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Monday, December 28, 2009

The Holidays & A New Blog for Shopping & Fun Stuff

Hello my friends! I hope each and every one of you are having a BLESSED and HAPPY Holiday Season! And if Santa comes to your home, I hope he did you right this year! :-)

I hate to say it, but I've almost given up on the exercise until after the holidays. It's just been too crazy around here, I've been out of town a lot, and oh my at the food temptations! I've also had just a wee bit too much wine in the month of December.....and boy can I feel it! :-(

Like I've told you before, I'm not a big New Years resolution person. I have literally failed every single year when making them. Soooo this year, I'm resolving to do the things that make me happy! I'm going to update this blog more often, at least 3-4 times a week. Hopefully this will make me ACCOUNTABLE for what I'm doing (or NOT doing as the case may be!) to get into shape again. Maybe we can all help each other stay on track around here. That would be a good thing!

A bit of exciting news to share. I started a NEW blog - the title is "Shopaholic In Alabama". This blog is all about shopping for designer clothing & accessories, makeup, skin care, etc. It also provides the opportunity to tell you about local businesses in this area that you might not otherwise find or consider. Obviously I'm NOT looking for accountability there.....LOL. Be sure to check it out and sign up to follow. Great timing because right now I have a Lilly Pulitzer giveaway to celebrate the New Year! Believe me, You certainly want a chance to win that gem! Nothing like a little pink and green to brighten up the winter blues! Link HERE to view the blog.

I'm off to have some oral surgery tomorrow.........NOT looking forward to it! Will update again on Wednesday or Thursday, until then......stay STRONG - be HAPPY - and LIVE life! :-) XOXO

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I've Fallen and It's HARD to get up!

Hello Everyone! It's been a while since I posted might wonder what in the world I have been up to??? Well I can tell you this, I have NOT been doing good on my diet and exercise program. :-( I know what you're going to say "well, it's the holiday season" and that is so true! I was trying to at least keep up with my exercise, but I haven't succeeded. Now I'm thinking, well if I can just get through the season without GAINING weight, surely that would be considered a success???

I hate to be one of those "new years resolution" people, because I truly believe resolutions set you up for failure. I don't know about you, but I tend to make them and break them by Jan. 31. However, I have to get back on the plan. My 40th birthday will be here on August 12, 2010.

How are you getting through the holidays? Are you staying on plan and focused? Let me hear about it! Help me get motivated again!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Binging & Purging


Seriously, it's been a long time since I updated here. WHY, you wonder???? I wouldn't even know where to start. LOTS of things have been going on. I got sick. I was sick for 2 weeks. Was taking 5 medications at one time! Then I was diagnosed with migraines - and you guessed it - more meds! Ugh. That part of life is finally beginning to calm down, only about twice a week I have a headache now.

The "Binging" I want to tell you about.........I have been doing some serious shopping. Of course it's the holiday season and that sounds like a good enough excuse, yes? :-) Before you ask, of COURSE some of the items I purchased are gifts. And the others, they're for ME! HA. Probably the worst thing about it, I've managed to do most of this without leaving my pink laptop! I've purchased from Lilly Pulitzer, Sephora, Clinique, Lorac Cosmetics, Ebay, TJ Maxx (in person!), Belk (in person!). I might be leaving something out but if so I can't even remember, oops.

Also in the "binging" category..........THANKSGIVING. Did you eat as much as I did? We had the "traditional" thanksgiving feast - turkey, ham, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, hash brown casserole, corn, rolls, sweet tea. And the desserts - pecan pie (which isn't MY thing but DH and Dad indulged enough for me too!), lemon cake, rum cake (wish I had a piece of that one right now!), cupcakes, etc. A few days of that food and I felt like the stuffed turkey! HA. This week I've been trying hard to get back on a "normal" eating program. No junk food, yogurt and cereal for breakfast, dinner leftovers, salad or a Lean Cuisine for lunch, and a healthy dinner.

In my "purging" process......I have a constant battle with my CLOSET. Me thinks this is possibly related to binging #1 which is shopping, Duh. Anyway, I have been cleaning out and listing some items on Ebay. I have to free up some room around here. I have two closets and they're bursting with "stuff". I'm having to get "creative" about how to store things. If you know someone looking for good stuff, please refer them to my blog and tell them to check my Ebay listings in the bottom right corner. Help a girl out! :-)

I hope you're having a nice holiday season. We've been under a coastal flood warning and have had storms the past 2 days. I'm ready for the sun to come out again!

Happy Holidays!