Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life

Getting to goal, one choice at a time …

Not enough hours in the day

I feel like a broken record, but it’s especially true this week. I’m so busy I don’t know when I’ll get time to slow down.

Sad to say today’s Best Body Bootcamp workout didn’t happen. In between doing laundry, washing a sinkful of dishes, packing for my conference, getting a haircut, trying to sneak in a little writing time and putting in a full day at work, taking 45 minutes to an hour for exercise wasn’t feasible.

Lucky for me, there are still three days left in the week. Since I still have three workouts to do, it’s perfect! ;)

I’m also taking heart that I feel bad about skipping my workout. There was a time, not all that long ago, when not moving my body — for days/weeks on end — wouldn’t have fazed me.

An old favorite returned for breakfast.

While I was trying to get everything ready for my departure, I sipped on a homemade Thai iced tea.

It was as delicious as I remembered.

When I had everything packed and ready to go, I headed off to Fantastic Sam’s for a haircut.

It could have been dangerous, considering I went with no real plan for a new ‘do. Last time I did that, I ended up with side-swept bangs that most assuredly did NOT make  me look anything like Reese Witherspoon. (Sad turn of events, that.)

But my stylist, Amy, asked me how much I styled my hair (not much) and what products I use (leave-in conditioner and the occasional ball of mousse).

She ended up trimming off the dead ends, giving me straight bangs and adding a few face-framing layers. The new ‘do looks like this:

No side-swept bangs this time!

I’m quite pleased. Now I just have to decide whether I’m going to have new author photos taken at the conference. They have a photographer offering a great deal — three poses for $20.

I could probably benefit from new shots, since I was close to 40 pounds heavier when last year’s were taken.

Of course, I had the benefit of getting my hair styled and a makeup-counter makeover for that photo. This one would be au naturel. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even pack my makeup, since I don’t wear it very often.

Wow. I have made quite a bit of progress.

I felt like a princess that day — and I still love the photo. But it doesn’t really look much like me. It’s probably time for a new professional shot. iPhone photos won’t cut it on my book jackets, right?

Don’t be surprised if the blog is fairly quiet this weekend. I plan to soak up all the information I can, milking this conference for all it’s worth.

One comment on “Not enough hours in the day

  1. loseitbig
    April 27, 2012

    You are looking good. Have fun at your conference.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on April 27, 2012 by in Day-to-Day, Weight History and tagged , .

Losing weight is easy …

... if you're in a coma, maybe. Most of us have to work at it — every day and every minute. It's not easy to make the right choices, to drink water instead of (diet) soda, pick the grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger or choose to get up and get moving instead of lounging around in bed. After too many months of making the wrong choices under the guise of dabbling with paleo eating, I've re-joined Weight Watchers (online). My choices may no longer be low-carb or Whole30 or paleo, but the concept is the same: I'm still getting closer to my goal weight one choice at a time.

I’m a Diet-To-Go Ambassador

Arlene’s Tweets

Archives

#elf4health Challenge Participant

The Lean Green Bean

#MoveHappy

Better With Veggies

Let’s talk

Have a question, comment or suggestion? Email me at arleneawl@gmail.com

I’m in

Disclaimer

Please note that I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian or fitness expert. I'm merely sharing my experiences with weight loss, cooking and life. This is what works for me. That doesn't mean it will work for you. When it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 617 other followers

%d bloggers like this: