Thursday, July 29, 2010
I finally got a good night's rest last night and feel so much better this morning than I have the last few nights. I think I couldn't sleep well the last few nights because I've been pretty stressed about finding a good orthodontist who will address the issues my son has with tongue thrusting. It's been a frustrating experience, but I think we may have a winner now, so we're following through with his spacers and then a few days later his braces next week.
I have become an addict lately and the addiction is .........................................
(Okay this isn't technically make-up, but it's the closest I could find). The Dollar Tree is feeding my addiction with it's enticing $1 make-up by name brand companies such as Revlon, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Sally Hansen, etc. I don't feel too bad because when I bought some cuter than cute nail polish yesterday that my daughter picked out, the cashier told me she had over 100 bottles of nail polish and she was still buying it. No, I'm no-where near that addicted, besides I could find something nicer to spend $100 on than nail polish.
My daughter doesn't wear make-up because she is too young in my opinion, but she's loving the sparkly pink lip gloss and nail polish (she got her first pedicure and manicure with her cousin when my mother kept them for a week at Myrtle Beach) so of course I have to find an economical way for her to have cute nails for the summer. :-) I saw tutorials on You Tube on how to do your nails the way they do at nail salons, so I'm going to give it a try. I'm not a person who is crafty nor do I have any artistic ability whatsoever, but I think the tutorials look pretty easy and are something I can attempt to try.
It's nice mother/daughter time as well so it's going to be fun to do girly things together like that. My daughter is a lot like me in that she doesn't like garish or shocking colors so of course we went with pinks and colors like that although I tried to get her to try the "crazy" colored nail polishes such as the metallic greens, etc. but she gave it a "no way mom" look. I told her she was young and could get away with those looks, but she's too subdued (like me, who it took all the courage I had to get highlights a few months ago, LOL).
The Dollar Tree even has those cool art deco nail polishes with the skinny brush so you can paint on designs on top of your nail polish like they do in the nail salons, so maybe eventually my daughter can do mine as well. :-)
I hate to see when I actually get near my goal weight because if I become this addicted to make-up, can you imagine what will happen when I can fit into cute clothes too?
I'm a very frugal person which I'm sure you realize if you read any of my boring blogs and I'm always looking for a way to save money on quality items. I love Liz Claiborne and other name brand clothes, and have been lucky to find a lot of them at yard sales and thrift stores so I'm not worried about going broke, just worried about not having any room to store them all!!
It's nice though to actually care about my appearance again. I don't think I've really focused on it this much since I was a teenager so I'm having a lot of fun and my husband is noticing it as well and loves that I'm not ignoring myself anymore. I'm happy that I'm not spending mega amounts of money in the process, and kinda mad at myself for taking this long to take time for myself, but it's my fault only. I guess a lot of us wives and mothers do that, always put ourselves at the bottom of the stack and put our energy into taking care of other's needs and wants.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We had a great time at the pool yesterday although it was so hot that the water was very warm, so not quite refreshing but fun regardless.
I didn't realize until I got wet that my bathing suit is really baggy on me. I was afraid I was going to "flash" people because I was constantly adjusting it everytime I got out of the pool after going down the slide or jumping off the diving board. It was very baggy in the front as well as other areas that I hadn't noticed when I tried it on the other day, but being in the water really showed how loose it was.
I commented about it to my friend (the same friend who has not mentioned one word about me losing weight) and she told me it wasn't noticeable, but trust me, it was very noticeable because even my son commented on it. I knew it was not tight on me when I tried it on the other day and didn't fit close like it used to, but didn't expect it to be that loose in the water.
I really don't want to purchase another bathing suit yet because I have another one that was worn when I was at my lowest weight (129) and while I can get it on now, it's not very comfortable so I may be stuck with "baggy" versus "tighty", LOL. The older one is two sizes smaller than the one I wore yesterday so it may be a while before I can fit in it.
Bathing suits are so expensive and I hate to buy one just for this summer if I'm fitting into my older bathing suit next summer, so I'll maybe wear a shirt over it or something to avoid indecent exposure. :-)
I know we got a good bit of exercise yesterday because it was a constant climbing up the steps to the top of the slide, swimming to get out and over and over again so it felt great. I was so exhausted when we got back home and fell asleep pretty fast, but unfortunately woke up in the middle of the night and have been up ever since. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
The kids have a party to go to today at our local library that is in honor of the end of the summer reading. The kids are excited because they get to play Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, etc. as well as other fun things the library has planned.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I feel like a brand new woman after a great night's sleep (finally). Yesterday had me so exhausted not only from the heat and high humidity (it was close to 100 degrees) but of course those female issues that exhaust you add to it.
A group of friends and their kids plan to go swimming at a public pool near me tomorrow if it doesn't rain. To prepare I tried on my bathing suit to make sure it still fit me. It does fit which is a relief in a way because I paid a lot of money for it, but it sure doesn't fit as closely as it used to which is wonderful since even with a bathing suit I can tell my body has changed since losing weight.
There's no chance of my bathing suit coming off, but the shorts I used to wear over it (I have serious saddlebag issues that I'm hoping will be the next area I start to lose as well as my tummy.) fell off me, so they were added to the bags of too baggy clothes that I took to Good Will yesterday.
I went through my closet again and got rid of more items that were too big, out-of-style, or just not very flattering. I deserve clothing that looks flattering to me and since we don't have a huge house, I also have to be picky about what I keep due to storage issues.
I always feel so "naked" in a bathing suit, no matter what my weight, but of course I feel better about it if I'm not looking like a beached whale, LOL. I'm so fair-complected and that on top of spider veins which show up big time on fair skin as well as being blindingly white that I probably reflect the sun and blind people, it's never something I'm comfortable with wearing in public.
My husband keeps encouraging me to look into spider vein removal, but I'm still holding off because I'm sure it's expensive and we have so many bills coming up including potential braces for my son as well as perhaps a new air conditioning unit.
I may do it eventually but I'm always one of those people who has to do research and get a lot of information on something before I make a decision. I hate walking into something completely clueless.
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