 2. Tonight is more sewing.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
It's been a BUSY past couple of days!
Really, I'm just sewing my heart out. I've finished 3/4 of my Gambit costume and I'm pretty darn happy with how it's come out. I need to pull the armor in by about an inch (hooray!) so that it will sit correctly and finish the jacket. I'm hoping this is the first DragonCon where I don't have to bring any sewing down with me :-P
It's dark and grainy, but you get the idea.
Tonight was the meeting of the FKC, and I'm growing more and more tired of these lessons. People complain about how their weeks went and then complain about how they can't do wht they're supposed to do - and I feel sort of guilty for having had a fantastic week. I ran a race! RAN a RACE. No, aint none of these people going to make me feel bad.
I also ran to FKC today - which was a total of 30 minutes. 2 miles at a 13 minute pace - not so bad! Slowly but surely I'm building up to my 5K distance!
Well, I need to get some sleep, I hope you all are having a great week so far!
And, just for fun, some previous years costumes;
Star Fleet Officer
The Doctor (In the real set!)
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